TAPS will seek to partner with private company

Published Wednesday, January 27, 2016
By Brian Knox

TAPS Public Transit will seek a public-private partnership to keep the buses rolling.

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Lambert welcomed back to Decatur EDC

Published Wednesday, January 27, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Interim Director Thom Lambert presided over his first Decatur Economic Development Corp. board meeting last week as he kicked off his second go-round with the entity.

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Meeting Previews for Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Published Wednesday, January 27, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Alvord School Board meets 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28.

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Delinquent property tax deadline extended

Published Wednesday, January 27, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Taxpayers have an extra day to pay their 2015 property taxes without accruing additional penalty and interest this year.

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Standing as one: A year after K-9 officer’s death, the unit is stronger than ever

Standing as one: A year after K-9 officer’s death,  the unit is stronger than ever

Published Saturday, January 23, 2016
By Brian Knox

For Rio, her prize for doing a good job is a simple rubber ball. For the officers who work with the K-9s at the Wise County Sheriff's Office, their reward could be so much greater.

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Rhome tax rollback passes

Published Saturday, January 23, 2016
By Racey Burden

The people of Rhome have voted, and the city's tax rate will be lowered.

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Help needed to finance new fire hall

Help needed to finance new fire hall

Published Saturday, January 23, 2016
By David Talley

Chairs sit circled around a lone patio heater. Firefighters bundle up, standing just a little closer together.

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Builder shares idea to spruce up city

Published Saturday, January 23, 2016
By David Talley

Jeff Young, with Young Builders, plans to give several Alvord homes a facelift.

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Decatur School Board extends Townsend’s contract

Published Saturday, January 23, 2016
By Brian Knox

It didn't take the Decatur School Board very long Thursday to give Superintendent Rod Townsend a positive evaluation.

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Hotel project inches forward

Published Saturday, January 23, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

After a lengthy closed session Thursday, the Decatur Economic Development Corp. approved three agreements related to the proposed Fairfield Inn and Suites to be located next to the Decatur Civic Center.

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Fire destroys Alvord home

Published Saturday, January 23, 2016
By Racey Burden

A fire severely damaged a home on Greenwood Street in Alvord late Tuesday night.

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Police calls down in 2015

Published Saturday, January 23, 2016
By Racey Burden

Bridgeport Police Chief Steve Stanford presented his department's yearly report to the city council Tuesday night.

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Filing period opens for May elections

Published Saturday, January 23, 2016
By Messenger Staff

The filing period for the May 7 city council and school board elections opened Wednesday, Jan. 20, and runs through Friday, Feb. 19.

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Meeting Previews for Saturday, January 23, 2016

Published Saturday, January 23, 2016
By Messenger Staff

The Decatur City Council will consider three action items regarding the hotel project at the Decatur Civic Center at Monday's meeting.

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Brotherly bond: Siblings help take care of young family member with leukemia

Brotherly bond: Siblings help take care of young family member with leukemia

Published Wednesday, January 20, 2016
By Brian Knox

A week from today, Angel Reza of Decatur will celebrate his first birthday. The first year of his life has been anything but easy.

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Welcome to Paradise: Gage returns to county, takes over Panther program

Published Wednesday, January 20, 2016
By Richard Greene

Paradise School Board members needed only a few minutes of discussion before emerging from their closed session Monday to hire Ronnie Gage as the district's new athletic director and head football coach.

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Seeking good homes: Dogs available for adoption at county animal shelter

Seeking good homes: Dogs available for adoption  at county animal shelter

Published Wednesday, January 20, 2016
By Racey Burden

As usual, Wise County Animal Shelter needs people willing to adopt a stray and give it a home.

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Bridgeport School Board extends Bland’s contract

Published Wednesday, January 20, 2016
By Racey Burden

Bridgeport School Board voted Monday night to extend Superintendent Eddie Bland's contract for one year.

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Paradise ISD extends Edwards’ contract

Published Wednesday, January 20, 2016
By Richard Greene

After seven months on the job, Paradise ISD Superintendent Mac Edwards earned a favorable review and contract extension from trustees Monday night.

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Second drive starts for beer, wine sales; 79 signatures needed for calling local option election

Published Wednesday, January 20, 2016
By Richard Greene

A second petition to try to get beer and wine sales on the May ballot in Boyd is now circulating.

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