Alvord ISD faces budget deficit

Published Wednesday, August 26, 2015
By Travis Lisle

Alvord Superintendent Dr. Randy Brown proposed Monday a 2015-16 budget with a $450,000 deficit.

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Oncor plans power outage Thursday

Published Wednesday, August 26, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Oncor customers living along Farm Road 51 North of Decatur to Greenwood can expect a planned power outage 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

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Chico School Board to hold meeting

Published Wednesday, August 26, 2015
By Messenger Staff

The Chico School Board will hold a special meeting Monday, Aug. 31, to discuss several pressing matters in the district.

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Cost of insurance, water increasing, but not tax rate

Published Wednesday, August 26, 2015
By Brian Knox

The City of Decatur knew it had two big challenges ahead when putting together the 2016 fiscal year budget: the anticipated increases in health insurance and water costs.

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No change in Northwest ISD tax rate

Published Wednesday, August 26, 2015
By Richard Greene

Northwest ISD taxpayers will not see their tax rate increase in 2015-16.

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Downtown discovery: Construction crew finds old machine parts

Downtown discovery: Construction crew finds old machine parts

Published Saturday, August 22, 2015
By Racey Burden

Construction workers digging along Halsell Street Friday morning unearthed a trove of old machine parts, left under the road for an unknown reason.

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Tepid tigers take a plunge

Published Saturday, August 22, 2015
By Racey Burden

Getting tigers to jump in a swimming pool is no easy task.

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Decatur School Board mulls site for elementary gym

Published Saturday, August 22, 2015
By Brian Knox

Rann Elementary School soon will have a new, stand-alone gym. The exact location of that gym is still to be determined.

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Boyd City Council talks money, streets

Published Saturday, August 22, 2015
By David Talley

Boyd drivers will have to continue cautiously navigating Knox Avenue for the time being, the city council said Tuesday.

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Boyd School Board adopts lean budget

Published Saturday, August 22, 2015
By Richard Greene

Boyd School Board members approved a $13.853 million spending plan Monday night for 2015-16.

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Public hearing set for Monday

Published Saturday, August 22, 2015
By Messenger Staff

County commissioners will have a public hearing on the proposed county budget 8:45 a.m. Monday, Aug. 24, in the third-floor conference room of the courthouse in Decatur.

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Back-to-school hustle: Parents and teachers make last-minute preparations for first day

Published Saturday, August 22, 2015
By Travis Lisle

For parents, students and teachers, the hustle and bustle of the last few days of summer are a whirlwind of preparation.

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Greenwood-Slidell Volunteer Fire Department earns 18K grant

Published Saturday, August 22, 2015
By David Talley

Adam North doesn't have time to deal with equipment failure. The Greenwood-Slidell Volunteer Fire Department chief has a large jurisdiction and a small budget.

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City of Bridgeport changes health insurance

Published Saturday, August 22, 2015
By Racey Burden

Bridgeport City Council agreed to change the city employees' health insurance coverage Tuesday night.

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New Alvord superintendent prepares for budget workshop

Published Saturday, August 22, 2015
By Travis Lisle

Alvord School Board will meet Monday for a budget workshop.

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Fire destroys home, displaces family

Fire destroys home, displaces family

Published Wednesday, August 19, 2015
By Richard Greene

Fire destroyed a double-wide mobile home at 311 North Ewing in Boyd Saturday morning, displacing a family.

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Wanted: Loving families; Shelter extends adoption event, seeks to place dogs and cats

Wanted: Loving families; Shelter extends adoption event, seeks to place dogs and cats

Published Wednesday, August 19, 2015
By Racey Burden

While many families brought home a furry friend this weekend, the Wise County Animal Control Shelter still has future pets awaiting adoption.

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Brown takes reins

Published Wednesday, August 19, 2015
By David Talley

Strolling through the halls of Alvord High School, new superintendent Dr. Randy Brown doesn't look like this is his first day on the job.

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Festival rounds up a good time

Published Wednesday, August 19, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Chisholm Trail Days rides into Decatur this weekend, with plenty of fun to go around.

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Methodist church ready to grow into new building

Published Wednesday, August 19, 2015
By Brian Knox

The new Paradise United Methodist Church has many of the traditional church features.

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