Arson arrest made in wildfire case

Published Saturday, October 6, 2018
By Brian Knox

An Alvord man was arrested Thursday afternoon and charged with arson causes bodily injury, a first degree felony, in connection with the large wildfire near Alvord in August.

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Lions, tigers, oh my! Cats find footing, new home at CARE

Lions, tigers, oh my! Cats find footing, new home at CARE

Published Saturday, October 6, 2018
By Austin Jackson

Five exotic cats from Florida landed on their feet in a new home at the Center for Animal Research and Education in Bridgeport over the past two weeks.

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Rasor resigns post

Published Saturday, October 6, 2018
By Austin Jackson and Richard Greene

The Newark City Council accepted the resignation of city administrator Diane Rasor Thursday night, officially ending her eight-year career in Newark.

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Man killed in head-on wreck

Man killed in head-on wreck

Published Saturday, October 6, 2018
By Brian Knox

One person was killed and another seriously injured in a head-on collision Wednesday afternoon south of Decatur.

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Director questions library cuts

Published Saturday, October 6, 2018
By Brian Knox

A 50 percent cut in funding from the city of Chico had the city's library director asking the question "Why?" at Tuesday's city council meeting.

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Grand jury indicts 40

Published Saturday, October 6, 2018
By Messenger Staff

A Wise County grand jury met Sept. 20 and returned the following felony indictments.

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Acting up: Award-winning Regal finishes final year

Published Saturday, October 6, 2018
By Richard Greene

To Aidan Cottrell, the key to being a good mascot is not taking yourself too serious.

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City of Boyd, developer continue working on deal

Published Saturday, October 6, 2018
By Richard Greene

The city of Boyd and the developer of the proposed Spring Hill South development on Cemetery Road inched closer to an agreement this week.

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Dump employee not seriously injured

Published Saturday, October 6, 2018
By Richard Greene

Larry Stevens continued to offer praise to the first responders that helped free him last Saturday from a cardboard recycling compactor at the Wise County Dump.

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City of Rhome cuts tax rate

Published Saturday, October 6, 2018
By Richard Greene

With increased revenue from sales taxes and growth in the tax roll, Rhome City Council dropped the tax rate for 2018-19 at its Sept. 28 meeting.

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Roping blessings: Middle school teacher ready for Finals ride

Published Saturday, October 6, 2018
By Austin Jackson

The final bell rings at McCarroll Middle School, and Jarrett Blessing lowers a pile of homework in his truck and puts it in drive. There's a lot on the middle school teacher's brain, but soon the pressure of the world washes away.

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The Month in Review: September 2018

Published Saturday, October 6, 2018
By Messenger Staff

After a summer of severe drought, the skies opened up in September. Longtime Decatur weather watcher Doyle Green measured 10.15 inches of rain - the third highest total for the month since 1974.

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5 Things to Know: The Week Ahead in Wise for Saturday, October 6, 2018

Published Saturday, October 6, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Attention, all people who care about things. Monday is the deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 6 election.

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Arson arrest made in Barclay fire case

Published Thursday, October 4, 2018
By Brian Knox

An Alvord man was arrested Thursday afternoon and charged with arson causes bodily injury, a first degree felony, in connection with the large wildfire near Alvord in August.

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Former principal J.E. Carson dies

Former principal J.E. Carson dies

Published Wednesday, October 3, 2018
By Brian Knox

A long-time Decatur educator and namesake for one of the district's elementary schools has died.

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Big crowds, big dreams: Taste Bridgeport celebrates new, old in downtown

Big crowds, big dreams: Taste Bridgeport celebrates new, old in downtown

Published Wednesday, October 3, 2018
By Austin Jackson

One year ago, Chuck and Mendy Beard took to the crowded streets of downtown Bridgeport, double fisting samples of their homemade wine-infused ice cream.

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Close call: Boswell recovering after metal pipe strikes her head

Published Wednesday, October 3, 2018
By Brian Knox

Samantha Boswell said she didn't see the brown object hurtling at her windshield at 70 mph until just before it hit her.

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Catastrophe avoided; Dump employee extricated from compactor

Published Wednesday, October 3, 2018
By Austin Jackson

A coordinated effort by first responders freed an employee that got stuck in a compactor at the Wise County Dump Saturday afternoon.

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Hendersons sell AT&T stores

Published Wednesday, October 3, 2018
By Messenger Staff

The AT&T Wireless store at the Prada Shops in Decatur is under new ownership as of Monday, according to a press release from Joe Neil and Marianne Henderson.

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Returning home: First queen visits Northwest

Published Wednesday, October 3, 2018
By Richard Greene

JoNell Pittman Mitchell remembers drifting off in class listening to the band practice "Let Me Call You Sweetheart."

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