Family saved from swift water

Family saved from swift water

Published Saturday, April 23, 2016
By David Talley

Rosa Benavente's family awoke Wednesday morning to find their new home in the 300 block of Country Club Road surrounded by fast-moving water.

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Fundraiser brings in dazzling total

Fundraiser brings in dazzling total

Published Saturday, April 23, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

The Wise Health Foundation Dazzle Me Pink fundraiser turned up the sparkle and shine on an otherwise gloomy Wednesday to raise more than $58,000 for Mary's Gift.

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City of Alvord may see new subdivision

Published Saturday, April 23, 2016
By David Talley

Alvord City Council took another step Thursday night toward bringing a new subdivision to Stadium Drive, holding the second of two required public hearings to consider changing the property's zoning.

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Outlaw’s grave recognized with historical marker

Published Saturday, April 23, 2016
By Racey Burden

The gravesite of George Barnes, aka "Machine Gun Kelly," will be declared a historical site Sunday as part of the annual Cottondale Community Reunion.

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Decatur School Board moves forward with Rann gym design

Published Saturday, April 23, 2016
By Brian Knox

The Decatur School Board Monday approved a preliminary design for a new Rann Elementary gym.

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Early voting starts Monday

Published Saturday, April 23, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Early voting for the May 7 elections begins Monday, April 25, and runs through Tuesday, May 3.

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Elections: City Council

Published Saturday, April 23, 2016
By Messenger Staff

There are contested council races in six of Wise County's cities in the May 7 election.

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Chico School Board debates how to handle budget woes

Published Saturday, April 23, 2016
By David Talley

Chico School Board members tackled several budget issues Monday night, voting to ask principals to report their school's minimum and preferred budgets for the upcoming school year.

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Northwest ISD finalizes profile for leader; Interviews to start in June

Published Saturday, April 23, 2016
By Richard Greene

Northwest school board members nailed down the qualities they are searching for in the district's next superintendent Monday night.

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Rhome Public Library receives $10K grant

Published Saturday, April 23, 2016
By Racey Burden

Rhome Public Library has received a $10,130 grant from the Tocker Foundation that will bring many improvements to its catalog.

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Register by Monday to vote in runoff

Published Saturday, April 23, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Even if you didn't vote in last month's primary election, you can still vote in next month's primary runoff election.

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Weekend storms bring flooding

Weekend storms bring flooding

Published Wednesday, April 20, 2016
By Brian Knox

Last weekend's rainfall in Wise County caused minor flooding issues, but heavier rainfall amounts in Jack County seem to have resulted in bigger flooding problems here.

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Flying colors: Golfer finds breakout success in disc dyeing

Flying colors: Golfer finds breakout success in disc dyeing

Published Wednesday, April 20, 2016
By David Talley

Like a thrown disc's trajectory, there are no straight lines. Inconsistency is the only consistent element in Clay Sparks' most popular custom disc design.

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Runway expansion completed

Published Wednesday, April 20, 2016
By Racey Burden

Pilots flying into Bridgeport now have access to a longer, wider runway.

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Out of this world: Alien story draws visitors to Aurora

Published Wednesday, April 20, 2016
By Richard Greene

Dozens of visitors piled out of the bus at Aurora Cemetery Saturday morning and gathered around a large rock, which is next to a wooden cross marking a grave.

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TAPS resumes transit operations

Published Wednesday, April 20, 2016
By Brian Knox

A familiar sight for those who use local public transportation returned Monday. TAPS buses were back on the road.

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Rhome City Council to move forward with pavilion

Published Wednesday, April 20, 2016
By Racey Burden

Rhome City Council approved the use of hotel/motel tax funds to finish building the city's pavilion in the park.

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New Paradise School Board member sworn in

Published Wednesday, April 20, 2016
By Racey Burden

A new trustee was sworn in Monday night at the Paradise School Board meeting.

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May Elections: School Board

Published Wednesday, April 20, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Three local school boards have contested races in the May 7 election.

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Candidates hash out issues at debate

Published Wednesday, April 20, 2016
By Racey Burden

Rhome mayoral and city council candidates gathered Saturday for a moderated debate at the city's community center.

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