Legislation banning sanctuary city policies clears hurdle

Published Wednesday, February 15, 2017
By Ed Sterling

Gov. Greg Abbott on Feb. 8 praised the Texas Senate's approval of legislation to ban sanctuary cities, an item on his priority list for the current legislative session.

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The Wheel

Published Wednesday, February 15, 2017
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Bringing a sportsy guy into the age of animation

Published Saturday, February 11, 2017
By Racey Burden

It has come to my attention recently that our sports editor, the venerable Richard Greene, is severely lacking in his animated film education. He may be an adult, but that's no excuse.

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The tale of Crash: A cat, who despite all odds, keeps on keepin’ on

Published Saturday, February 11, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

How long do cats normally live? I only ask because I feel like the Tribes may be headed for a record with our Crash.

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Valentine’s Day

Published Saturday, February 11, 2017
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Can’t read her poker face

Published Wednesday, February 8, 2017
By Joy Carrico

Before Lady Gaga performed her halftime show at the Super Bowl this past Sunday, there was much speculation about whether or not the show would be a political protest.

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Governor raises four issues to emergency status

Published Wednesday, February 8, 2017
By Ed Sterling

Gov. Greg Abbott delivered his second biennial State of the State address to a joint session of the Texas Legislature on Jan. 31.

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Superbowl

Published Wednesday, February 8, 2017
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From bike to beast; What can a horse possibly bring to the table?

Published Saturday, February 4, 2017
By David Talley

While I've addressed in a previous column that New Year's resolutions often go unfulfilled, I left open the option of setting loosely-worded goals for the new year.

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Two wheels are tough; Hydration is overrated … unless you’re cycling

Published Saturday, February 4, 2017
By Racey Burden

You can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink, in much the same way that you can tell me that I should probably hydrate for my first bike ride in years and I still won't do it.

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Holiday decor appreciated

Published Saturday, February 4, 2017
By Joy O. Henry

I apologize for the belated "thank you" to all Wise County residents that decorated their homes, yards, fences and even some trees during the holidays.

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Bursting with gratitude

Published Saturday, February 4, 2017
By Estelle Williams

I thought I would share this with you. I live in Illinois and my siblings live out of Wise County.

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Too little, too late

Published Saturday, February 4, 2017
By J.R. Gold

Wow. I see we got a burn ban on and that is good, but strange that it came only a couple of days after a rain soaker.

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Grateful for dialysis center

Published Saturday, February 4, 2017
By Jeannie Parks

Dialysis is a vital service for those with kidney disease. I wish to express my deep gratitude to Dr. Aamir Zuberi and his staff at the Wise Health System Dialysis Center in Decatur.

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Don’t be distracted from state issues

Published Saturday, January 28, 2017
By Brian Knox

With all the fireworks going on around the new presidential administration in Washington, we might be a bit distracted from the actions of our legislators in Austin. That would be a mistake.

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Close loopholes in the state Public Information Act

Published Saturday, January 28, 2017
By SEN. Kirk Watson and REP. Giovanni Capriglione

After the Sharpstown fraud and bribery scandal rocked the Texas Capitol in the early 1970s, Texans opted to "throw the rascals out" and elect a reform-minded Legislature to clean up the mess.

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Passport Stamps

Published Saturday, January 28, 2017
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All about that bike: Love him or hate him, Armstrong still significant to sport

Published Saturday, January 28, 2017
By David Talley

This weekend I will race my bicycle against Lance Armstrong. For at least the last five years, the Texas Chainring Massacre bicycle race has taken place around the city of Valley View on mostly gravel roads.

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Slow days at the coffee shop

Published Saturday, January 28, 2017
By Gerre Joiner

Things move kind of slowly during the period between Christmas and the first of the year. Especially for the guys at the coffee shop.

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I Pledge Allegiance

Published Saturday, January 28, 2017
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