Greenwood-Slidell Volunteer Fire Department nets major grant

Greenwood-Slidell Volunteer Fire Department nets major grant

Published Saturday, September 3, 2016
By David Talley

Seconds count in firefighting - whether the department is paid or volunteer. Hesitating means losing ground to a blaze that may threaten property or lives.

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Alvord School Board keeps tax rate, sets final budget

Published Saturday, September 3, 2016
By David Talley

Alvord School Board members voted down a proposed 5-cent tax increase Tuesday, opting instead to keep the district's fiscal year 2015-2016 rate in place.

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City of Boyd to host second community events meeting

Published Saturday, September 3, 2016
By David Talley

The city of Boyd will host a second community events planning meeting Sept. 13 to continue talks on organizing community-wide events.

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Chico School Board sets budget, tax rate

Published Saturday, September 3, 2016
By David Talley

Chico School Board members Tuesday night voted on the district's 2016-2017 budget and tax rate.

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Students admit to damaging football fields

Published Saturday, September 3, 2016
By Brian Knox

The people responsible for damage at two local football fields have come forward.

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3 injured in 1-vehicle rollover

Published Saturday, September 3, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Three people were injured in a one-vehicle rollover Sunday on U.S. 380.

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Park Springs Homecoming set for Sunday

Published Saturday, September 3, 2016
By Messenger Staff

The 62nd Park Springs Homecoming and Reunion is Sunday at Park Springs Victory Baptist Church, 4346 N. Texas 101.

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Meeting Preview

Published Saturday, September 3, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners will have a mobile meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, in Precinct 3 at Newark City Hall.

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New numbers corroborate Parr’s lack of service

New numbers corroborate Parr’s lack of service

Published Wednesday, August 31, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Mandy Hays responded Monday to an open records request with numbers indicating the Wise County Sheriff's Office served almost all the court's civil papers on behalf of Constable Doug Parr over a two-and-a-half year period.

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Women’s Building remodel grinds to halt

Published Wednesday, August 31, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Work on the Women's Building at the Wise County Fairgrounds is temporarily halted because the contractor did not seek the proper permits with the city of Decatur.

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Bridgeport ISD raises tax rate 2 cents

Published Wednesday, August 31, 2016
By Racey Burden

Bridgeport School Board voted Monday to increase the tax rate by 2 cents.

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Decatur School Board approves penny increase in tax rate

Published Wednesday, August 31, 2016
By Brian Knox

With tax values down, the tax rate will go up in the Decatur school district for the 2016-2017 school year.

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Knox Avenue project wraps up

Published Wednesday, August 31, 2016
By David Talley

The city of Boyd's Knox Avenue project is almost finished.

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Quilt guild makes donation

Published Wednesday, August 31, 2016
By Messenger Staff

The Wise County Quilt Guild recently presented approximately 20 handmade baby quilts to Wise Choices Pregnancy Center in Decatur.

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Unserved: Questions arise over constable’s work and expenses

Unserved: Questions arise over constable’s work and expenses

Published Saturday, August 27, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Precinct 3 Constable Doug Parr's county charge accounts remain frozen because he has not addressed issues with inventory as he promised earlier this summer.

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Arrest made in stabbing case

Published Saturday, August 27, 2016
By Brian Knox

A Boyd man has been arrested after stabbing a Paradise man during a fight.

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Enrollment increases across county

Published Saturday, August 27, 2016
By Messenger Staff

All but two Wise County school districts saw an increase in enrollment numbers from the first day of school last year to the first day this year.

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Boyd City Council proposes tax rate, budget

Published Saturday, August 27, 2016
By David Talley

Boyd City Council members agreed to a preliminary 2016-2017 budget and tax rate during a two-hour workshop Tuesday.

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Alcohol vote to be on Nov. 8 ballot

Published Saturday, August 27, 2016
By Brian Knox

Decatur residents will have the opportunity to vote in November on expanded alcohol sales in the city.

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Victory achieves accreditation

Published Saturday, August 27, 2016
By Racey Burden

After three years working toward this particular goal, Victory Christian Academy in Decatur received its accreditation in June.

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