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Mrs. Doubtfire

Published Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Easter: tidings of discomfort and joy

Published Saturday, April 19, 2014
By Bob Buckel

As a kid, Easter Sunday made me uncomfortable for reasons that had nothing to do with theology.

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#Skim this IMPORTANT column!

Published Saturday, April 19, 2014
By Brian Knox

If you read to the end of this sentence, particularly if you are reading it online, you must have a lot of time on your hands.

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Noticing the ‘sames’ and the ‘differents’

Published Wednesday, April 16, 2014
By Gerre Joiner

Well, I got to the coffee shop too late to neighbor with anyone. Everyone is already gone. Phoned one friend who is doing a little farming today. Too busy to drink coffee with anybody today. So I have a little time for reflective thinking.

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LBJ School hosts civil rights summit

Published Wednesday, April 16, 2014
By Ed Sterling

President Barack Obama and former Presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush spoke at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library's Civil Rights Summit, held April 8-10 in Austin.

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Campaign Donations

Published Saturday, April 12, 2014
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Campaign Donations

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Baseball, memories and milestones

Published Saturday, April 12, 2014
By Bob Buckel

One of the things that happens as you age (gracefully) is that from time to time, dates reach out of the calendar and (ungracefully) slap you in the face.

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Tossing and turning over the American dream

Published Saturday, April 12, 2014
By Jimmy Alford

Nicole and I are toying with the idea of buying a home and leaving the rent race behind. I never thought I was afraid of commitment until the word "mortgage" entered my vocabulary.

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Happy 50th to an automotive legend

Published Wednesday, April 9, 2014
By Roy J. Eaton

It's not often that you get to witness the birth of a legend, but I was there.

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State responds to Fort Hood shooting

Published Wednesday, April 9, 2014
By Ed Sterling

A Fort Hood soldier brought a civilian semiautomatic pistol to the sprawling military post 60 miles north of the Capitol city on April 2 and opened fire, killing three fellow service members and wounding 16 others before turning the .45-caliber weapon on himself.

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Hail to thee, icy pellets of precipitation

Published Saturday, April 5, 2014
By Bob Buckel

I was pulling out of the parking lot Thursday afternoon at Wise Regional Health System when something hit my windshield. "Hey!" I exclaimed, looking around for some knucklehead kid, randomly tossing pebbles. (My wife found that very insightful.)

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People are the strongest economic drivers

Published Saturday, April 5, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

Passionate people make for the most pleasant, and easiest, interviews.

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A Wookiee in Wise: In pursuit of Peter Mayhew

Published Wednesday, April 2, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

At 7-foot, 3 inches tall, Peter Mayhew is hard to miss. But the English-born actor, best known for playing Chewbacca in the Star Wars saga, continues to elude Messenger reporters.

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A ‘pretty good’ name for a dog

Published Wednesday, April 2, 2014
By Gerre Joiner

The idea for writing this little column every once in a while has been rewarded by comments from friends and new friends all over the county.

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The persistent pursuit of plaques

Published Saturday, March 29, 2014
By Bob Buckel

I majored in English in college for one reason, and one reason only. I wanted to win the Nobel Prize for literature.

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‘Let me tell ya ’bout the birds and the bees…’

Published Saturday, March 29, 2014
By Willis Webb

Yeah, "nature-lover" me was sitting out on the back deck-porch-whatchamacallit the other day, and I actually got to watch the birds and the bees.

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Fixing Congress

Published Wednesday, March 26, 2014
By Lee H. Hamilton

These are hard times for Congress. Our democracy's keystone political institution is widely derided as ineffective, unproductive, irrelevant, and sadly out of touch.

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DPS creates center to protect children

Published Wednesday, March 26, 2014
By Ed Sterling

The Texas Department of Public Safety March 18 announced the creation of the Texas Crimes Against Children Center within the agency's Texas Rangers Division.

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Up in the air

Published Saturday, March 22, 2014
By Bob Buckel

A few years ago I had an opportunity to fly to Minneapolis/St. Paul to make a presentation at a newspaper convention. My family couldn't go, so for once, I was one of those guys, alone in the airport, flying somewhere on business.

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The freedom to chase rabbits

Published Saturday, March 22, 2014
By Jimmy Alford

As I nursed my aching shoulder the other night, I came to realize rabbits are jerks.

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