Dispatchers earn regional awards

Published Saturday, November 22, 2014
By Brian Knox

The man on the other end of the line needs help. He can't tell you his name, where he is or even exactly what is going on. It's your job to get him the help he needs.

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Decatur teen injured in wreck

Decatur teen injured in wreck

Published Saturday, November 22, 2014
By Brian Knox

A Decatur teenager was flown to a Fort Worth hospital following a single vehicle wreck Thursday night north of Decatur.

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City of Bridgeport delays wastewater contract, nixes food truck inspections

Published Saturday, November 22, 2014
By Jake Harris

The Bridgeport City Council Tuesday delayed action related to its agreement with U.S. Water (USW) Utility Group.

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Bridgeport student council to serve lunches for Thanksgiving

Published Saturday, November 22, 2014
By Jake Harris

Some Bridgeport Middle School students will spend their Thanksgiving break serving others.

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Boyd middle school graduates first D.A.R.E. class

Published Saturday, November 22, 2014
By Jake Harris

Close to 100 Boyd Middle School sixth graders graduated from the district's first D.A.R.E. program Friday morning.

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Thornberry to chair powerful committee

Published Saturday, November 22, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Congressman Mac Thornberry, whose sprawling district includes the entire Texas Pandhandle and the western half of Wise County, has been chosen to chair the House Armed Services Committee.

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Fantastic Four: Decatur senior quartet tries to lead Lady Eagles to second crown

Fantastic Four: Decatur senior quartet tries to lead  Lady Eagles to second crown

Published Wednesday, November 19, 2014
By Richard Greene

The statistics, accolades, wins and titles tell a story of unparalleled success for the quartet of Caroline Lowery, Cooper Martin, Makayla Mayfield and Stormi Leonard. But it's friendship that powers the success of Decatur's "Fantastic Four."

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Warden dies in Austin wreck

Published Wednesday, November 19, 2014
By Brian Knox

A Decatur man has been identified as the victim in a fatal wreck last week in Austin.

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Early morning fire ‘suspicious’

Early morning fire ‘suspicious’

Published Wednesday, November 19, 2014
By Bob Buckel

When a home that hasn't been occupied in more than 10 days, and has no gas or electric service, catches on fire in the middle of the night, it's suspicious.

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Decatur School Board continues discussion of possible bond issue

Published Wednesday, November 19, 2014
By Brian Knox

Bond talk once again took up the majority of the time at Monday's Decatur school board meeting, as trustees continue to look at the district's needs.

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Paradise City Council amends water rules

Published Wednesday, November 19, 2014
By Jimmy Alford

Paradise's water billing issues seem to have cleared after the city council opted to change disconnection procedures.

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Paradise ISD board remains the same

Published Wednesday, November 19, 2014
By Messenger Staff

The Paradise ISD school board canvassed votes Monday from the Nov. election and confirmed all incumbents retained their places.

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Agenda Brief for Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Published Wednesday, November 19, 2014
By Messenger Staff

The Alvord school board will move its November meeting up to this Thursday, Nov. 20, due to the Thanksgiving holiday next week.

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Closing in on Bridgeport stadium renovation

Published Wednesday, November 19, 2014
By Jake Harris

Bridgeport ISD is one step closer to football stadium renovations and agriculture barn construction after the school board unanimously agreed to use the sealed proposal method of building Monday night at its meeting.

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Paradise City Council to interview prospective members

Published Wednesday, November 19, 2014
By Jimmy Alford

The Paradise City Council is seeking a fifth member to replace Bill Schneck.

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Rue picked for White House summit

Published Wednesday, November 19, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Northwest ISD Superintendent Karen Rue is going to Washington.

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Fire razes north Wise home

Fire razes north Wise home

Published Saturday, November 15, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

A blaze devoured a home northwest of Alvord early Wednesday morning after a chicken brooder inside the house caught fire.

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Driver suffers head injury

Published Saturday, November 15, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

A man was seriously injured Thursday evening when his car crashed into a ravine off Farm Road 2127 near Crafton.

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New judge takes office

Published Saturday, November 15, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

County Judge-elect J.D. Clark is on the job.

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Methodist Thanksgiving celebration a community tradition

Published Saturday, November 15, 2014
By Jake Harris

Like the origins of the holiday itself, details about how the Bridgeport First United Methodist Church's annual Thanksgiving dinner got started are a bit hazy.

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