Georgia on my mind, but not my map

Published Saturday, August 27, 2016
By Brian Knox

The address for our hotel seemed so charmingly "Georgia" on our first trip to Atlanta recently. But as we would come to find out during our stay, that charm turned more into frustration.

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Say ‘cheese’ and mean it

Published Saturday, August 27, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

All I wanted was one photo. It was the first day of school, after all. And among first days, this was a big one for the Tribes.

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The Comeback Kid

Published Saturday, August 27, 2016
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Bonding over summer’s grand finale – #CampPatti

Published Wednesday, August 24, 2016
By Danielle Scroggins

Many teachers have been back in school since Aug. 1 learning new instructional techniques, streamlining classroom technology and decorating classrooms. It's a nice feeling to reboot, restart and refresh for the new academic year - to be inspired by guest speakers and student success stories.

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Texan diagnosed with Zika illness after returning from trip

Published Wednesday, August 24, 2016
By Ed Sterling

A Texas resident who recently traveled to Miami, Fla., has tested positive for Zika virus disease, the Texas Department of State Health Services reported on Aug. 15.

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Keep tax collection with Shaw

Published Wednesday, August 24, 2016
By Garry Bible

The Texas Constitution, Article 8, says that qualified voters of each county shall elect an assessor-collector of taxes for the county.

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National Park Service

Published Wednesday, August 24, 2016
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Shaw misquided in efforts to retain county tax collection

Published Saturday, August 20, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Wise County Tax Assessor-Collector Monte Shaw won a major battle that he should have lost in this year's county budget hearings.

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Fed up with fortune cookies phoning it in

Published Saturday, August 20, 2016
By Racey Burden

Did you know that fortune cookies aren't really Chinese at all?

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Internet News

Published Saturday, August 20, 2016
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Breaking news: sifting through hateful comments is tiresome

Published Wednesday, August 17, 2016
By David Talley

If you haven't seen it, the Messenger's Facebook policy generally runs alongside columns on this page. We tend to alternate it with information about submitting letters to the editor and tips on how to contact your state representatives. Next time it runs, read it. It seems many folks out there could use a refresher.

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Court relaxes Texas voter ID law in time for fall election

Published Wednesday, August 17, 2016
By Ed Sterling

Voters will have more options when presenting personal identification at the polls for the Nov. 8 general election, Texas Secretary of State Carlos Cascos announced last week.

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Give pickle snow cones a chance

Published Wednesday, August 17, 2016
By Allie Tribe

I'm writing in regard to Racey Burden's and David Talley's latest snow cone tasting column.

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Honesty and kindness appreciated

Published Wednesday, August 17, 2016
By Gina Clark

I wanted to share a "cheers" story with Wise County!

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Groundhog Day

Published Wednesday, August 17, 2016
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Drawing closer through destruction

Published Saturday, August 13, 2016
By Racey Burden

If you want to bond with someone, maybe you should try to build a cheap piece of furniture together. This actually wasn't my goal when I bought a $12 bookshelf from Wal-Mart.

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Coffee shop competition: is it for your future?

Published Saturday, August 13, 2016
By Gerre Joiner

I'm pretty well convinced that when one considers charisma, charm and knowledge in general, my coffee shop is among the best.

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Cemetery mowing to be discontinued

Published Saturday, August 13, 2016
By Belva Garrett

News that the county will cease using the inmates to mow some 40 cemeteries is very upsetting. Reportedly, because of budgetary shortfalls, this important program is to be canceled effective Oct. 1.

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Square parking is the pits

Published Saturday, August 13, 2016
By Shirley Honeycutt

To the powers that be in the city of Decatur: When are you going to change the parking situation around our square?

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The Ideal

Published Saturday, August 13, 2016
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