3 departments battle RV blaze

3 departments battle RV blaze

Published Wednesday, May 4, 2016
By Racey Burden

Rhome, Newark and Boyd fire departments responded to an RV fire south of Rhome around 7 a.m. Tuesday.

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Decision time: City, school races on Saturday ballot

Published Wednesday, May 4, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Nine local entities have contested races in this weekend's city council and school board elections.

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Tossing for a title: 11-year-old overcomes adversity, wins national tournament

Tossing for a title: 11-year-old overcomes adversity, wins national tournament

Published Wednesday, May 4, 2016
By David Talley

Sizing up his shot, Kyler Sparks tosses what could be the most important putt of his young life. His disc came up short.

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Reward offered for vandal information

Published Wednesday, May 4, 2016
By Brian Knox

A $5,000 reward is being offered for information about last week's vandalism at a historic Wise County cemetery.

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Here to help: Children’s advocates combat child abuse in Wise

Published Wednesday, May 4, 2016
By Racey Burden

An average of 170 children are victims of child abuse in Wise County every year.

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Oneal given 30 years for drug charge

Published Wednesday, May 4, 2016
By Brian Knox

A Bridgeport man found guilty last month of possession of cocaine with intent to deliver was sentenced to 30 years in jail Monday.

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Bridgeport voters to consider home rule

Published Wednesday, May 4, 2016
By Racey Burden

Bridgeport citizens will decide whether the city will adopt home rule on election day, May 7.

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That old familiar feeling; Students use music to help dementia patients recall memories

Published Wednesday, May 4, 2016
By Racey Burden

Even when surrounded by happy, chattering students, Bernice Bassire remained largely silent.

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North Central Texas College to add rodeo team

Published Wednesday, May 4, 2016
By Messenger Staff

The North Central Texas College Agriculture Department continues to grow. Starting in fall 2016, the department is adding a rodeo team.

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GRRReetings: Wandering tiger has new home in Wise

GRRReetings: Wandering tiger has new home in Wise

Published Saturday, April 30, 2016
By Brian Knox

Nahla's decision to take a walk down a neighborhood street in Conroe last week led to her becoming one of Wise County's newest residents this week.

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Weatherford College to return $1.4 million to state

Published Saturday, April 30, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

This week the Agency Operations Committee, a subgroup of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), decided Weatherford College must pay back $1.4 million in disputed state funding, but it will have five years to do so, instead of the originally suggested two-year time frame.

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Flooded roads, lakes reopen

Flooded roads, lakes reopen

Published Saturday, April 30, 2016
By Brian Knox

Storms continued to bring rain and some small hail to Wise County this past week, but flooding conditions have nonetheless improved.

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Charity nets major money for wounded veterans

Published Saturday, April 30, 2016
By David Talley

Local charity 1,000 Miles Till Home raised more than $62,000 last Friday at the 4th Annual Military Warrior Heroes Night.

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Sick leave pool approved, EMS hours debated

Published Saturday, April 30, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

After discussing the issue at two previous meetings, Wise County commissioners Monday approved a sick leave pool program for county employees.

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State funding expected to help offset loss of tax revenue

Published Saturday, April 30, 2016
By Brian Knox

The Decatur School Board last week received a bad news/good news report when it comes to finances.

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Brown, Alvord School Board talk budget

Published Saturday, April 30, 2016
By David Talley

Amid grim budget talks Thursday night, Alvord School Board members voted to preserve the position of assistant band director.

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Cafeteria menus declared peachy keen

Published Saturday, April 30, 2016
By David Talley

Three Wise County school districts recently received special designation by the Texas Department of Agriculture after incorporating ingredients grown in the state every Friday in October 2015.

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Decatur City Council approves incentive agreement with Pilot

Published Saturday, April 30, 2016
By Brian Knox

The Decatur City Council Monday approved an economic development agreement with Pilot Travel Center to provide incentives for the construction of a facility in the city.

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Sheriff’s office reports increase in IRS scams

Published Saturday, April 30, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Phone scammers pretending to be with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are busy once again.

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Gravestones toppled at rural cemetery

Gravestones toppled at rural cemetery

Published Wednesday, April 27, 2016
By Brian Knox

Ball Knob Cemetery rests at the top of a hill northeast of Alvord, one of the highest points in Wise County.

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