Eventful 2012 included several ‘happy returns’

Published Saturday, December 29, 2012
By Roy J. Eaton

To say that 2012 has been an eventful year for me would be an understatement.

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Wise and Otherwise: Newtown

Published Wednesday, December 19, 2012
By Roy J. Eaton

My heart was broken Friday when I heard the news of the killing of 20 little children and six adults in the beautiful New England town of Newtown, Conn.

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Decatur’s regulations could use a lot more ‘user-friendly’

Published Wednesday, October 24, 2012
By Roy J. Eaton

A word of unsolicited advice for the Decatur Planning and Zoning Subcommittee members who are now doing a new 161-page zoning ordinance for the city. Be very careful of the danger of unintended consequences.

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Academies focus on project-based learning

Published Thursday, December 2, 2010
By Roy Eaton

The Northwest school district was formed in 1949 because parents and community leaders wanted more for their children than the tiny schools in Rhome, Roanoke, Justin and Haslet could provide.

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Soul of the Messenger retires

Published Sunday, October 3, 2010
By Phil Major

In this day when some folks change jobs about as often as they change underwear, the Wise County Messenger has bucked the trend. Seven employees have more than 20 or 30 years, and a handful more are 10-year veterans.

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