UPDATE

Thursday, March 5, 2015

ANOTHER SNOW DAY - Freezing rain began falling in Wise County yesterday afternoon, creating a thin glaze of ice on most everything, including roads. The precipitation transitioned into snow, which fell heavy at times, around 9:30 or 10 p.m. Snowfall reports included 4 inches in Decatur and 1.5 in Alvord. A fallen tree limb caused more than 500 Oncor customers in Chico to lose power for about three hours before power was restored at 10:40 p.m., according to Oncor Area Manager Sabrina Easley. Other outages were reported in Runaway Bay and Boonsville, but those outages only lasted about half an hour. Wind speeds over 20 mph and temperatures in the mid 20s made for a chilly evening for anyone outside. Roadways began to ice over after 5 p.m. in Wise County. An 18-wheeler was reported jackknifed around 8 p.m. at U.S. 380 and FM 1658. According to our WCM Weather 1 team in the field, a few icy spots were reported on FM 407 this morning, and U.S. 81/287 from Rhome to Decatur was slow but passable this morning around 7. To check road conditions, go to www.drivetexas.org or call TxDOT at 1-800-452-9292. The winter weather caused many closings, cancellations and delays. See the list below, and visit wcmess.com/closings for a list we will update throughout the day.

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Wintry weather not over yet Cowboy earns back-to-back PBR titles Track: Ready for next hurdle – Kevetter eyes return trip to Austin
 
Wintry weather not over yet

Wintry weather not over yet

The old standby for March weather is always "in like a lion, out like a lamb," and that statement certainly rang true for Wise County this past weekend. It doesn't look like it's going to be any better this week, either.

Cowboy earns back-to-back PBR titles

Cowboy earns back-to-back PBR titles

Despite the ice storm that brought North Texas to a halt Saturday, nearly 30,000 fans packed AT&T Stadium in Arlington to watch Joao Ricardo Vieira of Decatur earn his second consecutive Iron Cowboy title.

Track: Ready for next hurdle – Kevetter eyes return trip to Austin

Track: Ready for next hurdle – Kevetter eyes return trip to Austin

Out in the lead in the 300 hurdles last April at the 3A 9/10 Area meet, Decatur's Jacob Kevetter stumbled over the seventh hurdle and tripped.




NEWS HEADLINES

Christmas Eve robber pleads guilty

Published Wednesday, March 4, 2015
By Brian Knox

One of three people charged with the Christmas Eve robbery of a Bridgeport convenience store has pleaded guilty to his crime.

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Wintry weather not over yet

Published Wednesday, March 4, 2015
By Jake Harris

The old standby for March weather is always "in like a lion, out like a lamb," and that statement certainly rang true for Wise County this past weekend. It doesn't look like it's going to be any better this week, either.

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Judge unveils incentive program

Published Wednesday, March 4, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

County Judge J.D. Clark is issuing a call for money-saving ideas, and he wants to hear from county employees.

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Cowboy earns back-to-back PBR titles

Published Wednesday, March 4, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Despite the ice storm that brought North Texas to a halt Saturday, nearly 30,000 fans packed AT&T Stadium in Arlington to watch Joao Ricardo Vieira of Decatur earn his second consecutive Iron Cowboy title.

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SPORTS HEADLINES

Basketball: Trophy hunting – Bulls shoot down Hawks in area round

Published Wednesday, March 4, 2015
By Travis Lisle

The Bridgeport Bulls were off to a slow start halfway through the opening quarter of their Class 4A Region I area game with the Iowa Park Hawks Monday.

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Track: Ready for next hurdle – Kevetter eyes return trip to Austin

Published Wednesday, March 4, 2015
By Richard Greene

Out in the lead in the 300 hurdles last April at the 3A 9/10 Area meet, Decatur's Jacob Kevetter stumbled over the seventh hurdle and tripped.

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OUR OPINIONS

Stitching together Youth Fair memories


Published Wednesday, March 4, 2015 | By Kristen Tribe

My 10-year-old has spent the last few weekends sewing, which can mean only one thing - the Wise County Youth Fair is upon us.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Young referee set the tone for Little Dribblers

Published Saturday, February 28, 2015
By Rachael Vance

My daughter was a Little Dribbler this year - pre-k to kindergarten age range - in a display I like to call "gaggle ball."

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Bond proposal a ‘win’ for kids, community

Published Saturday, February 28, 2015
By Rex Keese

Let's talk about the Decatur ISD bond for just a moment. In May, citizens living in the Decatur school district will be asked to vote for or against a bond package to improve the district's infrastructure.

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