District Clerk Records for Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Published Wednesday, August 13, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Filed July 2014

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Weatherford College Wise County Dean asks county to accept proposed budget

Published Wednesday, August 13, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

Duane Durrett, Dean of Weatherford College Wise County (WCWC) asked commissioners Monday to accept the college's proposed $6.2 million budget, a slight increase over last year.

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Shelter to cover adoption costs Saturday

Published Wednesday, August 13, 2014
By Messenger Staff

The Wise County Animal Shelter will host "Empty the Shelter Day," Saturday.

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More money, fewer meetings; Weatherford College board keeps tax rate flat, cuts meeting dates in half

Published Wednesday, August 13, 2014
By Messenger Staff

The Weatherford College board of trustees Monday approved a proposal to keep its property tax rate at 11.464 cents in Parker County.

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4-Hers tout benefits of organization to county officials

Published Wednesday, August 13, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

County commissioners were given a glimpse of the impact 4-H is making on local kids at their July 28 meeting.

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Paradise prepares for festival

Published Wednesday, August 13, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Folks are busy preparing for this year's Paradise Main Street Festival with the theme "Pioneer Paradise."

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Shaw graduates from state class

Published Wednesday, August 13, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Wise County Tax Assessor-Collector Monte S. Shaw was one of 17 public officials from across the state to graduate from the 2014 Texas Association of Counties (TAC) Executive Leadership Class July 11.

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Local teachers recognized by state association

Published Wednesday, August 13, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Two local teachers were among 200 recognized at the Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association of Texas (VATAT) professional development conference July 28-Aug. 1 in Abilene.

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Breaking News: Two car accidents on North Trinity Street, F.M. 1810

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Two car accidents occurred at roughly the same time in Wise County Monday night. At 5:30 p.m., two cars collided at the corner of North Trinity and Bishop Street in Decatur. A white Chevy Silverado was headed north when the front left of the vehicle collided with the front left of a black SUV traveling […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Five injured in U.S. 287 wreck

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Five people were injured Sunday night after a two-car wreck on U.S. 287. At around 6:15 p.m., two cars were traveling south on U.S. 287 near Kathy’s Shell gas station in Decatur when the driver of the car in the right lane tried to merge into the left lane, causing the other car to flip […]

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Heart of a fighter: 33-year-old battles heart disease after bout with cancer

Heart of a fighter: 33-year-old battles heart disease after bout with cancer

Published Saturday, August 9, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

An enthusiast for dark images, David Ray Crunk of Chico sports a tattoo of the Grim Reaper on the left side of his chest, near his heart.

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Man charged in Reunion stabbing

Published Saturday, August 9, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

A Rhome man turned himself in to Decatur Police Tuesday in connection with a July 25 stabbing at the Wise County Old Settlers Reunion.

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Teen injured in wreck

Teen injured in wreck

Published Saturday, August 9, 2014
By Jake Harris

A California teen was flown to a Metroplex hospital following a one-vehicle wreck in Alvord Friday morning.

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2 injured in head-on wreck

Published Saturday, August 9, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

Two men were injured in a head-on collision in a quiet neighborhood near Decatur Wednesday.

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Boy dies in motocross accident

Published Saturday, August 9, 2014
By Bob Buckel

A 13-year-old Rhome boy died Sunday, Aug. 3, in an accident while making a practice run at River Valley Motocross park in southern Wise County, near Boyd.

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Bridgeport city council talks food truck, sign ordinances

Published Saturday, August 9, 2014
By Jake Harris

In its meeting Tuesday night, the Bridgeport City Council focused on setting precedents for what business owners can and can't do on public and private property.

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School districts hit targets; Two campuses rated ‘improvement required’

Published Saturday, August 9, 2014
By Bob Buckel

Wise County's eight school districts all received a "met standard" rating in the state's 2014 Accountability Summary. The numbers were released Friday.

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Weatherford College board to meet Monday

Published Saturday, August 9, 2014
By Messenger Staff

The Weatherford College board of trustees will propose a tax rate of just under 11.5 cents in Parker County to support next year's operations when they meet at noon Monday, Aug. 11, on the Weatherford campus.

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Boyd City Council eyes increased tax rate

Published Saturday, August 9, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

The Boyd City Council is considering increasing property taxes. At its meeting Tuesday, the council proposed a tax rate of 51 cents, up from last year's $0.4832.

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Grand jury indicts 20 on drug charges

Published Saturday, August 9, 2014
By Messenger Staff

A Wise County grand jury met July 24 and returned 48 felony indictments against 38 suspects. Twenty of those indictments were drug-related - 19 for methamphetamine possession.

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