Are we doomed to polarization?

Published Saturday, July 12, 2014
By Lee Hamilton

We Americans are trapped in a political dilemma. We all like representative democracy, but we don't much like the way it's performing.

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Traveling Across America

Published Saturday, July 12, 2014
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Vacation means less Starbucks, more ‘sexy coffee’

Published Wednesday, July 9, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

Summertime travel is in full swing, and whether you're venturing out of the state or out of the country, you'll likely have the chance to embrace a different way of life, even if just for a few days.

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Panel gets input on population influx at border

Published Wednesday, July 9, 2014
By Ed Sterling

A U.S. House Homeland Security Committee field hearing titled, "Crisis on the Texas Border: Surge of Unaccompanied Minors," was conducted in McAllen on July 3.

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Crime reports are high humor

Published Wednesday, July 9, 2014
By Joe Lambert

I used to wonder why the Wise County Messenger had no comics section. It finally occurred to me that it does.

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Volunteers make Sonflower Camp special

Published Wednesday, July 9, 2014
By Andrea Duwe and Elaine Huff

Thank you again to every single, beloved soul who participated in Sonflower Camp for Kids with Disabilities.

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Find alternative to dumping animals

Published Wednesday, July 9, 2014
By Debi Porter

I wish I could attach pictures to this letter. On July 4 on our way back from a picnic, my mom and I found two puppies that had been "dumped."

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Ramp needs more attention, less trash

Published Wednesday, July 9, 2014
By Rusty White

Why is there no "common sense" by those in charge of the boat ramps on Lake Bridgeport?

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Need a Babysitter?

Published Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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Need a Babysitter?

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This border crisis is different

Published Saturday, July 5, 2014
By Bob Buckel

His name's Esteban. I can't tell his story, because it's not mine to tell - but he entered the United States illegally.

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An unathletic view on 5Ks

Published Saturday, July 5, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

I am not really the athletic type. Most of my tosses for tennis serves hit my head instead of the racquet, and my dashes to first base look more like a ballerina's prance - hands stuck out in the most prissy manner and all.

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Thankfulness comes out in the wash

Published Saturday, July 5, 2014
By Becca, Paula, Becky, Joyce and Ginny

The volunteers at Wise Kids Resale, a non-profit organization, would like to send a big "thank-you" to Sam's Hairquarters for helping us out with the washing.

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Fireworks

Published Saturday, July 5, 2014
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What Congress should learn from the VA scandal

Published Wednesday, July 2, 2014
By Lee H. Hamilton

Like other federal scandals before it, the mess involving VA hospitals has followed a well-trodden path.

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Detention facilities swell with young border crossers

Published Wednesday, July 2, 2014
By Ed Sterling

Streams of unaccompanied Central American children continued to make their way north, crossing the United States border into Texas where federal custody awaits.

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Keep an eye on your renters

Published Wednesday, July 2, 2014
By Audrey Dyer

I have a house in Decatur. It was rented to a man and his family in 2009. A year after they moved in, the wife moved out.

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Seeing the USA

Published Saturday, June 28, 2014
By Bob Buckel

I don't know about you, but summertime makes me itchy to get in the car and drive - not across town, or even across Texas, but across America.

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Google Earth and my unlucky friend

Published Saturday, June 28, 2014
By Gerre Joiner

What a day at the coffee shop. I learned a lot.

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Bites

Published Saturday, June 28, 2014
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Share your vacation photos with the Messenger

Share your vacation photos with the Messenger

Published Wednesday, June 25, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

Messenger Summer Tour begins today! School's been out for a few weeks, and vacation season is in full swing. Wise County folks are taking road trips, hopping on planes and setting sail for grand adventures.

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