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Pope Love

Published Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Pope Love

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Weird this week, but not in Wise

Published Saturday, April 9, 2016

Working at a newspaper is never boring. Although we have deadlines and scheduled meetings to cover, there is no "routine." It's the beauty and the beating of a reporter's life - an adrenaline rush and aggravation all at once.

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My outer office at Whataburger

Published Saturday, April 9, 2016

As I grow older, I like to make the most of my limited time and energy, so I "book" meetings at Whataburger during regular coffee shop times (early morning or mid-afternoon).

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Marqee brings back memories

Published Saturday, April 9, 2016

I would like to give a "tip of the hat" to Mr. Mark Moran for his work around the Decatur Square, especially the recently installed Majestic Movie marquee.

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Make America Great Again

Published Saturday, April 9, 2016

Make America Great Again

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A trip to the wonderful world of baseball

Published Wednesday, April 6, 2016

The Fella and I made a trip to Surprise, Ariz., to see a Rangers game during spring training. I had no idea this was such a big deal in the world of Ranger fandom, but apparently going to spring training is the spiritual pilgrimage of many longtime baseball afficionados.

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Senate Finance chair confirms behavioral health budget

Published Wednesday, April 6, 2016

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission will have some $6.7 billion to fund the state's behavioral health services efforts during the 2016-2017 fiscal biennium.

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I Voted

Published Wednesday, April 6, 2016

I Voted

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District needs to pony up for gym

Published Saturday, April 2, 2016

There's a word of advice you often hear regarding what you do when you find yourself in a hole. Stop digging.

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Proper habits for working girls

Published Saturday, April 2, 2016

I need to apologize to all the loyal Messenger readers out there. I have not been a good Business Girl.

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iPhones and the FBI

Published Saturday, April 2, 2016

iPhones and the FBI

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Egg hunting knows no age

Published Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Like many 10-year-olds, I hunted Easter eggs last weekend. As an actual 22-year-old, I sit somewhere near the median age of Talley grandchildren.

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DPS chief reminds citizens to be vigilant

Published Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Following news reports of coordinated, terroristic bomb attacks in Brussels, Belgium, on March 22, the Texas Department of Public Safety posted a reminder to Texans to remain vigilant and to report suspicious behaviors.

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Vowing to fly Confederate flag

Published Wednesday, March 30, 2016

When I moved to Wise County 15 years ago, I never would have believed I would be having this kind of problem. It's for much more urban areas like Denton or Dallas.

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Politicians’ criticism = good reporting

Published Wednesday, March 30, 2016

I write to praise the Messenger and urge its readers to value the unique excellence of your paper.

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Citizens’ rights denied

Published Wednesday, March 30, 2016

I addressed the Rhome City Council last week regarding "conflict of interest, public disclosure and the appearance of impropriety."

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Mayor at fault

Published Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Yes, the Messenger article was correct ("Rhome Council member walks out: Citizens give heated critique of officials," published March 26, 2016).

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Prisoner List

Published Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Prisoner List

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Home on the range: Boom of baby calves sparks childhood memories

Published Saturday, March 26, 2016

I'm enamored with baby calves this spring. Our neighbor's Beefmaster herd has grown by leaps and bounds the past two months, and the babies are fun to watch, a split second of joy every time you pass.

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Are you aware of what you need to be aware of?

Published Saturday, March 26, 2016

Tomorrow is Easter. But today is also very special. Today, March 26, is Epilepsy Awareness Day. It is also National Nougat Day and National Spinach Day. I don't recommend mixing those last two up in an effort to streamline your awareness observance.

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