6 arrested in prostitution sting

Published Wednesday, December 13, 2017
By Brian Knox

Six people were arrested last week in a multi-agency prostitution sting in Wise County.

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Crash victim dies

Published Wednesday, December 13, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

A Bridgeport man who was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash Dec. 3 died Friday, according to Cpl. Lantz Elliott with the Department of Public Safety.

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Lopez runs for Senate; Republicans only in local races

Published Wednesday, December 13, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Bridgeport City Councilman Kevin Lopez filed Monday to run for state senator, District 30.

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Red flag burn ban extended; Drought, fire conditions worsen in county

Red flag burn ban extended; Drought, fire conditions worsen in county

Published Wednesday, December 13, 2017
By Richard Greene

Shirley Allen thought the fire in her burn barrel was fully extinguished when she went into her residence near the intersection of Old Base Road and Farm Road 718 Monday afternoon.

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Fallon’s campaign tour stops in Wise

Published Wednesday, December 13, 2017
By Racey Burden

During his tour of 14 counties in 14 hours, State Rep. Pat Fallon stopped by the Runaway Bay Norma Coble Civic Center Friday to campaign for Senate District 30.

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Committee outlines potential bond package

Published Wednesday, December 13, 2017
By Brian Knox

Voters in the Alvord school district might be asked to approve a bond next May that is about half the scope and cost of one defeated by voters earlier this year.

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Graduation to return to Yellowjacket Stadium

Published Wednesday, December 13, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Boyd High School Class of 2018 will receive its diplomas at Yellowjacket Stadium.

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Decatur City Council approves new communications tool

Published Wednesday, December 13, 2017
By Brian Knox

The Decatur City Council Monday approved a new public safety communications tool that could provide critical information to first responders in an emergency.

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Prepare vehicles for winter weather

Published Wednesday, December 13, 2017
By Messenger Staff

The Texas Department of Public Safety encourages residents to prepare for winter weather as the cold weather season begins.

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Brazile adds to all-around lead

Published Wednesday, December 13, 2017
By Brett Hoffman

Though Trevor Brazile entered this month's Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas leading the world all-around title race, the legendary cowboy said he must rope aggressively throughout the 10-day rodeo in order to claim the coveted gold buckle.

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Explosion injures 1

Explosion injures 1

Published Saturday, December 9, 2017
By Brian Knox

An explosion at a business near Rhome around midday Thursday injured a man.

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Fire destroys mobile home

Published Saturday, December 9, 2017
By Racey Burden

A mobile home on County Road 4845 in Newark caught fire around 2 a.m. Friday.

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Republican ballot grows

Published Saturday, December 9, 2017
By Messenger Staff

As the filing period draws to a close, the Republican ballot grows longer.

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Ditto: Neighbor creates laughs with funny holiday display

Ditto: Neighbor creates laughs with funny holiday display

Published Saturday, December 9, 2017
By Richard Greene

In the limited daylight hours after work, Pennye Shockey spent an entire week putting up lights and getting her 17 inflatables in the right place at her home on Old Base Road in Aurora.

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Police recover stolen vehicle

Published Saturday, December 9, 2017
By Brian Knox

Investigators were able to track down a stolen vehicle within hours of it being taken Tuesday, thanks to the vehicle's tracking system.

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Love’s opens in Bridgeport

Published Saturday, December 9, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Love's Travel Stops' (Love's) newest location opened Thursday in Bridgeport. The new 24/7 travel stop, located at 2300 U.S. 380, is expected to add approximately 50 jobs to Wise County.

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Santa visits neighborhoods

Published Saturday, December 9, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Santa's back, and he's ready to make his annual tour through the streets of Decatur with the help of his good friends at the Decatur Fire Department.

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American Pickers looking for antique collections

Published Saturday, December 9, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and their team are returning to Texas this winter to film their series "American Pickers."

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City of Chico votes to change curfew

Published Saturday, December 9, 2017
By Brian Knox

After a couple of recent break-ins at the Chico Public Library, the council voted this week to change the city's curfew.

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Public input sought on Alvord ISD facility needs

Published Saturday, December 9, 2017
By Messenger Staff

A committee working to recommend a bond proposal for Alvord ISD will seek public input at a meeting Monday.

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