Clark to lead national caucus

Published Saturday, July 30, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County Judge J.D. Clark Monday was appointed chairman of the Rural Action Caucus (RAC), a subgroup of the National Association of Counties (NACo) headquartered in Washington, D.C.

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Thefts, drug arrests up in Decatur

Published Saturday, July 30, 2016
By Brian Knox

Crime is up slightly in Decatur during the first six months of 2016 compared to the same time period last year.

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Rhome promotes public works supervisor

Published Saturday, July 30, 2016
By Racey Burden

At their Tuesday meeting, Rhome City Council members voted unanimously to promote Public Works Supervisor Lance Petty to the permanent position of public works director.

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Alvord City Council replaces member, talks budget

Published Saturday, July 30, 2016
By David Talley

Alvord City Council Thursday night traded one member for another, accepting the resignation of Clint Mercer and unanimously appointing Cody Swinford to serve the remaining eight months of Mercer's term in Place 2.

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Alvord ISD sees deficit drop

Published Saturday, July 30, 2016
By David Talley

Alvord School Board members received a slightly more optimistic message about the district's financial future Monday night.

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2 killed in collision

Published Wednesday, July 27, 2016
By Brian Knox

Two people were killed early Sunday morning in a head-on wreck on Farm Road 51 a few miles south of Decatur.

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2 arrested after chase, assault on officer

Published Wednesday, July 27, 2016
By Brian Knox

A Wise County sheriff's deputy fired at a suspect who was ramming the officer's vehicle during a high-speed chase down county roads in the Paradise area Saturday evening.

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3 hurt in Saturday wreck

3 hurt in Saturday wreck

Published Wednesday, July 27, 2016
By Brian Knox

A chain reaction wreck in Decatur Saturday afternoon sent three people, including a child, to local hospitals.

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Breaking bread: Reunion recipes bring friends and family together

Published Wednesday, July 27, 2016
By Racey Burden

From the Sunday night campers' dinner until everyone packs up a week later, much of the camaraderie at the Wise County Old Settler's Reunion revolves around food.

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Smokey watches over Wise; Boy Scout includes iconic image in Eagle project

Published Wednesday, July 27, 2016
By David Talley

A familiar face in the field of outdoor safety will now call Wise County home.

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Torres sentenced to 25 years for drug delivery

Published Wednesday, July 27, 2016
By Brian Knox

An Alvarado man who pleaded guilty in May to delivering drugs to Wise County was sentenced to 25 years in prison Monday.

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4 departments battle structure fire

4 departments battle structure fire

Published Wednesday, July 27, 2016
By Brian Knox

A mobile home in Boonsville was destroyed by fire last Friday afternoon.

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Insurance change results in savings

Published Wednesday, July 27, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

In the midst of bleak budget planning, Wise County officials received good news Monday.

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Help ease blood shortage

Published Wednesday, July 27, 2016
By Messenger Staff

There is a nationwide shortage of type O negative blood, and local hospitals are being rationed, according to Dr. Tom Long of Decatur.

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Boyd Principal resigns

Published Wednesday, July 27, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Boyd High School Principal Scott Nedrow announced his resignation Friday. Superintendent Ted West confirmed the news Tuesday.

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Certified values reflect bleak state of oil and gas

Published Wednesday, July 27, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Chief Appraiser Mickey Hand hit the mark with his projected values earlier this summer.

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Bridgeport pays up for road work

Published Wednesday, July 27, 2016
By Racey Burden

At their Monday meeting Bridgeport City Council approved paying $1,139,619 to PaveCon Public Works for construction completed during the months of May and June.

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Boyd trustee finalizes leadership training

Published Wednesday, July 27, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Boyd school board member Ernest Partin has earned the designation of master trustee upon completion of Leadership TASB, a program sponsored by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB).

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4-H dog project competes at state show

Published Wednesday, July 27, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Seven Wise County 4-H dog handlers held their own against 80 other competitors from around the state at the 2016 State 4-H Dog Show in Belton, July 8-10, competing in events ranging from agility to choreographed drill routines set to music.

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Boy struck by vehicle

Boy struck by vehicle

Published Saturday, July 23, 2016
By David Talley

A Greenwood boy was seriously injured after being struck by a vehicle on Farm Road 1204 near Greenwood Baptist Church Wednesday evening.

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