UPDATE

Friday, January 20, 2017

COUNTY SEEKS INPUT ON REFINANCING BONDS — After a lengthy discussion Tuesday, Wise County commissioners agreed to allow The PFM Group to provide financial services to the county and specifically to look at refinancing the college lease revenue bonds. Precinct 4 Commissioner Gaylord Kennedy said before any action was taken to refinance, they would need to determine it was, in fact, a savings, since the county has already paid a significant amount in interest on the bonds. “They’re going to have to save us $12 million up front and then see what the interest rate is. I don’t think we can, but as a commissioner, it’s our due diligence to look into it,” he said. “If we’re in business, you’re looking to save as much money as we can. If we don’t do it now, the interest rate will be up there pretty good the next four years.” Precinct 1 Commissioner Danny White was concerned about the possibility of the college building being put up as collateral, but County Judge J.D. Clark reassured him no specific plans had been proposed at this point. “I’m asking to let someone look at it,” Clark said. “If we’ve currently got the best deal, I think that will be evident when we see the proposals.” Read more in an upcoming edition of the Wise County Messenger.

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Witnessing history: Alvord student to attend inauguration Wise under burn ban Basketball: Argyle lesser of 2 Eagles
 
Witnessing history: Alvord student to attend inauguration

Witnessing history: Alvord student to attend inauguration

While two Texans are currently expected to join Donald Trump's cabinet after he takes office, Wise County will also have at least one representative at the incoming president's inauguration ceremony Friday.

Wise under burn ban

Wise under burn ban

Wise County is now under a 90-day burn ban.

Basketball: Argyle lesser of 2 Eagles

Basketball: Argyle lesser of 2 Eagles

The Decatur Eagles opened district play Friday with a win over Argyle.




NEWS HEADLINES

Coach Henson resigns

Published Wednesday, January 18, 2017
By Racey Burden

Bridgeport athletic director and head football coach Danny Henson announced Tuesday that he's stepping down, and the district will soon begin searching for his replacement.

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Witnessing history: Alvord student to attend inauguration

Published Wednesday, January 18, 2017
By David Talley

While two Texans are currently expected to join Donald Trump's cabinet after he takes office, Wise County will also have at least one representative at the incoming president's inauguration ceremony Friday.

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Wise under burn ban

Published Wednesday, January 18, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County is now under a 90-day burn ban.

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Wreck sends 3 to hospitals

Published Wednesday, January 18, 2017
By Brian Knox

Three people were hurt in a two-vehicle head-on collision in Rhome Saturday afternoon.

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SPORTS HEADLINES

Basketball: Argyle lesser of 2 Eagles

Published Wednesday, January 18, 2017
By Racey Burden

The Decatur Eagles opened district play Friday with a win over Argyle.

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Basketball: Sissies bounce back to beat Sanger

Published Wednesday, January 18, 2017
By Messenger Staff

The Sissies surged from behind in the fourth quarter to top Sanger 41-36 Friday.

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OUR OPINIONS

Which path will we choose?


Published Wednesday, January 18, 2017 | By Brian Knox

Movements that change the course of history can begin in the smallest of places. I was struck by that thought as I stood in a small office in the basement of a church in Montgomery, Ala., last summer.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Don’t call me discriminating

Published Wednesday, January 18, 2017
By D.A. Sharpe

Discrimination is the description of a bad nomenclature in the language of our culture and contemporary society. At least, it seems to be the initial assumption people assume in its use.

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Change not illegal, but unethical

Published Wednesday, January 18, 2017
By Patricia Mitchell

For the May 2017 election, there will be three open seats on Rhome City Council. The current council has voted to initiate radical procedures in how we vote, what we vote and for whom.

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