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The persistent pursuit of plaques

Published Saturday, March 29, 2014
By Bob Buckel

I majored in English in college for one reason, and one reason only. I wanted to win the Nobel Prize for literature.

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‘Let me tell ya ’bout the birds and the bees…’

Published Saturday, March 29, 2014
By Willis Webb

Yeah, "nature-lover" me was sitting out on the back deck-porch-whatchamacallit the other day, and I actually got to watch the birds and the bees.

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The Selfie

Published Wednesday, March 26, 2014
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The Selfie

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Fixing Congress

Published Wednesday, March 26, 2014
By Lee H. Hamilton

These are hard times for Congress. Our democracy's keystone political institution is widely derided as ineffective, unproductive, irrelevant, and sadly out of touch.

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DPS creates center to protect children

Published Wednesday, March 26, 2014
By Ed Sterling

The Texas Department of Public Safety March 18 announced the creation of the Texas Crimes Against Children Center within the agency's Texas Rangers Division.

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Who vandalized babies’ graves?

Published Wednesday, March 26, 2014
By Emily Haynes Talley

Jeers to whomever chose to vandalize the Preskitt Cemetery, and cheers to the Wise County Sheriff's deputy who patrols this area for letting us know.

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Fred Phelps, You’ve Passed Away

Published Saturday, March 22, 2014
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Fred Phelps, You've Passed Away

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Up in the air

Published Saturday, March 22, 2014
By Bob Buckel

A few years ago I had an opportunity to fly to Minneapolis/St. Paul to make a presentation at a newspaper convention. My family couldn't go, so for once, I was one of those guys, alone in the airport, flying somewhere on business.

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The freedom to chase rabbits

Published Saturday, March 22, 2014
By Jimmy Alford

As I nursed my aching shoulder the other night, I came to realize rabbits are jerks.

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Calling for changes in Alvord ISD

Published Saturday, March 22, 2014
By Matthew Dunn

The town of Alvord has had enough.

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Malaysia Flight 370

Published Wednesday, March 19, 2014
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Malaysia Flight 370

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Building our food IQ on a mini-farm

Published Wednesday, March 19, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

I stood over the meat counter, eyes flitting from one slick package to the next, perplexed. I didn't know what to buy. None of it looked bad, but none of it looked particularly good either.

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Many registered but few voted in primaries

Published Wednesday, March 19, 2014
By Ed Sterling

Looking back at the March 4 primaries, Texas boasted 13,601,324 voters who registered in time to cast a ballot.

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About to give up on Lent

Published Wednesday, March 19, 2014
By Irene Wilson

March 5 wasn't just another day in the countdown to spring break, it was Ash Wednesday, observed mostly by Roman Catholics, which I'm not - but I always give up something for Lent.

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Pope Francis Inadvertently Uses a Profanity

Published Saturday, March 15, 2014
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Pope Francis Inadvertently Uses a Profanity

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2016 SAT Redesign

Published Saturday, March 15, 2014
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2016 SAT Redesign

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Toiling in the soil, again

Published Saturday, March 15, 2014
By Bob Buckel

A neighbor who has been an interior designer her whole working life recently decided to retire from that profession - at which she is very, very good.

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Coffee for 2

Published Saturday, March 15, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

This week marked seven years since we lost the matriarch of our family.

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Tax Filing System Test

Published Wednesday, March 12, 2014
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Tax Filing System Test

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The black horse and a time gone by

Published Wednesday, March 12, 2014
By Gerre Joiner

This little story won't mean much to you unless you: (1. know retired banker/rancher Jimmy Cunnius, (2. knew Chock Longmire or (3. grew up marveling at the fine art of horse trading in the 1950s.

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