Loss of taxable revenue tightens Paradise ISD budget

Published Wednesday, May 18, 2016
By Racey Burden

Paradise ISD is facing a large loss of taxable revenue for the 2016-2017 school year.

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USDA seeking applications for broadband grants

Published Wednesday, May 18, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA is soliciting applications for grants to establish broadband in unserved rural communities through its Community Connect program.

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1 killed in wrong-way wreck

1 killed in wrong-way wreck

Published Saturday, May 14, 2016
By David Talley

One person was killed Thursday night in a two-vehicle wreck on U.S. 81/287 roughly one mile north of Farm Road 407.

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Midwestern joins forces with Weatherford College Wise County

Published Saturday, May 14, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls is moving into Wise County this summer.

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Ride on the wild side; NRS hosts mustang adoption event

Published Saturday, May 14, 2016
By Racey Burden

Peering into the horse pen, the Lovetts set their sights on a gray mare whose docile attitude had already been noted by several observers.

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Behind the chutes: Volunteers, staff pull together for nationally recognized rodeo

Behind the chutes: Volunteers, staff pull together for nationally recognized rodeo

Published Saturday, May 14, 2016
By David Talley

Leaning against a fence at the Bridgeport arena, Forrest Walker has his job down.

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New Bridgeport mayor, council member sworn in

Published Saturday, May 14, 2016
By Racey Burden

Two new officials were sworn into office in Bridgeport Tuesday.

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Local man killed in Fort Worth

Published Saturday, May 14, 2016
By Brian Knox

A former Decatur resident was killed when struck by a vehicle in Fort Worth Wednesday.

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Primary runoff early voting starts Monday

Published Saturday, May 14, 2016
By Brian Knox

While the local primary races have all been decided, there is still some statewide unfinished business.

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City of Rhome liaison program ended

Published Saturday, May 14, 2016
By David Talley

The city of Rhome will end its council liaison program after a tied vote Thursday evening on a motion to axe the program was offset by Mayor Michelle Pittman.

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City of Rhome offices vacated

Published Saturday, May 14, 2016
By Messenger Staff

City of Rhome offices have been temporarily closed after mold was discovered in a wall.

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New cameras bring new capabilities

Published Saturday, May 14, 2016
By Messenger Staff

The Boonsville/Balsora Volunteer Fire Department recently received a $15,000 grant for rescue equipment, including new thermal imaging cameras, through Texas A&M Forest Service's Rural Volunteer Fire Department Assistance Program.

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Inmate dies at county jail

Published Wednesday, May 11, 2016
By Brian Knox

An inmate died at the Wise County Jail Saturday shortly after his arrest.

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Festival promises family fun

Festival promises family fun

Published Wednesday, May 11, 2016
By Racey Burden

Bridgeport's 34th annual Butterfield Stage Days Festival is coming up Saturday, and the Chamber of Commerce has prepared a day full of events and contests.

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City and school officials elected Saturday

Published Wednesday, May 11, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

School boards and city councils across Wise County will have a different look after Saturday's elections.

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Northwest ISD eyes employee incentives

Published Wednesday, May 11, 2016
By Richard Greene

To help with increased healthcare coverage, Northwest ISD will boost its monthly contribution for employee insurance by $50 next year.

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Local teacher, WCID board honored

Published Wednesday, May 11, 2016
By Denny Deady

When Sharon Sackett first stepped on the campus of Alvord High School in 2012, she stepped onto a barren landscape.

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Grand jury returns April indictments

Published Wednesday, May 11, 2016
By Messenger Staff

A Wise County grand jury met April 21 and returned the following felony indictments.

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Boyd ISD nets major grants, new programs coming soon

Published Wednesday, May 11, 2016
By David Talley

Boyd Education Foundation awarded more than $16,000 to faculty members last Monday to begin or continue extracurricular programs for students in the district.

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Decatur City Council supports creation of 911 district

Published Wednesday, May 11, 2016
By Brian Knox

The Decatur City Council Monday gave its approval to the creation of a North Central Texas Council of Governments 911 Emergency Communications District.

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