Hurricane recovery efforts continue

Published Wednesday, January 24, 2018
By Ed Sterling

Gov. Greg Abbott on Jan. 17 extended for 30 days the state disaster declaration for counties affected by Hurricane Harvey, which pounded and flooded the Gulf Coast and moved deeply inland, spreading its destructive power.

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Get involved

Published Wednesday, January 24, 2018
By Jo Ann Wilson

Rhome Citizens wake up! It is time to take our city back. Pick up your application at Rhome City Hall now to run for Mayor or City Council. Last day to file is Friday, February 16,2018.

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Vikings

Published Wednesday, January 24, 2018
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‘There’s a tear in my beer’

Published Wednesday, January 17, 2018
By Richard Greene

Growing up in rural North Texas, I've always fashioned myself as a man's man - a tough exterior and even harder on the inside.

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DPS takes precautions at capitol

Published Wednesday, January 17, 2018
By Ed Sterling

Enhanced security measures have been implemented at the state capitol complex and grounds, the Texas Department of Public Safety announced Jan. 11.

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Hawaii

Published Wednesday, January 17, 2018
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Do as I say, not as I do – get a flu shot

Published Saturday, January 13, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Last week driving home from work I felt noticeably more tired than normal. While the gorgeous scenery along U.S. Highway 380 from Decatur to Denton is usually enough to keep me wide awake, this drive had a much different feel to it.

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City sold a lemon

Published Saturday, January 13, 2018
By Patricia Mitchell

A jury of his peers exonerated former Rhome Police Chief Brandon Davis on two misdemeanor charges. He was doing his job.

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Enjoy the new puzzles

Published Saturday, January 13, 2018
By Doris Goodwin

Just wanted to thank you for including a "Puzzle" page in the Jan. 10, 2018, issue of All Around Wise.

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MLK Day

Published Saturday, January 13, 2018
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Incentives needed to protect city jewel

Published Wednesday, January 10, 2018
By Messenger Staff

It wasn't that long ago that Decatur was a ghost town after 5 p.m., but thanks to several new boutiques and restaurants, today the square is jumping day and night. Sadly, that could all go up in smoke with one devastating fire because roughly half of the properties on the square don't have sprinkler systems installed.

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FEMA clears way for public assistance to churches that aid in disasters

Published Wednesday, January 10, 2018
By Ed Sterling

Gov. Greg Abbott and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Jan. 3 announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency's approval of their request to allow churches and religious organizations to receive the same public assistance available to other nonprofits aiding in Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

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Oprah

Published Wednesday, January 10, 2018
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Headline prediction time, 2018 edition

Published Saturday, January 6, 2018
By Brian Knox

Now that we've said a fond farewell to 2017, we can turn our full attention forward to a new year. On occasion in the past, we've come up with headlines we'd like to see for the coming year.

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Rose Bowl trip was great, except for the ending

Published Saturday, January 6, 2018
By Racey Burden

This past week I was lucky enough to get to check off four of my bucket list items - I got to go to Los Angeles for the first time, saw the Rose Parade, watched the Rose Bowl live and experienced a college football playoff game.

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Fire and Fury

Published Saturday, January 6, 2018
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Changing roles; Ready for new challenge

Published Wednesday, January 3, 2018
By Richard Greene

Sitting around the office at The Pilot Point Post-Signal in the early 2000s, I picked up a copy of the Wise County Messenger that was lying around.

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Texas waits for Senate agreement on disaster aid funding

Published Wednesday, January 3, 2018
By Ed Sterling

Gov. Greg Abbott on Dec. 21 released a statement applauding the U.S. House of Representatives' preliminary passage of $81 billion in disaster aid to Texas, several other states and Puerto Rico.

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Cold Weather

Published Wednesday, January 3, 2018
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Civics, current events lesson

Published Saturday, December 30, 2017
By Richard Greene

Over the summer, I was contacted about three Decatur students - Ty Watson, Alec Uselton and Charlie Doubrava - attending Texas Boys State. As a history nerd and political science junkie, I thought it would be a fun profile to write.

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