Firefighters honored at annual banquet

Published Wednesday, January 14, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Andy Wood was named Decatur Firefighter of the Year Saturday at the department's annual honors banquet.

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Tech provides more than fine information

Published Wednesday, January 14, 2015
By Brian Knox

If you haven't paid your traffic tickets, Decatur Police have a new tool to find you.

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Meeting Agendas for Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Published Wednesday, January 14, 2015
By Messenger Staff

The Boyd school board will discuss agriculture barn construction bids, budget amendments and elementary school playground equipment Thursday night.

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Zoning ordinance rewrite enters final stage

Published Wednesday, January 14, 2015
By Bob Buckel

It's been in the works for more than two years, but the re-write of Decatur's zoning ordinance is almost done.

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County ditches bad debt

Published Wednesday, January 14, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners decided Monday to write off $1.2 million in bad debt for Emergency Medical Services.

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Historical Society exceeds donation mark

Published Wednesday, January 14, 2015
By Jake Harris

The Wise County Historical Society is one step closer to properly conditioning air in the Wise County Heritage Museum after raising more than half of their share of the cost of renovations this week.

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North Central Texas College recognizes top students

Published Wednesday, January 14, 2015
By Messenger Staff

North Central Texas College in Gainesville recently announced students recognized for outstanding academic achievement during the fall 2014 semester.

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Driving Force: Deputy uses racing to bond with speedsters

Driving Force: Deputy uses racing to bond with speedsters

Published Saturday, January 10, 2015
By David Talley

Wise County Sheriff's Deputy Gary Fitzgerald knows how to go fast.

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Sex offender sues Hightower, county

Published Saturday, January 10, 2015
By Brian Knox

A former sergeant at the Wise County Sheriff's Office, under investigation for taking nude photos of sex offenders, has been named as a defendant in a lawsuit filed by an alleged victim.

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Jury finds Burdine guilty of drug possession

Published Saturday, January 10, 2015
By Brian Knox

A Wise County jury deliberated about three-and-a-half hours Wednesday before finding a Runaway Bay man guilty of possession of a controlled substance in an amount of 4 to 200 grams.

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Ponies find a family after the flames

Published Saturday, January 10, 2015
By Brian Knox

It's been a long road to recovery for a mare who was burned while trying to protect her young foal from a fire last April. But that road now leads to a home, right here in Wise County.

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Drought continues into new year

Published Saturday, January 10, 2015
By Brian Knox

Another year has passed, and the weather story remains much the same. For a fourth straight year, rainfall was below normal for Wise County.

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Interim Elections Administrator resigns

Published Saturday, January 10, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County Interim Elections Administrator Jim Parker has submitted his resignation, effective Jan. 19.

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Sales tax: 2015 starts on a good note

Published Saturday, January 10, 2015
By Bob Buckel

Eight up, four down. That's how Wise County's dozen sales-tax-collecting cities greeted the new year - a decent start compared to last year's January payment.

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Chamber directors to be installed

Published Saturday, January 10, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Mike McQuiston of Wise Regional Health System will be installed as the new president of the Decatur Chamber of Commerce at a luncheon Jan. 27 at the Decatur Civic Center.

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Library fines, water signs ring in 2015 for council

Published Saturday, January 10, 2015
By Jake Harris

The first thing the Bridgeport City Council voted on in 2015 was library fines - specifically, library fine forgiveness.

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Meeting Agendas for Saturday, January 10, 2015

Published Saturday, January 10, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Wise County commissioners will meet 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 12, in the third-floor conference room of the courthouse in Decatur.

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Fire destroys home in Park Springs

Fire destroys home in Park Springs

Published Wednesday, January 7, 2015
By Richard Greene

On a brutally cold morning, a man lost his home and three dogs in a fire near the Wise and Montague county line Sunday.

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Family: Man killed while possibly sleepwalking

Published Wednesday, January 7, 2015
By Brian Knox

Spencer Crandall's family believes he may have been sleepwalking, and was possibly intoxicated, when he was shot and killed outside a neighbor's home the day after Christmas.

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Lubbock official hired for elections post

Published Wednesday, January 7, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

The Wise County Elections Commission has chosen a new elections administrator - Sabra Srader of Lubbock.

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