Fires flare up on red flag day

Published Wednesday, February 10, 2016
By Brian Knox

A red flag warning was issued for Wise County for the first time in 2016 Monday.

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Inspiring young minds; Devon grant will boost elementary science program

Published Wednesday, February 10, 2016
By David Talley

When Barnett Shale oil production began 17 years ago, it was the work of some of the nation's greatest engineering minds.

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Youth spur recycling partnership with city

Youth spur recycling partnership with city

Published Wednesday, February 10, 2016
By Racey Burden

Bridgeport is considering implementing a citywide recycling program, an idea fully supported by its youngest citizens.

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Boyd School Board extends administrators’ contracts

Published Wednesday, February 10, 2016
By Richard Greene

Boyd ISD plans to bring back its entire administrative team for the 2016-17 school year.

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Decatur City Council green lights sign request

Published Wednesday, February 10, 2016
By Brian Knox

Electricity was in the air, or at least on the agenda, at Monday's Decatur City Council meeting.

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City of Decatur honors employees, volunteers

Published Wednesday, February 10, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Decatur city employees and volunteer board and commission members were honored Friday at the annual city appreciation banquet at the Civic Center.

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Phone scams on the rise

Published Wednesday, February 10, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Chief Deputy Kevin Benton urges citizens to be cautious after the Wise County Sheriff's Office has been inundated in recent weeks with complaints about telephone scams.

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Police release video of deadly shooting

Published Saturday, February 6, 2016
By Brian Knox

Video released by the Saginaw Police Department shows the chaotic last moments of a Decatur man's life before he was shot and killed.

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Barnyard ballers: Class of 2017 hosts slam-dunk fundraiser

Barnyard ballers: Class of 2017 hosts slam-dunk fundraiser

Published Saturday, February 6, 2016
By David Talley

The star players walked onto the court, their ears held high. The crowd went wild as 10 donkeys walked onto the gym floor at Chico Middle School Thursday night.

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Never leaving the classroom; Through unparalleled growth, Rue led innovation

Published Saturday, February 6, 2016
By Richard Greene

As Karen Rue took her seat as the new Northwest superintendent in late June of 2005, the district began discussing a $224.5 million bond package.

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Bringing home the bacon; Decatur sophomore specializes in showing swine

Published Saturday, February 6, 2016
By Racey Burden

Carson Read used to be scared of hogs. It's an odd fear for someone who now shows the animals on a regular basis, but young Carson was terrified of them. Her uncle and cousins showed pigs, and she hated being around them.

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Cowboy connection: White taps into business and rodeo skills for stock show job

Cowboy connection: White taps into business and  rodeo skills for stock show job

Published Saturday, February 6, 2016
By Racey Burden

For 13 years, Cal White competed in rodeos, riding bulls and living his dream of being a cowboy. Now, as assistant operations manager of the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo, White has moved to the operational side.

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Filing continues for May election

Published Saturday, February 6, 2016
By Messenger Staff

The filing period for the May 7 city council and school board elections is open and runs through Friday, Feb. 19.

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Some roads remain closed at Grasslands

Published Saturday, February 6, 2016
By David Talley

Access to Forest Service Road 900A from County Road 2474 remains closed, District Ranger Marc Pons said Thursday.

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Getting storm ready; City of Boyd installs new storm sirens

Published Saturday, February 6, 2016
By Richard Greene

Last spring multiple twisters struck Wise County, leaving a wide path of destruction. The city of Boyd escaped the damage, but not without a few scares.

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Candidates report campaign finances

Published Saturday, February 6, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Local candidates recently turned in campaign finance reports as required by the Texas Ethics Commission.

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Chico City Council talks cell phone ban

Published Saturday, February 6, 2016
By David Talley

Chico City Council members will consider banning city employees from using their cell phones while operating city vehicles.

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2015 was record year for thefts in Decatur

Published Saturday, February 6, 2016
By Brian Knox

Thefts in the city of Decatur topped $1 million last year, the most ever according to Police Chief Rex Hoskins.

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Decatur P&Z gives OK to QT requests

Published Saturday, February 6, 2016
By Brian Knox

Decatur's Planning and Zoning Commission is recommending changes to a zoning and land use map that would clear the way for a QuikTrip location in the city.

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2 injured in motorcycle crash

2 injured in motorcycle crash

Published Wednesday, February 3, 2016
By Brian Knox

Two Denton County motorcyclists were injured in a collision Saturday afternoon in south Wise County.

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