Deck the halls for election season

Published Saturday, November 4, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

"It's the most wonderful time ... of the year ..." (Everyone, sing!) "It's the hap-happiest season of all ..." Oh, wait. You thought this was about Christmas? Not. At. All. I'm talking about election season.

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Experiencing the Pine Tree State

Published Saturday, November 4, 2017
By Joy Carrico

The Fella and I took a trip to New England this fall. We were told over and over "Oooh. It will be BEAUTIFUL!" New England in the fall. It's so idyllic it's almost a cliche.

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Cable News

Published Saturday, November 4, 2017
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Cable News

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The 1980s are alive and well in pop culture

Published Wednesday, November 1, 2017
By Brian Knox

There is no doubt that the hottest decade of the moment in popular culture has to be the 1980s. This wave of '80s mania is no doubt fueled by many film and television directors close in age to myself who grew up in that decade and are now tapping into our need for childhood nostalgia as we enter into middle age.

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Paxton asks high court to approve court-drawn House maps

Published Wednesday, November 1, 2017
By Ed Sterling

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Oct. 27 filed a brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a lower court ruling that required nine of the state's 150 House districts to be redrawn.

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Nest Eggs

Published Wednesday, November 1, 2017
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Nest Eggs

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Sharing my ghost stories

Published Saturday, October 28, 2017
By Richard Greene

I try to approach everything with an open mind. I know there's plenty out there that can't be explained with logic or theory. Do I believe in aliens? Well, as big as the universe is, I don't know how we can rule it out.

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What we learned while ghost hunting

Published Saturday, October 28, 2017
By Racey Burden and Kristen Tribe

There's more (or perhaps less) to a real ghost hunting adventure than what you see on TV. "This is not 'Ghost Hunters,'" Jennifer DeMoss told us as we prepared to set out on a search for the paranormal in Wise County.

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Disaster Areas

Published Saturday, October 28, 2017
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Disaster Areas

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Portal enables donors to help Harvey-stricken schools

Published Wednesday, October 25, 2017
By Ed Sterling

Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath on Oct. 17 announced that school systems needing instructional materials - either because of enrollment of students displaced by Hurricane Harvey or from property damage caused by the hurricane - can create an online list for donors to access.

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Story shares bigger message

Published Wednesday, October 25, 2017
By Larry Anthony Harris

Just recently, Brian Knox published a story Oct. 7 in the Wise County Messenger called "Escaping the shooting," about Slidell resident Cindy McCasland and her friend, Susan Schnieder, in where both ladies escaped the deadly shootings in Las Vegas at the Route 91 Harvest Festival.

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Minions dedicated to Trump

Published Wednesday, October 25, 2017
By Ken Hughes

When the U.S. Supreme Court altered the course of American history with its Citizens United decision, I predicted and wrote in this newspaper that from that day forward America's former and long-functioning great open election system was placed on the world's auction block.

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Tax Reform

Published Wednesday, October 25, 2017
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Tax Reform

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Looking back: Reporter discusses successes, shortcomings on the job

Published Saturday, October 21, 2017
By David Talley

When something ends, you always think about the words you didn't say. I'm leaving the Messenger, bound for somewhere new, and my departure has definitely caused me to think about the questions I didn't ask and the columns and stories I didn't write.

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Tier one braggart

Published Saturday, October 21, 2017
By Racey Burden

A little known fact about the newsroom at the Messenger - we keep a running list of brags everyone in the office makes.

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Vote ‘no’ on amendments

Published Saturday, October 21, 2017
By D.A. Sharpe

We have a series of seven amendments to the Texas Constitution proposed by the Texas State Legislature, to be on the ballot in the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017.

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Kudos to the Mess

Published Saturday, October 21, 2017
By Skip Nichols

I count both D.A. Sharpe and Joe Duty among my many friends in Wise County.

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Research before voting

Published Saturday, October 21, 2017
By Jackie Smith

This Tuesday, early voting begins Oct. 23 and ends Friday, Nov. 3. Election Day is Nov. 7. Texans are asked to vote on several amendments (etc.) The expected turnout is expected to be low, so please take the time to research these proposals.

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Aaron Rodgers

Published Saturday, October 21, 2017
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It happened to me, too

Published Wednesday, October 18, 2017
By Racey Burden

Me, too. My Facebook feed was flooded with these posts this week. Me too, me too, me too, all sharing stories of sexual harassment suffered by the poster, mostly women. Well, me too.

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