Stay cool and get ready for school

Published Wednesday, July 26, 2017
By Brian Knox

The calendar says school is just around the corner, but the thermometer says summer is just heating up. I check the National Weather Service forecast each day for various alerts, and lately the description for the daily weather just says "Hot" with a graphic of a blazing yellow sun.

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Senate races through agenda to get to other-than-Sunset bills

Published Wednesday, July 26, 2017
By Ed Sterling

The 85th Texas Legislature convened at the Capitol on July 18 for its first called session, the main purpose being for lawmakers to extend the life of certain state agencies scheduled for termination, and then to proceed to other matters.

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Act of kindness appreciated

Published Wednesday, July 26, 2017
By Kay and Jimmy Waters

On Sunday, July 23, we were spending time with our grandson who is serving in the U.S. Army and is being deployed overseas this week.

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Free At Last

Published Wednesday, July 26, 2017
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Catching laughs with lures

Published Saturday, July 22, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

I come from a fishing family, yet, I do not fish. My teenage son, on the other hand, has had a pole in his hand since he was 2 years old thanks to my dad, aka Pop Pop.

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Establishing boundaries as impressive as milestone

Published Saturday, July 22, 2017
By Joy Carrico

We Rangers fans are all very excited for Adrian Beltre to reach the milestone of 3,000 hits.

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I’m a Survivor

Published Saturday, July 22, 2017
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Growing not a pain

Published Wednesday, July 19, 2017
By Racey Burden

I've seen a lot of complaints about growth lately, especially at public meetings and in the Facebook comments of the Messenger posts. New retail possibly coming to Bridgeport? Stay away, this is a rural community.

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Abbott gives lawmakers initial marching orders for special session

Published Wednesday, July 19, 2017
By Ed Sterling

Gov. Greg Abbott on July 10 issued a formal proclamation for the special session that begins July 18, directing the Texas Legislature to extend expiration dates for the Texas Medical Board and other state boards that regulate psychologists, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors and social workers.

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Growing number bewildered by Trump

Published Wednesday, July 19, 2017
By Ken Bateman

I am compelled to speak to the July 12 letter, "Discouraged by journalists" by Jo Ann Mann of Bridgeport.

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Heat

Published Wednesday, July 19, 2017
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Back in the saddle; A log of my 2017 bicycle races so far

Published Saturday, July 15, 2017
By David Talley

I wrote a column in January about plans to revisit bicycle racing this year after barely pedaling anywhere in 2016. I raced a variety of events in college, hitting the road almost every weekend of both semesters to travel around the state for cycling events. But since then I've been off my bike more than in the saddle.

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Use your teacher voice and call Austin

Published Saturday, July 15, 2017
By Suzanne Bardwell

I have spilled barrels of ink in columns on the joys of being a teacher, but now some ink needs to be spilled to get educators the help we need.

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Bring back the garden club

Published Saturday, July 15, 2017
By Margaret Gettys Cude

As one of Decatur's older citizens, I can remember when we had an active garden club.

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Eclipse

Published Saturday, July 15, 2017
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Lamenting the ‘lone finalist’

Published Wednesday, July 12, 2017
By Bob Buckel

I was in Wenatchee, Wash., recently - the real Washington, where they grow apples - and I saw an article in the newspaper that piqued my interest.

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Lawmakers plan to file teacher pay legislation in special session

Published Wednesday, July 12, 2017
By Ed Sterling

A special session of the Texas Legislature, called by Gov. Greg Abbott, is set to begin on July 18. The agenda is big.

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Discouraged by journalists

Published Wednesday, July 12, 2017
By Jo Ann Mann

In your last article about President Trump, when you remarked about your gut reaction was that of bewilderment and (if you were truthful) anger, I now see how my president reacts to CNN and other journalists as we live in a sad time because we have some journalists and news people who are not truthful, especially those who do not want Trump as our president.

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Shark Week

Published Wednesday, July 12, 2017
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Paying to play

Published Saturday, July 8, 2017
By Richard Greene

Growing up, I was consumed by baseball. I lived, breathed and even dreamed about it. Throwing dozens of balls daily through a tire in the backyard, I was convinced with enough practice that I could be the next Roger Clemens.

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