LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

GOP letter undermines US abroad

Published Saturday, March 14, 2015
By Tracy Smith

I'm outraged by the letter signed by the two Texas U.S. senators, Ted Cruz and John Cornyn, along with 45 other U.S. senators from different states that was intended to usurp the authority of our commander-in-chief.

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Letters to Iran

Published Saturday, March 14, 2015
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Overheard at the coffee shop, plus a little ‘code talk’

Published Wednesday, March 11, 2015
By Gerre Joiner

The following comments were overheard at the coffee shop. "My wife doesn't think housework can kill you, but she's not going to take a chance." "At our house, we figure the best way to get rid of kitchen odors is to eat out ... so we do."

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Senate bills set stage for tax, debt relief

Published Wednesday, March 11, 2015
By Ed Sterling

A trio of powerful state senators, along with Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, on March 5 jointly announced the filing of legislation they coauthored to cut taxes and pay off state debt.

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Vote ‘yes’ for Props 1 and 2

Published Wednesday, March 11, 2015
By Tony Mooney

My name is Tony Mooney, and I am a 1988 graduate of Decatur High School. The Mooney family has called Decatur home for 125 years, and I was born and raised here.

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Ferguson

Published Wednesday, March 11, 2015
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Indoor practice facility worth the investment

Published Saturday, March 7, 2015
By Richard Greene

For a second straight week, Old Man Winter decided to visit Wise County, bringing everything to a halt with only a few exceptions.

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Observations prompted by unknown literary giants

Published Saturday, March 7, 2015
By Gerre Joiner

I've been doing a little research on aging. The experts call it "geriatrics."

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Net Neutrality

Published Saturday, March 7, 2015
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Net Neutrality

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Stitching together Youth Fair memories

Published Wednesday, March 4, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

My 10-year-old has spent the last few weekends sewing, which can mean only one thing - the Wise County Youth Fair is upon us.

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Senate panel passes legislation to fund state highways

Published Wednesday, March 4, 2015
By Ed Sterling

The Senate Transportation Committee tentatively approved two pieces of legislation Feb. 25 that would take a portion of various motor vehicle related taxes and dedicate that money to road and bridge construction and maintenance.

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Right to Work

Published Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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What’s your story?

Published Saturday, February 28, 2015
By Jake Harris

We've rearranged our beats here at the Messenger, and I'm now in charge of writing about more than just city council and school board meetings and the occasional feature story.

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Express your opinion, vote and live with the results

Published Saturday, February 28, 2015
By Gerre Joiner

I love this country. It's a country in which dear friends can exchange ideas about the same controversial subject and still be friends.

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Young referee set the tone for Little Dribblers

Published Saturday, February 28, 2015
By Rachael Vance

My daughter was a Little Dribbler this year - pre-k to kindergarten age range - in a display I like to call "gaggle ball."

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Bond proposal a ‘win’ for kids, community

Published Saturday, February 28, 2015
By Rex Keese

Let's talk about the Decatur ISD bond for just a moment. In May, citizens living in the Decatur school district will be asked to vote for or against a bond package to improve the district's infrastructure.

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Pinocchio

Published Saturday, February 28, 2015
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Why can’t November elections look more like May’s?

Published Wednesday, February 25, 2015
By Brian Knox

With the filing deadline for the May election coming up on Friday, I'm reminded of why I like these elections more than general elections.

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Governor gives lawmakers his state budget priorities

Published Wednesday, February 25, 2015
By Ed Sterling

On Feb. 17, Gov. Greg Abbott delivered his first State of the State address during a joint session of the Texas House and Senate and released his recommendations for the two-year 2016-2017 state budget.

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Gay marriage not in God’s plan

Published Wednesday, February 25, 2015
By David Goodwin

As I read Mr. Alford's lengthy article, "Gay marriage no concern," I feel that someone should respond.

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