UPDATE

Friday, October 24, 2014

EARLY VOTING OFF TO SLOW START - Early voting for the Nov. 4 general election is off to a slow start with only 1,463 votes cast this week. Totals for each location included: 783, Decatur; 372, Bridgeport; and 308, Rhome. The daily totals have dropped throughout the week, with only a slight increase between Tuesday and Wednesday. The largest turnout was Monday with 443. Tuesday's vote total was 351 with 355 Wednesday. On Thursday, 314 votes were cast. Totals do not include limited or provisional ballots. Early voting continues this weekend at Decatur City Hall 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Next week early voting is 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Bridgeport Law Enforcement Center, Decatur City Hall and Rhome City Hall. Anyone registered to vote in Wise County can cast a ballot at any of these locations. Voters should bring a photo ID, along with their voter registration card.

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2014’s top citizen developing ‘the greatest town there is’ Motorcycle accident injures 2 Cross Country: Golden Run – Boyd brings home title
 
2014’s top citizen developing ‘the greatest town there is’

2014’s top citizen developing ‘the greatest town there is’

The 2014 Citizen of the Year didn't grow up in Decatur - but he got here as quickly as he could.

Motorcycle accident injures 2

Motorcycle accident injures 2

A Utah man was seriously injured in a motorcycle collision on the U.S. 81/287 service road in Rhome Sunday morning.

Cross Country: Golden Run – Boyd brings home title

Cross Country: Golden Run – Boyd brings home title

It took Marco Martinez less than a half-mile to leave the field in his dust Monday. Martinez pulled away and ran most of the course by himself on the way to winning the 9-3A title at Kiwanis Park in Wichita Falls.


NEWS HEADLINES

Halloween Events

Published Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
By Messenger staff

Candy seekers: Rejoice. There are many Halloween and trick or treat events planned in Wise County Oct. 25-31. Put the finishing touches on those costumes and check out the list below to see what events are scheduled for your community. ALVORD HAUNTED HOUSE — The Alvord High School Halloween haunted house is open for a […]

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2014’s top citizen developing ‘the greatest town there is’

Published Wednesday, October 22, 2014
By Bob Buckel

The 2014 Citizen of the Year didn't grow up in Decatur - but he got here as quickly as he could.

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Motorcycle accident injures 2

Published Wednesday, October 22, 2014
By Richard Greene

A Utah man was seriously injured in a motorcycle collision on the U.S. 81/287 service road in Rhome Sunday morning.

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Bridgeport school board pitches soccer program

Published Wednesday, October 22, 2014
By Jake Harris

The Bridgeport school board kicked around the possibility of a soccer program during Monday night's meeting.

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SPORTS HEADLINES

Cross Country: Golden Run – Boyd brings home title

Published Wednesday, October 22, 2014
By Richard Greene

It took Marco Martinez less than a half-mile to leave the field in his dust Monday. Martinez pulled away and ran most of the course by himself on the way to winning the 9-3A title at Kiwanis Park in Wichita Falls.

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Cross Country: Paradise’s Norwood takes 8th on broken toe

Published Wednesday, October 22, 2014
By Richard Greene

During a basketball workout last week, Paradise's Landry Norwood broke his toe. But the Panther refused to let the injury knock him off the course Monday at the 9-3A cross country championships.

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OUR OPINIONS

Great (short) stories from today’s visit to the coffee shop


Published Wednesday, October 22, 2014 | By Gerre Joiner

Regarding frugality: Years ago, a group of young men was riding mules on the prairie off the Old Greenwood Road. One of the boys was thrown from a mule. His leg was terribly fractured. A bone was protruding through one of his boot tops.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Britt will help Wise County solve problems

Published Wednesday, October 22, 2014
By Donald Drain

Why would anyone in Wise or Parker counties want to vote for Phil King? He is strictly for the drilling and oil companies. They are his biggest contributers.

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Time to fire Texas’ current management

Published Wednesday, October 22, 2014
By Wanda Foster

This is the week to let our voices be heard with a clear vote to turn the Republican administration out of office.

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