Rotary honors 4 as Paul Harris Fellows

Published Wednesday, December 7, 2016
By Brian Knox

Four people who serve their community were honored last week by the Decatur Rotary Club.

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Fundraiser tops $85,000

Published Wednesday, December 7, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

More than $85,000 was raised for the Wise Youth Ag Syndicate at the 2nd annual Blue Ribbon Bash Friday night in Decatur.

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Deadline extended to submit FSA ballots

Published Wednesday, December 7, 2016
By Messenger Staff

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Texas Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Judith A. Canales announced that the deadline to submit ballots for the 2016 County Committee Elections has been extended.

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Man given probation on weapons charge

Published Saturday, December 3, 2016
By Brian Knox

A former Paradise High School student who fired a gun on school property in August of 2015 will serve four years probation.

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Working on the wild side; Decatur teen aids animals with Eagle Scout project

Working on the wild side; Decatur teen aids animals with Eagle Scout project

Published Saturday, December 3, 2016
By David Talley

Four pairs of feline eyes peer from behind a chain-link fence as a group of teenage volunteers take a break from their work to stare back.

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Toy drives help brighten kids’ Christmas

Published Saturday, December 3, 2016
By Brian Knox

'Tis the season to help out children in need, and Wise County has plenty of opportunities to do just that.

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Laptop replacement approved for Decatur elementary staff

Published Saturday, December 3, 2016
By Brian Knox

Decatur elementary staff will soon have new laptop computers.

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Recently retired, ready to travel; Embry Hines reflects on 40-plus years with First State Bank

Published Saturday, December 3, 2016
By Racey Burden

After 43 years with First State Bank, President and CEO Embry Hines announced his retirement in November.

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Paradise chamber changes name to fit countywide mission

Published Saturday, December 3, 2016
By Racey Burden

On New Year's Eve, the Paradise Chamber of Commerce will celebrate more than the beginning of 2017.

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Boyd leaders react to beer/wine vote

Published Saturday, December 3, 2016
By David Talley

When Boyd voters passed a measure Nov. 8 allowing for the sale of beer and wine for both on- and off-site consumption by 272 to 96, it meant potential changes for business owners and public officials in the town of about 1,250 residents.

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Foster takes over at Boyd High School

Published Saturday, December 3, 2016
By David Talley

Dr. Susan Foster is working to make quick connections at Boyd High School.

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Mom given 5-year sentence for child abuse

Published Wednesday, November 30, 2016
By Brian Knox

A Decatur mother accused of beating her teenage sons over the head with cooking pans and chaining them to furniture has been sentenced to jail time.

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Live Thankfully kicks off 2016 food drive

Live Thankfully kicks off 2016 food drive

Published Wednesday, November 30, 2016
By Racey Burden

Now in its fourth year in Wise County, Live Thankfully is striving to serve more people than ever before.

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Paradise man dies after wreck

Published Wednesday, November 30, 2016
By David Talley

A Wise County man is dead after being involved in a three-vehicle wreck in Weatherford last week.

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Volunteers turn out for turkey giveaway

Volunteers turn out for turkey giveaway

Published Wednesday, November 30, 2016
By David Talley

As Wise Area Relief Mission opened its doors early on Nov. 22, the parking lot was already full of families hoping to receive a turkey and groceries to make a holiday meal.

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Man arrested following motorcycle chase

Published Wednesday, November 30, 2016
By David Talley

An Odessa man is in custody after leading a Rhome police officer on a high-speed chase midday Sunday.

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Decatur School Board approves committee to come up with innovation plan

Published Wednesday, November 30, 2016
By Brian Knox

On Monday, the Decatur School Board took its first official steps in creating a District of Innovation (DOI) designation for DISD.

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Keiper’s murder conviction upheld

Published Wednesday, November 30, 2016
By Messenger Staff

The life sentence a Boyd man received last year after being found guilty of murder will stand, according to an appeals court.

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2 injured in plane crash

2 injured in plane crash

Published Saturday, November 26, 2016
By Racey Burden

Two people were injured in a single-engine plane crash just north of Bridgeport Municipal Airport Wednesday.

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Bowie woman killed in wreck

Bowie woman killed in wreck

Published Saturday, November 26, 2016
By Racey Burden

A woman was killed in a wrong-way wreck on U.S. 81/287 south of Alvord Monday night.

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