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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As time passes by …

Published Saturday, December 29, 2012
By Kristen Tribe

I've never been one to mourn the passage of time. But this year was different.

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The making of a family heirloom

Published Saturday, December 15, 2012
By Kristen Tribe

The day after Christmas 2011 my entire family crawled under our new dinner table searching for the signature of the builder. He's not famous. His work doesn't appear in galleries.

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Who says there’s no international intrigue in local news?

Published Wednesday, November 28, 2012
By Kristen Tribe

Interviewing people comes naturally to me and my newsroom coworkers.

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Still haunted by one scary Halloween

Published Saturday, October 27, 2012
By Kristen Tribe

I have never been through a haunted house.

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The reality of a presidential election

Published Wednesday, October 3, 2012
By Kristen Tribe

"Mitt Romney, will you accept this rose?"

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Acronyms make for a queasy alphabet soup

Published Saturday, September 15, 2012
By Kristen Tribe

Although I work with words, individual letters often give me a headache.

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Basics for the first-grade fashionista

Published Saturday, September 1, 2012
By Kristen Tribe

There's something to be said for khakis and a blue polo shirt.

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We all feel the pain of a child’s death

Published Wednesday, August 1, 2012
By Kristen Tribe

How much can one town take? It's a question that remains unanswered but has been asked repeatedly in recent months.

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‘Amarillo By Morning’ … or mid-afternoon

Published Wednesday, June 27, 2012
By Kristen Tribe

It was time to get out. Go away. Take a break.

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Open road clears path to creativity

Published Wednesday, May 30, 2012
By Kristen Tribe

I miss the open road. That's where I do my best thinking.

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