|The Story||Wise County's child poverty
level improves to "just" 13.5%.
|News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5)||***|
|The Spin||Isn't it amazing in this
land of Hummers, ranches, $200 purses, $300 IPods, and magnificent
churches that 1 in 10 of child in Wise County lives in poverty?
(By the way, here
are some interesting demographics for Wise County).
|The Story||A Boyd man dies when he crashes
his motorcycle when a skunk "got caught in the wheel" which caused him
to be ejected some 100 feet.
|The Spin|| You wouldn't think that
was possible. Not possible to get stuck in between the spokes. Not
possible to not get sheered in two by the wheel.
|The Story||Disenchanted taxpayer H.D. Boswell
takes out an ad in the Messenger and
comes up with this proposal: "If I were the city and had the Civic
Center money, I would build a pool, not just any pool, but one half as
big as a soccer field and then I would go to Devon and say 'I'll name
this Devon Park if you'll sell me enough propane to heat the pool in
the winter for $1,' Then I would let all Texas know Decatur has the
world's largest heated pool. The cost to swim - a sales receipt from
any local merchant."
|The Spin||That's so crazy that it's
actually a pretty good idea.
|The Spin||Doug Baldwin of Justin writes a
Letter to the Editor that begins "Sheriff David Walker is a disgrace
for a law officer."
|The Spin||And you wonder why
people avoid public service like the plague. (And Walker does a great
job , by the way).
|The Spin||The Attorney General issues and
opinion that says County Court At Law Judge is owed $268,000 in back
pay, but is probably only entitled to around $120,000 if the county
raises a statute of limitations defense, and also points out that the
county is immune from a lawsuit.
|The Spin||There is nothing more
worthless than an Attorney General's opinion. It is always vague and
skirts the issue, takes forever to get issued, and is legally
non-binding so no one really cares what it says.
|The Spin||Wise County experiences a record
turnout for early voting on the proposed Texas Constitutional
|The Spin||Those presidential elections
are boring, but telling gays to get out of Texas in Christian love is a
lot of fun.