Back to School: Chico ISD

Published Wednesday, August 6, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Meet the Teacher Night: 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 21 at the elementary and middle school

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Back to School: Russell ready to serve DHS

Published Wednesday, August 6, 2014
By Brian Knox

If new Decatur High School principal Jeff Russell needed any confirmation that he was where he was supposed to be, the words that greeted him on the side of the building provided just that.

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Back to School: Mathis takes PHS reins

Published Wednesday, August 6, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Like every other campus in Paradise ISD, the leadership at the high school has switched hands.

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Back to School: Northwest ISD

Published Wednesday, August 6, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Meet the Teacher: Prairie View Elementary, Aug. 19 6-7:30 p.m.; Seven Hills, Aug. 21, Pre-K and kindergarten 5:30-6:30 p.m., first through fifth 6-6:30 p.m.

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Back to School: Slidell ISD

Published Wednesday, August 6, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Meal prices have increased for the 2015-15 school year. Breakfast is $1.25. Elementary lunch is $2.05, and secondary lunch is $2.35.

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Decatur ISD eyes penny decrease in tax rate

Published Wednesday, August 6, 2014
By Brian Knox

The Decatur school district is proposing a one-cent decrease in next year's tax rate.

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Sales tax ‘holiday’ is this weekend

Published Wednesday, August 6, 2014
By Bob Buckel

Texas' annual sales tax "holiday" is this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 8-10.

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Drought persists despite record rainfall

Drought persists despite record rainfall

Published Saturday, August 2, 2014
By Brian Knox

Wise County received a record amount of rain in July, but it wasn't enough to end the drought.

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Commissioners eye proposed budget, tax rates

Published Saturday, August 2, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

Numbers are flying among county officials as they close in on a budget for fiscal year 2015.

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TAPS plans rides for Medicaid patients

TAPS plans rides for Medicaid patients

Published Saturday, August 2, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Local Medicaid patients who need a ride to the doctor can now begin scheduling those rides through TAPS Access.

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Elementary meal prices increasing 50 percent

Published Saturday, August 2, 2014
By Brian Knox

Students and staff will be paying more for meals this fall at Chico ISD. On Thursday, the Chico school board voted to raise meal prices for breakfast and lunch.

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Budget workshop scheduled Monday

Published Saturday, August 2, 2014
By Jake Harris

The Bridgeport ISD Board of Trustees will discuss the 2014-15 budget at a special meeting Monday.

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Property wealth puts Alvord back in ‘Robin Hood’

Published Saturday, August 2, 2014
By Bob Buckel

Under the current public education finance system, good news on property values is almost always a mixed bag for Texas school districts. That's a big reason the system is being challenged in court.

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Bridgeport City Council to discuss tax rate Tuesday

Published Saturday, August 2, 2014
By Jake Harris

The Bridgeport City Council is expected to consider voting on a tax rate for the 2014 fiscal year at its meeting on Tuesday.

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Judge suggests declining state stipend

Published Saturday, August 2, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

County Judge Glenn Hughes thinks Wise County should no longer accept a state stipend for the county judge's salary.

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Wise Regional hires architect for Fit-N-Wise facility

Published Saturday, August 2, 2014
By Bob Buckel

Wise Regional Health System has hired an architect to begin design and engineering work on the new free-standing Fit-N-Wise building to be constructed on the hospital campus off Farm Road 51 South - just north of the current facility.

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County to upgrade IT system

Published Saturday, August 2, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County's information technology (IT) system needs a bigger pipe, according to Prince Computing Corp.

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1 dies, 1 arrested in 2-vehicle wreck

1 dies, 1 arrested in 2-vehicle wreck

Published Wednesday, July 30, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

A Lake Bridgeport woman was killed Sunday afternoon in a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of U.S. 380 and Farm Road 1658 in Bridgeport.

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Truck hits teens at Reunion

Truck hits teens at Reunion

Published Wednesday, July 30, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

Two teenagers were seriously injured Friday night when they were hit by a pickup near the entrance to the Wise County Old Settlers Reunion in Decatur.

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Man stabbed in altercation

Published Wednesday, July 30, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

A Slidell man was stabbed Friday night at the Wise County Old Settlers Reunion after warning a fellow reveler to stay out of his cooler.

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