EDITORIAL CARTOONS

GOP Debate

Published Saturday, August 1, 2015

GOP Debate

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Look, spend local; With revenue streams drying up, it’s time to keep money here

Published Wednesday, July 29, 2015

With the Internet at our fingertips and one of the biggest metropolitan areas in the nation a few miles down the road, shopping options are limitless.

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Governor says family of woman who died in custody deserves answers

Published Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Gov. Greg Abbott on July 22 issued a statement regarding the arrest and death of Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old Illinois resident who had driven to Hempstead in response to a job offer from Prairie View A&M University.

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United States of Anxiety

Published Wednesday, July 29, 2015

United States of Anxiety

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Venting necessary for healthy social life

Published Saturday, July 25, 2015

In one of my favorite episodes of Seinfeld, the character Frank Costanza creates a new holiday for his family to celebrate in lieu of Christmas. One of the main traditions of this holiday, "the airing of grievances," is where participants outline things about others that upset them.

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The story of the squirrel

Published Saturday, July 25, 2015

It was raining when I pulled up to Whataburger this morning. I was really pleased to see someone pulling out of a parking spot near the door.

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Disgusted by disrespect for flag

Published Saturday, July 25, 2015

Each year around Memorial Day and the Fourth of July, my neighbor puts up a roll of American flags along his fence.

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Thoughtful piece on issue

Published Saturday, July 25, 2015

Editor Kristen Tribe's opinion column in the July 11, 2015 issue of the Wise County Messenger was, quite simply, one of the most thoughtful and best-written pieces on the highly controversial topic of same-sex marriages and its effect on county clerks in Texas.

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Back to School

Published Saturday, July 25, 2015

Back to School

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Family pet is gone but won’t soon be forgotten

Published Wednesday, July 22, 2015

"Mommy, when does Isis come home from the hospital?" my 4-year-old son asked at the dinner table Monday. I glanced at my wife, Amanda, and I could already see the tears starting to well in her eyes.

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Governor’s order enhances readiness on military bases

Published Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Gov. Greg Abbott on July 18 authorized Adjutant General John Nichols of the Texas National Guard to arm personnel at military facilities across Texas.

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Cartoon nailed it

Published Wednesday, July 22, 2015

I thought the cartoon in the Messenger for July 18 was perfect. I have read about "Go Set A Watchman" and the buzz around for publishing it as Harper Lee wrote it.

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Donald Trump

Published Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Donald Trump

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Weekly soundtrack falls flat

Published Saturday, July 18, 2015

I've wondered for quite some time whether or not there were songs that existed named after every day of the week, and if there were, how accurately they represented their namesake. If you've ever wondered the same thing, you're in luck because I get to write about what I want in this column, and I've decided to review songs named after days of the week.

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Courage award nothing more than publicity stunt

Published Saturday, July 18, 2015

When I heard that Bruce "Caitlyn" Jenner would be receiving the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at this year's ESPYs, I just shook my head.

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Mockingbird

Published Saturday, July 18, 2015

Mockingbird

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Always look on the bright side of life

Published Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Today marks my 1,185th day at the paper. It's been a fun trip, and if you weren't aware, I'm riding off into the sunset this week. Just so you know now, I'm not dying.

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Comptroller says state will not borrow to meet budget

Published Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar on July 7 announced his decision not to go the usual route to insure that Texas meets its budgetary obligations.

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Minions

Published Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Minions

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Paxton’s opinion misled citizens, dumped issue on clerks

Published Saturday, July 11, 2015

The first same-sex marriage license was issued in Wise County Monday, July 6, after the U.S. Supreme Court's June 26 decision invalidating state bans of same-sex marriage. County Clerk Sherry Lemon immediately said her office would issue the licenses in accordance with the law and began working to have the forms uploaded to their computer system and available to citizens.

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