Excerpt of the story:That night, the five socialized at a farm field and other spots in Wise County before heading to another teen's home to spend the night. She and the other girls lied to their parents about plans for a sleepover and a movie. Instead, they drove with the boys to a convenience store and purchased 48 bottles of beer plus a six-pack. "I had three beers, and I had a Smirnoff," Priscilla said from her grandfather's home in Fort Worth where she is recuperating. They crashed shortly before 4 a.m. near the intersection of County Road 3673 and FM2123. A parent's worse nightmare came true that night. Parents tell their kids not to drink but they do. The conversation parents should have with their kids is don't get in a car with someone who has been drinking. No matter if you have lied to me and you are not where you are suppose to be. Call me on the cell phone and I will come to pick you up. Or if you are too afraid to tell me, say you have been kidnapped and are standing beside the road.We are reading a lot about this story that happened on 16 acres in Wise County in the Dallas/Ft. Worth papers, but little in the local papers.Someone owns the 16 acres and should be held accountable for teens drinking beer on their property.Someone sold beer to minors and should be held responsbile.Wise County will have another liquor election in Precinct 4, so more stores can sell beer. It will just increase the sheriff dept. enforcement of selling to minors.Every teen should hear this story. I'm telling my teenage grandsons the story and telling them, we will come and get them no matter what.
The problem is no matter how much you say it Teens think that it will never happen to them.
Telling your Teen that you will pick them up, no questions asked, works. My teen went to a Rodeo with friends and the driver started drinking. My Son called us and told us to come pick him up. We didn't say a word to him about it. We didn't preach to him or ban the offending friends he did that himself. If you do this parents, you keep your word or they will never trust you again.
I have now raised 3 teenagers to legal drinking age and can attest to the fact that telling them you will come get them will work. Each of my kids did this at least once. The hardest part of this tactic is to keep your mouth shut with the lectures and say thank you for calling me instead.The problem is not that liquor is sold in Wise County. Anyone who wants it will get it somewhere. The problem is that someone is selling it to minors. You would think purchased 48 bottles of beer plus a six-pack would definitely warrant an ID check. Of course, my oldest had a fake ID, so there are ways around that also.Teenagers have been doing this forever. They will keep doing this forever. All we can hope for is the best...and make it through the worst when it happens.....and it will happen.
Has anybody talked to the commissioners about trying to get rid of that curve on FM2123?
There is no blame on 2123. We cannot childproof the world 11:54 a.m.
11:54. It amazes me how many idiots there are in this world in regards to the most straight forward, hit you in the face, situations. Geeeezzzz.
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