A conversation with Santa

A conversation with Santa

Published Saturday, December 24, 2016
By David Talley

Santa Claus took time out of his busy pre-Christmas schedule to visit the Wise County Messenger office in Decatur Thursday. Reporter David Talley sat down with Saint Nick to discuss the role elves play in his operation, cookie preferences and time travel.

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Poynor charged with official oppression

Published Saturday, December 24, 2016
By Brian Knox

A six-term justice of the peace has been arrested, accused of disabling an emergency vehicle over a parking spot issue.

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Fires destroy home in city neighborhood

Fires destroy home in city neighborhood

Published Saturday, December 24, 2016
By Brian Knox

A home in the 1700 block of Cates Street in Bridgeport was destroyed by fire Thursday morning in the second of two fires at the location in a span of eight hours.

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Gift of life: Paradise teacher’s donation gives cousin second chance

Published Saturday, December 24, 2016
By Racey Burden

Last December, Robert Taylor lost function in both his kidneys. This December, he has a new, functioning kidney thanks to his cousin Suzanne.

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County pursues better telecommunications

Published Saturday, December 24, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners Dec. 12 approved entering into a master service agreement with CenturyLink for fiber optic telecommunications.

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Heart of a Champion: Special needs stars experience rodeo life

Heart of a Champion: Special needs stars experience rodeo life

Published Wednesday, December 21, 2016
By Racey Burden

Before the Heart of Champion Rodeo last Wednesday night, one little girl hugged event organizer Lyndi Luttrull and said, "I hope I get a belt buckle!"

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Motel fire investigation concludes

Motel fire investigation concludes

Published Wednesday, December 21, 2016
By David Talley

The state-led investigation into the October fire that destroyed the Harbor Inn motel in Runaway Bay has concluded, city Public Safety Director Doug Angel confirmed Tuesday.

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3 departments fight house fire

Published Wednesday, December 21, 2016
By Brian Knox

A home in the Heritage Creek Estates neighborhood near Decatur was heavily damaged by fire late Monday night.

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Winter weather presents potential safety threats

Published Wednesday, December 21, 2016
By David Talley

Even though temperatures dipped into the single digits last weekend, Wise County medics weren't called to any temperature related emergencies, EMS Director Charles Dillard said Tuesday.

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Schools get ready to make the grade

Published Wednesday, December 21, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Beginning next year, schools in Texas will be getting report cards with letter grades. In a couple of weeks, we'll have a chance to see what that would look like.

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Audit reflects financial stability

Published Wednesday, December 21, 2016
By Racey Burden

Runaway Bay City Council received the city's audit report for fiscal year 2015-2016 Monday.

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Libraries host holiday events, adjust hours

Published Wednesday, December 21, 2016
By David Talley

Several Wise County libraries will alter their hours and programs for the upcoming holiday season.

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Holiday road: Residents look forward to Santa’s annual tour

Holiday road: Residents look forward to Santa’s annual tour

Published Saturday, December 17, 2016
By David Talley

What does Santa do in the days leading up to Christmas? In Decatur, he makes house calls.

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District breaks ground for Adams Middle School

District breaks ground for Adams Middle School

Published Saturday, December 17, 2016
By Kristen Tribe and Richard Greene

Northwest ISD broke ground Thursday for its sixth middle school.

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Man dies after wreck

Published Saturday, December 17, 2016
By David Talley

A man involved in a wreck north of Alvord Dec. 5 has died, according to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner.

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Alvord prepares for development grant

Published Saturday, December 17, 2016
By David Talley

Alvord City Council Thursday night set into motion plans to apply for the Texas Community Development Block Grant Program.

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Bradley Boyd sentenced for wire fraud

Published Saturday, December 17, 2016
By Brian Knox

A Rhome business owner has been sentenced in federal court to five years probation and ordered to pay restitution to a business that was a victim of wire fraud.

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County to build dog training facility, firing range

Published Saturday, December 17, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

The United States Police K9 Association (USPCA) will hold regional trials and certification in Wise County March 27-April 1.

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Man arrested after pursuit

Published Saturday, December 17, 2016
By Brian Knox

A motorcycle operator was arrested Tuesday after leading officers on a high speed pursuit that started near Decatur and ended near Justin.

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Paradise ISD pursues District of Innovation designation

Published Saturday, December 17, 2016
By Racey Burden

Paradise School Board voted Wednesday to approve a resolution to adopt a District of Innovation (DOI).

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