Trump cultivates juvenile, name-calling culture

Published Wednesday, July 5, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

I scrolled through my Twitter feed Sunday morning and did a doubletake. I only glanced at a video edited to make it appear President Donald Trump was "beating up" CNN, assuming it was tweeted by some jokester, but was shocked to see it was posted by the president himself.

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The Tribes’ wildlife spotting rules

Published Wednesday, June 28, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

The Tribe crew recently embarked on an outdoor adventure in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, and somewhere between Dalhart and Denver I decided we needed some rules.

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Trying to avoid death by mosquito

Published Wednesday, May 31, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

I, apparently, am a mosquito's favorite snack. I've always had an aversion to the reprehensible pests as it seems my blood has been a favorite among the insect crowd.

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Change in leadership offers fresh start

Published Wednesday, May 17, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Weatherford College Board Chairman Frank Martin lost his bid for re-election May 6, and just five days later WC President Kevin Eaton announced he was stepping down. If you're not sure what this means for Wise County, let me assure you, it's a good thing.

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Combing through childhood memories

Published Wednesday, April 26, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Sometimes the most random items evoke the warmest memories, worming their way into your heart. I have a collection of them - a bookmark, ink pen and a tiny wrench, among others, and as I recently discovered, to the chagrin of my family, a Big Red Comb.

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The long goodbye …

Published Wednesday, April 12, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Breaking up is hard to do ... especially in a small town. It's tough to let go when it's impossible to get lost. There are reminders around every corner of what was and what could have been.

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Seeking thrills and chills in virtual cardio courses

Published Saturday, April 1, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Due to [insert a million excuses], I've been slow to try and figure out all the new gym equipment at Fit-N-Wise, but one area I visit on a kinda, sorta regular basis is the cardio floor.

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Reaching out to devastated Panhandle communities

Published Saturday, March 11, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Wildfires have scorched the Panhandle this week, resulting in the loss of life and destruction of homes and acreage.

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Oscar ‘oops’ hits a nerve in the newsroom

Published Wednesday, March 1, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

My husband and I sat bleary-eyed on the couch watching the Oscars Sunday night after an afternoon of Youth Fair prep with the kids. I'm not even sure why we were glued to the TV, other than we were too tired to move. After all, I had seen only one Best Picture nominee and didn't have a personal stake in the outcome. Yet, we watched.

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College board antics only reinforce the need for Wise representation

Published Saturday, February 18, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

The shenanigans at Weatherford College headquarters the last few weeks are perfect examples of why Wise County needs a voting seat on its board of directors.

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The tale of Crash: A cat, who despite all odds, keeps on keepin’ on

Published Saturday, February 11, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

How long do cats normally live? I only ask because I feel like the Tribes may be headed for a record with our Crash.

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Despite all odds, Perry dances his way to D.C.

Published Wednesday, January 25, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

I was convinced Rick Perry's political career jumped the shark after his short stint on "Dancing with the Stars." Instead, it paved his way to Washington, D.C.

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Warming up to the idea of snowy weather

Published Saturday, January 7, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

"Snow, snow, snow, snow, snow ... I want to wash my hands, my face and hair with snow ... I long to clear a path and lift a spade of snow ..." Or ... not.

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Dance teacher embodies poise, perseverance

Published Saturday, December 31, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

When I first met ballet teacher Karen Smith, I was incredibly self-conscious in her presence. She is a woman of precision, discipline and quiet fortitude.

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Over the river and through the woods …

Published Wednesday, December 14, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

The holidays are a time of traditions - both big and small. Growing up, many of those centered around my grandparents' homes in Saint Jo. Every holiday we would hit both places: Grandma's house, a large, chaotic affair; and MaMa and PaPa's home, a smaller group, but just as loud and fun.

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Channel election energy into local entities

Published Wednesday, November 16, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

My head was spinning last Tuesday night as the election results rolled in. Gazillionaire and reality TV star Donald Trump was elected president of the United States of America. Whether you voted for or against Trump, this most likely came as a surprise.

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Focusing on good things

Published Wednesday, November 2, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Election season is exhausting. But the finish line is just ahead. By this time next week, we'll know. We will have a president-elect.

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The evolution of embarrassing my kids

Published Saturday, October 22, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

I'm of the age that I embarrass my children. Or maybe they're at the age they find me embarrassing. Either way, it's a recent development in our household.

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What I’ve learned from my Fitbit

Published Saturday, October 8, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Walking is harder than it looks. It's not that I don't know how or dislike it; my daily routine just doesn't present many opportunities to do it.

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Perry’s smooth moves fall short on the dance floor

Published Wednesday, September 21, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Rick Perry, the eyes of Texas are upon you, and they are horrified. The former governor of the Lone Star State and twice-failed presidential hopeful is a contestant on "Dancing with the Stars," and his performances have been nothing short of shameful.

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