Hitting 300: Jackie reaches milestone at Decatur 5K

Hitting 300: Jackie reaches milestone at Decatur 5K

Published Wednesday, April 8, 2015
By Richard Greene

The biggest cheer Saturday morning came as Patrick Murphree pushed his daughter Jackie across the finish line at the center of State Street on the Decatur Square.

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Wise County Sheriff’s Office to welcome new K-9

Published Wednesday, April 8, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

The Wise County Sheriff's Office will soon welcome a new K-9 officer, replacing K-9 Deputy Pepper, who was fatally shot in the line of duty Jan. 28.

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Bond to address security, technology upgrades

Published Wednesday, April 8, 2015
By Brian Knox

Perhaps only one thing might be higher on a school district's priority list than providing the best education for students: providing a secure environment.

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Fundraiser planned for nonprofit counseling service

Published Wednesday, April 8, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

For almost 10 years, clients from Wise County and beyond have lined up for sessions with Beverly Ross, a faith-based counselor and founder of Wise County Christian Counseling (WCCC).

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Child care centers earn Rising Star certification

Published Wednesday, April 8, 2015
By Brian Knox

Two Learning Ladder child care facilities in Decatur were recently awarded a Texas Rising Star three-star rating.

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Old Town Paradise honored with historical marker

Published Wednesday, April 8, 2015
By Messenger Staff

After years of research and an application to the Texas Historical Commission, Old Town Paradise will be honored with its own historical marker.

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Slaughter resigns, accepts superintendent job

Published Wednesday, April 8, 2015
By Travis Lisle

Chico High School Principal Lisa Slaughter resigned from the district last month to accept a superintendent's job near the Red River.

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Wise native serves aboard USS New Orleans

Published Wednesday, April 8, 2015
By Chris Laurent

A 2006 Bridgeport High School graduate is serving aboard USS New Orleans (LPD 18), one of the Navy's newest and most advanced amphibious ships, designed to deliver Marines and their equipment to and from war zones.

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Pipe arc causes well house fire

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An arcing well house pipe is thought to have caused a¬†well house to catch fire and burn to the ground around noon Wednesday on Private Road 4011 in Decatur. The Decatur fire department was on scene to assist with the fire. Nobody was injured and the fire did not spread to the main house on […]

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Ringtail spotted at fitness center

Ringtail spotted at fitness center

Published Saturday, April 4, 2015
By Brian Knox

A strange-looking creature visited Fit-N-Wise in Decatur Thursday afternoon. It attracted a small crowd of onlookers, who tried to guess what it might be. A lemur?

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Promising start for new meetings

Promising start for new meetings

Published Saturday, April 4, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

County commissioners' first mobile meeting drew a significantly larger crowd than their regular, Monday morning gatherings.

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Prices soar in local market

Published Saturday, April 4, 2015
By Richard Greene

When Emily Ross and her husband put their home in Justin on the market last summer, it sold in only three days.

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Local charity fights homelessness

Published Saturday, April 4, 2015
By Jake Harris

When Gary and Dawn Wisner came to Wise County last Thanksgiving, it was the latest in a long sequence of transitions in their lives. Gary, a Navy veteran and construction worker, found his old flame on Facebook in June 2012 and moved to Arizona, marrying her two weeks later.

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Districts partner for sweet success in cafeteria

Published Saturday, April 4, 2015
By Jimmy Alford

A big, burly man sporting a bow tie covered in yellow school buses walks through the kitchen at Paradise High School.

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County’s reserves on the rise

Published Saturday, April 4, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County's finances are in good condition, according to outside auditor Snow Garrett Williams.

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Promise of frozen treats propels writers to victory

Published Saturday, April 4, 2015
By Richard Greene

Finding the right motivation is key for writers, and Paradise's young journalists have found it in competition and sweets.

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OAP advances to bi-district

Published Saturday, April 4, 2015
By Messenger Staff

The Slidell one-act play cast won a spot in the bi-district round with its performance in "Ruby's Story" at the District 21-A contest last week.

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Man injured in weekend knife attack

Published Wednesday, April 1, 2015
By Brian Knox

A confrontation over vandalism turned into a vicious knife attack near Lake Bridgeport Sunday night.

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Charity raises more than $30,000 for veterans

Charity raises more than $30,000 for veterans

Published Wednesday, April 1, 2015
By Jake Harris

The third annual Heroes Night Saturday raised $30,497 to provide mortgage-free homes to military veterans across America.

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Buses drive the need for bond

Published Wednesday, April 1, 2015
By Brian Knox

Few things are more iconic to public schools than the big, yellow school bus. But they're not cheap.

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