Membership in the ‘Old Coots’ is distinct honor for me

Published Saturday, September 27, 2014
By Willis Webb

There are a number of advantages to growing older. One, of course, is that you are indeed growing older. And, as I always say: "Beats the heck out of the alternative."

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Thanks, I Needed That

Published Saturday, September 27, 2014
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Defending against the weapon of fear

Published Wednesday, September 24, 2014
By Brian Knox

"Daddy, I think there's monsters under my bed." Those words were softly spoken by my 3-year-old son well after he should have been asleep Monday night.

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Davis, Abbott answer questions in McAllen forum

Published Wednesday, September 24, 2014
By Ed Sterling

With less than six weeks until election day on Nov. 4, the first of two scheduled gubernatorial debates was held in the Rio Grande Valley city of Edinburg on Sept. 19.

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Fence Hop

Published Wednesday, September 24, 2014
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The NFL? It’s us

Published Saturday, September 20, 2014
By Bob Buckel

Isn't it ironic that the NFL is suddenly taking such a - well, beating - over players beating up their wives, girlfriends and children? Isn't violence what the NFL is all about?

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Consider the call

Published Saturday, September 20, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

A mentoring program in the works at Boyd Middle School is open to everyone.

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Scotland

Published Saturday, September 20, 2014
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Scotland

Published Saturday, September 20, 2014
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Shining the spotlight on our schools

Published Wednesday, September 17, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

School bells are ringing across Wise County, and although only three weeks have passed, teachers and students are already hard at work.

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The old handshake

Published Wednesday, September 17, 2014
By Gerre Joiner

Things were slow at the coffee shop recently. Someone mentioned the name of a man known to everyone around the table. Another said, "What a handshake!" Others chimed in.

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Texas, Mexico exchange words over military at border

Published Wednesday, September 17, 2014
By Ed Sterling

While the governor and group of trade-with-Texas promoters were in Japan and China last week, the 13th anniversary of the "9-11" terrorist attacks on the United States was broadly observed.

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Sports News

Published Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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‘Friend’ me?

Published Saturday, September 13, 2014
By Bob Buckel

Life is all about tradeoffs. If we live long enough, we learn that. Fame comes with a loss of privacy.

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iPhones, iWatches and free music

Published Saturday, September 13, 2014
By Jake Harris

Apple's been in the news a lot lately. First, it was the whole iCloud-leaked celebrity photos business, now it's the latest iPhones and the iWatch.

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Why government openness matters

Published Saturday, September 13, 2014
By Lee Hamilton

One of the fundamental lessons of the 9/11 tragedy was that our government carried a share of blame for the failure to stop the attacks.

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Coexist/Destroy

Published Saturday, September 13, 2014
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An appreciation for those who actually help

Published Wednesday, September 10, 2014
By Jimmy Alford

It's an odd sensation when your car's motor isn't turning and you're still going about 70 mph down a busy highway (at least for the moment - that speedometer needle drops pretty quickly).

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Stump the old coots

Published Wednesday, September 10, 2014
By Gerre Joiner

It's been a while since I've had an inspirational day at the coffee shop.

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Judge rules revisions to abortion law unconstitutional

Published Wednesday, September 10, 2014
By Ed Sterling

U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel on Aug. 29 struck down two provisions in House Bill 2, passed by the Texas Legislature in the second special session of 2013, amending the state Health and Safety Code to restrict access to abortion services.

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