Cabins bring themes, families together

Cabins bring themes, families together

Published Saturday, July 25, 2015
By Travis Lisle

As one of the most unusual events in the state, the Wise County Old Settlers Reunion once again featured numerous elaborately decorated cabins in celebration of the annual event in Decatur.

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Washer tournament continues Reunion success

Published Saturday, July 25, 2015
By Travis Lisle

A year after the Decatur Chamber of Commerce's "Put Yo Money Where Yo Mouth Is" washer tournament established the Guinness world record with 243 teams, the sixth annual tournament at the Wise County Old Settlers Reunion in Decatur continued in exciting fashion Tuesday evening.

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Micinski hired by Irving ISD to lead business office

Published Saturday, July 25, 2015
By Brian Knox

A long-time member of the central administration team at Decatur ISD is headed to Irving.

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Man arrested for online solicitation of child

Published Saturday, July 25, 2015
By Brian Knox

A Wise County resident was among 16 men caught in an undercover child sex sting in Johnson County recently.

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Man arrested for intoxication manslaughter

Published Saturday, July 25, 2015
By Brian Knox

A Boyd resident was arrested Thursday in connection with a fatal wreck in Azle in May.

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Boyd to return money to county; Work starts on new budget

Published Saturday, July 25, 2015
By Richard Greene

The city of Boyd will return $23,800 to Wise County that it received to operate its library in 2014.

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Bridgeport declines ordinance amendment

Published Saturday, July 25, 2015
By Racey Burden

Bridgeport City Council considered voting for an amendment to the city zoning ordinances on non-conforming buildings and structures at its meeting Tuesday, before ultimately deferring action.

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Looking for relief from the heat; Workers battle triple-digit temps

Looking for relief from the heat; Workers battle triple-digit temps

Published Wednesday, July 22, 2015
By David Talley

As the mercury rises in the Texas summer, so do the risks. For those working at Lone Star Car Wash in Decatur, there isn't a way around being hot - it's about managing those risks.

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Pause for paws: Surgery keeps tandem out of show

Published Wednesday, July 22, 2015
By Travis Lisle

Sadyee Herndon's back surgery in the summer of 2013 didn't go according to plan.

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Ranger investigating man’s death

Published Wednesday, July 22, 2015
By Brian Knox

For the second time in three months, a Bridgeport family is dealing with the death of a family member by an apparent suicide.

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Grilling up memories: Burger night kicks off Reunion for Wrens

Published Wednesday, July 22, 2015
By Richard Greene

Armed with a spatula, Russell Shults stands over a hot griddle, flipping the perfectly round patties in the sultry July heat.

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Beating the Reunion Heat

Beating the Reunion Heat

Published Wednesday, July 22, 2015
By Messenger Staff

The Old Settlers Reunion committee named its campground winners.

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Honoring those who served; DHS plans Military Hall of Honor

Published Wednesday, July 22, 2015
By Mickey Drewry

Decatur High School is creating a Military Hall of Honor as a tribute to its graduates, who are also veterans.

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Clark named to national post

Published Wednesday, July 22, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County Judge J.D. Clark was recently appointed to a post with the National Association of Counties (NACo), headquartered in Washington, D.C.

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Alvord ISD plans to name finalist

Published Wednesday, July 22, 2015
By Travis Lisle

The Alvord ISD trustees are working ahead of schedule on picking out a new leader for the district.

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Paradise ISD hands out raises

Published Wednesday, July 22, 2015
By Travis Lisle

Paradise ISD trustees agreed to a 3 percent raise for staff members Monday night.

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Bridgeport ISD to buy new vehicles

Published Wednesday, July 22, 2015
By Racey Burden

The Bridgeport ISD school board approved the purchase and financing of four new white fleet vehicles Monday night.

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Leonard receives Lt. Krodle scholarship

Published Wednesday, July 22, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Decatur High School 2015 graduate Stormi Leonard is the first scholarship recipient of the Lt. Todd Wesley Krodle Memorial Foundation.

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Coaching: Schools look to fill final spots

Published Wednesday, July 22, 2015
By Travis Lisle

With the school year approaching, and fall sports practices starting Aug. 3, Wise County athletic directors are rushing to fill their staffs before the year begins.

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1 killed in 2-vehicle accident

1 killed in 2-vehicle accident

Published Saturday, July 18, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

A Rhome man was killed just before 6 a.m. Wednesday in a two-vehicle accident on Texas 114 east of Boyd.

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