Political candidate questionable choice for speaker

Published Saturday, September 9, 2017
By Racey Burden

United Way held its annual fundraising kickoff luncheon this week, and, as per usual, a few people got up to speak about the benefits of the organization. This year there was also a special speaker - Texas State Rep. Pat Fallon.

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Disaster Relief Budgets

Published Saturday, September 9, 2017
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Disaster Relief Budgets

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Granger’s tunnel vision disservice to constituents

Published Wednesday, September 6, 2017
By Brian Eaton

While reading the Messenger story about Congresswoman Kay Granger's recent talk in Decatur, I was reminded of a warning someone told me as I was coming of age to vote in my first elections many, many moons ago: "Beware of single issue politicians."

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Flood-related suffering, relief efforts grow in Harvey’s wake

Published Wednesday, September 6, 2017
By Ed Sterling

Emergency relief operations expanded and intensified last week as floodwaters caused by Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey-generated rains inundated and overwhelmed Harris County and dozens of other stricken counties.

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Easy President

Published Wednesday, September 6, 2017
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Taste test: Fried chicken and pickles most unique

Published Saturday, September 2, 2017
By Racey Burden

David and I didn't have a lot of goals in mind when we entered the Decatur Conference Center for Taste of Wise. We had a vague idea that we might try to find the best dish and the most unique one, and we wanted to eat enough to satisfy our dinner cravings.

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Taste test: Chimichangas – love at first bite

Published Saturday, September 2, 2017
By David Talley

As a Messenger reporter and longtime Decaturite, I'm pretty familiar with Taste of Wise, but I'd never actually attended the event until Thursday.

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Turned off by cartoon

Published Saturday, September 2, 2017
By Carole Shaffer

Did the paper get bought out by the The Washington Post, The New York Times or Los Angeles Times or taken over by Antifa?

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Unified Flood Rescue

Published Saturday, September 2, 2017
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Unified Flood Rescue

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Stick to the mission in the drop-off line

Published Wednesday, August 30, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

The start of every school year brings with it a positive outlook, plans to be more organized and the teeth-grinding routine of the school drop-off line. After nine years dropping off my two darlings, I've observed a myriad of bad habits, and I've had enough. Let's get it together, people.

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Hurricane Harvey assaults coast, then batters inland counties

Published Wednesday, August 30, 2017
By Ed Sterling

Hurricane Harvey slammed the middle Texas coast Aug. 25, hammering the region from Rockport to Palacios before continuing inland as a tropical storm and causing widespread catastrophic flooding.

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Everything is Bigger in Texas

Published Wednesday, August 30, 2017
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Pondering peanut butter; Reporter shares his favorite recipes, tips

Published Saturday, August 26, 2017
By David Talley

If we've talked for any extended amount of time, you know there's not much I love more in this world than peanut butter. I wrote a column about a year ago sharing some of my favorite college recipes and food tips, which included peanut butter recipes, and I'd like to expand on that now with specific ideas and tips for that jar of brown goodness in your pantry.

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Strong female characters come in all varieties

Published Saturday, August 26, 2017
By Racey Burden

The director of some of my old favorite movies just said something kind of dumb about one of my new favorite movies, showing there's still a lot of debate about what makes a good female character in film.

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Democrats fueled race issues

Published Saturday, August 26, 2017
By Karen Flesher

The Democratic Party is the home of slavery (Dixiecrats), segregation, Ku Klux Klan (a secret society organized in the South after the Civil War to reassert white supremacy through terrorism), and refusal to sign the Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act.

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Nazi Jackpot

Published Saturday, August 26, 2017
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Special session ends over impasse on property tax reform bill

Published Wednesday, August 23, 2017
By Ed Sterling

Gov. Greg Abbott gave legislators 20 must-pass items, but the lawmakers delivered only 12 bills to his desk during the first called session of the 85th Texas Legislature.

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Patrick is the problem, not local government

Published Wednesday, August 23, 2017
By David Talley

In all this mess with statues, protests, Nazis, solar eclipses, school starting and “Game of Thrones,” you might have missed Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick blaming you for this country’s problems.

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Jerry Lewis

Published Wednesday, August 23, 2017
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Sin of white supremacy lives on in name of heritage

Published Published Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017
By Brian Knox

Our country’s greatest moral failing was on full display last weekend in Charlottesville, Va.

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