Aligning body and mind; Faith fuels martial arts class

Aligning body and mind; Faith fuels martial arts class

Published Saturday, April 9, 2016
By David Talley

It's an intricate dance - the sound of arms and legs slicing through the air. Miss a step and you're likely to catch a blow.

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Jury finds man guilty of intent to deliver cocaine

Published Saturday, April 9, 2016
By Brian Knox

A Bridgeport man is facing at least 15 years in prison after being found guilty Wednesday of possession of cocaine with intent to deliver.

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1 injured in wreck

Published Saturday, April 9, 2016
By David Talley

A single-vehicle rollover seriously injured one man and left a path of destruction alongside Farm Road 730 roughly seven miles north of Decatur Thursday night.

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Local students earn honors from Weatherford College

Published Saturday, April 9, 2016
By Racey Burden

Two Weatherford College Wise County students won outstanding student awards this month, named the top history students on all Weatherford campuses.

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Commissioners to consider sick pool policy

Published Saturday, April 9, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners will be in meetings all day Monday.

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Character Counts awards almost $60,000 to area students

Published Saturday, April 9, 2016
By David Talley

Nine area high school seniors were awarded $6,500 scholarships Thursday night through the Character Counts program.

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Rich sentenced to 30 years for child sex assault

Published Wednesday, April 6, 2016
By Brian Knox

An Alvord man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for raping a child.

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Sign of the times: Moran replicates blast from the past

Sign of the times: Moran replicates blast from the past

Published Wednesday, April 6, 2016
By David Talley

If you haven't already noticed a new shadow falling across the Wise County Courthouse lawn, look west.

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Walker sentenced to 10 years for theft

Published Wednesday, April 6, 2016
By Brian Knox

A former longtime Decatur Wal-Mart employee accused of stealing more than $200,000 from the store pleaded guilty Monday.

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1 injured in early morning wreck

1 injured in early morning wreck

Published Wednesday, April 6, 2016
By David Talley

A Rockwall man was seriously injured early Sunday morning when he fell asleep at the wheel and ran off the road south of Alvord.

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Ready to level up: Students compete at district UIL with regionals in mind

Published Wednesday, April 6, 2016
By Racey Burden

There's a lot of waiting to be done at UIL academic meets. Waiting to compete, waiting for results. Waiting for the pizza, which is late.

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Traffic stop leads to drug bust

Published Wednesday, April 6, 2016
By Brian Knox

A traffic stop in Rhome Monday resulted in two men from the Metroplex being arrested on felony drug charges.

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Communities unite for job fair

Published Wednesday, April 6, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Those out of work or seeking a career change will have the chance to meet with at least 30 employers at a job fair next week.

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Chico School Board seeks community involvement for superintendent search

Published Wednesday, April 6, 2016
By Messenger Staff

The Chico School Board has employed Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) Executive Search Services to assist with the search for a new superintendent to replace Mike Jones who is retiring from Chico ISD.

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Youth photographers advance to district, state competitions

Published Wednesday, April 6, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Joseph Gerlach, Layton Chancellor and Melina Owen took top honors at the Wise County 4-H Photography Contest last month, earning Best of Show in their respective age groups.

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USDA announces funds available

Published Wednesday, April 6, 2016
By Messenger Staff

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that $5.8 million in competitive funding is available nationwide to help start, improve or expand cooperative businesses in rural areas.

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Bald eagles soar into county

Bald eagles soar into county

Published Saturday, April 2, 2016
By David Talley

There's a new family in Wise County. While working on a friend's land between Decatur and Paradise, Johnny Wall noticed something odd perched in a tree, nearly 80 feet above the ground.

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2 arrested following chase; 1 still at large

Published Saturday, April 2, 2016
By Racey Burden

A high-speed chase from south Wise to Springtown late Thursday night ended with two arrested and one suspect still at large.

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Running on memories; Boyd senior dedicates season to late father

Running on memories; Boyd senior dedicates season to late father

Published Saturday, April 2, 2016
By Richard Greene

Circling the track eight times for the 3,200, Tanner White fights through the pain and exhaustion that mounts with each lap.

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Plant project takes top honor at shows

Published Saturday, April 2, 2016
By Brian Knox

For her horticulture container project this year, Decatur High School junior Caraline Cowdrey wanted to challenge herself.

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