Patriot Day program to honor first responders

Published Saturday, September 9, 2017
By Messenger Staff

The Wise County Veterans Group will hold a Patriot Day program 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 11, at the Wise County Veterans Memorial Park, 405 N. Trinity St., in Decatur.

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Forum to be held for DACA recipients

Published Saturday, September 9, 2017
By Racey Burden

With the future of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) uncertain following President Donald Trump's decision to end the program and leave any replacement in the hands of Congress, Proyecto Inmigrante has partnered with the city of Bridgeport and local Catholic churches to hold a forum discussing options for DACA recipients.

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No one attends public hearings

Published Saturday, September 9, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Not one citizen attended the county public hearings Thursday night on the college branch campus maintenance tax rate and the county tax rate.

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Longtime fitness enthusiast returns to the floor

Published Saturday, September 9, 2017
By David Talley

When Andrea Stephens quit leading exercise classes in 1993 to work full time as a nurse, she traded one high-energy lifestyle for another.

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U.S. House sends Harvey aid bill to Trump, despite 4 Texans voting against it

Published Saturday, September 9, 2017
By Abby Livingston, The Texas Tribune

The U.S. House approved $15 billion in aid to support those affected by Hurricane Harvey's destruction in southeast Texas on Friday, sending the legislation to President Donald Trump's desk for his signature.

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Permit in place for drug treatment facility

Published Saturday, September 9, 2017
By David Talley

Aurora City Council members Thursday approved the specific use permit that would clear the way for a drug treatment facility at the site of MD Resort.

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Man burned in trash fire flash

Published Saturday, September 9, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

A Boyd man was burned Thursday afternoon when a trash can fire flashed, knocking him down.

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Decatur City Council set to adopt budget, tax rate

Published Saturday, September 9, 2017
By Brian Knox

It appears the public has no issue with the city of Decatur's proposed budget and tax rate after no public comments were received over the course of two public hearings.

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Rowe seeks re-election as district clerk

Published Saturday, September 9, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

District Clerk Brenda Rowe announced this week she will seek a third term in office. She will run as a Republican in the March 6 primary election.

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Genealogical society announces 2017-18 programs

Published Saturday, September 9, 2017
By Messenger Staff

The Wise County Genealogical Society has planned its programs for 2017-18.

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Investigators arrest 2 more in shooting case

Published Friday, Sept. 8, 2017
By Brian Knox

Two more people were arrested this week in connection with an Aug. 7 shooting of two men in Alvord, bringing the total number arrested in the case to four.

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No one attends public hearings

Published Published Thursday, Sept. 8, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Not one citizen attended the county public hearings Thursday night on the college branch campus maintenance tax rate and the county tax rate.

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United Way kicks off fundraising campaign

Published September 7, 2017
By Racey Burden

United Way of Wise County hosted its fundraising kickoff luncheon in Decatur this afternoon, revealing its 2017-2018 campaign goal: $450,000.

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Teen killed in wreck

Teen killed in wreck

Published Wednesday, September 6, 2017
By David Talley

A Decatur High School student was killed in a two-vehicle wreck on Farm Road 730 near County Road 4480 north of Boyd Monday afternoon.

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No injuries in hard landing

No injuries in hard landing

Published Wednesday, September 6, 2017
By David Talley

A Colleyville man was uninjured after his plane slid down the runway Monday morning during a landing exercise at Decatur Municipal Airport.

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Man arrested after stabbing

Published Wednesday, September 6, 2017
By David Talley

A Decatur man was arrested Sunday night after stabbing another man in the neck during an altercation at the Deluxe Inn Express on U.S. 81/287 in Decatur.

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Bringing out the big guns; Officer trains hard for charity boxing match

Published Wednesday, September 6, 2017
By Racey Burden

For an hour Richard Taylor was in constant motion - doing push-ups, jabs and sit-ups, then moving to punching bags and working on his footwork. It's exhausting but necessary prep for the Guns and Hoses boxing tournament Taylor will fight in this weekend.

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Drink up, the water’s fine

Published Wednesday, September 6, 2017
By Brian Knox

If the water in the city of Decatur tastes or looks a little different this month, it's OK.

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Public hearing on tax rate Thursday

Published Wednesday, September 6, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Wise County commissioners will have public hearings Thursday on the proposed rates for the college branch campus maintenance tax and county tax for fiscal year 2018.

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Therapy dogs return to library

Published Wednesday, September 6, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Children will have the opportunity to practice reading with a therapy dog at the Rhome Public Library next week.

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