Documentary asks hard questions of criminal justice system

Published Saturday, February 6, 2016
By Brian Knox

Despite being a "crime and courts" reporter, I rarely watch "crime drama" television. Maybe its because I deal enough with the real thing, I don't want to spend my precious free time watching more of the same.

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Countryside shooting not problem

Published Saturday, February 6, 2016
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The anti-shooting presentation hit all the emotional hot buttons, as in guns and children and safety and AK-47s and alcohol and law enforcement that wouldn't do what he wanted and his tenure as a longtime citizen and impartiality because he is a gun owner, plus his offer to influence any shooting committee.

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Thanks for generosity

Published Saturday, February 6, 2016
By Ashley Pike-Hall

On behalf of the Pike and Gentry families, we would like to thank each and every person who donated, helped and/or supported the benefit for Marianne and Binky.

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Cruz ineligible to run

Published Saturday, February 6, 2016
By Naomi (Parish) Bates

Ted Cruz is not eligible to be president of the United States.

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Offering ideas for gun ordinance

Published Saturday, February 6, 2016
By Gene Paul Bevil

In the interest of continuity on a subject, the discharge of firearms in populated areas, I would like to follow up my recent letter to the editor with this thought of a solution to the perceived problem.

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Parking lot dangerous

Published Saturday, February 6, 2016
By Diane Hughes

No one likes to hear anyone complain, but for all those who shop in Decatur I have this to say: when are those responsible going to do something about the Wal-Mart parking lot?

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Stop the shooting

Published Saturday, February 6, 2016
By Joyce Barker

We live on the west side of U.S. 287 and were the first people to move on our road in 1994.

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Keeping up with the Jones

Published Wednesday, February 3, 2016
By Mack Thweatt

I've been in this area 46 years now - yes, that number is right - I only look like I'm 146 years old. In those years, I have been lucky to see and be around many Wise County high school athletes because of the time I spent coaching, as a spectator and photographing them for my job with the Messenger.

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TxDOT awaits go-ahead signal for gridlock-reducing projects

Published Wednesday, February 3, 2016
By Ed Sterling

The Texas Department of Transportation on Jan. 27 reported that on average, Texas drivers in five of the state's largest metropolitan areas lose about 52 hours and $1,200 annually due to traffic congestion.

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Council antics disrespect citizens

Published Wednesday, February 3, 2016
By Leeanne Mackowski

Friday evening in Rhome proved to be another performance by the Rhome City Council. The latest scene in the saga was played out to a moderately filled council chamber.

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Gun issue or neighbor dispute?

Published Wednesday, February 3, 2016
By Raleigh H. Steed

I read in the Jan. 30 Wise County Messenger where one Kirk Shaw was upset at his neighbor for firing his weapons within the bounds of his own property.

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Gunfire disrupts ‘country’ life

Published Wednesday, February 3, 2016
By Gene Paul Bevil

In comment to the Jan. 30 article by Kristen Tribe headlined, "Homeowner seeks to limit gunfire on private property," concerning a complaint by a Mr. Shaw of Springtown.

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Lent

Published Wednesday, February 3, 2016
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Make your voice heard, register to vote

Published Saturday, January 30, 2016
By Racey Burden

Monday is the last day to register to vote in the March 1 primaries. If you're anything like me, maybe you've put off registering until the last minute. This is a friendly reminder from a fellow procrastinator who only registered on Friday - go get it done!

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Understanding the true meaning of ‘Groundhog Day’

Published Saturday, January 30, 2016
By Joy Carrico

The movie "Groundhog Day" is misrepresented by society. It drives me nuts when people say something like, "This is like 'Groundhog Day!' I hate it!"

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Zika Virus

Published Saturday, January 30, 2016
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Zika Virus

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Messenger staff seeks Powerball fortune

Published Wednesday, January 27, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

In all the hubbub surrounding the local million-dollar ticket, the Messenger's lottery winners were overshadowed. Sixteen of us each pitched in $5 to purchase 80 tickets, and big news: we won!

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Governor meets with Prime Minister Netanyahu

Published Wednesday, January 27, 2016
By Ed Sterling

Gov. Greg Abbott on Jan. 18 met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a business development tour in Israel.

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Plea for return of stolen cross

Published Wednesday, January 27, 2016
By Gail Roberson

I had the opportunity to decorate the public restrooms at Decatur Lowe's Market. I took this task as an opportunity to see what I could gather and create, using a Western theme.

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Serving bad food advice

Published Saturday, January 23, 2016
By David Talley

Every week the Messenger publishes an informative article in All Around Wise by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Agent Tanya Davis, which is often about food safety and includes recipe tips. Since moving back home, I've taken advantage of my parents' full kitchen and made a few of the dishes Davis recommended. They're very good. As a recent college graduate, I have a few unconventional food prep tips to share.

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