Hey, I still like it here

Published Saturday, August 11, 2018
By Austin Jackson

Well, Wise County, I've worked for the Messenger for one month now, and I'm glad to report I'm no longer sleeping on an air mattress. Huzzah, air pump - begone! I, Austin Jackson, currently sleep on a bonafide box spring.

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Into new movie rating territory

Published Saturday, August 11, 2018
By Brian Knox

I love going to the movies, but when you have younger children, those trips to the theater often result in watching something in the animated category.

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Space Force

Published Saturday, August 11, 2018
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Space Force

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Gilded age looks toward digital age

Published Saturday, August 4, 2018
By Joy Carrico

In the June 29, 1893, issue of the Decatur News, an article was reprinted from the Atlanta Constitution called "A Dream of 1993." The author, Robert L. Adams, predicted how the world would be 100 years in his future.

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Donations for vets needed

Published Saturday, August 4, 2018
By Deborah BeCraft

The Rhome Veterans are asking for help with our backpack project for homeless veterans.

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Speak up in Rhome

Published Saturday, August 4, 2018
By Jo Ann Wilson

Two recent articles in the Messenger indicated that:

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Thanks for care and kindess

Published Saturday, August 4, 2018
By Tjwanah Smith

Cheers to Wise Health System. July 10 I was unfortunate enough to have a face-plant on a downtown sidewalk of your great city.

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Fire season is here, unfortunately

Published Saturday, July 28, 2018
By Brian Knox

Few people have worked harder over the past couple of weeks than area firefighters. Soaring temperatures, lack of rainfall and low humidity levels have created near perfect fire conditions.

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Get me outta this buffalo jam

Published Saturday, July 28, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

I don't care if I ever see another bison. I saw several hundred, and then some, this summer in Yellowstone National Park, and more often than not they were in the way.

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Mars Lake

Published Saturday, July 28, 2018
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Mars Lake

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Love at first sight

Published Saturday, July 14, 2018
By Austin Jackson

Have you ever met someone and it just clicked? It's uncommon, for me at least. But every once in a while, you cross paths with someone, and lay down a wry observation or a corny pun, and all of the sudden you're off to the races, riffing on the way towards becoming fast friends.

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Paxton sends letters to cities that passed bag ban ordinances

Published Saturday, July 14, 2018
By Ed Sterling

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on July 2 notified 11 Texas cities that their ordinances against plastic shopping bags had been knocked down by the Texas Supreme Court.

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Plastic Straws

Published Saturday, July 14, 2018
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Plastic Straws

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Renshaw made numerous contributions

Published Saturday, July 7, 2018
By Roy J. Eaton

If the editors of the dictionary had known Sam Renshaw, his name would be the only definition you needed for integrity.

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Saying so long, thank you

Published Saturday, July 7, 2018
By Racey Burden

It's time for me to say goodbye, and I really don't know how. For the past three years, my day-to-day life has revolved around the Wise County Messenger.

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World Cup

Published Saturday, July 7, 2018
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World Cup

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The free press is under attack

Published Saturday, June 30, 2018
By Brian Knox

This column was intended to focus on media literacy. The plan was to explain the importance of being able to identify certain aspects of media, including who created it, why it was created, what view points are being described and who is the intended audience?

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Lessons learned through the lens

Published Saturday, June 30, 2018
By Joe Duty

What do photographers do on vacation? Take pictures, of course.

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Time for DISD to press reset

Published Saturday, June 23, 2018
By Richard Greene

The long two weeks of speculation and turmoil at Decatur ISD ended Monday after the 10th hour of trustees meeting behind closed doors to discuss the contract and job performance of superintendent Judi Whitis.

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Planes, trains and change

Published Saturday, June 23, 2018
By Racey Burden

Soon I'll be leaving Wise County behind and moving to Houston, and I've been thinking a lot about planes and trains.

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