EDITORIAL CARTOONS

Every Breath You Take

Published Saturday, June 13, 2015

Every Breath You Take

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Vacation – WE all need it; Time to stop skipping time off

Published Wednesday, June 10, 2015

As Father's Day approaches, I'm thankful for the many qualities that I inherited from the patriarch of our family.

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Governor decides fates of bills passed by Legislature

Published Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Gov. Greg Abbott has until June 21 to give bills recently passed by the Texas Legislature his final consideration before signing them, letting them take effect without his signature or vetoing them.

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Surprised by special gift

Published Wednesday, June 10, 2015

As a member of The Episcopal Church of Wise County, we were surprised by a gift left on our porch at 905 Church St. in Decatur.

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Episcopal church didn’t disappear

Published Wednesday, June 10, 2015

I read with interest the article by Racey Burden about worship services returning to the little white chapel on the corner of Hale and Church Streets in Decatur.

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The Chemist

Published Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The Chemist

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So long, Mrs. Berry; Teacher inspired students as mentor and friend

Published Saturday, June 6, 2015

Many people reference famous leaders and brilliant minds that have accomplished the impossible as their inspiration, but few give credit to those who jump-started their dreams. Instead they speak of people they hope to emulate.

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So long, Mrs. Berry; DHS journalism class ‘changed my life’

Published Saturday, June 6, 2015

Cindy Berry. The name has positive connotations, so positive, magnificent and deeply admired that no other name can come close to replacing it in room A201 at Decatur High School.

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Drowning in a sea of chaos and loving it

Published Saturday, June 6, 2015

My life is complete chaos. I should really end this column with that sentence, so I don't waste any more ink expanding on how my life choices turned a relatively sane man into the slobbering fool I am today.

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Revell recovers, issues thanks

Published Saturday, June 6, 2015

John Revell and his family would like to extend our heartfelt thanks and sincere appreciation for all those who have offered their labor and services, after his home and several outbuildings were completely destroyed by the tornado on May 19.

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Open carry means dire consequences

Published Saturday, June 6, 2015

After failing in two previous sessions of state Congress, a bill that will allow people with concealed handgun licenses to carry their firearms on Texas college and university campuses passed Sunday night.

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NSA

Published Saturday, June 6, 2015

NSA

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Excitement as lake fills, residents test waters

Published Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Well, my dad was right. About four months ago, I shared in a column my longing for Lake Bridgeport to fill up, and with an unexpected wave of rainfall it did, officially reaching capacity on May 27.

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Legislature passes budget as session wraps up

Published Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Four days before the June 1 end of the 84th regular session of the Texas Legislature, both houses finally agreed after months of deliberation on a state budget for fiscal years 2016 and 2017.

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School’s Out

Published Wednesday, June 3, 2015

School's Out

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Schools step up to challenge; Slidell blazes trail with title

Published Saturday, May 30, 2015

Two months back a certain columnist used this space to opine about the need for school districts to dedicate resources to UIL academics. Well, that call has been more than met.

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Explore multiple career paths

Published Saturday, May 30, 2015

Years ago, I wrote a column for Texas Tech's student newspaper about how I hated the saying, "Do something you love, and you'll never work a day in your life."

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Weather, water witching and warts

Published Saturday, May 30, 2015

Things started out kind of slowly at the coffee shop Tuesday, like they always do.

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FIFA

Published Saturday, May 30, 2015

FIFA

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A tale of two bonds

Published Wednesday, May 27, 2015

In many ways, the two local school bond packages on the May 9 ballot were very similar. And yet, the end result was very different.

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