|The Story|| Mark Berube continues in his fight
to have a rollback election based upon his unhappiness with the way the
City of Decatur taxes and spends. Now in the process of collecting 210
signatures for a rollback petition, Berube says "I've had nobody tell
me I was wrong and tell me I shouldn't be doing this."
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|The Spin||And no one showed up to
protest the setting of the tax rate, either. The lack of opinion
is proof of apathy, nothing more.
|The Story||A mayor of the Runaway Bay City
Council uses profanity in a public meeting, and since our mommas told
us not to curse, we'll reproduce the quote here.
|The Spin||The rest of the council
members then voted to wash his mouth out with soap but, in Runaway Bay
style, the proposal died due to an argument over which budget
item would be responsible for the purchase of the soap.
one of the oddest opinion pieces ever printed in the Messenger, Peter Stern of
Driftwood, Texas (who has three, count 'em three, post graduate degrees)
writes that Texas voters should reject every proposed Texas
constitutional amendment on the ballot in November. "In the past, very
few proposals to change the Constitution have been approved by . .
. Texas voters."
|The Spin||Huh? The vast majority of
them always pass. And we were particularly amused at his request to
reject proposition 4 which will give Texas judges the authority to deny
bail for someone who violates a condition of bail they are currently on
- something that judges cannot do now. His reasoning, "There is no need
for legislators to tell judges how to handle this situation, since
judges have more experience."
|The Story||In the biggest "shot across the
bow" we've seen in a while, "Supporters of Wise County EMS" take out
two ads in the Messenger calling for the heads of all the county
commissioners at election time.
|The Spin||The commissioners
immediately announced they had just been kidding about that Careflite
photographer Joe Duty falls down a man hole in a city
|The Spin||And we have the photographic evidence to prove it.