Driving hogs proves to be tedious task

Published Saturday, March 4, 2017
By David Talley

This is the story of a pig. And a boy. They did not get along.

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Teamwork sabotaged by Pig’s stubborn streak

Published Saturday, March 4, 2017
By Racey Burden

You can now call me the Hog Queen of Wise County. Or don't. I don't really want, or deserve, that title.

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Oscar ‘oops’ hits a nerve in the newsroom

Published Wednesday, March 1, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

My husband and I sat bleary-eyed on the couch watching the Oscars Sunday night after an afternoon of Youth Fair prep with the kids. I'm not even sure why we were glued to the TV, other than we were too tired to move. After all, I had seen only one Best Picture nominee and didn't have a personal stake in the outcome. Yet, we watched.

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Federal judge sides with plaintiffs in Planned Parenthood case

Published Wednesday, March 1, 2017
By Ed Sterling

Texans who rely on Planned Parenthood as a medical care provider won't have to seek those services elsewhere, pending an upcoming trial.

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Mending fences while building walls

Published Saturday, February 25, 2017
By Joy Carrico

Things aren't good with our neighbor to the South. Why is Mexico upset with us? Well, we want to build a wall to keep people from illegally crossing the border from Mexico, and we want Mexico to pay for it.

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Popularity isn’t everything

Published Saturday, February 25, 2017
By David Talley

Last summer, I wrote a feature article on local teenagers playing the Pokemon GO smartphone game. If you missed the article, the game takes fictional creatures from the animated Pokemon television series and places them in the real world, using your phone's GPS and camera.

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Tougher laws can also make it tougher for victims

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017
By Brian Knox

The discussion around mandatory minimum sentences usually involves drug offenses. But last week we saw an example locally of another type of mandatory minimum sentencing - one involving sexual abuse of a child.

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Paxton files brief in support of president’s immigration order

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017
By Ed Sterling

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has filed a legal brief supporting President Trump's executive order for an immigration crackdown.

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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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