|The Story||James Stainton announces his bid
for County Attorney.
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|The Spin||Look out! (Singing . . . ) "James Has Got A Gun."|
|The Story||The Texas Rangers are
investigating former Boyd city administrator Mack
Wofford. After a vote of no confidence from the city council a couple
of months ago, he signed
a document acknowledging he
had "improperly advanced" himself $9,050 from the city of Boyd and that
he would begin making restitution.
|The Spin||Now this part is gold: Wofford previously was on probation in the 1990s for theft from his employer and was ordered to perform some community service. He did so: 160 hours for the City of Boyd. (Credit the Messenger on a good story.)|
|The Story||"On Tuesday, District Judge John Fostel of the 271st Judicial District reduced the bond on Betty Ann Monroe, 47, of Decatur from $475,000 to $50,000." This is the very sensitive DWI case that involves injuries to Jackie Murphree.|
|The Spin||At the risk of sounding like I'm sucking up, kudos to Judge Fostel for doing the right thing. A $475,000 bond in a third degree case is unreasonable. And truth be told, $50,000 is probably higher than any other third degree case in the county.|
|The Story||Republican presidential candidate
Mike Huckabee named State Rep. Phil
King (R-Weatherford) to serve as co-chairman of his Texas Leadership
Committee on Oct. 19. "[Huckabee] is running a grass roots campaign and
gaining momentum by going door-to-door," King said.
|The Spin||He's going door to door in a national election? Either King is full of crap or Huckabee is a dumb campaigner. I'll choose the former.|
|The Story||"Mallory Johnson confirmed her
plans on Thursday when she signed a
national letter of intent to play at Paris Junior College next fall.
She is the first Decatur volleyballer to play at the NCAA level on a
scholarship." "'We play in the toughest conference in the country
and Mallory is really going to help us,'" said second-year Paris coach
|The Spin||Paris Junior College plays in the toughest volleyball conference in America? Is that guy related to Phil King?|