UPDATE

Friday, January 20, 2017

COUNTY SEEKS INPUT ON REFINANCING BONDS — After a lengthy discussion Tuesday, Wise County commissioners agreed to allow The PFM Group to provide financial services to the county and specifically to look at refinancing the college lease revenue bonds. Precinct 4 Commissioner Gaylord Kennedy said before any action was taken to refinance, they would need to determine it was, in fact, a savings, since the county has already paid a significant amount in interest on the bonds. “They’re going to have to save us $12 million up front and then see what the interest rate is. I don’t think we can, but as a commissioner, it’s our due diligence to look into it,” he said. “If we’re in business, you’re looking to save as much money as we can. If we don’t do it now, the interest rate will be up there pretty good the next four years.” Precinct 1 Commissioner Danny White was concerned about the possibility of the college building being put up as collateral, but County Judge J.D. Clark reassured him no specific plans had been proposed at this point. “I’m asking to let someone look at it,” Clark said. “If we’ve currently got the best deal, I think that will be evident when we see the proposals.” Read more in an upcoming edition of the Wise County Messenger.

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Holzbog named Citizen of the Year Basketball: High-flying Eagles drop Bulls Stock show season kicks off
 
Holzbog named Citizen of the Year

Holzbog named Citizen of the Year

When Kevin Holzbog began the interview process for executive director of Bridgeport's Economic Development Corp., he proposed doing things differently.

Basketball: High-flying Eagles drop Bulls

Basketball: High-flying Eagles drop Bulls

Decatur throttled Bridgeport 90-45 Tuesday night, ending the Bulls' four-game streak against their rivals in dominating fashion.

Stock show season kicks off

Stock show season kicks off

Aubrey Parr of Boyd gets ready to wash her heifer at the Fort Worth Stock Show Friday.




NEWS HEADLINES

Wren named hospital CEO

Published Saturday, January 21, 2017
By Racey Burden

Wise Health System announced Friday that Jason Wren will be appointed president and CEO, effective April 1.

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Reserve constable pilot program approved

Published Saturday, January 21, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Precinct 4 Constable Kevin Huffman now has backup.

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Election filing period opens

Published Saturday, January 21, 2017
By Messenger Staff

The filing period for the May 6 city council and school board elections opened Jan. 18 and runs through Feb. 17.

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Holzbog named Citizen of the Year

Published Saturday, January 21, 2017
By Racey Burden

When Kevin Holzbog began the interview process for executive director of Bridgeport's Economic Development Corp., he proposed doing things differently.

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SPORTS HEADLINES

Basketball: High-flying Eagles drop Bulls

Published Saturday, January 21, 2017
By David Talley

Decatur throttled Bridgeport 90-45 Tuesday night, ending the Bulls' four-game streak against their rivals in dominating fashion.

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Swimming: Swimmers gear up for District 6-5A meet

Published Saturday, January 21, 2017
By David Talley

When Brooklyn Huffman took the Decatur swim head coaching job, freshmen Allie Blevins and Ethan Miles were among her first class of swimmers.

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OUR OPINIONS

Criticism: it’s part of the presidential package


Published Saturday, January 21, 2017 | By Racey Burden

The day that I wrote this column was inauguration day, but I really didn't intend to write about politics. It's kind of hard to think about anything else though, when all I've been seeing on any news feed all day long is Trump.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Don’t call me discriminating

Published Wednesday, January 18, 2017
By D.A. Sharpe

Discrimination is the description of a bad nomenclature in the language of our culture and contemporary society. At least, it seems to be the initial assumption people assume in its use.

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Change not illegal, but unethical

Published Wednesday, January 18, 2017
By Patricia Mitchell

For the May 2017 election, there will be three open seats on Rhome City Council. The current council has voted to initiate radical procedures in how we vote, what we vote and for whom.

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