The Spin
A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
Normally posted every Sunday before 10:00 p.m. unless I'm lazy.
(Note: To make sure you are receiving the most recent update, hold down the "Shift" key while you click on reload/refresh).
For the week ending 12/08/07
This Week's Overall News Theme:  To Tragic To Be Funny

The Story About 20 residents of the Brookhollow subdivision of Decatur show up at the Planning and Zoning Commission to protest a truck wash going in close to the neighborhood. The P&Z tabled the issue
)News worthiness (1 to 5)
The Spin Translation: Sheesh, this is a volunteer job. We hate getting yelled at.

The Story The $32 million (!!!) highway 380 project between Decatur and Bridgeport is now 180 days overdue.
News worthiness **
The Spin Take your time. We love looking in our rearview mirror for impending doom. It keeps us young.

The Story The Boyd Yellowjackets' quest for a third state championship comes to an end against Cisco.
News worthiness ***
The Spin Billy Joe Tolliver cracks open a bottle of champagne as his rare feat is not duplicated. Wait, or maybe he sheds a tear. Whatever. I just like mentioning Billy Joe Tolliver.

The Story Jana Jones announces she won't seek re-election after two terms as District Attorney. Although her press release did have an interesting reference to "public office" in her future.
News worthiness ****
The Spin The previous DA press release just read, "Screw you guys. I'm goin' home."

The Story Weatherford Mayor Joe Tison announces that he will run against State Rep. Phil King.
News worthiness **
The Spin "We're not really concerned," said a fictitious spokesperson for King. "But we checked with Speaker Tom Craddick and, as he cradled Phil against his bosom, told him 'not to worry. Daddy's here.' So we'll be OK."

See something in the local papers that struck you funny?  Then suggest a topic for The Spin.

View Last week's issue.
Partial Archive List

© 2007 Wise County on the Web. Contents or HTML representation and Graphics are Copyright 2005, and may not be
copied or mirrored without prior written permission.