Rowe seeks re-election as district clerk

Published Saturday, September 9, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

District Clerk Brenda Rowe announced this week she will seek a third term in office. She will run as a Republican in the March 6 primary election.

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Genealogical society announces 2017-18 programs

Published Saturday, September 9, 2017
By Messenger Staff

The Wise County Genealogical Society has planned its programs for 2017-18.

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Investigators arrest 2 more in shooting case

Published Friday, Sept. 8, 2017
By Brian Knox

Two more people were arrested this week in connection with an Aug. 7 shooting of two men in Alvord, bringing the total number arrested in the case to four.

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No one attends public hearings

Published Published Thursday, Sept. 8, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Not one citizen attended the county public hearings Thursday night on the college branch campus maintenance tax rate and the county tax rate.

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United Way kicks off fundraising campaign

Published September 7, 2017
By Racey Burden

United Way of Wise County hosted its fundraising kickoff luncheon in Decatur this afternoon, revealing its 2017-2018 campaign goal: $450,000.

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Teen killed in wreck

Teen killed in wreck

Published Wednesday, September 6, 2017
By David Talley

A Decatur High School student was killed in a two-vehicle wreck on Farm Road 730 near County Road 4480 north of Boyd Monday afternoon.

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No injuries in hard landing

No injuries in hard landing

Published Wednesday, September 6, 2017
By David Talley

A Colleyville man was uninjured after his plane slid down the runway Monday morning during a landing exercise at Decatur Municipal Airport.

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Man arrested after stabbing

Published Wednesday, September 6, 2017
By David Talley

A Decatur man was arrested Sunday night after stabbing another man in the neck during an altercation at the Deluxe Inn Express on U.S. 81/287 in Decatur.

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Bringing out the big guns; Officer trains hard for charity boxing match

Published Wednesday, September 6, 2017
By Racey Burden

For an hour Richard Taylor was in constant motion - doing push-ups, jabs and sit-ups, then moving to punching bags and working on his footwork. It's exhausting but necessary prep for the Guns and Hoses boxing tournament Taylor will fight in this weekend.

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Drink up, the water’s fine

Published Wednesday, September 6, 2017
By Brian Knox

If the water in the city of Decatur tastes or looks a little different this month, it's OK.

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Public hearing on tax rate Thursday

Published Wednesday, September 6, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Wise County commissioners will have public hearings Thursday on the proposed rates for the college branch campus maintenance tax and county tax for fiscal year 2018.

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Therapy dogs return to library

Published Wednesday, September 6, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Children will have the opportunity to practice reading with a therapy dog at the Rhome Public Library next week.

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Patriot Day program to honor first responders

Published Wednesday, September 6, 2017
By Messenger Staff

The Wise County Veterans Group will hold a Patriot Day program 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 11, at the Wise County Veterans Memorial Park, 405 N. Trinity St., in Decatur.

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Aurora City Council to discuss treatment facility, tax rate

Published Wednesday, September 6, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Aurora City Council members will meet Thursday, Sept. 7, to again discuss the future of a drug treatment facility at the current site of MD Resort.

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DoByns announces run for JP 2

Published Wednesday, September 6, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Ashly Coker DoByns of Decatur announced this week she will run for Precinct 2 justice of the peace in 2018.

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Talent of teachers showcased in exhibit

Published Wednesday, September 6, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

The work of local art teachers will be on display starting this weekend in a Wise County Art Association show at the Decatur Visitors Center, 106 South Trinity St.

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Local quilters place at show

Published Wednesday, September 6, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Marilynn Collins won Best of Show at the Wise County Quilt Guild show Aug. 25-26.

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Wise County home base for world-class cowboys

Published Wednesday, September 6, 2017
By Brett Hoffman

It's a great honor to have my weekly rodeo and horse show column in the Wise County Messenger.

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Bringing out the big guns: Officer trains hard for charity boxing match

Published Published Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017
By Racey Burden

For an hour Richard Taylor was in constant motion ­— doing push-ups, jabs and sit-ups, then moving to punching bags and working on his footwork. It’s exhausting but necessary prep for the Guns and Hoses boxing tournament Taylor will fight in this weekend.

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1 arrested after stabbing at motel

Published Monday, Sept. 4, 2017
By David Talley

A Decatur man was arrested and charged with stabbing another man in the neck during an altercation at the Deluxe Inn Express on U.S. 81/287 Sunday evening. Decatur Police Chief Rex Hoskins said officers and medics responded to a call from a man who said he’d been stabbed in the neck at the motel just after 8 p.m. Wise […]

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