Boy struck by vehicle

Boy struck by vehicle

Published Saturday, July 23, 2016
By David Talley

A Greenwood boy was seriously injured after being struck by a vehicle on Farm Road 1204 near Greenwood Baptist Church Wednesday evening.

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Now open: Merchants glad long wait is finally over

Now open: Merchants glad long wait is finally over

Published Saturday, July 23, 2016
By Racey Burden

After 14 months of construction, Halsell Street in Bridgeport is paved, its sidewalks are complete and its merchants are starting to finally see the benefits of the project they had to work around for so long.

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Northwest officially hires Warren

Published Saturday, July 23, 2016
By Richard Greene

Ryder Warren stayed busy in the 21 days since being named the lone finalist for the superintendent job at Northwest ISD.

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Ready, set, Reunion

Published Saturday, July 23, 2016
By David Talley

The occupation of Joe Wheeler Park has begun.

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Paying final respects; Boy Scout builds box for proper flag retirement

Published Saturday, July 23, 2016
By David Talley

With roughly a year to go before his 18th birthday, Life Scout Kodee Christensen had his back to the wall.

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Truck driver helps save crash victim

Published Saturday, July 23, 2016
By Richard Greene

Saturday evening, Jeff Paskey filled up his water tanker and hit the road to head back to a job site on Farm Road 2264 and park for the evening.

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Alcohol petition drive a success

Published Saturday, July 23, 2016
By Brian Knox

It appears Decatur residents will have a chance to vote on the sale of all alcoholic beverages including mixed beverages this November.

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Bridgeport plans to raise administrative fees

Published Saturday, July 23, 2016
By Racey Burden

Bridgeport Economic Development Corp. board members discussed whether to continue paying the City of Bridgeport to handle the corporation's finances during their Thursday meeting.

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District gives thanks to Rue; Trustees honor retiring superintendent

Published Saturday, July 23, 2016
By Richard Greene

Karen Rue announced in January she would retire in July after serving as Northwest ISD's superintendent for the past 11 years.

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Activity center nearly finished

Published Saturday, July 23, 2016
By Brian Knox

Several construction projects at Decatur ISD are nearing completion.

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Meeting Previews for the week of Saturday, July 23, 2016

Published Saturday, July 23, 2016
By Messenger Staff

The board called a special meeting for 7 p.m. Monday, July 25 at the administration building, 2107 15th St.

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Hotel project moves forward

Published Wednesday, July 20, 2016
By Roy J. Eaton

The new $14 million Marriott Hotel at the Decatur Civic Center moved another step toward reality Monday with the signing of the final financial and legal documents between Gatehouse Hotels, the Decatur Economic Development Corp. and the city of Decatur.

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1 flown from fiery crash

Published Wednesday, July 20, 2016
By Richard Greene

A fiery crash on Farm Road 2264 Saturday evening sent a man to a Fort Worth hospital via medical helicopter.

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Hand in hand: Parents raise money for adoption through service project

Hand in hand: Parents raise money for adoption through service project

Published Wednesday, July 20, 2016
By Racey Burden

On Saturday, a group of volunteers gathered at the home of Mendy Wray, a Decatur widow.

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Shelter adoption fees to be sponsored Saturday

Shelter adoption fees to be sponsored Saturday

Published Wednesday, July 20, 2016
By David Talley

Wise County Animal Shelter will host "Empty the Shelter Day" Saturday.

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Testing center named for late judge

Published Wednesday, July 20, 2016
By Messenger Staff

A room used to train 911 telecommunicators has been named after former Wise County Judge Bill McElhaney.

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Bridgeort ISD approves school resource officer agreement

Published Wednesday, July 20, 2016
By Racey Burden

Bridgeport School Board members approved the 2016 School Resource Officer payment agreement Monday night.

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Decatur School Board weighs tax rate options for 2016-2017

Published Wednesday, July 20, 2016
By Brian Knox

Despite an anticipated drop in property values in the district, the Decatur School Board might not raise the tax rate more than a penny to fund next year's budget.

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Suspect in mail theft sought

Published Wednesday, July 20, 2016
By Messenger Staff

The Wise County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in locating a suspect wanted on a federal warrant for possession of stolen mail.

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Chico School Board ups Elsom’s spending limit

Published Wednesday, July 20, 2016
By David Talley

Chico School Board members voted Monday to increase Superintendent Don Elsom's spending limit from $5,000 to $25,000.

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