Chico Superintendent asked to generate money-saving ideas

Published Wednesday, January 20, 2016
By David Talley

Board members voted Monday to grant Superintendent Mike Jones freedom to suggest budget cuts in the upcoming year.

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Injured person airlifted from raceway

Published Wednesday, January 20, 2016
By Racey Burden

An injured teenager was airlifted from Oak Hill Raceway in Alvord Sunday morning following a dirt bike crash.

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Bomb threat disrupts final exams

Bomb threat disrupts final exams

Published Saturday, January 16, 2016
By Racey Burden

Decatur High School students and staff were evacuated from the building Wednesday morning after a bomb threat was found written on a bathroom wall.

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Gage accepts Athletic Director job; Title-winning coach to lead Panthers

Published Saturday, January 16, 2016
By Richard Greene

Two-time state championship coach Ronnie Gage is returning to Wise County.

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Lucky day: Winning lottery ticket sold in Wise County

Lucky day: Winning lottery ticket sold in Wise County

Published Saturday, January 16, 2016
By Racey Burden

To win all or a portion of the $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot required all six numbers. But matching five would still earn $1 million, and five lucky local men found out they were holding a $1 million ticket Wednesday night.

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Donors honored at foundation program

Published Saturday, January 16, 2016
By Brian Knox

Thursday's program at Young Elementary was a chance to celebrate both those who have donated to the Decatur Education Foundation (DEF) as well as the unique programs funded by the foundation grants.

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Rollback election is Tuesday

Published Saturday, January 16, 2016
By Racey Burden

Rhome's rollback election day is approaching, and soon the city's citizens will have the opportunity to determine their tax rate.

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Boyd ISD extends West’s contract; Superintendent’s pact to run through 2019

Published Saturday, January 16, 2016
By Richard Greene

Boyd School Board members unanimously gave Superintendent Ted West a positive review Thursday night and a contract extension.

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Alvord School Board extends Brown’s contract

Published Saturday, January 16, 2016
By David Talley

Alvord School Board members voted unanimously Thursday to extend Superintendent Randy Brown's contract by one year.

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Car talk dominates commissioners meeting

Published Saturday, January 16, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

After a 30-minute discussion Monday about sheriff's office vehicles, Wise County commissioners approved purchasing one pickup.

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Jury delivers 5-year sentence for DWI

Published Saturday, January 16, 2016
By Brian Knox

A Rhome man was sentenced to five years in prison by a Wise County jury Thursday for felony driving while intoxicated.

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Rhome City Council discusses employee contracts

Published Saturday, January 16, 2016
By Racey Burden

City council members discussed providing employee contracts to every department head at their Thursday night meeting.

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Meeting Preview for Saturday, January 16, 2016

Published Saturday, January 16, 2016
By Messenger Staff

The board will meet Monday, Jan. 18, with a full agenda.

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Working through it: Johnson family moves forward after judge’s death

Working through it: Johnson family moves forward after judge’s death

Published Wednesday, January 13, 2016
By Racey Burden

Wise County's former Precinct 2 justice of the peace is still watching over the judge who currently holds the office.

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Charge could be dropped in fatal wreck

Published Wednesday, January 13, 2016
By Brian Knox

A Chico man indicted for criminal negligent homicide following a fatal accident will be given a chance to have the felony charge dropped.

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Pilot brings fireman home, honored

Pilot brings fireman home, honored

Published Wednesday, January 13, 2016
By Roy J. Eaton

When an off-duty Decatur firefighter was injured in an accident in San Antonio, wheels back home were set in motion to bring him back to Wise County quickly.

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No longer on the sidelines; Cheerleaders take part in first state championships

Published Wednesday, January 13, 2016
By Richard Greene

As a Decatur cheerleader, Kaycie Howerton has spent many nights on the sidelines supporting classmates on the football field and basketball court as they battle for wins.

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City employee arrested for theft

Published Wednesday, January 13, 2016
By Brian Knox

The Alvord public works director has been fired after being arrested for stealing from the city.

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Northwest ISD to redraw boundaries; Rapid growth to change attendance zones

Published Wednesday, January 13, 2016
By Richard Greene

New home construction exploded in Northwest ISD in the third quarter of 2015.

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Coming up short; Wise County Relay for Life lacking teams

Published Wednesday, January 13, 2016
By David Talley

Registration for the 2016 Wise County Relay for Life is open - wide open.

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