Walker named Chief Medical Officer

Published Saturday, September 27, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Dr. Jon Walker of Bridgeport recently celebrated 25 years of service as a family medicine doctor. Now there's more to laud.

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Commission appoints Parker interim elections administrator

Published Wednesday, September 24, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

The Wise County Elections Commission Tuesday appointed Jim Parker of Decatur as interim county elections administrator, replacing Lannie Noble, who resigned to accept the same position in Denton County.

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Rhome City Council haggles for SRO contract

Published Wednesday, September 24, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

Rhome city officials are willing to renegotiate with Northwest ISD officials regarding school resource officer services.

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Decatur City Council renews Shannon’s contract

Published Wednesday, September 24, 2014
By Jake Harris

Decatur City Manager Brett Shannon will be back for another year after action at Monday night's council meeting extended his contract with the city for another year and gave him a 2-percent pay increase.

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Breast Cancer Awareness: Events raise awareness

Breast Cancer Awareness: Events raise awareness

Published Wednesday, September 24, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Each October, countries across the world take part in Breast Cancer Awareness Month, designed to inform the public about the disease.

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Bridgeport names new chamber executive director

Bridgeport names new chamber executive director

Published Wednesday, September 24, 2014
By Jake Harris

Kelsey Cooley didn't come to Wise County looking for a civic job, but she's excited to fulfill the duties of her new post - Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce executive director.

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Rhome Fall Festival this weekend

Published Wednesday, September 24, 2014
By Messenger Staff

A weekend of fun is planned in the southeastern corner of the county. The Rhome Fall Festival is this Friday and Saturday, Sept. 26 and 27 at Family Park.

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Pioneers walk in Paradise

Published Wednesday, September 24, 2014
By Jimmy Alford

For folks seeking a blast from the past mixed with good eats and fun activities, Paradise is the place to be this weekend.

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Chico School Board to weigh bond options

Published Wednesday, September 24, 2014
By Brian Knox

The Chico school board will soon determine how to address the most pressing needs of the district.

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UTGCD manager resigns

Published Wednesday, September 24, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Dr. Bob Patterson has resigned as general manager of the Upper Trinity Groundwater Conservation District.

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New airport plan put in motion

Published Wednesday, September 24, 2014
By Jake Harris

A new plan was revealed this week that would allow pilots to temporarily use part of a runway at Bridgeport Municipal Airport during an upcoming reconstruction project.

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‘Battle’ leads fight against hunger

‘Battle’ leads fight against hunger

Published Saturday, September 20, 2014
By Brian Knox

Among the grudge matches that make up the Battle of Big Sandy, perhaps the one that does the most good for the community is the annual food drive competition between Bridgeport and Decatur.

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Farver faces child indecency charge

Published Saturday, September 20, 2014
By Brian Knox

An Aurora city councilman was arrested earlier this month for indecency with a child.

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EDC to move to Walnut Street

Published Saturday, September 20, 2014
By Bob Buckel

Sometime before the end of the year, the Decatur Economic Development Corp. will move its offices from the city-owned Visitors Center on Trinity Street to a rented office at 203 Walnut St., just off the northwest corner of the square.

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Attorney General candidate stumps here

Published Saturday, September 20, 2014
By Bob Buckel

Yes, that's really his name - and no, he's not a descendant of the Father of Texas. But Sam Houston does believe he'd make a good attorney general.

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Rhome pulls school resource officer from schools

Published Saturday, September 20, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

The city of Rhome has pulled its school resource officer from Northwest ISD schools.

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County acquires building for crime lab

Published Saturday, September 20, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

The Wise County Sheriff's Office will expand its crime lab setup with a building previously used by the U.S. Army.

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Fines, fees on Decatur City Council agenda

Published Saturday, September 20, 2014
By Messenger Staff

The Decatur City Council will consider raising library fines as well as airport fees, residential and commercial water rates, and wastewater rates at its meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22, at City Hall.

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Bridgeport City Council sets tax rate, works on library flooding

Published Saturday, September 20, 2014
By Jake Harris

Bridgeport has a tax rate for fiscal year 2014-2015.

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Runaway Bay City Council approves budget, tax rate

Published Saturday, September 20, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

The city of Runaway Bay has its budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

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