Man killed in wreck

Published Saturday, January 14, 2017
By Brian Knox

A Bridgeport man was killed in a single-vehicle rollover wreck Wednesday morning in far southwest Wise County.

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1 arrested following hatchet threat

Published Saturday, January 14, 2017
By Brian Knox

Police made one arrest after responding to a report of a man hitting the side of a house with an axe during a disturbance in Bridgeport earlier this week.

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Some like it hot: School cafeterias compete in salsa showdown

Some like it hot: School cafeterias compete in salsa showdown

Published Saturday, January 14, 2017
By David Talley

In Wise County's hotbed of hot sauce battles, there's a new contender.

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County lands national conference

County lands national conference

Published Saturday, January 14, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

The National Association of Counties (NACo) announced this week that Wise County will be the site of the 2017 Rural Action Caucus (RAC) fall symposium Oct. 5-7.

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Lawsuit claims Devon underpaid royalties

Published Saturday, January 14, 2017
By Brian Knox

A U.S. District judge has ruled that a lawsuit against Devon Energy brought by four people with leases in Denton County has been granted class-action certification.

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Chico City Council tables talks on filling seat

Published Saturday, January 14, 2017
By David Talley

Chico City Council Tuesday tabled talks on filling a council seat that's been vacant since November.

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Boyd School Board signs resolution opposing accountability system

Published Saturday, January 14, 2017
By David Talley

Boyd trustees unanimously approved a resolution opposing the state legislature's introduction of the A-F accountability rating system, but it wasn't without some internal disagreement.

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Rhome City Council approves city hall repairs

Published Saturday, January 14, 2017
By Racey Burden

Rhome City Hall is free of asbestos and will soon have a new roof.

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Coalition to hold town hall meeting

Published Saturday, January 14, 2017
By Messenger Staff

The Wise County Community Coalition will hold a town hall meeting 6 p.m. Monday at St. Johns Baptist Church (904 N. Farm Road 51) in Decatur.

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Teen’s death under investigation

Published Wednesday, January 11, 2017
By Brian Knox

The Wise County Sheriff's Office is investigating the weekend death of an Alvord High School student.

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Pipe burst ruins Bridgeport gym

Pipe burst ruins Bridgeport gym

Published Wednesday, January 11, 2017
By Richard Greene

The freezing temperatures Saturday morning caused a pipe to burst at Bridgeport High School, flooding the main gym and ruining the floor.

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Wise at elevated fire danger

Wise at elevated fire danger

Published Wednesday, January 11, 2017
By David Talley

Local emergency crews have been battling an increased number of fires in recent weeks, and Fire Marshal Chuck Beard said Tuesday Wise County is currently at an elevated risk for wildfires.

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Bridgeport seeks grant to improve water treatment plant

Published Wednesday, January 11, 2017
By Racey Burden

Bridgeport City Council approved Monday the submission of a grant application for a carbon filtering system, which is proposed to mitigate the town's water taste and odor issues.

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Chamber plans variety of events

Published Wednesday, January 11, 2017
By David Talley

The Wise County Chamber of Commerce held its first luncheon Monday and has planned other events aimed at building stronger ties between area businesses and communities.

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Alvord principal takes Northwest job

Published Wednesday, January 11, 2017
By David Talley

Alvord High School Principal Dr. Rhett King has accepted the principal's job at Northwest ISD's John M. Tidwell Middle School in Fort Worth.

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Maroney indicted for assault with pistol

Published Wednesday, January 11, 2017
By Messenger Staff

A man arrested Nov. 7 after pistol whipping his brother during an argument at his Decatur home has been indicted on two felony counts by a Wise County grand jury.

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Decatur set to craft rules for alcohol sales

Published Wednesday, January 11, 2017
By Brian Knox

In the November election, Decatur voters approved a measure allowing for the sale of all alcoholic beverages, including mixed drinks.

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Commissioners run through short agenda

Published Wednesday, January 11, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Following the swearing in of elected officials last week, county commissioners had a brief meeting.

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Superintendents furious over school ratings

Superintendents furious over school ratings

Published Saturday, January 7, 2017
By Racey Burden

School districts across Texas received their provisional A-F ratings from the Texas Education Agency this week, and the backlash against the proposed rating system was immediate, including from districts in Wise.

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Winter comes to Wise

Winter comes to Wise

Published Saturday, January 7, 2017
By David Talley

Winter weather descended on Wise County Friday, causing pedestrians on the Decatur square to hurry to their destination and scattering snow over sidewalks, parking lots and lawns.

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