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Text ban needed

Posted on 18. Apr, 2012 by .

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Once again Texas is slow to enact needed legislation all in the name of what I guess is “individual rights.” As of this month, 37 states have banned texting and driving by all drivers. Like some perverse version of the 13 original colonies, 13 states are holding out on passing the life-saving traffic law. Texas […]

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Hero worship has distorted our priorities

Posted on 09. Apr, 2012 by .

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I don’t care much for pro sports. It’s hard for me to get into it. It lacks the heart found at the high school and college level. Which is understandable considering it’s just a business. Where are our priorities as a nation? Professions that really matter, like teachers, paramedics and firefighters, just make enough to […]

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Obama plans visit to Wise County

Posted on 02. Apr, 2012 by .

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A report received this afternoon through the AP wire indicated that President Barack Obama has scheduled a campaign stop in Wise County, Texas. When surveying potential stops in the 2012 campaign, the president’s staff was looking for counties across the nation where he garnered the lowest percentage of votes in 2008. Wise County happens to […]

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Crime cost us all in long run

Posted on 26. Mar, 2012 by .

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In the Wise County Courthouse last week a man from Tarrant County was sentenced to 11 years in the state pen for burglary. The burglary he was involved in was massive and scary. He ripped a home clean, stealing from a family almost $100,0000 in property plus countless irreplaceable and priceless items. And he cost […]

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Wrong group gets Spring Break

Posted on 19. Mar, 2012 by .

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Why do kids need spring break? What did they ever do to deserve the week-long holiday. All kids have to do is attend school for a few hours a day and pass classes that could be handled by zombies. Kids already get weeks off for Christmas, which was just a week when I was a […]

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I refuse to spring forward

Posted on 12. Mar, 2012 by .

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I refuse to “Spring Forward.” The days were getting longer on their own. Since the shortest day of the year back in December, the sunset had eased forward to a moderate time. Sunrise was just perfect. But now, out of the blue, we have to spring forward in early March to go along with daylight […]

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Nothing worth running for

Posted on 05. Mar, 2012 by .

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Today was the final day to file for May elections, and there seems to be little to no interest to run for city council or mayor or school boards in most Wise County towns and districts. There’s a few out there. Rhome city council and mayor are contested races. Runaway Bay council is contested. And […]

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Will somebody please think of the children!?

Posted on 27. Feb, 2012 by .

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I’m not sure if many people watch the Simpsons anymore, but I was a tremendous fan when I was in college years ago. One of the many catchphrases on the show was “Will somebody please think of the children?” It was exclaimed by the character Helen Lovejoy, the reverand’s wife, whenever some type of catastrophe, […]

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It’s a mad, mad world; thank goodness for order in the chaos

Posted on 20. Feb, 2012 by .

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Kids huffing compressed air in the parking lot of a grocery store, stolen iPhones at a high school, a barefoot man getting high on paint fumes in the dense, scraggly woods behind a liquor store, a bearded,  intoxicated man stealing a backhoe for a joyride through town and throw in some domestic disturbance calls, an assortment of […]

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