Information sought on burglary, theft cases

Published Wednesday, June 13, 2018
By Brian Knox

The Wise County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help with information about recent burglaries.

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Commissioners to allow fireworks

Published Wednesday, June 13, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners Monday decided not to ban aerial fireworks.

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Weekend Planner for the week of June 13, 2018

Published Wednesday, June 13, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Father's Day is Sunday. Lots of local stores have promotions right now and great gifts for the father in your life.

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Wright family dominate rodeo

Published Wednesday, June 13, 2018
By Brett Hoffman

The Wright family put on a saddle bronc riding clinic at Santa Maria Elks Rodeo in Santa Maria, Calif.

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Northwest OHV Park hosting all-night ride

Published Saturday, June 9, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

As the sun went down Saturday night, visitors from across the metroplex rolled into Northwest OHV Park for its all-night ride. The park, along with Bridgeport Parks and Recreation, hosts the after dark ride several times per year.  Bridgeport Recreation Superintendent Chris Heasley said he expects upwards of 300 people to attend the event.

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Seven hours, no action; Letter unveils reasons for meeting about Whitis’ contract

Published Saturday, June 9, 2018
By Richard Greene

After a marathon meeting held behind closed doors Tuesday into Wednesday morning, Decatur ISD trustees took no action on the contract of superintendent Judi Whitis.

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Standoff ends after 5 hours

Standoff ends after 5 hours

Published Saturday, June 9, 2018
By Racey Burden

A five-hour standoff between a Decatur man and police ended peacefully just after noon Friday morning.

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The heat is on

The heat is on

Published Saturday, June 9, 2018
By Brian Knox

If May was any indication, we might be in for a hot, dry summer.

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Armstrong sentenced to 50 years; Jury delivers guilty verdict on evading arrest charge

Published Saturday, June 9, 2018
By Brian Knox

A Bridgeport man involved in a high-speed chase through Decatur, which resulted in a wreck that seriously injured two officers, was sentenced to 50 years in prison Wednesday in 271st District Court.

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Scout’s honor: Angela Smith receives prestigious volunteer award

Published Saturday, June 9, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

The rain poured, threatening to dampen the spirits of eager Cub Scouts and ruin the family campout.

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Sonflower Camp turns 20

Published Saturday, June 9, 2018
By Racey Burden

When they were just toddlers, Mark Hiners and Jerry Rushing were among the first to attend Camp Sonflower 20 years ago.

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City of Boyd approves odor ordinance

Published Saturday, June 9, 2018
By Racey Burden

Boyd residents fuming over noxious odors from their neighbors have some recourse under an ordinance passed by the city council Tuesday.

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Commissioners to consider fireworks sales

Published Saturday, June 9, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

As drought creeps back into the area, Wise County commissioners will pick up the discussion on the sale of fireworks and fire conditions Monday at its regular meeting.

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5 Things to Know: The Week Ahead in Wise for Saturday, June 9, 2018

Published Saturday, June 9, 2018
By Messenger Staff

It's time to honor dear, old dad. Father's Day is Sunday, June 17.

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Month in Review: May, 2018

Published Saturday, June 9, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Bridgeport City Manager Jesica McEachern resigned May 3 to take the assistant city manager job in Lubbock. McEachern worked for the city of Bridgeport for nine years, starting as a records and election clerk in 2009.

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Board to discuss superintendent contract

Published Wednesday, June 6, 2018
By Richard Greene

Decatur ISD trustees called a special meeting for 6 p.m. Tuesday to evaluate the performance and contract of superintendent Judi Whitis.

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Family seeks justice for murder victim

Family seeks justice for murder victim

Published Wednesday, June 6, 2018
By Brian Knox

Ten members of Ruben Dunlap's family filled up half of the first two rows of benches in 271st District Court in Decatur Monday morning.

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Preliminary tax values increase from 2017

Published Wednesday, June 6, 2018
By Racey Burden

Preliminary tax values are in, and the numbers are still trending positive across the county.

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Whitehorse wins PBR Challenge

Whitehorse wins PBR Challenge

Published Wednesday, June 6, 2018
By Richard Greene

Keyshawn Whitehorse turned in a clutch ride in the championship round to win the J.W. Hart PBR Challenge Saturday at the Wise County Fairgrounds and earn a showdown with Seven Dust.

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3 injured in crash

Published Wednesday, June 6, 2018
By Richard Greene

Two men and a child were transported by ambulance Saturday from a two-vehicle, head-on collision on Farm Road 920 at County Road 3852 south of Boonsville.

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