A Wookiee in Wise: In pursuit of Peter Mayhew

Published Wednesday, April 2, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

At 7-foot, 3 inches tall, Peter Mayhew is hard to miss. But the English-born actor, best known for playing Chewbacca in the Star Wars saga, continues to elude Messenger reporters.

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Building our food IQ on a mini-farm

Published Wednesday, March 19, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

I stood over the meat counter, eyes flitting from one slick package to the next, perplexed. I didn't know what to buy. None of it looked bad, but none of it looked particularly good either.

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Lessons from Erma

Published Wednesday, January 29, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

When I was a kid, I wanted to be Erma Bombeck. She was funny. Even as a 10-year-old I recognized that.

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Welcome to the Norbert fan club

Published Saturday, January 11, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

"What IS that?" The little Tribes peered into the chicken brooder with wide eyes.

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Down in the mouth over beloved dentist’s retirement

Published Saturday, November 16, 2013
By Kristen Tribe

The first time I met my dentist, Dr. Fred Renfro, I contemplated biting his finger.

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Dreaming of more restful nights

Published Wednesday, October 30, 2013
By Kristen Tribe

My 10-year-old son woke up yesterday morning and announced he had "the perfect sleep."

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Not only a leader, but a friend

Published Saturday, October 19, 2013
By Roy J. Eaton

A wave of sadness swept through our office Monday when we learned of the sudden death of County Judge Bill McElhaney. The sadness continues.

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Discovering the lore and tradition of the Farmer’s Almanac

Published Saturday, October 12, 2013
By Kristen Tribe

I probably first heard of an almanac in an elementary social studies class.

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4-H: An activity that brings families together

Published Wednesday, September 25, 2013
By Kristen Tribe

School has started, and the calendar is full.

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A bridge too far…

Published Saturday, August 24, 2013
By Kristen Tribe

I may be the only person in Wise County who doesn't want her road fixed.

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Watching the legend of Johnny Football unravel

Published Saturday, August 3, 2013
By Kristen Tribe

Last weekend I was tired of hearing about Johnny Manziel.

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Perry for President (just not of Texas A&M)

Published Saturday, July 20, 2013
By Kristen Tribe

Oh, happy day. Monday, July 8. I was home when I got the news. I was standing at the bar scrolling through my Twitter feed, scarfing down a sandwich when I saw the breaking story.

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Reflections on the watermelon gene

Published Wednesday, June 26, 2013
By Kristen Tribe

I have a confession. I don't like watermelon. I hesitate to even mention it because the declaration is usually met with disdain, shock and a fair amount of disappointment. I know; it's hard to believe.

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A drunk driver swerves into our road trip

Published Wednesday, June 12, 2013
By Kristen Tribe

School let out Thursday, and we left town Friday. My family kicked off the summer with a road trip to Galveston last weekend.

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Here’s an app that could save your life

Published Saturday, May 18, 2013
By Kristen Tribe

The threat of tornadoes leaves one feeling helpless.

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Big story put Wise on the map

Published Saturday, March 30, 2013
By Kristen Tribe

Sometimes we go find the news. Other times, it finds us.

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Lessons learned in the chicken coop

Published Wednesday, March 20, 2013
By Kristen Tribe

"Whatever you do, don't let go," said Chrissy Karrer, 4-H Extension agent.

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Ross situation a cloud over county government

Published Saturday, February 9, 2013
By Kristen Tribe

Thursday marked one year since the infamous playhouse was hauled out of Terry Ross' yard.

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Comments are meant to spark conversation, not hatred

Published Wednesday, January 23, 2013
By Kristen Tribe

Social media wears me out. Although it is meant to keep people connected and informed, it regularly morphs into a venomous vehicle people use to spew hate.

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Digital numbers reveal readers’ interests

Published Saturday, January 5, 2013
By Kristen Tribe

The start of a new year is often cause for reflection on the previous one, even here at the Messenger.

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