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6.27.2008

Random Thoughts While Temporarily Connected to The Internets

  • I'm not saying I'm dying because Embarq went out on me, but I'm dying.
  • I told the Star Telegram about the Dr. Grotti case yesterday, and they printed it today. (I bet my 6th ex-wife on that so I guess I get to keep her. Wait.)
  • If you get Confused Head reading Supreme Court opinions, don't worry about it. 95% of the lawyers out there don't understand them (me included most of the time.)
  • That "well regulated militia" language sure did cause a lot of controversy.
  • Saw where they were going to charge the guy that blew through the red light and killed a family of five last Saturday in Plano with manslaughter. (Reckless killing.) It was an accident. A horrible one, but an accident. (And didn't the Tarrant County grand jury this week no bill the kid that killed the Chico family for running a red light?)
  • Video of the day: If you want to see a kid learn to ride a motorcycle and see the most prophetic words ever spoken ("Don't get cocky"), you've got to see this. (Thanks emailer James.)
  • Shout out to Jamie Stone over at Adult Probation who delivered to me a ton of home grown tomatoes. And they are great. (He also dropped off some jalapeƱos but I’m not sure how to cook them.)
  • As big of a star as Madonna is, she could have been even bigger if she had been a tad bit “fan friendly.”
  • I’ve been hearing some nightmare stories about electric bills. I haven’t got my first big one yet.
  • Even though the President has no direct impact on gas prices, the public wants something to be done. And that may be the biggest factor in the November election.
  • I got an AARP letter in the mail the other day with my name on a proposed membership card. I was in a fetal position after that for hours. And that junk mail, by the way, was a mistake. I promise.
  • I get at least five credit card applications in the mail each week. And I feel compelled to tear them up into many pieces before I throw them in the trash.
  • I did some negotiating on a plea bargain via text messaging the other day. That was a first for me.
  • “Baby Mama” is a funny name.
  • Toddlers always seem to like me. Babies don’t.
  • Being a traffic reporter assigned to a helicopter would be a good gig.
  • I can remember my fifth birthday but none before that. We had a treasure hunt in my backyard and my next door neighbor grabbed a shovel and said, “Let’s start digging!” even though there was a box right in front of him with a big “X” on it.
  • I’m five chapters into that Scott McClellan book. I’m extremely disappointed.
  • Replaced a tire, had tires balanced and rotated and my front end aligned yesterday. I hate spending money on stuff that simply places me back in the position I used to be.
  • Does anybody know what that building is that is going up behind The Home Depot at Basswood and I-35 in Fort Worth? It looks like a church. (And Home Depot needs to drop the formal “The” in front of its name.)
  • It looks like every cell phone will have GPS tracking within five years. Teenagers will have to get creative if they want to go somewhere there not supposed to. And the would-be wayward spouse will find his life much more complicated.
  • Understanding that 99% you haven’t watched it, but I saw a scene in the fourth episode of The Wire last night which might have been the greatest television moment ever. And I’m serious.
  • And while waiting on my car, I saw a young mother slap her child’s leg (maybe two or three year’s old) as a discipline measure. It dawned on me I don’t see that as much as I used to and I was kind of bothered by it.
  • I still think about the young black guy that went on the hate filled profanity laced rant after he was arrested for killing the guys in Garland. I Did you know he was 19? If he were 12 we would blame his childhood. Maybe even at 14 or 15. But somehow when a person gets into his late teens he is completely to blame for his actions in our eyes.
  • Ok, away from the Internet. I'm dying here.
Edit: I think I have posted that girl before. Freaky. Edit #2: Getting a couple of posts about John Trice submitting a resignation letter. As with all comments posted on this crazy thing, you should never assume anything is true until confirmed. Edit #3: Uh, edit #2 has been confirmed. You heard it hear first.

200 comments:

Anonymous said...

something else developing: Melinda Reeves is out, but the update didn't tell us that today.

Anonymous said...

there were around 300 parents at aisd meeting. they were as close as you can imagine to a lynch mob by the end of the meeting. there were many tears shed by students and adults. the folks were shocked and stunned by the final 4-3 vote against curtis...heads are sure to roll!! stay tuned...

Anonymous said...

how crazy is it to get rid of a Great coach,teacher and person because he went a little over budget on ? meals for track team on the road after winning a big meet, and here's the best part..this shit supposedly happened in 2006 WTF!!!

Anonymous said...

damn b did u wrek outt?

Anonymous said...

it's on the update

Anonymous said...

that is amazing that his contract was renewed 2 months ago but he did all this in the last 2 years.
trice and chaney have proven their agenda and they will be next.
and SHAME on the school board for backing such a hidden agenda. and the woman who was crying despite voting against, i hope you suffer.

Anonymous said...

The messupper update does not come anywhere near expressing the emotions in that meeting, now there is a major push to get enough signatures to get rid of Trice, Chaney, Holson and Bullard. Alvord people must ban together or else our children, and our community will continue to be the butt of jokes and ridicule, for only we can stop this.

Anonymous said...

I hate it for AISD and the Girls Athletic program. What a shame?

And Trice wants to allow transfer students next year. What an idiot? The girls athletic program is the only attractive thing offered in that shit hole town.

Anonymous said...

let the suffering begin!!

Anonymous said...

and suffer they will!!!

mzchief said...

What a SHOCK! The band of half-wits that hired a douche bag has determined to not allow someone, the douche bag screwed over, to seek recourse.

I hope Coach Enis pushes this issue to the point he burns all of those morons. Perhaps, it will make other school boards, such as BISD, think twice about hiring random douche bags like Trice.

Anonymous said...

10:09 do any of these 4 have any kids in aisd now?? please anyone know?

Anonymous said...

the update is just a brief write up of news. i bet the paper tomorrow has everything you are whining about such us the petition for trice to resign.

but it's over now, lets move on. hopefully curtis will learn from his mistakes. i don't want him to go, but he is.

Anonymous said...

Hey, now! Alvord does have a few good qualities. There is Legend Bank, the post office, feed store, the Hot Skillet, and Brushy Creek Vineyards.

