2 contested races on ballot

Published Saturday, September 2, 2017
By Racey Burden

There will be two contested races for Paradise City Council seats this fall.

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Trustees set tax rate, budget

Published Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017
By David Talley

Chico ISD trustees Thursday levied a total tax rate of $1.29 per $100 valuation for the 2017-18 school year.

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Running on empty; gas stations deal with storm-related shortages

Published Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017
By David Talley

The effects of Hurricane Harvey’s coastal destruction are being felt locally, with gas stations experiencing delayed deliveries, price raises and intermittent shortages.

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1 killed in wreck

1 killed in wreck

Published Wednesday, August 30, 2017
By David Talley

A Keller man was killed Saturday morning in a two-vehicle crash on Texas 114 west of Boyd near County Road 4593.

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Rescue response: As storm batters coast, locals jump in to help

Rescue response: As storm batters coast, locals jump in to help

Published Wednesday, August 30, 2017
By Brian Knox

A record-setting hurricane-turned-tropical storm system that dumped close to 50 inches of rain in parts of the Texas Gulf Coast from Friday to Tuesday afternoon is causing widespread, catastrophic flooding.

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Standoff ends in arrest

Published Wednesday, August 30, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

A Bridgeport man was arrested Monday night after barricading himself in a house and threatening to kill himself and police officers.

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Northwest ISD sets tax rate

Published Wednesday, August 30, 2017
By David Talley

The Northwest School Board unanimously approved a total tax rate of $1.49 per $100 property valuation, increasing the district's interest and sinking tax rate 4 cents for the 2017-2018 budget year.

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Paradise searches for superintendent

Published Wednesday, August 30, 2017
By Racey Burden

Paradise School Board voted Monday to pay the Texas Association of School Boards' (TASB) Executive Search Services to compile the results of a community survey concerning the qualifications and characteristics desired in the district's future superintendent.

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Fallon talks about challenging Estes

Published Wednesday, August 30, 2017
By Racey Burden

Pat Fallon, a Texas state representative from Frisco, visited Bridgeport City Hall Monday to discuss his possible campaign against State Sen. Craig Estes in the March 2018 primary.

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Taking roll: Administrators count heads on first day

Published Wednesday, August 30, 2017
By Messenger Staff

All of Wise County's schools are now in session.

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Constable post left vacant

Published Wednesday, August 30, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County's Precinct 3 constable position will remain vacant until the 2018 election.

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Petition calls for airport board shake-up

Published Wednesday, August 30, 2017
By David Talley

A petition has been filed with the city of Bridgeport requesting the removal of Airport Board President Gaylon Rice and board member Butch Baker.

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Northwest ISD addresses increased traffic near campus

Published Wednesday, August 30, 2017
By David Talley

Parents picking up and dropping off students at Northwest ISD's main campus this week likely saw a spike in traffic delays due in part to road construction on Farm Road 156 and an increase of parents on the road, according to a district spokesman.

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New laws go into effect Friday

Published Wednesday, August 30, 2017
By Racey Burden

Of the thousands of bills filed during the 85th legislative regular session, 673 were signed into law and will go into effect Sept. 1.

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5-hour standoff ends in arrest

Published Published Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

A Bridgeport man was arrested Monday night after barricading himself in a house and threatening to kill himself and police officers.

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Paradise searching for new superintendent

Published Monday, August 28
By Racey Burden

Paradise School Board voted Monday to pay the Texas Association of School Boards' (TASB) Executive Search Services to compile the results of a community survey concerning the qualifications and characteristics desired in the district's future superintendent.

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District sets tax rate

Published Aug. 28, 2017
By David Talley

Northwest ISD trustees unanimously approved levying a $1.49 per $100 valuation total tax rate, increasing the district's interest and sinking tax rate 4 cents as part of its May 2017 $399 million bond package.

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Highway renamed for fallen officer

Highway renamed for fallen officer

Published Saturday, August 26, 2017
By Brian Knox

Under a cloudy, yet not quite overcast sky, Wednesday morning, a brown sign dangled from the end of a crane between two metal poles on the side of U.S. 380 at Decatur's east city limits.

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Outrunning Harvey: Storm drives people from coast

Published Saturday, August 26, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Hurricane Harvey posed an ominous threat Friday as it neared Texas, driving people away under the threat of "catastrophic and life-threatening" flash flooding, according to the National Hurricane Center.

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School’s out: Beloved preschool teacher retires

School’s out: Beloved preschool teacher retires

Published Saturday, August 26, 2017
By Racey Burden

For nearly 40 years, parents rushed to put their children on a waiting list for Maralyn Harveson's preschool.

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