Social media fuels compulsive quest for validation

Published Wednesday, November 15, 2017
By Joy Carrico

I have a friend in graduate school who called me the other night because, she said, she felt like either the world was crazy or she was. As a part of her studies, she works with undergraduate students. She told me that for days she felt like everyone around her was hopped up on something, and there was this feeling of a whole conversation that was going on in which she was not involved.

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Hurricane Harvey debris removal funding gains approval

Published Wednesday, November 15, 2017
By Ed Sterling

Gov. Greg Abbott and leaders of the Texas Legislature on Nov. 9 announced the approval of $90 million in emergency state funding to help Hurricane Harvey disaster-declared counties pay for the removal of debris.

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Grateful city listened

Published Wednesday, November 15, 2017
By Wendell Wiggins

I would like to take this time to personally say thank you to the mayor of Bridgeport Randy Singleton, councilmen David Correll, Kevin Lopez, Billy Fred Walker, Bobby Brazier and Jimmy Meyers for listening to the community and for dropping the involuntary annexation of properties bordering your city limits.

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Sign a petition for property rights

Published Wednesday, November 15, 2017
By Wise Citizens for Property Rights Inc.

Wise Citizens for Property Rights Inc. (WCPR) was born out of a forced annexation attempt by the city of Bridgeport.

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Harassment

Published Wednesday, November 15, 2017
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Wanted: kid car service

Published Saturday, November 11, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Heads up, entrepreneurs: I have an idea for you. While burning gas and time in the school pick-up lines, I often fantasize about a kid Uber.

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For the love of the game

Published Saturday, November 11, 2017
By Racey Burden

Sometimes, I wonder if being a sports fan is worth it. I have loved Oklahoma Sooners football with all my heart for as long as I can remember.

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Veterans Day

Published Saturday, November 11, 2017
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Thoughts and prayers

Published Wednesday, November 8, 2017
By Messenger Staff

As of Nov. 7, there have been 21 mass shootings in the United States in 2017 where four or more people have died.

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Proclamation honors World Series winning Houston Astros

Published Wednesday, November 8, 2017
By Ed Sterling

Gov. Greg Abbott proclaimed Nov. 3 as Houston Astros Day, honoring the American League champions for winning the 2017 Major League Baseball World Series.

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Disturbed by grammar mistake

Published Wednesday, November 8, 2017
By Gordon Hofstra

I read with interest the ghost articles in the Oct. 28 Messenger. Being a student of long-ago schooling where proper English usage was taught, I was disturbed by the improper wordage use in the articles.

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Deck the halls for election season

Published Saturday, November 4, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

"It's the most wonderful time ... of the year ..." (Everyone, sing!) "It's the hap-happiest season of all ..." Oh, wait. You thought this was about Christmas? Not. At. All. I'm talking about election season.

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Experiencing the Pine Tree State

Published Saturday, November 4, 2017
By Joy Carrico

The Fella and I took a trip to New England this fall. We were told over and over "Oooh. It will be BEAUTIFUL!" New England in the fall. It's so idyllic it's almost a cliche.

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Cable News

Published Saturday, November 4, 2017
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The 1980s are alive and well in pop culture

Published Wednesday, November 1, 2017
By Brian Knox

There is no doubt that the hottest decade of the moment in popular culture has to be the 1980s. This wave of '80s mania is no doubt fueled by many film and television directors close in age to myself who grew up in that decade and are now tapping into our need for childhood nostalgia as we enter into middle age.

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Paxton asks high court to approve court-drawn House maps

Published Wednesday, November 1, 2017
By Ed Sterling

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Oct. 27 filed a brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a lower court ruling that required nine of the state's 150 House districts to be redrawn.

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Nest Eggs

Published Wednesday, November 1, 2017
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Sharing my ghost stories

Published Saturday, October 28, 2017
By Richard Greene

I try to approach everything with an open mind. I know there's plenty out there that can't be explained with logic or theory. Do I believe in aliens? Well, as big as the universe is, I don't know how we can rule it out.

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What we learned while ghost hunting

Published Saturday, October 28, 2017
By Racey Burden and Kristen Tribe

There's more (or perhaps less) to a real ghost hunting adventure than what you see on TV. "This is not 'Ghost Hunters,'" Jennifer DeMoss told us as we prepared to set out on a search for the paranormal in Wise County.

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Disaster Areas

Published Saturday, October 28, 2017
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