LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

End of the world is near

Published Wednesday, November 16, 2016
By Oliver Currie

What a mess this great country has come to - violence, shootings, rioting, tension, unrest. We have a total crooked government, which is driven by a spiritual force, Satan the devil.

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I Wasn’t Expecting This to Happen

Published Wednesday, November 16, 2016
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I Wasn't Expecting This to Happen

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We the people: Trump can’t save America, but we can

Published Saturday, November 12, 2016
By Racey Burden

I've spent the days since the presidential election wondering what I could possibly say in this column that would matter to anyone who read it. I know where I live. Texas is a red state, has been as long as I can remember, and while I've often felt frustrated with my overly-zealous Republican neighbors, I have never felt frightened of the people they elect. Until now.

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Take challengers’ suggestions to heart

Published Saturday, November 12, 2016
By Don Drain

Today as I am reminiscing about the elections we went through, I think about the things that were said and what is ahead for us, the people, at the local level. Wise County still has the same problems no matter who is in office.

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Sister cities: Stephen Decatur Jr. was a popular dude

Published Wednesday, November 9, 2016
By David Talley

Decatur residents: we're not alone. According to Wikipedia, there are actually 46 other cities, townships, unincorporated communities and ghost towns across the U.S. that share the name Decatur.

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States, lawmakers file briefs in support of Texas’ voter ID law

Published Wednesday, November 9, 2016
By Ed Sterling

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Sept. 23 filed a petition on behalf of the state of Texas, asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate the Texas voter ID law.

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November

Published Wednesday, November 9, 2016
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November

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Focusing on good things

Published Wednesday, November 2, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Election season is exhausting. But the finish line is just ahead. By this time next week, we'll know. We will have a president-elect.

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Officials urge state’s high court not to expand same-sex marriage ruling

Published Wednesday, November 2, 2016
By Ed Sterling

Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton last week filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the Texas Supreme Court over issues they say were not addressed in a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case declaring same-sex marriage a fundamental right.

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No good choice for president

Published Wednesday, November 2, 2016
By Jim Taylor

On Monday, I had the privilege of being the first person in line to vote at the early voting center in Bridgeport. I have done my civic duty.

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Best choice is Trump

Published Wednesday, November 2, 2016
By Virginia Cox

Mr. Eaton: on your opinion, published in the Oct. 19 edition of the Messenger, I believe you are trying to make a last push with a different angle for Hillary.

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We’re Almost Finished…

Published Wednesday, November 2, 2016
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We're Almost Finished...

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Measuring the creep factor

Measuring the creep factor

Published Saturday, October 29, 2016
By Racey Burden

As a 14-year-old girl in Wise County, nothing intrigued or scared me more than Screaming Bridge.

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Ghost-busting across the county

Published Saturday, October 29, 2016
By David Talley

Growing up in Wise County, everybody has a ghost story. From the ghost of Screaming Bridge to Sally Bowman's grave in Deep Creek Cemetery, local kids hear a lot their parents probably don't know about.

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Multiple offices at stake

Published Saturday, October 29, 2016
By D.A. Sharpe

It was my delight and honor to see you give reference to my name in an Oct. 19 column ("Choices this November leave voters in a quandary") about always casting a vote on election days! Thank you for that!

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Easy decision for Christians

Published Saturday, October 29, 2016
By Marc Moore

Sixty-six percent of Americans agree that the country is headed in the wrong direction. Seventy-five percent of Americans call themselves Christians, the smallest number since the country was founded.

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Beware the little white lie

Published Wednesday, October 26, 2016
By Joy Carrico

A study was released Monday in the journal Nature Neuroscience that concludes the brain adapts to dishonesty. Scientists devised a study where they gave people incentives to be dishonest without having to admit it and measured their brain activity.

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Judge reaffirms, expands reach of injunction against bathroom directive

Published Wednesday, October 26, 2016
By Ed Sterling

Fort Worth-based U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor has reaffirmed his Aug. 21 injunction placing a temporary hold on federal guidelines for accommodating transgender students in the use of public school bathrooms and locker rooms.

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Explore the Democratic options

Published Wednesday, October 26, 2016
By Jim Stegall

I appreciate your publisher's philosophy: "vote the person, not the party," published on the Oct. 19 Messenger Opinion page.

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Democrats have work to do

Published Wednesday, October 26, 2016
By Corrie Lloyd

To my fellow Democratic Party members in response to the recent behavior of Janet Akers-Amos, Wise County Democratic Party Chair:

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