Scout donates duck boxes to Forest Service

Published Saturday, July 19, 2014
By Brian Knox

To earn his rank as an Eagle Scout, a local teenager decided to help out another winged creature.

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Police investigating copper thefts

Published Saturday, July 19, 2014
By Brian Knox

The Decatur Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying the people responsible for recent copper thefts in town.

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Bridgeport school board to discuss lunches

Published Saturday, July 19, 2014
By Jake Harris

The Bridgeport school board will discuss lunch prices for the upcoming school year when they meet Monday.

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Insurance bite could’ve been worse; County’s loss ratio means higher premiums

Published Saturday, July 19, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County is facing an 11.3 percent hike in employee health insurance rates, effective Oct. 1, but the double-digit increase is not as high as originally anticipated.

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Decatur EDC setting short-term, long-term goals

Published Saturday, July 19, 2014
By Bob Buckel

The Decatur Economic Development Corp. is awaiting final results from the recently-completed community survey that is expected to drive its planning for the next several years.

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Superintendent contract not extended

Published Wednesday, July 16, 2014
By Jake Harris

After three hours behind closed doors Monday night, the Bridgeport ISD Board of Trustees voted 5-1 to not extend Superintendent Eddie Bland's contract for another year.

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Constable vehicles will all be marked

Published Wednesday, July 16, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

There will no longer be any unmarked constable vehicles on Wise County roads. County commissioners decided Monday that all constable vehicles should be marked in accordance with the Texas Transportation Code.

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New chief looks to build professionalism

Published Wednesday, July 16, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

There's a new police chief in town, and he brings with him a rigid military structure he hopes will bring "positive changes" to the department.

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Bulldogs on the hunt for new coach, AD

Published Wednesday, July 16, 2014
By Richard Greene

The Alvord Bulldogs may have their new football coach and athletic director Thursday.

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Former jail employees indicted on drug charges

Published Wednesday, July 16, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Two former Wise County Jail employees are facing felony charges, accused of stealing drugs meant for inmates.

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4-H’ers place at district competition

Published Wednesday, July 16, 2014
By Lindsey Rizer

Wise County 4-H'ers recently submitted record books to the Rolling Plains District 3 competition, which was judged at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Archer City.

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Drinking water gets good grade

Published Wednesday, July 16, 2014
By Bob Buckel

Perhaps the most routine item on a routine agenda drew the most discussion at Monday's meeting of the Decatur City Council.

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Solar rollers: Sun-powered cars to pass through Decatur Tuesday

Published Wednesday, July 16, 2014
By Bob Buckel

The 2014 American Solar Challenge - a cross-country race from Austin to Minneapolis - will roll through Decatur Tuesday morning. They won't be stopping for gas.

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2 homes charred in separate fires

2 homes charred in separate fires

Published Saturday, July 12, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

Fire ravaged two mobile homes in separate incidents early Friday morning. The blazes were reported within 30 minutes of each other.

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Zebra mussels found in Lake

Published Saturday, July 12, 2014
By Jimmy Alford

It's been about a year since zebra mussel DNA was confirmed in Lake Bridgeport.

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Donation a ‘life-changing event’

Donation a ‘life-changing event’

Published Saturday, July 12, 2014
By Bob Buckel

Most people never get a chance to save someone's life. Richard Hale has had several.

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Man, 20, charged in pharmacy robbery

Published Saturday, July 12, 2014
By Messenger Staff

A Decatur man is in the Wise County Jail after attempting to rob S&J Pharmacy in Alvord this week.

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Burglars break into country club, vehicles

Published Saturday, July 12, 2014
By Messenger Staff

The Decatur Country Club was broken into Monday night. Decatur Police Chief Rex Hoskins said golf clubs, bags and money - collectively worth close to $5,000 - were stolen.

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Meals on Wheels groups seeking volunteers

Published Saturday, July 12, 2014
By Jake Harris

Two Meals on Wheels organizations in Wise County are looking for volunteers and donations.

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Boyd City Council to discuss budget

Published Saturday, July 12, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Planning for the 2014-2015 budget will soon begin in the city of Boyd.

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