Supreme Court sends voter ID case back to Fifth Circuit

Published Wednesday, May 4, 2016
By Ed Sterling

Texas' voter identification law will remain in effect for now, but the U.S. Supreme Court has instructed a lower court to rule on its constitutionality before November's election.

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Classic Casa T tops the salsa-meter

Published Saturday, April 30, 2016
By Racey Burden

I have long wanted to try all the chips and salsa in Wise County. Luckily, my colleague David Talley was more than willing to join me in this endeavor.

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New place, new taste: Baja is best

Published Saturday, April 30, 2016
By David Talley

This is what I was called to do. I've been training for this since I gave up ordering chicken strips at every Mexican restaurant at age 11.

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It’s spring, weather you like it or not

Published Wednesday, April 27, 2016
By Brian Knox

Spring storm season in Texas is always a great reminder of the awesome power of nature. Of course, depending on where you are located and the type of weather you experience, you might replace the word "awesome" in the previous sentence with other adjectives such as "destructive," "terrifying" or even "deadly."

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Abbott proclaims flooding disaster, adds more counties

Published Wednesday, April 27, 2016
By Ed Sterling

Gov. Greg Abbott on April 18 declared a state of disaster for Austin, Bastrop, Colorado, Fort Bend, Grimes, Harris, Montgomery, Waller and Wharton counties.

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Hardships make the best memories

Published Saturday, April 23, 2016
By David Talley

"A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, friendly, brave, clean and reverent." I didn't even have to Google that.

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That’s right, you’re not from Texas

Published Saturday, April 23, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Being from Texas is a source of pride for me. Although political season is difficult for a moderate-minded Texan like myself, it's the big skies, big hearts and even bigger stories that I love so much. It's home.

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Keep calm and read this column

Published Wednesday, April 20, 2016
By Joy Carrico

Do you remember the first time you saw the poster, or T-shirt, or image on the internet of a crown topping the message, written in white letters on a solid red background: "Keep Calm and Carry On?" It's been around as a popular item for a while now.

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SEC files charges naming Paxton in Servergy case

Published Wednesday, April 20, 2016
By Ed Sterling

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is facing civil fraud charges filed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Read the reviews before you date

Published Saturday, April 16, 2016
By Racey Burden

I became single in the fall after a long-term relationship, and one of the first things I've noticed about being single is that so many middle aged people, even those I don't really know, want to set me up with someone.

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Scary news on Zika released this week

Published Saturday, April 16, 2016
By Brian Knox

It's never a good sign when you hear somebody with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) say something is "scarier than we initially thought."

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Bicycle people versus internet people

Published Wednesday, April 13, 2016
By David Talley

An interaction I had while mountain biking at Pilot Point's Isle Du Bois State Park Saturday affirmed something I've known for a long time about the bicycle-riding community. As I passed a mountain biker navigating his way over the rocky course, I couldn't help but admire his ride.

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Supreme Court rules in ‘one person, one vote’ case

Published Wednesday, April 13, 2016
By Ed Sterling

On a unanimous vote of 8-0, the U.S. Supreme Court on April 4 affirmed that states may continue to draw legislative districts based on total population.

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Weird this week, but not in Wise

Published Saturday, April 9, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Working at a newspaper is never boring. Although we have deadlines and scheduled meetings to cover, there is no "routine." It's the beauty and the beating of a reporter's life - an adrenaline rush and aggravation all at once.

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My outer office at Whataburger

Published Saturday, April 9, 2016
By Gerre Joiner

As I grow older, I like to make the most of my limited time and energy, so I "book" meetings at Whataburger during regular coffee shop times (early morning or mid-afternoon).

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A trip to the wonderful world of baseball

Published Wednesday, April 6, 2016
By Joy Carrico

The Fella and I made a trip to Surprise, Ariz., to see a Rangers game during spring training. I had no idea this was such a big deal in the world of Ranger fandom, but apparently going to spring training is the spiritual pilgrimage of many longtime baseball afficionados.

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Senate Finance chair confirms behavioral health budget

Published Wednesday, April 6, 2016
By Ed Sterling

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission will have some $6.7 billion to fund the state's behavioral health services efforts during the 2016-2017 fiscal biennium.

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District needs to pony up for gym

Published Saturday, April 2, 2016
By Messenger Staff

There's a word of advice you often hear regarding what you do when you find yourself in a hole. Stop digging.

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Proper habits for working girls

Published Saturday, April 2, 2016
By Racey Burden

I need to apologize to all the loyal Messenger readers out there. I have not been a good Business Girl.

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Egg hunting knows no age

Published Wednesday, March 30, 2016
By David Talley

Like many 10-year-olds, I hunted Easter eggs last weekend. As an actual 22-year-old, I sit somewhere near the median age of Talley grandchildren.

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