New school year, new superintendent

Published Wednesday, August 22, 2012
By Brandon Evans

Monday night the board of trustees for Boyd ISD picked a new superintendent to lead the district.

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There’s a better way to address pollution

Published Wednesday, July 25, 2012
By Brandon Evans

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency isn't stepping lightly into the Barnett Shale as it declared Wise County be placed in a federal ozone non-attainment zone due to oil and gas industry pollution and automobile traffic.

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World grew darker, but his light will shine on

Published Wednesday, June 20, 2012
By Brandon Evans

The world darkened a little on this day last month.

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Is good behavior too much of a leap?

Published Wednesday, February 29, 2012
By Brandon Evans

Like most things in life, our calendar is not perfect.

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Passion should be shown for academics as well as sports

Published Saturday, February 4, 2012
By Brandon Evans

Hardly a point was ever more poignant than that made by Boyd school board member Linda Ware at a special meeting last week.

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Enjoy this year ’cause it might be our last

Published Wednesday, January 4, 2012
By Brandon Evans

This new year might be our last. Dark omens shadowed the hills and villages of Wise County throughout the seasons.

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Decatur adds new chapter to cowboy history

Published Wednesday, December 28, 2011
By Brandon Evans

The Chisholm Trail once traced its wide, dusty path through Wise County and present-day Decatur. Solemn cowboys wearing dust-covered hats and cracked, worn boots once moved massive herds of cattle north through this land.

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We need consistency, not whims, to determine districts

Published Wednesday, November 30, 2011
By Brandon Evans

What happens when the district you plan to run for gets the kibosh?

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Greenwood post office might be history

Published Wednesday, November 2, 2011
By Brandon Evans

Many things fade away. Greenwood used to have more bustle than Decatur. In the early 1900s it boasted two saloons, a hotel, four grocery stores, a newspaper and a college, among other businesses.

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The end is near, so why can’t we water?

Published Thursday, September 8, 2011
By Brandon Evans

The lake is drying up, we are in the midst of the worst drought in recorded Texas history, fires ravage the landscape, Chico started the football season 2-0, and my change at the donut shop on the Square this morning was $6.66.

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The sun rises in the east

Published Thursday, April 21, 2011
By Brandon Evans

Wise County looks to become king of the Dairy Queen highway.

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Some fires seem safer than others

Published Thursday, March 17, 2011
By Brandon Evans

Fires rejuvenate the earth. Sweeping flames remove dried, tangled vines. It clears thickets choking trunks of trees, invigorates tired, treeless hillsides and creates open spaces on forest floors.

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Message from Austin: There will be blood

Published Thursday, February 17, 2011
By Brandon Evans

Winter chilled the Hill Country. A rose garden planted near the north entrance of the Capitol stood spiny and dormant.

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College, high school athletes provide games of contrast

Published Thursday, January 20, 2011
By Brandon Evans

In the Arizona desert, in a busy suburb, we filed into the silver dome of the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. The dome rises regal as a pyramid among the spine-covered desert flora. Red, beige and brown mountains bare as boulders rise in every direction around the sprawling city. And some, such as Camelback Mountain, rear their hump high in the middle of the sprawl, offering an eagle's eye view of the Phoenix skyline.

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Wise and Not-so-Wise in 2010

Published Thursday, December 30, 2010
By Brandon Evans

We've taken a look at the good and the bad of 2010 in this year's Wise and Not-so-Wise.

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Make this the best Christmas ever

Published Thursday, December 23, 2010
By Brandon Evans

Magic appeared in the mild purple night of winter's first day in Wise County.

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Why the need to ‘but’ in all the time?

Published Sunday, September 12, 2010
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A couple of weeks ago, reporter Brandon Evans compared politics to sports teams. I'd like to compare politics to something different. My 3-year-old.

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Public information is just too expensive for city

Published Sunday, July 18, 2010
By Messenger Staff

Newark City Council member Bob Wells took the opportunity at Thursday night's meeting to demonize by name those who have dared to make public information requests to the city.

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Being a parent is serious business

Published Thursday, June 3, 2010
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It was Oct. 15, 2009. Falcon Heene was supposedly floating in a silver UFO-shaped balloon somewhere over Colorado. The story was at the top of Drudge Report's page.

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