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Posted on 26. Jan, 2012 by Kristen Tribe.
In case you missed it, Wise County made the television news again. Fortunately, the story was good this time. Tuesday night WFAA aired a piece on J.G. Cartwright by Ted Madden. As most locals know, Cartwright was the head football coach at Boyd High School for 35 years, winning two state championships and touching the lives [...]
Posted on 19. Jan, 2012 by Kristen Tribe.
Featured photo, Public Works monthly report, December 2011 The county commissioners’ first regular meeting of 2012 was Tuesday, and like always, there were a few moments that elicited stifled laughter from county government nerds like myself. I can always count on Public Works Director Tom Goode for a chuckle. His monthly reports usually feature a [...]
Posted on 12. Jan, 2012 by Kristen Tribe.
The fact that “Dublin Dr Pepper” will no longer exist is distressful. There’s no doubt about it: I’m a Pepper. I adore every one of the 23 flavors. I realize that DP will still exist, and Dr Pepper “sweetened with cane sugar” will still be available. But there was just something about a Dublin DP. [...]
Posted on 22. Dec, 2011 by Kristen Tribe.
Well, it’s about as calm as it gets around here. The paper was put to bed hours ago, and the Messenger employees have scattered to their respective homes and families. I’d love to offer you some sort of insight on local news or share a witty observation, but honestly, I have “visions of sugar plums [...]
Posted on 15. Dec, 2011 by Kristen Tribe.
It’s been a while since I posted commissioners’ outtakes. I’m not sure why I’ve let it slide because to be honest, these little gems are always the most entertaining moments in an otherwise dry meeting. Before the meeting ever started, County Judge Bill McElhaney shared a sentiment I’ve heard from a few others as well [...]
Posted on 08. Dec, 2011 by Kristen Tribe.
Everywhere you turn, Gov. Rick Perry, and his failing presidential campaign, is in the news. Since I wrote my column about the politician from Paint Creek this week, I guess it’s pretty obvious that he’s been on my mind, too. Others have stopped me the last two days to say they “wholeheartedly agree” or share [...]
Posted on 01. Dec, 2011 by Kristen Tribe.
Joe Duty’s photographs are awe-inspiring. They evoke emotion and often reveal details that would otherwise go unnoticed. Last January, the above photo captured the attention of local art teacher Barbara Pinkerton. It was taken during the Fort Worth Stock Show parade, and we ran it as an “Inside the Frame” image. Pinkerton was so moved [...]
Posted on 24. Nov, 2011 by Kristen Tribe.
Hopefully you had a chance to peruse the midweek Messenger between cooking the turkey and eating said turkey. If so, you probably read about Stubs and Fuzzy, two pet birds who escaped the dining table and instead enjoy a peaceful existence near Greenwood. A rafter of turkeys is gaining notoriety among parents and students at [...]
Posted on 17. Nov, 2011 by Kristen Tribe.
Last Saturday my kids and I attended the dedication of the Priddy Reading Garden at Decatur Public Library. In the middle of a warm, windy afternoon, a crowd of people and animals gathered to celebrate the beautiful outdoor space. Librarian Cecilia Barham spoke, thanking all those who had a hand in creating the space, largely [...]