1 jailed after firing gun

Published Sept. 18, 2017
By Brian Knox

A Bridgeport woman was arrested Sunday after firing a gun at another person in a residential neighborhood.

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Man seriously injured in wreck

Man seriously injured in wreck

Published Saturday, September 16, 2017
By Racey Burden

A man was transported to Medical City Denton with life-threatening injuries Friday following a wreck on Texas 101.

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Hurdsman sentenced

Published Saturday, September 16, 2017
By Brian Knox

A Paradise man with multiple prior felony convictions has been found guilty of stealing more than $20,000 worth of items from a gas processing facility in 2014 and sentenced to 75 years in prison.

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Tale Waggin’ Tutors; Service dogs ‘listen’ to young readers

Tale Waggin’ Tutors; Service dogs ‘listen’ to young readers

Published Saturday, September 16, 2017
By David Talley

As 6-year-old Travis Walker read slowly aloud, pausing to sound out unfamiliar words, a pair of knowing eyes looked patiently back at him from over the top of his children's book.

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Clark seeks re-election

Published Saturday, September 16, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County Judge J.D. Clark announced Wednesday he will run for re-election in 2018, so he can continue working to build a better county.

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County clerk to run for 8th term

Published Saturday, September 16, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Wise County Clerk Sherry Coursey Lemon announced Thursday she will seek an eighth term in office.

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Rebuilding Behringer’s; Family works to salvage popular Port A restaurant

Published Saturday, September 16, 2017
By Racey Burden

Two years ago the Behringer family opened a restaurant, Behringer's Landing and Rockin' B Bar, in Port Aransas. Today it's in shambles, devastated by Hurricane Harvey.

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Picking up the pieces; Families deal with storm’s aftermath

Published Saturday, September 16, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Just prior to Hurricane Harvey making landfall on the Texas Gulf Coast three weeks ago, the Messenger shared the stories of three local families evacuating the area and the challenges they faced in doing so.

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PD recognizes local businesses

Published Saturday, September 16, 2017
By Messenger Staff

The Decatur Police Department Thursday honored a dozen businesses for their support of the department through the past year.

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Rhome City Council adopts budget

Published Saturday, September 16, 2017
By Racey Burden

Rhome City Council approved the town's 2017-2018 budget Thursday. Due to rising property values, the city expects to see a $57,000 increase in revenue the next fiscal year.

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Decatur City Council approves tax rate, budget

Published Saturday, September 16, 2017
By Brian Knox

Decatur's property tax rate will remain the same next year.

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Hurdsman sentenced to 75 years for theft

Published Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017
By Brian Knox

A Wise County jury Thursday found Rodney Adam Hurdsman, 48, of Paradise guilty of theft of property $20,000-$100,000 and sentenced him to 75 years in prison.

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1 injured in motorcycle wreck

1 injured in motorcycle wreck

Published Wednesday, September 13, 2017
By Racey Burden

A man was flown to the hospital after he wrecked his motorcycle on Farm 2264 Sunday afternoon.

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Wise remembers: County honors first responders

Wise remembers: County honors first responders

Published Wednesday, September 13, 2017
By David Talley

Wise County citizens, officials and first responders gathered at the Wise County Veterans Memorial Park Monday for a Patriot Day ceremony.

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Chase ends in arrest

Published Wednesday, September 13, 2017
By Racey Burden

A police chase involving multiple local departments ended in the arrest of a Dallas man Saturday night.

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County budget, tax rate adopted

Published Wednesday, September 13, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners Monday adopted the county budget and tax rate for fiscal year 2018.

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Writing about Rosie; Teachable moment evolves into storybook

Published Wednesday, September 13, 2017
By Racey Burden

A few years ago, Dr. Rebekah Hartfield's sister, Sara Haug, called her looking for suggestions on what to do for her final project in her graphic design class. The sisters eventually came up with an idea for a book - "Rosie the Pig."

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Remley indicted for gun threat

Published Wednesday, September 13, 2017
By Messenger Staff

A Weatherford man who threatened two Decatur residents in their home with a gun April 8 has been indicted for multiple felony offenses.

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Bridgeport City Council approves tax rate, budget; discusses airport board

Published Wednesday, September 13, 2017
By Racey Burden

Bridgeport City Council set the tax rate and approved the budget for 2017-2018 Monday.

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Decatur City Council addresses sign issue with business owner

Published Wednesday, September 13, 2017
By Brian Knox

The future of a recently-installed business sign just outside Decatur's city limits remains up in the air following a lengthy discussion at Monday's council meeting.

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