Past and future money; Comptroller’s office due here Feb. 25

Published Saturday, February 21, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Wise County residents can claim their unclaimed property and set up a state savings plan for their kids' college education at a Feb. 25 event scheduled here by the State comptroller's office.

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Guns stolen from Decatur home

Published Saturday, February 21, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Several firearms were stolen from a Decatur home last weekend.

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Estes authors licensed open carry bill

Published Saturday, February 21, 2015
By Bob Buckel

Just change "concealed carry" to "carry." That's what State Sen. Craig Estes' bill (S.B. 17) would do if it passes - and in some form, it's likely it will.

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Runaway Bay City Council purchases new fire equipment

Published Saturday, February 21, 2015
By Jake Harris

The Runaway Bay City Council unanimously approved the purchase of new fire equipment at its meeting Monday.

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Meeting Agendas for Saturday, February 21, 2015

Published Saturday, February 21, 2015
By Messenger Staff

The Decatur City Council will gather at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, for annual reports from the finance, planning, public works and fire departments prior to its 6 p.m. meeting.

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Solar energy may come to Bridgeport

Published Saturday, February 21, 2015
By Jake Harris

The average cost of electricity for a Bridgeport resident is 7 cents per kilowatt hour.

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Filing begins for May election

Published Saturday, February 21, 2015
By Messenger Staff

The filing period for the May 9 city council and school board elections continues through Friday, Feb. 27.

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Congresswoman Granger to visit Wise next week

Published Saturday, February 21, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Topics as far-reaching as the United States' commitments to the Middle East, the Affordable Care Act and the immigration crisis will be on the table Monday during the "Conversation with Kay" event at the Decatur Civic Center.

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Newark City Council boosts stipend to volunteer fire department

Published Saturday, February 21, 2015
By Jake Harris

The Newark City Council increased the annual stipend for the Newark Volunteer Fire Department by $2,000 Thursday night, from $7,000 to $9,000.

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Sales tax drop hits city, Decatur EDC

Published Saturday, February 21, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Decatur City Manager Brett Shannon shared sad sales tax news at Thursday's meeting of the Decatur Economic Development Corp.

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TAPS finds park-and-ride location

Published Saturday, February 21, 2015
By Brian Knox

Wise County residents who work in Fort Worth may soon have a new transportation option.

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Geren relishes role on Speaker’s team

Published Saturday, February 21, 2015
By Bob Buckel

Charlie Geren doesn't mind being the bad guy.

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Curtain call: Local law firm wins judgment for Austin theater producer

Published Saturday, February 21, 2015
By Bob Buckel

Ginger Rogers. Betty Grable. Ethel Merman. Julie Harris. Lynn Redgrave. Imogene Coca. Sid Caesar. Derrick Boyd. Kristy Campbell. Allen Williamson. If those last three names seem out of place, it's because Boyd, Campbell and Williamson are lawyers in Wise County, not legendary Broadway actors.

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Youth Fair parade revived for 2015 event

Published Saturday, February 21, 2015
By Messenger Staff

The 63rd Annual Wise County Youth Fair will be kicked off with a parade Saturday, Feb. 28.

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Paradise School Board extends administrator contracts

Published Saturday, February 21, 2015
By Messenger Staff

The Paradise school board approved administrator contracts Thursday night.

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Man hit, killed by train

Man hit, killed by train

Published Wednesday, February 18, 2015
By Jake Harris

A Rhome man was killed Tuesday afternoon when he was struck by a train at the intersection of Pioneer Road and U.S. Business 81/287.

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1 dead, 1 injured in Friday wreck

1 dead, 1 injured in Friday wreck

Published Wednesday, February 18, 2015
By Jake Harris

A 17-year old boy is dead and another man is injured after the car they were traveling in struck a pipe fence and rolled over on County Road 4590 and Texas 114 near Boyd late Friday night.

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Abbott takes podium on Wise Lege Day

Published Wednesday, February 18, 2015
By Bob Buckel

The day Wise County's delegation was recognized in the gallery at the Texas House of Representatives turned out to be a pretty historic day.

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Police chase ends in Taco Mayo parking lot

Published Wednesday, February 18, 2015
By Jake Harris

A man was arrested in Bridgeport Friday night after he led Texas state troopers and at least three Wise County sheriff's deputies on a cross-county chase that reached speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour.

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King supports transition to law enforcement on border

Published Wednesday, February 18, 2015
By Bob Buckel

When you get Rep. Phil King talking about the border, his roots start showing.

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