Crash course puppy training

Published Saturday, May 5, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Sunday will be one month since my girlfriend and I brought home our first puppy. And let's just say it has been an interesting four weeks.

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Life well lived

Published Saturday, May 5, 2018
By J. Mark Howell

I write on behalf of the Wise County Bar Association to express our respects on the passing of W.B. Woodruff.

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Vaping

Published Saturday, May 5, 2018
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DNA provides glimpse into the past

Published Saturday, April 28, 2018
By Brian Knox

I received an email last week saying the results of my DNA sample that I had sent to a genealogy service were available. Perhaps fittingly, it arrived on my son's birthday.

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An opportune chore

Published Saturday, April 28, 2018
By Richard Greene

This year I've tried to turn over a new leaf and change my pessimistic ways. I've taken the view that there are no problems, only opportunities.

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Addressing current topics in Boyd

Published Saturday, April 28, 2018
By Rodney E. Holmes

There seems to be some confusion on things that are happening in our great city.

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House Hero

Published Saturday, April 28, 2018
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Things to consider in election

Published Saturday, April 21, 2018
By Patricia Mitchell

Facing a challenging re-election year, is it any coincidence that Rhome Mayor Michelle Pittman diCredico recently had an epiphany about the fate of Rhome's Old School and is now asking people (voters) to share her "vision?"

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Surprise! It’s a newspaper

Published Saturday, April 14, 2018
By Richard Greene

Like many Wednesdays before, you will open your mailbox next week and find a copy of All Around Wise. While many of you will flip through it, the first inclination for some will be to quickly dismiss it as the same old, same old.

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Buy local by local

Published Saturday, April 14, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

For many years, newspapers never bragged on themselves. They didn't tout their investigative reports, plug heartfelt feature stories, or remind readers of the paper's advertising reach. It just wasn't done.

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Big changes, new opportunities

Published Wednesday, April 11, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Big changes are coming to the midweek edition of the Wise County Messenger. Beginning next week, the midweek Messenger and All Around Wise will be combined into a single, dynamic publication and sent free to more than 27,000 Wise County residents.

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Troops on border draws mixed reviews

Published Wednesday, April 11, 2018
By Ed Sterling

Gov. Greg Abbott on April 4 welcomed the announcement by Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen that the federal government would deploy some 4,000 National Guard personnel to the U.S.-Mexico border to assist in stemming the flow of illegal immigration.

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Facebook Hearings

Published Wednesday, April 11, 2018
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Oklahoma education is not OK

Published Saturday, April 7, 2018
By Racey Burden

When I was a kid in an Oklahoma public school, I don't remember thinking it was strange to have textbooks that were falling apart or to go to classes in an ancient outbuilding that flooded every time it rained.

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Tariff proposal misses mark

Published Saturday, April 7, 2018
By Randy Keck

In 1787, Thomas Jefferson wrote a letter to Edward Carrington, whom he had sent as a delegate to the Continental Congress. In the letter, Jefferson stressed the importance of a free press, specifically newspapers.

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Another Brick in the Wall

Published Saturday, April 7, 2018
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Spring blooms: Keep it Texas friendly, bluebonnet seekers

Published Wednesday, April 4, 2018
By Brian Knox

Driving along roads in rural areas during the past week, I've noticed the surest sign of spring in Texas: bluebonnets. The sight of the colorful flowers led one of my kids to ask a question many of us have asked over the years: "Is it illegal to pick them?"

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Census question stirs opposition

Published Wednesday, April 4, 2018
By Ed Sterling

Ted Cruz of Texas was one of three United States senators who requested that respondents to the 2020 census be asked if they are citizens of the United States.

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Roseanne Reboot

Published Wednesday, April 4, 2018
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Learning to appreciate needed advice

Published Saturday, March 31, 2018
By Richard Greene

Every once in a while, the advice of my childhood best friend William Charles Janke IV creeps into the my conscience: "We work to live; not live to work."

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