Top officials order surge to secure border

Published Wednesday, June 25, 2014
By Ed Sterling

Gov. Rick Perry, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and House Speaker Joe Straus on June 18 jointly directed the Texas Department of Public Safety to begin law enforcement surge operations on the Texas-Mexico border.

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DPS to our borders, really?

Published Wednesday, June 25, 2014
By Rusty White

Every year the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) asks for more officers and resources, claiming they need them for our safety.

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Computers, the interview and the sick cow

Published Saturday, June 21, 2014
By Gerre Joiner

I was way back in the worship center at First Baptist Church during the opening assembly for Sports Camp. We called it "Vacation Bible School" 100 years ago.

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Why I still have faith in Congress

Published Saturday, June 21, 2014
By Lee H. Hamilton

It's depressing to read poll after poll highlighting Americans' utter disdain for Congress. But it's my encounters with ordinary citizens at public meetings or in casual conversation that really bring me up short.

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Kudos to commissioner

Published Saturday, June 21, 2014
By Ann Taylor

First, I will begin by publicly thanking Precinct 3 County Commissioner Harry Lamance for ceasing to mow right-of-ways until the growing season is over, much like the Texas Department of Transportation.

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Benghazi

Published Saturday, June 21, 2014
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No sweat over brown-water crisis

Published Wednesday, June 18, 2014
By Richard Greene

After three hours of yard work in my constant pursuit to sculpt a Southern Living lawn in the heat and humidity, I was in need of a shower to get back to what the weekend was really for - watching the U.S. Open.

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Senate panel addresses slowness of VA

Published Wednesday, June 18, 2014
By Ed Sterling

On June 12, the state Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs and Military Installations met in Pasadena to get input from military veterans in the wake of the records falsification scandal at U.S. Veterans Affairs-run facilities.

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Violence to Kids

Published Wednesday, June 18, 2014
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Violence to Kids

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Water agreement a good deal for city, quarry

Published Saturday, June 14, 2014
By J.D. Clark

In this world, water is our most precious resource. Without it, everything is nothing.

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Being a dad is no joke (usually)

Published Saturday, June 14, 2014
By Bob Buckel

The other day while I was working in the yard, my home-for-the-summer son came out and said he was going to Dairy Queen to pick up his paycheck.

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The best weekends of my life; Random thoughts on collegiate bike racing

Published Saturday, June 14, 2014
By David Talley

It's 2:30 a.m. and I'm standing in the shower. I'm standing in the shower because the shower is the only place standing still for 30 minutes at a time isn't suspicious, and I've been sitting in a Honda Civic for 12 of the last 13 hours.

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Father’s Day

Published Saturday, June 14, 2014
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Rooster puts up a good fight but succumbs to injuries

Published Wednesday, June 11, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

Norbert the rooster died Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at his home in Decatur after an encounter with a hawk.

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Do not ignore that small voice

Published Wednesday, June 11, 2014
By Larry Anthony Harris

As I began to read the Wise County Messenger last week, I saw on the front page a CareFlite helicopter landing to pick up someone injured in an accident where two people were killed.

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EPA air pollution plan sparks reactions

Published Wednesday, June 11, 2014
By Ed Sterling

The Obama administration on June 2 publicized what it termed "the first-ever plan to reduce carbon pollution from power plants."

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Negativity stops at the county line

Published Wednesday, June 11, 2014
By Wayne Long

I just want make sure we all stop for a second and realize how blessed we really are here in Wise County.

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A good deal for the quarry, not for Chico

Published Wednesday, June 11, 2014
By Brenda Rankin

In the June 7 Messenger, Brian Knox reported on the Chico City Council approving the city engineer to begin the permitting process to allow the city to sell its treated wastewater.

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King not responsive to constituent

Published Wednesday, June 11, 2014
By Aaron Renaud

Recently I tried to contact our local state representative, Phil King, about a very concerning issue.

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Obama’s Stairs

Published Wednesday, June 11, 2014
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Obama's Stairs

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