Elections administrator’s start date debated

Published Thursday, October 9, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

The turmoil over the appointment of Jim Parker as interim elections administrator continued to brew at a Wise County Elections Commission meeting Wednesday.

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Fire marshal: Gas leak handled ‘textbook’

Published Wednesday, October 8, 2014
By Bob Buckel

A blowout in a high-pressure gas line in northwest Wise County was handled in "textbook" fashion Monday afternoon according to Deputy Wise County Fire Marshal J.C. Travis.

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Stabbing suspect in custody

Published Wednesday, October 8, 2014
By Bob Buckel

It took some legwork - literally - but Wise County Sheriff's investigators finally got an aggravated assault suspect in custody Monday afternoon.

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Lunch-hour tipping leaves motorists stiffed

Lunch-hour tipping leaves motorists stiffed

Published Wednesday, October 8, 2014
By Brian Knox

Some motorists found the going slow on U.S. 81/287 in Decatur Tuesday afternoon, thanks to a truck that was going too fast.

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Candidates report campaign finances

Published Wednesday, October 8, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

Local candidates turned in their 30-day campaign finance report forms this week as required by the Texas Ethics Commission.

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Saturday fire still under investigation

Published Wednesday, October 8, 2014
By Bob Buckel

A Wise County woman remains in Parkland Hospital's burn unit after a Saturday fire destroyed a travel trailer in which she was living.

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Navy veteran is new homeless counselor at VSO

Published Wednesday, October 8, 2014
By Jake Harris

If it seems like Elroy Roberson knows what he's doing as a VA homeless veteran outreach counselor, it's no accident.

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Fall Festival returns for 17th year

Published Wednesday, October 8, 2014
By Jake Harris

The Greenwood Extension Education Club will host its 17th annual Greenwood Fall Festival this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in downtown Greenwood.

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Grand Nationals race Saturday

Published Wednesday, October 8, 2014
By Jake Harris

Saturday is the last night for motor sport enthusiasts to enjoy a race at Boyd Raceway before the track is closed to competition.

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Secret discussion planned for Rhome city secretary job

Published Wednesday, October 8, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

Rhome City Council will discuss the position of city secretary during a closed session in their regular meeting Thursday night.

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Messenger rakes in national awards

Messenger rakes in national awards

Published Wednesday, October 8, 2014
By Bob Buckel

The Wise County Messenger brought home 23 awards for advertising and editorial excellence from last weekend's 128th Annual Convention and Trade Show of the National Newspaper Association.

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Outdoor safety tips

Published Wednesday, October 8, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Outdoor safety tips

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Water well screening to be held in Montague

Published Wednesday, October 8, 2014
By Messenger Staff

The Texas Well Owner Network is hosting a water well screening 8 to 9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office at the courthouse in Montague County to give area residents the opportunity to have their well water tested.

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Stabbing suspect arrested after chase

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A 35-year-old stabbing suspect fled on foot Monday afternoon when Wise County Sheriff’s investigators attempted to arrest him in connection with a Saturday-night stabbing in Chico. Ricky Stilwell was caught after about a 45-minute chase west of Chico High School. Wise County Sheriff David Walker said Stilwell is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly […]

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Meaning in the ink; Tattoos tell the stories of bearers

Meaning in the ink; Tattoos tell the stories of bearers

Published Saturday, October 4, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

For some people, tattoos are therapeutic. So it's no irony that Michael Moten, a licensed massage therapist, practices out of the Texas Tattoo and Co. parlor in Decatur.

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Smith indicted for attempted murder, arson

Published Saturday, October 4, 2014
By Brian Knox

A Paradise woman accused of setting her home on fire with her husband sleeping inside last fall has been indicted for attempted murder.

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Dems sue elections commission, administrator

Published Saturday, October 4, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

The Wise County Democratic Party filed a lawsuit Tuesday in 271st District Court against the interim elections administrator and the county's elections commission.

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Alvord school district targets archery

Published Saturday, October 4, 2014
By Bob Buckel

With a rodeo team and volleyball now among the offerings, Alvord ISD continues to look at programs that may interest its students. Next up? How about archery?

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Agenda Briefs for Saturday, October 4, 2014

Published Saturday, October 4, 2014
By Messenger Staff

The Bridgeport City Council will discuss community center rental fees, Halloween road closures, radio-powered utilities measurements and natural gas and water line contracts at its meeting Tuesday at 7 p.m. at 900 Thompson Street.

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Mock trial sets Peterson free

Mock trial sets Peterson free

Published Saturday, October 4, 2014
By Bob Buckel

The students at Alvord High School now were first graders, kindergarteners and younger when Laci Peterson, eight months pregnant, went missing on Christmas Eve 2002.

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