EDITORIAL CARTOONS

Happy Father’s Day

Published Saturday, June 17, 2017

Happy Father's Day

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City hits home run with community fun fest

Published Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Last Saturday I had the honor of helping judge the homemade pie contest at the inaugural city-sponsored Boyd Fun Fest.

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Gov. demands action, calls lawmakers back to Austin

Published Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Gov. Greg Abbott on June 6 announced a special session of the Texas Legislature to begin on July 18 to address issues that went unresolved during the contentious 140-day regular session that ended May 29.

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What you don’t know about the Sheriff’s Posse Arena

Published Saturday, June 10, 2017

I went to the Wise County Fairgrounds recently to attend a wonderful bull riding competition. WC Challenger Charities is a non-profit organization that has been raising funds since 2004 for local civic and charitable organizations.

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Perdido en la traduccion (Lost in translation)

Published Saturday, June 10, 2017

On Tuesday morning, Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt was asked in a radio interview whether or not the Philadelphia Phillies could build a franchise around All-Star outfielder Odubel Herrera. He said no.

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Condolences to Fostel family

Published Saturday, June 10, 2017

I was deeply saddened to learn of the death of my friend, District Judge John Fostel. My sincere sympathy to his family and friends.

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Paying price for ‘overlooked’ drive

Published Saturday, June 10, 2017

Did you know that the Wise County Appraisal District can use "discovered concrete drive" at your property to exceed the state law that prohibits more than a 10-percent increase in the appraised value of a homestead? I didn't either until my recent protest meeting.

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Come Hearing

Published Saturday, June 10, 2017

Come Hearing

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Finding the courage to tri something new

Published Wednesday, June 7, 2017

A quote that I often turned to for inspiration is by runner and author John Bingham: "The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start."

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State budget awaits final approval from governor

Published Wednesday, June 7, 2017

As of June 4, Governor Greg Abbott had not signed Senate Bill 1 - the 2018-2019 state budget finally approved by both houses of the 85th Texas Legislature on May 27.

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Honoring Judge Fostel

Published Wednesday, June 7, 2017

It is with great sadness and an acute sense of loss that we learn of the untimely passing of the 271st District's Judge John Fostel.

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Caretakers

Published Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Caretakers

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Fish stories: Feed me fish, but don’t make me catch them

Published Saturday, June 4, 2017

I don't think I'm cut out for fishing. When trying to decide what we were going to do for our columns this week, David and I had conflicting ideas. He wanted to do lifeguard training. I wanted to take our dogs through an agility course.

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Fish stories: Winning the work day at Lake Bridgeport

Published Saturday, June 4, 2017

The old, oft-cited quote says, "a bad day fishing is still better than a good day in the office." Well, Thursday I had a little of both.

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Trying to avoid death by mosquito

Published Wednesday, May 31, 2017

I, apparently, am a mosquito's favorite snack. I've always had an aversion to the reprehensible pests as it seems my blood has been a favorite among the insect crowd.

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Legislature completes regular session with main task accomplished

Published Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The 140-day 85th regular session of the Texas Legislature ended on May 29 with hugs, tears and fanfare, plus demonstrations against "anti-immigrant" legislation and a scuffle involving members on the House floor.

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Solving squirrel problems

Published Wednesday, May 31, 2017

I read the article by Mr. Gerre Joiner in the Wise County Messenger regarding squirrels eating/biting the wires under the hood of Mr. Dan Rhine's pickup.

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Flag will fly again

Published Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Honoring veterans on Memorial Day is a national event where we are able to celebrate the sacrifices of the men and women who have served our country and many of whom paid the ultimate sacrifice to provide the freedoms we all enjoy.

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Summer Rules

Published Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Summer Rules

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What’s in a name?

Published Saturday, May 27, 2017

Denton ISD named a building after my dad - the Bill Carrico Athletic Complex. It was built as part of the new high school in Denton.

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