LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Reject the rollback

Published Saturday, January 9, 2016
By Deborah BeCraft

Rhome is having a rollback election. Rhome Forward (RF) made this happen by petition.

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Trust your council members

Published Saturday, January 9, 2016
By Jo Ann Wilson

Hello, Rhome residents. My fellow council members and I deserve your trust for our continued efforts.

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Riding the wave of adulthood; Transitioning from college life to full-time newshound

Published Wednesday, January 6, 2016
By David Talley

I'm employed, and it feels good. Now that I've graduated from Texas Tech, I've taken an official job in the Messenger newsroom after interning here between every semester since summer 2014.

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Texas sues EPA over new ozone standards

Published Wednesday, January 6, 2016
By Ed Sterling

The state of Texas and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on Dec. 23 filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over its new ozone standards rule.

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The Revenant

Published Wednesday, January 6, 2016
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The Revenant

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Enlow’s book details rise of Waggoner family

Published Saturday, January 2, 2016
By Roy J. Eaton

My fascination with the Waggoner ranching empire was stirred again recently when I received a copy of Jeremy Enlow's new book, "Cowboys of the Waggoner Ranch." The book is filled with beautiful pictures of the ranch and the dedicated cowboys who work there.

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Government advises citizens to act stupid?

Published Saturday, January 2, 2016
By Joy Carrico

I was on the Project Gutengerg website looking for a copy of a Dickens novel, when I came across a list of the 100 most downloaded books from the previous day.

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Case for rollback election

Published Saturday, January 2, 2016
By Sam Eason

The need for the tax rollback special election in Rhome is not about the money. It's about trust. We can afford the tax.

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Rolling with the punches in 2016

Published Wednesday, December 30, 2015
By Mickey Drewery

People might egg my house for admitting this or bash my upbringing with lengthy Facebook comments, but the truth is I don't believe in New Year's resolutions.

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Excited for what the future holds

Published Wednesday, December 30, 2015
By Shelby Vanover

As the year ends, I can't help but look toward the future. As a high school senior, I have a lot to look forward to.

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Texans to start openly packing on Jan. 1

Published Wednesday, December 30, 2015
By Ed Sterling

The coming of the 2016 brings heightened interest statewide in two new laws in particular that were passed by the 84th Texas Legislature in June 2015.

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The People We Lost in 2015

Published Wednesday, December 30, 2015
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The People We Lost in 2015

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Looking back at 2015: Dog’s sacrifice led to unique experience

Published Saturday, December 26, 2015
By Brian Knox

Having covered news in Wise County for 15 1/2 years now, many stories I work on come with a sense of familiarity. While each story is different, I often speak to people I know or cover situations that happen on a fairly regular basis. I often have a good idea of what to expect going in to certain situations.

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Looking back at 2015: On the job training; Tornadoes hit Wise County in my first week

Published Saturday, December 26, 2015
By Racey Burden

I started working at the Messenger on a Monday in May. Tornadoes hit Wise County on a Tuesday. I got thrown into the middle of storm coverage on a Wednesday.

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Looking back at 2015: Inspiring ‘mom’; Sister pushes siblings to their best

Published Saturday, December 26, 2015
By Richard Greene

Last spring at a track meet in Jacksboro, I went to interview Sequoia Smith after competing in the shot put.

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Looking back at 2015: Officer found unique way to reach youth

Published Saturday, December 26, 2015
By David Talley

This was the first feature I wrote this year, and in the context of national events straining the relationship between law enforcement and citizens later in 2015, it may be one of my more impactful.

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Looking back at 2015: The courage to listen; Emotional reunion tests writer’s skills

Published Saturday, December 26, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

The image is hard to forget. And I didn't even see it.

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Secret talks keep public in dark

Published Wednesday, December 23, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Speculation about an interim sheriff has swirled since David Walker announced his Dec. 31 retirement in October, and last week we finally got an answer - J.W. Johnson.

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Governor takes action to stem illegal border crossings

Published Wednesday, December 23, 2015
By Ed Sterling

Quoting U.S. Border Patrol data regarding illegal border crossings, Gov. Greg Abbott on Dec. 15 said the number of apprehensions through October and November "are on average two to three times higher than last year."

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Election Year

Published Wednesday, December 23, 2015
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Election Year

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