Elsom takes reins at Chico

Published Saturday, July 9, 2016
By David Talley

When the Chico ISD superintendent job opened, Don Elsom took notice. The career opportunity called back to the longtime educator's formative years.

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Agencies catch suspected dealer

Published Saturday, July 9, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

The Wise County Sheriff's Office special enforcement division and ATF agents worked together Thursday to apprehend a suspected drug dealer.

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Local woman jailed for leaving child in hot car

Published Saturday, July 9, 2016
By Brian Knox

A Wise County woman was arrested in Louisiana a week ago after police say she left her young son in a car while she shopped.

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Plane makes emergency landing

Published Saturday, July 9, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

A Cessna 152 flipped while making an emergency landing Thursday night at Bridgeport Airport after its wing flaps failed to open.

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Rhome pavilion project on hold

Published Saturday, July 9, 2016
By Racey Burden

Rhome City Council held a special meeting Wednesday night to discuss the city's ongoing pavilion/civic center project.

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Chico City Council to consider road project

Published Saturday, July 9, 2016
By David Talley

The city of Chico may see a partially state-funded repair project on Mount Street soon.

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High-speed chase leads to multiple charges

Published Saturday, July 9, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

A Chico man was arrested Thursday after leading Wise County sheriff's deputies on a chase reaching speeds up to 100 miles per hour.

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Young dog owner takes title at national show

Published Saturday, July 9, 2016
By Dell Arthur

Sara Houghtaling of Boyd traveled 4,000 miles round trip for the Washington State Classic Dog Show last weekend, and it paid off.

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5 departments attack early morning flames

5 departments attack early morning flames

Published Wednesday, July 6, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Five fire departments battled a 4 a.m. house fire Tuesday in Chico.

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Little library keeps community well read

Little library keeps community well read

Published Wednesday, July 6, 2016
By David Talley

The public library may have closed, but avid readers in Boyd can still get their hands on a good book.

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Camp teaches finer points of sewing

Published Wednesday, July 6, 2016
By David Talley

School is out, but the learning continued last week at the office of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension - Wise County in Decatur. Agents and 4-Hers hosted a three-day sewing camp.

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Local educators attend state convention

Published Wednesday, July 6, 2016
By Messenger Staff

More than 1,000 key women educators attended the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International 87th Texas state convention June 23-25 in Frisco.

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Meeting Preview

Published Wednesday, July 6, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Rhome City Council will meet 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, to discuss the city's pavilion/civic center project.

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3 injured in wreck

3 injured in wreck

Published Saturday, July 2, 2016
By David Talley

Three people were flown to Metroplex hospitals from a two-vehicle accident in Decatur just before noon Friday.

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Fireworks show gives back to veterans

Published Saturday, July 2, 2016
By David Talley

For five years, Victory Church's annual Fireworks Over Decatur event has been an Independence Day tradition for many Wise County families.

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Don’t let the Fourth fizzle, celebrate safely

Published Saturday, July 2, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

The buzz of boat motors will echo across Lake Bridgeport this weekend as lake enthusiasts celebrate the Fourth of July.

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Chico High School principal leaves for Azle

Published Saturday, July 2, 2016
By David Talley

Chico High School's Randy Cobb is headed to neighboring Parker County.

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Fire started in backyard

Published Saturday, July 2, 2016
By David Talley

A fire that leveled a double-wide mobile home on Quail Chase Lane Tuesday afternoon likely started in the backyard, according to Wise County Deputy Fire Marshal Joe Washburn.

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‘Silent sentinels’ protect county from floodwaters

Published Saturday, July 2, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County gets a gold star for water conservation, at least in the eyes of Dr. Dan Sebert, executive director of the National Watershed Coalition.

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Fire devours mobile home

Fire devours mobile home

Published Wednesday, June 29, 2016
By David Talley

Fire destroyed a mobile home on Quail Chase Lane Tuesday afternoon, scorching the grass around the structure and catching at least one other small structure and a car on fire.

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