Holiday road: Residents look forward to Santa’s annual tour

Holiday road: Residents look forward to Santa’s annual tour

Published Saturday, December 17, 2016
By David Talley

What does Santa do in the days leading up to Christmas? In Decatur, he makes house calls.

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District breaks ground for Adams Middle School

District breaks ground for Adams Middle School

Published Saturday, December 17, 2016
By Kristen Tribe and Richard Greene

Northwest ISD broke ground Thursday for its sixth middle school.

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Man dies after wreck

Published Saturday, December 17, 2016
By David Talley

A man involved in a wreck north of Alvord Dec. 5 has died, according to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner.

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Alvord prepares for development grant

Published Saturday, December 17, 2016
By David Talley

Alvord City Council Thursday night set into motion plans to apply for the Texas Community Development Block Grant Program.

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Bradley Boyd sentenced for wire fraud

Published Saturday, December 17, 2016
By Brian Knox

A Rhome business owner has been sentenced in federal court to five years probation and ordered to pay restitution to a business that was a victim of wire fraud.

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County to build dog training facility, firing range

Published Saturday, December 17, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

The United States Police K9 Association (USPCA) will hold regional trials and certification in Wise County March 27-April 1.

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Man arrested after pursuit

Published Saturday, December 17, 2016
By Brian Knox

A motorcycle operator was arrested Tuesday after leading officers on a high speed pursuit that started near Decatur and ended near Justin.

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Paradise ISD pursues District of Innovation designation

Published Saturday, December 17, 2016
By Racey Burden

Paradise School Board voted Wednesday to approve a resolution to adopt a District of Innovation (DOI).

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Grand jury indicts 35

Published Saturday, December 17, 2016
By Messenger Staff

A Wise County grand jury met Nov. 17 and returned the following felony indictments.

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Veterans clinic moves to Decatur

Published Saturday, December 17, 2016
By Messenger Staff

The former Bridgeport Community Based Outpatient Clinic, a Veterans Affairs primary care clinic, has moved to Decatur.

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Heat lamp, space heaters cause 2 fires

Heat lamp, space heaters cause 2 fires

Published Wednesday, December 14, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

The use of space heaters and a heat lamp led to two house fires Friday.

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Wreck remains under investigation

Wreck remains under investigation

Published Wednesday, December 14, 2016
By David Talley and Brian Knox

The investigation into the pursuit and officer-involved wreck that injured two Wise County Sheriff's Office investigators last week is almost complete, Decatur Police Chief Rex Hoskins said Tuesday.

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Commissioners argue over plat fees

Published Wednesday, December 14, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

After a lengthy discussion Monday, county commissioners approved a preliminary plat fee of $100 per lot, but the decision wasn't unanimous.

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Local dancers to perform ‘The Nutcracker’

Published Wednesday, December 14, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Dancers with the Wise Ballet and Music Academy are performing "The Nutcracker" this weekend at the Decatur High School Theater.

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Districts to be assigned letter grades

Published Wednesday, December 14, 2016
By Racey Burden

Bridgeport School Board discussed Monday the letter grade accountability system the state of Texas intends to move to in 2017.

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Decatur City Council approves grave space cost increase

Published Wednesday, December 14, 2016
By Brian Knox

The Decatur City Council Monday approved a request from the Decatur Cemetery Board to increase the price of grave spaces $100.

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Boyd School Board brings graduation back to campus

Published Wednesday, December 14, 2016
By David Talley

Boyd High School graduation is coming home.

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Bridgeport alcohol sales approved in commercially-zoned areas

Published Wednesday, December 14, 2016
By Racey Burden

Bridgeport City Council voted Monday to change the city's zoning ordinance concerning alcoholic beverage sales.

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Sheriff seeks info in trailer theft

Published Wednesday, December 14, 2016
By David Talley

The Wise County Sheriff's Office is looking for help in recovering a flat-bed trailer stolen from the Newark Public Works Department earlier this month.

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Moonlight Madness promises holiday fun

Published Wednesday, December 14, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Bridgeport's Halsell Street merchants will host a Moonlight Madness sale 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17.

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