Funny money: Making sense of cents

Published Saturday, March 28, 2015
By Richard Greene

When news broke this week about the future hotel at the civic center and Decatur's $4.4 million loan to get the project going, comments started to filter in on the Messenger Facebook page.

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Joiner qualified for board

Published Saturday, March 28, 2015
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Dr. Matt Joiner, the son of my good friend Gerre Joiner, was a beginning teacher when I was a school superintendent in Decatur.

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Church invites new members

Published Saturday, March 28, 2015
By Ellen Whitley

Episcopalians in Wise County have been meeting informally for prayer and fellowship for several weeks with the goal of forming a more permanent congregation.

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Support DISD Props 1 and 2

Published Saturday, March 28, 2015
By Gerre Joiner

At the coffee shop, we play "stump the old coots." It's kind of a little trivia game in which someone asks, "I'll bet you guys don't know (insert a little-known but "for sure" fact here)."

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New hotel not needed

Published Saturday, March 28, 2015
By Bettie Difiore

Taxpayers beware! So we're getting another hotel in Decatur as part of the civic center? We already have 10 hotels.

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Ted Cruz

Published Saturday, March 28, 2015
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Ted Cruz

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Auction has evolved but remains fun

Published Wednesday, March 25, 2015
By Roy J. Eaton

As I was leaving the Wise County Youth Fair auction a few weeks ago I heard someone say, "This is a sham, why don't they just give the kids a check and forget all this auction business."

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House passes human trafficking, border security bills

Published Wednesday, March 25, 2015
By Ed Sterling

Bills to address the illegal importation and exploitation of persons and to protect the state's border with Mexico moved through the Texas House last week.

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Don’t buy DISD bond rhetoric

Published Wednesday, March 25, 2015
By Tad Billmire

I've read with great interest the letters and articles related to the proposed bonds of DISD.

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Starbucks

Published Wednesday, March 25, 2015
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Starbucks

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The sun is shining on government – let’s keep it that way

Published Saturday, March 21, 2015
By Brian Knox

The Texas Legislature is in session, and as usual, elected officials have filed bills that limit the public's access to information.

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Coffee with a side of forced national dialogue

Published Saturday, March 21, 2015
By Jake Harris

"I'd like a tall cup of coffee, please." "Sounds, good, sir, and while we're brewing that for you, would you like to take a couple of minutes out of your day to talk about Ferguson, Mo.? Or the rights of Mexican immigrants? Or how about issuing reparations to Native Americans?"

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History Lesson

Published Saturday, March 21, 2015
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History Lesson

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Story behind the shamrock; Family celebrates Irish roots

Published Wednesday, March 18, 2015
By Danielle Scroggins

Green hats, buttons and stickers are displayed on Wal-Mart shelves. Shamrocks are decorating Lowe's exit, and other businesses around town are offering specials on corned beef, green shirts or specialty beverages.

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Lawmakers seek to control elements of state spending

Published Wednesday, March 18, 2015
By Ed Sterling

Debates over the Texas House and Senate versions of the state budget lie ahead, and movement toward setting budget controls to blend into a final, agreed-upon budget for 2016-2017 emerged in low-numbered bills filed last week.

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Smith’s outrage unfounded

Published Wednesday, March 18, 2015
By Andy Sabo

This is an open letter to Ms. Tracy Smith, Wise County Democratic Party chair, in response to her letter to the editor dated March 14, 2015.

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Vote Joiner for DISD board

Published Wednesday, March 18, 2015
By Jill Eder

All eligible voters should run, not walk, to the polls to vote for Matt Joiner in the upcoming DISD school board election!

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Brackets

Published Wednesday, March 18, 2015
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Brackets

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Some are more equal than others

Published Saturday, March 14, 2015
By Jimmy Alford

Taking photos or video of the police is not a crime ... yet. This week, Texas Representative Jason Villalba (R-Dallas) introduced House Bill 2918, which basically makes any video or photo by "private citizens" of police officers a crime.

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UIL spells success

Published Saturday, March 14, 2015
By Richard Greene

Next week, Bridgeport will send a team to compete in the state tournament. No, this will not be on the hardwood and there will not be 500 fans gobbling up tickets within a couple of hours to see them compete.

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