Unbroken: Umphress defies odds to beat cancer

Unbroken: Umphress defies odds to beat cancer

Published Saturday, February 17, 2018
By Reece Waddell

The Chico High School gym was nearly empty. Practice had been over for a while, but senior Bailey Umphress lingered.

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Early voting starts Tuesday

Published Saturday, February 17, 2018
By Brian Knox

Early voting for the March 6 Democratic and Republican Primary elections begins Tuesday at four locations in Wise County.

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Boy struck by vehicle

Published Saturday, February 17, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

A 7-year-old boy is in critical condition at Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth after being hit by a pickup Thursday night in Bridgeport.

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Bridgeport School Board approves new school calendar

Published Saturday, February 17, 2018
By Racey Burden

Bridgeport School Board approved the district's 2018-2019 calendar at its Monday meeting.

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County explores veterans court

Published Saturday, February 17, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

County Attorney James Stainton is doing the legwork to establish a Veterans Treatment Court in Wise County.

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County hires 911 coordinator

Published Saturday, February 17, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners Monday hired a new 911 coordinator - Wacy Beck of Paradise.

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Zone change to cut Northwest enrollment

Published Saturday, February 17, 2018
By Richard Greene

Enrollment at Chisholm Trail Middle School is projected to be cut in half next fall after the opening of Adams Middle School and the adjustment of the attendance zone for Rhome campus.

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Clubs pop up out of incentive program

Published Saturday, February 17, 2018
By Richard Greene

At the final bell on many days, Boyd Intermediate School Principal Daniel Bourgeois doesn't see students making a mad dash to get off campus.

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Home inventory continues to shrink

Published Saturday, February 17, 2018
By Richard Greene

Realtor Lisa Caraway completed 110 transactions last year, tallying $20 million.

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Bridgeport Police Chief says department needs competitive pay, new vehicles

Published Saturday, February 17, 2018
By Racey Burden

At Monday's Bridgeport City Council meeting, Police Chief Steve Stanford presented the department's annual report, which included future budgetary needs.

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Proposed daycare draws comments

Published Saturday, February 17, 2018
By Brian Knox

During a public hearing portion of Monday's Decatur City Council meeting, the council heard a first reading of a specific use permit application for a daycare.

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Carter says state needs a ‘working man’

Published Saturday, February 17, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

Republican Craig Carter of Nocona, one of three candidates running for the District 30 Senate seat, told Wise County citizens Tuesday he's best for the job because he's got the district's best interest at heart and he's not a career politician.

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Decatur City Council hears presentation on trash carts

Published Saturday, February 17, 2018
By Brian Knox

The City of Decatur may soon consider a proposal for residential trash containers.

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Motorist assists with drug arrest

Published Saturday, February 17, 2018
By Brian Knox

A passing motorist helped an officer catch a man believed to have been transporting marijuana from Mexico to Dallas Sunday.

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5 Things to Know: The Week Ahead in Wise for Saturday, February 17, 2018

Published Saturday, February 17, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Why risk standing in line on election day when you've got two weeks to vote early?

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Wise As It Was: ‘Lost Battalion’ found

Published Saturday, February 17, 2018
By Racey Burden

In March of 1942, the men of a North Texas National Guard battalion were captured by the Japanese on the island of Java - and lost.

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Wise As It Was: What’s in a name?

Published Saturday, February 17, 2018
By Messenger Staff

The county seat of Wise County was originally named Taylorsville.

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Wise As It Was: In the paper 100 years ago…

Published Saturday, February 17, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Some two or three weeks ago a report was in circulation that two of the Wise County soldiers at Camp Bowie had tired of army life and had taken leave without notice.

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Inferno devours property; 8 departments battle blaze

Inferno devours property; 8 departments  battle blaze

Published Wednesday, February 14, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

Two mobile homes near Chico burst into a raging inferno after catching fire around 11 p.m. Monday.

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Property owner cited before second blaze

Published Wednesday, February 14, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

Monday night's fire on County Road 1637 was eerily similar to a tragedy that occurred on that property almost exactly four years ago.

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