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Abbott, Davis win primaries for governor

Published Wednesday, March 12, 2014
By Ed Sterling

Texas' March 4 primary night returns confirmed Greg Abbott and Wendy R. Davis as nominees for governor.

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Looking for honesty and common sense

Published Wednesday, March 12, 2014
By Rusty White

Ten years after decriminalization, drug abuse is down by half in Portugal.

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Lent Begins

Published Saturday, March 8, 2014
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Lent Begins

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We wist not wither we wot, what?

Published Saturday, March 8, 2014
By Bob Buckel

The first Bible I ever saw was a King James Version (that's King James of England, not LeBron of Miami).

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Bright spot found in sea of political pessimism

Published Saturday, March 8, 2014
By Brandon Evans

The public perception of elected officials has hit rock-bottom in this country.

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Russia’s Post-Olympic Medal Count

Published Wednesday, March 5, 2014
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Russia's Post-Olympic Medal Count

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New take on the American dream

Published Wednesday, March 5, 2014
By Richard Greene

In 2005, I followed the advice of everyone I knew and ventured out to buy my first piece of the American dream.

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Federal court rules on same-sex marriage

Published Wednesday, March 5, 2014
By Ed Sterling

In the final week before Tuesday, March 4, primary election day, candidates put on final pushes in hopes of getting enough votes to be their party's nominee for the general election in November.

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Thanks for kindness, help on the road

Published Wednesday, March 5, 2014
By Carol and Keith Dowdy

We just wanted to give a heartfelt thank you for the wonderful EMS that we have in Wise County.

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Measuring life in car memories

Published Saturday, March 1, 2014
By Bob Buckel

The last roommate (before the current one) and I were sitting around one evening, talking cars. He was a car guy.

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When William isn’t Bill: A primer on voter ID for the primaries

Published Saturday, March 1, 2014
By Ollie Besteiro

"If you're gonna vote in Texas, you gotta have a valid ID."

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Another winter like this will kill me

Published Saturday, March 1, 2014
By Jimmy Alford

It's been a long, cold winter for pretty much everyone. Freezing temperatures and snow from back east to right here in our own yards. And I'm just about tired of it. March 20 can't get here fast enough.

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Thanks for those who still care

Published Saturday, March 1, 2014
By Joe Lambert

This past Sunday I went to visit a friend who is staying at The Hills Nursing Home. If you have visited there, you know the entryway or foyer is the gathering room for visits.

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Minimum Wage

Published Saturday, March 1, 2014
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Minimum Wage

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Harold Ramis

Published Wednesday, February 26, 2014
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Harold Ramis

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Tales from weekend scanner duty

Published Wednesday, February 26, 2014
By Brian Knox

How often do you pass people panhandling by the side of the road and wonder, "What's their story?" I found out in a most unusual way last weekend.

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Law clarifies where electioneering may occur

Published Wednesday, February 26, 2014
By Ed Sterling

Questions over where you may stand, what you can say and when you can say it arise here and there around Texas at election time. A new law to solve such issues is on the books.

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Snake Handlers

Published Saturday, February 22, 2014
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Snake Handlers

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The great American smokescreen

Published Saturday, February 22, 2014
By Bob Buckel

Quite a few years ago, a new family came to our church. They had three boys who were then about 12, 10 and 8.

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Support Manning and Clark

Published Saturday, February 22, 2014
By Megan Adams

As we start the process of early voting and selecting the next round of leadership to guide our county, I wanted to take a moment and recognize individuals who have thoroughly impressed me and have gotten me excited about the future.

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