Read the reviews before you date

Published Saturday, April 16, 2016
By Racey Burden

I became single in the fall after a long-term relationship, and one of the first things I've noticed about being single is that so many middle aged people, even those I don't really know, want to set me up with someone.

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Scary news on Zika released this week

Published Saturday, April 16, 2016
By Brian Knox

It's never a good sign when you hear somebody with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) say something is "scarier than we initially thought."

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County to feel our pain

Published Saturday, April 16, 2016
By Steve Misner

No sympathy. Ha, ha, ha, Wise County, income down almost 30 percent this year - welcome to our world.

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Tax Time

Published Saturday, April 16, 2016
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Bicycle people versus internet people

Published Wednesday, April 13, 2016
By David Talley

An interaction I had while mountain biking at Pilot Point's Isle Du Bois State Park Saturday affirmed something I've known for a long time about the bicycle-riding community. As I passed a mountain biker navigating his way over the rocky course, I couldn't help but admire his ride.

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Supreme Court rules in ‘one person, one vote’ case

Published Wednesday, April 13, 2016
By Ed Sterling

On a unanimous vote of 8-0, the U.S. Supreme Court on April 4 affirmed that states may continue to draw legislative districts based on total population.

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Pope Love

Published Wednesday, April 13, 2016
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Weird this week, but not in Wise

Published Saturday, April 9, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Working at a newspaper is never boring. Although we have deadlines and scheduled meetings to cover, there is no "routine." It's the beauty and the beating of a reporter's life - an adrenaline rush and aggravation all at once.

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My outer office at Whataburger

Published Saturday, April 9, 2016
By Gerre Joiner

As I grow older, I like to make the most of my limited time and energy, so I "book" meetings at Whataburger during regular coffee shop times (early morning or mid-afternoon).

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Marqee brings back memories

Published Saturday, April 9, 2016
By Joe Lambert

I would like to give a "tip of the hat" to Mr. Mark Moran for his work around the Decatur Square, especially the recently installed Majestic Movie marquee.

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Make America Great Again

Published Saturday, April 9, 2016
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A trip to the wonderful world of baseball

Published Wednesday, April 6, 2016
By Joy Carrico

The Fella and I made a trip to Surprise, Ariz., to see a Rangers game during spring training. I had no idea this was such a big deal in the world of Ranger fandom, but apparently going to spring training is the spiritual pilgrimage of many longtime baseball afficionados.

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Senate Finance chair confirms behavioral health budget

Published Wednesday, April 6, 2016
By Ed Sterling

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission will have some $6.7 billion to fund the state's behavioral health services efforts during the 2016-2017 fiscal biennium.

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I Voted

Published Wednesday, April 6, 2016
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District needs to pony up for gym

Published Saturday, April 2, 2016
By Messenger Staff

There's a word of advice you often hear regarding what you do when you find yourself in a hole. Stop digging.

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Proper habits for working girls

Published Saturday, April 2, 2016
By Racey Burden

I need to apologize to all the loyal Messenger readers out there. I have not been a good Business Girl.

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iPhones and the FBI

Published Saturday, April 2, 2016
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Egg hunting knows no age

Published Wednesday, March 30, 2016
By David Talley

Like many 10-year-olds, I hunted Easter eggs last weekend. As an actual 22-year-old, I sit somewhere near the median age of Talley grandchildren.

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DPS chief reminds citizens to be vigilant

Published Wednesday, March 30, 2016
By Ed Sterling

Following news reports of coordinated, terroristic bomb attacks in Brussels, Belgium, on March 22, the Texas Department of Public Safety posted a reminder to Texans to remain vigilant and to report suspicious behaviors.

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Vowing to fly Confederate flag

Published Wednesday, March 30, 2016
By Gene Bevil

When I moved to Wise County 15 years ago, I never would have believed I would be having this kind of problem. It's for much more urban areas like Denton or Dallas.

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