|The Story||The price tag for renovating
the old portion of the jail rises to over $100,000. "Showers in
the old jail will require extensive facelifts."
|News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5)||**|
|The Spin||Commissioners will consider
eliminating the multi-setting shower heads that include a deep muscle
|The Story||A "western footwear" company
(they used to be called "boots") is considering relocating to
Decatur and the Economic Development Corporation ("EDC") has already
approved a $200,000 "inventive package" to lure the
firm. But, the EDC would not release the company's name.
|The Spin||In this era of open
government, we stay confused over the generally secretive EDCs.
Especially when those "incentive packages" are funded by taxpayer money
via a 1/2 percent sales tax.
|The Story||Decatur High School promotes its
"personal seat license" for season football games which guarantee the
same seat every year. They cost $9 a year.
|The Spin||That sounds oddly cheap.
(Southlake charges $50). Come on, take advantage of us like a good
government subdivision should.
|The Story||The Decatur School Board votes to
allow Sophomores (in addition to Juniors and Seniors) to leave campus
|The Spin||In other news, everyone else
will avoid FM 51 like the plague which it comes to lunch time.
|The Story||During the special session called by the governor to revamp school education, State Rep. Phil King manages to get the House to pass the object of his oddly obsessive first love: the telecommunications bill which was backed, among others, by corporate behemoth SBC Communications.|
|The Spin||And the sad thing is he
doesn't even pretend to have his priorities straight.
|The Story||"PICK UP MEDALS — If your daughter
was a part of the Decatur girls’ softball league and she missed the
closing ceremony, stop by M and M Truck Conversion to pick up their
medallion. Call (940) 627-8807 for more information."
|The Spin||We've created a new verb:
The "overmedaling" of society.