Putting the ‘death tax’ to rest

Published Wednesday, January 28, 2015
By Mac Thornberry

My political life began in a slightly unlikely place: in the pickup with my grandfather in Donley County. A rancher by heritage and profession, he was always interested in the news and somehow imparted upon me the understanding that decisions being made a long way off affected our daily lives.

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Abbott, Patrick take office

Published Wednesday, January 28, 2015
By Ed Sterling

Jan. 20 was inauguration day for Gov. Greg Abbott, successor to Rick Perry, who completed a record-setting 14 years as governor. Abbott is the 48th governor of Texas.

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It’ll never be time for term limits on Congress

Published Wednesday, January 28, 2015
By Lee Hamilton

It didn't get much attention at the time, but the elections last November did more than give Republicans a majority in the U.S. Senate.

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The Big Game

Published Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Finding, friending and fleeing

Published Saturday, January 24, 2015
By Bob Buckel

Galen was one of the most talented humans I have ever known. We met when a couple from our church invited a few of the "new" folks over for supper. He and Pat, like my wife and I, were both newlyweds and newcomers.

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In case I don’t make it off the table

Published Saturday, January 24, 2015
By Gerre Joiner

This morning in a staff meeting we were visiting about calendar events.

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Act of kindness appreciated

Published Saturday, January 24, 2015
By Carol Smith

I just wanted to let you know about the honesty and kindness of one of your residents.

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DISD: separate ‘wants’ from ‘needs’ in bond

Published Saturday, January 24, 2015
By Tad Billmire

Well, here we go again, Decatur ISD taxpayers. You better grab hold of your wallet because the superintendent and school board are coming after your cash to pay for unneeded "stuff."

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The Pope and Rabbits

Published Saturday, January 24, 2015
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A boy named Sue? Not in Wise County

Published Wednesday, January 21, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

I'm an end-of-year news junkie and devour all the lists and roundups, one of which is always the top baby names.

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Perry gives parting speech

Published Wednesday, January 21, 2015
By Ed Sterling

Gov. Rick Perry addressed a joint session of the House and Senate for the last time on Jan. 13, opening day of the 140-day regular session of the 84th Texas Legislature.

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Asset forfeiture program limited

Published Wednesday, January 21, 2015
By Rusty White

Attorney General Eric Holder recently announced a new policy that will greatly restrict the ability of state and local police forces to use federal law to seize goods without charging an individual with a crime.

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Concerns about proposed DISD bond election

Published Wednesday, January 21, 2015
By D. Bart Tonroy

I submit this relating to items to be considered for inclusion in Decatur ISD's May 2015 proposed bond election.

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Progressivism and compromise

Published Wednesday, January 21, 2015
By Eddie R. Dunlap

A new Congress taking the helm for the United States of America is set to take on an almost impossible task.

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Three

Published Wednesday, January 21, 2015
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Cult of personality quizzes

Published Saturday, January 17, 2015
By Jake Harris

It seems 2013 was the Year of the Introvert. Psychologists, journalists and sociologists published multiple news articles and thinkpieces about the merits of introverts in the workplace, at school and at home.

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Upon further review…

Published Saturday, January 17, 2015
By Bob Buckel

Miss Watkins had a firm grip on Leo's left arm as she dragged him from the playground.

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Thanks for help after fire

Published Saturday, January 17, 2015
By Charles Montgomery

Thank you to all who helped me recover from the fire that destroyed my home the morning of Jan. 4.

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Bring back the nose rag

Published Saturday, January 17, 2015
By Laura Brewer

I wonder if anyone remembers nose rags - used in pre-Kleenex tissue days, at least by our family.

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Ode to Ice Bowl II

Published Saturday, January 17, 2015
By Dale Burchfield

It was a cold and dreary day, The fans were on their feet, As old Romo called the play

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