LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

HB 40 detrimental to UTGCD

Published Wednesday, April 22, 2015
By Tracy Smith

In 2007, more than 78 percent of Wise, Parker, Hood and Montague County voters elected to create the Upper Trinity Groundwater Conservation District (UTGCD).

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Bond talk is bunk

Published Wednesday, April 22, 2015
By Tad Billmire

Let's talk bond proposals. Buses: I am changing my tune on the need for buses and here is why.

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Earth Day

Published Wednesday, April 22, 2015
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Some things we talked about at the coffee shop (and some things I made up)

Published Saturday, April 18, 2015
By Gerre Joiner

Today at the coffee shop we talked about a variety of things. We talked about pills. This morning I looked up from my cup and saw a big blue "horse-pill" sized thing in Ross Mueller's mouth. On his tongue. Looked kind of nuclear in there.

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Praying for dumped puppies

Published Saturday, April 18, 2015
By Larry Anthony Harris

On Thursday March 26, I hear the guard yell out "N-2 Harris," as he passes my living area handing me the Wise County Messenger.

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WCWC perfect site for UIL meet

Published Saturday, April 18, 2015
By Cindy Berry

It is my pleasure to publicly thank the staff at Weatherford College Wise County for allowing us to host our District 8-4A UIL academic meet for the second consecutive year.

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Vote Joiner for Place 5

Published Saturday, April 18, 2015
By Duane Durrett

I would like to take this opportunity to voice my support for Matt Joiner for the Decatur ISD Board of Trustees, Place 5.

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Speak against ‘home rule’ bills

Published Saturday, April 18, 2015
By Don Drain

I am beginning to think that you and the others do not understand how the bills mentioned in Slidell the other night will affect your ability to pass needed laws and ordinances, as well as existing ones.

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Bohn is ‘right’ choice for Place 5

Published Saturday, April 18, 2015
By Amanda B. Cross

As a mother of a young son that will be coming up through the Decatur school system, I would like to express how thankful I am for those individuals that volunteer their time to guide our school district.

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Tri-Corner Hats

Published Saturday, April 18, 2015
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Tri-Corner Hats

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Measuring age in experience, not numbers

Published Wednesday, April 15, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Age is simply a number. Unfortunately, those numbers come with baggage. Society's stereotypes indicate we should "feel" a particular way at certain ages. But why should we ask any less of our minds and bodies simply because we turn a year older?

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Senate passes bill to remake Public Integrity Unit

Published Wednesday, April 15, 2015
By Ed Sterling

Statewide authority to investigate and prosecute public corruption would be moved out of the Travis County District Attorney's Office under Senate Bill 10, legislation approved by the Senate on April 9.

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Bond will fund district needs

Published Wednesday, April 15, 2015
By J.E. Carson

My wife, Betty, and I moved to Decatur in 1955 to teach in the Decatur school system.

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Joiner best choice for DISD

Published Wednesday, April 15, 2015
By Dena Silvers

Matt Joiner is a candidate for the Decatur ISD School Board. I am pleased to support him and am grateful to all who are willing to put in the time and effort this position requires.

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Ready for Hillary

Published Wednesday, April 15, 2015
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Welcome to Rolling Stone, where the stories are made up and the points don’t matter

Published Saturday, April 11, 2015
By Jake Harris

Most people have nightmares about dying or falling or clowns or whatever it is that other people are scared of. I wake up in the middle of the night sometimes wondering if I misspelled a councilman's name in a story or if I didn't add up the right budget numbers.

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Learn about bond, vote ‘yes’

Published Saturday, April 11, 2015
By Chase Chapman

I was born and raised in Decatur, attended grade school, middle school and high school here.

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Joiner for school board

Published Saturday, April 11, 2015
By A. Fred Renfro Jr., DDS

Dr. Matt Joiner and I met a number of years ago at the Decatur Lions club.

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It’s tax (scam) season in Wise

Published Wednesday, April 8, 2015
By Brian Knox

It's a bit ironic that an increasing number of thefts in our area involve something with "security" in its name.

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House passes state budget after long debate

Published Wednesday, April 8, 2015
By Ed Sterling

After 17 hours of floor debate and hundreds of amendments considered, the Texas House of Representatives on April 1 passed House Bill 1, a state budget for fiscal years 2016 and 2017 that appropriates $209.8 billion.

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