UPDATE

Friday, April 29, 2016

COLLEGE TO RETURN $1.4 MILLION TO STATE — This week the Agency Operations Committee, a subgroup of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), decided Weatherford College must pay back $1.4 million in disputed funding, but it will have five years to do so, instead of the originally suggested two-year timeframe. According to THECB, the college didn’t comply with the board’s rules for enrollment data used in funding related to continuing education classes and over-reported 250,012 hours for the 2014 base period. The Agency Operations Committee met Wednesday in Austin and discussed the issue in closed session for just over an hour before emerging and announcing their recommendation to extend the time period for payback. Committee members presented their opinion to THECB Thursday. No one from Weatherford College testified at either meeting. Read more in the weekend Messenger on newsstands Saturday.

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GRRReetings: Wandering tiger has new home in Wise Flooded roads, lakes reopen Golf: Jones rebounds like champ
 
GRRReetings: Wandering tiger has new home in Wise

GRRReetings: Wandering tiger has new home in Wise

Nahla's decision to take a walk down a neighborhood street in Conroe last week led to her becoming one of Wise County's newest residents this week.

Flooded roads, lakes reopen

Flooded roads, lakes reopen

Storms continued to bring rain and some small hail to Wise County this past week, but flooding conditions have nonetheless improved.

Golf: Jones rebounds like champ

Golf: Jones rebounds like champ

Decatur senior Drew Jones found himself in a position he never could have envisioned Tuesday afternoon - teeing up in the No. 3 spot for the Eagles in his final high school tournament.




NEWS HEADLINES

GRRReetings: Wandering tiger has new home in Wise

Published Saturday, April 30, 2016
By Brian Knox

Nahla's decision to take a walk down a neighborhood street in Conroe last week led to her becoming one of Wise County's newest residents this week.

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Weatherford College to return $1.4 million to state

Published Saturday, April 30, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

This week the Agency Operations Committee, a subgroup of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), decided Weatherford College must pay back $1.4 million in disputed state funding, but it will have five years to do so, instead of the originally suggested two-year time frame.

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Flooded roads, lakes reopen

Published Saturday, April 30, 2016
By Brian Knox

Storms continued to bring rain and some small hail to Wise County this past week, but flooding conditions have nonetheless improved.

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Charity nets major money for wounded veterans

Published Saturday, April 30, 2016
By David Talley

Local charity 1,000 Miles Till Home raised more than $62,000 last Friday at the 4th Annual Military Warrior Heroes Night.

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SPORTS HEADLINES

Golf: Eagles claim third in 4A – Lamirand posts top-10 finish

Published Saturday, April 30, 2016
By Richard Greene

Nearly as soon as his putter sent the ball racing across the green on the third hole Tuesday, Cade Lamirand started a near sprint to the hole.

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Golf: Jones rebounds like champ

Published Saturday, April 30, 2016
By Racey Burden

Decatur senior Drew Jones found himself in a position he never could have envisioned Tuesday afternoon - teeing up in the No. 3 spot for the Eagles in his final high school tournament.

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OUR OPINIONS

Classic Casa T tops the salsa-meter


Published Saturday, April 30, 2016 | By Racey Burden

I have long wanted to try all the chips and salsa in Wise County. Luckily, my colleague David Talley was more than willing to join me in this endeavor.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Council reduced mayor’s power

Published Saturday, April 30, 2016
By Kemp E. Akeman

The city of Rhome operates as a Type A general law municipality.

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Elections promise bright future

Published Wednesday, April 27, 2016
By Robin Holmes

I'm looking forward to elections for mayor and council. This poor town of Rhome is plagued with the stigma of not caring about the citizens, and it has to stop.

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