Event seeks to raise money for veterans

Published Wednesday, April 20, 2016
By David Talley

Local charity 1,000 Miles Till Home has helped (along with Wise County Challenger Charities and Military Warriors Support Foundation) provide houses for 640 military veteran families in Texas, New Mexico and North Carolina.

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Decatur wins UIL district meet; Eagles, Bulls send competitors to regionals

Published Wednesday, April 20, 2016
By David Talley

Decatur academic teams won six events as the Eagles cruised to a 150-point win over Bridgeport at the 8-4A District UIL meet April 5. Decatur netted 545 points to the Bulls' 391.5.

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Bridgeport School Board approves principal contract extensions

Published Wednesday, April 20, 2016
By Racey Burden

Bridgeport School Board approved one-year contract extensions for all principals and counselors Monday.

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Dancers take top awards at first competition

Published Wednesday, April 20, 2016
By Messenger Staff

The Silhouette Dance Company Shadow Dancers participated in their first competition of the season April 8-9 at Will Rogers Auditorium in Fort Worth.

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Hospital operations continue to grow

Hospital operations continue to grow

Published Saturday, April 16, 2016
By Brian Knox

The Decatur hospital has changed quite a bit in the last 50 years. On Monday, Wise Health System CEO Steve Summers provided the Decatur City Council with an update on current operations and construction projects.

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Taking flight: Childhood interests and passions turn into promising future

Taking flight: Childhood interests and passions turn into promising future

Published Saturday, April 16, 2016
By David Talley

Jake Warren's passion for high-end, remote-controlled aircraft started with department store toys.

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Final suspect caught

Published Saturday, April 16, 2016
By Racey Burden

All suspects from a March 31 high-speed car chase have been apprehended.

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Fire seriously injures woman

Published Saturday, April 16, 2016
By Brian Knox

A woman was seriously burned in a fire in a taqueria truck Wednesday in Bridgeport.

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Large community park missing from city makeup

Published Saturday, April 16, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

According to a parks master plan created by engineering firm Kimley Horn, the city of Decatur is meeting the citizens' needs with its current parks, but there is no room for growth.

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Policy to share sick leave in the works

Published Saturday, April 16, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

For years, county employees were wrongly allowed to trade comp and vacation time. Now a sick-leave pool policy is in the works to remedy the situation.

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Street work plugs along

Published Saturday, April 16, 2016
By Racey Burden

Phase one of Bridgeport's Capital Improvement Project road construction work should be completed by the end of May.

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Meeting Preview for Saturday, April 16, 2016

Published Saturday, April 16, 2016
By Richard Greene

The superintendent search firm Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates will present its leadership profile report to the Northwest School Board Monday.

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Newark Volunteer Fire Department nets major grant

Published Saturday, April 16, 2016
By David Talley

The Newark Volunteer Fire Department has a strategic address.

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County could lose $8 million for FY ’17

Published Wednesday, April 13, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

County Judge J.D. Clark painted a bleak financial picture for fiscal year 2017 at a budget kickoff presentation Monday morning.

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Hail of a storm season

Hail of a storm season

Published Wednesday, April 13, 2016
By Brian Knox

The deeper into spring we get, the larger the hail seems to grow.

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Out-of-this-world experience planned for Saturday

Out-of-this-world experience planned for Saturday

Published Wednesday, April 13, 2016
By Brian Knox

Sunday will mark the 119th anniversary of a day that will forever link Aurora with one of the greatest questions of mankind: are we alone in the universe?

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Envisioning a cure; Graham starts walk to benefit brain tumor research

Published Wednesday, April 13, 2016
By David Talley

Dec. 3, 2010 - Telena Graham has the date committed to memory.

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TPWD awards city $40K grant for pool renovation

Published Wednesday, April 13, 2016
By Racey Burden

Bridgeport Parks and Recreation received a $40,000 grant for improvements to the city's pool in March, and renovation plans have begun.

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ATV stolen from dealership

Published Wednesday, April 13, 2016
By Brian Knox

The Wise County Sheriff's Office is investigating the theft of a high-dollar ATV from a local business.

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Faulty sewage system causes a campground stink

Published Wednesday, April 13, 2016
By Racey Burden

Water service to 36 cabins at Bay Landing RV Campground has been cut off due to a faulty sewage system, according to the Tarrant Regional Water District.

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