Revisiting ‘Space Jam’ stomps childhood nostalgia

Published Wednesday, September 7, 2016
By Racey Burden

Something happened this weekend that caused me to question all of my childhood memories - I watched "Space Jam."

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Education chief announces fines assessed to testing service

Published Wednesday, September 7, 2016
By Ed Sterling

Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath on Aug. 23 announced the Texas Education Agency will fine the company that delivers and administers STAAR - the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness - with $5.7 million in liquidated damages.

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Syrian Refugees

Published Wednesday, September 7, 2016
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Frisco taxpayers send loud message with vote

Published Saturday, September 3, 2016
By Richard Greene

The eight high schools of Frisco ISD opened the new Star football stadium last Saturday with a day full of action, starting a new era of high school football in a state-of-the-art indoor facility.

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The mystery of cheese curds is revealed

Published Saturday, September 3, 2016
By Joy Carrico

The Fella and I took a trip to Wisconsin this summer. Wisconsin is the Badger State. I didn't know that and wouldn't have guessed it as we failed to spot a single badger.

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Thanks for supporting Taste of Wise

Published Saturday, September 3, 2016
By Lori Sherwood

On behalf of the Look Local Committee, we want to thank the citizens of Wise County for your continued support of the Taste of Wise event each year.

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Gene Wilder

Published Saturday, September 3, 2016
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Curbing future stress by learning from the past

Published Wednesday, August 31, 2016
By David Talley

School is in session. Across the country, students from pre-k to college are packing their backpacks and settling down to the structure that daily education seems to bring to all of our lives - except me.

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Federal court rules in favor of UT’s campus carry policy

Published Wednesday, August 31, 2016
By Ed Sterling

An attempt by three University of Texas at Austin professors to prevent licensed permit holders from carrying their concealed handguns while attending classes was denied by U.S. District Court Judge Lee Yeakel on Aug. 22.

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Council members’ residency questioned

Published Wednesday, August 31, 2016
By Cathy Coffee

All city council members should reside in the city they represent. If a city council member moves the right thing to do is resign, not look for a loophole in the state law and stay because their "friends" ask them to.

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Fantasy Football

Published Wednesday, August 31, 2016
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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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