City, Chamber talk through issues

Published Saturday, March 4, 2017
By David Talley

The Wise County Chamber of Commerce will hold its next meeting noon to 1 p.m. Monday, March 6, at the Boyd Community Center.

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Bridgeport student creates tourist attraction

Published Saturday, March 4, 2017
By Racey Burden

The Butterfield Overland Mail route through Bridgeport used horses and stagecoaches, but the town's newest trail could use smartphones.

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Boyd snack pantry now open

Published Saturday, March 4, 2017
By David Talley

Students at Boyd ISD's intermediate and middle school campuses now have the option to take home snacks and meals for the weekend, thanks to the Boyd snack pantry.

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Mobile home, camper burn

Published Saturday, March 4, 2017
By Racey Burden

A mobile home between Sunset and Chico burned to the ground Friday afternoon.

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Townsend to retire in August

Published Wednesday, March 1, 2017
By Brian Knox

Decatur ISD Superintendent Rod Townsend announced Tuesday he will retire at the end of the school year.

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Birds of a feather: Students show chickens at Youth Fair

Birds of a feather: Students show chickens at Youth Fair

Published Wednesday, March 1, 2017
By Racey Burden

Turns out chickens don't like being held upside down.

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Bridgeport City Council approves pool amenities

Published Wednesday, March 1, 2017
By Racey Burden

The city pool in Bridgeport is getting a zip line and a new diving board, plus a floating log for the shallow end.

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3 arrested following theft

Published Wednesday, March 1, 2017
By Brian Knox

A report of a shoplifter at the Decatur Wal-Mart Monday ended in three arrests.

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Monstrous machine: DHS auto tech students build behemoth truck

Published Wednesday, March 1, 2017
By David Talley

It's titled under "1984 Chevy pickup." But the nearly 10-foot tall, 5-ton behemoth lurking in the Decatur High School Auto Tech bay is nothing like any vehicle that's rolled off a production floor.

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Schools hold first bilingual spelling bee

Published Wednesday, March 1, 2017
By Brian Knox

One by one, students walked to the front of the stage, preparing to hear the word they would be asked to spell.

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Broken pole leads to widespread outage

Broken pole leads to widespread outage

Published Saturday, February 25, 2017
By Brian Knox

Friday's work day started off in the dark for many in Decatur.

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Bridgeport ISD tabs Wilson as Athletic Director; Bullard coach to lead Bulls

Bridgeport ISD tabs Wilson as Athletic Director; Bullard coach to lead Bulls

Published Saturday, February 25, 2017
By Richard Greene

Bridgeport ISD's search for a new athletic director and head football coach ended with current Bullard coach Shannon Wilson.

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Dream come true: Make-a-Wish to send local girl on cruise

Published Saturday, February 25, 2017
By Racey Burden

When Principal Martha Bock called for a volunteer at Wednesday's Rise-n-Shine assembly, the hands of almost every Bridgeport elementary student in the room shot up.

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2 arrested after drugs, weapons found in home

Published Saturday, February 25, 2017
By Brian Knox

A Newark man and woman were arrested late Tuesday night on multiple felony warrants.

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Area teachers honored by Weatherford College

Published Saturday, February 25, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Six teachers from area schools were among the 31 teachers from across the region honored by Weatherford College at the 2017 Jack Harvey Academy of Exemplary Teachers celebration Feb. 3 at the Doss Heritage and Culture Center.

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Boyd leaders upset with chamber board

Published Saturday, February 25, 2017
By David Talley

Boyd City Council members Tuesday criticized the Wise County Chamber of Commerce for snubbing an individual the council nominated to speak at the chamber's next meeting.

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Boyd City Council hears details for fun fest

Published Saturday, February 25, 2017
By David Talley

Boyd City Council members Tuesday heard details about the city's first community-wide event in nearly 10 years.

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Rhome house destroyed by fire

Published Saturday, February 25, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Four fire departments battled a blaze at a home in the 300 block of Private Road 4732 in the Diamond Ridge neighborhood near Rhome Thursday afternoon.

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Alvord School Board hears dual-credit plans

Published Saturday, February 25, 2017
By David Talley

Alvord School Board members Thursday heard a report on plans to bring dual credit college courses back to the high school.

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Bridgeport park on track for hike and bike trails

Published Saturday, February 25, 2017
By David Talley

Delayed construction on the hike and bike trails at Bridgeport's Northwest Park is now set to begin this spring.

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