Bonding over Birdies: Brothers build relationship around disc golf

Bonding over Birdies: Brothers build relationship around disc golf

Published Saturday, April 25, 2015
By Travis Lisle

The Galindo brothers weren't close growing up in Decatur. Mario and Ruben were separated by 11 years and were always in different stages of life.

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Mother confirms missing teen’s death

Published Saturday, April 25, 2015
By Jake Harris

A dead body discovered in Bridgeport Wednesday afternoon has not been officially identified by authorities, but Bridgeport resident Jennifer Fortune says it's her son, 17-year-old Brant Boatman.

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Early voting starts Monday

Published Saturday, April 25, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Early voting for the May 9 school board and city council elections starts Monday.

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Calculating the cost of the school bond

Published Saturday, April 25, 2015
By Brian Knox

Whether you are considering buying a pair of running shoes or a new truck - or voting for bond items such as a resurfaced track or new buses - it usually boils down to one question. How much is this going to cost me?

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High school seniors honored for outstanding character

Published Saturday, April 25, 2015
By Jake Harris

Eight Wise County high school seniors were honored for their outstanding character at the Character Counts banquet Thursday night at Weatherford College Wise County.

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Student speakers hope to repeat sweep

Student speakers hope to repeat sweep

Published Saturday, April 25, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

A precise speech pattern, intense eye contact and thoughtful ideas are not characteristics associated with stereotypical teenagers.

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Decatur campus’ AC fix to be done in summer

Published Saturday, April 25, 2015
By Brian Knox

Things might get a little heated at the sixth grade campus of McCarroll Middle School the closer it gets to summer.

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Hiking trail expansion coming to OHV Park

Published Saturday, April 25, 2015
By Jake Harris

New emergency vehicles and expanded trails will soon be coming to the Bridgeport OHV Park.

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May Elections: School Board

Published Saturday, April 25, 2015
By Messenger Staff

City council and school board elections are Saturday, May 9, and early voting starts Monday, April 27, and runs through Tuesday, May 5.

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May Elections: City Council

Published Saturday, April 25, 2015
By Messenger Staff

City council and school board elections are Saturday, May 9, and early voting starts Monday, April 27, and runs through Tuesday, May 5.

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Pedestrian killed in Texas 114 wreck

Pedestrian killed in Texas 114 wreck

Published Wednesday, April 22, 2015
By Jake Harris

A Rhome man died Monday night after being hit by a truck while crossing Texas 114 on foot in Aurora.

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Former city admin dies

Published Wednesday, April 22, 2015
By Jake Harris

Former Bridgeport City Administrator Brandon Emmons, 44, died suddenly in Waco last weekend.

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Athletics director contract not extended

Published Wednesday, April 22, 2015
By Jake Harris

The Bridgeport School Board voted 4-2 Monday night to not extend the contract of athletics director Danny Henson.

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Scarving artists: Students’ work to bring comfort to cancer patients

Scarving artists: Students’ work to bring comfort to cancer patients

Published Wednesday, April 22, 2015
By Brian Knox

Students at Decatur's McCarroll Middle School are learning that it's possible to encourage those battling cancer without having to say a single word. They let their art do the talking.

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Local programs save Earth one can at a time

Published Wednesday, April 22, 2015
By Jimmy Alford

A soda can hits the bottom of the recycling bin. Later in the week that can, along with a myriad of other materials, hits the curb for collection.

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Bond would provide new place to practice

Published Wednesday, April 22, 2015
By Brian Knox

Proposition 2 of the Decatur school bond package is just a single item, but if it passes, it would be a first for Wise County.

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Chico principal search continues

Published Wednesday, April 22, 2015
By Travis Lisle

Despite hoping to have a middle school principal candidate to present to the school board, Chico Superintendent Mike Jones was unable to narrow his options by Monday's meeting.

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Speed, failure to yield cause 2 wrecks

Published Wednesday, April 22, 2015
By Jake Harris

Driver error caused two wrecks last weekend in Wise County.

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Small bodies, big voices; DHS speakers medal in UIL prose

Published Wednesday, April 22, 2015
By Richard Greene

Combined the three speakers stand barely over 15 feet. "Small bodies but big personalities," jokes the 5-foot-5-inch Tucker Garrett.

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Paradise ISD taps Edwards for superintendent

Published Wednesday, April 22, 2015
By Jimmy Alford

The Paradise School Board Monday night named the district's Chief Financial Officer, Mac Edwards, the lone finalist for the superintendent's job.

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