EDITORIAL CARTOONS

Father’s Day

Published Saturday, June 14, 2014

Father's Day

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Rooster puts up a good fight but succumbs to injuries

Published Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Norbert the rooster died Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at his home in Decatur after an encounter with a hawk.

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Do not ignore that small voice

Published Wednesday, June 11, 2014

As I began to read the Wise County Messenger last week, I saw on the front page a CareFlite helicopter landing to pick up someone injured in an accident where two people were killed.

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EPA air pollution plan sparks reactions

Published Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The Obama administration on June 2 publicized what it termed "the first-ever plan to reduce carbon pollution from power plants."

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Negativity stops at the county line

Published Wednesday, June 11, 2014

I just want make sure we all stop for a second and realize how blessed we really are here in Wise County.

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A good deal for the quarry, not for Chico

Published Wednesday, June 11, 2014

In the June 7 Messenger, Brian Knox reported on the Chico City Council approving the city engineer to begin the permitting process to allow the city to sell its treated wastewater.

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King not responsive to constituent

Published Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Recently I tried to contact our local state representative, Phil King, about a very concerning issue.

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Obama’s Stairs

Published Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Obama's Stairs

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Confessions of an emotional wreck

Published Saturday, June 7, 2014

A big, white bow bobbed up and down from the top row of the risers. Sweet, petite Ysabel could barely be seen over the kids standing in front of her.

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Observations from the cruise

Published Saturday, June 7, 2014

Jo and I returned recently from a cruise. We sailed out of Galveston, spent seven days touring the Caribbean and returned to Galveston.

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Something worth crying about

Published Saturday, June 7, 2014

What can I say? I'm a crier. Not a whiny, sniveling one or a loud, wailing crier or a hollering howler ... but a quiet, lip-quivering, eyes fill up and spill over, run down my cheek, try to wipe it away before anybody sees crier.

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Thanks from Young’s family

Published Saturday, June 7, 2014

This year the first Eighter from Decatur BBQ Challenge and Washer Tournament was held Saturday, May 31, with proceeds going to WARM and the Roy Young Memorial Scholarship Fund.

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Bergdahl

Published Saturday, June 7, 2014

Bergdahl

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Rising to the challenge of brisket judging

Published Wednesday, June 4, 2014

I grew up eating and cooking brisket. I must have eaten it thousands of times. Every birthday, Boy Scout event, wedding, holiday and funeral saw brisket sliced, chopped and plated.

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Lieutenant governor’s challenger wins runoff

Published Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Republican voters picked Dan Patrick to face Democrat Leticia Van de Putte in the race for lieutenant governor in November.

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Speculation on J.D. Clark feature

Published Wednesday, June 4, 2014

As I read my Saturday, May 31, copy of the Messenger, I stopped and pondered what they were trying to do with the long article on J.D. Clark.

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More Clark speculation

Published Wednesday, June 4, 2014

I am amazed at the way you pick your news stories. I have been a resident of Wise County for many years, and I realize you have your favorites to write about.

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Disrespect to long-term teachers

Published Wednesday, June 4, 2014

I am disappointed in the Wise County Messenger's recent coverage of local events.

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A call for fairness, objectivity

Published Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Journalistic objectivity is a nasty word - or is it? In some cases it is taken as such, especially when it comes to smaller publications that generally depend on local advertisers for support.

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Mosquitoes

Published Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Mosquitoes

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