LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Rhome Council playing games

Published Saturday, August 15, 2015
By Robin Holmes

In Rhome's council meeting Councilwoman Jo Ann Wilson proved her hatred for Mayor Michelle Pittman in front of 40-something people.

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Back to College

Published Saturday, August 15, 2015
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A routine day at the coffee shop landed me on a blocked caller list

Published Wednesday, August 12, 2015
By Gerre Joiner

This morning was pretty much like any other morning at the coffee shop. I'm not sure why I thought of calling my friend, Royce Moore, and asking him to meet me for coffee. He doesn't come often. Sometimes he stops by on his way to play golf.

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Fifth Circuit delivers opinion concerning voter ID law

Published Wednesday, August 12, 2015
By Ed Sterling

Even if the Texas Legislature did not intentionally pass a voter identification law that illegally discriminates against voters who are black, Hispanic or poor, the practical effect of the law is discriminatory and in violation of the federal Voting Rights Act.

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Do Rhome citizens care?

Published Wednesday, August 12, 2015
By Kemp Akeman

At the July 30 Rhome City Council meeting, the mayor pro tem commented that they normally only see three to four citizens attend a meeting. All chairs were filled that night in the council chamber, plus additional people were standing.

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Trump Campaign

Published Wednesday, August 12, 2015
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Absence of wedding announcements leaves hole in historical narrative

Published Saturday, August 8, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

It's wedding season, and the lifestyle pages of the Messenger are empty. Over the last several months I've noticed that fewer and fewer couples are submitting wedding announcements to the paper. We seem to have a steady stream of engagement announcements, and babies ... well, you know how that works, and those announcements seem to just keep coming.

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Learning life’s lessons the hard way

Published Saturday, August 8, 2015
By David Talley

Yeah, this is another list column. They've been working out so well that I couldn't resist making another.

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Disregard for women disturbing

Published Saturday, August 8, 2015
By Kathleen Lowry

The demeaning, sexist and cruel disregard for women, not just women's rights but simply all women displayed in the Republican debate Thursday night made me wonder whether they even care about the women in their own lives!

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First Debate

Published Saturday, August 8, 2015
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Making Welcome to Wise was quite the ‘Trip’

Published Wednesday, August 5, 2015
By Brian Knox

Fifteen years ago this summer, I visited the Wise County Messenger for the first time when I interviewed for a reporter's job. I didn't grow up around here, so Wise County was totally new to me.

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Panel hears testimony in wake of jail death

Published Wednesday, August 5, 2015
By Ed Sterling

The Texas House Committee on County Affairs met on July 30 to hear testimony on Sandra Bland and jail standards.

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Rhome feud is personal

Published Wednesday, August 5, 2015
By Dee Romine

I would like to address the issue going on with the mayor of Rhome, Michelle Pittman. I live in the county of Wise with a Rhome address. There may be some who feel I don’t have the right to speak about this issue. My family of birth and marriage are from Rhome. My mother was […]

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Honor the voters’ choice

Published Wednesday, August 5, 2015
By Sandy Dougherty

I am in a unique position as I do not live within city limits and cannot vote in city elections, but I do have a Rhome address.

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Pittman personifies professionalism

Published Wednesday, August 5, 2015
By Robert Mahaffey

On the subject of the position of mayor of the city of Rhome, I have only lived there for a short time.

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The Pope’s Trip

Published Wednesday, August 5, 2015
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The Pope's Trip

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Domestic violence makes football too hard to stomach

Published Saturday, August 1, 2015
By Racey Burden

Many women love football, but I think it's becoming clear that leaders at the highest levels of the sport don't care about us at all.

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This, that and everything

Published Saturday, August 1, 2015
By Travis Lisle

I get jealous when I read sports editor Richard Greene's Sidedishes every week because it looks fun to write, and since it's my turn to share a column with our fine readership, I'm going to borrow his format.

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Kindness of strangers remarkable

Published Saturday, August 1, 2015
By Culen (Rocky) Gallimore

Decatur and Wise County sounds like a great place to live!

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Allow Pittman to serve

Published Saturday, August 1, 2015
By Tommie Eason

I am a concerned citizen of Rhome. I have gone to all the meetings since the election this year. My concern is the tension between the city council and the mayor.

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