4 arrested on drug charges

Published Wednesday, February 20, 2019
By Brian Knox

Valentine's Day left four people in Heartbreak Hotel, aka the Wise County Jail, following a drug investigation at a Decatur motel last Thursday.

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Swap and shop: Annual meet opens Thursday

Published Wednesday, February 20, 2019
By Messenger Staff

A Wise County tradition returns for its 44th year this week: the Decatur Swap Meet.

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Ready to adult: 18-plus program gives students life skills

Ready to adult: 18-plus program gives students life skills

Published Wednesday, February 20, 2019
By Austin Jackson

The popular kids - Jerry Rushing, Jacob Salazar and Daisy Fernandez - arrive to class at Fit-N-Wise Friday, dishing out high fives and hugs.

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Weekend Planner for Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Published Wednesday, February 20, 2019
By Messenger Staff

The annual event sponsored by the Wise County Antique Auto Club is open to the public 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, Feb. 22-24, at the Wise County Fairgrounds on Farm Road 51 South in Decatur.

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City seeks input on alcohol sales

Published Wednesday, February 20, 2019
By Richard Greene

The Rhome City Council will be taking public input on whether it will allow alcohol sales at city events at its Feb. 26 meeting.

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District reviews transfer policy

Published Wednesday, February 20, 2019
By Richard Greene

Boyd ISD is reviewing its options to amend its interdistrict transfer criteria.

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PBR honors late rider at show

Published Wednesday, February 20, 2019
By Brett Hoffman

Clayton Biglow finished in the money at both rodeos. Biglow finished third at the PRCA rodeo and earned $4,999. He turned in a lofty score of 89.5 in the finals.

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May I have this dance

May I have this dance

Published Wednesday, February 20, 2019
By Joe Duty

Justin Grimsley asks his daughter Avery to dance with him at the Daddy Daughter Dance in Boyd Saturday night.

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‘Just horrendous:’ Children found locked in dog kennel

‘Just horrendous:’ Children found locked in dog kennel

Published Saturday, February 16, 2019
By Brian Knox

Four children discovered living in what Sheriff Lane Akin described as "horrendous" conditions Tuesday near Newark were doing well in foster care later in the week.

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Giving smiles: Comedian’s nonprofit equips cancer patients with cowboy hats

Giving smiles: Comedian’s nonprofit equips cancer patients with cowboy hats

Published Saturday, February 16, 2019
By Austin Jackson

After days surrounded by water, cracking up the Carnival cruise masses, William Lee Martin finds his legs at his office in Rhome, where cowboy hats stretch to the ceiling.

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Decatur races to be contested

Published Saturday, February 16, 2019
By Messenger Staff

Both Decatur ISD board spots and all three Decatur City Council seats on the May ballot will be contested.

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Carson given 50-year sentence

Published Saturday, February 16, 2019
By Brian Knox

A Henrietta man was sentenced to 50 years in prison Thursday a week after a Wise County jury found him guilty of a first degree felony drug possession offense.

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Hayhurst Project in the works in Bridgeport

Published Saturday, February 16, 2019
By Austin Jackson

The Hayhurst Brothers' presence in the City of Bridgeport could be growing soon.

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Boyd principals’ contracts extended

Published Saturday, February 16, 2019
By Richard Greene

Boyd ISD's three campus principals and two other administrators received contract extensions Monday night.

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Decatur City Council approves variance requests

Published Saturday, February 16, 2019
By Brian Knox

A number of variance requests were approved by the Decatur City Council Monday.

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Ounce of prevention: District to screen athletes for heart disease

Ounce of prevention: District to screen athletes for heart disease

Published Saturday, February 16, 2019
By Richard Greene

In the fall, Whitney Lamance's mother saw a story on the news about a school giving students in extracurricular activities electrocardiogram and couldn't wait to share the information with her only daughter.

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WC honors Wise County teachers

Published Saturday, February 16, 2019
By Messenger Staff

Six Wise County teachers were among the 30 teachers from across the region honored by Weatherford College at the 2019 Jack Harvey Academy of Exemplary Teachers celebration at the Doss Heritage and Culture Center.

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5 Things to Know: The Week Ahead in Wise for Saturday, February 16, 2019

Published Saturday, February 16, 2019
By Messenger Staff

Monday is Presidents Day, an American holiday originally created in 1885 to celebrate George Washington's birthday.

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State of Wise: Wise County leaders head to Austin

Published Saturday, February 16, 2019
By Richard Greene

Monday and Tuesday will be Wise County's chance to shine in the state capitol.

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Week in Review for Saturday, February 16, 2019

Published Saturday, February 16, 2019
By Messenger Staff

"It was just horrendous. It's not the way children should be living." Wise County Sheriff Lane Akin, in reference to the severe neglect of four children at a home near Newark

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