EDITORIAL CARTOONS

Fireworks

Published Saturday, July 5, 2014

Fireworks

Read More...

0 Comments

What Congress should learn from the VA scandal

Published Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Like other federal scandals before it, the mess involving VA hospitals has followed a well-trodden path.

Read More...

1 Comment

Detention facilities swell with young border crossers

Published Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Streams of unaccompanied Central American children continued to make their way north, crossing the United States border into Texas where federal custody awaits.

Read More...

0 Comments

Keep an eye on your renters

Published Wednesday, July 2, 2014

I have a house in Decatur. It was rented to a man and his family in 2009. A year after they moved in, the wife moved out.

Read More...

0 Comments

Seeing the USA

Published Saturday, June 28, 2014

I don't know about you, but summertime makes me itchy to get in the car and drive - not across town, or even across Texas, but across America.

Read More...

0 Comments

Google Earth and my unlucky friend

Published Saturday, June 28, 2014

What a day at the coffee shop. I learned a lot.

Read More...

0 Comments

Bites

Published Saturday, June 28, 2014

Bites

Read More...

0 Comments

Share your vacation photos with the Messenger

Share your vacation photos with the Messenger

Published Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Messenger Summer Tour begins today! School's been out for a few weeks, and vacation season is in full swing. Wise County folks are taking road trips, hopping on planes and setting sail for grand adventures.

Read More...

0 Comments

Top officials order surge to secure border

Published Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Gov. Rick Perry, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and House Speaker Joe Straus on June 18 jointly directed the Texas Department of Public Safety to begin law enforcement surge operations on the Texas-Mexico border.

Read More...

1 Comment

DPS to our borders, really?

Published Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Every year the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) asks for more officers and resources, claiming they need them for our safety.

Read More...

2 Comments

Computers, the interview and the sick cow

Published Saturday, June 21, 2014

I was way back in the worship center at First Baptist Church during the opening assembly for Sports Camp. We called it "Vacation Bible School" 100 years ago.

Read More...

0 Comments

Why I still have faith in Congress

Published Saturday, June 21, 2014

It's depressing to read poll after poll highlighting Americans' utter disdain for Congress. But it's my encounters with ordinary citizens at public meetings or in casual conversation that really bring me up short.

Read More...

0 Comments

Kudos to commissioner

Published Saturday, June 21, 2014

First, I will begin by publicly thanking Precinct 3 County Commissioner Harry Lamance for ceasing to mow right-of-ways until the growing season is over, much like the Texas Department of Transportation.

Read More...

0 Comments

Benghazi

Published Saturday, June 21, 2014

Benghazi

Read More...

0 Comments

No sweat over brown-water crisis

Published Wednesday, June 18, 2014

After three hours of yard work in my constant pursuit to sculpt a Southern Living lawn in the heat and humidity, I was in need of a shower to get back to what the weekend was really for - watching the U.S. Open.

Read More...

0 Comments

Senate panel addresses slowness of VA

Published Wednesday, June 18, 2014

On June 12, the state Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs and Military Installations met in Pasadena to get input from military veterans in the wake of the records falsification scandal at U.S. Veterans Affairs-run facilities.

Read More...

0 Comments

Violence to Kids

Published Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Violence to Kids

Read More...

0 Comments

Water agreement a good deal for city, quarry

Published Saturday, June 14, 2014

In this world, water is our most precious resource. Without it, everything is nothing.

Read More...

0 Comments

Being a dad is no joke (usually)

Published Saturday, June 14, 2014

The other day while I was working in the yard, my home-for-the-summer son came out and said he was going to Dairy Queen to pick up his paycheck.

Read More...

0 Comments

The best weekends of my life; Random thoughts on collegiate bike racing

Published Saturday, June 14, 2014

It's 2:30 a.m. and I'm standing in the shower. I'm standing in the shower because the shower is the only place standing still for 30 minutes at a time isn't suspicious, and I've been sitting in a Honda Civic for 12 of the last 13 hours.

Read More...

0 Comments