Finding comfort in children’s faith

Published Wednesday, December 19, 2012
By Brian Knox

At the end of a weekend dominated by images and words of unbelievable horror, I was able to escape to a fantasy world Sunday afternoon.

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Make the season merry and bright for all

Published Wednesday, December 5, 2012
By Brian Knox

Christmas is booming in Wise County.

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Taking a family trip? There’s a nanny for that

Published Wednesday, November 21, 2012
By Brian Knox

Vacations are a time to get away from the stresses of everyday life and the grind of work to spend quality time with the family.

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Making a difference in 140 characters or less

Published Wednesday, October 10, 2012
By Brian Knox

An unknown entity is making a big impression on some students and staff at Northwest High School using social media.

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Give thanks for the officers who protect our communities

Published Wednesday, September 26, 2012
By Brian Knox

I've covered the "cops and courts" beat for many years for the Wise County Messenger. I've had a chance to see a side of police work that the general public might not.

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Rediscovering the meaning of quality time

Published Wednesday, September 12, 2012
By Brian Knox

It was a beautiful day to be outside Saturday. A cool front blew through the night before, leaving temperatures in the 70s and 80s, a welcome break from the 90s and 100s of late.

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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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