By the horns: Decatur teen turns donated calf into business

By the horns: Decatur teen turns donated calf into business

Published Wednesday, January 23, 2019
By Austin Jackson

After steering horns through judges and the bright lights of Watt Arena, Jacob Lowrie led his steer back to join the rest of his herd outside Barn 3 at the Fort Worth Stock Show.

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Home damaged in fire

Home damaged in fire

Published Wednesday, January 23, 2019
By Brian Knox

A home in Crafton was heavily damaged by fire Sunday evening.

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Reeves named top firefighter

Reeves named top firefighter

Published Wednesday, January 23, 2019
By Roy J. Eaton

Tanner Reeves was named Firefighter of the Year at the Decatur Fire Department's banquet Saturday at the Decatur Conference Center.

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Fiery crash shuts down FM 1810; 1 injured as 3 tractor-trailers collide

Fiery crash shuts down FM 1810; 1 injured as 3 tractor-trailers collide

Published Saturday, January 19, 2019
By Reece Waddell

Three tractor trailers collided around 2:40 a.m. Thursday on Farm Road 1810 at County Road 1490 near Chico, shutting down the road until Thursday evening.

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Drawing hope from trauma: Rhome Fire chief inspires through art

Drawing hope from trauma: Rhome Fire chief inspires through art

Published Saturday, January 19, 2019
By Austin Jackson

With a scarred arm and a steady hand, one local artist that goes by "Chief" puts the finishing touches on a piece at his studio warehouse in Rhome.

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Fighting back: Paradise seniors return from knee injuries

Fighting back: Paradise seniors return from knee injuries

Published Saturday, January 19, 2019
By Reece Waddell

During a summer league basketball game June 4, Paradise senior Maddie Mitschke crashed the glass for a routine rebound.

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Fire destroys Boyd restaurant

Fire destroys Boyd restaurant

Published Wednesday, January 16, 2019
By Reece Waddell

Fire tore through Freedom Fried Hamburgers in Boyd Monday morning, destroying the inside of the restaurant.

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Officers search for stabbing suspect

Officers search for stabbing suspect

Published Wednesday, January 16, 2019
By Brian Knox and Austin Jackson

Officers from the Wise County Sheriff's Office are looking for a suspect involved in a stabbing Monday morning near Springtown.

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Decatur wins meet

Decatur wins meet

Published Wednesday, January 16, 2019
By Messenger Staff

The Decatur swim team won the Fit-N-Wise meet last week with a combined score between the boys and girls of 816 points.

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Woman dies after stabbing

Woman dies after stabbing

Published Saturday, January 12, 2019
By Richard Greene

A Decatur woman died Monday night after being stabbed by an estranged boyfriend at a tanning salon in the 1000 block of Business U.S. 380 in Decatur.

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Swim instructor leaves legacy

Swim instructor leaves legacy

Published Saturday, January 12, 2019
By Austin Jackson

The chlorine-soaked air was heavy, but everything appeared to be back to normal along the surface at the Fit-N-Wise aquatic center Wednesday afternoon.

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Calling it quits: Longtime Wise County coach Pete Hart retires

Calling it quits: Longtime Wise County coach Pete Hart retires

Published Saturday, January 12, 2019
By Reece Waddell

Since 1986, Pete Hart has shaped the lives of thousands of young athletes in Wise County, spending 33 years between Bridgeport, Chico and Alvord High School.

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Three transported from wreck on FM 51

Three transported from wreck on FM 51

Published Wednesday, January 9, 2019
By Richard Greene

Three people were transported to area hospitals from a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Farm Roads 51 and 2123 Saturday.

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Trip to the show; Chico pup claims AKC national championship

Trip to the show; Chico pup claims AKC national championship

Published Wednesday, January 9, 2019
By Austin Jackson

At the country's largest dog show, one little dog from Chico brought home the bacon.

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Ensemble performs at The Hills

Ensemble performs at The Hills

Published Wednesday, January 9, 2019
By Messenger Staff

The Musical Melodies Ensemble under the direction of Jeannette Henderson recently provided a musical performance for the residents of The Hills Nursing and Rehab in Decatur.

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Man struck, killed on U.S. 380

Man struck, killed on U.S. 380

Published Saturday, January 5, 2019
By Brian Knox

A Decatur man was killed Thursday morning when he was struck by an 18-wheeler on U.S. 380 a couple of miles east of Decatur.

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Happy Newborn: Wise welcomes first baby of 2019

Happy Newborn: Wise welcomes  first baby of 2019

Published Saturday, January 5, 2019
By Austin Jackson

The countdown clock came a bit early for Bridgeport residents Cecilia and Fernando Medrano this New Year's eve.

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State of Wise: Judge optimistic about meeting growing challenges

State of Wise: Judge optimistic about meeting growing challenges

Published Saturday, January 5, 2019
By Richard Greene

County Judge J.D. Clark was sworn in Wednesday morning to officially start his second term as Wise County's top elected official.

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Pilot, survivor, lifesaver: LaBrada earns Wise County Person of the Year

Pilot, survivor, lifesaver: LaBrada earns Wise County Person of the Year

Published Wednesday, January 2, 2019
By Austin Jackson

As storms brewed above Decatur Municipal Airport in late 2016, a man weakened by tumors was lifted up by a pilot and his wife into the cabin of a plane.

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Show of gratitude: Teen spreads message of love to first responders

Show of gratitude: Teen spreads message of love to first responders

Published Wednesday, January 2, 2019
By Kristen Tribe

When she was just 12 years old, Rylee Maggret of Sunset started Gratitude Bags - a community service project to help Wise County's first responders and show support for their service.

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