Downtown building showcases local artists

Downtown building showcases local artists

Published Wednesday, March 18, 2015
By Jake Harris

When you think "art showcase," you might not associate it with a downtown economic development office, but developer Mark Moran doesn't see it that way.

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Basketball: Unbelievable ride to top

Basketball: Unbelievable ride to top

Published Wednesday, March 18, 2015
By Richard Greene

Shortly after I arrived in Wise County in October 2009, I took in my first Bridgeport Bulls basketball game.

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Track: Strong willed – Beck bids for state spots in gym, on track

Track: Strong willed – Beck bids for state spots in gym, on track

Published Wednesday, March 18, 2015
By Richard Greene

Mikeala Beck is preparing for a hectic week. Thursday, the Paradise senior sprinter will take the track in Bridgeport in another tune-up for what she hopes is an eventual trip to the state track meet.

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Pearl Harbor veteran reflects on service

Pearl Harbor veteran reflects on service

Published Saturday, March 14, 2015
By Jake Harris

According to the World War II Museum, there are less than 100,000 living veterans of the conflict in America. About half of them are currently living in Texas. Dale Robinson is one of them.

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Maroon faithful storm San Antonio

Maroon faithful storm San Antonio

Published Saturday, March 14, 2015
By Travis Lisle

The Bridgeport faithful were thrilled upon entering the Alamodome for the Bulls' arrival on the state stage Friday afternoon.

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Strong Statement: Bulls stampede into finals

Strong Statement: Bulls stampede into finals

Published Saturday, March 14, 2015
By Travis Lisle

In their first trip to the state tournament, the Bridgeport Bulls showed no signs of stage fright.

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Fair has heart: Special needs exhibitors shine in show ring

Fair has heart: Special needs exhibitors shine in show ring

Published Wednesday, March 11, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Youth Fair exhibitors and parents were trying to thaw out following a winter storm during the 63rd annual event last week, but what happened Friday evening warmed their hearts.

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Back-to-back titles: Family, community support play role in Rector’s success at Youth Fair

Back-to-back titles: Family, community support play role in Rector’s success at Youth Fair

Published Wednesday, March 11, 2015
By Brian Knox

Last Friday, moments after her steer was named grand champion at the Wise County Youth Fair, Haley Rector looked up into the stands and saw her dad jump up in excitement.

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Basketball: Going to San Antone – Bulls earn first trip to state tourney

Basketball: Going to San Antone – Bulls earn first trip to state tourney

Published Wednesday, March 11, 2015
By Travis Lisle

The Bridgeport Bulls' 62-48 regional final win over Abilene Wylie came down to hustle, and the Bulls had plenty of it.

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Round 2 of winter mix hits county

Round 2 of winter mix hits county

Published Saturday, March 7, 2015
By Jimmy Alford

Wednesday night snowfall broke records across North Texas and combined with freezing rain, sleet and high winds to coat roads, bridges and power lines.

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Mister Burkhart’s Brain: Radiosurgery targets tumor, spares crucial tissue

Mister Burkhart’s Brain: Radiosurgery targets tumor, spares crucial tissue

Published Saturday, March 7, 2015
By Bob Buckel

It was the mid-1960s. Robert Burkhart and 164 other young men were on their way to Vietnam in a C-130 cargo plane, strapped down with all their gear.

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Basketball: Bulls stampede past Kennedale

Basketball: Bulls stampede past Kennedale

Published Saturday, March 7, 2015
By Travis Lisle

On paper, the Bridgeport Bulls' 74-62 Tuesday night win in the Class 4A Region I quarterfinal against Kennedale looks like it wasn't much of a game.

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Wintry weather not over yet

Wintry weather not over yet

Published Wednesday, March 4, 2015
By Jake Harris

The old standby for March weather is always "in like a lion, out like a lamb," and that statement certainly rang true for Wise County this past weekend. It doesn't look like it's going to be any better this week, either.

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Cowboy earns back-to-back PBR titles

Cowboy earns back-to-back PBR titles

Published Wednesday, March 4, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Despite the ice storm that brought North Texas to a halt Saturday, nearly 30,000 fans packed AT&T Stadium in Arlington to watch Joao Ricardo Vieira of Decatur earn his second consecutive Iron Cowboy title.

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Track: Ready for next hurdle – Kevetter eyes return trip to Austin

Track: Ready for next hurdle – Kevetter eyes return trip to Austin

Published Wednesday, March 4, 2015
By Richard Greene

Out in the lead in the 300 hurdles last April at the 3A 9/10 Area meet, Decatur's Jacob Kevetter stumbled over the seventh hurdle and tripped.

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Snowbound: Winter precipitation creates treacherous roadways

Snowbound: Winter precipitation creates treacherous roadways

Published Saturday, February 28, 2015
By Richard Greene and Jake Harris

Winter returned to Wise County Friday morning with periods of heavy snow causing car accidents on many of the county's major thoroughfares.

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Students show off tech skills

Students show off tech skills

Published Saturday, February 28, 2015
By Richard Greene

After pressing the button on the top of his robot, Aidan Crimin describes its motion as it starts to spin. "It's sort of like a victory dance," he explains.

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Basketball: Big opening statements – Bulls, Smith blast Venus

Basketball: Big opening statements – Bulls, Smith blast Venus

Published Saturday, February 28, 2015
By Richard Greene

With 3.6 seconds left in the first quarter, Caleb Smith caught the inbound pass and diced through the Venus defense to drain a 3-pointer from the top of the key at the buzzer.

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Vehicle thefts tied to suspicious fires

Vehicle thefts tied to suspicious fires

Published Wednesday, February 25, 2015
By Bob Buckel

Two East Wise Fire Department volunteers had their personal vehicles stolen while they were battling three pre-dawn fires Sunday morning.

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Wreck leads to gas leak and evacuation

Wreck leads to gas leak and evacuation

Published Wednesday, February 25, 2015
By Brian Knox

A Decatur neighborhood was evacuated briefly Monday afternoon after a single-vehicle accident caused a gas leak.

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