Despite all odds, Perry dances his way to D.C.

Published Wednesday, January 25, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

I was convinced Rick Perry's political career jumped the shark after his short stint on "Dancing with the Stars." Instead, it paved his way to Washington, D.C.

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Marches come one day after inauguration of new president

Published Wednesday, January 25, 2017
By Ed Sterling

Thousands of Texans were on hand to witness the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the 45th president of the United States on Jan. 20 in Washington.

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The Climate is Changing

Published Wednesday, January 25, 2017
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Criticism: it’s part of the presidential package

Published Saturday, January 21, 2017
By Racey Burden

The day that I wrote this column was inauguration day, but I really didn't intend to write about politics. It's kind of hard to think about anything else though, when all I've been seeing on any news feed all day long is Trump.

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You don’t get what you don’t pay for

Published Saturday, January 21, 2017
By Joy Carrico

American Airlines announced a few days ago that they will soon be selling "Basic Economy" fares in addition to the other main cabin fares.

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Political Circus Starts

Published Saturday, January 21, 2017
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Which path will we choose?

Published Wednesday, January 18, 2017
By Brian Knox

Movements that change the course of history can begin in the smallest of places. I was struck by that thought as I stood in a small office in the basement of a church in Montgomery, Ala., last summer.

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Texas Legislature convenes in 85th regular session

Published Wednesday, January 18, 2017
By Ed Sterling

Lawmakers gathered at the state Capitol in their respective houses on Jan. 10, opening day for the 85th regular session of the Texas Legislature. The 140-day session will conclude on May 29.

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Don’t call me discriminating

Published Wednesday, January 18, 2017
By D.A. Sharpe

Discrimination is the description of a bad nomenclature in the language of our culture and contemporary society. At least, it seems to be the initial assumption people assume in its use.

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Change not illegal, but unethical

Published Wednesday, January 18, 2017
By Patricia Mitchell

For the May 2017 election, there will be three open seats on Rhome City Council. The current council has voted to initiate radical procedures in how we vote, what we vote and for whom.

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I’m Going to Be Sick

Published Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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No pain, no pain: Deconstructing and defining my core values

Published Saturday, January 14, 2017
By Joy Carrico

In this week's copy of All Around Wise, Gerry Lewis wrote a column called "What are your core values?" He starts by explaining the difference between beliefs and core values. Beliefs are abstract, while core values motivate us to act in certain ways.

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Finding new motivation in a new year

Published Saturday, January 14, 2017
By David Talley

I'm really not big on New Year's resolutions. According to statisticbrain.com, only 9.2 percent of people who make resolutions feel they were successful in achieving them.

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Could I Get Fries With That?

Published Saturday, January 14, 2017
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A-F system demoralizing, sets public schools up to fail

Published Wednesday, January 11, 2017
By Racey Burden

The Texas Education Agency notified school districts of their provisional grades under the proposed A-F accountability system Friday, and many Wise County schools were shocked to see "C"s, "D"s and "F"s.

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What my kids learned from their ‘F’ school

Published Wednesday, January 11, 2017
By Rob Thornell

Tonight, just for fun, I asked my youngest daughter (fourth grade) if she had to give her school a grade what would she give it. "An A+!" she said enthusiastically.

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Contemplating a long four years

Published Wednesday, January 11, 2017
By Tracy Smith

Just a little over a week until the beginning of our country's longest four years in its lifetime.

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Independent Ethics Office

Published Wednesday, January 11, 2017
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Independent Ethics Office

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A super idea for a new kind of holiday tradition

Published Saturday, January 7, 2017
By Brian Knox

We're ending a week where no doubt many of us completed the task of taking down Christmas decorations and packing up our ornaments and our memories for another 11 months or so.

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Warming up to the idea of snowy weather

Published Saturday, January 7, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

"Snow, snow, snow, snow, snow ... I want to wash my hands, my face and hair with snow ... I long to clear a path and lift a spade of snow ..." Or ... not.

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