5 public health threats in Texas scarier than Ebola

Published Saturday, October 4, 2014
By Anna C. Dragsbaek

There's no doubt about it: Ebola is scary. The disease has a high mortality rate and no known cure. No vaccine is available to halt its spread.

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Voter ID

Published Saturday, October 4, 2014
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Don’t forget, these are your rights, too

Published Wednesday, October 1, 2014
By Jimmy Alford

There is a trend that has gone seemingly unnoticed by the American populace. It's scary, and it affects everyone, yet not only are some people oblivious, others are also enthusiastically in favor of this slow erosion of their rights.

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Top candidates debate with election on horizon

Published Wednesday, October 1, 2014
By Ed Sterling

A Monday debate pitted Leticia Van de Putte, D-San Antonio, and Dan Patrick, R-Houston, two state senators who are vying to succeed David Dewhurst as lieutenant governor in 2015.

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Attack Ads

Published Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Politics vs. football: voters lose

Published Saturday, September 27, 2014
By Richard Greene

Few things in Texas are more romanticized than high school football on Friday nights. After barbecue, the Alamo and the cowboy on the plains, it's one of the primary state symbols.

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Membership in the ‘Old Coots’ is distinct honor for me

Published Saturday, September 27, 2014
By Willis Webb

There are a number of advantages to growing older. One, of course, is that you are indeed growing older. And, as I always say: "Beats the heck out of the alternative."

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Thanks, I Needed That

Published Saturday, September 27, 2014
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Defending against the weapon of fear

Published Wednesday, September 24, 2014
By Brian Knox

"Daddy, I think there's monsters under my bed." Those words were softly spoken by my 3-year-old son well after he should have been asleep Monday night.

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Davis, Abbott answer questions in McAllen forum

Published Wednesday, September 24, 2014
By Ed Sterling

With less than six weeks until election day on Nov. 4, the first of two scheduled gubernatorial debates was held in the Rio Grande Valley city of Edinburg on Sept. 19.

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Fence Hop

Published Wednesday, September 24, 2014
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The NFL? It’s us

Published Saturday, September 20, 2014
By Bob Buckel

Isn't it ironic that the NFL is suddenly taking such a - well, beating - over players beating up their wives, girlfriends and children? Isn't violence what the NFL is all about?

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Consider the call

Published Saturday, September 20, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

A mentoring program in the works at Boyd Middle School is open to everyone.

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Scotland

Published Saturday, September 20, 2014
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Scotland

Published Saturday, September 20, 2014
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Shining the spotlight on our schools

Published Wednesday, September 17, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

School bells are ringing across Wise County, and although only three weeks have passed, teachers and students are already hard at work.

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The old handshake

Published Wednesday, September 17, 2014
By Gerre Joiner

Things were slow at the coffee shop recently. Someone mentioned the name of a man known to everyone around the table. Another said, "What a handshake!" Others chimed in.

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Texas, Mexico exchange words over military at border

Published Wednesday, September 17, 2014
By Ed Sterling

While the governor and group of trade-with-Texas promoters were in Japan and China last week, the 13th anniversary of the "9-11" terrorist attacks on the United States was broadly observed.

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Sports News

Published Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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‘Friend’ me?

Published Saturday, September 13, 2014
By Bob Buckel

Life is all about tradeoffs. If we live long enough, we learn that. Fame comes with a loss of privacy.

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