4-H’ers place at district competition

Published Wednesday, July 16, 2014
By Lindsey Rizer

Wise County 4-H'ers recently submitted record books to the Rolling Plains District 3 competition, which was judged at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Archer City.

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Drinking water gets good grade

Published Wednesday, July 16, 2014
By Bob Buckel

Perhaps the most routine item on a routine agenda drew the most discussion at Monday's meeting of the Decatur City Council.

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Solar rollers: Sun-powered cars to pass through Decatur Tuesday

Published Wednesday, July 16, 2014
By Bob Buckel

The 2014 American Solar Challenge - a cross-country race from Austin to Minneapolis - will roll through Decatur Tuesday morning. They won't be stopping for gas.

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2 homes charred in separate fires

2 homes charred in separate fires

Published Saturday, July 12, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

Fire ravaged two mobile homes in separate incidents early Friday morning. The blazes were reported within 30 minutes of each other.

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Zebra mussels found in Lake

Published Saturday, July 12, 2014
By Jimmy Alford

It's been about a year since zebra mussel DNA was confirmed in Lake Bridgeport.

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Donation a ‘life-changing event’

Donation a ‘life-changing event’

Published Saturday, July 12, 2014
By Bob Buckel

Most people never get a chance to save someone's life. Richard Hale has had several.

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Man, 20, charged in pharmacy robbery

Published Saturday, July 12, 2014
By Messenger Staff

A Decatur man is in the Wise County Jail after attempting to rob S&J Pharmacy in Alvord this week.

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Burglars break into country club, vehicles

Published Saturday, July 12, 2014
By Messenger Staff

The Decatur Country Club was broken into Monday night. Decatur Police Chief Rex Hoskins said golf clubs, bags and money - collectively worth close to $5,000 - were stolen.

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Meals on Wheels groups seeking volunteers

Published Saturday, July 12, 2014
By Jake Harris

Two Meals on Wheels organizations in Wise County are looking for volunteers and donations.

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Boyd City Council to discuss budget

Published Saturday, July 12, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Planning for the 2014-2015 budget will soon begin in the city of Boyd.

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Decatur City Council to consider plats, reports, street closing

Published Saturday, July 12, 2014
By Messenger Staff

The Decatur City Council will take up two plat requests, make appointments to a couple of city boards, and look at the annual Drinking Water Quality Report when they meet Monday, July 14, at 6 p.m.

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Resignation prompts appointment

Published Saturday, July 12, 2014
By Messenger Staff

The Runaway Bay city council will soon have a new member.

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Felonious munchies

Published Saturday, July 12, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

A Boyd man was arrested in a Bridgeport restaurant Tuesday after breaking in to fix himself a late-night snack.

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Bridgeport City Council to renew after-school care

Published Saturday, July 12, 2014
By Jake Harris

The Bridgeport city council will vote Tuesday on a policy to make after-school programs at the parks and recreation department safer for children.

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Auction puts 42 properties back on tax rolls

Published Saturday, July 12, 2014
By Bob Buckel

A quiet buzz filled the Grand Hall at the Decatur Civic Center Thursday morning, rising from about 50 people scattered through two sections of chairs.

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Man gets 20 years for cocaine possession

Published Saturday, July 12, 2014
By Bob Buckel

Alberto Jose Meza, wearing a white, long-sleeved dress shirt and tie, looked extremely small as he sat at the front of the courtroom.

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July a good month for Wise cities

Published Saturday, July 12, 2014
By Bob Buckel

It's been a while since all 12 cities in Wise County collected more sales tax in a month than they did in that month the previous year.

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Commissioners to review fire conditions

Published Saturday, July 12, 2014
By Messenger Staff

When they meet Monday morning at the Wise County Courthouse, the county commissioners will take a look at weather and vegetation conditions and review whether to renew, amend, revise or rescind the county's burn ban.

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Pickup runs off road, 1 dies

Pickup runs off road, 1 dies

Published Wednesday, July 9, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

A Bridgeport man was found dead Friday afternoon inside a pickup near the Lake Bridgeport spillway.

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Final post filled

Published Wednesday, July 9, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

The city of Rhome has hired a public works director - the last position to be filled after a mass exodus of department heads two weeks ago.

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