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Privacy

Published Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Privacy

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Grandfather’s stories live on

Published Wednesday, May 24, 2014

I remember the day my grandfather, Lacy Davis, told us about holding a dying man in his arms. He didn't speak about his World War II days often - but when he did, we listened and we all remember the stories.

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Doctors and me

Published Wednesday, May 24, 2014

Childhood misconception: I used to think there was a big mailbox in the middle of the hospital - possibly out in the hallway by the nurses' station - where the doctor "delivered" babies.

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Rural hospitals standing by to serve veterans

Published Wednesday, May 24, 2014

News accounts of the Veterans Administration healthcare situation are disheartening, and it appears a great disservice has been done to some of our veterans who have served their country.

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Viral Video: Family Cat Protects Kid from Dog

Published Wednesday, May 24, 2014

Viral video: family cat protects kid from dog

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Bucksnort: Good name for a town

Published Wednesday, May 21, 2014

I've been in kind of a writing slump lately ... until a recent morning. After a little good-natured (no content to speak of) conversation at the coffee shop, I mentioned a Facebook post from a Louisiana preacher friend who wrote, "Tell us of a town/city with a most unusual name and where they got it.

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Speaker wants highway fund for transportation only

Published Wednesday, May 21, 2014

House Speaker Joe Straus said May 14 the Texas House of Representatives would propose a budget next year that uses all of the money in the state highway fund for transportation instead of sending chunks of it to other state agencies.

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Agency serves industry, not citizens

Published Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Is it any wonder that the Railroad Commission of Texas is dragging its heels? Are they waiting for "sound science and proven facts" as David J. Porter has stated?

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Wise County Veterans building museum

Published Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The veterans of Wise County, after years of a concerted search effort, in cooperation with the Bridgeport City Council, have acquired a beautiful facility in which to house our Wise County Veterans Memorial Museum. This facility is located at 1308 10th St. in Bridgeport.

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Memorial Day

Published Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Memorial Day

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Perspectives from a quick trip West

Published Wednesday, May 14, 2014

I grew up in West Texas. No comma - not the West with the kolaches, but that vast, mythical, spiritual land the other side of Abilene. One word. Wesstexas.

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Letter carrier food drive a success

Published Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The Decatur letter carriers and Post Office would like to say, "Thanks a ton!" to Decatur citizens for their support of our annual food drive.

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Texas citizens need power to initiate reforms

Published Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Any student in a state/local government class learns that among the methods by which a citizen may become civically engaged in his/her state are the initiative, referendum and recall.

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Teacher thanks community for support

Published Wednesday, May 14, 2014

As I am retiring this year from Decatur High School, I wanted to say it has been my pleasure and honor to serve this community for the past 17 years.

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Benghazi Suspects

Published Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Benghazi Suspects

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Personality and corporate ownership

Published Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Business ownership has recently come under scrutiny in regard to an owner's autonomy and the business he or she controls.

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Decision upholds prayer in public meetings

Published Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Governmental bodies' right to begin meetings with a prayer - so long as the prayer does not favor a particular religious denomination - was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision rendered May 5.

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‘Big gambling bust?’ Really?

Published Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Once again the taxpayers pay for another dog-and-pony show. Why? Who and how many were the "numerous" complaints filed? Who was harmed, and where are the victims of this crime?

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VA Hospital

Published Wednesday, May 14, 2014

VA Hospital

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A song I just can’t let go of

Published Saturday, May 10, 2014

If you haven't gone on YouTube and watched some adorable kid somewhere singing "Let it Go" from the animated Disney movie "Frozen" - you're in a minority in this land.

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