Superintendent Rue given 2 percent raise

Published Wednesday, June 24, 2015
By Richard Greene

Five months after giving Superintendent Karen Rue an extension, Northwest ISD trustees gave her a 2 percent raise Monday night.

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Decatur EDC hopes to draw hat manufacturer

Published Wednesday, June 24, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

The Economic Development Corp. hopes a new manufacturing company will hang its hat in Decatur.

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Alvord School Board to discuss track upgrades

Published Wednesday, June 24, 2015
By Travis Lisle

The Alvord School Board will meet 7 p.m. Thursday for a regular meeting at the Alvord ISD Administration Building.

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Northwest School Board OKs budget

Published Wednesday, June 24, 2015
By Richard Greene

With a 2-percent raise for employees and the opening of V.R. Eaton High School, Northwest ISD is looking at a budget of $388.898 million for 2015-16.

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Class of ’65 held 50th reunion

Published Wednesday, June 24, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Twenty-eight members of the Decatur High School Class of 1965 attended the group's 50th reunion June 13 at Gage Cantina.

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Local youth selected for wildlife camp

Published Wednesday, June 24, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Ray Edwards of Paradise was chosen to participate in the Texas Brigades' 10th Battalion of Bass Brigade program this summer.

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Bill brings torrential rain

Bill brings torrential rain

Published Saturday, June 20, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Tropical Depression Bill dumped rainfall across Wise County Wednesday, leading to serious flooding and a series of water rescues late in the day.

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Rau gets life for murder

Published Saturday, June 20, 2015
By Brian Knox

Moments after a jury delivered its life sentence to Kris Rau, Allisyn Ramirez was given the opportunity to speak directly to the man just convicted of murdering her mom, Lianne Murray.

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Meeting Previews for Saturday, June 20, 2015

Published Saturday, June 20, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Wise County Commissioners Court "On the Road" is 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 23, at Alvord City Hall, 215 West Elm St.

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Colorado men arrested for delivery of marijuana

Published Saturday, June 20, 2015
By Brian Knox

A traffic stop in Rhome June 12 resulted in the discovery of more than 70 pounds of marijuana.

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Bridgeport City Council narrowly approves pursuing home rule

Published Saturday, June 20, 2015
By Racey Burden

Bridgeport City Council voted 3-2 to put a home rule charter on the ballot for the next city election.

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Wise County Indictments for May 21, 2015

Published Saturday, June 20, 2015
By Messenger Staff

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

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Bridgeport City Council hears storm damage report

Published Saturday, June 20, 2015
By Racey Burden

Bridgeport Parks and Recreation Director Ryan Nolting presented an overview of the damage that Bridgeport sustained during the May storm outbreak at the June 16 city council meeting.

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Districts study preliminary STAAR scores

Published Saturday, June 20, 2015
By Racey Burden

Recently released STAAR and EOC preliminary scores reveal areas where school districts are doing well and also where they can improve.

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Child dies in hunting accident

Published Wednesday, June 17, 2015
By Travis Lisle

A 9-year-old boy was shot and killed in a hunting accident Saturday morning on the Nine Bar Ranch on County Road 4010 east of Decatur.

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Abandoned baby bear finds home

Abandoned baby bear finds home

Published Wednesday, June 17, 2015
By Racey Burden

Paddington the baby black bear, an orphan just like his movie star namesake, has found a new home at the International Exotic Animal Sanctuary (IEAS) in Boyd.

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Judge, sheriff team up to combat mental illness

Published Wednesday, June 17, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners Monday approved a resolution authorizing County Judge J.D. Clark and Sheriff David Walker to work together on the National Association of Counties (NACO) "Stepping Up" initiative, which addresses mental illness in jails.

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Chico School Board hires 3, discusses STAAR results

Published Wednesday, June 17, 2015
By Travis Lisle

The Chico School Board unanimously agreed on three new hires at Monday's regular meeting.

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Decatur School Board digs into bond projects

Published Wednesday, June 17, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Decatur School Board jumped into 2015 bond projects Monday night, awarding multiple bids.

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Bland’s contract extended 1 year

Published Wednesday, June 17, 2015
By Racey Burden

The Bridgeport School Board voted Monday to extend Superintendent Eddie Bland's contract after a three-hour executive session evaluating his performance.

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