Filing begins for May Election

Published Saturday, January 24, 2015
By Messenger Staff

The filing period for the May 9 city council and school board elections opens Wednesday, Jan. 28, and runs through Friday, Feb. 27.

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New ag center provides upgrades for growing program

New ag center provides upgrades for growing program

Published Saturday, January 24, 2015
By Brian Knox

Decatur High School agriculture students may have a new place to house their animals, but calling it an ag barn would be selling it short.

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Former Alvord school board member airs grievances

Published Saturday, January 24, 2015
By Jake Harris

A former Alvord school board member argued for more transparency during the group's meeting Thursday night.

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Bridgeport Middle School Problem Solvers plan ‘shred day’

Published Saturday, January 24, 2015
By Jake Harris

The Bridgeport Middle School Problem Solvers group is making progress in their effort to combat identity theft in Wise County.

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Meeting Agendas for Saturday, January 24, 2015

Published Saturday, January 24, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Wise County commissioners next week will discuss a resolution in support of voter choice for Wise County Water Control and Improvement Districts.

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Retired PBR champs to ride in local event

Published Saturday, January 24, 2015
By Messenger Staff

J.W. Hart and PBR have announced that the 2015 J.W. Hart PBR Challenge on May 30 in Decatur will feature PBR world champions from the past three decades competing in a special pay-per-view event.

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Bridgeport City Council waits to award bid

Published Saturday, January 24, 2015
By Jake Harris

More development is coming to Bridgeport's downtown area - just not as soon as council members hoped.

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Green and growing: Greenhouse to stimulate Alvord’s roots

Published Saturday, January 24, 2015
By Bob Buckel

The history of the Alvord area includes rich soil, big gardens and a thriving farmer's market - even commercial vegetable production.

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Pair hurt in 3-car pileup

Pair hurt in 3-car pileup

Published Wednesday, January 21, 2015
By Brian Knox

A chain reaction wreck around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday sent two people to area hospitals and shut down a major roadway for nearly an hour.

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2 die in wrecks over weekend

2 die in wrecks over weekend

Published Wednesday, January 21, 2015
By Bob Buckel

Wise County went two weeks into 2015 without a traffic fatality, then saw two within just over four hours Friday night and Saturday morning.

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Fires flare up on windy weekend

Published Wednesday, January 21, 2015
By Bob Buckel

Wise County firefighters had a frantic weekend, responding to more than a dozen grass fires Saturday and Sunday all over the county.

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Perkins picked for All-State choir

Published Wednesday, January 21, 2015
By Bob Buckel

When the Texas All-State choir sings in February at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, listen for the very highest soprano part. You'll hear Decatur's Stevi Perkins.

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New Bridgeport school facilities on the horizon

Published Wednesday, January 21, 2015
By Jake Harris

The Bridgeport ISD school board focused mainly on new school buildings Monday night.

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Chico School Board extends Jones’ contract; Cost estimates given for possible bond program

Published Wednesday, January 21, 2015
By Brian Knox

The Chico school board voted to extend the contract of Superintendent Mike Jones by the slimmest of margins Monday.

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Burglars strike Rhome pharmacy

Published Wednesday, January 21, 2015
By Brian Knox

A pharmacy in Rhome was the victim of a "smash and grab" style burglary over the weekend.

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Man found safe after Silver Alert issued

Published Wednesday, January 21, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

A Bridgeport man was found safe Friday night after a Silver Alert was issued for him.

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‘The kids are all right;’ Siblings who survived 1992 wreck reunite with rescuer

‘The kids are all right;’ Siblings who survived 1992 wreck reunite with rescuer

Published Saturday, January 17, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Four-year-old Danny Hernandez huddled on the bank of Elizabeth Creek, his body battered and bloodied. Fire ants threatened to overtake him. His parents lay nearby, dead in the water.

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District extends superintendents contract

Published Saturday, January 17, 2015
By Brian Knox

Decatur ISD Superintendent Rod Townsend received a vote of confidence from the school board Wednesday night.

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Dog thieves? Missing pets leave owners sad, suspicious

Published Saturday, January 17, 2015
By Bob Buckel

Three large dogs that went missing in the same Decatur neighborhood the Saturday after Christmas have raised suspicions that someone may be picking up dogs and reselling them.

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Boyd School Board awards ag barn bid, considers new playground

Published Saturday, January 17, 2015
By Jake Harris

The Boyd school board voted to accept a bid for its new agriculture barn Thursday night, awarding the job to Dallas Tate Construction from Bowie.

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