Flying the friendly skies: Teacher uses drone to put galaxy in perspective

Flying the friendly skies: Teacher uses drone to put galaxy in perspective

Published Saturday, March 25, 2017
By David Talley

In science teacher Scott Bickers' universe, Earth and its sun are less than a half-mile apart.

Read More...

0 Comments

Wise County Sheriff’s Office to host police dog trials

Published Saturday, March 25, 2017
By Messenger Staff

The Wise County Sheriff's Office will host the 2017 regional police canine trials for the United States Police Canine Association (USPCA) next week.

Read More...

0 Comments

Alvord to become District of Innovation

Published Saturday, March 25, 2017
By David Talley

Alvord School Board members Thursday approved a District of Innovation (DOI) plan, giving the district latitude in setting its calendar and hiring teachers.

Read More...

0 Comments

Northwest Trustees trade after-school programs

Published Saturday, March 25, 2017
By David Talley

The Northwest School Board voted Monday to change after-school programs, swapping provider Champions for AlphaBest for the 2017-2018 school year.

Read More...

0 Comments

Greyhounds dominate district UIL contest

Published Saturday, March 25, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Slidell High School's UIL academic team won the District 21-A contest Wednesday with 794 points.

Read More...

0 Comments

Eagles, Bulls compete at district

Published Saturday, March 25, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Decatur and Bridgeport high school UIL academic teams finished third and fifth, respectively, at the District 9-4A meet this week.

Read More...

0 Comments

Panthers take second in academic meet

Published Saturday, March 25, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Paradise High School's UIL academic team placed second at the District 8-3A meet this week at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls.

Read More...

0 Comments

Meeting Previews for Saturday, March 25, 2017

Published Saturday, March 25, 2017
By Messenger Staff

The Decatur City Council will consider taking action Monday night on the second reading of an ordinance related to the sale of alcoholic beverages.

Read More...

0 Comments

Parr booked into jail; Constable faces 3rd degree felony, multiple state jail felonies

Published Wednesday, March 22, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Precinct 3 Constable Doug Parr turned himself in Tuesday afternoon at the Wise County Jail after being indicted last week on multiple felony charges.

Read More...

0 Comments

Escaped inmate caught in Wise

Published Wednesday, March 22, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Arthur Thurman, 32, of Abilene was caught in Wise County Friday night after escaping March 2 from the Callahan County Jail in Baird.

Read More...

0 Comments

Multiple people injured in 3-vehicle accident

Multiple people injured in 3-vehicle accident

Published Wednesday, March 22, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Two people were taken to a Fort Worth hospital Monday following a three-vehicle accident on Farm Road 730 south of Boyd.

Read More...

0 Comments

Second bill filed to create college board seats

Second bill filed to create college board seats

Published Wednesday, March 22, 2017
By Racey Burden

There are now two bills in the Texas Legislature to create voting seats for Wise County on the Weatherford College board.

Read More...

0 Comments

Forest Service holds public planning meeting

Published Wednesday, March 22, 2017
By David Talley

Despite reported declines in federal budgets, North Texans are still eager to get involved with maintaining and improving Wise County's natural resources, a focus group concluded Monday.

Read More...

0 Comments

Paradise EDC seeks board member

Published Wednesday, March 22, 2017
By Racey Burden

There's a vacancy on the Paradise Economic Development Corp. board, and anyone who lives in Wise County can apply for the seat.

Read More...

0 Comments

Alvord City Council approves resignation, appoints new member

Published Wednesday, March 22, 2017
By David Talley

Alvord City Council members accepted the resignation of one council member and appointed a new one Thursday.

Read More...

0 Comments

Newark to require new safety devices

Published Wednesday, March 22, 2017
By David Talley

Newark City Council members Thursday approved an ordinance requiring Knox-Box rapid entry systems at some buildings in town.

Read More...

0 Comments

Search firm to help find new Bridgeport superintendent

Published Wednesday, March 22, 2017
By Racey Burden

Bridgeport School Board will hire a search firm to find the district's next superintendent.

Read More...

0 Comments

District extends administrator contract

Published Wednesday, March 22, 2017
By David Talley

Chico School Board members Monday gave Superintendent Don Elsom a stamp of approval, extending the head administrator's contract one year.

Read More...

0 Comments

Purple 5K Run/Walk Saturday

Published Wednesday, March 22, 2017
By Messenger Staff

The Paint Wise County Purple 5K Run/Walk is Saturday, March 25, in downtown Decatur.

Read More...

0 Comments

Meeting Previews for Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Published Wednesday, March 22, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Alvord School Board meets 6 p.m. Thursday, March 23, in the administration building, 100 Mosley Lane, to discuss the district's proposed 2017-2018 calendar and district of innovation plans.

Read More...

0 Comments