Propaganda? Depends on your point of view

Published Saturday, November 8, 2014
By Bob Buckel

Propaganda. We of a certain generation grew up with that word. The most common meaning is "manipulating information to influence opinion."

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Wise County plays a role in Waggoner Ranch’s story

Published Saturday, November 8, 2014
By Roy J. Eaton

When friends visit, we often take them on a mini-tour of Decatur - pointing out the magnificent campus of the Wise Regional Health System, the Decatur Civic Center, beautiful homes in Hidden Oaks and Briar Crossing and then the courthouse square where new restaurants have made downtown boom again.

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Drivers: be on the lookout for migrating deer

Published Saturday, November 8, 2014
By Kim Saling

On Monday evening, Nov. 3, I was traveling on U.S. 81/287 when out of the darkness came a huge deer.

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Democrats’ dream still alive in Wise

Published Saturday, November 8, 2014
By Tracy A. Smith

The dream is still alive for Wise County Democrats.

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Courtesy absent in traffic encounter

Published Saturday, November 8, 2014
By Dale Boehm

It seems public service is suddenly being viewed as a position of privilege by law enforcement.

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Climate Change Denier

Published Saturday, November 8, 2014
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Climate Change Denier

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This is best for both of us …

Published Wednesday, November 5, 2014
By Brian Knox

Dear APD: It's been three weeks now since our breakup. I needed to get a few things off my chest, you know, to achieve some closure on these wounds. I still don't know exactly what happened. I mean, I always thought we were made for each other.

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Agents: A critical resource

Published Wednesday, November 5, 2014
By Emmanuel Winston, TAHU staff member

With the open enrollment period for year two of the Affordable Care Act less than two weeks away, consumers will soon begin the now-annual process of confirming whether or not the health coverage choice they made in the previous year remains the best option for themselves, family members and their budgets.

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Secretary of State posts early voting numbers

Published Wednesday, November 5, 2014
By Ed Sterling

The Secretary of State's Elections Division on Oct. 31 posted early voting turnouts for each of the state's 15 highest-population counties: Harris, Dallas, Tarrant, Bexar, Travis, Collin, Denton, El Paso, Fort Bend, Hidalgo, Montgomery, Williamson, Galveston, Nueces and Cameron.

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Common sense working in Colo.

Published Wednesday, November 5, 2014
By Rusty White

Colorado Congressman Jared Polis said, "Since Coloradans overwhelmingly approved our marijuana legalization law in 2012, initial indicators have been very encouraging."

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The Right to Die

Published Wednesday, November 5, 2014
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Best for a party, or best for Texas?

Published Saturday, November 1, 2014
By Bob Buckel

For some this may be a confession, for others a boast. I am not a member of any political party. Like many Texans, I vote in the Republican primary because that's where most races are decided.

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Some thoughts on governing

Published Saturday, November 1, 2014
By Lee H. Hamilton

I have been working in or around government for over 50 years, and if you asked me to boil down what I've learned to one sentence, it is this:

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Daylight Savings Time

Published Saturday, November 1, 2014
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Ready for this sad ‘interim’ to end

Published Wednesday, October 29, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

The upcoming elections promise a fresh start for Wise County. I've only been covering county government since 2008, but in my experience, the last two years have been perhaps some of the most tumultuous and emotional ever for county officials and citizens.

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Campaigns in final push as election day approaches

Published Wednesday, October 29, 2014
By Ed Sterling

Polls continued to show Republican candidates ahead in top-of-ballot races as Texas moved closer to the Oct. 31 early voting deadline before Election Day, Nov. 4.

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Clark brings leadership, fresh approach

Published Wednesday, October 29, 2014
By Holley Dean

As a Wise County business owner, I support J.D. Clark for county judge.

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Pretty sure God has a sense of humor

Published Wednesday, October 29, 2014
By Irene Wilson

Technology is wonderful when it works but after several weeks of software conversions and new computer systems at work, I look forward to time off.

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Wise County needs real experience

Published Wednesday, October 29, 2014
By Coley Smith

You often hear that our elected officials need experience to do their job correctly.

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Time for a change in Precinct 4

Published Wednesday, October 29, 2014
By Lena Wells

Wise County's Precinct 4 has had a tumultuous past few years, especially when it comes to the Precinct 4 commissioner position.

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