|The Story||Thirteen year old Roy Thieme, Jr.
of Paradise was killed in a boating accident in Montague County.
He was being pulled on an inner tube when he was hit by a bass boat
being driven by Monte Lee Barnes, who, amazingly, is the Bowie ISD
|News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5)||****|
|The Spin||Horrible. Simply horrible. I
cannot imagine the emotional pain the Thieme family feels
|The Story||The county commissioners
get into it after they refuse to pay for a "public service ad" by
County Treasurer Pat Younger. The commissioners' claim it was too
political in nature. Younger lashed out at the Commissioners by saying
"I get the gist . . . when commissioners are running for office,
certain roads get fixed. What's the difference?" A few days
later, commissioner Mikel Richardson announced they would discuss the
matter again on Monday's agenda. "Someone is going to ask her for [the
$1,700] back [that the county has already spent on the ads]. I don't
think we can ignore it."
|The Spin||And we just thought the
Thrilla in Manilla was good.
|The Story||Northwest ISD announces that it
will reduce its tax rate by 2 cents and the Rhome City Council agrees
to roll back the city's tax rate by 5 cents.
|The Spin||Is this April 1st?
|The Story||Dr. Elizabeth Rohr's probation
revocation hearing is delayed due to a motion to recuse trial judge
Melton Cude for an alleged improper conversation. Another judge ruled
nothing inappropriate occurred and the hearing will go forward with
|The Spin||The judge is expected to
rule on a new motion entitled "I Really Didn't Mean What I Said About
An Earlier Motion".
|The Story||The Northwest Communities
Partnership heard a blistering attack on the news media, especially the
Dallas Morning News, by
Scott Milder, executive director of the newly
formed Friends of Texas Public Schools.
|The Spin||The newly formed (an odd
named) group needs to learn that you don't pick a fight with an entity
that buys paper by the ton and ink by the gallon.