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Dueling experts take the stand; Trial draws to a close with defense witnesses

Published Saturday, April 19, 2014
By Bob Buckel

By around noon Monday, Parr v. Aruba Petroleum should be in the hands of seven Dallas County residents.

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Ross files appeal

Published Saturday, April 19, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

Even after being judicially removed from office March 19, former Precinct 4 County Commissioner Terry Ross isn't ready to give up.

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Staging a classic: Story adapted by PHS troupe plays well at UIL contest

Staging a classic: Story adapted by PHS troupe plays well at UIL contest

Published Saturday, April 19, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

Required reading and a close inventory of talent sent the One-Act Play team at Paradise High School on a different kind of adventure this school year.

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School district shows its appreciation for White

School district shows its appreciation for White

Published Saturday, April 19, 2014
By Brian Knox

Outgoing Decatur school board member Alan White was honored Wednesday for 15 years of service to the school district.

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E-cigs, ag center on agenda

Published Saturday, April 19, 2014
By Messenger Staff

The Decatur school board will talk about electronic cigarettes and the proposed DISD agriculture project center when it meets Monday at the administration building at 307 South Cates.

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Board to discuss AD’s contract

Published Saturday, April 19, 2014
By Messenger Staff

The Boyd ISD board of trustees will discuss the athletic director's contract Monday night during its regular meeting.

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Wise Regional earns top marks in ‘patient experience’

Published Saturday, April 19, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Wise Regional Health System has been named a recipient of the 2014 Outstanding Patient Experience Award from Healthgrades, a leading resource that helps people search, evaluate, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals.

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Art festival to feature local talent

Published Saturday, April 19, 2014
By Brian Knox

An event Saturday promises to be a treat for both the eyes and the ears.

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Administrator receives a raise

Published Saturday, April 19, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

Last April, Bridgeport City Administrator Brandon Emmons got a contract extension. This year, he gets a raise.

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Council to consider rates, contract

Published Saturday, April 19, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Topping a short agenda for Monday's Paradise City Council meeting is consideration of an increase in the rate the city charges telecommunications providers for right-of-way access in the city.

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Trustees consider teacher contracts

Published Saturday, April 19, 2014
By Messenger Staff

The Paradise ISD board of trustees will look over and possibly approve teacher contracts during its regular meeting Monday, April 21.

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Board to meet behind closed doors

Published Saturday, April 19, 2014
By Messenger Staff

The Alvord school board will convene in a special called session at 5 p.m. Monday.

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Commissioners approve additional shelter staff

Published Saturday, April 19, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

Help is on the way. Wise County commissioners voted Monday to add a position at the Wise County Animal Shelter at the request of Administrator Linda Bryan.

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County sees first traffic fatality of 2014

Published Wednesday, April 16, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

A Decatur man injured in a head-on collision southeast of Paradise last month has become Wise County's first traffic fatality of 2014.

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Chapman to leave Paradise ISD job

Published Wednesday, April 16, 2014
By Jimmy Alford

Paradise ISD is looking for new leadership as Superintendent Monty Chapman resigned Monday night during a special meeting.

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Fuel tank strikes pickup, injures driver

Fuel tank strikes pickup, injures driver

Published Wednesday, April 16, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

An Alvord man was injured Sunday morning when a fuel tank from an 18-wheeler broke free and struck the pickup he was driving on U.S. 81/287.

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Area hoppin’ with Easter celebrations

Area hoppin’ with Easter celebrations

Published Wednesday, April 16, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Easter is this Sunday, and many communities, churches and local organizations are planning to host egg hunts to celebrate the holiday.

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Alvord school board non-renews AD, then rescinds

Published Wednesday, April 16, 2014
By Bob Buckel

It took the Alvord school board just 11 minutes Monday to OK a roof replacement, approve a joint election agreement with the city of Alvord, appoint election judges and vote to non-renew the contract of its athletic director.

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Hall earns ‘distinguished’ honor from university

Published Wednesday, April 16, 2014
By Brian Knox

A Wise County teen has received Angelo State University's top scholarship.

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Decatur gas station catches fire

Published Wednesday, April 16, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

The Chevron gas station on Farm Road 51 South in Decatur was damaged by fire Sunday night.

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