Riders end season on world stage

Published Wednesday, November 9, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Several Wise County riders found success at the PBR World Finals last week in Las Vegas and finished near the top of the final rankings.

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Man electrocuted while making repairs

Published Saturday, November 5, 2016
By Racey Burden

A Bridgeport man died after what police are saying appears to be an accidental electrocution Wednesday.

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Putting the time in; Veteran’s project details more than 150 years of family military service

Putting the time in; Veteran’s project details more than 150 years of family military service

Published Saturday, November 5, 2016
By David Talley

Five years ago, Charles Braun picked up a project that would take the Newark resident back in time.

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Prepare yourself for Election Day Tuesday

Published Saturday, November 5, 2016
By Brian Knox

If you are not one of the more than 16,000 Wise County residents who voted early, your time to vote is almost here.

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New water treatment plant in the works

Published Saturday, November 5, 2016
By David Talley

West Wise Special Utilities District customers may soon see better water quality.

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FSA county committee elections to begin

Published Saturday, November 5, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin mailing ballots to eligible farmers and ranchers across the country for the 2016 FSA County Committee elections on Monday, Nov. 7.

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Welcome to Decatur: Metroplex news show films on town square

Welcome to Decatur: Metroplex news show films on town square

Published Saturday, November 5, 2016
By Racey Burden

Decatur Square was a lively place Friday morning as WFAA 8's "Good Morning Texas" filmed live on Main Street.

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Hunting rules differ on public grasslands

Published Saturday, November 5, 2016
By David Talley

General hunting season for whitetail deer and turkey is now open in Texas.

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Meet the candidates: Paradise

Published Saturday, November 5, 2016
By Messenger Staff

City council and school board elections in Paradise are on the ballot Tuesday, Nov. 8.

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Spain’s achievements land state award

Published Saturday, November 5, 2016
By Racey Burden

For years Laura Spain has had her eye on the bronze eagle that now, finally, sits on her desk in the Wise County Veterans Services office.

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Chico City Council mulls over opt-out incentives

Published Saturday, November 5, 2016
By David Talley

Chico City Council members Tuesday approved pay incentives for city employees who choose to opt out of provided insurance.

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Bleeding blue: Wren named Citizen of the Year

Bleeding blue: Wren named Citizen of the Year

Published Wednesday, November 2, 2016
By Racey Burden

Jason Wren nearly missed the Chamber of Commerce banquet where he was named Decatur's Citizen of the Year.

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Mother arrested in child’s drowning death

Published Wednesday, November 2, 2016
By Brian Knox

The mother of a child who drowned in a bathtub last week has been arrested and charged with abandoning or endangering a child.

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Man faces federal firearms charge

Published Wednesday, November 2, 2016
By Brian Knox

A Decatur man has been arrested and charged with a federal weapons violation after a search warrant was executed at his home Friday.

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Local riders compete for world title

Published Wednesday, November 2, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Eight professional bull riders based in Wise County will compete in the PBR World Finals this week in Las Vegas.

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Rodeo scandal suit settled

Published Wednesday, November 2, 2016
By Messenger Staff

A lawsuit alleging world champion cowboy Tuf Cooper of Decatur and professional cowboy Timber Moore of Aubrey fixed the outcome of a major rodeo in Arlington last year was recently dismissed as undisclosed settlements were reached.

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Locals invited for television broadcast on square

Published Wednesday, November 2, 2016
By Brian Knox

The "Good Morning Texas" program is returning to Decatur Friday, and this time the public is invited to show their town spirit.

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Another early voting record broken

Published Wednesday, November 2, 2016
By Brian Knox

More people have now voted early than in any previous presidential election in Wise County.

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Voter turnout strong in first week

Published Saturday, October 29, 2016
By Brian Knox

Records continue to be smashed during early voting for the Nov. 8 general election.

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City annexes land in south Decatur

Published Saturday, October 29, 2016
By Brian Knox

Decatur got a little bigger Monday. The Decatur City Council approved three action items related to the voluntary annexation of nearly 169 acres of land in the southeastern portion of the city's extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ).

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