Rockets to the Rescue; Elementary students employ problem-solving, design skills

Published Saturday, October 18, 2014
By Kristen Tribe and Brian Knox

It's not rocket science. Or is it? Students in Decatur ISD's advanced academics classes designed and built their own rockets last week as part of the seventh annual 2014 4-H National Youth Science Day.

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Transportation planner touts 287 corridor; Says Texas needs to do more to boost Gulf shipping

Published Saturday, October 18, 2014
By Bob Buckel

In the world of transportation and infrastructure planning, David Dean is a pretty heavy hitter. And he's a fan of Decatur.

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Meet PISD’s school board candidates

Published Saturday, October 18, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Three spots on the Paradise ISD school board will go before the voters Nov. 4. The at-large seats are 3, 4, and 5.

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Competition is in the air … literally

Published Saturday, October 18, 2014
By Jimmy Alford

Nearly a month after its creation, the Melba Doyle Disc Golf Course will see its first tourney this afternoon.

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Storms roar through county

Storms roar through county

Published Wednesday, October 15, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

A line of severe thunderstorms with high wind and hail tore through Wise County and North Texas early Monday, leaving a trail of debris and damage.

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Ross gets hearing, no ruling

Published Wednesday, October 15, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

For the first time in a three-year drama, oral arguments related to charges against former Wise County Precinct 4 County Commissioner Terry Ross were heard in a court of law.

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Fire damages restored home

Published Wednesday, October 15, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

A restored 90-year-old home in Slidell was severely damaged when it caught fire Monday evening.

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Coalition looks to build mass transit awareness

Published Wednesday, October 15, 2014
By Jake Harris

The Wise County Transportation Coalition discussed a new TAPS route - from Decatur to Fort Worth via Rhome - at its meeting Tuesday morning at Decatur City Hall.

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City primes for Pink

City primes for Pink

Published Wednesday, October 15, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Pink will wash over the Decatur Square Friday during one of the community's annual breast cancer awareness and fundraising events.

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City moves Halloween festivities

Published Wednesday, October 15, 2014
By Bob Buckel

The Decatur City Council decreed Monday evening local trick-or-treaters should make their rounds Thursday evening, Oct. 30, this year and leave Friday for the football crowd.

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Bands head to contest Saturday

Published Wednesday, October 15, 2014
By Bob Buckel

Six Wise County high school marching bands will compete this Saturday in the Region 2 University Interscholastic League Marching Contest at C.H.Collins Athletic Complex in Denton.

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Wise Regional gears up for Ebola

Published Wednesday, October 15, 2014
By Messenger Staff

As national attention on Ebola intensifies in the U.S., and additional cases are identified, Wise Regional Health System in Decatur is taking precautions to make sure the hospital's staff is prepared should there be a suspected case.

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Judge upholds appointment

Judge upholds appointment

Published Saturday, October 11, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County Democratic Party Chair Tracy Smith dropped her head in her hands as the judge announced his ruling shortly after noon Friday at the Wise County Courthouse.

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New program sparks learning

Published Saturday, October 11, 2014
By Erika Pedroza and Jake Harris

Starting Oct. 15, Weatherford College students will be able to learn a new trade at the college's Wise County campus. That's when the new welding program kicks off.

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Weatherford College enrollment outpaces other community colleges

Published Saturday, October 11, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Like most Texas community colleges, Weatherford College saw a decrease in enrollment for the fall 2014 semester.

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Sales taxes slump in August

Published Saturday, October 11, 2014
By Bob Buckel

When it comes to sales tax collections, most Wise County cities have had a pretty good year through three quarters of 2014. But August was not a terrific month.

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Rhome City Council OKs library funding

Published Saturday, October 11, 2014
By Bob Buckel

It's only $50 a month, but it will make a huge difference for the Rhome Public Library.

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Paradise ISD has two spots on Nov. ballot

Published Saturday, October 11, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Early voters looking to decide the Paradise school board election Nov. 4 will have to cast their ballots outside the city.

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Chico City Council buys backhoe, pickup

Published Saturday, October 11, 2014
By Messenger Staff

The Chico City Council took care of routine business at Tuesday's meeting.

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Bridgeport City Council waives fees for nonprofits

Published Saturday, October 11, 2014
By Jake Harris

The Bridgeport City Council waived two building rental fees and approved various contracts at its meeting Tuesday night.

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