Oscar ‘oops’ hits a nerve in the newsroom

Published Wednesday, March 1, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

My husband and I sat bleary-eyed on the couch watching the Oscars Sunday night after an afternoon of Youth Fair prep with the kids. I'm not even sure why we were glued to the TV, other than we were too tired to move. After all, I had seen only one Best Picture nominee and didn't have a personal stake in the outcome. Yet, we watched.

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Federal judge sides with plaintiffs in Planned Parenthood case

Published Wednesday, March 1, 2017
By Ed Sterling

Texans who rely on Planned Parenthood as a medical care provider won't have to seek those services elsewhere, pending an upcoming trial.

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Vouchers will destroy public education

Published Wednesday, March 1, 2017
By Ellyane Palmenteri

One of the fundamental principles in America is that all students deserve a quality public education. That happens.

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Use of biosolids ruining community

Published Wednesday, March 1, 2017
By Don Dixon

The first two years that I lived north of Boyd I had several eye sties and treated them on and off during the period that Renda was dumping the human waste fertilizer.

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Thornberry’s brags unsubstantiated

Published Wednesday, March 1, 2017
By Tracy Smith

Two weeks ago Congressman Mac Thornberry, who represents a large portion of Wise County, supported bills to overturn regulations that banned states from denying certain funds that would go to health service providers that provide abortions, such as Planned Parenthood.

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Oscar Ooops

Published Wednesday, March 1, 2017
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Mending fences while building walls

Published Saturday, February 25, 2017
By Joy Carrico

Things aren't good with our neighbor to the South. Why is Mexico upset with us? Well, we want to build a wall to keep people from illegally crossing the border from Mexico, and we want Mexico to pay for it.

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Popularity isn’t everything

Published Saturday, February 25, 2017
By David Talley

Last summer, I wrote a feature article on local teenagers playing the Pokemon GO smartphone game. If you missed the article, the game takes fictional creatures from the animated Pokemon television series and places them in the real world, using your phone's GPS and camera.

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New Planets

Published Saturday, February 25, 2017
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Tougher laws can also make it tougher for victims

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017
By Brian Knox

The discussion around mandatory minimum sentences usually involves drug offenses. But last week we saw an example locally of another type of mandatory minimum sentencing - one involving sexual abuse of a child.

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Paxton files brief in support of president’s immigration order

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017
By Ed Sterling

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has filed a legal brief supporting President Trump's executive order for an immigration crackdown.

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Pruitt poor choice to lead EPA

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017
By Coley Smith

I can't express my extreme distress over your vote for EPA Director Scott Pruitt.

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Studying economic inflation

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017
By D.A. Sharpe

Economic inflation appears in various patterns over long lengths of time. Such observation came to mind as my current project is composing an autobiography.

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County overlooking road problem

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017
By Tessa Solomon

It is difficult to do the right thing. For many years, Satan has whispered in the ears of our county officials to take the easy way out when spending limited road repair funds.

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Get Out

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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College board antics only reinforce the need for Wise representation

Published Saturday, February 18, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

The shenanigans at Weatherford College headquarters the last few weeks are perfect examples of why Wise County needs a voting seat on its board of directors.

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Turning off the news (briefly)

Published Saturday, February 18, 2017
By Racey Burden

I am exhausted by politics. I'm sure it's a feeling shared by many.

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Flynn should be investigated

Published Saturday, February 18, 2017
By Tracy A. Smith

It is time to be a patriotic hero for our country. Country first, not party.

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The Russian Mess

Published Saturday, February 18, 2017
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Legislation banning sanctuary city policies clears hurdle

Published Wednesday, February 15, 2017
By Ed Sterling

Gov. Greg Abbott on Feb. 8 praised the Texas Senate's approval of legislation to ban sanctuary cities, an item on his priority list for the current legislative session.

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