Park it right here, big guy

Published Saturday, July 26, 2014
By Bob Buckel

It could be worse. For one thing, the parking lot at the Wise County Old Settlers Reunion grounds is grass.

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Why incumbents keep getting reelected

Published Saturday, July 26, 2014
By Lee H. Hamilton

It's not news that Congress is unpopular. In fact, at times it seems like the only real novelty on Capitol Hill would be a jump in its approval rating.

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Will your family be remembered in history?

Published Saturday, July 26, 2014
By D.A. Sharpe

People of wisdom are quoted as saying that history repeats itself and that we can estimate what the future will hold by knowledge of history.

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Lethal Injections

Published Saturday, July 26, 2014
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Confessions of a bad son

Published Wednesday, July 23, 2014
By Richard Greene

Despite all my efforts, I've come to the realization this weekend that I'm a failure in one aspect. I try to eat right, exercise and do chores around the house. I give my best effort at earning an honest day's living and always leave a healthy tip for waiters and waitresses. I even pay my taxes and vote in most elections.

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Sam Blackwell: ‘I’m not a-givin’ up!’

Published Wednesday, July 23, 2014
By Gerre Joiner

I made a visit to a local retirement facility two days ago to see a good friend.

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Dewhurst appoints Senate Finance chair

Published Wednesday, July 23, 2014
By Ed Sterling

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst on July 17 appointed Sen. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, as chair of the powerful, state budget-writing Senate Finance Committee. The two-year state budget totals close to $200 billion.

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Rushin’ Separatists

Published Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Sign, sign, everywhere a sign

Published Saturday, July 19, 2014
By Bob Buckel

"NOW OPEN!" the signs scream, in capital letters the size of Stanley Marsh's Cadillacs, upended at a jaunty angle in the Panhandle dirt.

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Life in the fast lane: musings of a peanut butter-fueled college student

Published Saturday, July 19, 2014
By David Talley

A college student leaves Lubbock travelling east at 75 miles per hour. How long before he arrives in Decatur? I'll save you the math - my record is 3:57.

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The right way to immigrate

Published Saturday, July 19, 2014
By Gerre Joiner

There are a few people with whom you don't need to visit if you're talking about "political correctness." Ross Mueller is on the top of the list.

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Vote Britt for a refreshing change

Published Saturday, July 19, 2014
By Darrel Behrens

Thursday night, July 17, I was present for a surprisingly interesting experience when State Representative candidate Matthew Britt addressed a small group of supporters, followed by a question-and-answer session.

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County needs to set a better example

Published Saturday, July 19, 2014
By John Green

Every morning in the wee hours I see the sprinklers running at the Wise County Courthouse.

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Liberty Redux

Published Saturday, July 19, 2014
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Children get caught in the cycle of violence

Published Wednesday, July 16, 2014
By Brian Knox

Vacation gave me the opportunity to spend a lot of peaceful, quality time with my kids last week. That gift seemed even more precious in light of a couple of humanitarian crises involving young people - on two different continents - which continue to dominate the news.

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Perry, Obama meet for border security discussion

Published Wednesday, July 16, 2014
By Ed Sterling

As unaccompanied minors and mothers with children and from Central American countries continued to cross the border into Texas, President Barack Obama met with Gov. Rick Perry July 9 in Dallas to discuss how to address the situation.

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Send ‘em home on a plane

Published Wednesday, July 16, 2014
By Wayne Morgan

I am just an old country boy that loves my country, the USA, and thanks God every day for what I have.

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This Land is Full of Casualties

Published Wednesday, July 16, 2014
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The unwritten (until now) law of relationships

Published Saturday, July 12, 2014
By Bob Buckel

If you watch baseball, you've seen this. A batter lets a pitch go by, but the umpire calls it a strike. Sometimes it's the third strike, and the batter is out.

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The cicada seminar

Published Saturday, July 12, 2014
By Gerre Joiner

A.C. Griffin told me he had been bitten by a grasshopper while he was out in his cucumber patch. Said it hurt like crazy.

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