Wise County’s Most Venemous

Wise County’s Most Venemous

Published Saturday, August 1, 2015
By David Talley

The buffet is open, and the real estate market is prime. With more food and more foliage, snakes in Wise County are more active than usual.

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A&M student returns home to study local government

A&M student returns home to study local government

Published Saturday, August 1, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Logan Enis returned to Wise County this summer. But the 2012 Alvord High School graduate didn't come back to spend his days on Lake Bridgeport or simply to catch up with old friends.

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2015 Football Preview: Starting from scratch – New Eaton coach lays groundwork for program

2015 Football Preview: Starting from scratch – New Eaton coach lays groundwork for program

Published Saturday, August 1, 2015
By Travis Lisle

Starting a new football program from scratch is no small challenge.

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Flaming hay bales ignite pasture fire

Flaming hay bales ignite pasture fire

Published Wednesday, July 29, 2015
By Racey Burden

Three fire departments responded to a pasture fire threatening a structure on Private Road 4379 between Decatur and Boyd Saturday morning.

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Rainfall reduces revenue

Rainfall reduces revenue

Published Wednesday, July 29, 2015
By Richard Greene

Near record-setting rainfall over the first six months of the year busted Wise County out of prolonged drought and left previously scorched yards green.

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Volleyball: Old face with new surroundings – Decatur libero returns with mostly new lineup

Volleyball: Old face with new surroundings – Decatur libero returns with mostly new lineup

Published Wednesday, July 29, 2015
By Richard Greene

Arriving for the first day of team camp Tuesday, Maclaine Lowery found herself surrounded by fresh faces.

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Car chase ends in arrest

Car chase ends in arrest

Published Saturday, July 25, 2015
By Racey Burden

Decatur Police Department, Wise County Sheriff's Office and the Department of Public Safety were involved in a car chase that ended in the arrest of Israel Trey Rodriguez, 21, in Decatur Wednesday afternoon.

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Shepherd departs Decatur; Pastor leaves legacy as he moves on

Shepherd departs Decatur; Pastor leaves legacy as he moves on

Published Saturday, July 25, 2015
By David Talley

The word "shepherd" means a guide or caregiver, who protects a group. That definition fits Ken May during his 13 years in Decatur.

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Cabins bring themes, families together

Cabins bring themes, families together

Published Saturday, July 25, 2015
By Travis Lisle

As one of the most unusual events in the state, the Wise County Old Settlers Reunion once again featured numerous elaborately decorated cabins in celebration of the annual event in Decatur.

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Looking for relief from the heat; Workers battle triple-digit temps

Looking for relief from the heat; Workers battle triple-digit temps

Published Wednesday, July 22, 2015
By David Talley

As the mercury rises in the Texas summer, so do the risks. For those working at Lone Star Car Wash in Decatur, there isn't a way around being hot - it's about managing those risks.

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Beating the Reunion Heat

Beating the Reunion Heat

Published Wednesday, July 22, 2015
By Messenger Staff

The Old Settlers Reunion committee named its campground winners.

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UIL: Elza to become UIL director – NISD AD to leave in August

UIL: Elza to become UIL director – NISD AD to leave in August

Published Wednesday, July 22, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Northwest Executive Director of Athletics Susan Elza is headed to Austin. Elza was named the University Interscholastic League's Director of Athletics Monday.

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1 killed in 2-vehicle accident

1 killed in 2-vehicle accident

Published Saturday, July 18, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

A Rhome man was killed just before 6 a.m. Wednesday in a two-vehicle accident on Texas 114 east of Boyd.

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Fire destroys home

Fire destroys home

Published Saturday, July 18, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Seven people were displaced before dawn Wednesday morning when their Newark home caught fire.

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Wake of the Storm: Man vs. mosquito

Wake of the Storm: Man vs. mosquito

Published Saturday, July 18, 2015
By David Talley

As more Wise County residents head outside for summer activities, they're not alone.

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1 killed in 3-vehicle wreck

1 killed in 3-vehicle wreck

Published Wednesday, July 15, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

A Paradise woman was killed in a three-vehicle accident on Texas 114 between Boyd and Paradise just before 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

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Old Settlers Reunion starts Sunday

Old Settlers Reunion starts Sunday

Published Wednesday, July 15, 2015
By Racey Burden

Campers are braving the heat this week, cleaning cabins and mowing grass, in anticipation of the 2015 Wise County Old Settlers Reunion, July 19-25 at Joe Wheeler Park in Decatur.

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Rodeo: Not horsin’ around – Stuart wins all-around at IFYR

Rodeo: Not horsin’ around – Stuart wins all-around at IFYR

Published Wednesday, July 15, 2015
By Travis Lisle

Brett Stuart's rodeo career began with the gentle nudge from his mother.

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Loney remembered for sharp wit, leadership

Loney remembered for sharp wit, leadership

Published Saturday, July 11, 2015
By Racey Burden

It seemed like the entire Paradise Panther family filled the high school gymnasium Tuesday night for a tribute to Zackery Loney.

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Local Legend: Rosalie Gregg champions county history

Local Legend: Rosalie Gregg champions county history

Published Saturday, July 11, 2015
By Racey Burden

Although she's been a symbol of the Wise County Historical Commission for decades, recently honored for her 50 years of service, Rosalie Gregg never actually took the required Texas history class in school, something she finds a bit ironic now.

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