Neighbors survive tornado in shack

Neighbors survive tornado in shack

Published Wednesday, May 20, 2015
By Racey Burden

In the aftermath of Tuesday night's tornado, several trailer homes on Farm Road 920 lay on their sides with debris scattered across nearby fields. Trees were broken in half like twigs.

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Tornadic storm strikes lake community

Tornadic storm strikes lake community

Published Wednesday, May 20, 201
By David Talley

As a storm raged overhead Tuesday night, Brittiany Spain and her 3-year-old son crouched in a closet in their Runaway Bay home.

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Former coach dies after battling cancer

Former coach dies after battling cancer

Published Wednesday, May 20, 2015
By Richard Greene

Former Boyd girls basketball coach Lynn Cranfill died Monday morning.

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Nepal native raises money for family displaced by earthquake

Nepal native raises money for family displaced by earthquake

Published Wednesday, May 20, 2015
By David Talley

Although more than 8,000 miles separates Narenda "Neilson" Shrestha from his family, he is thinking of them, and he calls them every day.

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Baseball: Eagles clipped – Graham’s big inning ends Decatur run

Baseball: Eagles clipped – Graham’s big inning ends Decatur run

Published Wednesday, May 20, 2015
By Travis Lisle

The Decatur Eagles led through four innings of the second game of their Class 4A area series against Graham.

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Pursuing a new path: Coach starts career as nurse

Pursuing a new path: Coach starts career as nurse

Published Saturday, May 16, 2015
By Richard Greene

On a spring break trip to Steamboat Springs in 1999, a snowmobile accident left Chuck Greever with a broken pelvis among other injuries.

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Hot wheels: New county ambulance hits the road

Hot wheels: New county ambulance hits the road

Published Saturday, May 16, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) rolled out a new ambulance last week, and despite a state-of-the-art setup, the new color is what piqued public curiosity.

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Baseball: Eagles fall to Graham 1-0 in Game 1

Baseball: Eagles fall to Graham 1-0 in Game 1

Published Saturday, May 16, 2015
By Travis Lisle

Bryce Elder was near perfect Friday night in Decatur's first of three game sagainst Graham.

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It’s raining, it’s pouring; Spring storms bring several inches of rain, flash flooding

It’s raining, it’s pouring; Spring storms bring several inches of rain, flash flooding

Published Wednesday, May 13, 2015
By Richard Greene

Heavy rains pelted Wise County over the weekend closing roads and forcing emergency personnel to perform several high-water rescues.

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Track: Under the Spotlight

Track: Under the Spotlight

Published Wednesday, May 13, 2015
By Richard Greene

Wise County's five stars ready to shine at state.

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All Dressed Up: Students turn up glamour for prom

All Dressed Up: Students turn up glamour for prom

Published Wednesday, May 13, 2015
By Joe Duty

Prom-goers Colton Teter, Christian McElhaney, Vinny Morris and Savannah Thompson, share a laugh on the lawn of the Wise County Courthouse.

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Twister roars through wise; Residents survive EF1 tornado off FM 2264

Twister roars through wise; Residents survive EF1 tornado off  FM 2264

Published Saturday, May 9, 2015
By Richard Greene

Kelley Bellah sat in the living room of her trailer on Coyote Trail southeast of Decatur Thursday afternoon, looking up the latest information on the weather on her phone.

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Pursuit ends in injury wreck; Deputies chase car thief south of Boyd

Pursuit ends in injury wreck; Deputies chase car thief south of Boyd

Published Saturday, May 9, 2015
By Richard Greene

After a short pursuit involving Wise County sheriff's deputies, a vehicle wrecked out on Farm Road 730 south of Boyd early Friday morning.

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Baseball: Chico ready to add to title – Dragons capture first district crown since 1991

Baseball: Chico ready to add to title – Dragons capture first district crown since 1991

Published Saturday, May 9, 2015
By Richard Greene

Chico junior Tyler Melton recalls the heartbreak of the extra-inning 2-1 loss to Gorman in the area round last season.

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Decision Time: City, school races on Saturday’s ballot

Decision Time: City, school races on Saturday’s ballot

Published Wednesday, May 6, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Election day in Wise County arrives Saturday, giving residents a chance to vote on who represents them on local city councils and school boards and a chance to decide on a couple of bond packages.

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Camp finds Paradise home

Camp finds Paradise home

Published Wednesday, May 6, 2015
By Jimmy Alford

People in need of a smile will find it a new camp in Paradise next year.

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Softball: Two much – Duo leads Sissies down playoff path

Softball: Two much – Duo leads  Sissies down playoff path

Published Wednesday, May 6, 2015
By Travis Lisle

Hailey Hollingsworth and Kenlsey Turner have led Bridgeport to the second round of the playoffs with their work at the plate, and as the Sissies' pitching and catching combination.

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Cowboy church caters to Western culture

Cowboy church caters to Western culture

Published Saturday, May 2, 2015
By Jake Harris

The typical church-going environment on a Sunday morning in the South revolves around a pulpit, pews and a sanctuary in a church building.

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Rain doesn’t stop Relay for Life

Rain doesn’t stop Relay for Life

Published Saturday, May 2, 2015
By Brian Knox

While the weather caused last-minute changes, Relay for Life of Wise County went on as scheduled last Friday night.

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Softball: Sissies outlast Venus in nine innings

Softball: Sissies outlast Venus in nine innings

Published Saturday, May 2, 2015
By Travis Lisle

The Bridgeport Sissies played two extremely close games during district play.

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