Picking up the pieces: Community asks for help to rebuild home damaged by 2015 tornado

Picking up the pieces: Community asks for help to rebuild home damaged by 2015 tornado

Published Wednesday, September 21, 2016
By David Talley

When Carol Tanksley lost her home in the May 2015 tornado that struck Runaway Bay, she didn't immediately bounce back.

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Chico School Board forms subcommittee, talks bond election

Published Wednesday, September 21, 2016
By David Talley

Chico School Board members Monday night approved the formation of a board subcommittee to study the district's infrastructure needs.

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Main Street Festival returns

Published Wednesday, September 21, 2016
By Messenger Staff

The Paradise Historical Society will host the Paradise Main Street Festival Saturday, Sept. 24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Let the games begin; Elementary students study geography, culture and perseverance

Published Wednesday, September 21, 2016
By David Talley

The pomp and revelery of the Olympic and Paralympic Games settled among the students at Rann Elementary Friday during their own mass sporting event.

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Man charged with aggravated assault for stabbing

Published Saturday, September 17, 2016
By Racey Burden

A Bridgeport man was arrested Wednesday night after stabbing another man during a fight.

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3 arrested following chase

Published Saturday, September 17, 2016
By Brian Knox

A chase that began in Wise County ended with a crash and three arrests in Fort Worth late Wednesday night.

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Leapin’ lizards: Childhood obsession spawns conservation work

Leapin’ lizards: Childhood obsession spawns conservation work

Published Saturday, September 17, 2016
By Racey Burden

A childhood obsession with dinosaurs and Jacques Cousteau led to Kelly Bradley of Decatur becoming the 'Iguana Girl.'

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Parr tying up loose ends

Published Saturday, September 17, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Precinct 3 Constable Doug Parr is checking items off his to-do list, but his county charge accounts remain frozen.

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Alvord School Board talks bonds, hears architect presentations

Published Saturday, September 17, 2016
By David Talley

Alvord School Board members Tuesday chose Claycomb Associates, a Dallas-based architectural firm, for the renovations to the old middle school gym and improvements to the elementary campus.

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Bond refinance saves Boyd ISD more than $3 million

Published Saturday, September 17, 2016
By David Talley

Boyd School Board members Monday approved the refinancing of several bonds, saving the district an estimated $3.4 million over several years.

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Classic cars rev up fundraising

Published Saturday, September 17, 2016
By Racey Burden

Classic cars and fire trucks lined up outside Best Value Rhome Pharmacy Saturday, all part of a fundraiser for Rhome Volunteer Fire Department.

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County gears up for November election

Published Saturday, September 17, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners Monday approved a handful of appointments in preparation for the Nov. 8 general election.

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City of Alvord sticks with Shaw

Published Saturday, September 17, 2016
By David Talley

The city of Alvord will continue to contract with Wise County Tax Assessor/Collector Monte Shaw for tax collection.

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Information sought on burglaries

Published Saturday, September 17, 2016
By Messenger Staff

The Wise County Sheriff's Office is seeking information on recent burglaries at self-storage locations near Decatur.

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County budget, tax rate approved

Published Wednesday, September 14, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Facing a $5 million loss in property tax revenue, the county will keep the same tax rate in fiscal year 2017.

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Heart of the matter: Couple welcomes four more children in midst of crisis

Heart of the matter: Couple welcomes four more children in midst of crisis

Published Wednesday, September 14, 2016
By David Talley

It's dinnertime at the Capener house. Tonight's entree - one-pot curry, split 11 ways.

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Southwest Swap Meet returns this weekend

Published Wednesday, September 14, 2016
By Brian Knox

Thousands of antique automobile enthusiasts are expected to converge on Decatur this weekend for the annual Southwest Swap Meet.

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Bridgeport City Council approves water and sewage rate increase

Published Wednesday, September 14, 2016
By Racey Burden

Bridgeport City Council voted Monday to keep the city's tax rate the same as the previous year's, but decided to raise the water and sewage rates.

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Chico Public Library to take online donations Thursday

Published Wednesday, September 14, 2016
By David Talley

Chico Public Library will take part in the Texoma Gives campaign Thursday.

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Stock show president to speak at luncheon

Published Wednesday, September 14, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Brad Barnes, president of the Fort Worth Stock Show, will be the speaker at a combined luncheon meeting of the Bridgeport and Decatur Chambers of Commerce 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, at the Decatur Civic Center.

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