Sisk gets 4-year sentence for burying body

Published Wednesday, October 29, 2014
By Brian Knox

A Boyd man has been sentenced to four years in prison after Tarrant County prosecutors said he helped bury the body of a murder victim in south Wise County.

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Trick or Treat

Published Wednesday, October 29, 2014
By Messenger Staff

The Alvord High School Halloween haunted house is open indefinitely Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, starting at 10:30 p.m. on the 31st and 6 p.m. on the 1st.

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Alves wins PBR world title

Alves wins PBR world title

Published Wednesday, October 29, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

Silvano Alves of Decatur made bull riding history, winning his third PBR world title Sunday in Las Vegas.

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Going Green: Slidell student elected to 4-H council, receives coveted jacket

Going Green: Slidell student elected to 4-H council, receives coveted jacket

Published Wednesday, October 29, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

No, she didn't win the Masters, but Caitlin Pruett recently donned a green jacket she had coveted for a long, long time.

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Grand jury indicts 29

Published Wednesday, October 29, 2014
By Messenger Staff

A Wise County grand jury met Oct. 16 and returned the following felony indictments.

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Wildfire plan to take shape

Published Wednesday, October 29, 2014
By Bob Buckel

With a new specialist on board from the Texas Forest Service, the Decatur Fire Department got the go-ahead Monday night to put in place a Community Wildfire Protection Plan that has been "on the map" for several years.

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From Brazil to Bridgeport

Published Wednesday, October 29, 2014
By Jake Harris

Sao Paulo, Brazil is a long way from Bridgeport, Texas - but Bridgeport High School exchange student Raquel Vale says she is right at home in the Lone Star State.

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Problem Solvers take on identity theft

Published Wednesday, October 29, 2014
By Jake Harris

According to the Texas Attorney General's Office, more than 25,000 Texans every year say they are victims of identity theft.

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Wise Regional takes over nursing operations

Published Wednesday, October 29, 2014
By Bob Buckel

The directors of Wise Regional Health System voted Monday night to affiliate with seven nursing facilities in the area - at their request.

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1 dies in 2-vehicle accident

1 dies in 2-vehicle accident

Published Saturday, October 25, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

A Sanger woman was killed and her granddaughter critically injured in a two-vehicle accident Wednesday morning near Slidell.

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Defying the odds; Coach returns to court after staring down death

Defying the odds; Coach returns to court after staring down death

Published Saturday, October 25, 2014
By Richard Greene

Lynn Cranfill emerges from his office Wednesday afternoon and walks onto the court, giving a single clap and yelling, "Let's go!"

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Bridgeport city administrator retires after 4 years

Published Saturday, October 25, 2014
By Jake Harris

Bridgeport City Administrator Brandon Emmons' retirement announcement may have come as a surprise to those members of the audience who remained, but for Emmons, the career move is right on schedule.

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125 years of Mass in Bridgeport

Published Saturday, October 25, 2014
By Jake Harris

A Wise County church will celebrate more than a century of services Sunday.

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Halloween Events for Saturday, October 25, 2014

Published Saturday, October 25, 2014
By Messenger Staff

The Alvord High School Halloween haunted house is open for a lights on tour 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25.

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Man continues to elude officers

Published Saturday, October 25, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

Brian King, 32, of Alvord is still on the run after fleeing police officers who were trying to arrest him in Chico Tuesday evening.

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Bond price tag could top $8 million

Published Saturday, October 25, 2014
By Brian Knox

The Decatur School Board Monday continued discussions about a possible bond issue to address the needs of the district.

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Meeting Previews for Saturday, October 25, 2014

Published Saturday, October 25, 2014
By Messenger Staff

At their 6 p.m. meeting Monday, Oct. 27, the directors of Wise Regional Health System will consider acquiring six nursing facilities and a rehab facility, including sublease, operations and management agreements.

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If you want a bid, attend a city council meeting

Published Saturday, October 25, 2014
By Jake Harris

There's an old saying that "80 percent of success is just showing up."

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Alvord senior wins State Fair Longhorn competition

Published Saturday, October 25, 2014
By Jake Harris

Miracle Petree is no stranger to extracurricular activities.

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Early voting available this weekend

Published Saturday, October 25, 2014
By Messenger Staff

If your work week schedule doesn't allow you to vote early Monday-through-Friday for the Nov. 4 general election, you're in luck this year.

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