Anonymous said...

10:37 it's not anywhere near over!!!

Anonymous said...

1037 it's so obvious who you are, you should resign now and save yourself a lot of embarrassment and the mistrust of the community, which you already have.

Anonymous said...

Ding dong the witch is gone!!!!

Anonymous said...

No Mam it's not over, not by a long shot, we feel it is you who should be moving on!

Anonymous said...

there is really only 1 bidness in alvoid we need to deal with, that's school bidness!

Anonymous said...

Where are these people from? (Trice,Chaney,Holson,Bullard) Does anybody know anything about any of these peoples background? Please respond if you know.

Anonymous said...

I'll bet the small gang at alvord surely felt overwhelmed by the unbelievable turnout and show of support for coach enis. I've never seen anything like that in over 50 years in wise county. I hope and pray the good lord helps those folks take back their school and the good name Alvord used to have.

mzchief said...

To anonymous 10:37...
Either you are VERY new to Wise County, have not been paying attention or are in complete denial. In Wise County, these types shenanigans are never over. Wounds like this fester and become malignant to the point that the cretins who are responsible for pissing off a large portion of the community will FOREVER be viewed as pariahs. Small town folks do not take kindly to the man screwing over one of their own.

I would bet dollars to dimes, at the first opportunity, the school board and Trice will be replaced. ANYONE who runs for school board on the platform of cleaning up the shady dealings of the current school board will be a GUARANTEED WINNER.

RPM said...

Looks like the Rhome City Council has been replaced by the AISD School Board. (pulls up chair and grabs popcorn)

Anonymous said...

they are nailing him for buying the cross country team lunch back in 2006?.

i smell retaliation


what comes around, goes around

Anonymous said...

11:31 good question!

Anonymous said...

9:35 you are rite it was like a lynch mob,some parents were actually saying "get a rope", i heard that several times and i think folks were dead serious!

Anonymous said...

to mzchief you are 100,000% right on the $$$$. thanx

Anonymous said...

lucky for trice the rail comes right thru the middle of town!!!

Anonymous said...

me luvs me sum discontent and hostility....hillary rotten clinton...

Anonymous said...

I don't have a clue who is right and who is wrong in the Alvord/Enis situation. But I'm wondering.....why is everyone hating on individuals who are volunteering for a job that obviously all the hundreds that are upset didn't "have time" for or didn't want to volunteer. It's not like the fine people of Alvord are paying them thousands for their time and energy and obviously grief now. So....all you people....run for that office! I'm sure at least one or two would gladly hand it over to you right now!....and if they have wronged this man......who put them in office?!?

Jarhead said...

I'll pay for the bulldozer if someone can drive it up to Alvoid and flatten the whole town just so we don't have to listen to this crap anymore.

Just scrap everything and start over with new buildings, new citizens and a new town name. I propose we call it either Barryville, Mzchiefburg, AnObitertown, RandRopolis, SiliconeAlleyton or Jarhead City.

Jarhead City it is. I'll be the mayor and the Double Fake JCISD superintendent. I'll only hire hot teachers who will have sexual encounters with the students. We'll build a new water tower and it'll be the center of our universe. If someone threatens our citizens, then they will be reminded that we are soldiers and will take care of the situation. Our newspaper will be fair and balanced like all of the major media outlets. WordKyle will be appointed editor for life.

Jarhead City will be a Utopian paradise (not to be confused with Paradise, Texas) for all. Gays and lesbians will move there in droves and will be able to marry without fear of repercussions. White pickups will be outlawed. Anyone caught talking on a cell phone will be summarily executed. We'll prohibit rock haulers and water trucks from entering our fair city. Liquor stores will be unregulated. Attorneys will be held in the highest esteem. Everyone will be anonymous. No ID of any sort will ever be required. Small children will be allowed to play with guns. Our highway projects will always be finished on time and under budget. Breast implants and bikinis for female citizens will be mandatory. Parents will be free to duct tape their children to trees. Drugs and alcohol will be involved! And finally, I promise a banjo in every closet and a shocker on every hand. The End. Hey now. Shut up, mzchief. :)

RPM said...

I'm surprised no DFW TV stations have picked up on this. They love a lynch mob.

Anonymous said...

That's what happens when outsiders come in. They don't get it.

Anonymous said...

DISD is full of bad choices also!

Anonymous said...

I know that Curtis is not the only coach that left Alvord this year. Coach Cope left also so there must be big problems in the athletic system.

Anonymous said...

sounds like 4 members of the school board totally went against the wishes of what looked like nearly 100% of the folks. how can this be, who are these 4 board members?

Anonymous said...

alright barry should be bout time fur sum good ole afternoon delite! the good ole friday kind...got to last the whole weekend!!!

Anonymous said...

r we stuck on stupid???????????r wutt...

Anonymous said...

when is the last time you can remember a schoolboard meeting in wise co. that had sheriffs deputies there to protect school administrators..conscienceness of guilt???

Anonymous said...

looks like somebody stirred up a hornets nest up in alvoid!

Anonymous said...

These four board members are
Larry Wilson
Lynn Garrett, widow of Eddie Ray Garrett who is probaly rolling over in his casket.
Stacy Crafton who does not even have a child.
Kerry Clower, enough said!

mzchief said...

Jarhead...
Did you clear your employment requirements, mandatory female enhancements and dress code as well as banjo and shocker benefits with
MRS. Jarhead?....

I thought not, hotshot! *:)

Anonymous said...

what's the matter bullfrog, fly got your tongue?

Anonymous said...

Barry - the best way to cook the jalpeno's is to core them - get all the seeds out, let them soak in ice water for a few hours (it takes the heat out and makes them crisp), stuff them with cream cheese, wrap with bacon (I wrap end to end) stick a toothpick through to hold it all together, then cook 'em on the grill until the bacon is done. DEEEELICIOUS!

Anonymous said...

i hope nobody gets hurt too bad, um humm..

betty boop said...

