Wise As It Was for Saturday, February 16, 2019

Published Saturday, February 16, 2019
By Messenger Staff

From Feb. 14, 1919: Interest in Wise County oil fields on increase

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1 dies in Parker County accident

Published Wednesday, February 13, 2019
By Richard Greene

An Alvord woman was killed Saturday night in a one-vehicle accident on Farm Road 51 south of Springtown in Parker County.

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Under pressure: Suit could require millions to be returned in taxes

Published Wednesday, February 13, 2019
By Richard Greene

Wise County entities collectively could have to return $2.815 million in property taxes and interest to natural gas companies as a result of a court decision on the taxable value of large leased compressors.

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Building on potential: Cortez named Citizen of the Year

Building on potential: Cortez named Citizen of the Year

Published Wednesday, February 13, 2019
By Richard Greene

After accepting the award for individual business of the year on behalf of his Edge Crew Saturday, Jonathan Cortez thought his time on stage for the evening was over.

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Bridgeport Police offers active shooter training

Bridgeport Police offers active shooter training

Published Wednesday, February 13, 2019
By Austin Jackson

Wise County parishioners received a different kind of lesson Wednesday night - one that could potentially save their lives.

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Musicians, vocalists earn state berths

Published Wednesday, February 13, 2019
By Messenger Staff

Decatur students put their wide-ranging musical talents on display earlier this month in the Region 2 solo and ensemble band and choir competitions.

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Weekend Planner for Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Published Wednesday, February 13, 2019
By Messenger Staff

The deadline for filing for city council and school board elections is 5 p.m. Friday.

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Brazilians win Global Cup

Published Wednesday, February 13, 2019
By Brett Hoffman

Brazilian bull riders can be tough to get on the ground.

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Fatal wreck leads to 8-year sentence

Published Wednesday, February 13, 2019
By Brian Knox

A Weatherford woman on Monday was sentenced to eight years in prison in a case stemming from a 2016 wrong-way wreck that killed two men.

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Woman given 8-year sentence for intoxication manslaughter

Published Monday, February 11, 2019
By Brian Knox

A Weatherford woman on Monday was sentenced to eight years in prison in a case stemming from a 2016 wrong-way wreck that killed two men.

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Local business owner dies after wreck

Published Saturday, February 9, 2019
By Brian Knox

Primitivo "Primo" Sierra, who with his wife owns and operates Primo's Taqueria in Decatur, died Monday night after suffering injuries in a wreck earlier that afternoon.

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Beyond the darkness: Artist shows Decatur students how to feel the colors

Beyond the darkness: Artist shows Decatur students how to feel the colors

Published Saturday, February 9, 2019
By Austin Jackson

McCarroll Middle School students in blindfolds fumbled about DeDe Diaczenko's art class Wednesday. This wasn't an attempt at the #BirdBoxChallenge, but instead a lesson in creativity by Denton artist John Bramblitt.

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Cattle hauler overturns on 287

Published Saturday, February 9, 2019
By Reece Waddell

A cattle hauler carrying roughly 90 head of cattle overturned Monday night on U.S. 81/287 at County Road 2798 north of Alvord.

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Woman dies from injuries in January crash; Death is fourth on 730 in 3 months

Published Saturday, February 9, 2019
By Richard Greene

A Boyd woman involved in a two-vehicle accident on Farm Road 730 in January died Tuesday at a Fort Worth hospital from injuries sustained in the accident.

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100-plus pounds of THC edibles seized

100-plus pounds of THC edibles seized

Published Saturday, February 9, 2019
By Brian Knox

A California woman was arrested this week for possession of the largest amount of THC Wise County Sheriff Lane Akin said he's ever seen.

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Boyd annexation hearings planned

Published Saturday, February 9, 2019
By Richard Greene

Boyd Mayor Pro Tem Mark Culpepper Tuesday night provided a brief moment of levity before the city council approved the resolution calling the two public hearings to annex 153 acres on Cemetery Road for the proposed Spring Hill South.

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Flu forces Chico school closure

Published Saturday, February 9, 2019
By Brian Knox

Due to a high number of students and staff absent with flu-like illnesses, Chico ISD closed school Thursday and Friday.

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Drug conviction: Man found guilty of first degree felony offense

Published Saturday, February 9, 2019
By Brian Knox

A Wise County jury Wednesday morning found a Henrietta man arrested during a 2017 traffic stop in Rhome guilty of a first degree felony drug possession offense.

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Holmes files for re-election

Published Saturday, February 9, 2019
By Richard Greene

Boyd Mayor Rodney Holmes has filed to retain his post.

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5 Things to Know: The Week Ahead in Wise for Saturday, February 9, 2019

Published Saturday, February 9, 2019
By Messenger Staff

The girls basketball playoffs begin Monday with the bi-district round. Decatur will take on Glen Rose at 6 p.m. Monday at Weatherford High School.

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