Trump succeeded where Perot (and Clinton) didn’t

Published Saturday, November 19, 2016
By Brian Knox

Democrats, and to be quite honest many Republicans, are shocked that Trump won the presidency. I'm not. Surprised? Yes. Wary of what might happen in a Trump presidency? Yes. Shocked? No.

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It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas everywhere I go

Published Saturday, November 19, 2016
By Joy Carrico

Get ready. It's almost time for the invasion of bad music into our lives.

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Apathy wins 2016

Published Saturday, November 19, 2016
By Tracy Smith

My candidate, Hillary Clinton, spoke to her supporters about staying engaged because America and its entire people are worth it.

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Burden’s column gives hope

Published Saturday, November 19, 2016
By Jerry Howard

So Racey Burden is wrong because she is too young to know better? What a sad conclusion!

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Thanksgiving Recipe for Disaster

Published Saturday, November 19, 2016
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Thanksgiving Recipe for Disaster

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Channel election energy into local entities

Published Wednesday, November 16, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

My head was spinning last Tuesday night as the election results rolled in. Gazillionaire and reality TV star Donald Trump was elected president of the United States of America. Whether you voted for or against Trump, this most likely came as a surprise.

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Trump victory turns eyes to possible cabinet nominees

Published Wednesday, November 16, 2016
By Ed Sterling

Republican Donald J. Trump, on his way to winning the presidential election on Nov. 8, won the vote in Texas with 4,651,955 votes, or 52.39 percent of the 8,878,152 votes cast.

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Blame DNC for Trump’s victory

Published Wednesday, November 16, 2016
By Cheryl Long

The Nov. 12 column, "We the people: Trump can't save America, but we can," was obviously written by a very young adult.

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End of the world is near

Published Wednesday, November 16, 2016
By Oliver Currie

What a mess this great country has come to - violence, shootings, rioting, tension, unrest. We have a total crooked government, which is driven by a spiritual force, Satan the devil.

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I Wasn’t Expecting This to Happen

Published Wednesday, November 16, 2016
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I Wasn't Expecting This to Happen

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We the people: Trump can’t save America, but we can

Published Saturday, November 12, 2016
By Racey Burden

I've spent the days since the presidential election wondering what I could possibly say in this column that would matter to anyone who read it. I know where I live. Texas is a red state, has been as long as I can remember, and while I've often felt frustrated with my overly-zealous Republican neighbors, I have never felt frightened of the people they elect. Until now.

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Take challengers’ suggestions to heart

Published Saturday, November 12, 2016
By Don Drain

Today as I am reminiscing about the elections we went through, I think about the things that were said and what is ahead for us, the people, at the local level. Wise County still has the same problems no matter who is in office.

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Sister cities: Stephen Decatur Jr. was a popular dude

Published Wednesday, November 9, 2016
By David Talley

Decatur residents: we're not alone. According to Wikipedia, there are actually 46 other cities, townships, unincorporated communities and ghost towns across the U.S. that share the name Decatur.

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States, lawmakers file briefs in support of Texas’ voter ID law

Published Wednesday, November 9, 2016
By Ed Sterling

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Sept. 23 filed a petition on behalf of the state of Texas, asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate the Texas voter ID law.

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November

Published Wednesday, November 9, 2016
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Focusing on good things

Published Wednesday, November 2, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Election season is exhausting. But the finish line is just ahead. By this time next week, we'll know. We will have a president-elect.

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Officials urge state’s high court not to expand same-sex marriage ruling

Published Wednesday, November 2, 2016
By Ed Sterling

Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton last week filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the Texas Supreme Court over issues they say were not addressed in a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case declaring same-sex marriage a fundamental right.

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No good choice for president

Published Wednesday, November 2, 2016
By Jim Taylor

On Monday, I had the privilege of being the first person in line to vote at the early voting center in Bridgeport. I have done my civic duty.

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Best choice is Trump

Published Wednesday, November 2, 2016
By Virginia Cox

Mr. Eaton: on your opinion, published in the Oct. 19 edition of the Messenger, I believe you are trying to make a last push with a different angle for Hillary.

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We’re Almost Finished…

Published Wednesday, November 2, 2016
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We're Almost Finished...

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