Pickup runs off road, 1 dies

Pickup runs off road, 1 dies

Published Wednesday, July 9, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

A Bridgeport man was found dead Friday afternoon inside a pickup near the Lake Bridgeport spillway.

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Final post filled

Published Wednesday, July 9, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

The city of Rhome has hired a public works director - the last position to be filled after a mass exodus of department heads two weeks ago.

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Landscaper building memorial for Judge Terri Johnson

Published Wednesday, July 9, 2014
By Jake Harris

A Wise County resident is trying to ensure that one community member's legacy lives on.

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Little swimmers focus on safety

Little swimmers focus on safety

Published Wednesday, July 9, 2014
By Richard Greene

Tiny 3-year-old Emma Loucks ducks her head under the clear water to reach for the sixth and final loop resting on the step of the pool at Pettit Private School Tuesday morning.

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Families benefit from farmer’s venture

Published Wednesday, July 9, 2014
By David Talley

L'cajn Farm sits off Farm Road 407 near Rhome. The seven acres of tall, brightly blooming crops are distinctly different from nearby brown fields, already succumbing to Wise County's summer heat.

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Rhome City Council to appoint 2 to P&Z

Published Wednesday, July 9, 2014
By Messenger Staff

The Rhome city council will restructure its planning and zoning commission in more ways than one.

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Drug possession case goes to jury

Published Wednesday, July 9, 2014
By Bob Buckel

A drug possession trial went to the jury quickly Tuesday, as both sides concluded their cases in Wise County's 271st District Court.

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County Clerk Records Recorded marriage licenses

Published Wednesday, July 9, 2014
By Messenger Staff

County Clerk Records Recorded marriage licenses

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FSA accepting emergency loan applications

Published Wednesday, July 9, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Wise County is among a group of primary natural disaster counties that were declared eligible for Farm Service Agency (FSA) disaster emergency loans in April 2014.

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Shurbet agrees to 45-year sentence

Published Saturday, July 5, 2014
By Brian Knox

A former Wise County jailer will be behind bars for years to come.

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Shooting victim remains stable

Published Saturday, July 5, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

A 13-year-old Springtown boy accidentally shot Tuesday in Wise County is "doing OK."

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Washer Wonderland: Reunion tournament goes big-time to break record

Washer Wonderland: Reunion tournament goes big-time to break record

Published Saturday, July 5, 2014
By Bob Buckel

A washer is a flat steel circle with a hole in the middle. It's used to distribute the load of a nut threaded onto a bolt, to add stability or serve as a spacer. Or, you can toss it at a hole.

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City to sell acreage

Published Saturday, July 5, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

Property previously purchased by the city of Bridgeport will soon be back on the market.

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FAA to honor veteran pilot for safety record

Published Saturday, July 5, 2014
By David Talley

"They have this saying: There are old pilots and there are bold pilots. There are no old, bold pilots because if they're too cocky, they wind up dead."

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Meals on Wheels project back on track

Published Saturday, July 5, 2014
By Brian Knox

Area seniors who are clients of Meals on Wheels could start receiving locally-cooked meals by Jan. 1.

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King expects to face Britt in forum

Published Saturday, July 5, 2014
By Bob Buckel

Matthew Britt of Decatur, the Democratic candidate for the District 61 seat in the Texas House of Representatives, issued a news release this week questioning why his opponent, incumbent Rep. Phil King, has not responded to an invitation to debate the issues facing Parker and Wise counties.

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Former judge indicted for child sex assault

Published Wednesday, July 2, 2014
By Brian Knox

Former Wise County Justice of the Peace C.D. Archer has been indicted for aggravated sexual assault of a child and indecency with a child by sexual contact.

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Man charged with murder

Published Wednesday, July 2, 2014
By Brian Knox

A Boonsville man has been charged with the April murder of his girlfriend at their home.

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Teen injured in shooting

Teen injured in shooting

Published Wednesday, July 2, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

Although the shooting of a 14-year-old boy in Briar Tuesday afternoon remains under investigation, it appears to have been accidental.

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Booming family business

Booming family business

Published Wednesday, July 2, 2014
By David Talley

The windows have opened up at fireworks stands around Wise County. This evening begins their period of highest traffic, which will extend until they close the night of July Fourth, after almost everyone has had their fill of explosions.

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