College board antics only reinforce the need for Wise representation

Published Saturday, February 18, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

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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Turning off the news (briefly)

Published Saturday, February 18, 2017
By Racey Burden

I am exhausted by politics. I'm sure it's a feeling shared by many.

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Legislation banning sanctuary city policies clears hurdle

Published Wednesday, February 15, 2017
By Ed Sterling

Gov. Greg Abbott on Feb. 8 praised the Texas Senate's approval of legislation to ban sanctuary cities, an item on his priority list for the current legislative session.

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Bringing a sportsy guy into the age of animation

Published Saturday, February 11, 2017
By Racey Burden

It has come to my attention recently that our sports editor, the venerable Richard Greene, is severely lacking in his animated film education. He may be an adult, but that's no excuse.

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The tale of Crash: A cat, who despite all odds, keeps on keepin’ on

Published Saturday, February 11, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

How long do cats normally live? I only ask because I feel like the Tribes may be headed for a record with our Crash.

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Can’t read her poker face

Published Wednesday, February 8, 2017
By Joy Carrico

Before Lady Gaga performed her halftime show at the Super Bowl this past Sunday, there was much speculation about whether or not the show would be a political protest.

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Governor raises four issues to emergency status

Published Wednesday, February 8, 2017
By Ed Sterling

Gov. Greg Abbott delivered his second biennial State of the State address to a joint session of the Texas Legislature on Jan. 31.

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From bike to beast; What can a horse possibly bring to the table?

Published Saturday, February 4, 2017
By David Talley

While I've addressed in a previous column that New Year's resolutions often go unfulfilled, I left open the option of setting loosely-worded goals for the new year.

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Two wheels are tough; Hydration is overrated … unless you’re cycling

Published Saturday, February 4, 2017
By Racey Burden

You can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink, in much the same way that you can tell me that I should probably hydrate for my first bike ride in years and I still won't do it.

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Don’t be distracted from state issues

Published Saturday, January 28, 2017
By Brian Knox

With all the fireworks going on around the new presidential administration in Washington, we might be a bit distracted from the actions of our legislators in Austin. That would be a mistake.

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Close loopholes in the state Public Information Act

Published Saturday, January 28, 2017
By SEN. Kirk Watson and REP. Giovanni Capriglione

After the Sharpstown fraud and bribery scandal rocked the Texas Capitol in the early 1970s, Texans opted to "throw the rascals out" and elect a reform-minded Legislature to clean up the mess.

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All about that bike: Love him or hate him, Armstrong still significant to sport

Published Saturday, January 28, 2017
By David Talley

This weekend I will race my bicycle against Lance Armstrong. For at least the last five years, the Texas Chainring Massacre bicycle race has taken place around the city of Valley View on mostly gravel roads.

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Slow days at the coffee shop

Published Saturday, January 28, 2017
By Gerre Joiner

Things move kind of slowly during the period between Christmas and the first of the year. Especially for the guys at the coffee shop.

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Despite all odds, Perry dances his way to D.C.

Published Wednesday, January 25, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

I was convinced Rick Perry's political career jumped the shark after his short stint on "Dancing with the Stars." Instead, it paved his way to Washington, D.C.

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Marches come one day after inauguration of new president

Published Wednesday, January 25, 2017
By Ed Sterling

Thousands of Texans were on hand to witness the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the 45th president of the United States on Jan. 20 in Washington.

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Criticism: it’s part of the presidential package

Published Saturday, January 21, 2017
By Racey Burden

The day that I wrote this column was inauguration day, but I really didn't intend to write about politics. It's kind of hard to think about anything else though, when all I've been seeing on any news feed all day long is Trump.

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You don’t get what you don’t pay for

Published Saturday, January 21, 2017
By Joy Carrico

American Airlines announced a few days ago that they will soon be selling "Basic Economy" fares in addition to the other main cabin fares.

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Which path will we choose?

Published Wednesday, January 18, 2017
By Brian Knox

Movements that change the course of history can begin in the smallest of places. I was struck by that thought as I stood in a small office in the basement of a church in Montgomery, Ala., last summer.

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Texas Legislature convenes in 85th regular session

Published Wednesday, January 18, 2017
By Ed Sterling

Lawmakers gathered at the state Capitol in their respective houses on Jan. 10, opening day for the 85th regular session of the Texas Legislature. The 140-day session will conclude on May 29.

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No pain, no pain: Deconstructing and defining my core values

Published Saturday, January 14, 2017
By Joy Carrico

In this week's copy of All Around Wise, Gerry Lewis wrote a column called "What are your core values?" He starts by explaining the difference between beliefs and core values. Beliefs are abstract, while core values motivate us to act in certain ways.

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