Broken pole leads to widespread outage

Broken pole leads to widespread outage

Published Saturday, February 25, 2017
By Brian Knox

Friday's work day started off in the dark for many in Decatur.

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Bridgeport ISD tabs Wilson as Athletic Director; Bullard coach to lead Bulls

Bridgeport ISD tabs Wilson as Athletic Director; Bullard coach to lead Bulls

Published Saturday, February 25, 2017
By Richard Greene

Bridgeport ISD's search for a new athletic director and head football coach ended with current Bullard coach Shannon Wilson.

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Dream come true: Make-a-Wish to send local girl on cruise

Published Saturday, February 25, 2017
By Racey Burden

When Principal Martha Bock called for a volunteer at Wednesday's Rise-n-Shine assembly, the hands of almost every Bridgeport elementary student in the room shot up.

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2 arrested after drugs, weapons found in home

Published Saturday, February 25, 2017
By Brian Knox

A Newark man and woman were arrested late Tuesday night on multiple felony warrants.

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Area teachers honored by Weatherford College

Published Saturday, February 25, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Six teachers from area schools were among the 31 teachers from across the region honored by Weatherford College at the 2017 Jack Harvey Academy of Exemplary Teachers celebration Feb. 3 at the Doss Heritage and Culture Center.

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Boyd leaders upset with chamber board

Published Saturday, February 25, 2017
By David Talley

Boyd City Council members Tuesday criticized the Wise County Chamber of Commerce for snubbing an individual the council nominated to speak at the chamber's next meeting.

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Boyd City Council hears details for fun fest

Published Saturday, February 25, 2017
By David Talley

Boyd City Council members Tuesday heard details about the city's first community-wide event in nearly 10 years.

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Rhome house destroyed by fire

Published Saturday, February 25, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Four fire departments battled a blaze at a home in the 300 block of Private Road 4732 in the Diamond Ridge neighborhood near Rhome Thursday afternoon.

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Alvord School Board hears dual-credit plans

Published Saturday, February 25, 2017
By David Talley

Alvord School Board members Thursday heard a report on plans to bring dual credit college courses back to the high school.

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Bridgeport park on track for hike and bike trails

Published Saturday, February 25, 2017
By David Talley

Delayed construction on the hike and bike trails at Bridgeport's Northwest Park is now set to begin this spring.

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New bill creates college board seats

New bill creates college board seats

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017
By Racey Burden

Wise County may receive two voting seats on the Weatherford College board of trustees if a newly-filed bill passes.

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Austin insight: Wise delegation visits the Capitol

Austin insight: Wise delegation visits the Capitol

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017
By Racey Burden

A Wise County delegation met with their legislators Monday and Tuesday for Wise County Legislative Days.

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Spreading his wings; Young Scout pursues Eagle rank prior to 13th birthday

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017
By David Talley

As a kindergarten student, Jacob Lowrie attended a Blue Angels air show with his grandfather.

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Decatur Swap Meet begins Friday

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017
By Messenger Staff

A Wise County tradition returns for its 42nd year this week: the Decatur Swap Meet.

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Chico School Board hears DOI report

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017
By David Talley

Chico School Board members Monday night heard a report from their District of Innovation committee, citing specific concerns and interests school faculty members have expressed regarding the designation.

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Decatur P&Z to hold meeting on alcohol sales

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017
By Messenger Staff

The Decatur Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a special public input meeting Wednesday, Feb. 22, on zoning regulation amendments related to the sale of alcoholic beverages.

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House damaged by fire

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017
By Brian Knox

Three fire departments responded to a house fire in Decatur Tuesday.

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Barn facelift finished in time for fair

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

The show barn at the Wise County Fairgrounds has been spruced up just in time for the 2017 Youth Fair.

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County fair kicks off this weekend

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

The fairgrounds will be buzzing with activity next week as local youth and their projects move in for the Wise County Youth Fair Feb. 27-March 4.

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Youth Fair Queen Contestants: 2017 4-H Contestants

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Youth Fair Queen Contestants: 2017 4-H Contestants

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