One hurt in rollover

One hurt in rollover

Published Saturday, December 8, 2018
By Austin Jackson

The driver of a 2006 Toyota Tundra was transported by ambulance to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth after a rollover wreck late Thursday night off Farm Road 2048 in Boyd.

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Fake bills surface at local stores

Published Saturday, December 8, 2018
By Brian Knox

The Wise County Sheriff's Office is investigating a string of incidents where counterfeit money is being used at local stores.

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Body identified as local resident

Published Saturday, December 8, 2018
By Brian Knox

The man who apparently set himself on fire and jumped from a bridge on Texas 114 on the south side of Bridgeport Nov. 30, has been identified as a 20-year-old Bridgeport resident.

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Remembering 41: Decatur resident recalls days with late president

Remembering 41: Decatur resident recalls days with late president

Published Saturday, December 8, 2018
By Austin Jackson

After hearing the news of the death of George H.W. Bush, retired U.S. Army, Command Sgt. Maj. Barry Wheeler, a Decatur resident and Army veteran, stepped outside his home with a heavy heart and lowered his American flag to half staff, joining the worldwide remembrance of the 41st president of the United States.

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Granting a cherished wish; 4-year-old visits Disney World

Published Saturday, December 8, 2018
By Austin Jackson

Beyond the flashing lights of the arcade, a little girl from Alvord with curly hair and bright eyes chomps down on some pepperoni pizza Wednesday night at Cici's Pizza and Buffet in Decatur.

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Fire destroys motor home

Published Saturday, December 8, 2018
By Austin Jackson

A fire consumed a motor home stored in the 1100 block of Business U.S. 81/287 in Decatur Wednesday night.

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Bash tops $95K

Published Saturday, December 8, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

The Wise Youth Ag Syndicate raised approximately $96,000 at its fourth annual Blue Ribbon Bash last week.

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Month in Review for November 2018

Published Saturday, December 8, 2018
By Messenger Staff

The Decatur Eagles held off second-place Andrews by two points, winning the 4A cross country title 90-92 in Round Rock Nov. 3.

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5 Things to Know: The Week Ahead in Wise for Saturday, December 8, 2018

Published Saturday, December 8, 2018
By Messenger Staff

A much-anticipated holiday tradition kicks off Dec. 16 as Santa begins his tour through Decatur escorted by the Decatur Fire Department.

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Crash involving school bus injures 8

Published Wednesday, December 5, 2018
By Brian Knox

A bus carrying members of the Bridgeport Sissies basketball team was involved in a wreck in Parker County Saturday night.

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State funding source shrinks: Decatur, Boyd, Slidell receive small payments

Published Wednesday, December 5, 2018
By Richard Greene

Two years after receiving $6.3 million in additional state aid for tax reduction (ASATR), Decatur ISD received just $89,902 this year in the form of a hardship grant.

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Riding together: Wise County Toy Run brings Christmas to needy

Riding together: Wise County Toy Run brings Christmas to needy

Published Wednesday, December 5, 2018
By Austin Jackson

In a sea of leather and chrome, James Woods mounted his father's bike and turned the ignition, adding the hog's voice to the symphony of 1,102 bikes coming to life at the 19th Annual Wise County Toy Run.

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Wise County Person of the Year 2018

Wise County Person of the Year 2018

Published Wednesday, December 5, 2018
By Messenger Staff

For the third year, the Wise County Messenger will name a Person of the Year.

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Building bridges: Bridgeport PD launches new Hispanic outreach program

Published Wednesday, December 5, 2018
By Brian Knox

The Bridgeport Police Department is starting a new program next week aimed at improving outreach to the city's Hispanic community.

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Hashtags captures world title

Published Wednesday, December 5, 2018
By Brett Hoffman

Hashtags, a blue roan stallion, became a big hit last year on the National Cutting Horse Association's aged event circuit, which features horses ages three through six.

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Weekend planner for Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Published Wednesday, December 5, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Help pack grocery bags for Live Thankfully at Party with a Purpose on Sunday at McCarroll Middle School's Multipurpose Building, 1201 W. Thompson St. The event starts at 5 p.m., and everyone is welcome to come help.

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Food drive underway

Published Wednesday, December 5, 2018
By Messenger Staff

This is Live Thankfully's sixth year of providing food to families in need during the holidays, and local schools and businesses are accepting donations through Saturday, Dec. 8.

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Security scrutinized: Parents question safety practices

Published Saturday, December 1, 2018
By Richard Greene

Four parents questioned Decatur ISD's safety and security planning Monday night during open forum of the school board meeting.

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Decatur ISD head of security resigns

Published Saturday, December 1, 2018
By Richard Greene

Decatur ISD Assistant Superintendent Steve White resigned Wednesday.

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Man jumps from bridge; Police investigates

Published Saturday, December 1, 2018
By Brian Knox

A man was killed when he apparently lit himself on fire and jumped from a bridge in Bridgeport Friday morning.

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