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Commissioners to meet at full strength

Published Saturday, April 12, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

Every seat in commissioners court Monday will be filled for the first time since mid-October.

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Board to consider AD’s contract

Published Saturday, April 12, 2014
By Bob Buckel

It's only a four-item agenda, but one item may take a while.

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Mayor receives library advocate award

Published Saturday, April 12, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

Chico Mayor J.D. Clark began shelving books at the local library when he was just 10 years old, and as a community leader, he has continued to support and promote it.

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NISD to name directors, coach

Published Saturday, April 12, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Northwest ISD trustees are expected to fill three vacancies at Monday's school board meeting.

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Messenger’s Griffith honored

Published Saturday, April 12, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Todd Griffith, Wise County Messenger production manager and webmaster, was presented the Tom Mooney Memorial Friend of the Newspaper Award Friday at the North and East Texas Press Association convention in Tyler.

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Council to consider sidewalk exceptions, requirements

Published Saturday, April 12, 2014
By Messenger Staff

For the third time in two months, Bridgeport officials will consider a special exception to a sidewalk ordinance at its meeting Tuesday.

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City to research electric options

Published Saturday, April 12, 2014
By Messenger Staff

The Runaway Bay City Council is about to begin researching its power options.

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Council to declare winners, cancel election

Published Saturday, April 12, 2014
By Bob Buckel

With just one candidate for each place on the ballot, the Decatur City Council is expected to declare those who have filed to be elected when they meet at 6 p.m. Monday.

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TEA approves most districts’ weather waivers

Published Saturday, April 12, 2014
By Jimmy Alford

The Texas Education Agency has approved most Wise County school districts' waivers, allowing them to forego making up instructional days lost because of this past winter's inclement weather.

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Bigs down, smalls up in county sales tax income

Published Saturday, April 12, 2014
By Bob Buckel

After a weak April, three of Wise County's top four cities are running below last year in sales tax income.

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WC board approves in-district tuition for all dual credit courses

Published Saturday, April 12, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Area high school students will now have access to dual credit courses at Weatherford College at in-district rates regardless of their address following a vote by the Weatherford College board of trustees Thursday afternoon.

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Up to the challenge: Destination Imagination teams participate in state competition

Published Saturday, April 12, 2014
By Brian Knox

A couple of teams from Decatur ISD are putting their creativity and teamwork skills to the test this weekend near Austin.

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Greyhounds win 7th UIL academic district title

Published Saturday, April 12, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

Slidell High School won the District 14-A UIL academic meet by more than 300 points.

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Council, citizens debate carport issue

Published Saturday, April 12, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

Carports proved to be a hot topic at the Rhome City Council meeting Thursday.

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Chicken coop fire ignites trailer home

Chicken coop fire ignites trailer home

Published Wednesday, April 9, 2014
By Richard Greene

A fire that started in a chicken coop tore through half of a trailer home at 308 Private Road 4433 early Sunday morning, leaving a cat and one of the five dogs in the residence dead.

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Former youth league director indicted for theft

Published Wednesday, April 9, 2014
By Messenger Staff

The former director of a Wise County youth football league has been indicted by the grand jury for theft of property $1,500-$20,000 and credit card or debit card abuse.

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Cousin indicted for hiding murder suspect

Published Wednesday, April 9, 2014
By Brian Knox

A Boyd woman accused of helping her cousin wanted for murder elude police last year has been indicted by a Wise County grand jury.

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Church celebrates a milestone

Church celebrates a milestone

Published Wednesday, April 9, 2014
By Roy J. Eaton

There was a building boom in Decatur in 1913 and 1914. More than $100,000 worth of projects were underway including a public school, a feed mill, a Masonic lodge - and a church.

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Coach resigns after DWI arrest; Intermediate principal also resigns

Published Wednesday, April 9, 2014
By Jimmy Alford

Paradise ISD head junior varsity football and basketball coach Justin Buchanan, 29, recently resigned after being arrested for driving while intoxicated.

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Council to consider budget change

Published Wednesday, April 9, 2014
By Messenger Staff

According to city staff, the water department in Rhome does more than check meters and fix leaks.

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