Starting over: Local veteran displaced after losing home to flood

Starting over: Local veteran displaced after losing home to flood

Published Saturday, April 20, 2019
By Austin Jackson

Through his military service overseas and disaster relief in the Army Reserves, Alvord resident Wilmer Valles has routinely been the one helping others during times of emergency.

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Partners in crime fighting; Married couple serving city as officers

Partners in crime fighting; Married couple serving city as officers

Published Saturday, April 20, 2019
By Brian Knox

A couple of weeks ago, Decatur Police Officer Trent White heard a fellow officer on the radio and knew he needed assistance.

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County tops 68K; Estimates shows 3.7 percent growth

Published Saturday, April 20, 2019
By Richard Greene

Located on the edge of the fastest growing metropolitan region in the nation, Wise County is starting to see the same influx of people.

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Early voting begins Monday

Published Saturday, April 20, 2019
By Brian Knox

Can't wait to cast a vote in local elections? You're in luck - the first opportunity to vote is Monday.

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Dazzling record: Fundraiser tops $74K

Dazzling record: Fundraiser tops $74K

Published Saturday, April 20, 2019
By Kristen Tribe

Wise Health Foundation's Dazzle Me Pink set a fundraising record Wednesday afternoon, raising $74,008 for Mary's Gift, which provides free mammograms for those who can't otherwise afford them.

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Newark City Council to seek county help

Published Saturday, April 20, 2019
By Austin Jackson

Newark city council members Thursday approved Mayor Mark Wondolowski to negotiate an interlocal agreement with Wise County for road improvements in the city.

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Decatur Choice 2019

Published Saturday, April 20, 2019
By Messenger Staff

Three council seats are on the May 4 ballot. Voters will select council members for Place 2, Place 4 and the at-large Place 6 seats. Here's their answers to our questions on their race.

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Brothers add to medal collection: State hoops champs advance to academic state meet

Published Saturday, April 20, 2019
By Richard Greene

For a short time last weekend, Easton Vanover enjoyed bragging rights between brothers, claiming a gold medal in accounting at the Class A Region III UIL academics meet.

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Acting up: Slidell cast adds to school’s legacy

Published Saturday, April 20, 2019
By Richard Greene

When the critics announced the final results Monday at the Class A Region III one-act play contest in Keller, several members of the cast broke character.

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Writing another success story: Paradise to send three to state

Published Saturday, April 20, 2019
By Richard Greene

Over the past several years, Paradise High School has built a legacy of sending writers to the UIL state academics meet.

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Tasty return: Richey qualifies for second trip to state

Published Saturday, April 20, 2019
By Richard Greene

After learning he had earned a second trip to the UIL state academic meet, Bridgeport's Jacob Richey started texting his journalism teacher Cindy Berry not only about the results but also frozen yogurt.

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Staying current: Decatur team books state trip

Published Saturday, April 20, 2019
By Richard Greene

When Marcus Pena regularly checks Twitter, it's not just for his social life. He's also studying as he searches through the latest headlines.

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5 Things to Know: The Week Ahead in Wise for Saturday, April 20, 2019

Published Saturday, April 20, 2019
By Messenger Staff

Polls open at 8 a.m. Monday, kicking off early voting for the May 4 city council and school board elections. Early voting runs April 22 through April 30.

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Local veteran displaced after losing home in flood

Published Thursday, April 18, 2019
By Austin Jackson

The home of a Wise County veteran and Army Reserve was flooded during Wednesday's storms.

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Crash claims 1

Published Wednesday, April 17, 2019
By Austin Jackson

A 22-year-old Decatur man died after losing control of his vehicle and crashing into a tree Saturday night near Cottondale.

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Storm leads to wrecks: Slick roads, storms prove dangerous over the weekend

Published Wednesday, April 17, 2019
By Austin Jackson

Rainstorms and slick roads in Wise County led to a spate of crashes Saturday with a common cause - unsafe speeds.

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Non-fiction funk: Former country rocker, current librarian brings noise to the bookshelves

Non-fiction funk: Former country rocker, current librarian brings noise to the bookshelves

Published Wednesday, April 17, 2019
By Austin Jackson

A turn of a crisp page echoes through the Newark Public Library, as kids and old-timers bury their heads deep into colorful novels and history books.

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Construction decision delayed again

Published Wednesday, April 17, 2019
By Richard Greene

A decision on construction at the high school will wait until May.

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Caring for hearts: Students receive free ECGs

Published Wednesday, April 17, 2019
By Richard Greene

Boyd Intermediate School teacher Lauren Luig spent Tuesday morning signing in students before volunteers administered electrocardiograms.

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Easter Events for Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Published Wednesday, April 17, 2019
By Messenger Staff

Easter is Sunday, and many cities and organizations are holding events this weekend.

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