Changing roles; Ready for new challenge

Published Wednesday, January 3, 2018
By Richard Greene

Sitting around the office at The Pilot Point Post-Signal in the early 2000s, I picked up a copy of the Wise County Messenger that was lying around.

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Texas waits for Senate agreement on disaster aid funding

Published Wednesday, January 3, 2018
By Ed Sterling

Gov. Greg Abbott on Dec. 21 released a statement applauding the U.S. House of Representatives' preliminary passage of $81 billion in disaster aid to Texas, several other states and Puerto Rico.

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Cold Weather

Published Wednesday, January 3, 2018
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Civics, current events lesson

Published Saturday, December 30, 2017
By Richard Greene

Over the summer, I was contacted about three Decatur students - Ty Watson, Alec Uselton and Charlie Doubrava - attending Texas Boys State. As a history nerd and political science junkie, I thought it would be a fun profile to write.

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Who ya gonna call? Ghost-hunting equals great fun in 2017

Published Saturday, December 30, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

As the saying goes, a good reporter knows a little about a lot of things. As 2017 draws to a close, I can confidently add ghost-hunting to that list.

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2017 in Review: When disaster hit, Wise responded

Published Wednesday, December 27, 2017
By Brian Knox

So often, the news we report is tragic in some way. And the damage brought to South Texas by Hurricane-turned-Tropical Storm Harvey in August was no exception.

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2017 in Review: Young woman overcomes obstacles to citizenship

Published Wednesday, December 27, 2017
By Racey Burden

This summer, I received a call that is pretty typical in the newsroom - someone with a story.

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2018 Calendars

Published Wednesday, December 27, 2017
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What it’s really all about

Published Saturday, December 23, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

One of my favorite Christmas decorations is a tiny nativity scene atop my piano. It's not fancy or elaborate. It's quite cheap actually - a gift from my grandmother many years ago.

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Christmas Day

Published Saturday, December 23, 2017
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Ready to begin new sports adventures

Published Saturday, December 23, 2017
By Reece Waddell

Hello, Wise County! My name is Reece Waddell, and I'm the Wise County Messenger's new sports editor.

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Santa responds to children’s essays

Published Wednesday, December 20, 2017
By Santa Claus

Hello Wise County. Have you all been good this year? I'll be visiting you soon.

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Abbott asks Rangers to investigate reports of misconduct

Published Wednesday, December 20, 2017
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Gov. Greg Abbott has asked the Texas Rangers to investigate reports of sexual misconduct and inappropriate relationships by Texas Juvenile Justice Department personnel.

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Trump and Moore: two of a kind

Published Wednesday, December 20, 2017
By Ken Hughes

During a speech in November 1942, after the historic defeat of Rommel's Nazi Army at El Alamein during his failed push into Egypt, Sir Winston Churchill, in his inimitable voice and style said, "Now this is not the end, it is not even the beginning of the end, but it is perhaps the end of the beginning."

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Impressed by DHS band

Published Wednesday, December 20, 2017
By Ruth Stevens

I recently had the opportunity to attend the band concert at Decatur High School. What a marvelous display of talented, well-trained musicians.

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Star Wars

Published Wednesday, December 20, 2017
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Wise County Person of the Year 2017

Published Saturday, December 16, 2017
By Messenger Staff

For the second year, the Wise County Messenger will name a Person of the Year. The nominees, as chosen by the newsroom staff, include community activist Bryson Boyd, retired educator Kim Dunlap, Boyd ISD coach Oscar Hernandez, Bridgeport city councilman Kevin Lopez and local Live Thankfully founder Dr. Dan Mallory.

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Return to sender: Sending the family elf back to the North Pole

Published Wednesday, December 13, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Our Elf on a Shelf has been laid off. It was a tough conversation, but I had to let Chisbee go. He simply wasn't working very hard anymore; he'd lost his zest for the holiday hoopla.

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Abbott picks TCEQ to manage Clean Air settlement funds

Published Wednesday, December 13, 2017
By Ed Sterling

Gov. Greg Abbott on Dec. 4 announced his selection of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality as the lead agency for Texas' participation in the Environmental Mitigation Trust.

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Delivery Theft

Published Wednesday, December 13, 2017
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