Democratic candidates to make local stop

Published Saturday, September 8, 2018
By Richard Greene

Several Democratic candidates vying for the top state offices are slated to make appearances in Decatur Wednesday night at the Texas Democratic Women of Rural North Texas forum.

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Commissioners change schedule

Published Saturday, September 8, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners made a slight change to their regular meeting schedule, effective Oct. 1.

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Commissioners to adopt budget

Published Saturday, September 8, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Wise County commissioners plan to adopt the budget and tax rate for fiscal year 2019 at their meeting Monday.

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Home damaged after electrical fire

Published Saturday, September 8, 2018
By Austin Jackson

An electrical fire ripped through a home in Cottondale Friday morning, leaving two residents displaced.

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Second SRO ready to serve Bridgeport

Published Saturday, September 8, 2018
By Austin Jackson

Last week, for the first time in nine years, Bridgeport ISD featured two school resource officers on its campuses.

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Enrollments grow at schools

Published Saturday, September 8, 2018
By Richard Greene

Most Wise County school districts entered September with significantly higher enrollments than in May.

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Grand jury hands out several indictments

Published Saturday, September 8, 2018
By Brian Knox

A Wise County grand jury met Aug. 16 and Aug. 23 and returned the following felony indictments.

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Boyd City Council grants extension; City awaits formal request from member

Published Saturday, September 8, 2018
By Richard Greene

Boyd City Council members tabled action on the leave of absence from fellow councilman Vince Estel to wait for a formal request.

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Businesses eligible for disaster loans

Published Saturday, September 8, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Small nonfarm businesses in 102 Texas counties, including Wise, are now eligible to apply for low-interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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Steepled Staple: First Presbyterian Church to celebrate 120 years

Published Saturday, September 8, 2018
By Austin Jackson

Bridgeport has seen a lot of changes over the past 120 years.

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5 Things to Know: The Week Ahead in Wise for Saturday, September 8, 2018

Published Saturday, September 8, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Sept. 11 still hangs like a heavy cloud over America's heart.

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Full Wise County burn ban lifted

Published Tuesday, September 4, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

The full Wise County burn ban that has been in place since July 10 was lifted Tuesday,  according to Wise County Emergency Management Coordinator Cody Powell. 

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Electrical fire extinguished

Electrical fire extinguished

Published Wednesday, September 5, 2018
By Austin Jackson

A faulty electrical component led to a small fire at a Decatur home Monday morning.

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Raises approved for county employees

Published Wednesday, September 5, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

County employees will have the potential to receive a 4 percent pay raise in fiscal year 2019, but with it comes a 10 percent cut to dependent coverage.

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Different strokes: Biker Bash roars to life

Different strokes: Biker Bash roars to life

Published Wednesday, September 5, 2018
By Austin Jackson

The guttural growl of Harley Davidson motorcycles and electric guitar riffs surrounded the baptismal tank at the Wise County Fairgrounds.

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Fitting tribute: Boyd unveils monuments for champs

Published Wednesday, September 5, 2018
By Richard Greene

Sitting on the brick wall just north of the end zone, a few feet from the monument that now bears their names, Jerry Hightower, Wayne Jennings and Donald Etter recalled the frigid night on the field 60 years before in Bonham.

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Watermelon festival returns this weekend

Published Wednesday, September 5, 2018
By Brian Knox

This weekend's Alvord Watermelon Festival will have some new features that organizers hope will draw a large crowd to the annual event.

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Citizen requests 3-2-1 discount

Published Wednesday, September 5, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

Lee Worley of Boyd was the only citizen to speak at the public hearing on the proposed tax rate at last week's Wise County Commissioners Court.

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Weekend Planner for Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Published Wednesday, September 5, 2018
By Messenger Staff

The Alvord Watermelon Festival, a longtime local favorite, is Friday and Saturday at Elm Creek Park.

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Former NFL player wins rodeo

Published Wednesday, September 5, 2018
By Brett Hoffman

NFL players have been involved in pro rodeo here and there over the years.

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