EDITORIAL CARTOONS

Dream

Published Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Dream

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Driving hogs proves to be tedious task

Published Saturday, March 4, 2017

This is the story of a pig. And a boy. They did not get along.

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Teamwork sabotaged by Pig’s stubborn streak

Published Saturday, March 4, 2017

You can now call me the Hog Queen of Wise County. Or don't. I don't really want, or deserve, that title.

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Kindess and compassion appreciated

Published Saturday, March 4, 2017

People say that people don't care, but I beg to differ. I want to say "thank you" to the wonderful folks at our Decatur Wal-Mart for coming to my aid on March 1.

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Oscar ‘oops’ hits a nerve in the newsroom

Published Wednesday, March 1, 2017

My husband and I sat bleary-eyed on the couch watching the Oscars Sunday night after an afternoon of Youth Fair prep with the kids. I'm not even sure why we were glued to the TV, other than we were too tired to move. After all, I had seen only one Best Picture nominee and didn't have a personal stake in the outcome. Yet, we watched.

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Federal judge sides with plaintiffs in Planned Parenthood case

Published Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Texans who rely on Planned Parenthood as a medical care provider won't have to seek those services elsewhere, pending an upcoming trial.

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Vouchers will destroy public education

Published Wednesday, March 1, 2017

One of the fundamental principles in America is that all students deserve a quality public education. That happens.

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Use of biosolids ruining community

Published Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The first two years that I lived north of Boyd I had several eye sties and treated them on and off during the period that Renda was dumping the human waste fertilizer.

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Thornberry’s brags unsubstantiated

Published Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Two weeks ago Congressman Mac Thornberry, who represents a large portion of Wise County, supported bills to overturn regulations that banned states from denying certain funds that would go to health service providers that provide abortions, such as Planned Parenthood.

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Oscar Ooops

Published Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Oscar Ooops

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Mending fences while building walls

Published Saturday, February 25, 2017

Things aren't good with our neighbor to the South. Why is Mexico upset with us? Well, we want to build a wall to keep people from illegally crossing the border from Mexico, and we want Mexico to pay for it.

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Popularity isn’t everything

Published Saturday, February 25, 2017

Last summer, I wrote a feature article on local teenagers playing the Pokemon GO smartphone game. If you missed the article, the game takes fictional creatures from the animated Pokemon television series and places them in the real world, using your phone's GPS and camera.

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New Planets

Published Saturday, February 25, 2017

New Planets

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Tougher laws can also make it tougher for victims

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The discussion around mandatory minimum sentences usually involves drug offenses. But last week we saw an example locally of another type of mandatory minimum sentencing - one involving sexual abuse of a child.

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Paxton files brief in support of president’s immigration order

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has filed a legal brief supporting President Trump's executive order for an immigration crackdown.

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Pruitt poor choice to lead EPA

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017

I can't express my extreme distress over your vote for EPA Director Scott Pruitt.

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Studying economic inflation

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Economic inflation appears in various patterns over long lengths of time. Such observation came to mind as my current project is composing an autobiography.

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County overlooking road problem

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017

It is difficult to do the right thing. For many years, Satan has whispered in the ears of our county officials to take the easy way out when spending limited road repair funds.

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Get Out

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Get Out

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College board antics only reinforce the need for Wise representation

Published Saturday, February 18, 2017

The shenanigans at Weatherford College headquarters the last few weeks are perfect examples of why Wise County needs a voting seat on its board of directors.

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