Tougher laws can also make it tougher for victims

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017
By Brian Knox

The discussion around mandatory minimum sentences usually involves drug offenses. But last week we saw an example locally of another type of mandatory minimum sentencing - one involving sexual abuse of a child.

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Paxton files brief in support of president’s immigration order

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017
By Ed Sterling

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has filed a legal brief supporting President Trump's executive order for an immigration crackdown.

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Pruitt poor choice to lead EPA

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017
By Coley Smith

I can't express my extreme distress over your vote for EPA Director Scott Pruitt.

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Studying economic inflation

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017
By D.A. Sharpe

Economic inflation appears in various patterns over long lengths of time. Such observation came to mind as my current project is composing an autobiography.

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County overlooking road problem

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017
By Tessa Solomon

It is difficult to do the right thing. For many years, Satan has whispered in the ears of our county officials to take the easy way out when spending limited road repair funds.

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Get Out

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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College board antics only reinforce the need for Wise representation

Published Saturday, February 18, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

The shenanigans at Weatherford College headquarters the last few weeks are perfect examples of why Wise County needs a voting seat on its board of directors.

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Turning off the news (briefly)

Published Saturday, February 18, 2017
By Racey Burden

I am exhausted by politics. I'm sure it's a feeling shared by many.

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Flynn should be investigated

Published Saturday, February 18, 2017
By Tracy A. Smith

It is time to be a patriotic hero for our country. Country first, not party.

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The Russian Mess

Published Saturday, February 18, 2017
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Legislation banning sanctuary city policies clears hurdle

Published Wednesday, February 15, 2017
By Ed Sterling

Gov. Greg Abbott on Feb. 8 praised the Texas Senate's approval of legislation to ban sanctuary cities, an item on his priority list for the current legislative session.

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The Wheel

Published Wednesday, February 15, 2017
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Bringing a sportsy guy into the age of animation

Published Saturday, February 11, 2017
By Racey Burden

It has come to my attention recently that our sports editor, the venerable Richard Greene, is severely lacking in his animated film education. He may be an adult, but that's no excuse.

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The tale of Crash: A cat, who despite all odds, keeps on keepin’ on

Published Saturday, February 11, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

How long do cats normally live? I only ask because I feel like the Tribes may be headed for a record with our Crash.

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Valentine’s Day

Published Saturday, February 11, 2017
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Can’t read her poker face

Published Wednesday, February 8, 2017
By Joy Carrico

Before Lady Gaga performed her halftime show at the Super Bowl this past Sunday, there was much speculation about whether or not the show would be a political protest.

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Governor raises four issues to emergency status

Published Wednesday, February 8, 2017
By Ed Sterling

Gov. Greg Abbott delivered his second biennial State of the State address to a joint session of the Texas Legislature on Jan. 31.

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Superbowl

Published Wednesday, February 8, 2017
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From bike to beast; What can a horse possibly bring to the table?

Published Saturday, February 4, 2017
By David Talley

While I've addressed in a previous column that New Year's resolutions often go unfulfilled, I left open the option of setting loosely-worded goals for the new year.

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Two wheels are tough; Hydration is overrated … unless you’re cycling

Published Saturday, February 4, 2017
By Racey Burden

You can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink, in much the same way that you can tell me that I should probably hydrate for my first bike ride in years and I still won't do it.

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