What’s in a name?

Published Saturday, May 27, 2017
By Joy Carrico

Denton ISD named a building after my dad - the Bill Carrico Athletic Complex. It was built as part of the new high school in Denton.

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Appeal was futile

Published Saturday, May 27, 2017
By Maritha Gan

Well, I went to my annual meeting with the parasitic appraisal board of Wise County.

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Taxes are a disease

Published Saturday, May 27, 2017
By John Rowe

Please file a protest or don't complain when your taxes double or triple.

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Memorial Day

Published Saturday, May 27, 2017
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The squirrel slayer strikes

Published Wednesday, May 24, 2017
By Gerre Joiner

I visited with Rodney Lisby at the coffee shop recently, and he related the highlights of the following story. A while ago, Dan Rhine had a problem with his pickup, wasn't acting right. He couldn't get the pretty-new truck to start.

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State budget bill moves forward as conference committee agrees

Published Wednesday, May 24, 2017
By Ed Sterling

Texas Senate and House budget conferees met frequently last week and on May 20 managed to reach compromise on a $218 billion state budget for fiscal years 2018-2019.

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Tips for the trails: How to be a responsible hiker and biker

Published Saturday, May 20, 2017
By David Talley

The city of Bridgeport's hike and bike trails are now open - at least partially. So far there are about 1.6 miles of choppy, rough trail cut into 240 acres of land southeast of the city's Northwest OHV Park. It's not much, but more is coming this summer.

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Valid bills die at the hands of petty legislators

Published Saturday, May 20, 2017
By Racey Burden

So it looks like the Texas Legislature will go into special session this year at the expense of taxpayers.

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Library and veterans team up

Published Saturday, May 20, 2017
By Deborah BeCraft

The Rhome Public Library now has a new program for the veterans!

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Levels of U.S. Security

Published Saturday, May 20, 2017
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Levels of U.S. Security

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Change in leadership offers fresh start

Published Wednesday, May 17, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Weatherford College Board Chairman Frank Martin lost his bid for re-election May 6, and just five days later WC President Kevin Eaton announced he was stepping down. If you're not sure what this means for Wise County, let me assure you, it's a good thing.

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Legislature grinds toward May 29 close with much still to accomplish

Published Wednesday, May 17, 2017
By Ed Sterling

With a mere two weeks remaining until the end of the 85th regular session of the Texas Legislature, lawmakers have not yet finalized a state budget for fiscal years 2018 and 2019.

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Class of 2017

Published Wednesday, May 17, 2017
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Class of 2017

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Walls won’t make us safer, only more suspicious

Published Saturday, May 13, 2017
By Brian Knox

Our society seems really obsessed with walls right now. And I'm not just talking about the physical ones.

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It ain’t over til it’s over, unless it is

Published Saturday, May 13, 2017
By Joy Carrico

Earlier this month, Baltimore Oriole's player Manny Machado went on an epic rant so filled with expletives that it's little more than a series of bleeps. He was ranting because Red Sox's Chris Sale threw behind him.

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Show your conservatism

Published Saturday, May 13, 2017
By Mark Hamilton

I am Mark from the Boy Scout Troop 194, and I am writing about how our country is changing.

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ER staff offers excellent care

Published Saturday, May 13, 2017
By Ethel Martinez

Yesterday was the second time I had to go to the Wise Health System emergency room, and they were outstanding both times.

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FBI Director

Published Saturday, May 13, 2017
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FBI Director

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Remaining thankful on dark days

Published Wednesday, May 10, 2017
By Richard Greene

Last week I left an interview in Boyd with only one thing on my mind: stopping for a bottled water before returning to the office. But as I turned onto Texas 114, I was greeted by a wall of smoke.

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House joins Senate in passing constitutional convention measure

Published Wednesday, May 10, 2017
By Ed Sterling

The Texas House of Representatives on May 4 approved Senate Joint Resolution 2, a measure calling for a convention of the states, as contemplated and enabled by Article V of the U.S. Constitution.

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