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County sees first traffic fatality of 2014

Published Wednesday, April 16, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

A Decatur man injured in a head-on collision southeast of Paradise last month has become Wise County's first traffic fatality of 2014.

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Chapman to leave Paradise ISD job

Published Wednesday, April 16, 2014
By Jimmy Alford

Paradise ISD is looking for new leadership as Superintendent Monty Chapman resigned Monday night during a special meeting.

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Fuel tank strikes pickup, injures driver

Fuel tank strikes pickup, injures driver

Published Wednesday, April 16, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

An Alvord man was injured Sunday morning when a fuel tank from an 18-wheeler broke free and struck the pickup he was driving on U.S. 81/287.

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Area hoppin’ with Easter celebrations

Area hoppin’ with Easter celebrations

Published Wednesday, April 16, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Easter is this Sunday, and many communities, churches and local organizations are planning to host egg hunts to celebrate the holiday.

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Alvord school board non-renews AD, then rescinds

Published Wednesday, April 16, 2014
By Bob Buckel

It took the Alvord school board just 11 minutes Monday to OK a roof replacement, approve a joint election agreement with the city of Alvord, appoint election judges and vote to non-renew the contract of its athletic director.

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Hall earns ‘distinguished’ honor from university

Published Wednesday, April 16, 2014
By Brian Knox

A Wise County teen has received Angelo State University's top scholarship.

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Decatur gas station catches fire

Published Wednesday, April 16, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

The Chevron gas station on Farm Road 51 South in Decatur was damaged by fire Sunday night.

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Paradise edges Brock to win academic meet

Published Wednesday, April 16, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

Paradise High School won the District 9-2A UIL academic meet March 24-27 with 386 points, just 14 points ahead of second place.

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Bill Poe takes Texans’ AD job; Marble Falls coordinator to lead Texans

Published Wednesday, April 16, 2014
By Richard Greene

Bill Poe will lead the Northwest Texans this fall. The Northwest school board Monday night approved the recommendation of Executive Athletic Director Susan Elza to hire Poe as the Texans' head coach and campus coordinator.

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County reinforces building possession

Published Wednesday, April 16, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

All the buildings at the Wise County Fairgrounds are now on the county's insurance policy.

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Election canceled, streets targeted

Published Wednesday, April 16, 2014
By Bob Buckel

Meeting Monday night, the Decatur City Council canceled an election, agreed to close a few streets and pave others.

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Messenger wins big in regional contest

Published Wednesday, April 16, 2014
By Bob Buckel

Every year, the North and East Texas Press Association holds the first Better Newspaper contest of the year, with entries due in early February. If the results are any indication, the Messenger is in for a big year.

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Chico Chamber of Commerce honors top citizens

Published Wednesday, April 16, 2014
By Messenger Staff

The Chico Chamber of Commerce presented community awards at its annual banquet Saturday at the Chico Community Center.

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Espinosa named NISD director

Published Wednesday, April 16, 2014
By Messenger Staff

A former Wise County principal has been named to an administrative position at the district level for Northwest ISD.

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Rhome Councilman makes heartfelt request for collaboration

Published Wednesday, April 16, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

Big changes could be coming to a trademark event in the city of Rhome.

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Northwest Board promotes Alexander

Published Wednesday, April 16, 2014
By Messenger Staff

The Northwest ISD board of trustees Monday named Jennifer Alexander the executive director of student services.

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Dazzled crowd: Event raises more than $42,000

Dazzled crowd: Event raises more than $42,000

Published Saturday, April 12, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

The Dazzle Me Pink luncheon and fashion show fundraiser, organized by the Wise Regional Health Foundation, never fails to astonish.

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Trial gets underway: Parr v. Aruba takes center stage in Dallas courtroom

Trial gets underway: Parr v. Aruba takes center stage in Dallas courtroom

Published Saturday, April 12, 2014
By Bob Buckel

A Wise County family, and the oil and gas production company they say made them sick and drove them from their home, are finally getting their day in court - in downtown Dallas.

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Shoplifter not crafty, facing prison time

Published Saturday, April 12, 2014
By Brian Knox

A Sunset woman could be looking at up to 10 years in prison for allegedly stealing items including Krazy Glue and popcorn from a local retailer.

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Egg hunts, Easter celebrations planned across county

Published Saturday, April 12, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Easter is just around the corner and many communities, churches and local organizations are planning to host egg hunts to celebrate the holiday.

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