Pair hurt in 3-car pileup

Pair hurt in 3-car pileup

Published Wednesday, January 21, 2015
By Brian Knox

A chain reaction wreck around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday sent two people to area hospitals and shut down a major roadway for nearly an hour.

Read More...

0 Comments

2 die in wrecks over weekend

2 die in wrecks over weekend

Published Wednesday, January 21, 2015
By Bob Buckel

Wise County went two weeks into 2015 without a traffic fatality, then saw two within just over four hours Friday night and Saturday morning.

Read More...

0 Comments

Fires flare up on windy weekend

Published Wednesday, January 21, 2015
By Bob Buckel

Wise County firefighters had a frantic weekend, responding to more than a dozen grass fires Saturday and Sunday all over the county.

Read More...

0 Comments

Perkins picked for All-State choir

Published Wednesday, January 21, 2015
By Bob Buckel

When the Texas All-State choir sings in February at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, listen for the very highest soprano part. You'll hear Decatur's Stevi Perkins.

Read More...

0 Comments

New Bridgeport school facilities on the horizon

Published Wednesday, January 21, 2015
By Jake Harris

The Bridgeport ISD school board focused mainly on new school buildings Monday night.

Read More...

0 Comments

Chico School Board extends Jones’ contract; Cost estimates given for possible bond program

Published Wednesday, January 21, 2015
By Brian Knox

The Chico school board voted to extend the contract of Superintendent Mike Jones by the slimmest of margins Monday.

Read More...

0 Comments

Burglars strike Rhome pharmacy

Published Wednesday, January 21, 2015
By Brian Knox

A pharmacy in Rhome was the victim of a "smash and grab" style burglary over the weekend.

Read More...

0 Comments

Man found safe after Silver Alert issued

Published Wednesday, January 21, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

A Bridgeport man was found safe Friday night after a Silver Alert was issued for him.

Read More...

0 Comments

‘The kids are all right;’ Siblings who survived 1992 wreck reunite with rescuer

‘The kids are all right;’ Siblings who survived 1992 wreck reunite with rescuer

Published Saturday, January 17, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Four-year-old Danny Hernandez huddled on the bank of Elizabeth Creek, his body battered and bloodied. Fire ants threatened to overtake him. His parents lay nearby, dead in the water.

Read More...

1 Comment

District extends superintendents contract

Published Saturday, January 17, 2015
By Brian Knox

Decatur ISD Superintendent Rod Townsend received a vote of confidence from the school board Wednesday night.

Read More...

0 Comments

Dog thieves? Missing pets leave owners sad, suspicious

Published Saturday, January 17, 2015
By Bob Buckel

Three large dogs that went missing in the same Decatur neighborhood the Saturday after Christmas have raised suspicions that someone may be picking up dogs and reselling them.

Read More...

2 Comments

Boyd School Board awards ag barn bid, considers new playground

Published Saturday, January 17, 2015
By Jake Harris

The Boyd school board voted to accept a bid for its new agriculture barn Thursday night, awarding the job to Dallas Tate Construction from Bowie.

Read More...

0 Comments

Decatur EDC board meets in new digs

Published Saturday, January 17, 2015
By Bob Buckel

When it comes to economic opportunity in Decatur, the sky's the limit. But when it comes to the Decatur Economic Development Corp. moving into its new offices, in fact, the floor's the limit.

Read More...

0 Comments

Foundation honors donors at annual dinner

Foundation honors donors at annual dinner

Published Saturday, January 17, 2015
By Brian Knox

The location and format of its annual donor recognition dinner might have changed, but the goal of the Decatur ISD Education Foundation remains the same.

Read More...

0 Comments

Tractor driver injured on U.S. 287

Published Saturday, January 17, 2015
By Richard Greene

An Alvord man was injured when his tractor was hit by a pick-up on U.S. 81/287 shortly after 11:30 a.m. Thursday.

Read More...

0 Comments

County bumps up cap for consultants

Published Saturday, January 17, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Computer consultants are costing the county a pretty penny.

Read More...

0 Comments

Meeting Agendas for Saturday, January 17, 2015

Published Saturday, January 17, 2015
By Messenger Staff

The Bridgeport School Board will discuss the start-up costs of a new soccer program at the high school at Monday night's meeting.

Read More...

0 Comments

Blaze destroys family home

Blaze destroys family home

Published Wednesday, January 14, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

A Newark family lost their home and all their belongings in a fast-moving fire Monday morning.

Read More...

0 Comments

Hothouse indicted for fatal wreck

Published Wednesday, January 14, 2015
By Messenger Staff

A Chico man involved in a fatal accident last June has been indicted by the Wise County grand jury.

Read More...

0 Comments

Community of forgiveness; Ministry looks to faith to heal addiction

Community of forgiveness; Ministry looks to faith  to heal addiction

Published Wednesday, January 14, 2015
By Jake Harris

On Monday and Thursday nights at the Pizza Hut off U.S. 380 in Bridgeport, a group of people meets in the restaurant's private dining room. Most of the time they don't even order pizza. They're just there to talk.

Read More...

0 Comments