|The Story||Decatur finally approves a $32.8 million bond package.
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Decatur School Board, exuberant about the bond passage and the
resurgent Eagle football team, immediately began planning for the next
bond election for a domed stadium. "Heck, we're on a roll - I bet we
could pull it off as long as we promise that H.D. Boswell guy an
Planning and Zoning Commission votes to restrict land use around the
Civic Center so as to keep out a "beer barn". Some of the beer
barn proponents were asked in the meeting "about the possibility of
rock haulers stopping off to by a 'six pack' at their business."
|The Spin||"Yeah, we were gonna offer a buck off a six pack for anyone who wanted to risk their CDL."
United Way is about $100,000 short of its goal. "Mattie's Restaurant in
Decatur has agreed to place a collection jar at its cash register . . .
|The Spin||We hope it will be a really big jar.
||Paradise votes to place a green/yellow/red traffic control signal on highway on 114 where a flashing red light currently exists.
|The Spin||And just how long will it be before someone blows through a red light on 114?
|The Story||Wise County moves closer to becoming part of Kay Granger's congressional district.|
look forward to serving Wise County," a press release read. "I've
always seen Decatur listed on the weather map on the news, and I think
those names of 'Cottondale' and 'Boonsville' sound really cute. I plan
on being at the next chili cook off or whatever it is you people do out
there for fun."