EMS prepares to douse flames

Published Wednesday, November 12, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County EMS is adding a new vehicle to its fleet.

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Collision kills Haslet teen

Published Wednesday, November 12, 2014
By Brian Knox

A Rhome man escaped injury in a two-vehicle wreck Sunday east of Rhome that killed a Haslet teenager.

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Chico park will honor Tuckers’ service

Published Wednesday, November 12, 2014
By Brian Knox

A former school playground has been given new life as a city park.

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Hand dryer catches fire at Bridgeport Elementary School

Published Wednesday, November 12, 2014
By Jake Harris

The Bridgeport Fire Department was called to Bridgeport Elementary School Monday morning after a hand dryer caught fire in a boys' restroom.

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Resignations lead to changes in county lineup

Published Wednesday, November 12, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners are expected to accept the resignations of County Judge Glenn Hughes and Precinct 4 Commissioner Gary Potts at a special called meeting today.

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Garbage rates to go up Jan. 1

Published Wednesday, November 12, 2014
By Bob Buckel

The bad news? Residential curbside garbage collection and recycling rates are going up Jan. 1. The good news? They're only going up 29 cents a month.

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Paradise FFA students tackle tough issues

Published Wednesday, November 12, 2014
By Jimmy Alford

Is oil and gas drilling a golden opportunity or an environmental disaster?

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School district awards bid

Published Wednesday, November 12, 2014
By Jake Harris

The Boyd school board discussed future facility renovations at their meeting Monday night, allotting budget money for an agriculture facility and softball field renovations.

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Elderly abuse seminar warns of ID theft

Published Wednesday, November 12, 2014
By Jake Harris

Local law enforcement and First Financial Bank joined forces last Tuesday at the Decatur Civic Center to talk about ways people can avoid identity theft.

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WWII vet tells of his capture

Published Saturday, November 8, 2014
By Jake Harris

On Dec. 7, 1941, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, ushering America into World War II. Soon after, Henry "Hank" Plume joined the Army Air Corps and became a pilot.

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County to upgrade IT department

Published Saturday, November 8, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County needs a technology guru. Monday, county commissioners approved creating a new position - systems coordinator - that will oversee, maintain and manage the county's technological systems, the largest of which are the computer, radio and security systems.

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Tractor operator dies in accident

Tractor operator dies in accident

Published Saturday, November 8, 2014
By Brian Knox

A man operating a tractor at a construction site at a private residence near Boyd was killed Wednesday morning when the tractor tipped over.

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Lions and tigers and llamas, oh my! New ‘family’ members await visitors at CARE Fall Festival

Lions and tigers and llamas, oh my! New ‘family’ members await visitors at CARE Fall Festival

Published Saturday, November 8, 2014
By Brian Knox

The CARE family is having an open house, of sorts, at their Bridgeport home the next two weekends. It promises to be a wild time.

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Upcoming Veterans Events

Published Saturday, November 8, 2014
By Messenger Staff

The Alvord Area Veterans will present a Veterans Day program at the Elm Creek Veterans Park 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8.

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Don’t look now, but winter is coming; Tips to help homeowners avoid cold-weather blues

Published Saturday, November 8, 2014
By Bob Buckel

Last winter was one of the coldest on record, so back in the spring, we thought about including a story on winterizing your home in our annual Home and Garden section.

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Alvord ISD gets a high B on FIRST report

Published Saturday, November 8, 2014
By Bob Buckel

The folks in Austin love to create "report card" evaluation instruments for school districts.

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Rhome City Council looks at IT proposal, audit

Published Saturday, November 8, 2014
By Messenger Staff

The Rhome City Council officially accepted Mayor Louis Godfrey's resignation Saturday.

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Meeting Previews for Saturday, November 8, 2014

Published Saturday, November 8, 2014
By Messenger Staff

When they meet at 6 p.m. Monday at City Hall, the Decatur City Council will consider a rate increase request from Progressive Waste Solutions for residential and commercial garbage service for 2015.

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Decatur sales tax up $70K for November

Published Saturday, November 8, 2014
By Bob Buckel

Wise County's biggest sales tax engine saw a 25 percent jump in November.

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Bridgeport City Council approves two Tahoes for police department

Published Saturday, November 8, 2014
By Jake Harris

The Bridgeport City Council's election night meeting had only one action item on its agenda, and it was all about police equipment.

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