Kindergarten: Dad’s first day

Published Wednesday, August 29, 2012
By Brian Knox

The question was simple enough: "Are you excited about starting kindergarten?"

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Practice, and prepare to make memories

Published Saturday, August 11, 2012
By Brian Knox

Seeing the images of football players sweating through two-a-days this week and local marching bands hitting the practice fields (or parking lots) brought back memories.

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Voters showing interest in runoff election

Published Saturday, July 28, 2012
By Brian Knox

After low voter turnout in the primary election, it didn't appear there would be too much interest in the runoff election.

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Preparing for the instant we hope never comes

Published Saturday, July 14, 2012
By Brian Knox

It's the kind of call you dread hearing over the police scanner.

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Politicians quick to react to health care ruling

Published Saturday, June 30, 2012
By Brian Knox

We had a historic Supreme Court ruling Thursday regarding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare by many).

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A day at the ballpark with Nolan Ryan

Published Saturday, June 16, 2012
By Brian Knox

Our sports editor, Richard Greene, got married this week. And because of that, I got to cross something off my bucket list.

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Gaining an education from a preschooler

Published Saturday, May 19, 2012
By Brian Knox

It's almost graduation time. A time to wish our graduates well as they finish one chapter of life and begin another.

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Help is needed before disasters hit

Published Saturday, April 21, 2012
By Brian Knox

When disaster strikes, people respond.

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Wise gets mixed results with health rankings

Published Saturday, April 7, 2012
By Brian Knox

A study was released this week ranking counties in terms of health factors.

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Pondering what makes Wise County Wise County

Published Saturday, March 24, 2012
By Brian Knox

The bluebonnets at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur are just now starting to sprout up.

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The phone lines are open …

Published Saturday, February 11, 2012
By Brian Knox

I'd like to address something that deals with the big story of the week: the investigation into County Commissioner Terry Ross.

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Newspapers no longer living in land of make-believe

Published Saturday, January 14, 2012
By Brian Knox

Once upon a time, in a land where Facebook and blogs did not exist, there was an industry that called itself the newspaper.

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Wise has the Christmas spirit year-round

Published Wednesday, December 21, 2011
By Dave Rogers

I'm dreaming of a Wise County Christmas. At my own Wise County country home.

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Wise shows its generous spirit

Published Wednesday, December 14, 2011
By Brian Knox

It's hard to make a sweeping generality of a large population. And it's also not smart.

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What if you could give the gift of life this Christmas?

Published Saturday, December 3, 2011
By Brian Knox

My family received a special package in the mail this week from halfway around the world.

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Inspiring teachers often set us on life’s path

Published Saturday, November 5, 2011
By Brian Knox

I found myself Thursday standing in front of our Decatur Rotary Club talking about my job and how I got to be a journalist.

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Exploring the link between food assistance and the economy

Published Saturday, October 22, 2011
By Brian Knox

A few weeks back I wrote about some statistics in the Texas Hunger Report about SNAP benefits, and I mentioned that the study said Wise County is leaving $5.9 million "on the table."

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New study brings local hunger issue into focus

Published Sunday, September 25, 2011
By Brian Knox

As we've continued to work on our "Feeding Wise" series of stories looking at local hunger issues, we've had a lot of numbers to digest.

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What’s cool like a pool but better for getting wetter?

Published Thursday, September 1, 2011
By Brian Knox

OK, we get it. It's hot. Now that we've established that fact, the next question is, "How do we cool off?"

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Quilters find a heavenly home

Published Sunday, July 17, 2011
By Brian Knox

A quilting group left homeless after a fire in downtown Bridgeport July 6 destroyed the building where they were meeting has now found a new place to gather.

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