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Hand Size

Published Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Hand Size

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Skip the party at local level

Published Saturday, March 5, 2016

About 15 years ago, I was regularly visiting school campuses in northeast Denton County, and on those visits I'd usually bump into deputies from the Precinct 5 constable office. The then-Democratic office holder, Mike Ballard, was dedicated to helping schools with truancy on top of the usual duties of the office.

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Where’s Tom Turkey the Terrible now?

Published Saturday, March 5, 2016

I've known sisters Glenda Clower Goodwin and Donna Clower Endres for many years. Glenda sent me a Facebook message, suggesting that I ask Donna about her experience with a wild turkey.

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Scott Kelly

Published Saturday, March 5, 2016

Scott Kelly

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‘I like that old time rock and roll …’

Published Wednesday, March 2, 2016

There isn't an English word to describe nostalgia for something you've never experienced. In Portuguese, this phenomenon is called "saudade." I've been experiencing a weird amount of "saudade" here recently. I blame Bob Seger.

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Court dismisses indictment against former governor

Published Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Former Gov. Rick Perry is no longer facing criminal charges.

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March Weather

Published Wednesday, March 2, 2016

March Weather

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Hugely classy ideas for terrific elections

Published Saturday, February 27, 2016

Donald Trump has inspired me. Actually, I disagree with much of what he says, and even more so how he says it. More specifically, it's his slogan: Make America Great Again, that has sparked something in my overly politically assaulted brain.

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Roommates wanted: Chicken seeks companionship in wake of loss

Published Saturday, February 27, 2016

SEEKING ROOMMATE - Live rent-free in beautiful, rural Wise County. No closets but spacious living area. Open-air concept. Protected from the elements. Shared bathroom. No kitchen. Within walking distance of swimming pool. Please, no smokers.

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In and Out

Published Saturday, February 27, 2016

In and Out

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Hopelessly devoted to Choo

Published Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The Fella is an avid Rangers fan. When we started dating, I had a passable knowledge of baseball, but no past enthusiasm for the sport.

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University president sets campus carry policies

Published Wednesday, February 24, 2016

University of Texas at Austin President Gregory L. Fenves has adopted policies to implement Senate Bill 11, the campus handgun carry law that goes into effect on Aug. 1.

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Trump will make America great

Published Wednesday, February 24, 2016

I thank the Messenger for inviting the people of Wise County to be able to express their thoughts on the upcoming elections.

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Vote for Akers-Amos

Published Wednesday, February 24, 2016

"Voting serves an essential function in the United States. By registering to vote and then casting your ballot in a local, state or national election, you're helping to shape the place in which you live."

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Re-elect Danny White

Published Wednesday, February 24, 2016

What we have here in Wise County is a primary contest for county commissioner, Precinct 1.

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Hold Your Nose and Vote

Published Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Hold Your Nose and Vote

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Heart open to puppy love

Published Saturday, February 20, 2016

I've written a sad dog column before, so it's only fitting I offset it with a happy one. The newest member of the Burden family is Baby. The name is misleading because Baby is a 140-pound Rottweiler.

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Embrace chaos

Published Saturday, February 20, 2016

I try to keep an orderly home. I really do.

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Some Democrats stuck in Dark Ages

Published Saturday, February 20, 2016

In response to the views that were printed in the Wise County Messenger, Tracy Smith is one of the most informed people that I know.

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Vote Amos for inclusive, bright future

Published Saturday, February 20, 2016

We, the undersigned, spent a lifetime working to fulfill the Democratic Party's goals and values, long before we became elected precinct chairs for the Wise County Democratic Party.

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