Burning up: Heat advisory or not, Wise County gets to work

Burning up: Heat advisory or not, Wise County gets to work

Published Saturday, July 21, 2018
By Austin Jackson

Across Wise County, men and women wearing slacks and skirts are heading back from their lunch break, exiting their cars for a perilous journey across the parking lot. Some will enter the cool embrace of the air conditioned office thanking the Lord; others might come back cursing.

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Barn, truck lost in blaze

Barn, truck lost in blaze

Published Saturday, July 21, 2018
By Austin Jackson

A barn and truck were lost in a blaze that also burned approximately an acre at 2131 Sunflower Road Thursday morning near Paradise.

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Decatur ISD Trustees pick new officers

Published Saturday, July 21, 2018
By Richard Greene

A month after splitting on the vote to keep superintendent Judi Whitis, Decatur ISD school board has a new slate of officers.

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Marijuana seized during traffic stops

Published Saturday, July 21, 2018
By Brian Knox

A pair of traffic stops within 24 hours resulted in the seizure of more than 100 pounds of marijuana this week.

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Apparent scam prompts bomb squad response

Published Saturday, July 21, 2018
By Brian Knox

The Denton Fire Department Bomb Squad was called to a home south of Boyd Thursday evening after a suspicious suitcase was found.

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Humbly serving: City names Nichols Person of the Year

Published Saturday, July 21, 2018
By Richard Greene

A couple of months ago, Danny Wright posed a question to Boyd Police Lt. Pedro Contreras during a conversation in the parking lot of a business.

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Cities look at water source

Published Saturday, July 21, 2018
By Austin Jackson

Upstream migration from Fort Worth has presented both a looming crisis and a potential saving grace with an additional water source for cities in southern Wise County.

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New man in charge: Newark City Council promotes Wondolowski to Mayor, Fleischer pro tem

Published Saturday, July 21, 2018
By Austin Jackson

After 89 minutes of deliberation behind closed doors Thursday, Newark city council members emerged from closed session to appoint Mark Wondolowski as Newark's next Mayor.

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White named Decatur ISD assistant superintendent

Published Saturday, July 21, 2018
By Richard Greene

After six months of overseeing the transportation department, Steve White will now serve as the assistant superintendent for operations at Decatur ISD.

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Bridgeport Police arrest 2 for drugs, fake money

Published Saturday, July 21, 2018
By Brian Knox

Drugs and counterfeit money were discovered during a traffic stop in Bridgeport this week.

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Boone named in federal drug conspiracy indictment

Published Saturday, July 21, 2018
By Brian Knox

A Wichita Falls man arrested in September in Wise County has been charged in federal court as part of a drug conspiracy in North Texas.

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Former Northwest Trustee given probation for lewd photos

Published Saturday, July 21, 2018
By Brian Knox

A former Northwest School Board member arrested in October for possession of child pornography has been given five years probation.

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Gas leak forces evacuations

Published Saturday, July 21, 2018
By Richard Greene

Eight homes along Garland and Murvil streets in the Lipsey Addition in Decatur were evacuated for more than two hours Wednesday evening as a precaution due to a propane tank leak.

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Signing day: Decatur novelist delivers personal history, truth and flare for fiction

Published Saturday, July 21, 2018
By Austin Jackson

Sylvia Hornback has always had the ability to write.

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Clark secures national appointment

Published Saturday, July 21, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County Judge J.D. Clark this week was appointed chair of the Veterans and Military Services Committee, a subgroup of the National Association of Counties (NACo) headquartered in Washington, D.C.

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5 Things to Know: The Week Ahead in Wise for Saturday, July 21, 2018

Published Saturday, July 21, 2018
By Messenger Staff

The Wise County Old Settlers Reunion is next week - July 23-28 - at Joe Wheeler Park.

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Wise As It Was: Cruel summer – 1980 remembered for unrelenting heat, drought

Published Saturday, July 21, 2018
By Richard Greene

Living in North Texas, you expect summers to be hot and several days where you feel like you may melt into the pavement walking between the parking lot to the office.

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What’s in a name? Bridgeport, Texas

Published Saturday, July 21, 2018
By Messenger Staff

In 1860, Colonel W.H. Hunt and others built a toll bridge across the Trinity River. The first bridge, which was made of cottonwood, soon crumbled into the river, and an iron bridge was constructed.

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Wise As It Was: In the paper for Saturday, July 21, 2018

Published Saturday, July 21, 2018
By Messenger Staff

"A most ingenius-general-information-automatic-machine has been set up outside one of the Melbourne railway stations."

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Sharing his vision: Wise County artist’s work over 40 years to be featured

Sharing his vision: Wise County artist’s work over 40 years to be featured

Published Wednesday, July 18, 2018
By Austin Jackson

Decatur artist Byron Watson was on Deer Park Road, going home like he had thousands of times before when he noticed something different in that old familiar field by Rann Elementary School.

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