EDITORIAL CARTOONS

Passport Stamps

Published Saturday, January 28, 2017

Passport Stamps

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All about that bike: Love him or hate him, Armstrong still significant to sport

Published Saturday, January 28, 2017

This weekend I will race my bicycle against Lance Armstrong. For at least the last five years, the Texas Chainring Massacre bicycle race has taken place around the city of Valley View on mostly gravel roads.

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Slow days at the coffee shop

Published Saturday, January 28, 2017

Things move kind of slowly during the period between Christmas and the first of the year. Especially for the guys at the coffee shop.

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I Pledge Allegiance

Published Saturday, January 28, 2017

I Pledge Allegiance

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Despite all odds, Perry dances his way to D.C.

Published Wednesday, January 25, 2017

I was convinced Rick Perry's political career jumped the shark after his short stint on "Dancing with the Stars." Instead, it paved his way to Washington, D.C.

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Marches come one day after inauguration of new president

Published Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Thousands of Texans were on hand to witness the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the 45th president of the United States on Jan. 20 in Washington.

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The Climate is Changing

Published Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The Climate is Changing

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Criticism: it’s part of the presidential package

Published Saturday, January 21, 2017

The day that I wrote this column was inauguration day, but I really didn't intend to write about politics. It's kind of hard to think about anything else though, when all I've been seeing on any news feed all day long is Trump.

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You don’t get what you don’t pay for

Published Saturday, January 21, 2017

American Airlines announced a few days ago that they will soon be selling "Basic Economy" fares in addition to the other main cabin fares.

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Political Circus Starts

Published Saturday, January 21, 2017

Political Circus Starts

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Which path will we choose?

Published Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Movements that change the course of history can begin in the smallest of places. I was struck by that thought as I stood in a small office in the basement of a church in Montgomery, Ala., last summer.

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Texas Legislature convenes in 85th regular session

Published Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Lawmakers gathered at the state Capitol in their respective houses on Jan. 10, opening day for the 85th regular session of the Texas Legislature. The 140-day session will conclude on May 29.

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Don’t call me discriminating

Published Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Discrimination is the description of a bad nomenclature in the language of our culture and contemporary society. At least, it seems to be the initial assumption people assume in its use.

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Change not illegal, but unethical

Published Wednesday, January 18, 2017

For the May 2017 election, there will be three open seats on Rhome City Council. The current council has voted to initiate radical procedures in how we vote, what we vote and for whom.

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I’m Going to Be Sick

Published Wednesday, January 18, 2017

I'm Going to Be Sick

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No pain, no pain: Deconstructing and defining my core values

Published Saturday, January 14, 2017

In this week's copy of All Around Wise, Gerry Lewis wrote a column called "What are your core values?" He starts by explaining the difference between beliefs and core values. Beliefs are abstract, while core values motivate us to act in certain ways.

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Finding new motivation in a new year

Published Saturday, January 14, 2017

I'm really not big on New Year's resolutions. According to statisticbrain.com, only 9.2 percent of people who make resolutions feel they were successful in achieving them.

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Could I Get Fries With That?

Published Saturday, January 14, 2017

Could I Get Fries With That?

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A-F system demoralizing, sets public schools up to fail

Published Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The Texas Education Agency notified school districts of their provisional grades under the proposed A-F accountability system Friday, and many Wise County schools were shocked to see "C"s, "D"s and "F"s.

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What my kids learned from their ‘F’ school

Published Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Tonight, just for fun, I asked my youngest daughter (fourth grade) if she had to give her school a grade what would she give it. "An A+!" she said enthusiastically.

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