Candidates line up to get on ballot

Published Wednesday, November 15, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

The filing period for the 2018 election opened Saturday, and several local Republicans have already filed the paperwork to be on the March 6 primary ballot.

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Applewhite seeks constable job

Published Wednesday, November 15, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Charles Applewhite, who lives near Aurora, announced Friday he will run for Precinct 3 constable in 2018.

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Board starts superintendent search

Published Wednesday, November 15, 2017
By Racey Burden

Paradise School Board has created a timeline for its superintendent search.

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Coyote Chase Race set this weekend

Published Wednesday, November 15, 2017
By Messenger Staff

The 24th annual Coyote Chase Race 5K and 1-mile run is Saturday, Nov. 18, at Weatherford College.

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Sheers of Steele offers haircuts for pajamas

Published Wednesday, November 15, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Northwest ISD's student-operated Sheers of Steele Salon, located at Steele Accelerated High School, will offer free haircuts for visitors who bring pajamas to donate to charity on Nov. 28, Dec. 5 and Dec. 12.

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Northwest starts book drive

Published Wednesday, November 15, 2017
By Messenger Staff

The Northwest ISD Education Foundation is partnering with the Barnes and Noble of Southlake Town Square for a holiday book drive to benefit district students.

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Weatherford College presents ‘Rumors’

Published Wednesday, November 15, 2017
By Messenger Staff

The Weatherford College Fine Arts Department will present "Rumors" Thursday through Sunday in the Alkek Fine Arts Center theater.

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Brazile moves to top of world rankings; Decatur cowboy takes second in steer roping

Published Wednesday, November 15, 2017
By Brett Hoffman

The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association's top 15 steer ropers from the 2017 regular season saddled up over the past weekend for the Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping in Mulvane, Kan., which is in the Wichita area.

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Bridgeport cancels annexation plans

Published Monday, November 13, 2017
By Racey Burden

Mayor Randy Singleton announced Monday that Bridgeport is no longer planning to annex any land.

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New faces win out in Paradise elections

Published Saturday, November 11, 2017
By Racey Burden

Voters in Paradise chose four new school board members and two new city council members Tuesday, ending the terms of several incumbents.

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Voters narrowly pass water district prop

Published Saturday, November 11, 2017
By Brian Knox

The proposition related to the Wise County Water Supply District was approved by Decatur voters Tuesday, but not overwhelmingly.

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Partin to leave elected post; Board president battles cancer

Published Saturday, November 11, 2017
By Richard Greene

For the past 13 years, Ernest Partin has been a constant voice on the Boyd ISD School Board, fighting for the education of the district's students.

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City of Boyd reorganizes city hall

Published Saturday, November 11, 2017
By Richard Greene

The reorganization of Boyd's city administration is now official.

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Applications for Santa Cops programs available

Published Saturday, November 11, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Applications are now being accepted for the Santa Cops programs at two local police departments.

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Two amendments fail in Wise

Published Saturday, November 11, 2017
By Racey Burden

Wise County voters approved all but two of seven proposed constitutional amendments Tuesday, but all seven passed statewide by wide margins.

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Case dropped on rezoning for drug treatment facility

Published Saturday, November 11, 2017
By Racey Burden

Timothy Godwin dropped his efforts to stop the city of Aurora from approving any zoning ordinance changes in regards to a proposed drug rehabilitation facility last week.

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Steeler to teacher: Former quarterback recounts experiences as professional athlete

Published Saturday, November 11, 2017
By Nathaniel Carr

He sits at his desk with two blue and white Decatur baseball jerseys hanging to his left, and in the drawer to the right sits a gold and black ring, with clear white diamonds in the band.

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Boyd honored for service to community

Published Saturday, November 11, 2017
By Brian Knox

Decatur resident Jackie Boyd has served the community in one way or another all his life.

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Coker appointed to Workforce Development Board

Published Saturday, November 11, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Anna Coker of Decatur was recently appointed by County Judge J.D. Clark to serve on the North Central Texas Workforce Development Board.

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Police trying to ID suspect

Published Saturday, November 11, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Bridgeport Police Department is asking for the public's help identifying a man suspected of credit card fraud.

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