Traffic stop leads to drug arrests

Traffic stop leads to drug arrests

Published Wednesday, April 26, 2017
By Brian Knox

An early morning traffic stop in Rhome last week led to the discovery of several types of drugs and three arrests.

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Resilience in Round 2: Local woman stays upbeat in second cancer fight

Resilience in Round 2: Local woman stays upbeat in second cancer fight

Published Wednesday, April 26, 2017
By Racey Burden

In 2009, Orvelda Bridges was diagnosed with breast cancer. She went through all the treatments - chemotherapy, radiation - and came out the other side cancer-free.

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Water bills to skyrocket in West Wise

Published Wednesday, April 26, 2017
By Racey Burden

Customers in the West Wise Special Utility District can expect a 66 percent increase on their water bill starting in May.

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Mural planned for downtown Bridgeport

Published Wednesday, April 26, 2017
By Racey Burden

A new mural is coming to downtown Bridgeport this summer.

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Decatur City Council considers fee reduction

Published Wednesday, April 26, 2017
By Brian Knox

Decatur is considering reducing zoning and land use application fees for a comprehensive plan amendment.

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EMS to purchase ATVs to work races, rough terrain

Published Wednesday, April 26, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners peppered EMS Administrator Charles Dillard with questions Monday morning but eventually granted his request to purchase all-terrain vehicles, primarily for use at local racetracks.

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Hamburger supper planned to benefit senior center

Published Wednesday, April 26, 2017
By David Talley

In any given week, the Chico Senior Citizens Center would be one of the busiest buildings on the square.

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Boyd Education Foundation awards more than $21,000 in grants

Published Wednesday, April 26, 2017
By David Talley

Members of the Boyd Education Foundation handed out more than $21,000 to teachers Tuesday morning as part of the foundation's annual Surprise Patrol.

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Johnson, Slidell honored at state; One-act play finishes third in Class A

Published Wednesday, April 26, 2017
By Richard Greene

Sitting in the audience for the awards following the Class A one-act play competition, Shelby Johnson heard his name called for the best actor award.

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Slidell garners pair of medals

Published Wednesday, April 26, 2017
By Richard Greene

After finishing the state final social studies exam at the University Interscholastic League academic meet, Kevin Oney had a familiar feeling.

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White takes second in ready writing

Published Wednesday, April 26, 2017
By David Talley

In taking silver at the state UIL academic meet in ready writing, Boyd's Aliza White put the final digit in a sequence of numbers that opened with the beginning of her sophomore year.

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Bringing home hardware; Caddell wins second title, Blankenship secures silver

Published Wednesday, April 26, 2017
By Racey Burden

For the second year in a row, Avery Caddell returned from the UIL state meet in Austin with a gold medal.

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Richey takes sixth at state

Published Wednesday, April 26, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Chico's Austin Richey claimed sixth place in computer science at the 2A UIL academic championships last weekend.

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Hodgkins sentenced for fatal crash

Published Saturday, April 22, 2017
By Brian Knox

The driver of a vehicle involved in a fatal wreck in Bridgeport in 2015 was sentenced to prison for intoxication manslaughter Thursday.

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Dazzling total; Fundraiser sets record

Dazzling total; Fundraiser sets record

Published Saturday, April 22, 2017
By Racey Burden

Raising more than $66,000, this year's Dazzle Me Pink luncheon and fashion show truly dazzled.

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May Elections: Early voting starts Monday

Published Saturday, April 22, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Polls open at 8 a.m. Monday, kicking off early voting for the May 6 city council and school board elections.

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May Elections: Newark voters to decide municipal development district

Published Saturday, April 22, 2017
By David Talley

Newark residents can vote beginning Monday on reassigning a half-cent sales tax from municipal services and property tax relief to the creation of a municipal development district.

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May Elections: Chico voters to decide $1.8 million bond

Published Saturday, April 22, 2017
By David Talley

Citizens in Chico ISD will vote for or against a $1.8 million, 10-year bond in the May 6 election. Early voting starts Monday.

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May Elections: Alvord bond vote begins Monday

Published Saturday, April 22, 2017
By David Talley

A bond package approved by the Alvord School Board in February would fund several facilities upgrades through a 29-cent addition to the current 18.4-cent debt service tax rate.

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May Elections: $399 million bond on Northwest ballot

Published Saturday, April 22, 2017
By David Talley

In addition to two contested school board races, Northwest ISD voters will have to decide on a $399 million bond in the May 6 election. Early voting starts Monday.

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