Northwest middle school students to get earlier start

Published Saturday, May 2, 2015
By Richard Greene

Chisholm Trail Middle School students will need to set their alarm clocks a little earlier next year.

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Boyd ISD helps parents compute

Published Saturday, May 2, 2015
By Richard Greene

In classrooms today, "blogs," "wikis," and "webinars" are part of everyday lingo, but at home it's a foreign language for parents.

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County makes improvements to arena before PBR

Published Saturday, May 2, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

The J.W. Hart PBR Challenge is around the corner, and the county is making improvements to the arena and surrounding area at the Wise County Fairgrounds in anticipation of the May 30 bull-riding event in Decatur.

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Plan IDs areas at risk of wildland fires

Published Saturday, May 2, 2015
By Brian Knox

Large wildfires in recent years not far from Wise County is a reminder of the destruction that could happen.

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Vehicles seized by FBI

Vehicles seized by FBI

Published Wednesday, April 29, 2015
By Brian Knox

Vehicles were seen being removed from a rural Decatur home Tuesday by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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Contracts, hospital admin worry doctors

Published Wednesday, April 29, 2015
By Brian Knox

A possible change in a contract for anesthesia services at Wise Regional Health System could effect two of physicians' roles on the Medical Executive Committee, and it has raised concerns among a group of physicians.

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Short standoff ends peacefully

Short standoff ends peacefully

Published Wednesday, April 29, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

A 34-year-old man was arrested Sunday night after a short standoff with Decatur Police.

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Hope and faith: Families persevere despite autism struggles

Published Wednesday, April 29, 2015
By Jimmy Alford

It's nearly the end of April and the end of Autism Awareness Month, but for many families, every month and every day is affected by autism. The debilitating disorder can be devastating, and for some it is a test of their faith and humanity.

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Making history: Slidell wins region sweepstakes trophy

Published Wednesday, April 29, 2015
By Richard Greene

Morgan Barnes explains this year's seniors made a prophesy of sorts with their class T-shirts.

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Decatur journalism team wins region title

Published Wednesday, April 29, 2015
By Richard Greene

Each time Cindy Berry walked in the room Saturday at Texas Tech University to collect materials for her journalism students, she found medals in their envelopes.

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New middle school principal named

Published Wednesday, April 29, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Justin Vercher was named principal of Northwest ISD's Chisholm Trail Middle School at the school board meeting Monday night.

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Blackburn named Seven Hills Elementary principal

Published Wednesday, April 29, 2015
By Messenger Staff

The Northwest ISD school board approved hiring Kim Blackburn principal of Seven Hills Elementary School at its regular meeting Monday.

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Association celebrates youth art

Published Wednesday, April 29, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Masterpieces are taking shape as young artists put the finishing touches on their work before this weekend's Wise County Art Association Youth Art Show.

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Bonding over Birdies: Brothers build relationship around disc golf

Bonding over Birdies: Brothers build relationship around disc golf

Published Saturday, April 25, 2015
By Travis Lisle

The Galindo brothers weren't close growing up in Decatur. Mario and Ruben were separated by 11 years and were always in different stages of life.

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Mother confirms missing teen’s death

Published Saturday, April 25, 2015
By Jake Harris

A dead body discovered in Bridgeport Wednesday afternoon has not been officially identified by authorities, but Bridgeport resident Jennifer Fortune says it's her son, 17-year-old Brant Boatman.

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Early voting starts Monday

Published Saturday, April 25, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Early voting for the May 9 school board and city council elections starts Monday.

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Calculating the cost of the school bond

Published Saturday, April 25, 2015
By Brian Knox

Whether you are considering buying a pair of running shoes or a new truck - or voting for bond items such as a resurfaced track or new buses - it usually boils down to one question. How much is this going to cost me?

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High school seniors honored for outstanding character

Published Saturday, April 25, 2015
By Jake Harris

Eight Wise County high school seniors were honored for their outstanding character at the Character Counts banquet Thursday night at Weatherford College Wise County.

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Student speakers hope to repeat sweep

Student speakers hope to repeat sweep

Published Saturday, April 25, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

A precise speech pattern, intense eye contact and thoughtful ideas are not characteristics associated with stereotypical teenagers.

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Decatur campus’ AC fix to be done in summer

Published Saturday, April 25, 2015
By Brian Knox

Things might get a little heated at the sixth grade campus of McCarroll Middle School the closer it gets to summer.

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