Injured rider identified

Published Saturday, October 25, 2014
By Messenger Staff

The most seriously injured rider from last weekend's motorcycle accident in Rhome is Gary Hayes, 58, of Utah.

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Clark appointed to late husband’s seat on board

Published Saturday, October 25, 2014
By Brian Knox

The Chico School Board experienced the sudden and tragic loss of one of its members, Donald Joe Clark, last month.

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Halloween Events

Published Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
By Messenger staff

Candy seekers: Rejoice. There are many Halloween and trick or treat events planned in Wise County Oct. 25-31. Put the finishing touches on those costumes and check out the list below to see what events are scheduled for your community. ALVORD HAUNTED HOUSE — The Alvord High School Halloween haunted house is open for a […]

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2014’s top citizen developing ‘the greatest town there is’

2014’s top citizen developing ‘the greatest town there is’

Published Wednesday, October 22, 2014
By Bob Buckel

The 2014 Citizen of the Year didn't grow up in Decatur - but he got here as quickly as he could.

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Motorcycle accident injures 2

Motorcycle accident injures 2

Published Wednesday, October 22, 2014
By Richard Greene

A Utah man was seriously injured in a motorcycle collision on the U.S. 81/287 service road in Rhome Sunday morning.

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Bridgeport school board pitches soccer program

Published Wednesday, October 22, 2014
By Jake Harris

The Bridgeport school board kicked around the possibility of a soccer program during Monday night's meeting.

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Audiobook voice actor to perform spooky stories

Published Wednesday, October 22, 2014
By Jake Harris

The Decatur Public Library will get a little scary Monday for the latest program in its Fall Fine Arts series.

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Paradise ISD sets canvassing date

Published Wednesday, October 22, 2014
By Messenger Staff

The Paradise school board will canvass this year's election results Nov. 17.

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Paradise City Council addresses billing concerns

Published Wednesday, October 22, 2014
By Jimmy Alford

The Paradise City Council approved three motions Monday night that were later nullified after council members consulted with City Attorney Walt Leonard.

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Early voting off to mediocre start

Published Wednesday, October 22, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

Early voting for the Nov. 4 general election started Monday and drew more than 400 people to the Wise County polls.

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13-year-old struck by car

Published Wednesday, October 22, 2014
By Messenger Staff

A 13-year-old boy was struck by a car in the 800 block of 17th Street in Bridgeport Sunday morning.

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Historical societies to preview museum

Published Wednesday, October 22, 2014
By Messenger Staff

The Paradise Historical Society will host a countywide historical society meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the Sagebrush Cafe, 1020 Halsell St., in Bridgeport.

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Decatur EDC, hospital look to cooperate on splash park

Published Wednesday, October 22, 2014
By Bob Buckel

The city of Decatur is going to build a water park, funded by the Decatur Economic Development Corp., and they hope to have it open by next summer. Where it will be remains a topic of discussion.

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Riders vie for world title

Published Wednesday, October 22, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Several Wise County riders are chasing a world title this week as the 2014 PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals gets underway in Las Vegas.

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New high school to fuel big dreams

Published Wednesday, October 22, 2014
By Richard Greene

Under radiant sunshine, contractors swung the final beam for the future V.R. Eaton High School into place last Wednesday.

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Man arrested for arson, assault

Published Saturday, October 18, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

A Decatur man was arrested Wednesday morning on felony charges stemming from a trailer fire Oct. 4.

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Early voting opens Monday

Published Saturday, October 18, 2014
By Bob Buckel

Come Jan. 1, 2015, Texas will have a new governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, comptroller, land commissioner, agriculture commissioner and railroad commissioner.

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Rodeo legend to speak at Chamber luncheon

Rodeo legend to speak at Chamber luncheon

Published Saturday, October 18, 2014
By Bob Buckel

It's a voice of an old friend - a voice of strong values, gentle humor and quiet wisdom.

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Upcoming Halloween Events

Published Saturday, October 18, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Bridgeport Parks and Recreation will host the Spooktacular Fall Festival 5:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Bridgeport Community Center.

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Meeting Previews for Saturday, October 18, 2014

Published Saturday, October 18, 2014
By Messenger Staff

The Boyd School Board meets 6:30 p.m. Monday and plans to discuss approving a Boyd High School field trip to the FFA National Convention in Louisville Kentucky as well as construction plans for a show animal project facility.

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