Make your voice heard, register to vote

Published Saturday, January 30, 2016
By Racey Burden

Monday is the last day to register to vote in the March 1 primaries. If you're anything like me, maybe you've put off registering until the last minute. This is a friendly reminder from a fellow procrastinator who only registered on Friday - go get it done!

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Understanding the true meaning of ‘Groundhog Day’

Published Saturday, January 30, 2016
By Joy Carrico

The movie "Groundhog Day" is misrepresented by society. It drives me nuts when people say something like, "This is like 'Groundhog Day!' I hate it!"

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Zika Virus

Published Saturday, January 30, 2016
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Zika Virus

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Messenger staff seeks Powerball fortune

Published Wednesday, January 27, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

In all the hubbub surrounding the local million-dollar ticket, the Messenger's lottery winners were overshadowed. Sixteen of us each pitched in $5 to purchase 80 tickets, and big news: we won!

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Governor meets with Prime Minister Netanyahu

Published Wednesday, January 27, 2016
By Ed Sterling

Gov. Greg Abbott on Jan. 18 met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a business development tour in Israel.

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Plea for return of stolen cross

Published Wednesday, January 27, 2016
By Gail Roberson

I had the opportunity to decorate the public restrooms at Decatur Lowe's Market. I took this task as an opportunity to see what I could gather and create, using a Western theme.

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Serving bad food advice

Published Saturday, January 23, 2016
By David Talley

Every week the Messenger publishes an informative article in All Around Wise by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Agent Tanya Davis, which is often about food safety and includes recipe tips. Since moving back home, I've taken advantage of my parents' full kitchen and made a few of the dishes Davis recommended. They're very good. As a recent college graduate, I have a few unconventional food prep tips to share.

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Palin and Trump

Published Saturday, January 23, 2016
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Palin and Trump

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Street signs for our town

Published Wednesday, January 20, 2016
By Gerre Joiner

For more than two years, I've been procrastinating. Bobby Wilson and I talked long ago about details regarding the installation of street signs in our fair city. If I remember correctly, the catalyst for the street sign conversation was when I told Bobby (mayor for 18 years), "Tell me about those narrow little streets in the old part of town. The ones that look more like alleys than streets."

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Paxton files brief supporting religious non-profits

Published Wednesday, January 20, 2016
By Ed Sterling

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Jan. 11 filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of 20 states supporting the right of religious nonprofits to exercise religious beliefs.

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New York Values

Published Wednesday, January 20, 2016
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New York Values

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Marianne Yeatts Pike

Published Wednesday, January 20, 2016
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Marianne Yeatts Pike, 53, of Paradise, died Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, at home.

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I can’t be held responsible because I have affluenza and I ate too many Twinkies

Published Saturday, January 16, 2016
By Joy Carrico

I'm late to the party, but I just recently heard about the Couch story unfolding in Fort Worth. Intrigued, I went online and looked it up. I was immediately confronted with a word I've never heard before - "affluenza."

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Know your history, AKA weird founding fathers

Published Saturday, January 16, 2016
By Racey Burden

I've been listening to the soundtrack for the musical "Hamilton" a lot recently.

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A call for accountability

Published Saturday, January 16, 2016
By Sam Eason

I have always supported the first amendment. Specifically, the right to free speech should never be infringed, but this letter is biased against voting for the tax rollback.

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Sled dog adventure answers call of the wild

Published Wednesday, January 13, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

"Mom, lean left!" "I am!" Our sled cruised around the corner, seven powerful dogs pulling us along a backcountry trail. "Get ready to brake!" she instructed. "OK. I am, I am." "I'm sorry to be a backseat ... I mean, front seat ... driver!" My 11-year-old, warmly bundled in the sled in front of me, giggled at her own witty observation.

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Governor proposes slate of amendments to U.S. Constitution

Published Wednesday, January 13, 2016
By Ed Sterling

Gov. Greg Abbott on Jan. 8 unveiled his "Texas Plan," a document promoting the passage of nine constitutional amendments "to rein in the federal government and restore the balance of power between the states and the United States," he said.

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Lottery

Published Wednesday, January 13, 2016
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Smiling lessons recommended

Published Saturday, January 9, 2016
By Joy Carrico

My name is Joy. I cannot count the number of times I have been told "You're not living up to your name," or "Joy, you're not being very joyful."

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Howdy, Wise County

Published Saturday, January 9, 2016
By Gala Woolsey

We here at Viagra Vultures want to inform you what we feel is our pleasure to provide for Wise County.

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