DPS invites peace officers to become troopers

Published Saturday, February 28, 2015
By Messenger Staff

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is accepting applications for an advanced recruit school designed for current Texas law enforcement officers who are interested in becoming highway patrol troopers.

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Decatur City Council’s goal: ‘Get leaner’

Published Saturday, February 28, 2015
By Bob Buckel

City Finance Director Brad Burnett set the tone Thursday night, as the ice-delayed Decatur City Council meeting opened with annual reports from four department heads.

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Grand Jury Indictements for Saturday, February 28, 2015

Published Saturday, February 28, 2015
By Messenger Staff

A Wise County grand jury met Jan. 29 and returned the following felony indictments.

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Vehicle thefts tied to suspicious fires

Vehicle thefts tied to suspicious fires

Published Wednesday, February 25, 2015
By Bob Buckel

Two East Wise Fire Department volunteers had their personal vehicles stolen while they were battling three pre-dawn fires Sunday morning.

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White Out: Winter storm brings county to standstill

Published Wednesday, February 25, 2015
By Richard Greene

After rolling into Love's Travel Stop in Rhome Sunday evening, Stacey Gross checked the tires on his tractor-trailer Monday morning as sleet pelted the ground.

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Wreck leads to gas leak and evacuation

Wreck leads to gas leak and evacuation

Published Wednesday, February 25, 2015
By Brian Knox

A Decatur neighborhood was evacuated briefly Monday afternoon after a single-vehicle accident caused a gas leak.

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Saving lions: Charitable giving supports big cat rescue, life-saving efforts

Published Wednesday, February 25, 2015
By Jimmy Alford

Peeking through a sliding door, lion cub Zuberi enters CARE's indoor rehabilitation unit with sibling Araali following closely behind.

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Youth Fair events start Saturday

Published Wednesday, February 25, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

The 2015 Wise County Youth Fair kicks off Saturday in downtown Decatur and runs through March 7 at the Wise County Fairgrounds.

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Education foundation awards almost $100K

Published Wednesday, February 25, 2015
By Richard Greene

Wearing a tuxedo and accompanied with oversized checks, David Hester couldn't deny he felt a little like Ed McMahon Friday as he made his way to different Northwest ISD campuses on the Grant Brigade bus.

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Youth Fair Queens: 2015 Wise County 4-H contestants

Published Wednesday, February 25, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Youth Fair Queens: 2015 Wise County 4-H contestants

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Youth Fair Queens: 2015 Wise County FCCLA contestants

Published Wednesday, February 25, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Youth Fair Queens: 2015 Wise County FCCLA contestants

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Youth Fair Queens: 2015 Wise County FFA contestants

Published Wednesday, February 25, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Youth Fair Queens: 2015 Wise County FFA contestants

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Man dies saving family from fire

Man dies saving family from fire

Published Saturday, February 21, 2015
By Brian Knox

A father was killed and his young son and aunt are fighting for their lives following a devastating house fire early Wednesday morning.

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Schools to send $6 million to state; Local districts hit hard by recapture

Published Saturday, February 21, 2015
By Richard Greene

After issuing the purchase order for $1,186,633 for Chico ISD's recapture payment, Superintendent Mike Jones sent a tweet with the hashtag "ouch."

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Train victim identified

Published Saturday, February 21, 2015
By Jake Harris

The man struck and killed by a train Tuesday in Rhome has been identified as 33-year-old Rhome resident Chance Arron Johnson.

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Past and future money; Comptroller’s office due here Feb. 25

Published Saturday, February 21, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Wise County residents can claim their unclaimed property and set up a state savings plan for their kids' college education at a Feb. 25 event scheduled here by the State comptroller's office.

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Guns stolen from Decatur home

Published Saturday, February 21, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Several firearms were stolen from a Decatur home last weekend.

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Estes authors licensed open carry bill

Published Saturday, February 21, 2015
By Bob Buckel

Just change "concealed carry" to "carry." That's what State Sen. Craig Estes' bill (S.B. 17) would do if it passes - and in some form, it's likely it will.

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Runaway Bay City Council purchases new fire equipment

Published Saturday, February 21, 2015
By Jake Harris

The Runaway Bay City Council unanimously approved the purchase of new fire equipment at its meeting Monday.

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Meeting Agendas for Saturday, February 21, 2015

Published Saturday, February 21, 2015
By Messenger Staff

The Decatur City Council will gather at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, for annual reports from the finance, planning, public works and fire departments prior to its 6 p.m. meeting.

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