Christmas Eve robber pleads guilty

Published Wednesday, March 4, 2015
By Brian Knox

One of three people charged with the Christmas Eve robbery of a Bridgeport convenience store has pleaded guilty to his crime.

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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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Judge unveils incentive program

Published Wednesday, March 4, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

County Judge J.D. Clark is issuing a call for money-saving ideas, and he wants to hear from county employees.

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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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Schools plan make up days

Published Wednesday, March 4, 2015
By Richard Greene

The visit to Wise County by Old Man Winter gave students at least one day off last week. But as a result of using a "bad-weather day" students will now have to make up the day or days this spring.

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Public invited to participate in video tribute to teacher

Published Wednesday, March 4, 2015
By Brian Knox

Carson Elementary teacher Denise Joseph has taught students for nearly four decades.

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Clark IDs water, transportation as top issues

Published Wednesday, March 4, 2015
By Brian Knox

County Judge J.D. Clark identified water and transportation as two of the biggest issues facing Wise County during a question-and-answer session at Tuesday's Decatur Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Decatur Civic Center.

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May election filing closes

Published Wednesday, March 4, 2015
By Messenger Staff

The filing period for the May 9 city council and school board elections ended Friday, Feb. 27.

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Decatur ag students win at San Antonio Stock Show

Published Wednesday, March 4, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Decatur agriculture science students brought home several awards from the San Antonio Stock Show last weekend.

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Northwest education foundation awards grant money

Published Wednesday, March 4, 2015
By Messenger Staff

The Northwest Education Foundation gave out 32 grants totaling $99,856.27 during its Grant Brigade Feb. 20.

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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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County commissioners to hit the road

Published Saturday, February 28, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners will venture outside the county seat this year to mix and mingle with the public in a series of four mobile meetings.

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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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Eagle Scout gives back to high school for final project

Published Saturday, February 28, 2015
By Jake Harris

The official age-out deadline for the Boy Scouts is 18 years old. By that time, many Boy Scouts have already finished their Eagle Scout projects and have moved on to new endeavors.

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Alvord School Board meets, calls election

Published Saturday, February 28, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Meeting at 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon to make up for Monday's ice-storm-postponed meeting, the Alvord School Board was barely able to get four members together to make up a quorum.

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DPS invites peace officers to become troopers

Published Saturday, February 28, 2015
By Messenger Staff

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is accepting applications for an advanced recruit school designed for current Texas law enforcement officers who are interested in becoming highway patrol troopers.

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Decatur City Council’s goal: ‘Get leaner’

Published Saturday, February 28, 2015
By Bob Buckel

City Finance Director Brad Burnett set the tone Thursday night, as the ice-delayed Decatur City Council meeting opened with annual reports from four department heads.

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Grand Jury Indictements for Saturday, February 28, 2015

Published Saturday, February 28, 2015
By Messenger Staff

A Wise County grand jury met Jan. 29 and returned the following felony indictments.

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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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White Out: Winter storm brings county to standstill

Published Wednesday, February 25, 2015
By Richard Greene

After rolling into Love's Travel Stop in Rhome Sunday evening, Stacey Gross checked the tires on his tractor-trailer Monday morning as sleet pelted the ground.

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