Flu bug bites county

Published Saturday, January 6, 2018
By Richard Greene

Influenza has arrived in Wise County with a vengeance.

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Rollover injures 1

Published Saturday, January 6, 2018
By Brian Knox

One person was injured in a rollover wreck Tuesday night on U.S. 380 between Bridgeport and Decatur.

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Fire marshal interviews begin

Published Saturday, January 6, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

Interviews started this week for Wise County fire marshal/emergency management coordinator.

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5 Things to Know: The Week Ahead in Wise for Saturday, January 6, 2018

Published Saturday, January 6, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Parents, rejoice. Your kids go back to school next week. The holidays were fun, but it's time for a much-needed return to routine.

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Shooting suspect indicted

Published Saturday, January 6, 2018
By Messenger Staff

A Lake Worth man accused of shooting another man at a party near Cottondale last September has been indicted.

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Decatur ISD to hold information session for candidates

Published Saturday, January 6, 2018
By Richard Greene

Wade Watson recalls the learning curve throughout his first year on the Decatur School Board.

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City of Boyd remodels community center

Published Saturday, January 6, 2018
By Richard Greene

The Boyd Community Center is getting a needed refurbishing.

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City of Boyd works to upgrade subdivision rules

Published Saturday, January 6, 2018
By Richard Greene

In roundtable discussions with city officials, 10 developers have mentioned possible projects they could bring to Boyd or its extra territorial jurisdiction (ETJ) over the past two months.

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Deep freeze: Ice-glazed roads cause travel issues Sunday

Deep freeze: Ice-glazed roads cause travel issues Sunday

Published Wednesday, January 3, 2018
By Brian Knox

It might not have been a winter wonderland of snow, or even a major ice event, but just enough freezing precipitation fell in Wise County Sunday to make getting around difficult.

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Wise welcomes first baby of 2018

Wise welcomes first baby of 2018

Published Wednesday, January 3, 2018
By Brian Knox

While most local residents tried to avoid driving on the icy roads Sunday, Gregory and Carla Ray of Springtown really didn't have a choice. A baby was on its way.

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Wise County Sheriff’s Office to bring in new K-9

Published Wednesday, January 3, 2018
By Brian Knox

The Wise County Sheriff's Office is moving forward with plans to bring in another K-9 following the disappearance of Rayco last October.

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Protecting square from fire

Published Wednesday, January 3, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

In the early morning hours of Dec. 26, the Downtown Mini Mall on the east side of the Denton square was destroyed by a raging, four-alarm fire.

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Paid in full: Woman pays outstanding lunch debt for all students

Published Wednesday, January 3, 2018
By Richard Greene

When Judith Pellegrini arrived at the Boyd ISD administration office Dec. 22, she caught school officials by surprise.

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Cooper follows in father’s footsteps

Published Wednesday, January 3, 2018
By Brett Hoffman

In 2017, rodeo fans witnessed the crowning of a new world all-around champion and two pro bull riders topping $1 million in total earnings.

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Toyota ShareLunker Program announces 2018 season changes

Published Wednesday, January 3, 2018
By Messenger Staff

For more than 30 years, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's (TPWD) Toyota ShareLunker Program has partnered with anglers to enhance bass fishing in Texas.

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Going the extra mile: Distance coach’s drive earns Person of the Year

Going the extra mile: Distance coach’s drive earns Person of the Year

Published Saturday, December 30, 2017
By Richard Greene

A tiny cap and gown hangs in Oscar Hernandez' Spanish II classroom at Boyd High School.

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2017 in Review: Drawing a line – Citizen fends off annexation, fights for countywide change

Published Saturday, December 30, 2017
By Racey Burden

In early September, Bryson Boyd received a certified letter from the city of Bridgeport explaining that his property was likely to be annexed into the town.

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2017 in Review: Unsuspecting hero – Teen’s quick thinking save’s man’s life

Published Saturday, December 30, 2017
By Richard Greene

Months later, Colby Williams still thinks about the events of Oct. 12 daily.

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2017 in Review: Top Quotes of 2017

Published Saturday, December 30, 2017
By Messenger Staff

2017 in Review: Top Quotes of 2017

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2017 in Review: Traffic fatalities increased in 2017

Published Saturday, December 30, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Twenty-one people were killed on Wise County roads in 2017, the deadliest total in four years.

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