Established in 1880, the Wise County Messenger is one of Wise County's oldest business institutions and its largest newspaper. The Messenger, which operated in different locations in the county early in its existence, has been published in Decatur since 1885. The Messenger is recognized as one of the best weekly newspapers in Texas and has earned the coveted "Sweepstakes" award from the Texas Press Associations better newspaper contest for the last 10 years.
The Messenger office located at 115 South Trinity in Decatur, Texas was expanded to almost 10,000 square feet in 1995.
The Wise County Messenger is published twice a week on Wednesday and Saturday. Paid circulation for the paper averages 5,150 with a Total Market Circulation (TMC) section of an additional 22,600 bringing the total available paid and free mailed circulation on Wednesdays to 27,750.
The Wise County Messenger Update is a free distribution news sheet published Monday through Friday with a countywide circulation of 2,500. Update contains the latest capsulized local news and is also posted daily on the Wise County Messenger website. www.wcmessenger.com features a variety of advertising opportunities plus local news, breaking news, photos and video productions.
Now operating in its 133rd year of publication, the Messenger management and staff are committed to quality journalism and community service. We deliver local news and advertising in the most efficient and professional manner possible. We offer our professional expertise to help your business grow and prosper and welcome your comments on our performance.