LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Vote yes for Northwest

Published Wednesday, April 12, 2017
By Russell Gage

When families reflect on why they moved to Northwest ISD - whether it was 10 years ago or 10 months ago - they probably chose this area for the schools and the type of lifestyle they wanted.

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America First

Published Wednesday, April 12, 2017
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Speaking baseball: Translating diamond dialect to follow the game

Published Saturday, April 8, 2017
By Joy Carrico

Baseball is an efficient language. For those who speak it fluently, there is an amazing shorthand dialect where much can be said about the sport in few words. For those who do not speak fluent baseball, it's gobbledygook.

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Texas lawmakers are letting teachers down

Published Saturday, April 8, 2017
By Pastors for Children

Texas public school teachers are heroes. They work hard for low pay, and with massive legislative budget cuts, spend significant personal dollars on their students' school supplies. Teachers are the front line of care for Texas children.

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Seeking an Estes explanation

Published Saturday, April 8, 2017
By Kevin Dyes

Why would State Sen. Craig Estes vote for a bill, Senate Bill 3, which benefits less than 1 percent of the school children in his district and takes money away from the other 99 percent?

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Support the NISD bond

Published Saturday, April 8, 2017
By Carrie Renteria

It's not every day that we have the opportunity to make a difference for kids and for our community.

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Vote ‘Yes for Northwest’

Published Saturday, April 8, 2017
By Lesley Weaver

I will be voting yes in the Northwest ISD bond election on May 6, and I ask all registered voters to join me and say "Yes for Northwest."

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That’s What She Said

Published Saturday, April 8, 2017
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Wise sees mixed results in health rankings

Published Wednesday, April 5, 2017
By Brian Knox

Last week the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute released their annual County Health Rankings, which takes a look at the state of health in counties across the country.

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Governor welcomes Justice Department’s sanctuary cities announcement

Published Wednesday, April 5, 2017
By Ed Sterling

Gov. Greg Abbott on March 27 praised an announcement by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions that the Department of Justice will withhold and take back federal funds from cities that do not comply with federal immigration laws and enforcement directives.

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Help with flat appreciated

Published Wednesday, April 5, 2017
By Susan Jones

There are a lot of good people in Wise County, and I met another one last week in Bridgeport.

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Privacy Rules Repealed

Published Wednesday, April 5, 2017
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Privacy Rules Repealed

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Seeking thrills and chills in virtual cardio courses

Published Saturday, April 1, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Due to [insert a million excuses], I've been slow to try and figure out all the new gym equipment at Fit-N-Wise, but one area I visit on a kinda, sorta regular basis is the cardio floor.

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Inmate says meth means big money

Published Saturday, April 1, 2017
By Larry Anthony Harris

On March 8, Brian Knox wrote column in the Messenger about methamphetamine still being a big problem in Wise County.

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Petition circulating in Rhome

Published Saturday, April 1, 2017
By Sam Eason

Facebook brought to my attention three ladies circulating a petition in Rhome.

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Opening Day

Published Saturday, April 1, 2017
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Louis Gage: an inspiration

Published Wednesday, March 29, 2017
By Gerre Joiner

I was recently honored to minister to the family of Louis Wayne Gage after his death. The funeral was unlike any funeral I've ever attended. If you knew Louis, you'd have been proud to be there.

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Senate panel OKs budget for upcoming 2-year period

Published Wednesday, March 29, 2017
By Ed Sterling

A state budget for fiscal years 2018-2019 cleared the first in a series of hurdles when the Senate Finance Committee unanimously approved committee substitute Senate Bill 1 on March 22.

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Mayor disregards ordinance rules

Published Wednesday, March 29, 2017
By Patricia Mitchell

On March 15, the mayor of Rhome set precarious legal precedence.

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Studying the Lone Star State

Published Wednesday, March 29, 2017
By Ann Mason Petagon

Hello! I am a fourth grade student in North Carolina. In fourth grade, we do state reports, and I have chosen your state.

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