Picturing the past: Book offers visual history of Decatur Baptist College

Picturing the past: Book offers visual history of Decatur Baptist College

Published Wednesday, January 25, 2017
By David Talley

In the early- to mid-20th century, students attending Decatur Baptist College roamed the school's campus and the town surrounding it, leaving their footprints on the growing community.

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Planning committee proposes $399 million bond project

Published Wednesday, January 25, 2017
By Racey Burden

Northwest ISD's long-range planning committee laid out the proposed plan for a $399 million bond project Monday.

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Man of many talents: Bridgeport senior competes in diverse UIL contests

Published Wednesday, January 25, 2017
By Racey Burden

One day Bryce Powers stood in front of a panel of judges and a congress made of his peers and debated whether to pass legislation requiring supermarkets to donate to food banks. The next day he competed in a coed cheerleading competition.

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Bridgeport Police Department honors employees

Published Wednesday, January 25, 2017
By Messenger Staff

The Bridgeport Police Department held its annual awards banquet Saturday. Several officers were lauded for their service to the department and the community.

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Gregg appointed to Alvord City Council

Published Wednesday, January 25, 2017
By David Talley

Alvord City Council will have a new member after next month's meeting.

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City of Decatur honors employees

Published Wednesday, January 25, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Decatur honored longtime city employees at the annual Employee Appreciation Dinner at the Decatur Civic Center last week.

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County to respond to animal calls in city

Published Wednesday, January 25, 2017
By Brian Knox

Wise County will soon begin handling animal control duties in the city of Decatur.

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Election filing period underway

Published Wednesday, January 25, 2017
By Messenger Staff

The filing period for the May 6 city council and school board elections opened Jan. 18 and runs through Feb. 17.

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Wren named hospital CEO

Published Saturday, January 21, 2017
By Racey Burden

Wise Health System announced Friday that Jason Wren will be appointed president and CEO, effective April 1.

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Reserve constable pilot program approved

Published Saturday, January 21, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Precinct 4 Constable Kevin Huffman now has backup.

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Election filing period opens

Published Saturday, January 21, 2017
By Messenger Staff

The filing period for the May 6 city council and school board elections opened Jan. 18 and runs through Feb. 17.

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Holzbog named Citizen of the Year

Holzbog named Citizen of the Year

Published Saturday, January 21, 2017
By Racey Burden

When Kevin Holzbog began the interview process for executive director of Bridgeport's Economic Development Corp., he proposed doing things differently.

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Newark gym project takes form

Published Saturday, January 21, 2017
By David Talley

Newark City Council Thursday took several steps toward renovating the gym next door to the city's community center on Hudson Street, authorizing Mayor Gary Van Wagner to execute an agreement with PRYM Architects LLC for the job.

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Decatur ISD’s Innovation Plan now online

Published Saturday, January 21, 2017
By Brian Knox

Decatur ISD is seeking to become a District of Innovation, and they now have a proposed plan of what that would look like.

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Permit fees set for destroyed condos

Published Saturday, January 21, 2017
By Racey Burden

Runaway Bay City Council members voted Friday on finish-out permit fees for condominiums destroyed by the May 2015 tornado.

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Decatur Public Library offers mobile printing

Published Saturday, January 21, 2017
By David Talley

From wherever you're reading this, if you have an Internet connection, you can now print documents at the Decatur Public Library.

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Coach Henson resigns

Published Wednesday, January 18, 2017
By Racey Burden

Bridgeport athletic director and head football coach Danny Henson announced Tuesday that he's stepping down, and the district will soon begin searching for his replacement.

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Witnessing history: Alvord student to attend inauguration

Witnessing history: Alvord student to attend inauguration

Published Wednesday, January 18, 2017
By David Talley

While two Texans are currently expected to join Donald Trump's cabinet after he takes office, Wise County will also have at least one representative at the incoming president's inauguration ceremony Friday.

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Wise under burn ban

Wise under burn ban

Published Wednesday, January 18, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County is now under a 90-day burn ban.

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Wreck sends 3 to hospitals

Published Wednesday, January 18, 2017
By Brian Knox

Three people were hurt in a two-vehicle head-on collision in Rhome Saturday afternoon.

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