UPDATE

Friday, August 29, 2014

KICKING OFF THE SEASON - Most Wise County schools will start the football season tonight at 7:30. Decatur will head to Springtown. Bridgeport will play host to Mineral Wells. Nocona heads to Alvord. Paradise takes on Red Oak Life at Ferris. Boyd will open at Gunter. Northwest plays host to Corsicana. Keep up with the action at www.wcmessenger.com/scores. Full game coverage will be featured in the weekend Messenger. Chico will play Frost Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Bedford's Pennington Field.

Read More...

0 Comments


Strings attached: Group works to build regional youth orchestra program Fire destroys home, damages vehicles Football: Porcupines sting Decatur, 49-21
 
Strings attached: Group works to build regional youth orchestra program

Strings attached: Group works to build regional youth orchestra program

They say the difference between a violin and a fiddle is simple: you play a violin on Sunday morning and a fiddle on Saturday night. But to play at all, first you have to learn.

Fire destroys home, damages vehicles

Fire destroys home, damages vehicles

Donna Walton leafed through the crisp pages of a photo album on the hood of a burned-out Volkswagen Beetle Wednesday - a day after fire destroyed a home on her family's property.

Football: Porcupines sting Decatur, 49-21

Football: Porcupines sting Decatur, 49-21

The Decatur Eagles jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first 10 minutes of the game Friday night. But in the final 38 minutes, they found few answers on either side of the ball for the Springtown Porcupines.


NEWS HEADLINES

Strings attached: Group works to build regional youth orchestra program

Published Saturday, August 30, 2014
By Bob Buckel

They say the difference between a violin and a fiddle is simple: you play a violin on Sunday morning and a fiddle on Saturday night. But to play at all, first you have to learn.

Read more...

0 Comments

Officials optimistic about finance decision

Published Saturday, August 30, 2014
By Bob Buckel

It's not a surprise - and it's far from over - but Thursday's ruling in the Texas school finance lawsuit does push the state one step closer to a possible resolution of its longest-running political drama. How should we fund public education?

Read more...

0 Comments

Fire destroys home, damages vehicles

Published Saturday, August 30, 2014
By Brian Knox

Donna Walton leafed through the crisp pages of a photo album on the hood of a burned-out Volkswagen Beetle Wednesday - a day after fire destroyed a home on her family's property.

Read more...

0 Comments

School enrollment holds steady

Published Saturday, August 30, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

Wise County had its ups and downs the first few days of school this week, but as a rule most school districts' enrollment held steady compared to the end of school in May and the first day of school last August.

Read more...

0 Comments


SPORTS HEADLINES

Football: Alvord clicks in opener; Randall tops 3,000 with 176-yard night

Published Saturday, August 30, 2014
By Bob Buckel

First-game jitters were as plentiful as grasshoppers in the stadium lights at Alvord Friday night - but enough things worked to give new Bulldog coach Pete Hart his first win.

Read more...

0 Comments

Football: Porcupines sting Decatur, 49-21

Published Saturday, August 30, 2014
By Richard Greene

The Decatur Eagles jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first 10 minutes of the game Friday night. But in the final 38 minutes, they found few answers on either side of the ball for the Springtown Porcupines.

Read more...

0 Comments


OUR OPINIONS

Conversation with a famous spokesreptile


Published Saturday, August 30, 2014 | By Bob Buckel

Whoa! I didn't expect to see you in my shower! Well, mate, that makes two of us. I was, hmm, just thinking you might need to, uh, check your, ah ... auto insurance! That's right! Did you know 15 minutes ...

Read More...

0 Comments

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

Read more...

0 Comments

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).

Read more...

0 Comments