|The Story||Former Decatur animal control
officer Sherry Joe Berend is found to be
in possession of 40 dogs - a violation of her agreement last year with
the government not to file criminal charges for another animal related
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|The Spin||"Thank you law enforcement!" said one of the dogs. "She seems sweet enough but have you ever had to battle 39 other dogs for some Alpo? It was getting so bad that I was about willing to make a break for it to Michael Vick's house."|
|The Story||A branch post office opens in
Decatur at the IGA on the south side of town.
|The Spin||No longer will Decatur residents be burdened by having to occasionally drive a half mile to the main post office.|
|The Story||It's Reunion week in Wise County.
"During the early Reunions, residents reenacted Civil War battles and
politicians gave fiery speeches. The battle reenactments began to slow
down after 1908. That was the year Grady Helm had his arm amputated
after a cannon backfired. The cannon was never used again at the
|The Spin||Now if you'd bring back the cannon
accidents, I'd go to the Reunion. (That and betting on which hole
the rat would run into.)
|The Story||"Hispanic leaders met Thursday, July 5, to discuss the development of a Wise County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce."|
|The Spin||"We will be discussing using pesos
as our official currency. That drives white folks crazy," the
organization said in a fake press release.
|The Story||Chuck Randolph, a Democrat,
announced that he will be running for the state representative position
currently held by Phil King.
|The Spin||"I'm gonna call a coupla hard, pipe-hittin' friends of Tom Craddick, who'll go to work on the homes here with a pair of pliers and a blow torch," King might have said. (Pulp Fiction reference.)|