LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Bond also benefits young students

Published Saturday, April 25, 2015
By Teri Houchin

I am a parent of five young children. Four of the five children are Decatur ISD students. Though it may appear that this bond election, specifically, Proposition No. 2 does not affect my young elementary school children, it most certainly does.

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Turmoil brewing in BYA

Published Saturday, April 25, 2015
By Shirley Peebles

To all parents with children involved in Boyd Youth Association, please read this. There are things going on that I think everyone needs to be aware of.

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Copter

Published Saturday, April 25, 2015
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The Death STAAR hovers over Texas

Published Wednesday, April 22, 2015
By Travis Lisle

It is a period of civil war. Many teachers and parents are in protest of the standardized tests that have been looming over the galaxy of Texas for decades ... OK, I'll quit with the Star Wars jargon, but the STAAR test that has taken over schools this week has been met with considerable backlash.

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Senate passes version of 2016-2017 state budget

Published Wednesday, April 22, 2015
By Ed Sterling

The Texas Senate on April 14 passed its version of the 2016-2017 state budget.

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HB 40 detrimental to UTGCD

Published Wednesday, April 22, 2015
By Tracy Smith

In 2007, more than 78 percent of Wise, Parker, Hood and Montague County voters elected to create the Upper Trinity Groundwater Conservation District (UTGCD).

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Bond talk is bunk

Published Wednesday, April 22, 2015
By Tad Billmire

Let's talk bond proposals. Buses: I am changing my tune on the need for buses and here is why.

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Earth Day

Published Wednesday, April 22, 2015
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Some things we talked about at the coffee shop (and some things I made up)

Published Saturday, April 18, 2015
By Gerre Joiner

Today at the coffee shop we talked about a variety of things. We talked about pills. This morning I looked up from my cup and saw a big blue "horse-pill" sized thing in Ross Mueller's mouth. On his tongue. Looked kind of nuclear in there.

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Praying for dumped puppies

Published Saturday, April 18, 2015
By Larry Anthony Harris

On Thursday March 26, I hear the guard yell out "N-2 Harris," as he passes my living area handing me the Wise County Messenger.

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WCWC perfect site for UIL meet

Published Saturday, April 18, 2015
By Cindy Berry

It is my pleasure to publicly thank the staff at Weatherford College Wise County for allowing us to host our District 8-4A UIL academic meet for the second consecutive year.

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Vote Joiner for Place 5

Published Saturday, April 18, 2015
By Duane Durrett

I would like to take this opportunity to voice my support for Matt Joiner for the Decatur ISD Board of Trustees, Place 5.

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Speak against ‘home rule’ bills

Published Saturday, April 18, 2015
By Don Drain

I am beginning to think that you and the others do not understand how the bills mentioned in Slidell the other night will affect your ability to pass needed laws and ordinances, as well as existing ones.

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Bohn is ‘right’ choice for Place 5

Published Saturday, April 18, 2015
By Amanda B. Cross

As a mother of a young son that will be coming up through the Decatur school system, I would like to express how thankful I am for those individuals that volunteer their time to guide our school district.

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Tri-Corner Hats

Published Saturday, April 18, 2015
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Measuring age in experience, not numbers

Published Wednesday, April 15, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Age is simply a number. Unfortunately, those numbers come with baggage. Society's stereotypes indicate we should "feel" a particular way at certain ages. But why should we ask any less of our minds and bodies simply because we turn a year older?

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Senate passes bill to remake Public Integrity Unit

Published Wednesday, April 15, 2015
By Ed Sterling

Statewide authority to investigate and prosecute public corruption would be moved out of the Travis County District Attorney's Office under Senate Bill 10, legislation approved by the Senate on April 9.

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Bond will fund district needs

Published Wednesday, April 15, 2015
By J.E. Carson

My wife, Betty, and I moved to Decatur in 1955 to teach in the Decatur school system.

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Joiner best choice for DISD

Published Wednesday, April 15, 2015
By Dena Silvers

Matt Joiner is a candidate for the Decatur ISD School Board. I am pleased to support him and am grateful to all who are willing to put in the time and effort this position requires.

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Ready for Hillary

Published Wednesday, April 15, 2015
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Ready for Hillary

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