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Published Wednesday, March 26, 2014
By Brandon Evans

The dust still hasn't settled from a series of earthquakes that rocked southern Wise and northern Parker counties late last year.

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Paradise ISD board raises teachers’ pay

Published Wednesday, March 26, 2014
By Jimmy Alford

Many Paradise ISD teachers and several administrators can look forward to pay raises next year.

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Klan supporters recruit in neighborhood

Published Wednesday, March 26, 2014
By Brandon Evans

Last week, under the cover of darkness, someone distributed flyers in a Rhome subdivision attempting to recruit members for the Ku Klux Klan.

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CASA in need of volunteers

Published Wednesday, March 26, 2014
By Brian Knox

When it comes to neglected or abused children in foster care, the need is great but help is lacking.

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District Clerk Records Filed February 2014

Published Wednesday, March 26, 2014
By Messenger Staff

District Clerk Records Filed February 2014

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County Clerk Records Recorded marriage licenses filed February 2014

Published Wednesday, March 26, 2014
By Messenger Staff

County Clerk Records Recorded marriage licenses filed February 2014

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Hospital directors get facilities review

Published Wednesday, March 26, 2014
By Bob Buckel

Among the news flashes you hope you never hear from a hospital are "fire," "tornado," "hostage situation," "power failure" and "active shooter."

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Man faces solicitation, child porn charges

Published Saturday, March 22, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

A 28-year-old Rhome man has been charged with online solicitation of a minor and three counts of possession with intent to promote child pornography, all felonies.

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Terry Ross removed

Published Saturday, March 22, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

Precinct 4 County Commissioner Terry Ross was legally removed Wednesday from the job he's been suspended from performing for more than two years.

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DISD hires new AD

DISD hires new AD

Published Saturday, March 22, 2014
By Richard Greene

Mike Fuller is the new leader of the Eagles. After taking Colleyville Heritage to seven straight playoff appearances and compiling a record of 60-19, Fuller accepted the head football coach and athletic director job at Decatur Thursday night.

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Learning water is precious

Learning water is precious

Published Saturday, March 22, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

In observation of World Water Day, which is Saturday, third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students at Young Elementary School in Decatur carried buckets of water for about a mile through the outdoor learning center and around the school Friday.

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Crimestoppers: Chico police department vandalized

Published Saturday, March 22, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Investigators with the Wise County Sheriff's Office are seeking information related to the vandalism of the Chico Police Department.

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Market Place sells stores in Wise, area

Published Saturday, March 22, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Gary and Margie Shelton, owner of seven Market Place supermarkets - five of them in Wise County - this week announced the sale of all seven stores to Lowe's Market, headquartered in Littlefield.

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Librarian collapses, dies after work

Published Saturday, March 22, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

Linda Gillespie of Rhome worked tirelessly for the town's small public library for 10 years.

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City receives ‘unqualified’ audit

Published Saturday, March 22, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

Despite what it might imply, Bridgeport city officials liked the "unqualified" audit it heard about during the annual report Tuesday.

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Suspicious device discovered at dump

Published Saturday, March 22, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

A suspected bomb found at a county dump site this week turned out to be a dud.

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Chico ISD joins city in agreement with quarry

Published Saturday, March 22, 2014
By Brian Knox

Chico ISD gave its approval Tuesday to a settlement agreement, along with the city of Chico, and P&K Stone for a planned limestone quarry.

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Weatherford College board approves tuition changes

Published Saturday, March 22, 2014
By Messenger Staff

The Weatherford College board of trustees Thursday approved the implementation of "differential tuition" for the college's allied health programs, starting in the 2014-15 academic year.

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Sun shines brightly on county government finances

Published Saturday, March 22, 2014
By Brian Knox

Wise County has been named one of the most fiscally-transparent county governments in Texas by the State Comptroller's office.

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Gas leak forces Chico evacuation

Published Saturday, March 22, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

Fifteen homes in Chico were evacuated late Wednesday night after a gas leak was reported in the area.

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