City of Bridgeport downsizes annexation plan

City of Bridgeport downsizes annexation plan

Published Saturday, October 21, 2017
By Racey Burden

According to a press release sent out by the city of Bridgeport Friday, the city council decided after a special meeting Thursday to no longer pursue annexation for the areas west of East Farm Road 1658 after receiving numerous citizen complaints.

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Early voting begins Monday

Published Saturday, October 21, 2017
By Brian Knox

It's time to flex your civic duty muscles once again, as early voting for the Nov. 7 election begins Monday.

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Dark days: October marks 155th anniversary of hanging

Published Saturday, October 21, 2017
By Racey Burden

In October of 1862, Sheriff Robert Cates led three men to their death in a field outside of Decatur.

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Guide to fall fun

Published Saturday, October 21, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Wise County has no shortage of seasonal fun this fall with festivals, carnivals and other opportunities for kids to score candy and prizes.

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Decatur ISD receives ‘superior’ financial rating

Published Saturday, October 21, 2017
By Brian Knox

For the 15th year in a row, Decatur ISD received the highest rating in the state's fiscal accountability rating system.

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City of Alvord secures state grant

Published Saturday, October 21, 2017
By David Talley

The city of Alvord was awarded a $275,000 Texas Community Development block grant earlier this month to help improve its existing water lines.

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College rep choice up in the air

Published Saturday, October 21, 2017
By Racey Burden

A committee formed to choose Wise County's representative to the Weatherford College Board is still considering applicants, County Judge J.D. Clark said Friday.

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Guide to the Texas Constitutional Amendment election

Published Saturday, October 21, 2017
By Messenger Staff

The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of part of the market value of the residence homestead of a partially disabled veteran or the surviving spouse of a partially disabled veteran if the residence homestead was donated to the disabled veteran by a charitable organization for less than the market value of the residence homestead and harmonizing certain related provisions of the Texas Constitution.

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Paradise City Council & School Board Candidates

Published Saturday, October 21, 2017
By Messenger Staff

City council and school board elections in Paradise are on the ballot Tuesday, Nov. 7.

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Multiple plats approved

Published Saturday, October 21, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners reviewed a number of plats at their meeting Monday.

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Car wash thief sought

Car wash thief sought

Published Wednesday, October 18, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Bridgeport Police Department is seeking information about a theft at a car wash in the 700 block of U.S. 380.

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Heads up candy collectors

Published Wednesday, October 18, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Wise County has no shortage of seasonal fun this fall with festivals, carnivals and other opportunities for kids to score candy and prizes.

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Feeding the fire: Teen carries on tradition of blacksmithing

Published Wednesday, October 18, 2017
By David Talley

It's 45 minutes of turning a dial on a propane tank, a centimeter there, then two centimeters back. It's holding your tongue just right while adjusting a Bud Light can sliced down the middle meant to catch just the perfect amount of wind.

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Officials deem national symposium success

Published Wednesday, October 18, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

County officials from across the nation convened in Wise County Oct. 5-7 for the 2017 Rural Action Caucus (RAC) fall symposium.

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DPS releases names of teens

Published Wednesday, October 18, 2017
By Racey Burden

The Department of Public Safety Monday released the names of three teenagers involved in an accident on Farm Road 2264 Oct. 12.

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Bridgeport High School focusing on career tech programs

Published Wednesday, October 18, 2017
By Racey Burden

Bridgeport High School is looking at implementing new career tech programs.

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Pets dress up for Barktoberfest

Published Wednesday, October 18, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Pets won't feel left out of the Halloween festivities at Bridgeport's Barktoberfest Saturday.

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Resolution encourages school staff to vote

Published Wednesday, October 18, 2017
By Brian Knox

Decatur ISD is encouraging its employees to vote, calling it a "civic duty that should be encouraged and promoted."

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Wild about art: Tigers, lemurs and lions serve as models for students

Published Wednesday, October 18, 2017
By Brian Knox

Decatur High School art students had a unique learning experience Tuesday.

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Grant provides for rifle-resistant body armor

Published Wednesday, October 18, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners Monday approved a resolution acknowledging a grant from the state of Texas for rifle-resistant body armor.

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