Smith says goodbye to postal service

Published Saturday, August 27, 2016
By Racey Burden

One of the more recognizable faces at the Decatur Post Office will retire next week.

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Alvord ISD enters food service agreement

Published Saturday, August 27, 2016
By David Talley

Alvord ISD will join Bridgeport, Chico and Decatur school districts in a child nutrition co-op.

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City of Decatur employees to see increase in insurance costs

Published Saturday, August 27, 2016
By Brian Knox

The city of Decatur will see a 10.5 percent increase in the cost of health insurance for the 2016-2017 fiscal year.

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City of Boyd to hold events committee meeting

Published Saturday, August 27, 2016
By David Talley

It's been a while since the city of Boyd last held a community-wide event.

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Woman arrested for drug possession

Published Saturday, August 27, 2016
By Brian Knox

A Louisiana woman who was acting strangely in a local truck stop wound up being arrested on first-degree felony drug charges Tuesday.

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Meeting Previews for Saturday, August 27, 2016

Published Saturday, August 27, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Wise County commissioners will have a public hearing on the proposed budget for fiscal year 2017 at 8:30 a.m. Monday in the third-floor conference room of the courthouse in Decatur.

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Man arrested for sexual abuse of child

Published Wednesday, August 24, 2016
By Brian Knox

A Bridgeport man has been arrested for sexual abuse of a child, and investigators are concerned about more victims.

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Average utility bill could increase $10

Published Wednesday, August 24, 2016
By Brian Knox

Decatur residents could soon see higher utility bills after hearing about proposed fee increases at Monday's city council meeting.

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Decatur man wins Chisholm Trail Days art contest

Decatur man wins Chisholm Trail Days art contest

Published Wednesday, August 24, 2016
By David Talley

A mounted cowboy carefully drives a lively herd of cattle down a gravel road, his quiet resolve offsetting the hectic chore. Behind him, two pickups keep the caravan in check.

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County to offer retiree medical program

Published Wednesday, August 24, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Retired county employees will now have access to a Medicare supplement through the Texas Association of Counties (TAC).

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Last-minute candidates fill Paradise City Council ballot

Published Wednesday, August 24, 2016
By Racey Burden

Paradise City Council will have at least one candidate running for each open spot in the November election.

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Speed limit lowered on Halsell

Published Wednesday, August 24, 2016
By Racey Burden

Traffic will slow down on Halsell Street after Bridgeport City Council voted to lower the speed limit Monday.

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Paradise School Board holds tax rate steady

Published Wednesday, August 24, 2016
By David Talley

Paradise ISD's property tax rate will not change in the upcoming year.

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Look local, taste local

Published Wednesday, August 24, 2016
By Messenger Staff

The 6th annual Taste of Wise is set for Thursday at the Decatur Civic Center.

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Life through death: Organ donor’s impact felt through lives he touched

Life through death: Organ donor’s impact felt through lives he touched

Published Saturday, August 20, 2016
By Racey Burden

More than a year before his death, Johnathan McKibben asked his father out of the blue, "How do you feel about donating your organs when you die?"

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Grand jury indicts 3 for delivery of marijuana

Published Saturday, August 20, 2016
By Brian Knox

One of two men arrested last Christmas Eve for delivery of more than 200 pounds of marijuana has been indicted by a Wise County grand jury.

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Read and roll: Book mobile puts a fun spin on reading

Read and roll: Book mobile puts a fun spin on reading

Published Saturday, August 20, 2016
By Racey Burden

The shelves are stocked, colorful fuzzy carpets laid down, bean bag chairs ready for students to sit in. The Bridgeport Bulls Book Bus is rolling out.

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Dialing up a solution; County cell phones cause for debate

Published Saturday, August 20, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Commissioners discussed last week cutting county employee cell phone allowances as a cost-saving measure, but they decided against it Monday.

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Paradise festival adds new event

Published Saturday, August 20, 2016
By Messenger Staff

A new event will be added to the Paradise Main Street Festival in 2016 - a Blue Ribbon Dessert Pie, Fruit Preserve/Jelly, Pickled Item and Canned Item Contest.

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Teamwork blossoms through service project

Published Saturday, August 20, 2016
By Racey Burden

In the midst of tournaments and heated matches, the Decatur Lady Eagles volleyball team took a break to make headbands.

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