Man arrested for indecency with child

Published Wednesday, December 24, 2014
By Messenger Staff

A longtime employee of the city of Decatur was fired last week after being arrested for a sex crime.

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Faith behind bars: Visible results rare, but real

Published Wednesday, December 24, 2014
By Bob Buckel

Wise County Jail Chaplain Marilyn Featherstone said a jail minister rarely gets to see visible results of their efforts.

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Commissioners filter through finances

Published Wednesday, December 24, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners ran through a list of financial odds and ends at their final meeting of the year last week.

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School to offer classes for adults

Published Wednesday, December 24, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Decatur ISD will soon offer educational opportunities to adults as well as children.

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Students head to the big show

Students head to the big show

Published Wednesday, December 24, 2014
By Jimmy Alford

Paradise agriculture students are prepping for one of the biggest and oldest livestock shows in Texas - one that brings huge crowds, and sometimes bitter cold.

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DPS increases DWI enforcement during holidays

Published Wednesday, December 24, 2014
By Messenger Staff

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will increase DWI patrols for a 15-day period that includes both the Christmas and New Year holidays.

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Moore indicted for attempted murder

Published Saturday, December 20, 2014
By Brian Knox

A man accused of setting his common-law wife on fire in October has been indicted for attempted murder.

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Head-on collision sends 2 to hospitals

Head-on collision sends 2 to hospitals

Published Saturday, December 20, 2014
By Bob Buckel

A head-on collision on Texas 114 just west of Boyd Friday morning sent two drivers to area hospitals.

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Santa Claus is comin’ to town

Santa Claus is comin’ to town

Published Saturday, December 20, 2014
By Jake Harris

There may only be one Santa Claus, but he has a lot of helpers this year in Wise County.

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Volunteers bring inmates glimpses of God

Published Saturday, December 20, 2014
By Bob Buckel

Wise County Jail Chaplain Marilyn Featherstone said she thinks about Matthew 25: 35-36 a lot. "That's the bottom line," she said. "That is Christianity, in my opinion."

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Meals on Wheels needs help serving seniors

Published Saturday, December 20, 2014
By Brian Knox

Wise County Meals on Wheels needs the public's help in order to meet the needs of local senior citizens.

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Cyber crime strikes Wise County Sheriff’s Office

Published Saturday, December 20, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

Local law enforcement fell victim to cyber criminals last week when a computer virus wiped out a server in the Wise County Sheriff's Office.

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Chico school board ponders need for new ag facility

Published Saturday, December 20, 2014
By Brian Knox

The Chico school board continued its discussion of facility needs this week in anticipation of a possible bond election next spring.

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Meeting Agendas for Saturday, December 20, 2014

Published Saturday, December 20, 2014
By Messenger Staff

The Decatur City Council will meet Monday at 6 p.m., just long enough to take care of a couple of agenda items that need approval to keep moving.

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Bridgeport City Council quickly wraps up last meeting of 2014

Published Saturday, December 20, 2014
By Jake Harris

The Bridgeport City Council's last meeting of the year Tuesday night was short, sweet and to the point.

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Decatur EDC board approves incentive request

Published Saturday, December 20, 2014
By Messenger Staff

It's still up to the city council, but the Decatur Economic Development Corp. board Thursday recommended approval of an incentive grant for Freedom Power Sports.

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Road hand hit by pickup

Published Saturday, December 20, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

A Precinct 2 employee was injured Tuesday afternoon on County Road 1797, just east of Park Springs, when one of his coworkers backed into him with a pickup.

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Future educators win big

Published Saturday, December 20, 2014
By Jake Harris

They may not all want to go into education, but Karla Bevel's students at Bridgeport High School are learning how to impact future generations regardless of their career path.

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Casillas closes after almost 100 years

Published Saturday, December 20, 2014
By Jake Harris

As of Friday night at 8:30, Casillas Restaurant in Bridgeport is closed - ending nearly a century of service.

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Brazile tears up record books

Brazile tears up record books

Published Wednesday, December 17, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Trevor Brazile continues to rewrite the Pro Rodeo record books.

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