Aurora woman killed in wreck

Aurora woman killed in wreck

Published Saturday, July 4, 2015
By Brian Knox

An Aurora woman was killed in a head-on collision near Decatur early Thursday morning.

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Record rainfall pace continues

Published Saturday, July 4, 2015
By Brian Knox

Wise County saw about half the rainfall in June as it did in May.

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Reunion washer tourney claims Guinness mark

Reunion washer tourney claims Guinness mark

Published Saturday, July 4, 2015
By Racey Burden

For nearly a year, the status of Amanda Williams' world record claim remained unchanged.

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Farm Service Agency to assist producers slammed by recent heavy rains

Published Saturday, July 4, 2015
By Messenger Staff

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Texas Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds farmers and ranchers across the state of federal farm program benefits that may be available to help eligible producers recover from recent heavy rains and flooding.

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King brags on Texas, details recent session

Published Saturday, July 4, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Rep. Phil King told Precinct 2 citizens last week that the recent legislative session was the most productive in which he's been involved.

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Alvord School Board to interview superintendent candidates

Published Saturday, July 4, 2015
By Messenger Staff

The Alvord School Board will meet three times next week to interview superintendent candidates.

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Auxiliaries give activity reports

Published Saturday, July 4, 2015
By Messenger Staff

The presidents of the Wise Regional Health System auxiliaries presented annual reports to the WRHS board Monday night.

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Extension agents report Roundup success

Published Saturday, July 4, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Six Wise County youth received scholarships totaling $78,000 at last month's Texas 4-H State Roundup.

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Driver given probation in manslaughter case

Published Wednesday, July 1, 2015
By Brian Knox

The driver of a car who caused an accident that killed two motorcyclists and injured two more on Memorial Day in 2014 will not have to spend any more time in jail.

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Same-sex licenses to be available

Published Wednesday, July 1, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County will issue same-sex marriage licenses, but they were not available to citizens as of press time Tuesday.

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Light up the night: Firework stands prep for Fourth

Light up the night: Firework stands  prep for Fourth

Published Wednesday, July 1, 2015
By Racey Burden

With a less restrictive burn ban, workers at local firework stands anticipate greater sales than last year.

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Officials caution revelers to celebrate safely

Published Wednesday, July 1, 2015
By Richard Greene

Sunny hot weather is expected to bring out people in droves to Lake Bridgeport for the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

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Electrical fire destroys home

Published Wednesday, July 1, 2015
By Brian Knox

Fire destroyed a home on U.S. 380 just east of the Decatur city limits around midday Saturday.

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Mr. Wood goes to Austin; Alvord grad interns at state capitol

Mr. Wood goes to Austin; Alvord grad interns at  state capitol

Published Wednesday, July 1, 2015
By Travis Lisle

The fast-paced world of state government sounds like an overwhelming prospect for a small-town kid, but Caleb Wood of Alvord is shaking that notion.

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Bridgeport EDC director resigns

Published Wednesday, July 1, 2015
By Racey Burden

Sterling Flynn, executive director of the Bridgeport Economic Development Corp., has quit.

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Applications due for grants to help repair housing in rural communities

Published Wednesday, July 1, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced earlier that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking applications for grants to make housing repairs for low- and very-low-income rural residents.

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Fire scorches NRS warehouse

Published Saturday, June 27, 2015
By Racey Burden

Firefighters responded to a fire at the new National Roper's Supply store south of Decatur on US 81/287 just before 7 Wednesday morning.

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Townsend to pick architect; Decatur School Board gives go-ahead in practice facility planning process

Published Saturday, June 27, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Preliminary work started on Decatur ISD's multipurpose indoor practice facility with the school board last week giving Superintendent Rod Townsend the authority to pick an architect for the project.

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Fireworks to light sky at 4th Fest

Published Saturday, June 27, 2015
By Brian Knox

With Independence Day falling on a Saturday, coupled with Lake Bridgeport being full, it's hard to predict just how many people might attend Runaway Bay's 4th Fest next weekend.

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True Aim

True Aim

Published Saturday, June 27, 2015
By Racey Burden

A woman with the commanding voice of a drill sergeant paced between the row of archers and their targets, yelling instructions. "Behind the line!" she shouts. "How we doing troops?"

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