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Published Wednesday, November 8, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Wise County features a number of ways to remember the sacrifices of our veterans through memorial parks, museums and resources. Here's a sample.

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Local athlete to participate in Offense-Defense Bowl Week

Published Wednesday, November 8, 2017
By Messenger Staff

While attending an Offense-Defense football camp this summer, Cody Hughes, an eighth-grader at McCarroll Middle School in Decatur, was named an All-American and invited to participate in the 12th Annual Offense-Defense Bowl Week festivities in New Orleans this December.

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Lockwood wins PBR world title, beats Lee’s record

Published Wednesday, November 8, 2017
By Brett Hoffman

Twenty-year-old Jess Lockwood of Volborg, Mont., became the youngest cowboy to clinch a world title on the Professional Bull Riders circuit and received a $1 million bonus as the 2017 World Finals concluded its five-day run Sunday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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Fire burns 400 acres; Slidell school evacuated as precaution

Fire burns 400 acres; Slidell school evacuated as precaution

Published Saturday, November 4, 2017
By Richard Greene

Firefighters from departments across Wise, Denton and Montague counties battled a large grass fire near the intersection of Farm Roads 51 and 455 Thursday afternoon in Slidell.

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Trustee arrested for child porn

Published Saturday, November 4, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Longtime Northwest School Board member Mel Fuller was arrested Tuesday for possession of child pornography.

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Man killed in fiery crash

Man killed in fiery crash

Published Saturday, November 4, 2017
By Richard Greene

A Bridgeport man was killed after his pickup struck a tractor trailer on U.S. 81/287 at Ramhorn Hill Road Friday morning.

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Mallory credits ‘army of people,’ surprised by award

Published Saturday, November 4, 2017
By Racey Burden

Dr. Dan Mallory is not easy to surprise, at least according to his wife, Allison. But he was surprised to be named Decatur's Citizen of the Year last Saturday at the Chamber of Commerce banquet.

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City of Boyd looks to add finance director, appoint secretary

Published Saturday, November 4, 2017
By Richard Greene

The city of Boyd will bring on a new finance director and move its current court administrator into the city secretary role if the city council approves the plan of City Administrator Greg Arrington.

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Election day is Tuesday

Published Saturday, November 4, 2017
By Brian Knox

If you haven't voted yet, you've got one last chance on election day Tuesday.

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CARE Fall Festival begins today

Published Saturday, November 4, 2017
By Messenger Staff

The Center for Animal Research and Education (CARE) in Bridgeport will hold its Seventh Annual Fall Festival Nov. 4-5 and 11-12.

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Methodist church plans annual feast

Published Saturday, November 4, 2017
By Messenger Staff

The First United Methodist Church of Bridgeport hosts its 52nd annual Thanksgiving dinner next week.

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Northwest Superintendent to hold a pair of community sessions

Published Saturday, November 4, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Northwest ISD will host a Facebook Live video streaming session with Superintendent Ryder Warren at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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Spirit of Christmas programs ready to help local kids

Published Saturday, November 4, 2017
By Brian Knox

It's beginning to look a lot like Spirit of Christmas time, everywhere you go around Wise County.

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Fire destroys trailer home

Published Wednesday, November 1, 2017
By Richard Greene

Fire destroyed a trailer home at 102 Lange Way in New Fairview Friday night.

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Smith sworn in as district judge

Smith sworn in as district judge

Published Wednesday, November 1, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

More than 100 people packed the 271st district courtroom at the Wise County Courthouse Monday to see Decatur attorney Brock Smith sworn in as district judge.

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Mallory named Citizen of the Year

Mallory named Citizen of the Year

Published Wednesday, November 1, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Dr. Dan Mallory was named Decatur's Citizen of the Year Saturday night at the 26th annual Chamber of Commerce auction and banquet.

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The road home: Volunteer drives dogs cross-country to be adopted

Published Wednesday, November 1, 2017
By Racey Burden

Shiloh was only a half hour away from euthanization when a rescue group came to get her.

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Marlett appointed to college board

Published Wednesday, November 1, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Dr. Robert Marlett was appointed to the Wise County seat on the Weatherford College Board by county commissioners at their regular meeting Monday.

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District adds fourth future high school site; NISD buys 148 acres in Northlake

Published Wednesday, November 1, 2017
By Richard Greene

Northwest ISD added a fourth future high school site this week, completing the purchase of 148.3 acres in Northlake.

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Muscara sentenced in shooting case

Published Wednesday, November 1, 2017
By Brian Knox

A Decatur woman arrested in June for shooting at her boyfriend pleaded guilty last week to a misdemeanor charge in connection with the incident.

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