UPDATE

Friday, January 30, 2015

MAN WHO SHOT K-9 OFFICER IDENTIFIED - The man who tried to evade police by running into a wooded area in southern Montague County, and who shot and killed a K-9 officer from the Wise County Sheriff's Office, has been identified as Alan Lance Alverson, 45, of Granbury, according to Wise County Sheriff David Walker. After Alverson opened fire on the dog and other officers, five officers returned fire, killing Alverson. The incident happened around mid-afternoon Wednesday near Sunset. Walker said Alverson had warrants for violation of probation for assault out of Wise County and possession of a controlled substance 4-200 grams out of Tarrant County. According to Wise County Jail records, Alverson is a former Alvord resident. According to a sheriff's office press release, Alverson has been arrested 23 times dating back to 1990 with charges that include escape from custody, carrying a prohibited weapon and drug possession charges. A memorial service for Pepper is being planned for next week at Grace Fellowship Church in Paradise.

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Heart of a Champion: Wise County Youth Fair adds special show Swimming: 4-for-4 – Decatur’s Rowden wins 4th district gold in 50 Basketball: Stepping to forefront
 
Heart of a Champion: Wise County Youth Fair adds special show

Heart of a Champion: Wise County Youth Fair adds special show

A new event has been added to the lineup at the Wise County Youth Fair this year.

Swimming: 4-for-4 – Decatur’s Rowden wins 4th district gold in 50

Swimming: 4-for-4 – Decatur’s Rowden wins 4th district gold in 50

Decatur's Katey Rowden finished undefeated in the 50 freestyle at the district level Saturday.

Basketball: Stepping to forefront

Basketball: Stepping to forefront

For three years, Courtney Kerr took a backseat to the Paradise Lady Panthers' duo of Makenna Burt and Makala Neighbors.




NEWS HEADLINES

Heart of a Champion: Wise County Youth Fair adds special show

Published Wednesday, January 28, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

A new event has been added to the lineup at the Wise County Youth Fair this year.

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Burglars hit 2 pharmacies

Published Wednesday, January 28, 2015
By Brian Knox

Two Wise County pharmacies were burglarized in the early morning hours Tuesday.

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Wise Regional switches partners; Demand for access to bank account not acceptable

Published Wednesday, January 28, 2015
By Bob Buckel

Last October, Wise Regional Health System made a deal to buy three nursing facilities owned by Sava Health Systems.

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Alvord School Board to get open meetings training

Published Wednesday, January 28, 2015
By Messenger Staff

The Alvord ISD school board will hold training sessions on the Public Information Act and the Public Meetings Act when they meet at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Administration Building, 100 Mosley Lane.

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SPORTS HEADLINES

Swimming: 4-for-4 – Decatur’s Rowden wins 4th district gold in 50

Published Wednesday, January 28, 2015
By Richard Greene

Decatur's Katey Rowden finished undefeated in the 50 freestyle at the district level Saturday.

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Basketball: Lady Texans move into second

Published Wednesday, January 28, 2015
By Richard Greene

After starting District 5-6A with a pair of losses, the Northwest Lady Texans looked to be fighting an uphill battle to get into the playoff race.

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OUR OPINIONS

Putting the ‘death tax’ to rest


Published Wednesday, January 28, 2015 | By Mac Thornberry

My political life began in a slightly unlikely place: in the pickup with my grandfather in Donley County. A rancher by heritage and profession, he was always interested in the news and somehow imparted upon me the understanding that decisions being made a long way off affected our daily lives.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Act of kindness appreciated

Published Saturday, January 24, 2015
By Carol Smith

I just wanted to let you know about the honesty and kindness of one of your residents.

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DISD: separate ‘wants’ from ‘needs’ in bond

Published Saturday, January 24, 2015
By Tad Billmire

Well, here we go again, Decatur ISD taxpayers. You better grab hold of your wallet because the superintendent and school board are coming after your cash to pay for unneeded "stuff."

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