UPDATE

Friday, February 23, 2018

FLOOD WATCH - The ice has melted away, but now Wise County is under a flood watch until Saturday morning. According to the National Weather Service, rainfall amounts of 1-3 inches can be expected today with an additional 1-2 inches on Saturday with a line of thunderstorms. Total additional rainfall amounts of 2-5 inches can be expected with isolated heavier totals.

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Wild weather: Ice, rain slam county; more to come Crews work around the clock to restore power Basketball: End of the line – Carter sends Decatur home in bi-district round
 
Wild weather: Ice, rain slam county; more to come

Wild weather: Ice, rain slam county; more to come

Winter returned to Wise County Wednesday morning with heavy sleet and freezing rain, causing havoc on local roadways, snapping trees and power lines and forcing the closure of most school districts.

Crews work around the clock to restore power

Crews work around the clock to restore power

After dealing with issues related to spring-like thunderstorms Tuesday, local electric companies then had to deal with bigger winter ice storm problems Wednesday through Friday.

Basketball: End of the line – Carter sends Decatur home in bi-district round

Basketball: End of the line – Carter sends Decatur home in bi-district round

With four starters who had never played in a playoff game, Decatur coach Drew Coffman knew the opening minutes Tuesday night against Dallas Carter would be crucial. He was right.




NEWS HEADLINES

Wild weather: Ice, rain slam county; more to come

Published Saturday, February 24, 2018
By Richard Greene

Winter returned to Wise County Wednesday morning with heavy sleet and freezing rain, causing havoc on local roadways, snapping trees and power lines and forcing the closure of most school districts.

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Crews work around the clock to restore power

Published Saturday, February 24, 2018
By Brian Knox

After dealing with issues related to spring-like thunderstorms Tuesday, local electric companies then had to deal with bigger winter ice storm problems Wednesday through Friday.

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Bridgeport’s Finest: Stanford earns Citizen of the Year

Published Saturday, February 24, 2018
By Racey Burden

When the Bridgeport Chamber named Police Chief Steve Stanford as Citizen of the Year at its banquet last week, he was in Red River skiing with his wife for their 10th anniversary.

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Local man arrested for ag crimes

Published Saturday, February 24, 2018
By Messenger Staff

A Paradise man was arrested last week following an investigation by Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Rangers.

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SPORTS HEADLINES

Basketball: End of the line – Carter sends Decatur home in bi-district round

Published Saturday, February 24, 2018
By Reece Waddell

With four starters who had never played in a playoff game, Decatur coach Drew Coffman knew the opening minutes Tuesday night against Dallas Carter would be crucial. He was right.

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Basketball: Lady Hounds survive Saltillo – Slidell moves on to regional tournament

Published Saturday, February 24, 2018
By Rich Hilliard

Junior Cate Zuniga cited the time spent off the court Tuesday at Trenton High School for Slidell's regional quarterfinal win on it.

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OUR OPINIONS

Security measures needed at DHS


Published Saturday, February 24, 2018 | By Kristen Tribe

Last week's school shooting in Parkland, Fla., left me not only heartsick for the families affected, but also teary as I contemplated, 'What if that happened here?'

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Is it an ice gauge or rain gauge?

Published Saturday, February 24, 2018
By Joe Lambert

How do you keep an old man occupied when housebound by bad weather? After several months of dry weather, we have gotten a lot of moisture in the form of rain, sleet, snow and ice.

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Get involved

Published Wednesday, January 24, 2018
By Jo Ann Wilson

Rhome Citizens wake up! It is time to take our city back. Pick up your application at Rhome City Hall now to run for Mayor or City Council. Last day to file is Friday, February 16,2018.

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