Stay positive, we’re almost to Election Day

Published Saturday, October 22, 2016
By Brian Knox

Seventeen more days. We can do this, people.

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It’s Rigged

Published Saturday, October 22, 2016
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It's Rigged

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Choices this November leave voters in a quandary

Published Wednesday, October 19, 2016
By Roy J. Eaton

I have been convinced through columns and letters from my colleague Brian Knox and old friend D.A. Sharpe that I should not skip voting in the Nov. 8 general election. They have not convinced me, however, that I should not simply ignore the presidential race, and I plan to leave that ballot blank.

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Abbott, Patrick, Straus call for action by Child Protective Services

Published Wednesday, October 19, 2016
By Ed Sterling

Texas' top three officeholders on Oct. 12 instructed the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services to improve the protection of children at risk of abuse.

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Choosing between tyranny and charity

Published Wednesday, October 19, 2016
By Eddie Dunlap

The presidential candidate at the top of the ticket doesn't really matter; the ideology behind the person determines the most likely path of governance for a minimum of four years.

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The Fat Lady

Published Wednesday, October 19, 2016
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The Fat Lady

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Hey! Mr. Nobel Laureate, play a song for me

Published Saturday, October 15, 2016
By Joy Carrico

Bob Dylan has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature "for having created poetic expressions within the great American song tradition." The reactions to this news, I've noticed, seem to fall into one of three camps.

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The plane crash that wasn’t

Published Saturday, October 15, 2016
By Racey Burden

In the Messenger newsroom, hearing about a potential plane wreck on scanner is a rare occurrence, which is a good thing.

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Bob Dylan

Published Saturday, October 15, 2016
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Bob Dylan

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Piecing together a patchwork of memories

Published Wednesday, October 12, 2016
By David Talley

Fifteen years ago today my house in Lipsey Addition was destroyed by the F2 tornado that damaged several homes and buildings in Decatur and Paradise.

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High court refuses to rehear Texas immigration case

Published Wednesday, October 12, 2016
By Ed Sterling

The U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 3 denied the Obama administration's petition for a rehearing of United States v. Texas, a high-profile immigration case.

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Don’t neglect your duty

Published Wednesday, October 12, 2016
By D.A. Sharpe

Brian Knox's "Think twice about sitting out the election" column was right on target about how important it is for every eligible adult to be registered and to cast their vote in all elections.

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Flags

Published Wednesday, October 12, 2016
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Think twice about sitting out the election

Published Saturday, October 8, 2016
By Brian Knox

Plenty of stories have been written about people planning on sitting out next month's election because they don't like either candidate for president. It's certainly their choice, and their right, to vote or not vote.

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What I’ve learned from my Fitbit

Published Saturday, October 8, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Walking is harder than it looks. It's not that I don't know how or dislike it; my daily routine just doesn't present many opportunities to do it.

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Funding for Zika

Published Saturday, October 8, 2016
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Funding for Zika

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Political drivel clutters little minds

Published Wednesday, October 5, 2016
By Danielle Scroggins

I hesitate to approach the subject of the presidential election because of the polarized climate surrounding it. However, I feel compelled to point out one important fact. Our children are watching.

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State opts out of federal refugee resettlement program

Published Wednesday, October 5, 2016
By Ed Sterling

Texas has acted on its threat to withdraw from the federal refugee resettlement program, Gov. Greg Abbott said on Sept. 30.

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What If…

Published Wednesday, October 5, 2016
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Pumpkin face-off: Crude surgical skills put to use

Published Saturday, October 1, 2016
By Racey Burden

Carving pumpkins is not for the faint of heart. Sharp objects to cut with and gross goop inside - it's like a weird form of squash surgery.

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