Hey, Jarhead, what about Betty Booptown? :)

Anonymous said...

Ummmm, jarhead, what about a spider monkey ranch. Gotta have a spider monkey ranch in utopia.

Double fake Bonzo

Anonymous said...

someone asked earlier if any of the four that voted against him had children in school. The answer is NO!! Funny huh??

Anonymous said...

Any kind of physical discipline for a 2-3 old child is retarded. They have no concept of consequence.

Anonymous said...

ALL Alvord Girls Athletes....Boycott the 2008-2009 season.

Do not cheer for the terrible football team, do not run cross country, do not play basketball, and do not run track.

If you are good enough to play in college get your parents to film you running, playing ball, or whatever it is you want to do. Send the colleges your stats and tapes. Play select ball, run select track. You don't have to play varisty ball.

Anonymous said...

The headlines are saying,"Victory For Gun Owners and " " For Gun Rights Activists" I thought the constitution was the winner.

Anonymous said...

This Alvoid town sounds just like that Sodomy and Gonorrhea place we've all read about in the Bible or somethin.

Anonymous said...

Nightmare stories about high electric bills Barry? Now, now, just call Mayor Lambert who is a HUGE fan of Phil, the King, our sanctimonious state representative.

That connection should immediately lower your bill.

Let us pray.

Anonymous said...

what's the deal, 1:55?

Anonymous said...

with the focus elsewhere, no one noticed that Decatur ISD is spinning out of control. All five school administrations will be new to the building. That's something.

Jarhead said...

I like Boopadelphia better. ;)

Anonymous said...

Jarhead!
I'm not going to call you Jarlid this time out of my great respect for your hilarious post. I read it twice and was laughing out loud both times. Too funny. I think I will never call you Jarlid again,..............until you make me mad. Seriously, that was too funny! Thanks for making my Friday afternoon, prior to the delite. See, a little (or a lot) of humor and we all get along.

OK, now - y'all get back to your anger-filled lives, that is unless you choose to go back and laugh at Jarhead's post.

one of the anonymous citizens of Jarhead Land, I mean City.

Anonymous said...

I got tired head reading the liberal weenie judge's dissent but Chief Justice Scalia's opinion was brilliant and even a weenie could understand it. The man is genius. I never did see anyone post their address to let criminals know who had a gun free home.

Anonymous said...

you run out of "hotties"??? I'm pretty sure you have used this pic before!!

Anonymous said...

Jarlip lost me at, gays and lesbians will move there in droves and will be allowed to marry without repurcusion.

Anonymous said...

most times a 4-3 vote means there is information of which you've not been privy to...just saying.

Anonymous said...

The sad thing about the enire situation in Alvord is Trice was smart enough to get a 2 year extension on his contract to a total of 5 years, his cash compensation is 100k per year...so it could cost them up to 500k to buy him out...oh but wait there is more. Texas Education code states that if the buy out is more than 100k they lose the equal amount in State Funding which means it could cost Alvord 1 million to get rid of him. Trice has violated several laws in regards to using school time and resources to campaign for Joe Tyson during the primary election. A letter of reporting from a watch dog group from Austin rerported this to our District Atty Jana Jones, who will probably do nothing. This is a classic example School Politics at the highest level.

Anonymous said...

2:03 - your jalepeno recipe looks great. I'm going to try that.

Now will someone please tell me where I can buy some LOCAL tomatoes. The farmers mkt. has tomatoes from Arkansas and they are no better than the grocery store tomatoes. I love home grown tomatoes and I am willing to pay dearly, just tell me where.

Anonymous said...

4:37 - Chill, quit taking everything so seriously; turn on the sense of humor and you'll have much more fun.
You are so humorless.

Anonymous said...

Last night when the board come out of closed session, the board president came back in the cafeteria grinning like jackass eating cactus, shot a evil grin to Chaney & Bullyard, gave them a wink and proceeded to destroy the towns winning coach!! After all the dust settled and I was riding out of town, I looked through the glass windows to see the mini mafia with oversized wanna be coach and the current DA, sorry AD high fiving and celebrating. Trice and 4 board members, who will not be returning after their term comes up for election should all be run out of town or thrown under the train when it comes by!! rpm, I will call you for the next meeting if you can bring enough popcorn and drinks (cause they keep the soda machine sensored during them meetings) for everyone. And all 300 of us could have used a drink!! See you all at the meeting, and as you can see I am trying to get free popcorn & drinks.. Little Sister

Anonymous said...

Hey, barry, you better shred those credit card applications, or someone else will be filling them out for you.....

Anonymous said...

Boopadelphia - will you have pink and white water towers? I can just imagine the school mascot!

Anonymous said...

sounds like alvord is being run by a bunch of gangsters. can anything be done about these crooks?

Anonymous said...

4:22 - BG HAS run this photo before. The reason?.......well, either she turns him on as the next Mrs. Green, or he had too many non fat Nutri-system meals - that crap can mess up your mind/body, big time!!

:-) - hey Barry, how does it REALLY feel to be almost FIFTY?

Anonymous said...

11:09-
While I agree that it was time for a change, your comment is low class...more of a commentary on you than it is her. Let's concentrate on fostering a positive enviornment for DHS at this point, okay?
-Current DHS Teacher

ggindt said...

to answer your question anon 1:36, there were cops standing in at the board meeting in decatur trying to replace Mrs. Reeves, which failed but seems it doesnt matter anyways because shes leaving on her own..or maybe she was aksed to leave like greever--who BG did no reporting on at all.

Double Fake Gary Gindt

Anonymous said...

Got my first BIG power bill. Broke 5 bills. Of course it includes water and garbage pick up....and sales tax.

Double Fake Eddie Killowatt

Anonymous said...

I will NOT be singing in Alvoid anytime soon.

Double Fake Fat Lady

Anonymous said...

