Open carry means dire consequences

Published Saturday, June 6, 2015
By Tracy Smith

After failing in two previous sessions of state Congress, a bill that will allow people with concealed handgun licenses to carry their firearms on Texas college and university campuses passed Sunday night.

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Audrey Rajashree Turbiville and Dave Randall Duwe

Published Saturday, May 30, 2015
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Audrey Rajashree Turbiville of Lewisville, daughter of Paul and Ann Turbiville of Belle Fourche, S.D., will marry Dave Randall Duwe of Dallas

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Exercise your right to vote

Published Wednesday, April 29, 2015
By Tracy Smith

Abraham Lincoln once said, "The ballot is stronger than the bullet."

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HB 40 detrimental to UTGCD

Published Wednesday, April 22, 2015
By Tracy Smith

In 2007, more than 78 percent of Wise, Parker, Hood and Montague County voters elected to create the Upper Trinity Groundwater Conservation District (UTGCD).

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GOP letter undermines US abroad

Published Saturday, March 14, 2015
By Tracy Smith

I'm outraged by the letter signed by the two Texas U.S. senators, Ted Cruz and John Cornyn, along with 45 other U.S. senators from different states that was intended to usurp the authority of our commander-in-chief.

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Elections have consequences

Published Wednesday, January 14, 2015
By Tracy Smith

I have been cautious this year in finding my New Year's resolution. I decided, why force the issue on Jan. 1?

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Good news, bad news in economic turn

Published Saturday, November 29, 2014
By Tracy A. Smith

Annual overall growth of about 3.5 percent is predicted nationwide, across all industries in America, for 2015.

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Democrats’ dream still alive in Wise

Published Saturday, November 8, 2014
By Tracy A. Smith

The dream is still alive for Wise County Democrats.

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Wise County needs real experience

Published Wednesday, October 29, 2014
By Coley Smith

You often hear that our elected officials need experience to do their job correctly.

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Greenwood Fall Festival

Published Wednesday, October 15, 2014
By Joe Duty

Kylie Hood and Lexie Reza sit in a children's train car at the Greenwood Fall Festival Saturday, Oct. 11.

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Fall Festival returns for 17th year

Published Wednesday, October 8, 2014
By Jake Harris

The Greenwood Extension Education Club will host its 17th annual Greenwood Fall Festival this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in downtown Greenwood.

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Emma ‘Ruth’ Milligan

Published Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Emma "Ruth" Milligan, 91, a loving wife, friend and aunt, died Monday, Sept. 29, 2014.

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Disrespect to long-term teachers

Published Wednesday, June 4, 2014
By Coley Smith

I am disappointed in the Wise County Messenger's recent coverage of local events.

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Lilly Rene Willett

Published Saturday, May 31, 2014
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Rachael and Joshua Willett of Greenwood announce the birth of a daughter, Lilly Rene

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Stronger regulations needed in wake of West

Published Wednesday, April 23, 2014
By Tracy A. Smith

The preliminary report has been released by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board on the West fertilizer plant explosion last April.

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Landri Isabella Harwell

Published Saturday, April 5, 2014
By March 28, 2014

Laura Johnson and Clayton Harwell of Greenwood announce the birth of a daughter, Landri Isabella

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Allie Belle Florida

Published Wednesday, February 26, 2014
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Allie Belle Florida, 89, died Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, in her hometown of Greenwood.

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RRC’s dog-and-pony show has no answers

Published Saturday, January 4, 2014
By Tracy A. Smith

I attended the big town hall with the Railroad Commission on Jan. 2 in Azle.

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4-H member earns trip to D.C.

Published Saturday, November 30, 2013
By Kristen Tribe

Slidell/Greenwood 4-H member Shelby Vanover specializes in broiler chickens, but when he chose this project six years ago, he had no idea it would lead him from Wise County to Washington, D.C.

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Fortenberry graduates from TWU

Published Wednesday, August 21, 2013
By Messenger Staff

Anna Fortenberry of Greenwood graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree in food and nutrition in business and industry from Texas Woman's University last May.

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