Council approves trash cart plan

Published Wednesday, April 25, 2018
By Brian Knox

Green trash carts will be coming to Decatur this summer. The city council Monday approved a request by Waste Connections of Texas to provide residents of the town with 95-gallon trash carts. Waste Connections provides trash removal services to the city.

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Meth found during traffic stop

Published Wednesday, April 25, 2018
By Brian Knox

Wise County sheriff's deputies stopped a vehicle carrying 4.5 pounds of methamphetamine over the weekend.

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Dates to remember: Family celebrates 5-year cancer-free

Dates to remember: Family celebrates 5-year cancer-free

Published Wednesday, April 25, 2018
By Richard Greene

Nearly every day on the dry erase calendar on the Garcias' refrigerator is filled with ballgames for their son Camden or daughter Adriann.

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Glass recycling to stop; County searches for options

Published Wednesday, April 25, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners decided last week to no longer offer glass recycling at the county dump sites.

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Candidates square off in heated debate

Published Wednesday, April 25, 2018
By Racey Burden

The debate between Rhome City Council candidates at Chisholm Trail Church Saturday got off to a heated start when an old argument between former and current council members over the city pavilion was brought up right off the bat.

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May General Election: School Board candidates

Published Wednesday, April 25, 2018
By Messenger Staff

The Messenger asked school board candidates the following questions. Here are their responses.

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Weekend Planner for Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Published Wednesday, April 25, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Since 2002, local volunteers have worked to put together a moving event that not only celebrates cancer survivors, but also remembers friends and family lost to the disease.

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Montanha brings PBR event title home to Wise

Published Wednesday, April 25, 2018
By Brett Hoffman

Claudio Montanha Jr., a Brazilian who is from Decatur, clinched the title at last weekend's Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series tour stop in Billings, Mont., and earned $41,089.

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Board closes Decatur high school campus for lunch

Board closes Decatur high school campus for lunch

Published Saturday, April 21, 2018
By Richard Greene

Decatur High School students will have a closed campus for lunch next school year.

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Large development takes shape near Boyd

Published Saturday, April 21, 2018
By Richard Greene

The near 600-home Springhill South development in Boyd took a significant step toward becoming a reality Tuesday night.

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Out of this world tour; Town to revisit alien encounter

Published Saturday, April 21, 2018
By Racey Burden

In April of 1897, a Dallas Morning News writer named S.E. Haydon penned an article claiming a being who was "not an inhabitant of this world" crashed its spacecraft in the small town of Aurora, where the residents gathered up the wreckage and buried the body.

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Vision in pink: Annual fundraiser, fashion show sells out

Vision in pink: Annual fundraiser, fashion show sells out

Published Saturday, April 21, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

Wise Health Foundation's Dazzle Me Pink fashion show and luncheon raised more than $62,000 for Wise Health System's Women's Health Services and Mary's Gift.

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Blaze devours trailer

Published Saturday, April 21, 2018
By Richard Greene

Fire destroyed a mobile home in the 1400 block of Farm Road 2123 south of Bridgeport early Wednesday morning.

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Decatur ISD hires high school principal

Published Saturday, April 21, 2018
By Richard Greene

Sherman High School principal Chris Mogan was hired Monday night to lead Decatur High School.

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Slidell wins region title; Students across the county advance to state

Published Saturday, April 21, 2018
By Richard Greene

Throughout Saturday, Taylor Davis found little time to check scores and see where Slidell ranked among the other schools at the Class A Region III UIL academics contest in Keller.

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Housing inventory increases

Published Saturday, April 21, 2018
By Richard Greene

The housing inventory for prospective buyers rose slightly last month in Wise County.

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Ranch gathering slated at NRS

Published Saturday, April 21, 2018
By Messenger Staff

The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) will host a ranch gathering on Thursday at the NRS Ranch Store in Decatur.

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Business park construction to begin

Published Saturday, April 21, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

The Decatur Economic Development Corp. Wednesday awarded a $2.8 million contract to McMahon Contracting for the construction of infrastructure at Eagles Landing Business Park southeast of town.

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Early voting begins Monday for school bond issue

Published Saturday, April 21, 2018
By Brian Knox

For the second year in a row, voters in the Alvord school district will have a choice to make on a school bond issue.

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May General Election: City Council

Published Saturday, April 21, 2018
By Messenger Staff

The Messenger sent mayoral and city council candidates questionnaires, asking them to address the following.

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