EDITORIAL CARTOONS

Earth Day

Published Saturday, April 22, 2017

Earth Day

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Election hangover no excuse to skip May voting

Published Wednesday, April 19, 2017

After the exhausting presidential race last year, it might be tempting for many of us to have a bit of election hangover. But it's time to sober up, quick.

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Federal judge says again, Texas voter ID law is discriminatory

Published Wednesday, April 19, 2017

U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos of Corpus Christi on April 10 ruled the state of Texas has failed to prove that the voter identification law was not written with discriminatory intent and purpose.

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Vote yes for Northwest bond

Published Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Please vote yes in the upcoming Northwest ISD bond election.

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M.O.A.B.’s

Published Wednesday, April 19, 2017

M.O.A.B.'s

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Beauty school dropouts; Mannequin mauled by clippers

Published Saturday, April 15, 2017

This week Racey and I went back to class for a brief lesson at Weatherford College Wise County's cosmetology school. The experience firmly answered three questions I never realized I had...

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Cutting hair is hard, y’all

Published Saturday, April 15, 2017

I can now say that I've trimmed yak hair. Well, a blend of yak and human hair.

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The long goodbye …

Published Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Breaking up is hard to do ... especially in a small town. It's tough to let go when it's impossible to get lost. There are reminders around every corner of what was and what could have been.

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A night of miracles

Published Wednesday, April 12, 2017

On Jan. 26, 2017, shortly after 11:30 p.m., my wife and I were awakened by a phone call. It wasn't a prank call or a teenager saying they were on the way home.

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Mother and son hit the books

Published Wednesday, April 12, 2017

This is not a letter to gripe about politics or to put somebody down. This is a letter of joy for me.

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Vote yes for Northwest

Published Wednesday, April 12, 2017

When families reflect on why they moved to Northwest ISD - whether it was 10 years ago or 10 months ago - they probably chose this area for the schools and the type of lifestyle they wanted.

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America First

Published Wednesday, April 12, 2017

America First

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Speaking baseball: Translating diamond dialect to follow the game

Published Saturday, April 8, 2017

Baseball is an efficient language. For those who speak it fluently, there is an amazing shorthand dialect where much can be said about the sport in few words. For those who do not speak fluent baseball, it's gobbledygook.

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Texas lawmakers are letting teachers down

Published Saturday, April 8, 2017

Texas public school teachers are heroes. They work hard for low pay, and with massive legislative budget cuts, spend significant personal dollars on their students' school supplies. Teachers are the front line of care for Texas children.

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Seeking an Estes explanation

Published Saturday, April 8, 2017

Why would State Sen. Craig Estes vote for a bill, Senate Bill 3, which benefits less than 1 percent of the school children in his district and takes money away from the other 99 percent?

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Support the NISD bond

Published Saturday, April 8, 2017

It's not every day that we have the opportunity to make a difference for kids and for our community.

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Vote ‘Yes for Northwest’

Published Saturday, April 8, 2017

I will be voting yes in the Northwest ISD bond election on May 6, and I ask all registered voters to join me and say "Yes for Northwest."

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That’s What She Said

Published Saturday, April 8, 2017

That's What She Said

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Wise sees mixed results in health rankings

Published Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Last week the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute released their annual County Health Rankings, which takes a look at the state of health in counties across the country.

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Governor welcomes Justice Department’s sanctuary cities announcement

Published Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Gov. Greg Abbott on March 27 praised an announcement by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions that the Department of Justice will withhold and take back federal funds from cities that do not comply with federal immigration laws and enforcement directives.

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