Just thought we should all rejoice together, I just got wind of this and the school board meeting being July 1st @ 7:30 am in High School Cafeteria... Hope to see everyone there... Now we need to clean out our school!!!!!!!!! Lets clean all the crap at once and get it over!!
FYI::::

I know there is probably a better way to let people know about a decision that I have made, but I just wanted everyone to know at the same time. I have had nearly 10 years at Alvord ISD and I could not have chosen a better place to raise the kids and see them through school. You are a tremendous staff of caring people.



I have decided that it would serve the best interest of the children of this district for me to retire. I will be proposing a separation agreement to the school board that will allow me to retire this coming week. If it is accepted, then I will officially retire the end of August.



You will always be in my prayers as you continue doing a great job for our kids. If I can ever be of service, please let me know.



Sincerely,



John Trice

Anonymous said...

Hear ye, Hear ye!!! School board meeting Tuesday 7:30 am, July 1st 2008.... High School Cafeteria... Morning meeting so he don't have to face us farmers, but I guess we got this one sowed up!!! Now we gotta get the rest of his gang!!
FYI EVERYONE READ THIS!!
Subject: school

I know there is probably a better way to let people know about a decision that I have made, but I just wanted everyone to know at the same time. I have had nearly 10 years at Alvord ISD and I could not have chosen a better place to raise the kids and see them through school. You are a tremendous staff of caring people.



I have decided that it would serve the best interest of the children of this district for me to retire. I will be proposing a separation agreement to the school board that will allow me to retire this coming week. If it is accepted, then I will officially retire the end of August.



You will always be in my prayers as you continue doing a great job for our kids. If I can ever be of service, please let me know.



Sincerely,



John Trice

littlesister said...

JUST FYI... Amen, 1 down and 7 to go!!! Let's just clean the whole AISD over the summer and give our kids a fresh start!! Maybe the AD will go and Enis will replace him!
Subject: school

I know there is probably a better way to let people know about a decision that I have made, but I just wanted everyone to know at the same time. I have had nearly 10 years at Alvord ISD and I could not have chosen a better place to raise the kids and see them through school. You are a tremendous staff of caring people.



I have decided that it would serve the best interest of the children of this district for me to retire. I will be proposing a separation agreement to the school board that will allow me to retire this coming week. If it is accepted, then I will officially retire the end of August.



You will always be in my prayers as you continue doing a great job for our kids. If I can ever be of service, please let me know.



Sincerely,



John Trice

Anonymous said...

why do you think alvord school board felt they were going to need cops last nite, they've never had them before,are deputies going to be there to protect there sorry asses from now on?

Anonymous said...

maybe trice is smart after all, but he is not the main problem at alvord high school. most of you folks at the meeting already know who that is, and why.there may be hope on the horizon for the good folks of alvord. CONGRATS!!!!!

Anonymous said...

will this separation agreement be made public when proposed, so the taxpayers of alvord have a chance to have input??

Anonymous said...

BG..major kudos!!! wc on the web is the best tool folks in wise co. have. no doubt it's having a positive effect on our great county. thanks!! GOD BLESS TEXAS

Anonymous said...

big wreck on 287 north police chase!

Pedro said...

That does it,I'm runnin for School Board.

Vote for me an all your wildest dreams will come true!

Anonymous said...

After 82 comments - most all dealing with a problem in Alvord that I know nothing about - how can anyone be expected to comment on the long list BG listed in his initial statement?

Hope the people in Alvord get motivated to clean stuff up. But what about cleaning up the mess in Wash DC caused by Bush the 2nd?

Anonymous said...

More mothers should slap their children on their bad behavin little legs, and maybe there'd be fewer idiots like your school board members in this world. And who cares what the cranky little old man in the lobby thinks about it.

Anonymous said...

I AM the best tool in Wise County! No wait, everybody always says I'm the BIGGEST tool in Wise County. Never mind

Anonymous said...

But who will DHS look to hire? Any thoughts?

Anonymous said...

Looks like DISD is movin' and shakin'. What's up?
Why is the principal leaving? What's the scoop? Who will they hire to replace her. Will they have someone before school starts? Will they move someone from within? Surely not!

Anonymous said...

11:13 Carla Bullard will be available soon!

Anonymous said...

1057 you sound like the biggest fool in wise county, either that or you are drunk.

Anonymous said...

BG, shred those applications or this can happen. The site has many other nuggets.

Anonymous said...

The building going up is a school. I think elementary

Anonymous said...

Now that Alvord seems to be on the road to recovery, can someone please step up and help Decatur figure out why every campus in DISD will have a new principal this school year? And 4 of the 5 campuses will have new assistant principals. What's going on??????

Anonymous said...

man it's like the last stand of the 300!! cep't better...!! good luck folks..

Anonymous said...

10:37am liar liar pants suit's on fire!

Anonymous said...

2:57 the deal is bullfrog opened her mouth at the wrong time and got a fly stuck on her tongue!!!

Anonymous said...

Trice is retiring - to me seperation agreement is related to the time he leaves - not soon enough - with all the agencies investigated the electioneering, he'd better sell his house and go back to democratic party with Joe Tison. Wilson and Garrett should do the taxpayers a favor and resign - All 3 could campaign with Joe Tison -

Anonymous said...

Trice's retirement is proof that he made the wrong choice by reassigning Enis. Hopefully the AD will prepare his resignation letter soon. This should confirm to board members that they made the wrong decision Thursday night. Trice can't even stand behind the decision he made. Let this be proof that outsiders can't come in and screw over hometown folks!

Anonymous said...

I smell a mouse here. Perhaps Trice is going to take Reeves position.

Anonymous said...

BARRY,
JAPALENO RECIPE, CUT IN HALF LENTH WISE. DE-SEED AND WASH. FILL WITH A MIXTURE OF CREAM CHEESE AND RANCH DRESSING MIX. WRAP IN BACON SECURED WITH TOOTHPICK AND BAKE UNTIL BACON IS BROWN. OVEN ABOUT 350 DEGREES.

Anonymous said...

dead rat is more like it, trice is finished in wise co., now is time to finish cleaning house..

Anonymous said...

Decatur ISD will probably be stupid enough to hire all of them!

Anonymous said...

