Cruz ends campaign, Perry endorses Trump for president

Published Wednesday, May 11, 2016
By Ed Sterling

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) suspended his presidential campaign May 3 after losing Indiana's GOP presidential primary to frontrunner Donald Trump of New York.

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Dearly beloved, we have a pill problem

Published Saturday, May 7, 2016
By Brian Knox

The sudden death of pop/rock icon Prince a couple of weeks ago has once again put one of our country's greatest addictions back in the spotlight: prescription drugs.

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Baseball offers gamut of emotions

Published Saturday, May 7, 2016
By Joy Carrico

I think baseball is about the moment. Every year teams compete, some advance, some advance further, four play for two pennants, two play the World Series. Year after year this happens.

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No place to play; City should contemplate new parks plan

Published Wednesday, May 4, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

A recent master plan by engineering firm Kimley Horn revealed that the city of Decatur is sorely lacking in park amenities, according to National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) standards.

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Supreme Court sends voter ID case back to Fifth Circuit

Published Wednesday, May 4, 2016
By Ed Sterling

Texas' voter identification law will remain in effect for now, but the U.S. Supreme Court has instructed a lower court to rule on its constitutionality before November's election.

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Thanks to Moran for marquee

Published Wednesday, May 4, 2016
By Helen Alexander

Thank you, Mark Moran, for having wisdom and vision in knowing just what we needed.

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Classic Casa T tops the salsa-meter

Published Saturday, April 30, 2016
By Racey Burden

I have long wanted to try all the chips and salsa in Wise County. Luckily, my colleague David Talley was more than willing to join me in this endeavor.

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New place, new taste: Baja is best

Published Saturday, April 30, 2016
By David Talley

This is what I was called to do. I've been training for this since I gave up ordering chicken strips at every Mexican restaurant at age 11.

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Council reduced mayor’s power

Published Saturday, April 30, 2016
By Kemp E. Akeman

The city of Rhome operates as a Type A general law municipality.

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It’s spring, weather you like it or not

Published Wednesday, April 27, 2016
By Brian Knox

Spring storm season in Texas is always a great reminder of the awesome power of nature. Of course, depending on where you are located and the type of weather you experience, you might replace the word "awesome" in the previous sentence with other adjectives such as "destructive," "terrifying" or even "deadly."

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Abbott proclaims flooding disaster, adds more counties

Published Wednesday, April 27, 2016
By Ed Sterling

Gov. Greg Abbott on April 18 declared a state of disaster for Austin, Bastrop, Colorado, Fort Bend, Grimes, Harris, Montgomery, Waller and Wharton counties.

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Elections promise bright future

Published Wednesday, April 27, 2016
By Robin Holmes

I'm looking forward to elections for mayor and council. This poor town of Rhome is plagued with the stigma of not caring about the citizens, and it has to stop.

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Syrian Refugees

Published Wednesday, April 27, 2016
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Hardships make the best memories

Published Saturday, April 23, 2016
By David Talley

"A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, friendly, brave, clean and reverent." I didn't even have to Google that.

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That’s right, you’re not from Texas

Published Saturday, April 23, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Being from Texas is a source of pride for me. Although political season is difficult for a moderate-minded Texan like myself, it's the big skies, big hearts and even bigger stories that I love so much. It's home.

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Why Christians oppose homosexuality

Published Saturday, April 23, 2016
By Karen Flesher

People who support homosexuality know that Christians do not, but I have learned that some supporters do not know why Christians are opposed.

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Voters: check your facts

Published Saturday, April 23, 2016
By Jo Ann Wilson

Thanks for allowing me to serve the city of Rhome for the past eight years. You may not always have agreed with me, but I did what I felt was best for the city.

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Earth Day

Published Saturday, April 23, 2016
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Keep calm and read this column

Published Wednesday, April 20, 2016
By Joy Carrico

Do you remember the first time you saw the poster, or T-shirt, or image on the internet of a crown topping the message, written in white letters on a solid red background: "Keep Calm and Carry On?" It's been around as a popular item for a while now.

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SEC files charges naming Paxton in Servergy case

Published Wednesday, April 20, 2016
By Ed Sterling

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is facing civil fraud charges filed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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