|The Story||The Texas Ethics Commission ruled
that all seven members of the Decatur ISD school board violated the
state's Election Code in connection with last year's bond
election. Each were fined $1,000.
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|The Spin||And we thought H.D. Boswell
was just blowing smoke. And the board members contend he was.
|The Story||The fine of the school board
members brought out a couple of Letters to the Editor. Jimmy
Miller Sr. called them "arrogant clowns" while Steve Misner referred to
them as "left-wing liberals".
|The Spin||At least they are paid to be
called names. Uh...wait a second......
|The Story||The Decatur School Board (who
really grabbed headlines this week) agreed to a tax hike which will
cost the "average" homeowner $207 more next year.
|The Spin||That sound you hear is H.D. Boswell reloading.
|The Story||A nurse found dead at the Wise
Regional Health System's east campus earlier this year was ruled an
accidental overdose from "the toxic effects of amphetamine". She had a
prescription for the drug.
|The Spin||It's a bit ironic that for
all of the dangers you hear about amphetamine and methamphetamine that
the only death you hear about comes from legal, not illegal, use.
|The Story||"Repairs to the tune of more that
$78,500 are finally being made to the Wise County Heritage Museum in
Decatur after 30 years of fund raising by the Heritage Society."
|The Spin||In 1974 the campaign was
kicked off with the slogan: "Let's raise $218 per month for the
next 30 years!"