Woman charged with murder

Published Saturday, September 22, 2018
By Brian Knox

A Rhome woman has been charged with murder in connection to the shooting death of a man last week inside her home.

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Deputy charged with assault

Published Saturday, September 22, 2018
By Brian Knox

A Wise County Sheriff's deputy has been arrested for aggravated assault related to a domestic violence incident.

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City of Boyd, developer near pact

Published Saturday, September 22, 2018
By Richard Greene

City of Boyd officials and the developer of the proposed Spring Hill South Addition expect to sign off on the pre-annexation development agreement next month.

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Calm before the storm; County braces for soggy, sloppy weekend

Calm before the storm; County braces for soggy, sloppy weekend

Published Saturday, September 22, 2018
By Richard Greene

Shortly before noon Friday as light showers moved through Decatur, Wise County Emergency Management Coordinator Cody Powell took count of the resources available from boats to personnel.

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Try to keep up: Seniors keep rigorous workout routine

Published Saturday, September 22, 2018
By Austin Jackson

The scattered chatter quiets as soothing, ethereal tones from the speaker loop throughout the Fit-N-Wise gymnasium in Decatur.

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Group rallies to stop involuntary annexation

Published Saturday, September 22, 2018
By Richard Greene

With the polls set to open in less than a month, Wise Citizens for Property Rights is kicking off its effort to pass a measure ending involuntary annexation in the county Saturday.

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Woman killed in wreck

Published Saturday, September 22, 2018
By Richard Greene

A Paradise woman was killed Friday morning in a two-vehicle accident on Farm Road 51 near County Road 3170, just outside Decatur.

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Child sex charges on former judge dropped

Published Saturday, September 22, 2018
By Brian Knox

Two child sex crime cases against a former Wise County justice of the peace have been dismissed by the district attorney's office.

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Man jailed for assault

Published Saturday, September 22, 2018
By Brian Knox

A fight in a local motel parking lot has left one man in critical condition and another in jail.

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Numbers show slowing in housing market

Published Saturday, September 22, 2018
By Richard Greene

Real estate inventory and the days on the market for homes in Wise County continued to grow in August.

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5 Things to Know: The Week Ahead in Wise for Saturday, September 22, 2018

Published Saturday, September 22, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Sip, sample and shop at Taste Bridgeport Sept. 29.

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County braces for soggy weekend

Published Friday, September 21, 2018
By Richard Greene

Shortly before noon Friday as light showers moved through Decatur, Wise County Emergency Management Coordinator Cody Powell took count of the resources available from boats to personnel. Powell and the rest of the county are bracing for a wet weekend that could bring between 3 and 8 inches of rain.

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Boyd, developer nears pact for 600-home development

Published Tuesday, September 18, 2018
By Richard Greene

City of Boyd officials and the developer of the proposed Spring Hill South Addition expect to sign off on the pre-annexation development agreement next month. After discussing some finer points of the agreement during Tuesday’s city council meeting with Shelton and his engineer Thomas Fletcher of Kimley Horn, Mayor Rodney Holmes said he is confident it will be ready for approval at the Oct. 2 meeting.

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Affidavit: Deputy choked and threatened wife with gun

Published Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018
By Brian Knox

A Wise County Sheriff’s deputy has been arrested for aggravated assault related to a domestic violence incident. Deputy Taylor Alan Whittle of Decatur was arrested Tuesday and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon - a second degree felony - and assault family violence impeding breathing or circulation - a third degree felony.

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Man dies with gunshot wound

Published Wednesday, September 19, 2018
By Richard Greene

A man was found dead with a gunshot wound in the Shale Creek neighborhood off Texas 114 near the Wise and Denton County line Friday when officers from the Sheriff's Office responded to a domestic disturbance call.

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Never forgotten: Late officer honored by governor

Never forgotten: Late officer honored by governor

Published Wednesday, September 19, 2018
By Brian Knox

The sacrifice of a local law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in May was honored at the Star of Texas Awards presentation in Austin last week.

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Attendance boost: Weatherford College sets enrollment record

Published Wednesday, September 19, 2018
By Brian Knox

Weatherford College has set a new enrollment record, helped in part by near-record enrollment at the Wise County campus.

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Sharing miracles: Inpatient rehab center to host reunion

Sharing miracles: Inpatient rehab center to host reunion

Published Wednesday, September 19, 2018
By Austin Jackson

When patients arrive at the Inpatient Rehabilitation Center at Wise Health System in Decatur, their world has been rocked.

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Bridging the gap: Lopez readies for final push in Distict 30 race

Published Wednesday, September 19, 2018
By Austin Jackson

The race for Texas Senate District 30 is rounding towards the home stretch, and Paradise native and Bridgeport city council member Kevin Lopez is hoping to make some waves come November.

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Public works job description discussed

Published Wednesday, September 19, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

The county has already received applications for the public works director position, but the job is not yet posted.

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