Decatur, Slidell one-act plays advance to area

Published Wednesday, April 15, 2015
By Messenger Staff

The Decatur and Slidell one-act play casts advanced to the area round of competition over the weekend.

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Chico voters to consider $7 million bond

Published Wednesday, April 15, 2015
By Travis Lisle

Chico Independent School District will present a $7 million bond package to voters in the May 9 election.

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Student still missing

Published Wednesday, April 15, 2015
By Jake Harris

A Bridgeport High School student remained missing as of press time Tuesday, according to Bridgeport Assistant Police Chief Steve Stanford.

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Cruising into retirement; Creswell exits from Wal-Mart in a familiar way

Cruising into retirement; Creswell exits from Wal-Mart in a familiar way

Published Wednesday, April 15, 2015
By Brian Knox

Former longtime Decatur Wal-Mart manager Curtis Creswell arrived for his last day of work for the company the same way he did on his first day of work on April 2, 1979.

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Alvord City Council changes meeting dates

Published Wednesday, April 15, 2015
By Messenger Staff

The Alvord City Council moved its meeting date at last week's regular meeting.

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Commissioners seek new thoroughfare plan

Published Wednesday, April 15, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners Monday approved authorizing County Judge J.D. Clark to initiate a thoroughfare study with North Central Texas Council of Governments.

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Trailer inspection requirements to be more strictly enforced

Published Wednesday, April 15, 2015
By Messenger Staff

New owners of some of almost 600,000 travel trailers, boat trailers and utility trailers registered with the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles may be surprised when they next receive notice to renew their annual trailer registration.

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Breaking News: Bridgeport High School student missing

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As reported on the Bridgeport Police Department Facebook page, Bridgeport High School is not on lockdown, but they are dealing with a missing student. “We had a kid go missing over the weekend, and we were just making sure that the doors are locked and are all working effectively. We’re just making sure the building […]

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Different perspective: What it’s like going blind at 17

Different perspective: What it’s like going blind at 17

Published Saturday, April 11, 2015
By Jake Harris

Tristan Hastings is an average 17-year-old high school student. He enjoys sports, loves to talk about fast cars and usually makes more time for his hobbies than he does for school.

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Jury convicts man of rape; Verdict comes despite victim’s objection

Published Saturday, April 11, 2015
By Brian Knox

A Wise County jury Wednesday convicted a New Mexico man of sexual assault even though the victim testified that she no longer considers it a rape.

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State to exclude math results

Published Saturday, April 11, 2015
By Richard Greene

Local school officials are applauding the Texas Education Commissioner's decision to remove the results from this year's standardized math tests taken by students in grades 3 through 8 from the August accountability ratings.

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Pickup sideswipes car, 1 injured

Published Saturday, April 11, 2015
By Richard Greene

A woman was transported to Wise Regional Health System in Decatur from a two-vehicle accident on Texas 114 near the intersection with Farm Road 51 North Wednesday afternoon.

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Boyd ISD considers facility needs

Published Saturday, April 11, 2015
By Richard Greene

Boyd ISD school board members and administrators will brainstorm about facility needs Thursday.

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Granger addresses constituents’ questions

Granger addresses constituents’ questions

Published Saturday, April 11, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Longtime Congresswoman Kay Granger spoke to a luncheon crowd of more than 100 Wednesday at the Decatur Civic Center.

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Meeting Previews for Saturday, April 11, 2015

Published Saturday, April 11, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Northwest ISD trustees will review the 2015-16 compensation plan during a workshop 5:30 p.m. Monday.

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Cashier arrested for offering pot to teen

Published Saturday, April 11, 2015
By Brian Knox

An Alvord truck stop where numerous gaming machines possibly tied to illegal gambling were seized last year now finds itself in more trouble.

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Greyhounds finish 1st at district UIL meet

Published Saturday, April 11, 2015
By Richard Greene

Slidell captured the District 21-A Sweepstakes trophy in convincing fashion Wednesday.

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Member of founding family makes donation

Published Saturday, April 11, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Betty Ritter recently gave a donation to the Rhome Public Library in honor of her mother, Bess Bobo Ellis.

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Bridgeport City Council discusses code tied to ejection

Published Saturday, April 11, 2015
By Jake Harris

The Bridgeport City Council meeting had a change of pace Tuesday night.

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Raccoons and pipes the cause of fires

Published Saturday, April 11, 2015
By Jake Harris

Two small fires occurred within 24 hours of each other this week.

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