It’s easy to second-guess from sidelines

Published Wednesday, August 26, 2015
By Richard Greene

The American proverb "Don't judge a man until you've walked a mile in his shoes," is a great thought but one rarely put in to practice.

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Energy agency chief rails against federal plan

Published Wednesday, August 26, 2015
By Ed Sterling

Texas Railroad Commission Chair David Porter on Aug. 19 spoke against America's Clean Power Plan, a regulatory framework rolled out by the White House on Aug. 3. Texas is one of at least a dozen states lining up in opposition.

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Recognize benefits of marijuana

Published Wednesday, August 26, 2015
By Cat Lafitte

Here is the petition I just created for Congress: "Schedule I drugs, substances, or chemicals are defined as drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.

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401k

Published Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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Something fishy is brewing on Facebook

Something fishy is brewing on Facebook

Published Saturday, August 22, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Sometimes things get out of hand. For months Wise County Judge J.D. Clark and Weatherford College President Dr. Kevin Eaton have been arguing about the college branch campus maintenance tax rate, which funds the local campus.

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County and college must regroup and move forward

Published Saturday, August 22, 2015
By Messenger Staff

The bickering between Wise County and Weatherford College must stop.

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College needs 5-cent tax

Published Saturday, August 22, 2015
By Tracy Smith

While we understand the need for the Wise County commissioners court and newly elected County Judge J.D. Clark to politicize his very first $64 million budget ever and adhere to his recent campaign promise to not raise taxes, it is unbelievable he has chosen to throw down the hammer on Weatherford College, over what essentially equates to the price of a Chili's hamburger each year.

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Online Comments for Saturday, August 22, 2015

Published Saturday, August 22, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Who does Dr. Kevin Eaton think he is? Oh, yeah! He is the president of Weatherford College in Wise County. However, no matter how much he believes he can exert pressure on the Wise County commissioners Court, Dr. Eaton is not above the citizens of Wise County.

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Ditching the dish seems to be good investment

Published Wednesday, August 19, 2015
By Brian Knox

A smile spread across my face while looking at my satellite bill. Yes, you read that correctly. After all, wouldn't you smile if your bill said you owed exactly "0.00?" And even better: I won't see any more $100-plus satellite bills for the foreseeable future. I've cut the cord.

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University president says Davis statue to be moved

Published Wednesday, August 19, 2015
By Ed Sterling

A bronze statue of Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederate States of America, will be moved from the Main Mall of the University of Texas at Austin campus to UT's Center for American History for interior display, in accordance with a decision made last week by UT President Gregory Fenves.

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Carter’s Diagnosis

Published Wednesday, August 19, 2015
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Schools should teach second-languages early

Published Saturday, August 15, 2015
By Racey Burden

My younger brother is about to start his freshman year of high school, and the class he seems to be dreading the most is Spanish II. I tried to impress upon him how lucky he actually is that he can go all the way up to Spanish V while still in high school, but I don't think he cared. Which is to be expected.

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Trash talk starts early

Published Saturday, August 15, 2015
By Travis Lisle

With the political wars ramping up for the 2016 election - especially the primary races between the 1.3 million GOP candidates - insults and accusations are flying around like mac and cheese in a cafeteria food fight.

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Rhome Council playing games

Published Saturday, August 15, 2015
By Robin Holmes

In Rhome's council meeting Councilwoman Jo Ann Wilson proved her hatred for Mayor Michelle Pittman in front of 40-something people.

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Back to College

Published Saturday, August 15, 2015
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A routine day at the coffee shop landed me on a blocked caller list

Published Wednesday, August 12, 2015
By Gerre Joiner

This morning was pretty much like any other morning at the coffee shop. I'm not sure why I thought of calling my friend, Royce Moore, and asking him to meet me for coffee. He doesn't come often. Sometimes he stops by on his way to play golf.

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Fifth Circuit delivers opinion concerning voter ID law

Published Wednesday, August 12, 2015
By Ed Sterling

Even if the Texas Legislature did not intentionally pass a voter identification law that illegally discriminates against voters who are black, Hispanic or poor, the practical effect of the law is discriminatory and in violation of the federal Voting Rights Act.

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Do Rhome citizens care?

Published Wednesday, August 12, 2015
By Kemp Akeman

At the July 30 Rhome City Council meeting, the mayor pro tem commented that they normally only see three to four citizens attend a meeting. All chairs were filled that night in the council chamber, plus additional people were standing.

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Trump Campaign

Published Wednesday, August 12, 2015
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Absence of wedding announcements leaves hole in historical narrative

Published Saturday, August 8, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

It's wedding season, and the lifestyle pages of the Messenger are empty. Over the last several months I've noticed that fewer and fewer couples are submitting wedding announcements to the paper. We seem to have a steady stream of engagement announcements, and babies ... well, you know how that works, and those announcements seem to just keep coming.

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