Police investigate shooting

Published Saturday, February 11, 2017
By Brian Knox

Decatur Police are looking for the person responsible for shooting out a window of a car and a bedroom window in Decatur during the overnight hours Wednesday night into Thursday morning.

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Jury clears man of sex charges

Published Saturday, February 11, 2017
By Brian Knox

A Wise County jury returned a not guilty verdict in a felony sex crime case Friday afternoon.

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Of dogs and delays: Scout’s perseverance pays off, project improves shelter play yard

Of dogs and delays: Scout’s perseverance pays off, project improves shelter play yard

Published Saturday, February 11, 2017
By David Talley

Brad Ferris was on the scene of his future Eagle Scout service project three years ago when the idea for the job came to him.

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Alvord School Board proposes $13.6 million bond

Published Saturday, February 11, 2017
By David Talley

Alvord School Board member voted unanimously Thursday to place a $13.6 million bond election on the May ballot.

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Raise the roof: City of Rhome takes out loan after draining building fund

Published Saturday, February 11, 2017
By Racey Burden

With no money left in its building and maintenance fund, Rhome will take out a loan to replace the roof of City Hall.

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Election filing period continues

Published Saturday, February 11, 2017
By Messenger Staff

The filing period for the May 6 city council and school board elections ends Friday, Feb. 17.

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Mastering manners: Students test new skills at etiquette luncheon

Published Saturday, February 11, 2017
By Racey Burden

There were three forks at every place setting at the Paradise Intermediate etiquette luncheon Friday, and the kids were a little confused about which one to use when.

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Meeting Previews for Saturday, February 11, 2017

Published Saturday, February 11, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Bridgeport City Council will meet at 6 p.m. Monday to discuss amending the city's zoning ordinance to establish a historic district overlay and the purchase of amenities for the city pool.

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Bridgeport ISD reviews Athletic Director candidates

Published Wednesday, February 8, 2017
By Richard Greene

After receiving 150 applicants, Bridgeport ISD's search committee will start interviewing athletic director and football coach candidates later this week.

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College proposal denies county board seat

Published Wednesday, February 8, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

The Weatherford College Board Monday refused Wise County a seat on its board, and instead offered an ex officio position, in which an appointed citizen can attend meetings but not vote on issues.

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Rough road ahead: School cites safety for bus service changes, but parents worry about new issues

Rough road ahead: School cites safety for bus service changes, but parents worry about new issues

Published Wednesday, February 8, 2017
By Brian Knox

Alexandra Bohannan called her son one afternoon as he was riding the bus home from school. As she was talking to him, she spotted his bus down the road, just as it hit one of the many potholes in the road.

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Wise County Sheriff’s Office seeks ID in theft case

Published Wednesday, February 8, 2017
By Messenger Staff

The Wise County Sheriff's Office is seeking information leading to the identity of a person of interest seen in surveillance video at a Denton store recently.

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Scales of success; Ensemble set to advance to state

Published Wednesday, February 8, 2017
By David Talley

A trio of Boyd High School band members will advance to the UIL Solo-Ensemble Contest this May after earning top scores at a region-level meet last weekend.

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Boyd Police Station gets needed upgrades

Published Wednesday, February 8, 2017
By David Talley

The Boyd Police Department has new digs.

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College takes no action on Wise representation

Published Saturday, February 4, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

The Weatherford College board took no action Wednesday evening after an hour-long closed session to discuss the possibility of giving Wise County a seat on its board.

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Hog wild: Paradise program fosters prize-winning pigs, builds students’ character

Published Saturday, February 4, 2017
By Racey Burden

Whether they were showing or not, every Paradise FFA student with a pig in the Fort Worth Stock Show had to be at the pens at 6 a.m. Thursday.

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Aruba wins appeal in Parr case

Aruba wins appeal in Parr case

Published Saturday, February 4, 2017
By Brian Knox

An appeals court has reversed a $2.9 million judgment against an oil and gas company accused of causing serious health problems to a Wise County family.

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Drug activity reports lead to arrests

Published Saturday, February 4, 2017
By Brian Knox

The Bridgeport Police Department made four arrests last week as a result of reports about drug activity.

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Bridgeport Main Street selling personalized bricks

Published Saturday, February 4, 2017
By Racey Burden

You can now own a piece of downtown thanks to Bridgeport Main Street's buy-a-brick campaign.

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Rann awarded $10,000 Devon grant

Published Saturday, February 4, 2017
By Brian Knox

The outdoor learning center at Decatur's Rann Elementary will soon have a new addition thanks to a grant from a local business.

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