UPDATE

Wreck shuts down U.S. 81/287

A Thanksgiving night wreck shut down U.S. 81/287 southbound about a mile north of Farm Road 407 and seriously injured one person.

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Turkeys in disguise Football: Offensive move – Uselton finds home at receiver Football: Center of attention – Boyd’s Jordan hits the field as freshman for Texas State
 
Turkeys in disguise

Turkeys in disguise

The Messenger visited Amanda Serafin's first-grade class at Bridgeport Elementary school last Friday, and the students showed us some special turkeys they designed.

Football: Offensive move – Uselton finds home at receiver

Football: Offensive move – Uselton finds home at receiver

Alec Uselton wasn't always one of Decatur's top receivers. In fact, Uselton didn't always play offense.

Football: Center of attention – Boyd’s Jordan hits the field as freshman for Texas State

Football: Center of attention – Boyd’s Jordan hits the field as freshman for Texas State

In his final game for Boyd last fall, Reece Jordan lined up against an opposing defensive lineman weighing around 200 pounds.




NEWS HEADLINES

Turkeys in disguise

Published Wednesday, November 22, 2017
By Messenger Staff

The Messenger visited Amanda Serafin's first-grade class at Bridgeport Elementary school last Friday, and the students showed us some special turkeys they designed.

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Emotional trial ends with 5-year sentence

Published Wednesday, November 22, 2017
By Brian Knox

Two lives, two families, were changed forever after a fatal wreck on Feb. 13, 2015, near Boyd.

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Beard retires as fire marshal; County sets deadline of Jan. 1 for applicants

Published Wednesday, November 22, 2017
By Richard Greene

After more than four years as the fire marshal for Wise County and nearly 33 in fire service, Chuck Beard is retiring.

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Holland named DPS officer of the year

Published Wednesday, November 22, 2017
By Brian Knox

Texas Ranger Jim Holland describes 2016 as "a good year." "Caught a couple of serial killers, so it was a good year," he said.

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SPORTS HEADLINES

Aubrey clips Bulls in OT in season opener

Published Tuesday, November 21, 2017
By Richard Greene

Bridgeport’s Zane Morrow hit a pair of free throws with two seconds left in regulation to tie the game at 47 and force overtime against the unbeaten Aubrey Chaparrals Tuesday. In the extra period, Bridgeport managed only one field goal as Aubrey (3-0) outscored the Bulls 14-5 in a 61-52 victory at Bridgeport High School.

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Football: Offensive move – Uselton finds home at receiver

Published Wednesday, November 22, 2017
By Reece Waddell

Alec Uselton wasn't always one of Decatur's top receivers. In fact, Uselton didn't always play offense.

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OUR OPINIONS

Take time to be thankful


Published Wednesday, November 22, 2017 | By Kristen Tribe

As we cruise into the holiday season, it's apparent Thanksgiving is simply the pre-game for Christmas. The jack-o-lanterns and candy corns were replaced Nov. 1 with turkeys wearing Santa hats and Christmas tunes being blared from every available public speaker. I suggest we slow down.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Democratic coverage

Published Wednesday, November 22, 2017
By Steve Misner

I saw the story about the democratic candidate for governor paying a visit to the Wise County Democrats monthly meeting and all eight Democrats in Wise County were in attendance (haha).

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Better traffic control needed

Published Wednesday, November 22, 2017
By Carol Dowdy

Just wondering who is responsible for the maintenance of the "stop signs" in the parking lot, where Lowe's Market, Wendy's, etc. are located?

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