Rhome P&Z rescinds recommendation

Published Wednesday, June 28, 2017
By Racey Burden

Rhome's Planning and Zoning Commission voted to rescind its previous approval of a preliminary plat and site plan for a multifamily development on Morris Street.

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Aerators at wastewater plant to be repaired

Published Wednesday, June 28, 2017
By Racey Burden

Bridgeport City Council Monday approved a bid to fix the aerators at the city's wastewater treatment plant.

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Northwest School Board names Chisholm Trail Middle School principal

Published Wednesday, June 28, 2017
By David Talley

Northwest School Board Monday named Matrice Raven principal of Rhome's Chisholm Trail Middle School.

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Library sends intern-mentor teams to Washington

Published Wednesday, June 28, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Chico residents Michelle Slonaker, Lee Slonaker, Stephanie Beard and Alex Lujan went to Washington, D.C., last week for the kickoff of the first Inclusive Internship Initiative program.

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Pi Kappa names Woman of the Year

Published Wednesday, June 28, 2017
By Messenger Staff

The Pi Kappa Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi installed officers and named its Woman of the Year at a May 9 luncheon at The Club in Runaway Bay.

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Officers find 27 pounds of pot

Officers find 27 pounds of pot

Published Saturday, June 24, 2017
By Brian Knox

A traffic stop led to a felony drug arrest Wednesday near Decatur.

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Texas secedes (but only at Boys State)

Texas secedes (but only at Boys State)

Published Saturday, June 24, 2017
By Richard Greene

Standing in the state capitol building, Decatur senior Ty Watson made the case for Texas independence.

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WHS scales back training program outside of county

Published Saturday, June 24, 2017
By Richard Greene

Wise Health System is scaling back its athletic training program through Fit-N-Wise, pulling out of a majority of the schools it worked with outside of Wise County.

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Bridging the gap: School offers summer reading event for students

Published Saturday, June 24, 2017
By David Talley

When the school year ends, teachers tell their students to keep reading over the summer.

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Alvord ISD hires locally-certified teacher

Published Saturday, June 24, 2017
By David Talley

Alvord school board members Tuesday voted unanimously to hire the district's first locally-certified teacher.

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For the love of the music; Singer competes in Billy Bob’s karaoke competition

Published Saturday, June 24, 2017
By Racey Burden

Diana Lynn Howard has performed on the stage at Billy Bob's Texas in Fort Worth as part of a group, but this weekend she'll get the spotlight all to herself.

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Church provides helping hand to those in need

Published Saturday, June 24, 2017
By Brian Knox

While churches may be best known for taking care of the spiritual health of a community, a country church near Alvord is making sure the bodies and minds are taken care of as well.

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Drivers needed for meal deliveries

Published Saturday, June 24, 2017
By Racey Burden

The Wise County Committee on Aging is looking for volunteers to deliver meals to homebound seniors through Meals on Wheels.

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Meeting Brief for Saturday, June 24, 2017

Published Saturday, June 24, 2017
By Messenger Staff

The council meets 6 p.m. Monday, June 26 at 900 Thompson St.

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Death won’t lead to felony charges; Autopsy shows teen died from mix of drugs, alcohol

Published Wednesday, June 21, 2017
By Brian Knox

Two people arrested in connection with the death of an Alvord teenager will not face felony charges, a Wise County grand jury determined last week.

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Woman jailed after firing gun

Published Wednesday, June 21, 2017
By Brian Knox

A Decatur woman was arrested Saturday after firing a gun in the direction of her boyfriend.

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Harwell arrested Saturday

Published Wednesday, June 21, 2017
By Brian Knox

A local man who fled from officers in Montague County last week was arrested near Greenwood this past weekend.

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Brush fire torches trailer remains

Brush fire torches trailer remains

Published Wednesday, June 21, 2017
By Richard Greene

A brush fire spread to the remains of an abandoned trailer home on County Road 4856 near Newark Monday afternoon.

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Baby royalty: Wise County duo earn crowns

Baby royalty: Wise County duo earn crowns

Published Wednesday, June 21, 2017
By Richard Greene

With her curly hair and radiant smile, 14-month-old Adalynn O'Kelley melts the heart of most people she encounters.

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Adia to challenge Granger in District 12 race

Published Wednesday, June 21, 2017
By David Talley

A current Fort Worth ISD teacher planning to run as a Democrat against District 12 Texas Congresswoman Kay Granger in 2019 visited with Wise County Democrats Monday and accused Granger, also a former teacher, and other Republicans of dismantling the country's most valuable democratic processes.

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