Decker helps rescue downed pilot

Published Wednesday, September 17, 2014
By Messenger Staff

A Decatur High School graduate now serving in the U.S. Navy helped rescue a pilot who crashed into the ocean in June.

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Mom starts online fundraiser for son

Published Wednesday, September 17, 2014
By Jake Harris

A Bridgeport mother has started an online fundraiser to pay for her son's medical bills in the wake of his unexpected hospitalization after he collapsed from a heat stroke during football practice.

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Decatur School Board reviews needs, ponders bond

Published Wednesday, September 17, 2014
By Brian Knox

Voters in the Decatur school district might be asked to approve a bond issue next spring.

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Boyd School Board considers facility improvements

Published Wednesday, September 17, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

Between the effects of age and mother nature, various Boyd ISD facilities are in need of improvement - or complete reconstruction.

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Jewel Gladys Bush

Published Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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Jewel Gladys Bush, 93, of Denton, died Sunday Sept. 7, 2014.

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First responders honored for their service

First responders honored for their service

Published Saturday, September 13, 2014
By Brian Knox

Local first responders are to be commended for their selfless and dedicated service, something we should all strive to imitate.

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Officer arrested for photos of sex offender

Published Saturday, September 13, 2014
By Brian Knox

A longtime officer at the Wise County Sheriff's Office has been arrested for improper photography related to convicted sex offenders.

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Muscle memory: Chico students support MDA to honor friend

Muscle memory: Chico students support MDA to honor friend

Published Saturday, September 13, 2014
By Bob Buckel

Kids change a lot between the eighth grade and their senior year in high school.

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Disc golf flies into Melba Doyle Park

Published Saturday, September 13, 2014
By Jake Harris

The sound of chains clinking and plastic discs flying will ring through the air in Decatur's Melba Doyle Park after the installation of a disc golf course Thursday morning.

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Smallest city has biggest gain

Published Saturday, September 13, 2014
By Bob Buckel

When it comes to sales tax income, Wise County has 10 cities up and two down. But the biggest story this month is Lake Bridgeport.

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Decatur man injured in Wednesday wreck

Published Saturday, September 13, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

The driver of a Ford Mustang involved in a two-vehicle accident on U.S. 287 New Fairview Wednesday night was ejected after hitting an 18-wheeler and flipping over.

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Protests don’t disrupt Town Hall

Published Saturday, September 13, 2014
By Bob Buckel

State Rep. Phil King brought two high-ranking state officials to Wise County Tuesday night to talk about crucial issues facing the state: transportation and water.

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TxDOT overseer ponders best use of funds

Published Saturday, September 13, 2014
By Bob Buckel

When Victor Vandergriff got a call from Gov. Rick Perry asking if he'd consider serving on the board that governs the Texas Dept. of Transportation (TxDOT), he had to make sure he heard correctly.

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Runaway Bay budget includes pay raises, medical truck

Published Saturday, September 13, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

Runaway Bay city officials Tuesday will vote on the city's financial plan for the upcoming fiscal year.

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TxDOT approves funding for bridge replacement

Published Saturday, September 13, 2014
By Messenger Staff

The Texas Transportation Commission has approved two bridge replacements in Wise County - on County Road 2675 and Foster Road at Tributary in Alvord.

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Maintenance begins on area roadways

Published Saturday, September 13, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Various segments of state roadways in Wise County - including Farm Road 3433, Farm Road 730, the U.S. 81 frontage road and Business 81 - will be getting a new seal-coating from the Texas Dept. of Transportation.

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Indictments include 2 for Reunion stabbings

Published Saturday, September 13, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Two men face felony indictments for separate stabbing incidents that took place at this year's Wise County Reunion.

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Man hurt after driving off road

Published Saturday, September 13, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

A New Mexico man was seriously injured in a one-vehicle wreck on U.S. 81/287 near New Fairview Thursday afternoon.

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New library programs to showcase art

Published Saturday, September 13, 2014
By Jake Harris

Bluegrass music, stained glass paintings and live audiobook readings are coming soon to the Decatur Public Library as a part of the new "Fall Fine Arts" series that will start Monday.

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Council Previews for Saturday, September 13, 2014

Published Saturday, September 13, 2014
By Messenger Staff

The Bridgeport City Council will adopt its 2014-2015 tax rate of $0.5875 per $100 valuation at its meeting Tuesday, 7 p.m. Sept. 16 at 900 Thompson Street.

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