We don't want him at Decatur either. No, no, no!!!!

Anonymous said...

IF THAT HAPPENS...........THE EAGLES WON'T BE FLYING.....THEY WILL HAVE TO GO UNDERGROUND

Anonymous said...

If all they had on Curtis Enis is the buying his team lunch on ISD money bit it would not surprise me one bit. He is without a doubt one of the most decent human beings I have ever met.

Anonymous said...

new name that has not been mentioned yet, but is about to become next big topic at aisd...CARTER...I'll guarantee it..!!

Anonymous said...

Does Decatur have a good Athletic Direct, High School and elementary principal? Alvord will trade 1 Holsenator, 2 principals that don't like kids, and an AD that was "only doing what Trice told him to" - Plus, Alvord has an extra that will be thrown in with good trade - she cannot coach, average teaching skills, very good flirting skills, and excellent ability to cause havoc in every school she has been at.

Anonymous said...

what movie was that that someone(clint?) said "if you kill the head the rest will die",i can't member butt me thinkz this applies to aisd..

Anonymous said...

Good morning Barry. I am more interested in your electric bill than I am in a high school coach. Why does the Alvord schools have to call out police guards when they have documented reasons to discipline a coach. I could give a rat's butt how fast someone can run or how high they can jump. I do care what my children score on the SAT test. I am more worried about a high school science teacher than I am a high school coach. When was the last time the community defended a science teacher who screwed up. You all know the name of all your high school coaches but very few can name all the science and math teachers at your schools. I guess that is why we have to import so many foreign doctors named Patel. Why don't you all get off your fat asses this afternoon, leave the beer in the refrigerator, turn the TV off and do something with your children. A trip to look at the dinosaur tracts in the Paluxy river is not that far of drive.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry captain, some of the bullshit being spread here defies all logic..which leaves only one question...what to do with the rest, once we're finished disecting their brains??? DBL FAKE MR SPOCK

Denney Crane said...

Good administrators, teachers and coaches will almost always move where they feel secure in their job and the atmosphere is non-threatening. The attitude at any of these institutions is created from the top post and filtered down. There can be no greater reward for them but to instill excellence in their students and all they achieve. Where excellence is rewarded, the cream rises to the top.

When a coach, teacher or student achieves the distinction of excellence in his or her endeavors, they should be honored by their peers and their community.

Nonetheless, after many years of “bossing”, one may feel there is no need to explain a decision; creating an attitude of authoritarian rule. In a political arena, if the boss reverses a mistaken decision, he may believe he loses command over the situation and his entire staff. He may believe that by questioning his authority, his position is at risk.

Everyone makes mistakes. Everyone makes poor decisions. Making a poor decision may be human, but standing by that decision to the death is just obsessive madness.

If we don't allow the cream to rise, it will spoil. Everything around it will have a stench of odor that is not easily eliminated.

Anonymous said...

11:02 not without a 12 pack of ice cold buds for the trip, thank you very much!!

Anonymous said...

sorry dcrane but the shit on top at alvord is so thick that the creme won't be able to get to the top, unless someone or (300 someones)gets rid of this malignant shit at the top of aisd..

Anonymous said...

disd doesn't need or want your rejects who obviously hate children.

Anonymous said...

11:02 - First of all I am a teacher. The main reason that coaches are more well known in the community is because they are in the public eye when on the court, field, or track. I don't know of any school that sells tickets for the community to come watch the metamorphosis of a butterfly. That could be why Science teachers are not well known. Also,coaches have the opportunity to spend more time with their students. I see my students for a little less than an hour each day. A coach is with his or her students several hours each day. It takes many hours of training to make a winning team. In those long hours of training, a coach is able to instill the idea that dedication, hard work, and blood, sweat, and tears will lead to victory, not only in sports, but in life. A student can learn more from a coach than any trip to a museum. Be realistic.

Anonymous said...

typical defense attorney. they should charge the guy who killed that family. going 95 mph through a redlight is not an accident. he should fry for that.

Anonymous said...

My humble opinion...at first the random thoughts were a good idea. Now, they are simply overkill because they are way too long!

Anonymous said...

11:25 you said good administrators will allow the cream to rise ro the top, well that may well be right if you truly have good admin. alvord has a bunch of morons who aren't there for the kids, sad to say but some students have already had to pay the price.

Anonymous said...

To 11:41, The Alvord problem is not at the top, it is in the minds and values of the SSTT parents. It is a cultural thing. Bet money that the new superintendent will be a former coach rather than an educator.

Anonymous said...

Teachers would be in the public eye as much as coaches if parents would participate in school activities as much as they do in their children's sport activities. My child won the science fair in a large urban school district. There were fewer parents at the regional science fair than there were at an elementary school football game. How many high school students in Alvord participated in the science fair last year? Oh, they did not have one? I see!! This makes me angry. My blood pressure is up. I better go see Dr. Patel.

Anonymous said...

12:26 what do u mean cultural thing, values of SSTT parents??u lost me..

Anonymous said...

12:51 for several years now it has not been about the kids, it's way past time to change this! we need people who do care about our childrens future!

Anonymous said...

12:51 you are missing the point. There is more to life that science and science fairs. Some folks are interested in it and some are not. The fact that Alvord parents like sports does't make them any less of a parent. Realistically, more college scholarships are issued to athletes than to someone who participates in a Science fair. Get a grip.

mzchief said...

To anonymous 2:38...
Have you lost your freakin' mind?
There are nearly 10 times the number of academic scholarships available to college students than there are athletic scholarships. Trust me, students who make good grades for having applied themselves academically, have a FAR GREATER chance of receiving an academic scholarship than some NFL, NBA wannabe from one of the nowhere, backwater towns in Wise County.

Anonymous said...

2:38 living proof people will believe whatever they want to believe.

Anonymous said...

MzChief - I'm with you there, Many more academic scholarships, whether they be science fair, band, drama, UIL, AG, UIL - whatever - are awarded, at least to Decatur HS's students than are athletic ones. This is a fact - I love athletics, did it in HS, my kids do it - but it's NOT life after HS.

