|The Story||JP C.D. Archer files
criminal complaints against two Wise County Sheriff's Deputies after he
was not promptly allowed inside a home where a suicide had taken place.
Deputies maintained they were waiting for the scene to be processed
before allowing the JP to come in.
|News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5)||***|
|The Spin||(1) This is getting really
good, (2) you must read the
letter the JP sent to Sheriff David Walker that was mercilessly (and I
do mean mercilessly) reprinted in full in this weekend's Messenger (online version not
available yet), (3) Texas might want to rethink the very odd and
antiquated practice of having JPs perform an on-the-spot
inquest into certain deaths.
|The Story||Some guy from England travels all
the way to Wise County to be an "Old West Cowboy" at a ranch in
Paradise for a week. He was part of a "wild west re-enactment"
group in Britain: "I put me gear on, strap my gun on, [and] go
out with the boys."
|The Spin||His travel agent is still
sitting at her desk, phone lodged in her ear, and mumbling
incoherently: "You want to travel from
England to where? And why?"
|The Story||James Wood Motors and the United
Way team together to raise money. "Kick a football 35 yards into the
the bed of a 2006 GMC half-ton pickup and win the truck. Sound simple
enough?" the Messenger wrote.
|The Spin||The Messenger plasters the arrested
(but not convicted) Allen Smith of
Bridgeport on the front page and takes a shot
at The Spin and the
County Court at Law judge in the same week.
|The Spin||Did you guys hire Nancy Grace
as an editor?
|The Spin||The PUC overrules an
administrative law judge and sends a proposed TXU electrical line north
instead of the business districts of Bridgeport and Decatur.
|The Spin||It's amazing that we are
amazed when a governmental body actually listens.
|The Spin||We have a new winner for the most
candid "Spotlight" on high school athletes with three stellar comments.