UPDATE

Thursday, July 30, 2015

100 TODAY? - According to the National Weather Service, this could be the day we hit triple digit-temperatures with a high near 100 forecast. Heat index values could be close to 105. A weak cold front should move through today, bringing temperatures down a few degrees for the weekend and slight rain chances Friday.

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Flaming hay bales ignite pasture fire Rainfall reduces revenue Volleyball: Old face with new surroundings – Decatur libero returns with mostly new lineup
 
Flaming hay bales ignite pasture fire

Flaming hay bales ignite pasture fire

Three fire departments responded to a pasture fire threatening a structure on Private Road 4379 between Decatur and Boyd Saturday morning.

Rainfall reduces revenue

Rainfall reduces revenue

Near record-setting rainfall over the first six months of the year busted Wise County out of prolonged drought and left previously scorched yards green.

Volleyball: Old face with new surroundings – Decatur libero returns with mostly new lineup

Volleyball: Old face with new surroundings – Decatur libero returns with mostly new lineup

Arriving for the first day of team camp Tuesday, Maclaine Lowery found herself surrounded by fresh faces.




NEWS HEADLINES

Flaming hay bales ignite pasture fire

Published Wednesday, July 29, 2015
By Racey Burden

Three fire departments responded to a pasture fire threatening a structure on Private Road 4379 between Decatur and Boyd Saturday morning.

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Insurance rates rise

Published Wednesday, July 29, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County reconfigured its insurance plan to combat rising costs, but most employees will still feel a financial pinch.

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Rainfall reduces revenue

Published Wednesday, July 29, 2015
By Richard Greene

Near record-setting rainfall over the first six months of the year busted Wise County out of prolonged drought and left previously scorched yards green.

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Budget hit by mineral value drop

Published Wednesday, July 29, 2015
By Brian Knox

When you have a flat tire, it's hard to move forward. Local taxing entities experiencing flat property tax values are now facing a similar challenge.

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SPORTS HEADLINES

2015 Volleyball Preview: Ready for next wave – Lady Eagles prepare to follow up title runs

Published Wednesday, July 29, 2015
By Richard Greene

Graduating seven seniors and losing one other major contributor from a state champion team might lower expectations but not for Decatur coach Claire Gay.

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Volleyball: Old face with new surroundings – Decatur libero returns with mostly new lineup

Published Wednesday, July 29, 2015
By Richard Greene

Arriving for the first day of team camp Tuesday, Maclaine Lowery found herself surrounded by fresh faces.

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OUR OPINIONS

Look, spend local; With revenue streams drying up, it’s time to keep money here


Published Wednesday, July 29, 2015 | By Richard Greene

With the Internet at our fingertips and one of the biggest metropolitan areas in the nation a few miles down the road, shopping options are limitless.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Disgusted by disrespect for flag

Published Saturday, July 25, 2015
By Diane Hughes

Each year around Memorial Day and the Fourth of July, my neighbor puts up a roll of American flags along his fence.

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Thoughtful piece on issue

Published Saturday, July 25, 2015
By Skip Nichols

Editor Kristen Tribe's opinion column in the July 11, 2015 issue of the Wise County Messenger was, quite simply, one of the most thoughtful and best-written pieces on the highly controversial topic of same-sex marriages and its effect on county clerks in Texas.

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