Rue named regional Superintendent of the Year

Published Wednesday, July 2, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Northwest ISD Superintendent Karen Rue received a thumbs-up from the school board last week when trustees voted unanimously to increase her salary by 3 percent.

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District Clerk Records Filed June 2014

Published Wednesday, July 2, 2014
By Messenger Staff

District Clerk Records Filed June 2014

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Truck traffic restricted on CR 2474

Published Wednesday, July 2, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners decided Monday to restrict truck traffic on County Road 2474 in Precinct 2.

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Gusher of information greets committee

Published Wednesday, July 2, 2014
By Bob Buckel

The Joint Interim Committee to Study Water Desalination drank from a firehose of information Monday at its third and final hearing, held in Wichita Falls - the hometown of its chairman, Sen. Craig Estes.

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International high school exchange students seeking host families

Published Wednesday, July 2, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Visiting students, ages 15 to 18, from around the world are seeking host families in the Decatur area for the 2014-2015 school year.

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College prep offered through talent search

Published Wednesday, July 2, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Weatherford College is offering free college preparation through the Educational Talent Search Grant.

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Storm brings rain, trouble

Storm brings rain, trouble

Published Saturday, June 28, 2014
By Brian Knox

Wise County avoided the flooding issues some of our neighbors in the Metroplex experienced Tuesday - but wind, rain and lightning from the storm still managed to cause problems locally.

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Enis takes job in Burleson

Published Saturday, June 28, 2014
By Richard Greene

Curtis Enis is leaving the football sidelines in Alvord and will return to coaching on the hardwood.

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Driver charged in deaths of motorcyclists

Published Saturday, June 28, 2014
By Brian Knox

The driver who caused the Memorial Day weekend wreck that killed two motorcyclists near Slidell has been arrested and charged with manslaughter.

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Early fireworks, late action in board meeting

Published Saturday, June 28, 2014
By Bob Buckel

The Alvord school board made some major decisions Thursday night - but the fireworks that erupted at the start of the meeting hung like a cloud of smoke over a string of unanimous votes.

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Last memories: Owner to close antique store after more than 20 years

Published Saturday, June 28, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

Growing up, Linda Saylor watched her grandmother make butter in a certain Jewel Tea bowl. "When I was a little kid I asked her, 'When you don't want it anymore, can I have that bowl?'" she recalled.

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Store burglarized Friday

Published Saturday, June 28, 2014
By Messenger Staff

The Wise County Sheriff's Office is investigating a burglary at a rural business early Friday.

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Northwest ISD approves budget, makes hires

Published Saturday, June 28, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

Moments before approving its general fund budget for the 2014-2015 school year, the Northwest school board filled two positions created in this year's plan.

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Northwest ISD Superintendent Karen Rue receives raise

Published Saturday, June 28, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

Like her employees, Northwest ISD Superintendent Karen Rue will receive a 3-percent salary increase in the next school year's budget.

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Messenger earns 14th TPA Sweepstakes

Published Saturday, June 28, 2014
By Bob Buckel

The Wise County Messenger earned its 14th Sweepstakes award last weekend as the best large semiweekly newspaper in Texas.

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Council to consider tree-trimming contract

Published Saturday, June 28, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Bridgeport city officials continue to follow through with budget packages outlined last year.

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Restricted truck traffic on agenda

Published Saturday, June 28, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Wise County commissioners will decide Monday at their regular meeting whether or not to restrict truck traffic on County Road 2474.

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Land commissioner candidate stumps here

Published Saturday, June 28, 2014
By Bob Buckel

John Cook knows he has a tough task ahead of him. He's a Democrat, running for office in Texas, where a Democrat hasn't won a statewide election in 20 years.

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City of Rhome officials jump ship

Published Wednesday, June 25, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

The city of Rhome lost almost every department head in just one week's time.

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Marker recognizes East Side memories

Marker recognizes East Side memories

Published Wednesday, June 25, 2014
By Bob Buckel

Memory can be a wonderful thing. It glosses over the hard times, the pain and suffering, and lends a golden patina to times and people long gone.

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