Pi Kappa celebrates Founder’s Day

Published Wednesday, May 10, 2017
By Messenger Staff

The Pi Kappa Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi celebrated Founder's Day April 28 at the home of Bettye Parker.

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Citizens celebrate National Day of Prayer

Published Wednesday, May 10, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Two dozen Wise County citizens braved the unusually cool May 4 morning to celebrate the National Day of Prayer on the steps of the Wise County courthouse in Decatur.

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Man convicted of child sex assault

Published Saturday, May 6, 2017
By Brian Knox

A Lubbock man was convicted in district court Wednesday of sexually assaulting his stepdaughter.

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Honors abound at Foundation Gala

Honors abound at Foundation Gala

Published Saturday, May 6, 2017
By Brian Knox

The Decatur Education Foundation's 2017 Gala Thursday was a time to celebrate the accomplishments of many - including teachers, former student-athletes and the donors who make the teaching grants possible.

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Devon to sell $1 billion in assets

Published Saturday, May 6, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Devon Energy Corp. plans to sell $1 billion in Barnett Shale assets, primarily near Johnson County.

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Boy’s ‘Wish’ comes true

Boy’s ‘Wish’ comes true

Published Saturday, May 6, 2017
By Racey Burden

At a schoolwide assembly Wednesday, Connor Berardi's wish was granted.

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Local man killed in police shooting

Published Saturday, May 6, 2017
By Messenger Staff

The son of a Decatur business owner was shot and killed by police in San Francisco Wednesday.

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Special event planned to promote the arts

Published Saturday, May 6, 2017
By Racey Burden

The Greater Wise Arts Alliance is reforming, starting with "Kickstart the Arts" May 11 in downtown Bridgeport.

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Artistic talent takes students to state

Published Saturday, May 6, 2017
By David Talley

Three Boyd High School students were recently named some of the state's top student artists.

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Eaton receives Legacy Award

Published Saturday, May 6, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Messenger publisher Roy Eaton was presented April 22 with the 2017 Legacy Award by the Northwest ISD Education Foundation.

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Portion of I-35W closed this weekend

Published Saturday, May 6, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Weather permitting, the southbound lanes of I-35W in north Fort Worth will be closed for construction Saturday and Sunday.

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Chico City Council requests bids on storm siren pole

Published Saturday, May 6, 2017
By David Talley

Chico City Council members Tuesday discussed replacing the city's damaged storm siren pole, opting to accept more bids before making a decision.

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Decatur School Board narrows superintendent search

Published Saturday, May 6, 2017
By Brian Knox

The Decatur School Board has narrowed its choice of the district's next superintendent to six candidates.

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EMS’ ATV purchase put on hold

Published Saturday, May 6, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

The purchase of two all-terrain vehicles by Wise County EMS has been put on hold until county officials' questions about liability and insurance can be resolved.

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Blaze destroys food trailer

Blaze destroys food trailer

Published Wednesday, May 3, 2017
By Richard Greene

A food trailer fire in front of Lowe's Market shut down Texas 114 in Boyd Monday morning and temporarily put a chef and soon-to-be father out of business.

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Bomb threat forces evacuation

Bomb threat forces evacuation

Published Wednesday, May 3, 2017
By Brian Knox

Elementary students and staff at Paradise ISD were evacuated from the building Monday morning due to a bomb threat.

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City, school elections Saturday

Published Wednesday, May 3, 2017
By Messenger Staff

City council and school board elections are Saturday, May 6, and Wise County has several contested races, as well as three bond elections, a water district decision and the issue of tax assignment, all on various ballots.

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Backyard birds: Free tour features Wise County chicken coops

Published Wednesday, May 3, 2017
By Brian Knox

"Billy! Here chi-chi-chi-chi," Julia Haschke called across her backyard Tuesday.

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Ribbons, bubbles and hugs; Special competition holds benefits for everyone involved

Published Wednesday, May 3, 2017
By Racey Burden

Like in any other track meet, the athletes raced 100 meters to the finish line. Unlike any other track meet, they were greeted at the end with clowns throwing out high-fives and blowing bubbles.

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Wind downs trees, power lines

Published Wednesday, May 3, 2017
By David Talley

Gusty winds over the weekend knocked down multiple trees and power lines, sending area fire departments scrambling to clean up closed roadways.

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