Anonymous said...

Good thoughts Mzchief, but until the mentality of small town America changes from sports to academics, sports will stay priority.

Do you have any ideas how we can turn that around?

I have fought for years for more fine arts, particularly music in our schools - have written letters to school board members with criteria on how music/arts enhance the mind - it all falls on "sports deaf" ears.

And I absolutely applaud any parent who stresses academic excellence to their children.

Anonymous said...

Playing sports at Alvord HS qualifies you for a job as a rock truck driver or an oil field worker and a nice mobil home. I am not knocking that life because my roots are poor white trash. A couple of teachers took me under their wings, bought me shoes and built a flame in me to get a college education. Don't tell me that coaches are the only people at a school that have an effect on a child's life. I still remember my 2nd grade teacher, Marjorie Holder, who bought me a pair of shoes. From that day, teachers were my heros. That was over 50 year ago. A lot of good minds are wasted because all they know is football, etc. Their dads sit on their fat asses from Friday evening thru Sunday evening, drinking beer, yelling and screaming about some college dropout (average SAT score of about 800) who can run fast and jump high.

This reminds me of a young man who visited my home last week and became facinated with a fuel cell that I had been working with. He has a high school education but had never seen water broke down into oxygen and hydrogen, much less understands what a fuel cell is. I saw a young man that exhibited intelligence but because of his background he may never know or reach his potential. There were no science fairs in his, nor his parent's lives. He went to State in his sport but it did not prepare him to make an income. Lord Tennyison wrote "I am part of all that I have met".

Anonymous said...

*cough* private school..ftw!

Anonymous said...

Mzchief - my point was that science fair winners are no better than athletes. Simply because someone won a science fair doesn't make them smarter or more than an athlete. My comments were to the person that thinks that the world is going to hell in a handbasket because parents are not going to science fairs. I simply was making the point that their are opportunities in life for people other than science nerds!

Anonymous said...

4:52 does this mean if i have sex with my teachers i'll be a hell of a lot smarter? little johnny johnson age 15

Anonymous said...

HOW BOUT THEM BULLDOGS!! GEAUX DAWGS!!

rpm said...

Has anyone read the editorial in The Mess yet?

I predict many letters to the editor on that bit of tripe.

Anonymous said...

Barry, I hope your electrical bill is nothing like Al Gore's who can be held responsible for melting the polar ice caps. His August, 2006 useage was 22,619 KWH. Windows are the main source of heat gain and heat loss in a modern home. A high quality double pane window gains 20 to 30 times the heat that the same square footage of wall area does. A good solution is solar screens, especially on your east and west windows. To demonstrate my point you can hang a thermometer inside your closed window blinds or curtains. Take a reading around 10 a.m. on a sunny day. Do the same on your west windows around 6 p.m. You might observe some 100 degree readings at these indoor locations even though you have your thermostat is at 72. Light passes through the glass, is absorbed by the window coverings as it converts to heat. This heat is now in your house. Windows make pretty good solar heaters. I remove my screens in the winter to take advantage of free heat from the sun. The bottom line is that solar screens are much more effective than high priced windows. Trees that shade in the summer but lose their leaves in the winter would be the best but many of us will be dead before they get large enough to do their job. Never let anyone sell you on reflective films that block the sun. You will be blocking the free solar in the winter when you need it. Oh, by the way, I like science fairs more than sports.

Anonymous said...

You know, there is a great deal of anger and emotion displayed here. It is expected because what was done to a fine coach and his family was nothing more than absolute wrong! Unfortunately we have to live with snakes who will always try to better themselves by tearing down those who are true professionals and really very gifted in what they do. Alvord has lost in this round by losing Curtis Enis. It should be quite evident that this was nothing more than jealousy and a "witch hunt" invited to a necktie party after Trice announced his "retirement" only after he made sure Enis was demoted. If people cannot see that for what it is, they are blind, because it is sooooo very obvious. Unfortunately, this wasn't a Trice-vs-Enis match. There were several other employees of the district involved in spying and piling up trivial incidents. I call them employees, because they are certainly not professionals in education. (Maybe professionals of slime) Trivial incidents were blown totally out of proportion and lies were pounded into those little minds who would become excited to be "in" on the newest gossip crap circulating in Alvord. Those four board members who "bought" into this crap will eventually wake up and have to live in a community that they betrayed. I'm glad I'm not in their shoes. When will people learn to find TRUTH in what is circulated among the jealous? Until that day, good people...professional people, will continue to be targets of those who are lesser and incompetent. If we continue to "back" those lesser/incompetent people, our schools, businesses, etc...will certainly lose strength in morals and professionalism. God Bless Curtis and his family. I hope they find a community that has professionals at the helm. I know when they do, they will enjoy a long and happy career there. For those who are already professionals will not be jealous of another professional, but will welcome them and build the kind of schools all parents wish for their kids.

Anonymous said...

The editorial was well-written and I thought it to be quite clever. Sure, maybe a little strong for his first editorial, but by definition, it's an opinion piece.

Anonymous said...

compared to this blog this guy was measley..ha ha

Anonymous said...

Mr. Measley was certainly expressing high drama and was fairly well representative of the tension turned hostility after the 4-3 vote against the PEOPLE of alvord!! Undoubtedly the folks of alvord are ready to take back their school! Stay tuned more heads sure to roll..

Anonymous said...

If mzchief said it then it's probably correct but, I'm surprised it's only 10xs.

Anonymous said...

I have trouble reading books by turncoats likie Scott Mclellan. It doesn't matter the subject or the background. If their own friends couldn't trust them how can I?
I also feel like if they'll betray others who trusted them they'll betray themselves and lie every time.

Anonymous said...

tennis anyone!!

Anonymous said...

It's amazing at how different the atmosphere is at Alvord High now vs a few short years ago before the current administrators took over. Folks who've been here a few years know well what it was like about 5 or 6 years ago when the principal cared about the students and the students all cared and respected her. That no longer exists at AHS. For the sake of the children and the community of Alvord lets take back our school!!

