EDITORIAL CARTOONS

A Look Back at 2014

Published Wednesday, December 31, 2014

A Look Back at 2014

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Roselle retires after 40-plus years at the Messenger

Published Saturday, December 27, 2014

Ken Roselle came to work at the Wise County Messenger on his 25th birthday and now, 42 years later, he is retiring ... sort of.

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The future? It’s now, just like it always was

Published Saturday, December 27, 2014

George Orwell's book "1984" portrayed a scary future in which an omnipresent government - Big Brother - waged perpetual war and kept its people under constant surveillance.

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Merry Christmas, really?

Published Saturday, December 27, 2014

As a citizen seeking honesty, fairness, truth and understanding, I have a question for those claiming to be of faith.

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Thanks for remembering our military

Published Saturday, December 27, 2014

At this time of year, when everyone is busy preparing for the holidays, our soldiers overseas often get forgotten.

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Out with the Old, In with the New

Published Saturday, December 27, 2014

Out with the Old, In with the New

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Merry flippin’ Christmas to one and all

Published Wednesday, December 24, 2014

The time is near. Another family gathering is necessary. Thanksgiving was fairly easy. It was just my parents, my wife and I. Christmas will require a much larger gathering - or so I thought.

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State contract with tech firm prompts calls for probe

Published Wednesday, December 24, 2014

State Sen. John Whitmire, D-Houston, on Dec. 18 requested that the special prosecution unit of the Travis County District Attorney's Office "begin a formal and thorough investigation" into transactions between the State of Texas and 21CT, a software intelligence firm with offices here and in Vienna, Virginia.

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Fights tarnish the work of biker ‘heroes’

Published Wednesday, December 24, 2014

A few weeks ago I wrote an article to the Wise County Messenger about "silent heroes" - a motorcycle group called Reconcilers Ministry - and all the amazing things they were doing for people in prison and for children in the free world.

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Christmas

Published Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas

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A Christmas to remember

Published Saturday, December 20, 2014

It was the perfect storm. A wife in the first trimester of her first pregnancy, nauseated by every taste and smell her senses could deliver. A 500-mile car trip to celebrate Christmas with her family.

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26 miles of random thoughts

Published Saturday, December 20, 2014

Confession: I'm one of those annoying people who drive around with the 26.2 sticker on their car advertising the fact that I'm certifiably crazy and find it fun to run that distance.

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Sea of Animosity

Published Saturday, December 20, 2014

Sea of Animosity

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Exclusive interview reveals Santa’s secrets

Published Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Santa Claus has always been a mystery. Until now. I got the scoop this week from my expert sources: local third graders who answered a series of questions posed by the Wise County Messenger.

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Tuition deregulation is failing students

Published Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The pursuit of a higher education in Texas has never been more daunting. As tuition and fees at our public universities continue to climb, the dream of attaining a college degree is becoming a nightmare for more and more Texas students.

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Panel sets $7 billion minimum for Rainy Day Fund

Published Wednesday, December 17, 2014

On Dec. 11, a Senate-House joint committee empaneled to adopt a sufficient balance for the state's "rainy day fund" approved $7 billion as the floor for it.

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Bush and Clinton

Published Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Bush and Clinton

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Christmas spirit in no-man’s-land

Published Saturday, December 13, 2014

The news stories circling us every waking moment are starting to remind me of those flying monkeys in "The Wizard of Oz" - very unsettling. Police shootings, riots in response. Grand juries, lawsuits and denials, SWAT gear and tear gas. Hands up. I can't breathe.

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Dreading those culinary surprises under the tree

Published Saturday, December 13, 2014

Piles of presents spilling from underneath a Christmas tree evoke uncontrollable curiosity in children.

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Thanks for generosity to U.S. troops

Published Saturday, December 13, 2014

I would personally like to say thank you to the staff, students and families of Chico ISD, Alvord ISD and the facility of the Bridgeport United States Postal Service.

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