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1.03.2009

Our County Neighbors Have Now Gone National

Recliners? Aunt Bea around? (Thanks for the head up, Chris). Edit: Even better. It makes the Yahoo home page. (Thanks Thomas.)

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

The county Judge has been notified of the national posting.

Double Fake Deep Throat

Anonymous said...

Where's that Arizona sheriff when ya need him? Sounds like Montague needs some pink tents, pink work suits and pink handcuffs!!!

Anonymous said...

I'll bet Ronnie Reynolds would have handled this much differently.

Anonymous said...

1. How many times has Montague County been in the news/on the internet compared to Wise County?

2. Is this better than Ralph Hardy or not, since it does include a recent ex-Wise Countian?

3. Can anyone top your old Sheriff, Leroy what's his name? I doubt it. How quickly y'all forget.

Anonymous said...

Ha! Ha! We even made FARK!

Anonymous said...

I didn't make no fark. that was just my chair squeaking.

Anonymous said...

I think it's a Wiseguy conspiracy, and it all started when that Wise Co. K-9 copper, his dog and his car were sold or transferred to Montague County. Shortly thereafter, he wasn't there, then he and others of his ilk started hassling them for supposed back pay......it smells real fishy if you ask me. I hope the G-Men get to the REAL bottom of this little mess.

Anonymous said...

BG, you have a bunch of emails to read!

Andria said...

The story was just mentioned on the news here in Austin...and of course, it was pronounced "Mon-ta-gyou". Really??? If you're going to be a TV reporter in the state of Texas, learn to pronounce Texas stuff. Good grief.

Anonymous said...

And whoever said that going to jail was a bad thing.

They do NOTHING ALL DAY, and they have RECLINERS!!!! what more could a man, or a woman like Becky Simpson ask for.

Anonymous said...

I hear this kinda stuff happens in Wise Co. too. Just not the recliners.

Anonymous said...

It made Fox news this morning; however, the news reporter didn't indicate the jail was dangerous when the picture of the recliners in a large room with other chairs and tables was shown.

The real story here is what public official or county employees are behind what was going on in the jail.

Now that it has made all the major news, will it be big news when and if any indictments are issued?

Talking about recliners in the jail is diverting attention to corruption in county government. A lot of elected offcials had to know what was going on for a long time!

No report on who called in the FBI or the Texas Rangers. That is news worth reading.

Biff Tannen said...

Andria, I prefer the correct Shakespearean pronunciation. Rather than the inbred way people say it here. I work in Bowie, and pronounce it the right way to annoy people. People get bent out of shape over the smallest things. It also keeps me an arms length away from becoming one of those retards. Montague County makes Wise County look intelligent.

And why are charges being brought up against just the jailers? Why not the old sheriff who let this go on? Isn't it ultimately his responsibility? Just another example of the good ole boy network in action. I would say throw the old sheriff in his own jail, but he'd probably enjoy it by the sound of it.

Anonymous said...

Where are the jail inspectors in all of this mess?

Maybe the new sheriff is just trying to make the old one look bad to make himself look good.

And who cares anyway?

Anonymous said...

Problems ran through the whole Montague Sheriff's Department. I heard stories of deputies protecting drug dealers (as in threatening witnesses for trying to report drug deals).

Anonymous said...

Biff, Who says Shakespeare pronounced it correctly? Also, Bowie is not representative of the whole County, Just the A**hole of it. So you are getting a warped view. I live here and my wife was born here, not Bowie, but Montague county nonetheless and I can tell you for sure that just because you may happen to work at the Bowie Walmart, not everyone in Montague county is a retard.

William Shakespeare said...

I'd just as soon you didn't drag me into this mess!

Andria said...

Biff, dear - I grew up in Wilbarger County (which, by the way does not make me inbred)and have always heard it pronounced in a very non-Shakespearean way. I checked a few sources and found out the following:

1) It was not named for anyone or thing related to Elizabethan England. It was actually named for Daniel Montague, who is identified as an early-day Texas surveyor. I doubt that he was pronouncing his surname in the way of merry old England. My guess is that his way, the less literary way, stuck.

2) Wikipedia lists pronounciation as "mon-taig" and since Wiki's are created by individuals, I'm guessing that whomever would take the time to creat an entry on Montague county is most likely someone with ties there and so probably can be depended on to pronounce it in the favored way of the citizens.

My point was that even if something is spelled a certain way and would appear to be pronounced a certain way, if you're a reporter, reporting on news in the state of Texas - you might want to check out how the locals say it. :-)

Anonymous said...

Crap, in my response to one of Barry's other posts about this most unfortunate situation, I forgot to mention that Montague County played a part in the resurrection of the French Wine Vineyards during the great blight. Grayson County has glommed on, but some of our Mustang grapes were grafted onto the withering French grape plants, too. Mr. Munson moved around quite a bit back then, looking for good grapes.

Have any of y'all ever seen that monster grapevine out at the old Research Station? I'll bet not, but it's something to see.

Shiate people, even your Jesus drank wine, and that's why Montague County is called Gawd's Country to this day.

Anonymous said...

Barry, when I first moved to Texas I believe you had the comments set to automatically show all comments. Am I wrong? Can you imagine doing that now?

The internet and blogging world has evolved quite a bit, hasn't it.

Anonymous said...

Question, what is the role/responsibility of the Montague County Judge in all this? Does the county judge have an obligation to know about the affairs of all county offices?

Anonymous said...

Like I've posted before, or at least thought, 8:30PM, I truly think the County Judge and the Commissioner's Court bear much responsibility in this mess. After all, they are the ones who hold the purse strings.

I can only hope that Tim Cole will reap some rewards defending some of the folks involved in this mess. There would be something cosmic in that, if it were to happen.

Anonymous said...

Through the years, there have been some hellacious Halloween celebrations in Montague County....

Biff Tannen said...

12:07PM, I rest my case. Thank you for proving my point.

Anonymous said...

"I prefer the correct Shakespearean pronunciation. Rather than the inbred way people say it here. I work in Bowie, and pronounce it the right way to annoy people. People get bent out of shape over the smallest things. It also keeps me an arms length away from becoming one of those retards."

Biff, clean up on isle 5........
Do you read Shakespeare on break in the employee lounge at Wal-mart?
I'll look you up when I come to rent from Red Box and you can pronounce it to me. I'll correct you proper like, after which you may leave.

Anonymous said...

Just love local politics and real life drama it produces. Reading online in the Bowie News where the new sheriff has a motto for his department. The motto printed along with a picture of the sheriff sporting a long mustache and oversize white hat reads "Riding for the brand". Having a lot of time to google up where in the heck did he get this idea or motto, it seems it is sometype of cowboy loyalty motto. I guess after being sworn in one minute past midnight, he had it figured out before he fired half of his riders!

The Texas jail shutting down made news in England but they didn't read about the new motto!

It is going to be interesting to see how the Montague County Commissioners like it when presented with a bill for housing 60 plus prisoners at about $40.00 a day to allow the new sheriff time to look into every little corner and crack in the jail! He isn't going to rush and probably hasn't called his last press conference with the press.

Again, nothing is more interesting than true life local politics and the characters it produces after elections!