Because of you

Posted on 14. Aug, 2012 by .

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Here it is, folks. Your feedback at work. In a blog post in June, I reached out to our readers to get a feel for the need for a grief support group. Your overwhelming response got the wheels turning, and it seems they’re going at full speed with the establishing of such a group. Its […]

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Are you a Pin-a-holic?

Posted on 09. Aug, 2012 by .

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Do you find yourself wasting hours perusing beautiful images? Bookmarking recipes and craft ideas to try later, knowing you probably never will? Do you drool over outfits that you hope will somehow fall into your closet or find yourself giggling at “humorous” images reminiscent of book fair posters? If so, then you, too, have discovered Pinterest. […]

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School days are almost here

Posted on 08. Aug, 2012 by .

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You’ve probably noticed some activity at local schools this week. Football, volleyball and marching band practices are ushering in the new school year. Officially, students will return to school for the first day of classes in about three weeks. For many, it will be a return to a familiar place. For others, it will be […]

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Shake, rattle and inject

Posted on 06. Aug, 2012 by .

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University of Texas at Austin released a study today that found earthquakes occur at a higher rate near disposal/saltwater injection wells. Cliff Frohlich, associate director of the Institute for Geology at University of Texas at Austin, started re-investigating the phenomenon a few years ago after several earthquakes occurred in the Metroplex and Cleburne in 2008 […]

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Long weekend on scanner

Posted on 05. Aug, 2012 by .

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For those that don’t know, each week the reporters at the Messenger take turns listening to the scanner and heading out to cover various newsworthy incidents. Most of the time while on scanner, the seven days pass with only a couple of incidents. That was not the case last week when the duty feel to […]

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An Olympic distraction

Posted on 02. Aug, 2012 by .

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“Mom, why do you have to go to so many meetings this week?” my 7-year-old asked. “Why so many phone calls?” I explained to her that I cover county commissioners and this is their “busy season” (a.k.a. budget season). “What? Don’t they know it’s the Olympics?” she asked, exasperated. I have wondered that very thing […]

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Time to conserve electricity

Posted on 01. Aug, 2012 by .

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The Electric Reliability Council of Texas Inc. (ERCOT) has asked consumers and businesses to reduce electricity use today during the peak electricity hours of 3 and 7 p.m. High temperatures have people reaching for the air conditioning controls, and that puts a strain on the state’s electric load. ERCOT manages flow of electric power and […]

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Games bring out best in us

Posted on 27. Jul, 2012 by .

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Today started one of my favorite events – the Olympics. It’s not surprising considering that I’m the sports editor that I enjoy the two weeks of nonstop action that almost unavoidable thanks to NBC and its broadcast partners. For the first time this year, every event will be available for viewing either on television or […]

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Tax values make small gains

Posted on 25. Jul, 2012 by .

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While a 1.51 percent increase in tax values for Wise County might not sound like much, it’s a lot better than the projected 3.09 percent decrease predicted in the preliminary values released earlier this year. And it’s a lot better than the 2.35 percent decrease in property values seen in Wise County last year. Wise […]

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