LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Kids deserve the best, vote yes

Published Saturday, April 4, 2015
By Charlotte Fitzgerald

I am writing this letter to encourage voters to go out and support the two propositions for DISD. I am a 1996 graduate of DHS with two very active children in DISD schools.

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Happy Easter

Published Saturday, April 4, 2015
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Happy Easter

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Comments could use a dose of compassion

Published Wednesday, April 1, 2015
By Travis Lisle

I feel like compassion is a lost art in our day and age. The American culture changes so quickly that what was commonplace a week ago is suddenly considered taboo and offensive in the present.

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House, Senate continue with primary task: adopting budget

Published Wednesday, April 1, 2015
By Ed Sterling

The House Appropriations Committee on March 24 unanimously approved the General Appropriations Act (House Bill 1) - the first hurdle toward passing a state budget for fiscal years 2016 and 2017.

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3 reasons to vote ‘yes’

Published Wednesday, April 1, 2015
By Jeff McCain

I look forward to voting "yes" to both Proposition 1 and Proposition 2 of the upcoming Decatur ISD bond election.

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Co-Pilots

Published Wednesday, April 1, 2015
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Co-Pilots

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Funny money: Making sense of cents

Published Saturday, March 28, 2015
By Richard Greene

When news broke this week about the future hotel at the civic center and Decatur's $4.4 million loan to get the project going, comments started to filter in on the Messenger Facebook page.

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Joiner qualified for board

Published Saturday, March 28, 2015
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Dr. Matt Joiner, the son of my good friend Gerre Joiner, was a beginning teacher when I was a school superintendent in Decatur.

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Church invites new members

Published Saturday, March 28, 2015
By Ellen Whitley

Episcopalians in Wise County have been meeting informally for prayer and fellowship for several weeks with the goal of forming a more permanent congregation.

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Support DISD Props 1 and 2

Published Saturday, March 28, 2015
By Gerre Joiner

At the coffee shop, we play "stump the old coots." It's kind of a little trivia game in which someone asks, "I'll bet you guys don't know (insert a little-known but "for sure" fact here)."

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New hotel not needed

Published Saturday, March 28, 2015
By Bettie Difiore

Taxpayers beware! So we're getting another hotel in Decatur as part of the civic center? We already have 10 hotels.

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Ted Cruz

Published Saturday, March 28, 2015
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Ted Cruz

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Auction has evolved but remains fun

Published Wednesday, March 25, 2015
By Roy J. Eaton

As I was leaving the Wise County Youth Fair auction a few weeks ago I heard someone say, "This is a sham, why don't they just give the kids a check and forget all this auction business."

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House passes human trafficking, border security bills

Published Wednesday, March 25, 2015
By Ed Sterling

Bills to address the illegal importation and exploitation of persons and to protect the state's border with Mexico moved through the Texas House last week.

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Don’t buy DISD bond rhetoric

Published Wednesday, March 25, 2015
By Tad Billmire

I've read with great interest the letters and articles related to the proposed bonds of DISD.

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Starbucks

Published Wednesday, March 25, 2015
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Starbucks

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The sun is shining on government – let’s keep it that way

Published Saturday, March 21, 2015
By Brian Knox

The Texas Legislature is in session, and as usual, elected officials have filed bills that limit the public's access to information.

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Coffee with a side of forced national dialogue

Published Saturday, March 21, 2015
By Jake Harris

"I'd like a tall cup of coffee, please." "Sounds, good, sir, and while we're brewing that for you, would you like to take a couple of minutes out of your day to talk about Ferguson, Mo.? Or the rights of Mexican immigrants? Or how about issuing reparations to Native Americans?"

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History Lesson

Published Saturday, March 21, 2015
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History Lesson

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Story behind the shamrock; Family celebrates Irish roots

Published Wednesday, March 18, 2015
By Danielle Scroggins

Green hats, buttons and stickers are displayed on Wal-Mart shelves. Shamrocks are decorating Lowe's exit, and other businesses around town are offering specials on corned beef, green shirts or specialty beverages.

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