Dealing with evil

Published Saturday, November 22, 2014
By Bob Buckel

Those of us who respect life - and that is still the vast majority of humans on this planet - reel in disgust from the actions of the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) who had another video beheading last week with Syrian prisoners and an American aid worker.

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A Thanksgiving ode to West Bewick Avenue

Published Saturday, November 22, 2014
By Jake Harris

There is a house on West Bewick Avenue in Fort Worth, near TCU's campus. It's not fancy - just a regular three-bedroom house with a fenced backyard.

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Questions prompted by a conversation on the fly

Published Saturday, November 22, 2014
By Gerre Joiner

Had an interesting conversation this morning with my friend, John Hogan, worship pastor for our church.

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Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer

Published Saturday, November 22, 2014
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Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer

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Just say ‘no’ to snow

Published Wednesday, November 19, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

There, I said it. My admission will likely draw reproach from the cocoa-sipping, winter-wonderland lovers in my circle, but I can't fake it any longer.

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Spigot is open: Flow of legislative bills, resolutions begins

Published Wednesday, November 19, 2014
By Ed Sterling

On Nov. 10, dozens among Texas' 31 state senators and 150 state representatives, including a few members-elect who won't be sworn for nearly two months, jumped right in and filed legislative bills in advance of the 84th regular session of the Texas Legislature, which convenes on Tuesday, Jan. 13.

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Lunch hour, road could use a little work

Published Wednesday, November 19, 2014
By Mary Ann Hunn

Listed below are a couple of my issues with Wise County.

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Happy Thanksgiving

Published Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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Happy Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving was born in stressful times

Published Saturday, November 15, 2014
By Bob Buckel

My image of Thanksgiving has long been that classic Norman Rockwell painting "Freedom from Want" - a happy family gathered around a table loaded with food.

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Texans deserve the truth about property taxes

Published Saturday, November 15, 2014
By Kirk Watson, The Texas Tribune

Texans deserve a tax refund - and the truth. Those in control of the Capitol make a lot of noise about rising property taxes.

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‘Silent heroes’ changing lives in prison

Published Saturday, November 15, 2014
By Larry Anthony Harris

Before coming to prison I didn't think much about people who were in prison. I just figured they were the scum of the earth, like I had always heard, got what they deserved and were right where they needed to be.

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Appreciates WCSO’s work

Published Saturday, November 15, 2014
By Citizens of Newark

Once again, we would like to congratulate Sheriff David Walker and all of his deputies for the great job they are doing in the Newark area.

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Don’t Shoot, I’m a Donkey!

Published Saturday, November 15, 2014
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Don't Shoot, I'm a Donkey!

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Evolution is saving my church

Published Wednesday, November 12, 2014
By Jimmy Alford

A church can be something very personal - that's why we often refer to it as "our church." Mine is a small Presbyterian church in Pittsburg. I haven't found one since that gave me the same fulfillment or sense of community.

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A Corvair, gas mileage and a bullet-proof deer

Published Wednesday, November 12, 2014
By Gerre Joiner

Several years ago, one of us sippers had purchased a brand new Chevrolet Corvair. We talked for a while about the above-average gas mileage associated with this rear-engine marvel.

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Abbott, Patrick win top posts as Republicans dominate

Published Wednesday, November 12, 2014
By Ed Sterling

Winners in the Nov. 4 general election on the whole proved that incumbency and/or running as a Republican continue to be assets when Texas voters hit the polls.

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Polar Vortex

Published Wednesday, November 12, 2014
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Propaganda? Depends on your point of view

Published Saturday, November 8, 2014
By Bob Buckel

Propaganda. We of a certain generation grew up with that word. The most common meaning is "manipulating information to influence opinion."

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Wise County plays a role in Waggoner Ranch’s story

Published Saturday, November 8, 2014
By Roy J. Eaton

When friends visit, we often take them on a mini-tour of Decatur - pointing out the magnificent campus of the Wise Regional Health System, the Decatur Civic Center, beautiful homes in Hidden Oaks and Briar Crossing and then the courthouse square where new restaurants have made downtown boom again.

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Drivers: be on the lookout for migrating deer

Published Saturday, November 8, 2014
By Kim Saling

On Monday evening, Nov. 3, I was traveling on U.S. 81/287 when out of the darkness came a huge deer.

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