Anonymous said...

We have just gone thru a very hot June so get ready for a high electric bill. I have seen some people with alumnium foil on their windows trying to keep the solar radiation out. I think it is a good idea. Why don't builders construct houses with exterior insulated shutters? Most of us are at work or sleeping 16 hours a day at which time they could be shut. Why do we need to look outside during those 16 hours? All we are doing is cooling or heating the outside world while we are sleeping or away at work. I like science fairs more than sports. I think on the next sunny Sunday afternoon my daughter and I will experiment with solar transfer through windows and blocking it with aluminum foil. That is much more fun than drinking beer and watching baseball.

Anonymous said...

1:14 The administrators of the schools are hired to teach the children, were not there to care about them, nor or we paid to do so. That is the parents job, so as long as the children are taught by competent teachers, our job has been done.

Anonymous said...

11:28 - Scott McLellan had no trouble smiling into the camera when he was walking side by side with our President.

And he had no trouble betraying him on CSPAN as he appeared live to testify.

Washington is full of hypocrites on both sides of the aisle.

Is it any wonder we don't rush to the polls to vote anymore?

Anonymous said...

AISD is going to go down the drain without mr. & mrs, coach enis!!... i hope the people that did this to their family and to the girls athletic program can sleep @ night with the decission that they made!!!....All of the schools awards have been from Curtis coaching!!.. Have u seen any awards from the boys side???...The only awards that the boys got was when Curtis was the football coach and took them 3 rounds deep into the playoffs!!!...This is no where near over!!..we are behind you every step of the way Coach Enis!!!

Anonymous said...

I think I'll start warming up.

Dooooooooooo
Reeeeeeeeeee
Mememememememeeeeeeeeeeeeee.................

Double Fake Fat Lady

Anonymous said...

get over it curtis is gone, lets just move on now.

Anonymous said...

don't get ahead of yourself fatlady, we are still a good long way from being over..we will let you know, hopefully soon!!!

Anonymous said...

1:51 but not more fun than drinking beer and watching football!!

Anonymous said...

wow BG you scooped the messupper without firing a single shot. your random thoughts never once mentioned the words school, alvord, trice or lynch mob, but the people are really watching your site to keep up in almost real time with the constantly changing story at alvord..thanks!!

Anonymous said...

Does anybody know if they offer Banjo appreciation classes at the Alvoid ISD.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

A few shots on the Enis flap...

1.) If you provide a contract extension two months ago, then try and discipline a coach for events from two YEARS ago... then you are clueless about human resources, organizational behaviour, and just plain dumb.

2.) If you discipline one school employee because of minor issues such as exceeding budgets on meals by less than $100 in an instance two years ago, you better have displayed that same disciplinary action against other employees for similar infractions. Otherwise, you have giftwrapped a legal case for the disciplined coach. And again, demonstrated you have zero competency as a manager... umm... superintendent.

3.) If # 1 and 2 aren't enough to show you how clueless Mr. Trice is... then consider that he approved said contract extension a few months ago, approves a hatchet job on same coach a few weeks ago, creates the most divisive event ever at Alvord ISD, then tucks tail and runs HOURS after he "wins" a grievance case. Utterly pathetic. If you wanted to ruin a coaches career at Alvord, at least have the balls to carry on. This just shows everyone how little Mr. Trice is.

4.) Very amused that Lynn Garrett voted against Coach Enis. I believe she has worn a medal around her neck during school under Coach Enis's leadership. Nice loyalty.

In the end, all I can say is make sure Chaney isn't allowed to stay either. And then sack the board and start over.

Pathetic.

Anonymous said...

10:45

Could not have said it better myself......sic'em

Anonymous said...

Man 3:27. By the terrible grammar usage and clear insensitivity, I hope my child never has you as a teacher.

Maybe it's time for you to seek another profession.

Anonymous said...

So who is gonna be Decaturs new principal?

Anonymous said...

It's Alvoid everybody! Let's at least get that right. Sheesh

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't worry too much about 3:27 harming your little snowflakes. I smell a liar that's trying to stir up trouble.

Anonymous said...

7:02 looks like the trouble doesn't need any stirring up,you may need to get your smeller checked you idiot!

Anonymous said...

mr mike honcho..u nailed it, coach and lady enis could retire very comfortability because of the actions of these incompetents at aisd, just sayin...

Anonymous said...

7:02 you really do sound like a very uncaring, incompassionate WITCH.. I bet you already work at aisd...

Anonymous said...

Administrator are not paid to care about kids? Enough said about the administrator that responded above. And that is why Alvord is in a mess. Current administrators care only about what they can get out of the district, salary, perks, power, revenge. Lady, it is all about the kids.

Anonymous said...

time to hunt done mike chaney, who has been hiding behind the scenes but played every big of as a role in this as trice.

you're next, my friend

Anonymous said...

3:27 - I don't beleive that you are in education with the attitude that you have. First of all administrators don't teach children. They hire those that do. Second - if you don't care about kids then why would you pursue a career that involves them?

Anonymous said...

i hope coach enis gets triple damages plus punitive,which he could well be entitled to under texas law, go for it curtis!!!!!

Anonymous said...

8:36 Thank you, I rest my case, that is exactly what we have running AISD, are administrators who don't care about our children. Believe me lady the guilty ones need no accusers, they are well known to the folks in Alvord, and will soon be sorted out!

Anonymous said...

come on bullfrog, lets fire it up!!

Anonymous said...

8:36 what position do you play??

Anonymous said...

9:12 I am a teacher, and I care about children!

Anonymous said...

you don't have to be in education to see the way kids and parents are treated at alvord high school. can't you tell we are fed up and changes will be made, we guarantee it!

Jarhead said...

I bought a bulldozer over the weekend. C'mon! Who's with me?? [humming the Jarhead City National Anthem]

Anonymous said...

