High-speed chase leads to multiple charges

Published Saturday, July 9, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

A Chico man was arrested Thursday after leading Wise County sheriff's deputies on a chase reaching speeds up to 100 miles per hour.

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Young dog owner takes title at national show

Published Saturday, July 9, 2016
By Dell Arthur

Sara Houghtaling of Boyd traveled 4,000 miles round trip for the Washington State Classic Dog Show last weekend, and it paid off.

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5 departments attack early morning flames

5 departments attack early morning flames

Published Wednesday, July 6, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Five fire departments battled a 4 a.m. house fire Tuesday in Chico.

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Little library keeps community well read

Little library keeps community well read

Published Wednesday, July 6, 2016
By David Talley

The public library may have closed, but avid readers in Boyd can still get their hands on a good book.

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Camp teaches finer points of sewing

Published Wednesday, July 6, 2016
By David Talley

School is out, but the learning continued last week at the office of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension - Wise County in Decatur. Agents and 4-Hers hosted a three-day sewing camp.

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Local educators attend state convention

Published Wednesday, July 6, 2016
By Messenger Staff

More than 1,000 key women educators attended the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International 87th Texas state convention June 23-25 in Frisco.

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Meeting Preview

Published Wednesday, July 6, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Rhome City Council will meet 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, to discuss the city's pavilion/civic center project.

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3 injured in wreck

3 injured in wreck

Published Saturday, July 2, 2016
By David Talley

Three people were flown to Metroplex hospitals from a two-vehicle accident in Decatur just before noon Friday.

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Fireworks show gives back to veterans

Published Saturday, July 2, 2016
By David Talley

For five years, Victory Church's annual Fireworks Over Decatur event has been an Independence Day tradition for many Wise County families.

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Don’t let the Fourth fizzle, celebrate safely

Published Saturday, July 2, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

The buzz of boat motors will echo across Lake Bridgeport this weekend as lake enthusiasts celebrate the Fourth of July.

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Chico High School principal leaves for Azle

Published Saturday, July 2, 2016
By David Talley

Chico High School's Randy Cobb is headed to neighboring Parker County.

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Fire started in backyard

Published Saturday, July 2, 2016
By David Talley

A fire that leveled a double-wide mobile home on Quail Chase Lane Tuesday afternoon likely started in the backyard, according to Wise County Deputy Fire Marshal Joe Washburn.

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‘Silent sentinels’ protect county from floodwaters

Published Saturday, July 2, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County gets a gold star for water conservation, at least in the eyes of Dr. Dan Sebert, executive director of the National Watershed Coalition.

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Fire devours mobile home

Fire devours mobile home

Published Wednesday, June 29, 2016
By David Talley

Fire destroyed a mobile home on Quail Chase Lane Tuesday afternoon, scorching the grass around the structure and catching at least one other small structure and a car on fire.

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Warren picked as superintendent; Midland administrator named lone finalist

Published Wednesday, June 29, 2016
By Richard Greene

When the superintendent job at Northwest ISD came open in 2005, Ryder Warren did a thorough investigation of the district.

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Planting hope: Community garden brings fresh produce to Newark tables

Planting hope: Community garden brings fresh produce to Newark tables

Published Wednesday, June 29, 2016
By David Talley

A lone Jalapeno hangs from a plant in Delora Doughty Royal Park. Aside from a few young tomatoes growing by the fence and eight small plants protected by brightly painted tires, there isn't much here in terms of produce - yet.

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Fake bills, check scams reported

Published Wednesday, June 29, 2016
By Brian Knox

There's funny money going around Wise County, but it's no laughing matter.

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Department seeks to name road for fallen officer

Published Wednesday, June 29, 2016
By Brian Knox

A highway in Decatur could soon bear the name of a local officer killed in the line of duty.

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Constable signs invoices, issues with inventory remain

Published Wednesday, June 29, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Precinct 4 Constable Doug Parr remains at odds with the county auditor and asset management offices.

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Fire levels mobile home

Published Wednesday, June 29, 2016
By David Talley

A fire destroyed a single-wide mobile home in the 1200 block of County Road 2750 Saturday night.

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