Granger visits Wise

Published Aug. 22, 2017
By David Talley

U.S. Congresswoman Kay Granger visited with a group of Wise County Republicans Monday afternoon in Decatur to chat with constituents and answer questions on healthcare, military spending, the press and education.

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Johnson sworn in as chief deputy

Published Published Monday, Aug. 21, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Craig Johnson in a ceremony Monday described the strange feeling of being “transformed [overnight Sunday] from Judge Johnson into Chief Deputy Johnson.”

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Back to school: Superintendents channel first day excitement

Back to school: Superintendents channel first day excitement

Published Published Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017
By Messenger staff

With the ring of the first school bell, Wise County superintendents are stepping out to greet parents and students.

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Library building for sale

Published Published Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017
By By Racey Burden

The city of Bridgeport is currently accepting bids for the possible sale of its public library building, but that doesn’t mean the end of the library itself.

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Eclipse experience: Libraries plan viewing parties

Published Published Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017
By Racey Burden

On Monday, Aug. 21, the United States will experience its first total eclipse since 1979, and several local libraries are holding viewing parties.

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Necessity of interim constable questioned

Published Published Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners may not appoint an interim constable in Precinct 3, a position left vacant last week when Doug Parr resigned as a condition of his criminal plea deal.

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Wise County Crime Report

Published Published Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017
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MONDAY, AUG. 7 100 BLOCK OF COUNTY ROAD 4657 — A tractor was stolen.

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City approves zoning request for annexed property

Published Published Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017
By Brian Knox

Recently annexed land that will be home to future industrial businesses was officially zoned heavy industrial Monday by the Decatur City Council.

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Action!: Boyd 9-year-old writes, stars in zombie film

Action!: Boyd 9-year-old writes, stars in zombie film

Published Published Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017
By David Talley

Boyd’s adult population is gone, transformed into mindless hunters that prey on the community’s remaining children who can only run and hide from the deadly horde.

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Council argues, lowers tax rate

Published Published Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017
By Racey Burden

After some argument, Boyd City Council members voted Tuesday to propose a tax rate of 55.4 cents per $100 valuation, 6 cents lower than last year’s rate.

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Build it, and they will come: Home builds booming in South Wise

Published Published Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017
By Racey Burden

Rhome and Boyd have seen more residential home growth than Decatur and Bridgeport so far this year.

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Necessity of interim constable questioned

Published Published Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners may not appoint an interim constable in Precinct 3, a position left vacant last week when Doug Parr resigned as a condition of his criminal plea deal.

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Seniorgarten: Sisters born 12 years apart share big first days

Published Wednesday, August 16, 2017
By Brian Knox

Carson Read begins her senior year today with the first day of classes at Decatur High School.

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Milk recall issued for local dairy

Published Wednesday, August 16, 2017
By Brian Knox

Raw milk from K-Bar Dairy in Paradise has tested positive for the Brucella bacteria, prompting a recall by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

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Clerk arrested for theft by public servant

Published Wednesday, August 16, 2017
By Brian Knox

A Newark city employee was arrested recently for stealing money from the city.

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No increase in proposed tax rate

Published Wednesday, August 16, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners Monday proposed keeping the tax rate the same as last year - 37.89 cents per $100 property valuation for fiscal year 2018.

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Mexican consul in Wise this week

Published Wednesday, August 16, 2017
By Messenger Staff

The Consulate General of Mexico in Dallas will be hosting its "Mobile Consulate" program Wednesday and Thursday at the First United Methodist Church in Bridgeport.

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Bridgeport City Council votes to keep same tax rate

Published Wednesday, August 16, 2017
By Racey Burden

Bridgeport City Council Monday proposed a tax rate of 63.9 cents per $100 valuation, the same rate as last year.

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City of Decatur aims for same tax rate

Published Wednesday, August 16, 2017
By Brian Knox

The city of Decatur is working on a budget that won't require much if any increase in the tax rate, the city council was told Monday.

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Rhome development moves forward

Published Wednesday, August 16, 2017
By Racey Burden

A public hearing concerning a zoning change for the future site of Rhome's Prairie Point subdivision laid out preliminary plans for the development's future.

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