Burglars break into country club, vehicles

Published Saturday, July 12, 2014
By Messenger Staff

The Decatur Country Club was broken into Monday night. Decatur Police Chief Rex Hoskins said golf clubs, bags and money - collectively worth close to $5,000 - were stolen.

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Meals on Wheels groups seeking volunteers

Published Saturday, July 12, 2014
By Jake Harris

Two Meals on Wheels organizations in Wise County are looking for volunteers and donations.

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Boyd City Council to discuss budget

Published Saturday, July 12, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Planning for the 2014-2015 budget will soon begin in the city of Boyd.

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Decatur City Council to consider plats, reports, street closing

Published Saturday, July 12, 2014
By Messenger Staff

The Decatur City Council will take up two plat requests, make appointments to a couple of city boards, and look at the annual Drinking Water Quality Report when they meet Monday, July 14, at 6 p.m.

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Resignation prompts appointment

Published Saturday, July 12, 2014
By Messenger Staff

The Runaway Bay city council will soon have a new member.

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Felonious munchies

Published Saturday, July 12, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

A Boyd man was arrested in a Bridgeport restaurant Tuesday after breaking in to fix himself a late-night snack.

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Bridgeport City Council to renew after-school care

Published Saturday, July 12, 2014
By Jake Harris

The Bridgeport city council will vote Tuesday on a policy to make after-school programs at the parks and recreation department safer for children.

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Auction puts 42 properties back on tax rolls

Published Saturday, July 12, 2014
By Bob Buckel

A quiet buzz filled the Grand Hall at the Decatur Civic Center Thursday morning, rising from about 50 people scattered through two sections of chairs.

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Man gets 20 years for cocaine possession

Published Saturday, July 12, 2014
By Bob Buckel

Alberto Jose Meza, wearing a white, long-sleeved dress shirt and tie, looked extremely small as he sat at the front of the courtroom.

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July a good month for Wise cities

Published Saturday, July 12, 2014
By Bob Buckel

It's been a while since all 12 cities in Wise County collected more sales tax in a month than they did in that month the previous year.

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Commissioners to review fire conditions

Published Saturday, July 12, 2014
By Messenger Staff

When they meet Monday morning at the Wise County Courthouse, the county commissioners will take a look at weather and vegetation conditions and review whether to renew, amend, revise or rescind the county's burn ban.

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Pickup runs off road, 1 dies

Pickup runs off road, 1 dies

Published Wednesday, July 9, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

A Bridgeport man was found dead Friday afternoon inside a pickup near the Lake Bridgeport spillway.

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Final post filled

Published Wednesday, July 9, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

The city of Rhome has hired a public works director - the last position to be filled after a mass exodus of department heads two weeks ago.

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Landscaper building memorial for Judge Terri Johnson

Published Wednesday, July 9, 2014
By Jake Harris

A Wise County resident is trying to ensure that one community member's legacy lives on.

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Little swimmers focus on safety

Little swimmers focus on safety

Published Wednesday, July 9, 2014
By Richard Greene

Tiny 3-year-old Emma Loucks ducks her head under the clear water to reach for the sixth and final loop resting on the step of the pool at Pettit Private School Tuesday morning.

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Families benefit from farmer’s venture

Published Wednesday, July 9, 2014
By David Talley

L'cajn Farm sits off Farm Road 407 near Rhome. The seven acres of tall, brightly blooming crops are distinctly different from nearby brown fields, already succumbing to Wise County's summer heat.

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Rhome City Council to appoint 2 to P&Z

Published Wednesday, July 9, 2014
By Messenger Staff

The Rhome city council will restructure its planning and zoning commission in more ways than one.

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Drug possession case goes to jury

Published Wednesday, July 9, 2014
By Bob Buckel

A drug possession trial went to the jury quickly Tuesday, as both sides concluded their cases in Wise County's 271st District Court.

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County Clerk Records Recorded marriage licenses

Published Wednesday, July 9, 2014
By Messenger Staff

County Clerk Records Recorded marriage licenses

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FSA accepting emergency loan applications

Published Wednesday, July 9, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Wise County is among a group of primary natural disaster counties that were declared eligible for Farm Service Agency (FSA) disaster emergency loans in April 2014.

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