EDITORIAL CARTOONS

Internet News

Published Saturday, August 20, 2016

Internet News

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Breaking news: sifting through hateful comments is tiresome

Published Wednesday, August 17, 2016

If you haven't seen it, the Messenger's Facebook policy generally runs alongside columns on this page. We tend to alternate it with information about submitting letters to the editor and tips on how to contact your state representatives. Next time it runs, read it. It seems many folks out there could use a refresher.

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Court relaxes Texas voter ID law in time for fall election

Published Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Voters will have more options when presenting personal identification at the polls for the Nov. 8 general election, Texas Secretary of State Carlos Cascos announced last week.

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Give pickle snow cones a chance

Published Wednesday, August 17, 2016

I'm writing in regard to Racey Burden's and David Talley's latest snow cone tasting column.

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Honesty and kindness appreciated

Published Wednesday, August 17, 2016

I wanted to share a "cheers" story with Wise County!

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Groundhog Day

Published Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Groundhog Day

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Drawing closer through destruction

Published Saturday, August 13, 2016

If you want to bond with someone, maybe you should try to build a cheap piece of furniture together. This actually wasn't my goal when I bought a $12 bookshelf from Wal-Mart.

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Coffee shop competition: is it for your future?

Published Saturday, August 13, 2016

I'm pretty well convinced that when one considers charisma, charm and knowledge in general, my coffee shop is among the best.

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Cemetery mowing to be discontinued

Published Saturday, August 13, 2016

News that the county will cease using the inmates to mow some 40 cemeteries is very upsetting. Reportedly, because of budgetary shortfalls, this important program is to be canceled effective Oct. 1.

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Square parking is the pits

Published Saturday, August 13, 2016

To the powers that be in the city of Decatur: When are you going to change the parking situation around our square?

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The Ideal

Published Saturday, August 13, 2016

The Ideal

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Don’t mess with Senor Purpose

Published Wednesday, August 10, 2016

On Sunday, Aug. 14, the Texas Rangers will be giving away a promotional bobblehead of Adrian Beltre, their third baseman. His helmet will be removable. This is so you can touch his head. Why? You may ask.

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Parties to campus-carry lawsuit to return to court

Published Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Three University of Texas professors are seeking a temporary injunction "to at least retain the option of maintaining their academic classrooms as gun-free zones when classes start again."

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Wise County needs Chick-fil-A and an indoor arena

Published Wednesday, August 10, 2016

A few weeks ago Kristen Tribe asked if a Chick-fil-A would really improve our lives. Of course, the answer is yes.

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Three decades of ice cream socials

Published Wednesday, August 10, 2016

This is a response to Tanya Davis' June 29 column "Tips for making homemade ice cream." In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month.

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Hope in Rio

Published Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Hope in Rio

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The dinosaur that could have been

Published Saturday, August 6, 2016

The selections: dill pickle, honeysuckle, brown cow, Napoleon Dynamite and dinosaur. We're back. And, just for you, we've subjected ourselves to another grueling task of sampling some of Wise County's finer foods.

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Stick with the basics, snow cone peddlers

Published Saturday, August 6, 2016

It's important that you know that I don't totally hate pickles or even pickle juice. But I've discovered I despise dill pickle-flavored snow cones.

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Suicide Squad

Published Saturday, August 6, 2016

Suicide Squad

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Have I told this story before?

Published Wednesday, August 3, 2016

I've discovered some things about getting/being old and spending a lot of time with my peers (old people). It's possible to tell the same story to the same old crowd and everyone is entertained. Half of the folks don't remember having heard it. The others are uncertain, thinking, "That story sounds familiar, but I'm not sure."

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