Sex offender given life sentence

Published Saturday, February 18, 2017
By Brian Knox

A previously convicted sex offender was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday after being found guilty of sexually abusing his young step-granddaughter over a two-year period.

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Driver crashes into tree

Driver crashes into tree

Published Saturday, February 18, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

A 31-year-old Bowie man was seriously injured Wednesday morning when his pickup left the roadway and struck a tree on Farm Road 51 south of Decatur.

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Candidates file for local races

Published Saturday, February 18, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Wise County will have multiple contested races in the May 6 election.

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Sailing full circle: Williams completes the Great Loop journey

Sailing full circle: Williams completes the Great Loop journey

Published Saturday, February 18, 2017
By Racey Burden

Faring 10-foot waves en route to the Bahamas, sailing 25 hours straight across the Gulf, waiting in canal locks full of barges - Rafe Williams' trip around the Great Loop was far different from the lake boating he was used to.

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Rolling aid: Red Cross crew now more mobile

Published Saturday, February 18, 2017
By David Talley

Wise County's Red Cross volunteers have a new set of wheels.

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Newark City Council places development district on ballot

Published Saturday, February 18, 2017
By David Talley

Newark City Council members Thursday voted to place a measure creating a municipal development district on the ballot this May.

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County seeks ways to improve internet connectivity

Published Saturday, February 18, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County is spearheading a study of local internet infrastructure.

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Alvord City Council approves plant improvements

Published Saturday, February 18, 2017
By David Talley

Alvord City Council members Thursday voted to fund more improvements for the city's wastewater treatment plant.

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Boyd School Board considers admin contracts

Published Saturday, February 18, 2017
By David Talley

Boyd trustees unanimously voted to add time to all administrator and principal contracts Monday, but split over Athletic Director Brandon Hopkins, leaving the coach without an extension.

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Chico trustees call bond election

Published Saturday, February 18, 2017
By David Talley

Chico ISD board members voted Monday to place a $1.8 million, 10-year bond on the May ballot to fund several facilities and transportation projects.

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Ongoing fight leads to shooting death

Published Wednesday, February 15, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

A Bridgeport man was shot and killed by his neighbor Friday night in the midst of an ongoing dispute.

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Shires found not guilty; Jury clears man of sex charges

Published Wednesday, February 15, 2017
By Brian Knox

Heath Shires admitted to drinking with friends on the night and early morning hours of July 31 and Aug. 1, 2013, at a friend's house in Paradise.

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Becoming Fletchers: Three siblings find forever home with Decatur couple and brood of boys

Becoming Fletchers: Three siblings find forever home with Decatur couple and brood of boys

Published Wednesday, February 15, 2017
By David Talley

Up at bat for his select baseball team, Halen Fletcher, 17, called a time out.

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Bridgeport considers historic overlay district

Published Wednesday, February 15, 2017
By Racey Burden

The city of Bridgeport could soon add new zoning restrictions to its downtown, as the council met Monday and discussed establishing a historic district overlay.

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Decaur City Council approves encroachment agreement

Published Wednesday, February 15, 2017
By Brian Knox

The Decatur City Council Monday approved an encroachment agreement with the company that owns a pipeline running under the site of a future hotel next to the Decatur Civic Center.

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Northwest trustees call $399 million bond

Published Wednesday, February 15, 2017
By David Talley

Northwest School Board members voted unanimously Tuesday to place a $399 million bond election on the May 6 ballot.

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Weatherford College Board tweaks advisory post offer

Published Wednesday, February 15, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

The Weatherford College Board voted Monday night to immediately give Wise County an advisory position on the board, which is a non-voting voice on Wise County related issues.

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WC teacher certification program adds new certificate

Published Wednesday, February 15, 2017
By Messenger Staff

The Weatherford College Teacher Certification Program is currently admitting teacher candidates to their program starting this summer, and is now offering certification for those wishing to teach hospitality, nutrition and food sciences for eighth through 12th grade.

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Police investigate shooting

Published Saturday, February 11, 2017
By Brian Knox

Decatur Police are looking for the person responsible for shooting out a window of a car and a bedroom window in Decatur during the overnight hours Wednesday night into Thursday morning.

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Jury clears man of sex charges

Published Saturday, February 11, 2017
By Brian Knox

A Wise County jury returned a not guilty verdict in a felony sex crime case Friday afternoon.

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