Big boots to fill: Bridgeport welcomes new Santa, remembers Horne

Big boots to fill: Bridgeport welcomes new Santa, remembers Horne

Published Saturday, December 1, 2018
By Austin Jackson

In Bridgeport City Hall, a man with a white beard and a polyester red suit waited in the wings for the big moment.

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Keep on truckin’: Decatur seeks to create ordinance for mobile food trucks

Published Saturday, December 1, 2018
By Brian Knox

The Decatur City Council could soon approve an ordinance that would allow food trucks and even a food truck park in the city.

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Phipps named McCarroll middle school principal

Published Saturday, December 1, 2018
By Richard Greene

After spending four months as the acting principal at McCarroll Middle School, Brett Phipps is officially taking on the role.

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Plans for gym renovation take shape

Published Saturday, December 1, 2018
By Brian Knox

The Alvord School Board Monday reviewed plans for the renovations of its elementary school gym and could take action at its meeting in January.

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Holiday help: How to cope, grieve and experience the holidays after loss

Published Saturday, December 1, 2018
By Austin Jackson

The scars aren't fresh, but like clockwork - as October turns into November and December - waves of pain come washing back for Beverly Ross.

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Beautification grants available for businesses

Published Saturday, December 1, 2018
By Richard Greene

Shops and businesses in Boyd in need of an exterior spruce-up may be eligible for some assistance early next year.

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Baptist church to perform elaborate holiday program

Published Saturday, December 1, 2018
By Messenger Staff

First Baptist Church of Decatur is performing the first-ever and one-of-a-kind presentation - "The Gift of Christmas" - next weekend.

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3 hurt in wreck

Published Saturday, December 1, 2018
By Brian Knox

Three people were injured in a head-on wreck Tuesday night in Decatur.

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5 Things to Know: The Week Ahead in Wise for Saturday, December 1, 2018

Published Saturday, December 1, 2018
By Messenger Staff

The sixth annual Live Thankfully food drive is underway in Wise County.

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Home sweet home: Gingerbread man moves to mansion in Runaway Bay

Home sweet home: Gingerbread man moves to mansion in Runaway Bay

Published Wednesday, November 28, 2018
By Austin Jackson

While several construction projects are underway at RB Golf Club and Resort in Runaway Bay, one massive endeavor has been christened just in time for the holidays.

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Casting ballots: Voter turnout highest in nearly three decades

Published Wednesday, November 28, 2018
By Brian Knox

It's starting to feel like the early 1990s again in Wise County, at least in terms of local voter turnout.

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Toy Run returns

Toy Run returns

Published Wednesday, November 28, 2018
By Richard Greene

The roar of motorcycles will be heard through Decatur and Bridgeport Sunday as thousands of bikers descend on Wise County to spread Christmas cheer.

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Shoppers turn out for Small Business event

Published Wednesday, November 28, 2018
By Richard Greene

Entering her store's first Black Friday and Small Business Saturday on the Decatur Square, Hillary Swift didn't know what to expect.

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FFA advances team to state contest

Published Wednesday, November 28, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Decatur FFA's Greenhand Quiz team placed first in the Area Leadership Development Events contest Nov. 19 in Mineral Wells to advance to state.

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Grand jury indicts 26

Published Wednesday, November 28, 2018
By Messenger Staff

A Wise County grand jury met Nov. 15 and returned the following felony indictments.

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Sending cheer to soldiers at Christmas

Published Wednesday, November 28, 2018
By Brian Knox

More than 4,000 stockings will be sent to soldiers this Christmas thanks to the generosity of North Texans.

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Weekend Planner for Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Published Wednesday, November 28, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Two of the most festive holiday events in Wise County are the lighted parades in Bridgeport and Decatur.

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Allsup legacy of cutting horses continues

Published Wednesday, November 28, 2018
By Brett Hoffman

The late Lonnie Allsup was famous for marketing his tasty burritos from his string of convenience stores throughout northern and western parts of Texas and in New Mexico. The Clovis, N.M., resident also commanded respect for owning a string of salty cutting horses.

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‘Because I could;’ Garrett charged with embezzlement from Wood family

Published Saturday, November 24, 2018
By Brian Knox

A Bridgeport woman has been arrested on theft charges, accused of embezzling more than a half-million dollars from the family of James Wood.

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Sisters of the Sale: Friends celebrate 30 years of Black Friday shopping

Sisters of the Sale: Friends celebrate 30 years of Black Friday shopping

Published Saturday, November 24, 2018
By Austin Jackson

While videos of storefront tramplings and fights over 4K TVs will surely go viral again this Black Friday, for one quartet of Decatur High grads the day is about more than just deals.

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