Rue retires; Superintendent steps down after 11 years with district

Published Saturday, January 30, 2016
By Messenger Staff

After leading Northwest ISD during a time of unprecedented growth, Karen Rue announced Thursday night that she will retire at the end of the year.

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Man arrested for assaulting family members, officer

Published Saturday, January 30, 2016
By Brian Knox

Multiple disturbances involving assaults led to the arrest of a Bridgeport man Wednesday.

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Stovetop fire destroys kitchen

Stovetop fire destroys kitchen

Published Saturday, January 30, 2016
By David Talley

An Aurora house fire Tuesday evening produced a tall cloud of smoke visible from 10 miles away.

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Deck the halls of government; Decatur Main Street program seeks to light up courthouse

Published Saturday, January 30, 2016
By Brian Knox

The Decatur Square might be even merrier and brighter this next Christmas.

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Rhome City Council approves budget cuts

Published Saturday, January 30, 2016
By Racey Burden

Rhome City Council members approved budget cuts totaling $88,861 at their meeting Tuesday.

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Decatur Planning and Zoning Commission to hold public hearing regarding QuikTrip

Published Saturday, January 30, 2016
By Brian Knox

The Decatur Planning and Zoning Commission on Tuesday will consider two requests that could be the first steps toward a QuikTrip convenience store and gas station coming to a prime commercial location in the city.

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Springtown homeowner seeks to limit gunfire on private property

Published Saturday, January 30, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

A Springtown man asked county commissioners Monday to consider adopting an ordinance limiting gunfire on private property.

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Filing continues for May election

Published Saturday, January 30, 2016
By Messenger Staff

The filing period for the May 7 city council and school board elections is open and runs through Friday, Feb. 19.

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Rhome City Council repeals sex offender residential restriction ordinance

Published Saturday, January 30, 2016
By Racey Burden

Rhome City Council members voted Tuesday to repeal a sex offender residential restriction ordinance under threat of a lawsuit.

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Car runs underneath 18-wheeler

Car runs underneath 18-wheeler

Published Wednesday, January 27, 2016
By Racey Burden

A man with serious injuries was flown from a wreck in Chico around 1:30 p.m. Monday.

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Super dream becomes reality; Bridgeport star reaches Super Bowl

Super dream becomes reality; Bridgeport star reaches Super Bowl

Published Wednesday, January 27, 2016
By Richard Greene

Under the magical glow of the Friday night lights in Bridgeport, Colin Jones shared the dream of many high school heroes of one day playing in the Super Bowl.

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Decatur City Council approves hotel agreements

Published Wednesday, January 27, 2016
By Brian Knox

The Decatur City Council Monday approved three agreements that will lead to the construction of a Fairfield Inn and Suites hotel at the Decatur Civic Center.

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Voter registration deadline is Monday

Published Wednesday, January 27, 2016
By Brian Knox

A big date is coming up if you want to vote in one of the primary elections.

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TAPS will seek to partner with private company

Published Wednesday, January 27, 2016
By Brian Knox

TAPS Public Transit will seek a public-private partnership to keep the buses rolling.

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Lambert welcomed back to Decatur EDC

Published Wednesday, January 27, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Interim Director Thom Lambert presided over his first Decatur Economic Development Corp. board meeting last week as he kicked off his second go-round with the entity.

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Meeting Previews for Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Published Wednesday, January 27, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Alvord School Board meets 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28.

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Delinquent property tax deadline extended

Published Wednesday, January 27, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Taxpayers have an extra day to pay their 2015 property taxes without accruing additional penalty and interest this year.

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Standing as one: A year after K-9 officer’s death, the unit is stronger than ever

Standing as one: A year after K-9 officer’s death,  the unit is stronger than ever

Published Saturday, January 23, 2016
By Brian Knox

For Rio, her prize for doing a good job is a simple rubber ball. For the officers who work with the K-9s at the Wise County Sheriff's Office, their reward could be so much greater.

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Rhome tax rollback passes

Published Saturday, January 23, 2016
By Racey Burden

The people of Rhome have voted, and the city's tax rate will be lowered.

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Help needed to finance new fire hall

Help needed to finance new fire hall

Published Saturday, January 23, 2016
By David Talley

Chairs sit circled around a lone patio heater. Firefighters bundle up, standing just a little closer together.

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