UPDATE

Thursday, September 18, 2014

JURY DELIVERS NOT GUILTY VERDICT IN ASSAULT CASE - A Wise County jury yesterday found a Decatur man not guilty of assaulting his then-wife in March of 2013. Ceasar Gallegos, 35, was found not guilty of a third degree felony charge of assault family violence by impeding breath/circulation and a lesser charge of misdemeanor assault of a family or household member. Prosecutors argued that Gallegos put his hand over the victim's mouth on three separate occasions while the two were arguing, blocking her airway. Gallegos' attorney argued that his client was simply trying to get her to calm down and did not cover her nose during the incident. The jury returned their not guilty verdict in under 30 minutes. Read more in the weekend Messenger.

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Alvord ISD gets ready to pass out Chromebooks Football: Reaching peak form; Healthy Hill enjoys breakout performance Pioneering art in Alvord is Oden’s ‘dream job’
 
Alvord ISD gets ready to pass out Chromebooks

Alvord ISD gets ready to pass out Chromebooks

In a storage room at Alvord High School, where servers hum and metal shelves are piled high with hard drives, cables and old computers being scrapped for parts, 400 brand-new notebook computers sit neatly stacked, ready to go into the hands of students. Any day now.

Football: Reaching peak form; Healthy Hill enjoys breakout performance

Football: Reaching peak form; Healthy Hill enjoys breakout performance

Chris Hill torched the Jacksboro defense last week for 178 yards. But even before scoring his four second-quarter touchdowns, he was already wearing a smile.

Pioneering art in Alvord is Oden’s ‘dream job’

Pioneering art in Alvord is Oden’s ‘dream job’

Don't let all those degrees fool you. Art teacher Krissi Oden grew up in Seymour and she's very comfortable in a small school district, in a small town.


NEWS HEADLINES

Elections administrator resigns

Published Wednesday, September 17, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County Elections Administrator Lannie Noble is heading east.

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Alvord ISD gets ready to pass out Chromebooks

Published Wednesday, September 17, 2014
By Bob Buckel

In a storage room at Alvord High School, where servers hum and metal shelves are piled high with hard drives, cables and old computers being scrapped for parts, 400 brand-new notebook computers sit neatly stacked, ready to go into the hands of students. Any day now.

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Vidal pleads guilty to using sports league money

Published Wednesday, September 17, 2014
By Messenger Staff

A Chico man has pleaded guilty to credit card or debit card abuse related to the theft of funds from a local youth sports association.

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Paradise City Council adopts budget, tax rate

Published Wednesday, September 17, 2014
By Jimmy Alford

Paradise property owners won't see an increase in city taxes this year. The city council Monday night voted to stay with a tax rate of 33.9 cents per $100 valuation.

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SPORTS HEADLINES

Football: Well-traveled Eagles return home

Published Wednesday, September 17, 2014
By Richard Greene

Playing on the road the first three weeks of the season, the Decatur Eagles managed a pair of victories, including a 39-34 nail-biter last Friday at Iowa Park.

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Football: Reaching peak form; Healthy Hill enjoys breakout performance

Published Wednesday, September 17, 2014
By Richard Greene

Chris Hill torched the Jacksboro defense last week for 178 yards. But even before scoring his four second-quarter touchdowns, he was already wearing a smile.

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OUR OPINIONS

Shining the spotlight on our schools


Published Wednesday, September 17, 2014 | By Kristen Tribe

School bells are ringing across Wise County, and although only three weeks have passed, teachers and students are already hard at work.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Perry’s conduct tough to defend

Published Saturday, August 30, 2014
By Tracy Smith

I would like to respond to the nonsensical defense of Texas Gov. Rick Perry by the Parker County Republican Party chair, Zan Prince

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Start-of-school observations

Published Wednesday, August 27, 2014
By Irene Wilson

There's a banner hanging on the fence, "Welcome Back!" The bulletin boards are decorated. Lesson plans are in the book. Groceries are stocked in the kitchens, and the floors shine like a new penny ('til you can see your reflection - Ms. Cindy sees to that).

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