Bridgeport Volunteer Fire Department needs bottled water

Published Wednesday, July 20, 2016
By Messenger Staff

The Bridgeport Volunteer Fire Department needs bottled water donations.

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Bystanders rescue woman from floodwaters

Published Saturday, July 16, 2016
By Racey Burden

Thanks to quick-acting bystanders, an elderly woman was safely pulled from her car after it was swept off the roadway and into a drainage culvert by heavy rains Friday morning.

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Storms rattle county; More than 2,000 lose power

Storms rattle county; More than 2,000 lose power

Published Saturday, July 16, 2016
By David Talley

More than 2,000 Wise County residents were without power due to violent storms that knocked trees into power lines and blocked several roadways Friday morning.

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Catching ’em all

Catching ’em all

Published Saturday, July 16, 2016
By David Talley

It's been downloaded by more than 15 million people in the U.S., breaking records in just its first week.

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Man dies from gunshot wound

Published Saturday, July 16, 2016
By Brian Knox

A Bridgeport man died after being shot Tuesday evening in what appears to be an accidental shooting.

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Bridges given 60 years for assaulting neighbor

Published Saturday, July 16, 2016
By Brian Knox

A Paradise man was found guilty of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and sentenced to 60 years in prison by a Wise County jury this week.

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Northwest ISD launches new website

Published Saturday, July 16, 2016
By Richard Greene

As Northwest parents and students head to the internet to find information for back to school, they will be greeted by the district's new website.

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Bridgeport pool celebrates 50th anniversary

Published Saturday, July 16, 2016
By Racey Burden

In a month, Bridgeport City Pool will celebrate its 50th anniversary, and all former employees are invited to attend the celebratory festivities.

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Grand jury hands down indictments

Published Saturday, July 16, 2016
By Messenger Staff

A Wise County grand jury met June 16 and returned the following felony indictments.

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Northwest ISD set to hire leader; Warren to sign contract Tuesday

Published Saturday, July 16, 2016
By Richard Greene

Northwest ISD expects to welcome aboard new superintendent Ryder Warren Tuesday night.

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Inmate died from drug overdose

Published Saturday, July 16, 2016
By Brian Knox

A Wise County jail inmate's death in May was due to drugs, the medical examiner has determined.

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Rhome City Council split on parks board appointment

Published Saturday, July 16, 2016
By Racey Burden

Rhome city council members were split on a vote for a parks and recreation board appointment, leaving Mayor Michelle Pittman to make the final decision.

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Deadline nears for Decatur alcohol petition

Published Saturday, July 16, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Wednesday is the deadline for collecting signatures for the group of citizens looking to get a local option for alcohol sales on the November ballot in Decatur.

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Show of support

Show of support

Published Wednesday, July 13, 2016
By David Talley

On a July evening when most would be seeking shelter from the heat, more than 200 people stood silently on the front lawn of the Wise County Sheriff's Office Monday.

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Highway named after fallen officer

Highway named after fallen officer

Published Wednesday, July 13, 2016
By Brian Knox

The son of a Decatur Police officer who was killed in line of duty gave an emotional "thank-you" to the city Monday.

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Mayor faces assault charge

Published Wednesday, July 13, 2016
By Brian Knox

A local mayor has been indicted by a Wise County grand jury for felony assault of a security guard.

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No easy fix; Young mechanic battles cancer

Published Wednesday, July 13, 2016
By David Talley

Daren Rowe's first brush with death came in December 2014.

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Residents express concern over Carpenter Street flooding

Published Wednesday, July 13, 2016
By Racey Burden

Several Bridgeport residents with homes on Carpenter Street attended Monday's meeting to ask the council to fix the road's drainage problems.

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Street party downtown Bridgeport

Published Wednesday, July 13, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce and the Main Street program will host a street party downtown Friday, July 15 to celebrate the end of Halsell Street construction.

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Death of Dallas officers felt locally

Death of Dallas officers felt locally

Published Saturday, July 9, 2016
By Brian Knox

No shots were fired in Wise County Thursday night, but the local law enforcement community certainly felt the pain of the loss of five Dallas officers who were killed by a sniper.

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