Paradise School Board hears academic improvement strategies

Published Wednesday, December 17, 2014
By Messenger Staff

The Paradise school board Monday night heard strategies to improve math and writing scores, as well as ways to improve the overall performance of special education students.

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Man dies in fiery crash

Man dies in fiery crash

Published Saturday, December 13, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

Authorities have identified the man who died in a fiery one-car crash Wednesday night on U.S. 380 east of Decatur, but have not released his name pending confirmation from the Dallas County Medical Examiners Office.

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WRHS to operate Bridgeport clinic

Published Saturday, December 13, 2014
By Bob Buckel

A plan by Wise Regional Health System to move its Community Health Clinic operation from Decatur to Bridgeport has been scuttled by restrictions in the Bridgeport hospital's bond covenants.

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Christmas in full swing

Published Saturday, December 13, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Santa has a busy weekend planned for Wise County as he'll be putting in appearance at several placed around the area.

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Busy hands: Woman’s work brings comfort to homeless

Busy hands: Woman’s work brings comfort to homeless

Published Saturday, December 13, 2014
By Bob Buckel

Beth Roper's small hands are strong and sure, grasping the crochet hook and pulling an endless string through loop after loop, forming a sturdy, inch-thick, 2-by-6-foot mat.

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Boyd School Board hears tale of two audits

Published Saturday, December 13, 2014
By Jake Harris

The Boyd school board heard two audit reports Thursday night. One was favorable - the other, not so much.

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Meeting Agendas for Saturday, December 13, 2014

Published Saturday, December 13, 2014
By Messenger Staff

The Bridgeport school board next week will discuss textbook adoption and facility renovations, as well as the results of a districtwide soccer questionnaire.

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Weatherford College Board approves child development degree

Published Saturday, December 13, 2014
By Messenger Staff

The Weatherford College board of trustees Thursday approved the creation of an Associate of Arts degree in child development.

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Teachers receive the gift of grants

Published Saturday, December 13, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Christmas came a couple of weeks early for several teachers in Decatur ISD, as the Decatur Education Foundation Friday awarded innovative teaching grants.

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Stilwell indicted for stabbing incident

Published Saturday, December 13, 2014
By Messenger Staff

A Chico man accused of stabbing another Chico resident was indicted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon by a Wise County grand jury when it met Nov. 20.

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Actors to perform ‘Best Christmas Pageant Ever’

Published Saturday, December 13, 2014
By Jake Harris

It's Tuesday night at the Bridgeport Stage, and Shelly McComis is barking out instructions to a group of child actors.

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2 seriously hurt in head-on collision

2 seriously hurt in head-on collision

Published Wednesday, December 10, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

A WBAP/KLIF reporter and a De Leon woman were flown to a Fort Worth hospital Friday night after a head-on collision between Boyd and Cottondale.

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Toy Run fight dampens Christmas spirit

Published Wednesday, December 10, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

A fight between two motorcycle clubs at the Wise County Toy Run Sunday in Decatur threatened to overshadow the good work of the group.

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Teen injured in weekend wreck

Teen injured in weekend wreck

Published Wednesday, December 10, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

A Rhome teenager suffered a massive head injury in a two-vehicle accident on U.S. 81/287 south of Decatur Saturday afternoon.

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Briar business robbed

Published Wednesday, December 10, 2014
By Messenger Staff

The Briar Beer and Tobacco Convenience Store, located on Farm Road 730 near the Wise/Tarrant County line, was robbed Friday morning.

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Meeting Agendas for Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Published Wednesday, December 10, 2014
By Messenger Staff

The Weatherford College board of trustees will hear a report on the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Day held last month at Weatherford College Wise County when they meet at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11.

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Dog stabbed while trying to protect owner

Published Wednesday, December 10, 2014
By Brian Knox

A small dog was stabbed during a domestic disturbance in Alvord recently.

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Decatur City Council sets timetable for zoning ordinance approval

Published Wednesday, December 10, 2014
By Bob Buckel

If all goes as planned, the City of Decatur will have an updated zoning ordinance by next March. To borrow a phrase from the Beatles, it's been a long and winding road.

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City of Chico approves EDC grant to business

Published Wednesday, December 10, 2014
By Brian Knox

A gymnastics program renting space from the City of Chico will receive a $23,642 grant from the city's Economic Development Corporation.

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Veteran wreath-laying ceremony a worldwide tradition

Published Wednesday, December 10, 2014
By Jake Harris

A Beltway tradition will make its way to Wise County for the sixth year in a row this Saturday.

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