From a story from the Star Telegram about an Intoxication Assault case which caused the amputation of the victim's legs: [Judge] Gallagher sentenced Jose Felix Herrera, 27, to the maximum 10 years in prison for intoxication assault. Herrera must serve at least five years before he is eligible for parole and will be deported to Mexico afterward.
at 10:28 AM
A faithful reader just sent me this pic of unstableness. If this is legit, that's a pic this morning of a guy who decided to ride his four wheeler out onto a shallow but not-so-frozen Eagle Mountain lake in the Newark area. A "rescue" effort involving the Newark Fire Department is ongoing.
at 10:36 AM
Old timers will appreciate this youtube clip of Channel 8 news for 1992. For some reason, the station sends Valari Williams up to Hedley, TX to talk about the weather. Her lips begin to freeze and you can hardly understand her at the end of the 3 1/2 minute clip. Then Chip Moody begins laughing followed by a couple of seconds of Tracy Rowlett giggling at the silliness. My mom still talks about this clip.
at 10:14 AM
Conditions not this bad in Wise County since December, 2o06. Wise County Government Offices open two hours late. Decatur ISD opens on time - Declares county government "letting terrorists win." Developing . . . Edit: In other breaking news, The Today Show just did a segment on not allowing you kids to drink hand sanitizers since they contain over 60% alcohol. (I'm slipping one in my briefcase for a little "pick me up" later.)
at 7:13 AM
And my big ol' belly would be as red as his big ol' belly if I were to get out in the sun right now. Or my blood pressure would make it look that way if I got to frolic with Denise Richards.
at 4:23 PM
At least on TV (in connection with the Boston bomb scare. You can see the hippies behind the "plot" here.) Thanks to tip. Edit: You couldn't buy one of those little guys on EBay, could you? Edit: Someone made a funny. Edit: The guys' press conference after their release from jail was bizarre.
at 1:54 PM
. . . was on the Today Show this morning. This thing has turned into the theater of the bizarre with Matt Lauer asking "Did you use cocaine?" "When did you start?" "Were you out drinking late at night?" "Do you have a sexual addiction?" "Were you abused?" "Was it physical or sexual?"
at 7:42 AM
As I Sit Here . . . wondering how to make money with this stupid site (whether it be The Blog or WiseCounty.com), I thought about Mark Cuban and how he became rich at the time of the inception of the Internet. First, I looked up how Cuban made his fortune when, his company, audionet.com/broadcast.com was purchased by Yahoo in the late 1990s. The figure astounded me. Out of curiosity, I looked up what Google payed for YouTube.com a couple of months ago. Here it is: Google paid $1.65 billion in stock for YouTube.com Yahoo paid Cuban and his partners $5.04 billion in stock for Broadcast.com
at 11:21 PM
The NFL Network is counting down the 20 greatest Super Bowl winners with one hour specials. This stuff is gold because of the behind the scenes stuff - always offered by three of the team's players. Tonight is #5 which is the 1993 Dallas Cowboys. Troy Aikman sang on a country album (awful), Michael Irvin was one minute late for the plane and Jimmy Johnson said "shut the door, we're leaving" (and they did), and Michael tells of girls being in his home after a game which caused him to ask them, "Where are your clothes?" Throw in vintage film footage (Jerry Jones' first press conference saying, "Winning is the name of the game") and this stuff is fascinating.
at 9:24 PM
. . . but for some reason, on "Deal or No Deal", I just saw a guy from UT-Tyler hand Howie Mandel a comatose catfish who then, in turn, handed it to one of the hot chicks. (I know it was comatose otherwise it would have finned the crap out of them.) Edit: About 30 minutes later I blew by the show and they had a female
midget little person as the contestant.
My TV is dishin' out some crazy tonight.
at 8:13 PM
Not that I have an interest in high school proms (insert joke here), but I heard that Bridgeport's prom will be in some Fort Worth hotel this year. Since I really haven't kept up with it, has this been going on for a while? Do other Wise County schools venture off into the Big City as well? I remember Decatur having a prom in north Fort Worth in the early 1990s and I vaguely remember a news story about them trashing the hotel. But I could be wrong. Enlighten me.
at 5:17 PM
As I walked up to the courthouse in the peacefulness of the falling
at 9:18 AM
Ok, that's a shocking headline. But it is also the title to a music video that has been sweeping all over the Internet for the last few weeks.(Well, it's not the title but it's the chorus.) It's slick. It's well produced. The guy can sing. And it's promoted as being sung by "an ex-homosexual pastor." But the real debate is: Is it for real? And the bigger debate is: How shocking is it that we have to debate whether it is real. (The answer to the first question is here. But I suggest you watch it and judge for yourself before clicking on the answer.)
at 8:02 PM
I saw a Fort Worth Police car at the hearing office today that had the words "No Tolerance" painted on the door. (I tried to take a picture but I didn't get close enough - I really didn't want them to go Rodney King on me. ) But I think I'd want a cop to have a little bit of tolerance.
at 3:06 PM