Rhome City Council disregards P&Z, approves plat

Published Saturday, July 1, 2017
By Racey Burden

Rhome City Council voted Tuesday to approve the preliminary plat for a multifamily development on Morris Street, against the recommendation of the Planning and Zoning Commission.

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Community invited to Freedom Fest

Published Saturday, July 1, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Grace Fellowship Church in Paradise is having a free fireworks show at Freedom Fest, Monday, July 3, from 6 until after dark.

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Sheriff wants Parr removed

Published Wednesday, June 28, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

A petition for the removal of Constable Doug Parr from his Precinct 3 post was filed Friday in the 271st District Court.

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1 injured in wreck

1 injured in wreck

Published Wednesday, June 28, 2017
By Brian Knox

One person was seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon near Rhome.

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Crash kills man

Published Wednesday, June 28, 2017
By Racey Burden

A motorcyclist was killed Saturday morning in a one-vehicle accident on Farm Road 2123 two miles south of Bridgeport.

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Celebrate safely

Celebrate safely

Published Wednesday, June 28, 2017
By David Talley

On a weekend when many Wise County residents will be celebrating Independence Day, many of Wise County's law enforcement officers are encouraging heightened awareness and safety.

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Kids dive into do-it-yourself projects

Published Wednesday, June 28, 2017
By David Talley

A group of kids squint and scrunch their noses in disgust as a foul odor wafts from the green goop stirred on the stovetop by Wise County Extension agent Chrissy Karrer.

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Victory’s fireworks set for Sunday

Published Wednesday, June 28, 2017
By Messenger Staff

This year you can support veterans and enjoy a good time at Victory Family Church's fireworks display.

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Bay plans festive Fourth

Published Wednesday, June 28, 2017
By Messenger Staff

The Greater Runaway Bay Alliance's Fourth Fest and Fireworks Scramble kicks off this Saturday with a golf tournament and ends with fireworks.

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Council approves center’s name change

Published Wednesday, June 28, 2017
By Brian Knox

Sixteen years after it opened its doors, the Decatur Civic Center now has a new name.

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Rhome P&Z rescinds recommendation

Published Wednesday, June 28, 2017
By Racey Burden

Rhome's Planning and Zoning Commission voted to rescind its previous approval of a preliminary plat and site plan for a multifamily development on Morris Street.

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Aerators at wastewater plant to be repaired

Published Wednesday, June 28, 2017
By Racey Burden

Bridgeport City Council Monday approved a bid to fix the aerators at the city's wastewater treatment plant.

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Northwest School Board names Chisholm Trail Middle School principal

Published Wednesday, June 28, 2017
By David Talley

Northwest School Board Monday named Matrice Raven principal of Rhome's Chisholm Trail Middle School.

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Library sends intern-mentor teams to Washington

Published Wednesday, June 28, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Chico residents Michelle Slonaker, Lee Slonaker, Stephanie Beard and Alex Lujan went to Washington, D.C., last week for the kickoff of the first Inclusive Internship Initiative program.

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Pi Kappa names Woman of the Year

Published Wednesday, June 28, 2017
By Messenger Staff

The Pi Kappa Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi installed officers and named its Woman of the Year at a May 9 luncheon at The Club in Runaway Bay.

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Officers find 27 pounds of pot

Officers find 27 pounds of pot

Published Saturday, June 24, 2017
By Brian Knox

A traffic stop led to a felony drug arrest Wednesday near Decatur.

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Texas secedes (but only at Boys State)

Texas secedes (but only at Boys State)

Published Saturday, June 24, 2017
By Richard Greene

Standing in the state capitol building, Decatur senior Ty Watson made the case for Texas independence.

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WHS scales back training program outside of county

Published Saturday, June 24, 2017
By Richard Greene

Wise Health System is scaling back its athletic training program through Fit-N-Wise, pulling out of a majority of the schools it worked with outside of Wise County.

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Bridging the gap: School offers summer reading event for students

Published Saturday, June 24, 2017
By David Talley

When the school year ends, teachers tell their students to keep reading over the summer.

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Alvord ISD hires locally-certified teacher

Published Saturday, June 24, 2017
By David Talley

Alvord school board members Tuesday voted unanimously to hire the district's first locally-certified teacher.

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