Two killed in wrong-way wreck

Two killed in wrong-way wreck

Published Wednesday, August 17, 2016
By Racey Burden

Two people died in a two-vehicle accident just north of Rhome on U.S. 81/287 around 5 a.m. Sunday.

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Repeat performance: Wise County districts meet state accountability standards

Published Wednesday, August 17, 2016
By David Talley

For a second straight year, every Wise County school district and campus has achieved the "met standard" designation in the Texas Education Agency's accountability summary.

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Delicate balance: County reallocates debt, dips into reserves for budget

Published Wednesday, August 17, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County Judge J.D. Clark Monday proposed balancing the county budget by reallocating capital expenditure money to the county's debt payment.

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Baking for Backpacks: Northwest senior creates recipe for helping others

Baking for Backpacks: Northwest senior creates recipe for helping others

Published Wednesday, August 17, 2016
By Racey Burden

In the past seven years, one Northwest student raised money to give more than 800 of her peers free backpacks.

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Elements of athletic handbook questioned

Published Wednesday, August 17, 2016
By Racey Burden

Bridgeport School Board discussed the district's handbooks for the new school year Monday, and trustees raised questions about the athletic handbook.

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Four Paradise council seats, mayor position open

Published Wednesday, August 17, 2016
By Racey Burden

Almost all of the Paradise City Council spots are open in the upcoming election, and Monday is the deadline to apply to be placed on the ballot.

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Charity opens dress donations to law enforcement officers

Published Wednesday, August 17, 2016
By Messenger Staff

"We're All About the Dress," a Metroplex-based charity that provides free formal dresses and accessories to high school students and U.S. military servicewomen has now expanded to law enforcement officers.

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Change of pace: Elementary principals prepare for new leadership roles

Published Wednesday, August 17, 2016
By Racey Burden

They've spent the last four years working together at Carson Elementary, but now Stephanie Quarles and Lee Ann Farris are preparing to make a change.

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Water district proposes budget, tax rate

Published Wednesday, August 17, 2016
By Messenger Staff

The Wise County Water Supply District, an entity of the city of Decatur, has proposed a $1.5 million budget for the new fiscal year supported by a 12.75-cent tax rate, the same as last year.

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Car dealerships burglarized

Published Wednesday, August 17, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Decatur Police Department is looking for leads in the burglary of three car dealerships in Decatur.

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Wise County 4-Hers place at horse show

Published Wednesday, August 17, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Nine top young riders from Wise County matched their skills against those of nearly 150 other 4-Hers from 24 different counties for three days, June 22-24, at the 49th annual Rolling Plains District 3 Horse Show in Vernon, taking home many honors.

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Cooper accused of rigging rodeo

Published Saturday, August 13, 2016
By David Talley

Three-time world champion cowboy Tuf Cooper, of Decatur, has been named a defendant in a civil lawsuit alleging he and other competitors fixed the outcome of a major rodeo in exchange for a large payout in March 2015.

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The feeding dead: Family builds apocalyptic food truck to serve community

The feeding dead: Family builds apocalyptic food truck to serve community

Published Saturday, August 13, 2016
By David Talley

A black bus creaks into town as passersby crane their necks to see inside. Are those zombies or the Sombathys?

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Pickup runs under truck, 2 injured

Pickup runs under truck, 2 injured

Published Saturday, August 13, 2016
By David Talley

Two people were injured in an accident on U.S. 380 east of Decatur around 9 a.m. Friday.

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Officials argue over method of tax collection

Published Saturday, August 13, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Emotions ran high Tuesday during the county budget workshop as County Tax Assessor/Collector Monte Shaw rejected proposed cost-saving measures for his office.

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Rhome Mayor to appoint new chief

Published Saturday, August 13, 2016
By Racey Burden

Rhome City Council voted unanimously Thursday night to give consent to the mayor to appoint her choice candidate for chief of police.

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Chico City Council comes to agreement on water, sewer rates

Published Saturday, August 13, 2016
By David Talley

Chico City Council members preliminarily agreed to a 5 percent water and sewage rate increase, removing rate caps for commercial businesses and raising the water deposit for new residents to $150 at their budget workshop Thursday.

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Machine catches fire at Poco

Published Saturday, August 13, 2016
By David Talley

A malfunctioning piece of machinery at the Poco Graphite manufacturing plant in Decatur caught fire early Friday morning.

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Commissioners slog through budget in 3-hour session

Published Saturday, August 13, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Even though $1.5 million had been cut from the county's budget in preliminary work, officials still needed to find $3.8 million going into Tuesday's budget workshop. Ideas were few and far between.

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Healing heroes: WHS provides therapy to first responders following traumatic incidents

Published Saturday, August 13, 2016
By Racey Burden

If someone has a physical wound, the first step is to apply pressure. It's the same with a psychological wound, Kelly Jones said.

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