Surprise sleet peppers county

Published Saturday, October 28, 2017
By Richard Greene

Wise County residents received a short surprise visit from Old Man Winter late Friday morning.

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Northwest ISD plans 19th elementary

Published Saturday, October 28, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Northwest ISD will begin construction on the district's 19th elementary school in May 2018 in the Harvest master-planned community, located in Argyle and Northlake.

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Decatur City Council approves Fernihough’s sign request

Published Saturday, October 28, 2017
By Brian Knox

The Decatur City Council Monday approved a number of planning and zoning items, including granting a sign variance and approving an encroachment agreement with a local business in the city's extra-territorial jurisdiction (ETJ).

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Turn in unused prescription drugs Saturday

Published Saturday, October 28, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Bridgeport Police Department is once again participating with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency in a Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Saturday.

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Messenger announces promotions

Published Saturday, October 28, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Two key Wise County Messenger employees have been promoted to new positions.

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Early voting continues Monday

Published Saturday, October 28, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Early voting in the Nov. 7 election will continue for a second week beginning Monday.

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Honoring a hero: Boyd senior credited with saving co-worker’s life

Published Saturday, October 28, 2017
By Richard Greene

Still recovering from stab wounds, Rick Chappell hoped to be at Boyd's Yellowjacket Stadium Friday to see the young man who he credits with saving his life honored.

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Weed, false IDs land 2 in jail

Published Saturday, October 28, 2017
By Racey Burden

A Rhome officer confiscated $64,000 worth of marijuana Thursday morning.

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Sleet falls in Wise County

Published Friday, October 27, 2017
By Richard Greene

Wise County residents received a short surprise visit from Old Man Winter late Friday morning. Even with temperatures in the low 40s, a few sleet pellets fell in Decatur and other portions of Wise County.

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Man killed in house fire

Man killed in house fire

Published Wednesday, October 25, 2017
By Brian Knox

A Bridgeport man suffered fatal injuries sustained in a fire at his home late Saturday night.

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Smith appointed district judge

Published Wednesday, October 25, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Gov. Greg Abbott appointed attorney Brock Smith of Decatur judge of the 271st Judicial District Court. His term is set to expire Dec. 31, 2018.

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Sheriff’s K-9 officer missing

Sheriff’s K-9 officer missing

Published Wednesday, October 25, 2017
By Brian Knox

A Wise County K-9 officer has gone missing following last weekend's storms.

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Finney frenzy: Decatur senior’s epic play goes viral

Published Wednesday, October 25, 2017
By Richard Greene

Seeing the ball sailing out of bounds Friday in the third set against rival Krum, Decatur senior Autumn Finney took flight to save it.

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Scream factor: Horrific haunt plays on deep-seated fears

Published Wednesday, October 25, 2017
By Racey Burden

When it opened in September, Fearaphobia suffered a bit from the heat in the abandoned, non-air conditioned former school building where the haunt has made its home. Not everyone feels the Halloween spirit in 100-degree weather.

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Deputy shoots armed resident

Published Wednesday, October 25, 2017
By Brian Knox

A Wise County Sheriff's deputy was involved in a shooting north of Chico early Tuesday morning.

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Trail build Saturday

Published Wednesday, October 25, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Bridgeport Parks and Recreation is asking volunteers to help the city continue building its hiking and biking trails this Saturday.

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Bridgeport City Council amends right-of-way ordinance

Published Wednesday, October 25, 2017
By Racey Burden

Bridgeport City Council Monday approved an amendment to their right-of-way ordinance to regulate wireless network equipment installations.

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Bridgeport EDC director secures state board seat

Published Wednesday, October 25, 2017
By Racey Burden

The director of Bridgeport's Economic Development Corp. was recently named to the Texas Economic Development Council Board, making him the youngest board member of the statewide organization.

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Sosa to run for JP 2

Published Wednesday, October 25, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Tammy Cowley Sosa of Chico announced Saturday at Chico Fest that she will run for Precinct 2 justice of the peace in 2018.

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Wells earns title of Naval Chief Petty Officer

Published Wednesday, October 25, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Navy Chief Logistics Specialist Matthew Wells of Boyd was recently promoted to chief petty officer, an accomplishment that only one in five eligible sailors achieve each year.

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