Decatur considers alcohol sales at planned travel center

Published Wednesday, June 15, 2016
By Brian Knox

A new business coming to Decatur may be able to sell alcohol even though it's not in a "wet" location.

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Cities to spray for mosquitoes

Published Wednesday, June 15, 2016
By Racey Burden

Summer is mosquito season, and the wetter weather Wise County is experiencing leads to an increase in the nuisance insects.

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Calling all artists

Published Wednesday, June 15, 2016
By Messenger Staff

The Chisholm Trail Days Planning Committee is call ing all artists for the second annual Chisholm Trail Days Art Contest.

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2 arrested for Ball Knob vandalism

2 arrested for Ball Knob vandalism

Published Saturday, June 11, 2016
By Brian Knox

Two Wise County men have been arrested in connection with the April vandalism at Ball Knob Cemetery near Alvord.

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Reunited with past; Family receives stolen tombstone of relative

Published Saturday, June 11, 2016
By Jake Harris

Nearly 100 years ago, the Miller family buried their only daughter, Ila Mae, in Alvord Cemetery.

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Citizens seek alcohol vote; Petition starts for November issue

Published Saturday, June 11, 2016
By Brian Knox

A group of Decatur citizens are collecting signatures in an attempt to get alcohol on the November ballot in Decatur.

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Flying high: Pilot Jaci Christian takes to the sky for new adventures

Flying high: Pilot Jaci Christian takes to the sky for new adventures

Published Saturday, June 11, 2016
By Mickey Drewry

Sitting at her polished-wood dining table with David Crowder Band blaring from the speaker on the windowsill, Jaci (Isham) Christian looked comfortable - there was another glow about her - a halo of confidence and ease, the mark of someone who has her life together.

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County gives stamp of approval to 911 district

Published Saturday, June 11, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

A new 911 district may be formed by the North Central Texas Council of Governments, which would ensure money paid by citizens for 911 service is returned to the area.

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Police seek ID in theft case

Published Saturday, June 11, 2016
By Brian Knox

Bridgeport police are asking the public's help in identifying a man wanted in connection with a large theft case.

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Upcoming Meeting Previews

Published Saturday, June 11, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Wise County commissioners will hear an update on the Trinity Aquifer from the Upper Trinity Groundwater Conservation District at their regular meeting Monday.

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City of Rhome searches for new police chief

Published Saturday, June 11, 2016
By Jake Harris

Rhome Mayor Michelle Pittman announced at Thursday night's council meeting that the job application for chief of police has been posted and will remain open to applicants until June 15.

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Wright pleads guilty to assault

Published Saturday, June 11, 2016
By Brian Knox

A Rhome man pleaded guilty to assaulting a Boyd resident two years ago and has been ordered to pay for the victims' medical bills.

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Perrin Cabin earns historical designation

Published Saturday, June 11, 2016
By David Talley

More than 50 locals crowded in and around the two-room wood cabin, leaning out of windows and clamoring over its expansive porch.

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Home on Main damaged by fire

Published Saturday, June 11, 2016
By Jake Harris

Decatur Fire Department quickly knocked down a fire inside a mobile home on East Main Street Wednesday afternoon.

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En pointe: Teacher fosters young dancers for more than 30 years

En pointe: Teacher fosters young dancers for more than 30 years

Published Wednesday, June 8, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Karen Smith was mesmerized by the tiny ballerina as it twirled to the tinkling music of the jewelry box. She was only 4 and forbidden to be in her aunt's bedroom. But she simply couldn't resist.

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Bulls win the night; Only 2 riders earned scores at J.W. Hart PBR Challenge

Bulls win the night; Only 2 riders earned scores at  J.W. Hart PBR Challenge

Published Wednesday, June 8, 2016
By Racey Burden

In three hours of bull riding Saturday night, only two men hung on for at least 8 seconds. The night belonged to the bulls.

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Man arrested for stealing tombstone

Published Wednesday, June 8, 2016
By Brian Knox

A stolen tombstone was recovered last week, but it didn't lead to a suspect in the Ball Knob Cemetery vandalism case as investigators had hoped.

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Under construction: Fire hall project slow, but steady

Published Wednesday, June 8, 2016
By David Talley

Adam North's to-do list just keeps growing. The Greenwood-Slidell Fire Department chief has a running list of jobs needed to complete his department's new fire hall.

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Grand jury returns more than 60 indictments

Published Wednesday, June 8, 2016
By Messenger Staff

A Wise County grand jury met May 19 and returned the following felony indictments.

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Scheller pleads to 10 years for sex crime

Published Wednesday, June 8, 2016
By Messenger Staff

A Decatur man has been sentenced to 10 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Institutional Division for indecency with a child.

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