Old Bridgeport schoolhouse gets transformed into haunted house

Old Bridgeport schoolhouse gets transformed into haunted house

Published Saturday, September 27, 2014
By Jake Harris

Scary rednecks, hungry zombies, mad scientists and angry butchers are just a few of the scares awaiting visitors to the Fearaphobia Haunted House in Bridgeport.

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2 arrested for stealing from business

Published Saturday, September 27, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Parker County Sheriff's deputies arrested a man and woman Wednesday for theft and burglary near the Wise/Parker county line.

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Commissioners meet Monday

Published Saturday, September 27, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners have a full slate for their regular meeting Monday.

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Former Boyd ISD school employees honored

Published Saturday, September 27, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

Boyd ISD honored five former employees during homecoming festivities last Friday.

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Christmas in October; Children’s Theater Group holds auditions for play

Published Saturday, September 27, 2014
By Jake Harris

It's not Christmastime yet, but a few Bridgeport residents are already getting ready for the occasion.

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Rhome City Council calls meeting, again

Published Saturday, September 27, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

For the seventh time since the newly elected officials took office four months ago, the Rhome City Council will meet in a special session Monday.

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Paradise ISD approves adjunct agreement

Published Saturday, September 27, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Paradise school board members agreed unanimously Thursday to continue the district adjunct faculty agreement with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension of Wise County.

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Walker named Chief Medical Officer

Published Saturday, September 27, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Dr. Jon Walker of Bridgeport recently celebrated 25 years of service as a family medicine doctor. Now there's more to laud.

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Commission appoints Parker interim elections administrator

Published Wednesday, September 24, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

The Wise County Elections Commission Tuesday appointed Jim Parker of Decatur as interim county elections administrator, replacing Lannie Noble, who resigned to accept the same position in Denton County.

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Rhome City Council haggles for SRO contract

Published Wednesday, September 24, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

Rhome city officials are willing to renegotiate with Northwest ISD officials regarding school resource officer services.

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Decatur City Council renews Shannon’s contract

Published Wednesday, September 24, 2014
By Jake Harris

Decatur City Manager Brett Shannon will be back for another year after action at Monday night's council meeting extended his contract with the city for another year and gave him a 2-percent pay increase.

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Breast Cancer Awareness: Events raise awareness

Breast Cancer Awareness: Events raise awareness

Published Wednesday, September 24, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Each October, countries across the world take part in Breast Cancer Awareness Month, designed to inform the public about the disease.

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Bridgeport names new chamber executive director

Bridgeport names new chamber executive director

Published Wednesday, September 24, 2014
By Jake Harris

Kelsey Cooley didn't come to Wise County looking for a civic job, but she's excited to fulfill the duties of her new post - Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce executive director.

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Rhome Fall Festival this weekend

Published Wednesday, September 24, 2014
By Messenger Staff

A weekend of fun is planned in the southeastern corner of the county. The Rhome Fall Festival is this Friday and Saturday, Sept. 26 and 27 at Family Park.

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Pioneers walk in Paradise

Published Wednesday, September 24, 2014
By Jimmy Alford

For folks seeking a blast from the past mixed with good eats and fun activities, Paradise is the place to be this weekend.

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Chico School Board to weigh bond options

Published Wednesday, September 24, 2014
By Brian Knox

The Chico school board will soon determine how to address the most pressing needs of the district.

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UTGCD manager resigns

Published Wednesday, September 24, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Dr. Bob Patterson has resigned as general manager of the Upper Trinity Groundwater Conservation District.

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New airport plan put in motion

Published Wednesday, September 24, 2014
By Jake Harris

A new plan was revealed this week that would allow pilots to temporarily use part of a runway at Bridgeport Municipal Airport during an upcoming reconstruction project.

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‘Battle’ leads fight against hunger

‘Battle’ leads fight against hunger

Published Saturday, September 20, 2014
By Brian Knox

Among the grudge matches that make up the Battle of Big Sandy, perhaps the one that does the most good for the community is the annual food drive competition between Bridgeport and Decatur.

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Farver faces child indecency charge

Published Saturday, September 20, 2014
By Brian Knox

An Aurora city councilman was arrested earlier this month for indecency with a child.

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