All Around Wise: Use the force – vote

Published Saturday, April 20, 2019
By Richard Greene

It's election season again. I know it doesn't seem that long ago that we were at the polls picking out a senator, governor and deciding on annexation rights.

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All Around Wise: Surprised by lack of decision

Published Saturday, March 30, 2019
By Richard Greene

My wise sophomore reporting professor Keith Shelton told our class many moons ago to never show up to a meeting and not know how a vote would go. Monday night, I violated the great Shelton's golden rule.

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All Around Wise: Spreading the good news

Published Saturday, March 23, 2019
By Richard Greene

I'm starting off a little newspaper nerdy, but bear with me. Each October as a periodical, we are required by the U.S. Postal Service to publish a statement of ownership. As part of the statement, we must include our circulation numbers. It's usually the last time that number is seen in print for a year.

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All Around Wise: Volunteer firefighters keep weathering conditions

Published Saturday, March 16, 2019
By Richard Greene

In 20 years as a scribe, I've come to realize that breaking news rarely, if ever, happens when it's sunny and 70. Fires usually happen when it's bone-chilling cold or in the searing heat. Wrecks occur when there's some form of precipitation.

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Midweek paper is back

Published Wednesday, March 13, 2019
By Kristen Tribe

The Wise County Messenger has gone back to the future and brought back the midweek paper.

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All Around Wise: Shoot for the Cup

Published Saturday, March 9, 2019
By Richard Greene

Friday afternoon four of us crowded around my messy desk to watch the stats page on my computer as the final seconds of the 4A semifinal played out.

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All Around Wise: Ruling undermines Texas Open Meetings Act

Published Saturday, March 2, 2019
By Richard Greene

Before starting my first full-time job 20 years ago this May, I'd been to one city council meeting and that was as a small child because of a mishap with our dog.

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End of an era: All Around to move to mid-week issue

Published Wednesday, February 27, 2019
By Kristen Tribe

This is the last edition of All Around Wise.

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All Around Wise: Career Day reveals true love for job

Published Saturday, February 23, 2019
By Richard Greene

After two days in the state capitol hearing all the wonderful opportunities before the Texas Legislature, I returned to Wonderful Wise Wednesday.

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All Around Wise: Looking for light at end of ‘horrendous’ story

Published Saturday, February 16, 2019
By Richard Greene

Tuesday morning I sat in our conference room during a weekly managers' meeting, hoping for the coffee to kick in after a late night school board meeting in Boyd. A few minutes before the meeting wrapped up, my phone buzzed with a text from our Special Projects Manager Brian Knox.

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All Around Wise: Local leaders provide guidance after tragedies

Published Saturday, February 9, 2019
By Richard Greene

We were saddened this week to learn of another tragic death due to an accident on Farm Road 730 with the passing of Winogene Mayfield.

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Embracing change: Messenger debuts new weekly features

Published Saturday, February 2, 2019
By Richard Greene

A quote I've embraced over nearly two decades in this career is "the only constant in life is change." It took a Google search to realize that Greek philosopher Heraclitus was the originator of the phrase, urging us to embrace change.

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