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2017 in Review: 2017 By the Numbers

By Messenger Staff | Published Saturday, December 30, 2017
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24
years Danny Henson spent at Bridgeport ISD before he resigned as athletic director

18
Fort Worth Stock Show parades Anne and Ken Murray of Boyd have participated in

$13.6 million
bond proposed by Alvord ISD and voted down during the election

11.7
miles of hiking and biking trails planned for Bridgeport’s Northwest Park

26
points scored by Decatur’s Parker Hicks in his last basketball game

$265,000
spent on projects at the Wise County Youth Fair auction

162
inmates at the Bridgeport Pre-Parole Transfer Facility before it closed

2
seasons for the Bridgeport Bulls soccer team to make it to the state title game

$399 million
bond approved by Northwest ISD voters

10 percent
the average jump in taxable values of Wise County homes

100
survivors participated in Relay for Life

$1 billion
in assets sold by Devon Energy

1.87
Decatur baseball team’s ERA entering the playoffs

18
vendors participated in the Eighter from Decatur Food Truck Challenge

3
medals claimed by Wise County students (Caden McDonald of Northwest, Lindsey Thorpe of Boyd, Kayson Roof of Slidell) at the state track meet

$1,000,000
donation mark reached by WC Challenger Charities

73
years before the family of Billie North found his grave in France. North was killed during the Invasion of Normandy.

22
years that John Fostel served as judge of the 271st Judicial District Court

75
percent coverage of the sun visible in North Texas during this year’s solar eclipse

4
years probation for former Pct. 3 Constable Doug Parr, who pleaded no contest to theft charge

9
years old, Taven Epps’ age when he wrote and starred in his zombie film “The Last Kids”

1,000
students taught by Maralyn Harveson before she retired

54
years James Edgemon served at the Newark Volunteer Fire Department

29
pancake blocks for Northwest’s Darrell Simpson, who signed to play football at the University of Oklahoma

70
mph, the speed Glenn Putnam of Alvord was traveling when he hit a buck. He was uninjured.

107
years old, the age of Greenwood resident Nina Robinson

3rd
the Boyd Lady Yellowjackets finished with the bronze at the 3A state volleyball tournament

4
new trustees elected to Paradise ISD school board

400
acres burned in Slidell grass fire

$660,000
bond package approved by Rhome City Council

6
arrested in prostitution sting

250
courthouses photographed by Boyd City Administrator Greg Arrington

$66,137
raised at the Dazzle Me Pink auction

3.1
percent increase in Wise County taxable values

1,300
acres the city of Bridgeport planned to annex before the council members decided against it

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