LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Questioning King’s claims

Published Saturday, July 11, 2015
By Tracy Smith

A recent Wise County Messenger article wrote about how our state representative, Phil King, claimed the state's recent legislative session was "the most productive in which he's been involved."

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High court puts Texas abortion law on hold

Published Wednesday, July 8, 2015
By Ed Sterling

The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 vote on June 29, granted a stay preventing revisions to the state abortion law made by the Texas Legislature in 2013 from taking effect July 1.

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Donald Trump

Published Wednesday, July 8, 2015
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Donald Trump

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Program needs community’s help

Published Saturday, July 4, 2015
By Brian Knox

Summer brings back many childhood memories for me. Baseball games. Vacations. Snow cones. Swimming. But I also remember participating in something a little more charitable: delivering meals to seniors in my community.

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Remember how it all began, happy Fourth

Published Saturday, July 4, 2015
By Travis Lisle

Two hundred and thirty-nine years ago, the 13 American colonies declared their independence from Great Britain and the United States of America was born.

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July 4th, 1776

Published Saturday, July 4, 2015
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July 4th, 1776

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County answers call to feed the hungry

Published Wednesday, July 1, 2015
By Racey Burden

When I walked into Wise Area Relief Mission (WARM) June 9, the shelves looked depressing. I know inanimate objects can't actually be depressed, but if they could, those shelves would be. After all, the purpose of those shelves is to hold food that will one day be distributed to the people of Wise County who really need it.

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Officials react to decision on federal health care law

Published Wednesday, July 1, 2015
By Ed Sterling

Pursuant to a 6-3 decision by the United States Supreme Court on June 25, health insurance policies will stay on course for Texans who secured coverage through a federally facilitated exchange under the U.S. Affordable Care Act.

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Learn from Nazi history

Published Wednesday, July 1, 2015
By Angelou del Angel

Pride of Dixie. In the days of legally sanctioned slavery across the South, it should have been regarded by poor and working class whites the way so many on the right currently see illegal immigration: as a threat to their jobs and livelihoods.

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Same-sex marriage goes against nature

Published Wednesday, July 1, 2015
By M.E. Reynolds

America was founded on right and wrong. Our ancestors came to the new world looking for the best way to live and to teach their children by way of the Bible for answers.

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Marriage Ruling

Published Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Marriage Ruling

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Flagged down: Skipping town for better lunch

Published Saturday, June 27, 2015
By Richard Greene

On a much-needed vacation, my wife and I finished a trip in the Ozarks in Arkansas. After a few days enjoying the hospitality of Southwest Missouri, including nightly cobbler, we were looking forward to the quaint charm of Eureka Springs.

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Hate is poisoning the air we breath

Published Saturday, June 27, 2015
By Jimmy Alford

In the past week, this country has seen remarkable things - a violent attack on peaceful churchgoers, millions turning their backs on a flag, a terrorist was sentenced to death and the highest court in the land has given a 5-4 decision in favor of gay marriage.

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No More Roofs

Published Saturday, June 27, 2015
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No More Roofs

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Escaping the echo chamber could lead to real blessings

Published Wednesday, June 24, 2015
By Brian Knox

Listening to a police scanner in the newsroom all day, you hear all kinds of calls. But there's one call I hear from time to time that makes me uncomfortable. It usually goes something like this: "We need an officer in route to the complainant's location for a suspicious person. Black male walking down the street."

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Governor makes final decisions on bills passed by Legislature

Published Wednesday, June 24, 2015
By Ed Sterling

Gov. Greg Abbott on June 20 completed the task of reviewing all bills that were passed by the Texas Legislature. He had until midnight on June 21 to get the job done.

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Summer Emoticons

Published Wednesday, June 24, 2015
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Summer Emoticons

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Future aerospace expert seeks to sharpen writing skills

Published Saturday, June 20, 2015
By Shelby Vanover

The Wise County Messenger has partnered with a new group of student journalists for "Youth Spoken." As the name implies, it will offer these young people a voice on the pages of the Messenger.

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Reading leads to love of language, writing

Published Saturday, June 20, 2015
By Mickey Drewery

First and foremost, you must know I am a book lover/nerd/enthusiast, and my love for English has ultimately become the result.

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Young journalist pursues new adventure at the Mess

Published Saturday, June 20, 2015
By Rachael Ussery

My dream is to be a traveling journalist. I've always enjoyed capturing beautiful images of the earth for others to see and having a story to go with it would add to the magnificence of the experience.

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