Stitching together Youth Fair memories

Published Wednesday, March 4, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

My 10-year-old has spent the last few weekends sewing, which can mean only one thing - the Wise County Youth Fair is upon us.

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Senate panel passes legislation to fund state highways

Published Wednesday, March 4, 2015
By Ed Sterling

The Senate Transportation Committee tentatively approved two pieces of legislation Feb. 25 that would take a portion of various motor vehicle related taxes and dedicate that money to road and bridge construction and maintenance.

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Right to Work

Published Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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What’s your story?

Published Saturday, February 28, 2015
By Jake Harris

We've rearranged our beats here at the Messenger, and I'm now in charge of writing about more than just city council and school board meetings and the occasional feature story.

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Express your opinion, vote and live with the results

Published Saturday, February 28, 2015
By Gerre Joiner

I love this country. It's a country in which dear friends can exchange ideas about the same controversial subject and still be friends.

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Young referee set the tone for Little Dribblers

Published Saturday, February 28, 2015
By Rachael Vance

My daughter was a Little Dribbler this year - pre-k to kindergarten age range - in a display I like to call "gaggle ball."

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Bond proposal a ‘win’ for kids, community

Published Saturday, February 28, 2015
By Rex Keese

Let's talk about the Decatur ISD bond for just a moment. In May, citizens living in the Decatur school district will be asked to vote for or against a bond package to improve the district's infrastructure.

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Pinocchio

Published Saturday, February 28, 2015
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Why can’t November elections look more like May’s?

Published Wednesday, February 25, 2015
By Brian Knox

With the filing deadline for the May election coming up on Friday, I'm reminded of why I like these elections more than general elections.

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Governor gives lawmakers his state budget priorities

Published Wednesday, February 25, 2015
By Ed Sterling

On Feb. 17, Gov. Greg Abbott delivered his first State of the State address during a joint session of the Texas House and Senate and released his recommendations for the two-year 2016-2017 state budget.

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Gay marriage not in God’s plan

Published Wednesday, February 25, 2015
By David Goodwin

As I read Mr. Alford's lengthy article, "Gay marriage no concern," I feel that someone should respond.

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Red and Blue States

Published Wednesday, February 25, 2015
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Choosing your targets

Published Saturday, February 21, 2015
By Bob Buckel

I've never owned, or even been allowed to play with, a laser pointer. It makes me crazy when people use them in presentations, pointing to stuff on PowerPoint slides. I spend so much time just trying to find the little red dot, I forget what they're talking about.

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Gay marriage no concern

Published Saturday, February 21, 2015
By Jimmy Alford

History was made yesterday. It was a meaningful moment that will forever mark a lifelong commitment between two people.

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With the budget, the President calls the shots

Published Saturday, February 21, 2015
By Lee Hamilton

It may not be obvious from the news coverage, but a good bit of Congress's 2015 agenda just landed on Capitol Hill with a thud. I mean this literally.

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Chico trustee explains vote on bond issue

Published Saturday, February 21, 2015
By W.E. "Bill" Hand

I feel as an elected member of the board of trustees of Chico Independent School District, I should explain why I voted as I did, against the bond election that is going to be presented to you, the voters.

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Legalized Pot

Published Saturday, February 21, 2015
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Lake life is a distant memory

Published Wednesday, February 18, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

"The lake" and all it entails - afternoon swims, favorite fishing holes and crispy sunburns - have been part of my family's standard summer for decades.

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Abbott joins other governors in urging against veto

Published Wednesday, February 18, 2015
By Ed Sterling

Gov. Greg Abbott on Feb. 12 announced he had joined a coalition of 24 governors in signing and sending a letter to President Obama that urges the nation's chief executive "to reconsider his threat" to veto legislation approving the Keystone XL pipeline.

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Lent Taxes

Published Wednesday, February 18, 2015
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