Which path will we choose?

Published Wednesday, January 18, 2017
By Brian Knox

Movements that change the course of history can begin in the smallest of places. I was struck by that thought as I stood in a small office in the basement of a church in Montgomery, Ala., last summer.

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Texas Legislature convenes in 85th regular session

Published Wednesday, January 18, 2017
By Ed Sterling

Lawmakers gathered at the state Capitol in their respective houses on Jan. 10, opening day for the 85th regular session of the Texas Legislature. The 140-day session will conclude on May 29.

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Don’t call me discriminating

Published Wednesday, January 18, 2017
By D.A. Sharpe

Discrimination is the description of a bad nomenclature in the language of our culture and contemporary society. At least, it seems to be the initial assumption people assume in its use.

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Change not illegal, but unethical

Published Wednesday, January 18, 2017
By Patricia Mitchell

For the May 2017 election, there will be three open seats on Rhome City Council. The current council has voted to initiate radical procedures in how we vote, what we vote and for whom.

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I’m Going to Be Sick

Published Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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No pain, no pain: Deconstructing and defining my core values

Published Saturday, January 14, 2017
By Joy Carrico

In this week's copy of All Around Wise, Gerry Lewis wrote a column called "What are your core values?" He starts by explaining the difference between beliefs and core values. Beliefs are abstract, while core values motivate us to act in certain ways.

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Finding new motivation in a new year

Published Saturday, January 14, 2017
By David Talley

I'm really not big on New Year's resolutions. According to statisticbrain.com, only 9.2 percent of people who make resolutions feel they were successful in achieving them.

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Could I Get Fries With That?

Published Saturday, January 14, 2017
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Could I Get Fries With That?

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A-F system demoralizing, sets public schools up to fail

Published Wednesday, January 11, 2017
By Racey Burden

The Texas Education Agency notified school districts of their provisional grades under the proposed A-F accountability system Friday, and many Wise County schools were shocked to see "C"s, "D"s and "F"s.

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What my kids learned from their ‘F’ school

Published Wednesday, January 11, 2017
By Rob Thornell

Tonight, just for fun, I asked my youngest daughter (fourth grade) if she had to give her school a grade what would she give it. "An A+!" she said enthusiastically.

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Contemplating a long four years

Published Wednesday, January 11, 2017
By Tracy Smith

Just a little over a week until the beginning of our country's longest four years in its lifetime.

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Independent Ethics Office

Published Wednesday, January 11, 2017
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Independent Ethics Office

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A super idea for a new kind of holiday tradition

Published Saturday, January 7, 2017
By Brian Knox

We're ending a week where no doubt many of us completed the task of taking down Christmas decorations and packing up our ornaments and our memories for another 11 months or so.

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Warming up to the idea of snowy weather

Published Saturday, January 7, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

"Snow, snow, snow, snow, snow ... I want to wash my hands, my face and hair with snow ... I long to clear a path and lift a spade of snow ..." Or ... not.

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Fly, My Tweeties… Fly!

Published Saturday, January 7, 2017
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Hockey’s got nothing on baseball

Published Wednesday, January 4, 2017
By Joy Carrico

The Fella loves hockey. He even plays hockey. As his loyal and loving girlfriend, I have made an effort to understand and enjoy this game. In fact, I have often been one of two or three people freezing in the metal bleachers as he plays in league hockey.

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Patrick applauds action preserving North Carolina’s ‘bathroom bill’

Published Wednesday, January 4, 2017
By Ed Sterling

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has applauded the North Carolina legislature's refusal to repeal a law banning individuals from using public bathrooms designated for the opposite sex.

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Cyber War

Published Wednesday, January 4, 2017
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Cyber War

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Holdman’s time in Wise was short, but showstopping

Published Saturday, December 31, 2016
By Richard Greene

For two seasons, Keenan Holdman dazzled Bridgeport fans and the rest of the Wise County with his ability to create breathtaking plays on the football field and basketball court. But even more impressive was Holdman's drive and willingness to lead in any situation.

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Remembering a unique person and a unique year

Published Saturday, December 31, 2016
By Brian Knox

It's impossible for me to remember the reason for the call or even the bulk of my first conversation with former Wise County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Doug Whitehead back in the summer of 2000, but I clearly remember how the conversation started.

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