Egg hunting knows no age

Published Wednesday, March 30, 2016
By David Talley

Like many 10-year-olds, I hunted Easter eggs last weekend. As an actual 22-year-old, I sit somewhere near the median age of Talley grandchildren.

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DPS chief reminds citizens to be vigilant

Published Wednesday, March 30, 2016
By Ed Sterling

Following news reports of coordinated, terroristic bomb attacks in Brussels, Belgium, on March 22, the Texas Department of Public Safety posted a reminder to Texans to remain vigilant and to report suspicious behaviors.

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Vowing to fly Confederate flag

Published Wednesday, March 30, 2016
By Gene Bevil

When I moved to Wise County 15 years ago, I never would have believed I would be having this kind of problem. It's for much more urban areas like Denton or Dallas.

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Politicians’ criticism = good reporting

Published Wednesday, March 30, 2016
By Ken Bateman

I write to praise the Messenger and urge its readers to value the unique excellence of your paper.

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Citizens’ rights denied

Published Wednesday, March 30, 2016
By Patricia Mitchell

I addressed the Rhome City Council last week regarding "conflict of interest, public disclosure and the appearance of impropriety."

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Mayor at fault

Published Wednesday, March 30, 2016
By Jo Ann Wilson

Yes, the Messenger article was correct ("Rhome Council member walks out: Citizens give heated critique of officials," published March 26, 2016).

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Prisoner List

Published Wednesday, March 30, 2016
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Prisoner List

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Home on the range: Boom of baby calves sparks childhood memories

Published Saturday, March 26, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

I'm enamored with baby calves this spring. Our neighbor's Beefmaster herd has grown by leaps and bounds the past two months, and the babies are fun to watch, a split second of joy every time you pass.

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Are you aware of what you need to be aware of?

Published Saturday, March 26, 2016
By Joy Carrico

Tomorrow is Easter. But today is also very special. Today, March 26, is Epilepsy Awareness Day. It is also National Nougat Day and National Spinach Day. I don't recommend mixing those last two up in an effort to streamline your awareness observance.

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Easter Blessings

Published Saturday, March 26, 2016
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Easter Blessings

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You only thought D.C. was a zoo now …

Published Wednesday, March 23, 2016
By Brian Knox

A visit to a former home of a U.S. president last week, and a subsequent visit with a friend about said president resulted in my googling of dog ears this week. And that led to the discovery of a rather unique presidential "museum."

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Paxton seeks halt to regional haze rules

Published Wednesday, March 23, 2016
By Ed Sterling

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on March 18 asked an appeals court to prevent the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from implementing new regional haze regulations until a trial of the state's pending lawsuit challenging the new rules.

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City plagued by poor management

Published Wednesday, March 23, 2016
By Patricia Mitchell

In the coming weeks, you will hear one city council candidate or another speak of "growth" and "prosperity," but nothing has changed.

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Cuba

Published Wednesday, March 23, 2016
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Area woman forgets keys; local police save day

Published Saturday, March 19, 2016
By Racey Burden

I'm a really forgetful person. It's one of my most enduring, and unfortunate, character traits. I have an excellent memory when it comes to random trivia facts, but I will forget to return a movie to Redbox until I've kept it so long it belongs to me.

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A spam email is worth a million dollars

Published Saturday, March 19, 2016
By David Talley

A few days ago when I received an email from John Kerry, I rolled my eyes. It wasn't from his secretary, or even addressed from the office of the Secretary of State. It was legitimately from John Kerry - but not really.

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City government ignores policy violations

Published Saturday, March 19, 2016
By David Wilson

On several occasions our city council and mayor have met in executive session to discuss the actions and behavior of our police chief. They met again Monday night to discuss the problems surrounding our controversial chief.

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Care about your town

Published Saturday, March 19, 2016
By Kemp Akeman

Apparently many citizens of Rhome were not aware of the strong disagreements between a council that consistently votes 4-0 against what a strong contingent of citizens request for consideration, including when the tax rollback was approved but snubbed by current council members.

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P.R.I.N.C.I.P.L.E.

Published Saturday, March 19, 2016
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P.R.I.N.C.I.P.L.E.

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Share your vacation photos with us

Published Wednesday, March 16, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Previously, the Messenger solicited readers' vacation photos during the summer months. But the interaction has become a year-round event, and we're wondering what you're doing on spring break.

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