Musings of a drug-addled hypochondriac

Published Saturday, January 31, 2015
By Jimmy Alford

Until last January, I never knew what "hay fever" was. I know now.

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Putting the ‘death tax’ to rest

Published Wednesday, January 28, 2015
By Mac Thornberry

My political life began in a slightly unlikely place: in the pickup with my grandfather in Donley County. A rancher by heritage and profession, he was always interested in the news and somehow imparted upon me the understanding that decisions being made a long way off affected our daily lives.

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Abbott, Patrick take office

Published Wednesday, January 28, 2015
By Ed Sterling

Jan. 20 was inauguration day for Gov. Greg Abbott, successor to Rick Perry, who completed a record-setting 14 years as governor. Abbott is the 48th governor of Texas.

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It’ll never be time for term limits on Congress

Published Wednesday, January 28, 2015
By Lee Hamilton

It didn't get much attention at the time, but the elections last November did more than give Republicans a majority in the U.S. Senate.

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Finding, friending and fleeing

Published Saturday, January 24, 2015
By Bob Buckel

Galen was one of the most talented humans I have ever known. We met when a couple from our church invited a few of the "new" folks over for supper. He and Pat, like my wife and I, were both newlyweds and newcomers.

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In case I don’t make it off the table

Published Saturday, January 24, 2015
By Gerre Joiner

This morning in a staff meeting we were visiting about calendar events.

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A boy named Sue? Not in Wise County

Published Wednesday, January 21, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

I'm an end-of-year news junkie and devour all the lists and roundups, one of which is always the top baby names.

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Perry gives parting speech

Published Wednesday, January 21, 2015
By Ed Sterling

Gov. Rick Perry addressed a joint session of the House and Senate for the last time on Jan. 13, opening day of the 140-day regular session of the 84th Texas Legislature.

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Cult of personality quizzes

Published Saturday, January 17, 2015
By Jake Harris

It seems 2013 was the Year of the Introvert. Psychologists, journalists and sociologists published multiple news articles and thinkpieces about the merits of introverts in the workplace, at school and at home.

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Upon further review…

Published Saturday, January 17, 2015
By Bob Buckel

Miss Watkins had a firm grip on Leo's left arm as she dragged him from the playground.

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Texas leaders have big task, but are they up to it?

Published Wednesday, January 14, 2015
By Brian Knox

The 84th Texas Legislature officially began its work Tuesday. It's time to find out if those who were the best campaigners can become the best at governing.

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Proposal would put contracts under increased scrutiny

Published Wednesday, January 14, 2015
By Ed Sterling

Signaling his intent to promote transparency and accountability in the 84th Texas Legislature, House Speaker Joe Straus on Jan. 9 announced that in the coming weeks the House would release a budget proposal designed to strengthen oversight of state agency contracts.

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Hey, slick, who taught you how to drive?

Published Saturday, January 10, 2015
By Bob Buckel

Raindrops race down the windshield, then race up as I gain speed. One seems to dart the opposite way to the others, and I almost swerve, thinking it's a deer running into my path.

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The telephone menu and a ‘tweaked’ driving story

Published Saturday, January 10, 2015
By Gerre Joiner

I received a phone call from a friend today. While we talked, he voiced frustration about his experience earlier in the day when he was trying to do some business and was extremely frustrated.

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It’s time to focus on growing the economy

Published Wednesday, January 7, 2015
By Lee Hamilton

Recent economic news has been broadly reassuring. Retail sales are strong, November saw the best job gains in three years and the federal deficit is shrinking.

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New mix of lawmakers, officials heading for Austin

Published Wednesday, January 7, 2015
By Ed Sterling

When the 84th Texas Legislature convenes on Jan. 13 and oaths of office are administered, the political party split will be 21 Republicans to 10 Democrats in the 31-member Senate, and 98 Republicans to 52 Democrats in the 150-member House.

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Facebook and becoming a real friend this new year

Published Saturday, January 3, 2015
By Gerre Joiner

I admit that I probably spend more time with Facebook than I should. It is the modern-day beauty shop for ladies. It's the virtual coffee shop for us guys.

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Get a different perspective this year

Published Saturday, January 3, 2015
By David Talley

An old song comes to mind when I wheel my bicycle out of the garage and take off down Garland Street.

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The 2014 highlight reel

Published Wednesday, December 31, 2014
By Bob Buckel

Know what would be cool? If, at the end of every year, somebody - NFL Films, Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino - put together a highlight video of our lives.

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Woven into this crazy quilt

Published Wednesday, December 31, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

In this job, you never know what the day will hold. "Do you ever wonder how you end up in the middle of certain situations?" my husband asked one night. My reply: Every. Day.

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