Hike and bike trail build set for Saturday

Published Wednesday, May 3, 2017
By David Talley

Volunteers are needed to help Bridgeport Parks and Recreation build hiking and biking trails at its new park this weekend.

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Youth art show this weekend

Published Wednesday, May 3, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

The creativity and talent of young artists will be on display at the Decatur Civic Center Saturday.

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Property values soar

Property values soar

Published Saturday, April 29, 2017
By Racey Burden

The taxable value of the average Wise County home jumped more than 10 percent this year, and according to the appraisal district, the housing market is to blame.

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Car crashes, narrowly missing 2 pedestrians

Car crashes, narrowly missing 2 pedestrians

Published Saturday, April 29, 2017
By Brian Knox

Two Wise County residents were injured in the crash on Farm Road 51 south of Decatur Monday morning.

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Acting up: Crouse channels her love of the stage into winning performance

Published Saturday, April 29, 2017
By Brian Knox

Sarah Crouse has enjoyed being on stage since she got her first taste of acting in a Thanksgiving pageant while in second grade.

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Citizens grill NISD official on bond

Published Saturday, April 29, 2017
By Racey Burden

Rhome citizens questioned the benefit of Northwest ISD's bond package Tuesday when a representative of the district presented the proposal at a council meeting.

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Alvord School Board approves funds for raises

Published Saturday, April 29, 2017
By David Talley

Alvord School Board members Thursday unanimously voted to commit $120,000 to raising salaries for district employees.

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Going for gold: Special athletes blaze a trail to state meet

Published Saturday, April 29, 2017
By David Talley

In just its second season, Wise County's special needs track program is sending competitors to the state meet.

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County to add more handicapped seating at arena

Published Saturday, April 29, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners approved Monday adding more handicapped seating to the bleachers at the rodeo arena on the Wise County Fairgrounds in Decatur.

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Wise Hope opens Jacksboro office

Published Saturday, April 29, 2017
By Racey Burden

Wise Hope Shelter and Crisis Center has now opened an outreach office in Jacksboro, establishing another safe place for men and women in need of help.

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Early voting ends Tuesday

Published Saturday, April 29, 2017
By Messenger Staff

You still have a chance to vote early in the May 6 city council and school board elections.

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Chico School Board approves DOI plan

Published Saturday, April 29, 2017
By David Talley

Chico School Board Monday approved a district of innovation plan, finishing several months of work to give the school flexibility from certain state guidelines.

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Traffic stop leads to drug arrests

Traffic stop leads to drug arrests

Published Wednesday, April 26, 2017
By Brian Knox

An early morning traffic stop in Rhome last week led to the discovery of several types of drugs and three arrests.

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Resilience in Round 2: Local woman stays upbeat in second cancer fight

Resilience in Round 2: Local woman stays upbeat in second cancer fight

Published Wednesday, April 26, 2017
By Racey Burden

In 2009, Orvelda Bridges was diagnosed with breast cancer. She went through all the treatments - chemotherapy, radiation - and came out the other side cancer-free.

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Water bills to skyrocket in West Wise

Published Wednesday, April 26, 2017
By Racey Burden

Customers in the West Wise Special Utility District can expect a 66 percent increase on their water bill starting in May.

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Mural planned for downtown Bridgeport

Published Wednesday, April 26, 2017
By Racey Burden

A new mural is coming to downtown Bridgeport this summer.

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Decatur City Council considers fee reduction

Published Wednesday, April 26, 2017
By Brian Knox

Decatur is considering reducing zoning and land use application fees for a comprehensive plan amendment.

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EMS to purchase ATVs to work races, rough terrain

Published Wednesday, April 26, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners peppered EMS Administrator Charles Dillard with questions Monday morning but eventually granted his request to purchase all-terrain vehicles, primarily for use at local racetracks.

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Hamburger supper planned to benefit senior center

Published Wednesday, April 26, 2017
By David Talley

In any given week, the Chico Senior Citizens Center would be one of the busiest buildings on the square.

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Boyd Education Foundation awards more than $21,000 in grants

Published Wednesday, April 26, 2017
By David Talley

Members of the Boyd Education Foundation handed out more than $21,000 to teachers Tuesday morning as part of the foundation's annual Surprise Patrol.

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