Thursday, July 16, 2015 other news, nothing happened

Do you want the good news or the bad news?

The good news is that nothing much is happening in Nueces County TX. So much nothing is happening, in fact, that a news reporter did a story about nothing.

The reporter was shocked to learn that someone can be a sex offender and "not have to voluntarily surrender their teaching certificate". [Parlor game! Find the word that doesn't belong there.]

According to this reporter, the Texas Education Agency's top investigator said, "It happens all the time.".

It does, does it?

The reporter says:
There are about 4,000 certified educators in Nueces County and a little more than a thousand registered sex offenders. So, we compared the two lists.
No crossover.

That's not good enough for the reporter, though. A story about sex offenders must, MUST include something scary.
...the good news is that though other counties may have registered sex offenders that hold valid teaching certificates, Nueces County is not one of them.
Yep. There it is. The scare.

The bad news? Even among all the good news--registered citizens rarely commit another sex offense--this reporter tells us the bad news that has not happened.

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