Property owner angry over annexation

Published Wednesday, May 24, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Chris Fernihough expressed frustration with Decatur city staff at Monday night's council meeting as he spoke against the annexation of his property, 2601 S. U.S. 81/287.

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Protest deadline is next week

Published Wednesday, May 24, 2017
By Messenger Staff

The deadline to protest property values is Wednesday, May 31.

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Chico School Board sets bond schedule

Published Wednesday, May 24, 2017
By David Talley

Chico School Board members Monday approved a plan to use the district's general fund to pay for construction projects approved in the May 2017 bond election.

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Suspects sought in string of burglaries

Published Wednesday, May 24, 2017
By Brian Knox

Law enforcement agencies in multiple counties, including Wise, are seeking the public's help in identifying the people responsible for a string of burglaries.

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Medical books are in the near future for Abbott, Woodall

Published Wednesday, May 24, 2017
By David Talley

Though it's years before Alvord High School valedictorian Lindsey Abbott will pull on a doctor's lab coat as a professional surgeon, she's already working on becoming proficient with a needle.

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Byrd, Gittings earn title of best in class

Published Wednesday, May 24, 2017
By David Talley

In Marc Brown's well-known childrens book, "Arthur goes to school," the titular aardvark heads to nursery school for a day of adventure and learning.

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Lane, Smith ready to write their own story

Published Wednesday, May 24, 2017
By Racey Burden

In the race to be at the top of Bridgeport's senior class, valedictorian Reggie Lane and salutatorian Natalie Smith supported each other.

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Success of Renfro, Anderson no mystery

Published Wednesday, May 24, 2017
By David Talley

For Chico High School salutatorian Alan Anderson, the classroom just doesn't present a challenge anymore.

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A new setting awaits Smither, Davila

Published Wednesday, May 24, 2017
By Brian Knox

The race for the top spot in the graduating Class of 2017 at Decatur High School ended in a photo finish.

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Caddell, Blankenship pen the perfect high school ending

Published Wednesday, May 24, 2017
By Racey Burden

Avery Caddell is keeping his valedictorian speech a secret, just in case.

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Zidermanis, Licea aim to be best sellers

Published Wednesday, May 24, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Valedictorian Adina Zidermanis, daughter of Austrums and Rosie Zidermanis, and salutatorian Lisbet Licea, daughter of Guillermo and Lidia Licea, will write their own story as they graduate Slidell High School.

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Schwartz, Fullingim proud to be first edition graduates

Published Wednesday, May 24, 2017
By Brian Knox

It's rare that you can say you are part of the first graduating class from a school. But that is the case for one group of graduating students in Wise County.

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Home destroyed in fire

Home destroyed in fire

Published Saturday, May 20, 2017
By David Talley

A family lost their home in the 130 block of Private Road 1311 to a large fire Thursday morning.

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Truck stolen while being towed

Published Saturday, May 20, 2017
By Brian Knox

A vehicle was stolen off of a moving tow truck following a police pursuit last weekend in Newark.

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Joiner resigns from Weatherford College Wise County

Published Saturday, May 20, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Dr. Matt Joiner, dean of Weatherford College Wise County (WCWC), resigned Wednesday.

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All in the family; Sisters follow father into law

All in the family; Sisters follow father into law

Published Saturday, May 20, 2017
By Racey Burden

From an early age, the Simpson sisters were immersed in the world of law.

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Edwards indicted for officer assault

Published Saturday, May 20, 2017
By Messenger Staff

A Bridgeport man accused of threatening officers with knives has been indicted by a Wise County grand jury.

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Alvord City Council disbands P&Z board

Published Saturday, May 20, 2017
By David Talley

Alvord City Council members Thursday disbanded the city's planning and zoning commission due to a lack of participation.

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DPS releases IDs in fatal crash

Published Saturday, May 20, 2017
By David Talley

Investigators earlier this week released the names of those involved in the fatal wreck on Farm Road 730 south of Boyd Tuesday afternoon.

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Decatur School Board looks at student enrollment projections

Published Saturday, May 20, 2017
By Brian Knox

The Decatur school district can expect to add around 350 students in the next five years and 677 students in the next decade.

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