‘Battle’ leads fight against hunger

‘Battle’ leads fight against hunger

Published Saturday, September 20, 2014
By Brian Knox

Among the grudge matches that make up the Battle of Big Sandy, perhaps the one that does the most good for the community is the annual food drive competition between Bridgeport and Decatur.

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Farver faces child indecency charge

Published Saturday, September 20, 2014
By Brian Knox

An Aurora city councilman was arrested earlier this month for indecency with a child.

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EDC to move to Walnut Street

Published Saturday, September 20, 2014
By Bob Buckel

Sometime before the end of the year, the Decatur Economic Development Corp. will move its offices from the city-owned Visitors Center on Trinity Street to a rented office at 203 Walnut St., just off the northwest corner of the square.

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Attorney General candidate stumps here

Published Saturday, September 20, 2014
By Bob Buckel

Yes, that's really his name - and no, he's not a descendant of the Father of Texas. But Sam Houston does believe he'd make a good attorney general.

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Rhome pulls school resource officer from schools

Published Saturday, September 20, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

The city of Rhome has pulled its school resource officer from Northwest ISD schools.

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County acquires building for crime lab

Published Saturday, September 20, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

The Wise County Sheriff's Office will expand its crime lab setup with a building previously used by the U.S. Army.

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Fines, fees on Decatur City Council agenda

Published Saturday, September 20, 2014
By Messenger Staff

The Decatur City Council will consider raising library fines as well as airport fees, residential and commercial water rates, and wastewater rates at its meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22, at City Hall.

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Bridgeport City Council sets tax rate, works on library flooding

Published Saturday, September 20, 2014
By Jake Harris

Bridgeport has a tax rate for fiscal year 2014-2015.

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Runaway Bay City Council approves budget, tax rate

Published Saturday, September 20, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

The city of Runaway Bay has its budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

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Jury clears man in assault case

Published Saturday, September 20, 2014
By Brian Knox

It took a Wise County jury less than 30 minutes Wednesday to find a Decatur man not guilty of family assault.

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Rhome City Council considers restructuring fire dept.

Published Saturday, September 20, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

Rhome officials continue to try and work out the city's relationship with the fire department.

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Wise Democrats to host ‘empty chair’ debate

Published Saturday, September 20, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Wise County Democratic Party chair Tracy Smith announced Thursday that the party will host an "Empty Chair Debate" Tuesday at the Decatur Visitors' Center, 106 South Trinity.

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Rhome City Council squabbles over park plaque

Published Saturday, September 20, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

For at least the third time, the Rhome City Council discussed the wording for a contributor's plaque at Veterans Park.

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Vendors, competitors come to Fossil Pointe for shooting championship

Published Saturday, September 20, 2014
By Jake Harris

Hundreds of people have already descended on Decatur for the Texas State Championship shooting competition. Hundreds more are expected in town by the end of the weekend.

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Elections administrator resigns

Published Wednesday, September 17, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County Elections Administrator Lannie Noble is heading east.

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Alvord ISD gets ready to pass out Chromebooks

Alvord ISD gets ready to pass out Chromebooks

Published Wednesday, September 17, 2014
By Bob Buckel

In a storage room at Alvord High School, where servers hum and metal shelves are piled high with hard drives, cables and old computers being scrapped for parts, 400 brand-new notebook computers sit neatly stacked, ready to go into the hands of students. Any day now.

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Vidal pleads guilty to using sports league money

Published Wednesday, September 17, 2014
By Messenger Staff

A Chico man has pleaded guilty to credit card or debit card abuse related to the theft of funds from a local youth sports association.

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Paradise City Council adopts budget, tax rate

Published Wednesday, September 17, 2014
By Jimmy Alford

Paradise property owners won't see an increase in city taxes this year. The city council Monday night voted to stay with a tax rate of 33.9 cents per $100 valuation.

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Decatur EDC Meeting Preview

Published Wednesday, September 17, 2014
By Messenger Staff

The directors of the Decatur Economic Development Corp. will meet at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Visitor's Center, 106 S. Trinity, with a relatively short agenda.

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Volunteers needed for mentoring program

Published Wednesday, September 17, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

Boyd Middle School Principal James McDonald admits lunchtime is the saddest part of the day for some students.

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