Abbott, Patrick, Straus announce tax relief compromise

Published Wednesday, May 27, 2015
By Ed Sterling

Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and House Speaker Joe Straus on May 21 jointly announced a $3.8 billion tax relief package for Texas businesses and homeowners.

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Airbags

Published Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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By Richard Greene

Published Saturday, May 23, 2015
By Richard Greene

When the destructive dark clouds splintered houses and dreams Tuesday night, the goodwill and warm hearts in Boonsville stepped forward to brighten the day for many.

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Following a trail of disaster from Europe to Wise

Published Saturday, May 23, 2015
By Racey Burden

I'm beginning to think disasters follow me.

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Clinton Bush

Published Saturday, May 23, 2015
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Thriving in the Camp Grady Spruce experience

Published Wednesday, May 20, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

What I learned at Camp Grady Spruce: if you eat watermelon rind, you will promptly throw it up. Fortunately, this was learned by observation and not experience, but it made a lasting impression.

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Agreement on state budget evades House, Senate

Published Wednesday, May 20, 2015
By Ed Sterling

June 1 is the last day of the 84th regular session of the Texas Legislature. From now until then is all the time that remains for the House and Senate to decide if they're going to agree on a 2016-2017 state budget.

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Memorial Day

Published Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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What’s your Point B?

Published Saturday, May 16, 2015
By Travis Lisle

So many of our daily routines and responsibilities revolve around getting from Point A to Point B - a means to an end. I get pretty fired up about a lot of things.

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Thanks for donations

Published Saturday, May 16, 2015
By Decatur Post Office

The Decatur mail carriers and the Decatur Post Office would like to thank the community for their participation in the 2015 Annual Letter Carriers' Food Drive.

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Help with roundup appreciated

Published Saturday, May 16, 2015
By Susan Jones

Last Thursday (May 7) at noon I received a call that my cows and calves were washing down Brushy Creek.

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Jeb 2016

Published Saturday, May 16, 2015
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Jeb 2016

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Loving scars, big noses and my baby’s name

Published Wednesday, May 13, 2015
By Jimmy Alford

"Oh God, is she going to have your nose?" That was the first thing my wife, Nicole, said during the sonogram Monday.

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Conferees struggle toward budget compromise

Published Wednesday, May 13, 2015
By Ed Sterling

For the Texas Legislature to accomplish its main purpose, the passage of a state budget for fiscal years 2016 and 2017 must be achieved.

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Developer disputes fire danger

Published Wednesday, May 13, 2015
By Dr. C.M. Cocanougher

This is written in response to a report recently in the Wise County Messenger about the "extra risk" of fire in Meadowlake Village, a mobile home park.

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Kudos to King

Published Wednesday, May 13, 2015
By Bettye Parker

Wise County is fortunate to have strong leaders like Rep. Phil King representing us in Austin.

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Graduation

Published Wednesday, May 13, 2015
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Remembering friends and colleagues lost this week

Published Saturday, May 9, 2015
By Roy J. Eaton

Jim Wright was elected to Congress in 1955, about a year before I landed my first job at KXOL radio in Fort Worth, so I had the opportunity to cover him for almost 20 years.

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Who used to own that place?

Published Saturday, May 9, 2015
By Gerre Joiner

We had a good visit this afternoon around the coffee cups. Not much was going on except that "Mr. and Mrs. Chico," Danny and Mo Wells were present.

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Mother’s Day

Published Saturday, May 9, 2015
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Evelyn J. Acklie, 80, of Newark died Tuesday, May 5, 2015, in Decatur.

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