The Spin
A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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For the week ending 11/3/07
This Week's Overall News Theme:  Lawyers, Guns, and Bonds

The Story James Stainton announces his bid for County Attorney.
)News worthiness (1 to 5)
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.
News worthiness **
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.
News worthiness ***
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.
News worthiness *
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 Justin Maness."
News worthiness *
The Spin Paris Junior College plays in the toughest volleyball conference in America? Is that guy related to Phil King?

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