Hines, Prost retire from First State Bank

Published Wednesday, November 23, 2016
By Messenger Staff

President/CEO Embry Hines and Paradise Branch Manager Shelly Prost are retiring from First State Bank.

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‘Drive until your fingers bleed’; Robotics team preps for next-level competition

Published Wednesday, November 23, 2016
By Racey Burden

Bridgeport High School Robotics' little robot that could is advancing to the Texas BEST competition in Frisco this December.

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Women’s Building facelift finished

Published Wednesday, November 23, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

The Women's Building remodel is complete. The structure, located on the Wise County Fairgrounds in Decatur, now has a refined, rustic look.

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Kennan indicted in deadly assault

Published Saturday, November 19, 2016
By Brian Knox

A Newark man has been indicted on two counts of aggravated assault for an incident which led to the death of another Newark man in September.

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Police alert citizens to suspicious vehicle

Published Saturday, November 19, 2016
By Racey Burden

Bridgeport Police Department is asking citizens to keep an eye out for a suspicious vehicle in the Boston Street and Fair Oaks area.

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Giving back to Grenada; Doctors donate heart care to island citizens

Giving back to Grenada; Doctors donate heart care  to island citizens

Published Saturday, November 19, 2016
By Racey Burden

On Wednesday morning three patients waited for surgery in a foreign hospital, nearly 3,000 miles from home.

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Alvord School Board inks architecture contract

Published Saturday, November 19, 2016
By David Talley

Alvord School Board members Thursday night approved a contract with architecture firm Claycomb Associates.

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Money needed to ship soldiers’ gifts

Published Saturday, November 19, 2016
By David Talley

North Texas Stockings for Soldiers is collecting money to ship gifts to U.S. servicemen stationed overseas this holiday season.

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Boyd City Council sets beverage sales rules

Published Saturday, November 19, 2016
By David Talley

Boyd City Council members Tuesday approved an ordinance with no distance restrictions for beer and wine vendors.

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Paradise principals outline plans for improvement

Published Saturday, November 19, 2016
By Racey Burden

Paradise School Board approved the campus improvement plans (CIP) for all four of its schools Monday.

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Not-so-winning ticket: Rejected write-in votes reveal wide range of POTUS choices

Published Saturday, November 19, 2016
By Brian Knox

What do Mickey Mouse, Willie Nelson and Abraham Lincoln all have in common?

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Boyd ISD hires high school principal

Published Saturday, November 19, 2016
By David Talley

Boyd High School has a new principal.

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Teens hurt in wreck

Teens hurt in wreck

Published Wednesday, November 16, 2016
By Brian Knox

Three Boyd teenagers were injured in a one-vehicle accident Sunday night south of Decatur.

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Disney dream: Second-grader joins Kidd’s Kids family for trip of a lifetime

Disney dream: Second-grader joins Kidd’s Kids family for trip of a lifetime

Published Wednesday, November 16, 2016
By David Talley

Like many girls her age, Boyd second-grader Maddie McDaniel has favorite Disney princesses.

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Going up: County plat fees raised

Published Wednesday, November 16, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners decided Monday to raise preliminary plat review fees from $25 per lot to $500 to offset the cost of outside engineer Kimley Horn.

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Parker appointed to Decatur City Council

Published Wednesday, November 16, 2016
By Brian Knox

A former council member will fill a vacant seat on the Decatur City Council until next May.

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Home damaged by fire

Published Wednesday, November 16, 2016
By Brian Knox

A house near Cottondale was heavily damaged by fire Saturday morning.

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Pogue wins bid for new middle school; District recommends Adams as name for new campus

Published Wednesday, November 16, 2016
By Richard Greene

Northwest ISD's next middle school now has a builder and soon could have a name.

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Bridgeport City Council reduces contract by almost $1 million

Published Wednesday, November 16, 2016
By Racey Burden

Bridgeport City Council approved reductions to the town's street improvement plan Monday, reducing the overall cost of the contract with PaveCon by $749,000.

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City of Bridgeport pitches changes to alcohol regulations

Published Wednesday, November 16, 2016
By Racey Burden

City Manager Jesica McEachern visited the Bridgeport School Board Monday to discuss the city's alcohol zoning regulations.

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