|The Story||As predicted, a fire storm
erupts over the discussion of EMS being privatized with Careflight
taking over emergency services..
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don't think that will happen. It might be a good thing or it might be a
bad thing - who knows. But any politician (i.e. the county
commissioners) fears a
public backlash and every EMS employee who objects to the change will
not go silently into the night. It's just too much of a hot
eight graders in Decatur were taken to the hospital to be checked for
heat exhaustion after working out in the heat. Parents, as expected,
showed up to chew out the school board (making board members again
realize, the job is not worth the trouble).
|The Spin||People either think it can
be blamed on (1) poor judgment on the teachers or (2) a generation of
video gaming of out of shape kids. (The comments
on The Blog were all over the place.) Let's discuss it a town
hall meeting followed by a chicken fried steak dinner.
administrative law judge approves a route for a TXU transmission line
that "will cut through populous and economic centers of the county,
including the new Decatur Industrial park" much to the anger of almost
every local official. The only way to stop it will be legislative
intervention led by local Rep. Phil King and Sen. Craig Estes.
|The Spin||But they must first be
reminded that the do, in fact, represent Wise County.
|The Story||TxDot announces plans for a major
reconstruction of highway 380 from the Wise County Line to the Krum
exist, the reconstruction of 1810 from 287 westward for six miles
is set to begin in the next month, the expansion of 380 between
Decatur and Bridgeport is in high gear, and construction of 114 between
Rhome and the county line continues.
|The Spin||And no one will be able to
afford to drive on the new roads due to gas prices. (Oil futures, at
the time of this writing, are
up $4 a barrel to over $70 a barrel).
|The Spin||The big music companies launch
another wave of lawsuits over alleged illegal music downloading and
named Virginia Burdell of Bridgeport as one of 10 North Texas
|The Spin||"We were tipped off due to
an excessive amount of downloads of two types of music: County and Western. At that point, we
decided to expand our investigation into the boondocks," said a
fictitious press release.