WHS sees New Year’s baby boom

Published Wednesday, January 6, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Four babies were born Jan. 1 at Wise Health System in Decatur, but the first was Landyn Ray Mann.

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Weatherford College opens online scholarship application

Published Wednesday, January 6, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Weatherford College has opened its online scholarship application for the 2016-17 academic year.

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Year in Review: The Quotes of 2015

Published Saturday, January 2, 2016
By Messenger Staff

"We went inside, put our heads between our legs and kissed our butts goodbye."

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Year in Review: Wise County roads claim 17 lives

Published Saturday, January 2, 2016
By David Talley

There were 17 wreck-related fatalities in Wise County in 2015, up from 16 in the previous year, but down from the county's yearly average of 18.

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Year in Review: Births of 2015

Published Saturday, January 2, 2016
By Messenger Staff

New neighbors we've gained in 2015

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Year in Review: Deaths of 2015

Published Saturday, January 2, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Neighbors we've lost in 2015

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Year in Review: Strange but True Crime Reports of 2015

Published Saturday, January 2, 2016
By Messenger Staff

It would be a crime if we didn't take one last look at some of the crime reports that we printed over the past 12 months.

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Year in Review: By the Numbers

Published Saturday, January 2, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Year in Review: By the Numbers

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Abel charged with murder

Published Saturday, January 2, 2016
By Brian Knox

A Fort Worth man with ties to Wise County has been charged with murder in the death of his girlfriend, whose body was found near Boyd earlier this week.

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Traffic stop leads to pot arrests

Published Saturday, January 2, 2016
By Brian Knox

A Rhome police officer sniffed out marijuana during a traffic stop early Wednesday.

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Wise County’s ‘Nana’; Babysitter plans to retire after 32 years of watching local children

Wise County’s ‘Nana’; Babysitter plans to retire after 32 years of watching local children

Published Saturday, January 2, 2016
By Mickey Drewery

It all started with her neighbor Dena Silvers. Silvers' babysitter quit suddenly, and she called Anna Amador to see if she would keep her 8-month-old daughter Lauren, just until she found someone else.

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Leaving city hall; Longtime city secretary retires

Published Saturday, January 2, 2016
By Richard Greene

From her desk at City Hall, Joy Patterson witnessed many milestones for her hometown of Boyd.

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Ice leads to fatal accident on FM 2264

Ice leads to fatal accident on FM 2264

Published Wednesday, December 30, 2015
By Richard Greene

Residual ice from Monday's snow storm sent a truck off of Farm Road 2264 and on top of a SUV submerged in a creek in New Fairview Tuesday morning.

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Snow ends weekend of wild weather

Snow ends weekend of wild weather

Published Wednesday, December 30, 2015
By Richard Greene

The holiday weekend that started with people wearing shorts and grilling out ended with residents in winter coats shuffling through the snow.

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Body of woman discovered; Investigators call the case homicide

Published Wednesday, December 30, 2015
By Brian Knox

Investigators discovered the body of a woman buried near Boyd this past weekend, and a person of interest has been arrested in connection with the case.

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Pot bust lands 2 in jail for Christmas

Published Wednesday, December 30, 2015
By Brian Knox

Santa Claus apparently wasn't the only one making deliveries on Christmas Eve.

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Education Foundation awards teacher grants

Published Wednesday, December 30, 2015
By Brian Knox

The Decatur Education Foundation recently awarded more than $39,000 in innovative teaching grants to teachers in the district.

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New open carry law takes effect Jan. 1

Published Wednesday, December 30, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

The state's open carry law takes effect in two days. As of Jan. 1, it's legal to openly carry a holstered handgun with a proper license from the Department of Public Safety.

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Area gun sales increase in December

Published Wednesday, December 30, 2015
By David Talley

Handgun and holster sales are up in Wise County, though it's not clear if the increase is due to personal security concerns, piqued interest in soon-to-be effective open carry legislation, or Christmas Shopping.

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County Attorney suggests proper holster

Published Wednesday, December 30, 2015
By Messenger Staff

County attorney James Stainton said people who plan to open carry need to consider the type of holster they plan to use.

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