Deadly day: 2 killed Thursday in separate crashes

Deadly day: 2 killed Thursday in separate crashes

Published Saturday, September 24, 2016
By David Talley and Richard Greene

Two men were killed in two different car accidents Thursday in Wise County.

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Kennan charged with murder

Published Saturday, September 24, 2016
By Brian Knox

A Newark man arrested three weeks ago for assaulting another man has been charged with murder.

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Testing metal: Bridgeport driver battles for off-road glory

Testing metal: Bridgeport driver battles for  off-road glory

Published Saturday, September 24, 2016
By David Talley

With his vehicle teetering over the top of a boulder, Doug Jackson is remarkably calm. He noses the front end of his heavily-modified off-road wagon over the other side and down a sharp incline most wouldn't dare to walk.

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Grand jury indicts more than 40

Published Saturday, September 24, 2016
By Messenger Staff

A Wise County grand jury met Aug. 23 and returned the following felony indictments. All drug charges are for methamphetamine unless otherwise noted.

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Paradise City Council approves tax increase

Published Saturday, September 24, 2016
By Racey Burden

Paradise City Council voted Monday to raise taxes for fiscal year 2016-2017.

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Alvord School Board hears bond funding report

Published Saturday, September 24, 2016
By David Talley

Alvord School Board members Tuesday discussed the funding impact of various tax rates, which would help cover the cost of upgrades to several facilities.

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Rhome hires new police chief

Published Saturday, September 24, 2016
By Racey Burden

A four-month search for Rhome's police chief ended this week.

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Car crashes into wall at Bridgeport Public Library

Published Saturday, September 24, 2016
By Richard Greene

A two-vehicle accident sent a car careening into a wall outside the Bridgeport Public Library Wednesday morning.

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Man with knife arrested after threat

Published Saturday, September 24, 2016
By Brian Knox

A man threatening to kill himself near a busy roadway was arrested Tuesday after refusing to cooperate with officers.

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Limited tickets available to Bridgeport food and wine event

Published Saturday, September 24, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Downtown Bridgeport will host its second annual food and wine tasting event, Taste Bridgeport, next Friday, Sept. 30.

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Newark City Council decreases tax rate

Published Saturday, September 24, 2016
By Messenger Staff

The Newark City Council adopted a budget and approved a lower tax rate for fiscal year 2016-2017 at a meeting Sept. 15.

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Wreck victim dies

Wreck victim dies

Published Wednesday, September 21, 2016
By Brian Knox

A Boyd man injured in a head-on collision two weeks ago has died from his injuries.

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Teens detained following pursuit

Published Wednesday, September 21, 2016
By Brian Knox

Two juvenile runaways are now facing criminal charges after fleeing from officers in Decatur Sunday.

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Picking up the pieces: Community asks for help to rebuild home damaged by 2015 tornado

Picking up the pieces: Community asks for help to rebuild home damaged by 2015 tornado

Published Wednesday, September 21, 2016
By David Talley

When Carol Tanksley lost her home in the May 2015 tornado that struck Runaway Bay, she didn't immediately bounce back.

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Chico School Board forms subcommittee, talks bond election

Published Wednesday, September 21, 2016
By David Talley

Chico School Board members Monday night approved the formation of a board subcommittee to study the district's infrastructure needs.

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Main Street Festival returns

Published Wednesday, September 21, 2016
By Messenger Staff

The Paradise Historical Society will host the Paradise Main Street Festival Saturday, Sept. 24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Let the games begin; Elementary students study geography, culture and perseverance

Published Wednesday, September 21, 2016
By David Talley

The pomp and revelery of the Olympic and Paralympic Games settled among the students at Rann Elementary Friday during their own mass sporting event.

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Man charged with aggravated assault for stabbing

Published Saturday, September 17, 2016
By Racey Burden

A Bridgeport man was arrested Wednesday night after stabbing another man during a fight.

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3 arrested following chase

Published Saturday, September 17, 2016
By Brian Knox

A chase that began in Wise County ended with a crash and three arrests in Fort Worth late Wednesday night.

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Leapin’ lizards: Childhood obsession spawns conservation work

Leapin’ lizards: Childhood obsession spawns conservation work

Published Saturday, September 17, 2016
By Racey Burden

A childhood obsession with dinosaurs and Jacques Cousteau led to Kelly Bradley of Decatur becoming the 'Iguana Girl.'

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