9:38 you may well be one of the rare few who do care anymore, mostly everybody's just there to get their paychecks and great benifits. please don't try to say all teachers and especially administrators care about the kids..because at alvord it's obvious to kids and parents what most of them care about.we are also very aware of those who DO CARE!!

Anonymous said...

with all things considered it sure looks like the folks of alvord have made some major mistakes in choosing those who would be in charge of their children..!

Anonymous said...

Can't we just drop this now, I believe with Trice resignation that should be the end of this.

Anonymous said...

I think we should all participate in a blog group hug.

Double Fake Love Guru

Anonymous said...

10:03 I think most educators are in it for the kids. You mentioned money and benefits. The beginning teacher salary in Texas is just over $27,000. School districts then add a little on to it. I wouldn't say that we are in it strictly for the money. Sure teachers get the summers off but we put in way more than 8 hours a day during the school year.

Anonymous said...

This is your last chance to add a post before this thread is gone....Going Once...Going Twice...Going Trice.

Anonymous said...

3:01-The salary information is correct for small districts, but many large districts in the area (Northwest, Lewisville, Birdville, etc.) have starting salaries over $40,000.

Anonymous said...

how much do you think an overpaid principal at aisd gets?

Anonymous said...

The only principal who needs to stay in AISD is the one who just came aboard at the middle school........the other two need to take a hike! I know their contracts were just renewed, but so had been Curtis'..... so why can't ANYONE there be cut loose? AND, as far as the superintendent making a "separation agreement," uh... I believe there are plenty of "causes" for his dismissal. Doesn't matter how long his contrat is, he lost control of the school, has pending litigation against him for electioneering and most likely will have put the school in pending litigation, if Curtis does what he should do and sues the dog out of AISD! Hey, school board, you CAN FIRE Trice!

Anonymous said...

How many holsonators does it take to screw one bullfrog?

Anonymous said...

4:22 we are talking about situations and people in Wise County, are we not?

Anonymous said...

5:39-In an earlier post 3:01 wrote "The beginning teacher salary in Texas is just over $27,000. School districts then add a little on to it." That makes it sound as though most schools pay little over the minimum. I was just pointing out that it isn't the case in many instances.

The more important point is this-if small schools that can't compete financially with the large districts in the area want to attract the best teachers and administrators, they better have something to offer. The community members need to make sure competent people are on the school board, and that school employees are treated with the respect that shows they are valued. They should not wait until Coach (or a beloved principal or teacher) gets shafted to get involved.

Anonymous said...

5:39 Northwest is in Wise County.

Anonymous said...

I can tell you from personal experience that dealing with the principal at AHS was undoubtedly the worst thing me and my children have ever been through. She was so rude and unprofessional that we were forced to file a grievance against her. Our failure to obtain documentation throughout the process was a big mistake. If you have problems at AHS, don't assume that just because you speak to the principal about it that there will be any record, there won't be. No record, no proof that you ever spoke to anyone and only her version of the story will be accepted..Get DOCUMENTATION anytime you deal with Carla Bullard.

Anonymous said...

The "Liberally Lean" blog of Barry Green's is better than going to a shrink - we can come on here free and not have to pay for spilling our guts.

Great!

Anonymous said...

Actually, Northwest is NOT in Wise County. It's covered in the Mess, because Eaton's from there.

Anonymous said...

9:24 Okay, portions of Northwest ISD are in Wise County-Rhome, Aurora, Newark. In a few years Northwest will be opening another high school in Rhome...

Anonymous said...

I have a solution for the low teacher's salaries. Just eliminate football,including the coaches. Sell the real estate that the stadium sits on. Use the money saved from the coaches salaries and sale of the stadium to give all the classroom educators a raise. There might be enough money to have a science fair. Take a look at the Brock ISD that said screw football.

Anonymous said...

I wished I worked a job where I got gobs of time off in the summer to mess around and take Banjo lessons or somethin.

Anonymous said...

5:12 i'm guessing 1 holsonator to screw 1 bullfrog.....

Anonymous said...

I agree with the shrink idea.
no wonder we let school out for the summer. No way could decent educators hold up to this year round.

Anonymous said...

10:05 - stop playing with your Banjo and go to college. You too could be a teacher and get the summer off.

Anonymous said...

TRICE IS GONE. CHANEY SHOULD BE PACKING AND TAKING CRUTSINGERS WITH HIM. THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING. "I know what you did last summer"""""

Anonymous said...

What's up with the building money? Is that why Trice left? I heard he spent the bond money on coaches and personal assistants. Does anyone know who is in charge of the money? How do we know what it is spent on. We keep hearing the school is broke and I am not paying anymore taxes.

Anonymous said...

Talk about misuse of $$$, I heard Alvord had woman high school teacher that coached a JrHigh "B" team in girls basketball and makes over $57,000 and $5500 was the coaches stipend. $5500 for a B team???? - Wonder what the AD makes? Is this the same woman teacher that works during the summer at the school? And we let go the most successful girls coach Alvord ever had and we are replacing him with 3 coaches. Guess that is why Trice left.

Anonymous said...

anyone saying Eddie Ray would roll over in his grave never met the man. He couldn't stand Curtis and would share that with anyone...

Anonymous said...

Then I guess he was jealous of a successful man too, huh!

Anonymous said...

does anyone know why Trice and Chaney have it in for Enis? This is all very dark and dreary.......................

Anonymous said...

Doesn't Enis have a new job already? Can't we just move on. Let the man and his family rest.

Anonymous said...

9:46, you need to scan over this blog for Alvord ISD comments. It is repeated over and over again why Trice, et al, had it out for Enis. Trice's accusations have no substance when you take a look at the evidence. It's like when Gindt tried to fire/reassign Reeves. Reeves had the evidence to prove what she did had been approved by Gindt....therefore, if the board saw fit to reassign Reeves, they must also do the same with Gindt because he had APPROVED what he tried to fire/reassign her for. Same thing going on in Alvord. Board should have Fired Trice because his signature was on most of the "evidence" he used against Enis. I'm baffled as to why the board did not use that against him. Bribery? Blackmail? Something doesn't smell right here.