Louis Gage: an inspiration

Published Wednesday, March 29, 2017
By Gerre Joiner

I was recently honored to minister to the family of Louis Wayne Gage after his death. The funeral was unlike any funeral I've ever attended. If you knew Louis, you'd have been proud to be there.

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Senate panel OKs budget for upcoming 2-year period

Published Wednesday, March 29, 2017
By Ed Sterling

A state budget for fiscal years 2018-2019 cleared the first in a series of hurdles when the Senate Finance Committee unanimously approved committee substitute Senate Bill 1 on March 22.

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Mayor disregards ordinance rules

Published Wednesday, March 29, 2017
By Patricia Mitchell

On March 15, the mayor of Rhome set precarious legal precedence.

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Studying the Lone Star State

Published Wednesday, March 29, 2017
By Ann Mason Petagon

Hello! I am a fourth grade student in North Carolina. In fourth grade, we do state reports, and I have chosen your state.

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Health Care Fight

Published Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Survive spring in Wise County

Published Saturday, March 25, 2017
By David Talley

As we roll into spring this week, it's important to stay aware of the safety issues North Texans are likely to face in the coming season.

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Ruby Ridge is right around the corner

Published Saturday, March 25, 2017
By Joy Carrico

I think social media is turning us all into extremists.

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Constable Parr victimized

Published Saturday, March 25, 2017
By Kelli Clark

Just to clarify, Doug Parr was released on a personal recognizance bond.

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Birds of a Feater

Published Saturday, March 25, 2017
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We need a wake-up call from our phones

Published Wednesday, March 22, 2017
By Joy Carrico

I remember when phones were devices we used to talk to people. They were not portable, and they did nothing more than connect us to the person on the other end of the line so we could communicate.

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State budget progresses toward vote by full Senate

Published Wednesday, March 22, 2017
By Ed Sterling

The Senate Finance Committee, at work on the 2018-2019 state budget since January, on March 16 approved workgroup recommendations in preparation for a final vote.

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Veterans deserve better treatment

Published Wednesday, March 22, 2017
By Kit Carson

I recently read a letter in the Messenger written by Tracy Smith, indicting one of our congressman, Rep. Mac Thornberry.

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Keep Wise wild

Published Saturday, March 18, 2017
By David Talley

For as long as I've been back home from college, the quiet roads and open hillsides of the Lyndon B. Johnson National Grasslands have been my favorite place. As a cyclist and outdoorsman, having 20,250 acres of protected land and water within just a few miles of my home has been a real treat.

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NCAA Seeds

Published Saturday, March 18, 2017
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Meeting a stranger on the road

Published Wednesday, March 15, 2017
By Richard Greene

The sports desk gets pretty crazy in the spring and this year was at another level. With a total of 12 basketball teams in the playoffs, playing games all across North Texas, it meant several late nights.

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Federal court panel rules against Texas redistricting plan

Published Wednesday, March 15, 2017
By Ed Sterling

Three of Texas' 36 congressional districts are unconstitutional because of racial or political gerrymandering, a three-judge panel of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas ruled on March 10.

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WikiLeaks

Published Wednesday, March 15, 2017
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Reaching out to devastated Panhandle communities

Published Saturday, March 11, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Wildfires have scorched the Panhandle this week, resulting in the loss of life and destruction of homes and acreage.

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It’s your right, it’s your business

Published Saturday, March 11, 2017
By Jim Zachary

Every action of government is your business. Every document held in government halls is your piece of paper. Every penny spent by government is your money.

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Chamber wants to unite, not fight

Published Saturday, March 11, 2017
By Deborah Mann

The mission of the Wise County Chamber of Commerce is to welcome, unite and promote businesses to enhance the quality of life in the region.

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