Focusing only on the chaos misses the full story

Published Saturday, May 2, 2015
By Brian Knox

I was checking the daily sheriff's office patrol reports - the information used to put together our weekly Crime Report - Wednesday afternoon when I saw something that stopped me in my tracks. "A subject tried to lure a child into a vehicle."

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Mourning the Blue Bell ban

Published Saturday, May 2, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

I have ice-cold, creamy contraband in my kitchen freezer. Tucked between the pizza rolls, frozen waffles and corn dogs is a half-gallon of Blue Bell's Great Divide.

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WRHS should look local

Published Saturday, May 2, 2015
By Eddie R. Dunlap

Wednesday's article - "Contracts, hospital admin worry doctors" - demonstrates the chickens do come home to roost.

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Support the DISD bond

Published Saturday, May 2, 2015
By Alan White

Imagine where we would be if bond elections for Carson Elementary (and later Young) had not passed.

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Baltimore and Nepal

Published Saturday, May 2, 2015
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Baltimore and Nepal

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House, Senate state budget conferees roll up sleeves

Published Wednesday, April 29, 2015
By Ed Sterling

With barely more than a month left in the regular session of the Texas Legislature, it's time for the House and Senate to do whatever can be done to reach an all-points agreement on House Bill 1, the state budget for fiscal years 2016 and 2017.

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Character Counts: great initiative

Published Wednesday, April 29, 2015
By Rod Townsend

During my 33-year career in public education, I've attended many scholarships dinners, banquets and awards ceremonies.

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Exercise your right to vote

Published Wednesday, April 29, 2015
By Tracy Smith

Abraham Lincoln once said, "The ballot is stronger than the bullet."

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Car damaged in lot

Published Wednesday, April 29, 2015
By Krista Lewis

Thank you to whomever cratered the front driver's side of my car on April 8 around 3 p.m.

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Pondering BYA trouble

Published Wednesday, April 29, 2015
By Adam Smith

There was an [letter] over the weekend about the Boyd Youth Association baseball commissioner being removed for unwritten rules.

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Nepal

Published Wednesday, April 29, 2015
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Nepal

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Adios, until next time

Published Saturday, April 25, 2015
By Jake Harris

When CBS legend Bob Schieffer announced his retirement earlier this month, he said he wouldn't have had his legendary career if it weren't for Fort Worth and the opportunities the city gave him. While I'm no Bob Schieffer, I agree with his sentiment that "I've never believed too much in the self-made man theory - I think we all get a little help."

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Doc Brown is my real estate agent now

Published Saturday, April 25, 2015
By Jimmy Alford

It seems like only five years ago, there was a glut of housing following the bubble burst in 2008.

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Judge disappoints citizens

Published Saturday, April 25, 2015
By Lena Wells

First off I would like to thank you, Judge Clark, for all your efforts with trying to make sure House Bill 40, co-authored by state legislator Phil King, passes. As you are aware, I am being factious.

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Bond also benefits young students

Published Saturday, April 25, 2015
By Teri Houchin

I am a parent of five young children. Four of the five children are Decatur ISD students. Though it may appear that this bond election, specifically, Proposition No. 2 does not affect my young elementary school children, it most certainly does.

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Turmoil brewing in BYA

Published Saturday, April 25, 2015
By Shirley Peebles

To all parents with children involved in Boyd Youth Association, please read this. There are things going on that I think everyone needs to be aware of.

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Copter

Published Saturday, April 25, 2015
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The Death STAAR hovers over Texas

Published Wednesday, April 22, 2015
By Travis Lisle

It is a period of civil war. Many teachers and parents are in protest of the standardized tests that have been looming over the galaxy of Texas for decades ... OK, I'll quit with the Star Wars jargon, but the STAAR test that has taken over schools this week has been met with considerable backlash.

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Senate passes version of 2016-2017 state budget

Published Wednesday, April 22, 2015
By Ed Sterling

The Texas Senate on April 14 passed its version of the 2016-2017 state budget.

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HB 40 detrimental to UTGCD

Published Wednesday, April 22, 2015
By Tracy Smith

In 2007, more than 78 percent of Wise, Parker, Hood and Montague County voters elected to create the Upper Trinity Groundwater Conservation District (UTGCD).

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