UPDATE

Update for Friday, January 18, 2019

1 HURT IN 18-WHEELER COLLISION - Three commercial vehicles collided around 2:40 a.m. Thursday morning on Farm Road 1810 at County Road 1490 near Chico. Preliminary investigation indicates a 2007 Kenworth tractor-trailer driven by Donald Langston, 52, of Whitesboro was traveling west on FM 1810 and was slowing to make a right turn on CR 1490, according to Department of Public Safety spokesman Ricky Hunter. A 2014 Mack tractor-trailer, driven by Earl Moore, 59, of Crowley was behind Langston and attempted to pass in a no passing zone.

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Fire destroys Boyd restaurant Officers search for stabbing suspect Decatur wins meet
 
Fire destroys Boyd restaurant

Fire destroys Boyd restaurant

Fire tore through Freedom Fried Hamburgers in Boyd Monday morning, destroying the inside of the restaurant.

Officers search for stabbing suspect

Officers search for stabbing suspect

Officers from the Wise County Sheriff's Office are looking for a suspect involved in a stabbing Monday morning near Springtown.

Decatur wins meet

Decatur wins meet

The Decatur swim team won the Fit-N-Wise meet last week with a combined score between the boys and girls of 816 points.




NEWS HEADLINES

4 file in DISD election

Published Wednesday, January 16, 2019
By Richard Greene

Four candidates filed Wednesday to fill the two Decatur ISD School Board spots on the ballot for the May 4 general election. Wednesday was the first day for candidates to file. The deadline for filing is Feb. 15. Decatur ISD School Board President and artist Cheri Boyd filed to stay in her Place 2 seat, […]

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Fire destroys Boyd restaurant

Published Wednesday, January 16, 2019
By Reece Waddell

Fire tore through Freedom Fried Hamburgers in Boyd Monday morning, destroying the inside of the restaurant.

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Officers search for stabbing suspect

Published Wednesday, January 16, 2019
By Brian Knox and Austin Jackson

Officers from the Wise County Sheriff's Office are looking for a suspect involved in a stabbing Monday morning near Springtown.

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Charges against Davis dropped: Former police chief surrenders license in plea

Published Wednesday, January 16, 2019
By Brian Knox

The remaining criminal charges on a former Rhome police chief have been dropped by prosecutors.

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SPORTS HEADLINES

Decatur’s defense shuts down Bridgeport in win

Published Tuesday, January 15, 2019.
By Reece Waddell

Decatur knocked off rival Bridgeport Tuesday night, forcing nearly 30 turnovers in a 64-21 win.

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Lady Eagles upset state-ranked Bridgeport

Published Tuesday, January 15, 2019.
By Reece Waddell

Decatur upended state-ranked Bridgeport Tuesday night, knocking off the Sissies 43-37.

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OUR OPINIONS

Remaining in the program; 26 years after mentorship, ready to lead Mess


Published Saturday, January 12, 2019 | By Kristen Tribe

I walked into the Wise County Messenger office for the first time just shy of my 17th birthday. My high school English teacher had reached out to the paper to set up a mentorship program for me. I, along with my parents and teacher, met with publisher Roy Eaton and then-editor Keith Magee to discuss the program and the expectations of all parties.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

DISD needs better communication

Published Saturday, January 12, 2019
By Lance Sears

After moving cross country several times, my wife and I settled in this area back in 2012. Having three children (and added another since being here), we were very excited about the statistics and programs Decatur ISD offered.

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Thanks for the help

Published Saturday, December 15, 2018
By Janice Millican

At this time of year when everyone is busy preparing for the holidays, our soldiers overseas often get forgotten.

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