Perrin Cabin earns historical designation

Published Saturday, June 11, 2016
By David Talley

More than 50 locals crowded in and around the two-room wood cabin, leaning out of windows and clamoring over its expansive porch.

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Home on Main damaged by fire

Published Saturday, June 11, 2016
By Jake Harris

Decatur Fire Department quickly knocked down a fire inside a mobile home on East Main Street Wednesday afternoon.

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En pointe: Teacher fosters young dancers for more than 30 years

En pointe: Teacher fosters young dancers for more than 30 years

Published Wednesday, June 8, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Karen Smith was mesmerized by the tiny ballerina as it twirled to the tinkling music of the jewelry box. She was only 4 and forbidden to be in her aunt's bedroom. But she simply couldn't resist.

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Bulls win the night; Only 2 riders earned scores at J.W. Hart PBR Challenge

Bulls win the night; Only 2 riders earned scores at  J.W. Hart PBR Challenge

Published Wednesday, June 8, 2016
By Racey Burden

In three hours of bull riding Saturday night, only two men hung on for at least 8 seconds. The night belonged to the bulls.

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Man arrested for stealing tombstone

Published Wednesday, June 8, 2016
By Brian Knox

A stolen tombstone was recovered last week, but it didn't lead to a suspect in the Ball Knob Cemetery vandalism case as investigators had hoped.

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Under construction: Fire hall project slow, but steady

Published Wednesday, June 8, 2016
By David Talley

Adam North's to-do list just keeps growing. The Greenwood-Slidell Fire Department chief has a running list of jobs needed to complete his department's new fire hall.

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Grand jury returns more than 60 indictments

Published Wednesday, June 8, 2016
By Messenger Staff

A Wise County grand jury met May 19 and returned the following felony indictments.

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Scheller pleads to 10 years for sex crime

Published Wednesday, June 8, 2016
By Messenger Staff

A Decatur man has been sentenced to 10 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Institutional Division for indecency with a child.

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Northwest ISD begins superintendent interviews; Trustees to meet with 6 candidates

Published Wednesday, June 8, 2016
By Richard Greene

Northwest ISD school board members will interview six candidates Friday and Saturday for the district's superintendent post.

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Chico School Board names superintendent finalist

Published Wednesday, June 8, 2016
By David Talley

After just 10 minutes behind closed doors, Chico School Board members unanimously voted to name Don Elsom the lone finalist for the district's superintendent job Monday night.

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Fishing Derby is Saturday

Published Wednesday, June 8, 2016
By Messenger Staff

The 2016 Kids Fishing Derby is Saturday, June 11, at Black Creek Lake in the LBJ National Grasslands.

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Recycling program begins in Bridgeport

Published Wednesday, June 8, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Bridgeport's new recycling program started at the end of May, and the city has some tips for using the new service.

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Group to hold first regional convention

Published Wednesday, June 8, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Widows of America Inc. is having Roses for Widows, the 16th all-widows faith-based jamboree, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at the Boyd Community Center.

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Devon selling nearly $1 billion in assets

Published Wednesday, June 8, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Devon Energy Corp. announced this week it will sell nearly $1 billion in non-core upstream assets in East Texas, the Anadarko Basin and an overriding royalty interest in the northern Midland Basin.

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U.S. Forest Service waives day-use fees

Published Wednesday, June 8, 2016
By Messenger Staff

The National Forests and Grasslands in Texas are waiving fees at day-use recreation sites June 11 for National Get Outdoors Day.

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Library receives grant from Texas Book Festival

Published Wednesday, June 8, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Rhome Public Library was named a 2016 Texas Book Festival, Collections Enhancement Grant recipient, on April 21. They received $2,500 to purchase new books.

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Rain leads to lake, road closures, again

Rain leads to lake, road closures, again

Published Saturday, June 4, 2016
By Brian Knox

Stop us if you've heard this recently: heavy rain has caused flooding issues around the county, forcing the closure of Lake Bridgeport and several roads.

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Green was down, but not out; Signature collection underway for November ballot

Published Saturday, June 4, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Local attorney Barry Green is still in the race for 271st district attorney.

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Hospital CEO retires after 25 years

Published Saturday, June 4, 2016
By Racey Burden

If Stephen Summers' 25 years with Wise Health System could be defined by any one word, it would be growth.

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Decatur Cares kicks off Tuesday

Published Saturday, June 4, 2016
By David Talley

The community's summer feeding program - Decatur Cares - starts Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. with new food, new hours and a new address.

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