LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Bond will fund district needs

Published Wednesday, April 15, 2015
By J.E. Carson

My wife, Betty, and I moved to Decatur in 1955 to teach in the Decatur school system.

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Joiner best choice for DISD

Published Wednesday, April 15, 2015
By Dena Silvers

Matt Joiner is a candidate for the Decatur ISD School Board. I am pleased to support him and am grateful to all who are willing to put in the time and effort this position requires.

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Ready for Hillary

Published Wednesday, April 15, 2015
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Ready for Hillary

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Welcome to Rolling Stone, where the stories are made up and the points don’t matter

Published Saturday, April 11, 2015
By Jake Harris

Most people have nightmares about dying or falling or clowns or whatever it is that other people are scared of. I wake up in the middle of the night sometimes wondering if I misspelled a councilman's name in a story or if I didn't add up the right budget numbers.

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Learn about bond, vote ‘yes’

Published Saturday, April 11, 2015
By Chase Chapman

I was born and raised in Decatur, attended grade school, middle school and high school here.

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Joiner for school board

Published Saturday, April 11, 2015
By A. Fred Renfro Jr., DDS

Dr. Matt Joiner and I met a number of years ago at the Decatur Lions club.

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It’s tax (scam) season in Wise

Published Wednesday, April 8, 2015
By Brian Knox

It's a bit ironic that an increasing number of thefts in our area involve something with "security" in its name.

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House passes state budget after long debate

Published Wednesday, April 8, 2015
By Ed Sterling

After 17 hours of floor debate and hundreds of amendments considered, the Texas House of Representatives on April 1 passed House Bill 1, a state budget for fiscal years 2016 and 2017 that appropriates $209.8 billion.

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Easter banquet dazzling

Published Wednesday, April 8, 2015
By Dave and Mary Lou Hodgson

We want to thank the Decatur Civic Center for the wonderful Easter banquet.

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How do I decide on a baby name?

Published Saturday, April 4, 2015
By Jimmy Alford

First of all, let me say my wife, Nicole, has got this suspense-building thing down. I got a series of cryptic text messages yesterday that culminated in finding out I will be the proud father of a daughter.

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Beware of phone scam

Published Saturday, April 4, 2015
By Ethel Martinez

My husband and I almost became victims of a scam the other day.

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Kids deserve the best, vote yes

Published Saturday, April 4, 2015
By Charlotte Fitzgerald

I am writing this letter to encourage voters to go out and support the two propositions for DISD. I am a 1996 graduate of DHS with two very active children in DISD schools.

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Happy Easter

Published Saturday, April 4, 2015
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Happy Easter

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Comments could use a dose of compassion

Published Wednesday, April 1, 2015
By Travis Lisle

I feel like compassion is a lost art in our day and age. The American culture changes so quickly that what was commonplace a week ago is suddenly considered taboo and offensive in the present.

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House, Senate continue with primary task: adopting budget

Published Wednesday, April 1, 2015
By Ed Sterling

The House Appropriations Committee on March 24 unanimously approved the General Appropriations Act (House Bill 1) - the first hurdle toward passing a state budget for fiscal years 2016 and 2017.

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3 reasons to vote ‘yes’

Published Wednesday, April 1, 2015
By Jeff McCain

I look forward to voting "yes" to both Proposition 1 and Proposition 2 of the upcoming Decatur ISD bond election.

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Co-Pilots

Published Wednesday, April 1, 2015
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Co-Pilots

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Funny money: Making sense of cents

Published Saturday, March 28, 2015
By Richard Greene

When news broke this week about the future hotel at the civic center and Decatur's $4.4 million loan to get the project going, comments started to filter in on the Messenger Facebook page.

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Joiner qualified for board

Published Saturday, March 28, 2015
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Dr. Matt Joiner, the son of my good friend Gerre Joiner, was a beginning teacher when I was a school superintendent in Decatur.

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Church invites new members

Published Saturday, March 28, 2015
By Ellen Whitley

Episcopalians in Wise County have been meeting informally for prayer and fellowship for several weeks with the goal of forming a more permanent congregation.

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