UPDATE

Friday, February 24, 2017

WIDESPREAD POWER OUTAGE - Power went out in most of Decatur around 7:30 a.m. Friday after a construction crew at the corner of Preskitt and Deer Park Roads hit a main transmission line for Oncor and Wise Electric, according to Police Chief Rex Hoskins. Many traffic lights were out for about 30 minutes, but power was at least partially restored by 8:20 a.m. Drivers are urged to use caution as some lights may still be out until the repair is complete. Preskitt and Deer Park roads are temporarily closed.

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New bill creates college board seats Austin insight: Wise delegation visits the Capitol Basketball: Big Addition – Freshman adds size inside for 21-A champs
 
New bill creates college board seats

New bill creates college board seats

Wise County may receive two voting seats on the Weatherford College board of trustees if a newly-filed bill passes.

Austin insight: Wise delegation visits the Capitol

Austin insight: Wise delegation visits the Capitol

A Wise County delegation met with their legislators Monday and Tuesday for Wise County Legislative Days.

Basketball: Big Addition – Freshman adds size inside for 21-A champs

Basketball: Big Addition – Freshman adds size inside for 21-A champs

Over his six seasons at Slidell, coach Todd McCormick's teams all have won more than 20 games despite the presence of players over 6-foot being scant.




NEWS HEADLINES

New bill creates college board seats

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017
By Racey Burden

Wise County may receive two voting seats on the Weatherford College board of trustees if a newly-filed bill passes.

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Austin insight: Wise delegation visits the Capitol

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017
By Racey Burden

A Wise County delegation met with their legislators Monday and Tuesday for Wise County Legislative Days.

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Spreading his wings; Young Scout pursues Eagle rank prior to 13th birthday

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017
By David Talley

As a kindergarten student, Jacob Lowrie attended a Blue Angels air show with his grandfather.

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Decatur Swap Meet begins Friday

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017
By Messenger Staff

A Wise County tradition returns for its 42nd year this week: the Decatur Swap Meet.

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SPORTS HEADLINES

Slidell shakes off slow start to win area title

Published Friday, February 24, 2017
By Richard Greene

Shelby Johnson’s 3-pointer immediately followed by his drive to basket for a layup-and-one started 11-0 run that allowed the Greyhounds to seize control of the game in the final three minutes of the first half. Slidell went on for the 64-47 victory over Sulphur Bluff in the Class A Region III area game at Trenton High School.

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Soccer: DeLuna goal ties up rivals

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017
By Richard Greene

With just more than a minute to go Friday, the Bridgeport Bulls found themselves on the verge of their first District 3-4A setback after having surrendered a pair of second-half goals.

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OUR OPINIONS

Tougher laws can also make it tougher for victims


Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | By Brian Knox

The discussion around mandatory minimum sentences usually involves drug offenses. But last week we saw an example locally of another type of mandatory minimum sentencing - one involving sexual abuse of a child.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Pruitt poor choice to lead EPA

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017
By Coley Smith

I can't express my extreme distress over your vote for EPA Director Scott Pruitt.

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Studying economic inflation

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017
By D.A. Sharpe

Economic inflation appears in various patterns over long lengths of time. Such observation came to mind as my current project is composing an autobiography.

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