Meeting Agenda for Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Published Wednesday, March 11, 2015
By Messenger Staff

The Chico School Board will meet 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, at Chico Elementary School, room 150.

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Back-to-back titles: Family, community support play role in Rector’s success at Youth Fair

Back-to-back titles: Family, community support play role in Rector’s success at Youth Fair

Published Wednesday, March 11, 2015
By Brian Knox

Last Friday, moments after her steer was named grand champion at the Wise County Youth Fair, Haley Rector looked up into the stands and saw her dad jump up in excitement.

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Auction total tops $200,000

Published Wednesday, March 11, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Bidders spent $214,000 Saturday on 129 4-H, FFA and FCCLA projects at the Wise County Youth Fair Auction.

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Mayoral candidate dies

Published Wednesday, March 11, 2015
By Jimmy Alford

Chico mayoral candidate Greg Taylor, 50, died Saturday, while at a Denton rehab facility following back surgery.

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Sheriff reports suicide attempt at county jail

Published Saturday, March 7, 2015
By Brian Knox

A Boyd man remains hospitalized a week after authorities say he tried to kill himself in the Wise County Jail.

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Old Man Winter strikes again; Winter weather puts a freeze on the fair

Published Saturday, March 7, 2015
By Richard Greene

Slushing through the snow Thursday morning, Tessa Luster knew her final Wise County Youth Fair would be one she wouldn't forget.

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Round 2 of winter mix hits county

Round 2 of winter mix hits county

Published Saturday, March 7, 2015
By Jimmy Alford

Wednesday night snowfall broke records across North Texas and combined with freezing rain, sleet and high winds to coat roads, bridges and power lines.

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Back in the show ring; Teen survives harrowing crash, recovers in time for fair

Published Saturday, March 7, 2015
By Richard Greene

The snow on the ground or the bitter cold couldn't wipe the smile from Kaitlyn Gibson's face as she walked from the barn on the Wise County Fairgrounds Thursday morning.

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Second teen pleas guilty in robbery

Published Saturday, March 7, 2015
By Brian Knox

A second person pleaded guilty this week to a Christmas Eve robbery of a Bridgeport convenience store.

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Hurdsman pleads guilty to burglary charges

Published Saturday, March 7, 2015
By Brian Knox

A Paradise man has pleaded guilty to a string of home and vehicle burglaries last November.

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Delinquent fines approach $300,000

Published Saturday, March 7, 2015
By Jake Harris

Two Bridgeport government entities are owed a combined $270,000 in fines and fees - and they want that money.

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Chico’s longtime deputy resigns

Published Saturday, March 7, 2015
By Messenger Staff

The Chico City Council accepted the resignation of longtime resident deputy Doug Whitehead Tuesday night. The position will not be filled.

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Educated guess spells big win

Published Saturday, March 7, 2015
By Jimmy Alford

"I just remember maize. It was so intense," said Young Elementary fifth grader BreeAnna Rundle-Murillo. "I guessed how to spell it, but it was an educated guess."

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Mister Burkhart’s Brain: Radiosurgery targets tumor, spares crucial tissue

Mister Burkhart’s Brain: Radiosurgery targets tumor, spares crucial tissue

Published Saturday, March 7, 2015
By Bob Buckel

It was the mid-1960s. Robert Burkhart and 164 other young men were on their way to Vietnam in a C-130 cargo plane, strapped down with all their gear.

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More PBR tickets available

Published Saturday, March 7, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Tickets to the 2015 J.W. Hart PBR Challenge May 30 sold out within two days last weekend, but WC Challenger Charities is adding extra seating.

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Christmas Eve robber pleads guilty

Published Wednesday, March 4, 2015
By Brian Knox

One of three people charged with the Christmas Eve robbery of a Bridgeport convenience store has pleaded guilty to his crime.

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Wintry weather not over yet

Wintry weather not over yet

Published Wednesday, March 4, 2015
By Jake Harris

The old standby for March weather is always "in like a lion, out like a lamb," and that statement certainly rang true for Wise County this past weekend. It doesn't look like it's going to be any better this week, either.

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Judge unveils incentive program

Published Wednesday, March 4, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

County Judge J.D. Clark is issuing a call for money-saving ideas, and he wants to hear from county employees.

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Cowboy earns back-to-back PBR titles

Cowboy earns back-to-back PBR titles

Published Wednesday, March 4, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Despite the ice storm that brought North Texas to a halt Saturday, nearly 30,000 fans packed AT&T Stadium in Arlington to watch Joao Ricardo Vieira of Decatur earn his second consecutive Iron Cowboy title.

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Schools plan make up days

Published Wednesday, March 4, 2015
By Richard Greene

The visit to Wise County by Old Man Winter gave students at least one day off last week. But as a result of using a "bad-weather day" students will now have to make up the day or days this spring.

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