Warden dies in Austin wreck

Published Wednesday, November 19, 2014
By Brian Knox

A Decatur man has been identified as the victim in a fatal wreck last week in Austin.

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Early morning fire ‘suspicious’

Early morning fire ‘suspicious’

Published Wednesday, November 19, 2014
By Bob Buckel

When a home that hasn't been occupied in more than 10 days, and has no gas or electric service, catches on fire in the middle of the night, it's suspicious.

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Decatur School Board continues discussion of possible bond issue

Published Wednesday, November 19, 2014
By Brian Knox

Bond talk once again took up the majority of the time at Monday's Decatur school board meeting, as trustees continue to look at the district's needs.

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Paradise City Council amends water rules

Published Wednesday, November 19, 2014
By Jimmy Alford

Paradise's water billing issues seem to have cleared after the city council opted to change disconnection procedures.

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Paradise ISD board remains the same

Published Wednesday, November 19, 2014
By Messenger Staff

The Paradise ISD school board canvassed votes Monday from the Nov. election and confirmed all incumbents retained their places.

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Agenda Brief for Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Published Wednesday, November 19, 2014
By Messenger Staff

The Alvord school board will move its November meeting up to this Thursday, Nov. 20, due to the Thanksgiving holiday next week.

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Closing in on Bridgeport stadium renovation

Published Wednesday, November 19, 2014
By Jake Harris

Bridgeport ISD is one step closer to football stadium renovations and agriculture barn construction after the school board unanimously agreed to use the sealed proposal method of building Monday night at its meeting.

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Paradise City Council to interview prospective members

Published Wednesday, November 19, 2014
By Jimmy Alford

The Paradise City Council is seeking a fifth member to replace Bill Schneck.

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Rue picked for White House summit

Published Wednesday, November 19, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Northwest ISD Superintendent Karen Rue is going to Washington.

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Fire razes north Wise home

Fire razes north Wise home

Published Saturday, November 15, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

A blaze devoured a home northwest of Alvord early Wednesday morning after a chicken brooder inside the house caught fire.

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Driver suffers head injury

Published Saturday, November 15, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

A man was seriously injured Thursday evening when his car crashed into a ravine off Farm Road 2127 near Crafton.

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New judge takes office

Published Saturday, November 15, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

County Judge-elect J.D. Clark is on the job.

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Methodist Thanksgiving celebration a community tradition

Published Saturday, November 15, 2014
By Jake Harris

Like the origins of the holiday itself, details about how the Bridgeport First United Methodist Church's annual Thanksgiving dinner got started are a bit hazy.

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FFA fields another national champ

Published Saturday, November 15, 2014
By Brian Knox

The Decatur FFA chapter has brought home another national championship.

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New club hooks DHS students

Published Saturday, November 15, 2014
By Jake Harris

There's a new club at Decatur High School, and its members meet almost exclusively on the weekends at the crack of dawn.

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Decatur senior selected for leadership award

Published Saturday, November 15, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Decatur High School senior Nicholas Oberle is attending a national conference for young people whose future is in medicine - and who are the future of the medical field.

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King a signer on Straus letter

Published Saturday, November 15, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Wise County State Rep. Phil King (R-Weatherford) was one of seven signers of a letter that went out to fellow Republican legislators Thursday seeking to smooth the way for the re-election of Joe Straus (R-San Antonio) to a fourth term as Speaker of the House.

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Estes pre-files bill to repeal business tax

Published Saturday, November 15, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Earlier this week, State Sen. Craig Estes (R-Wichita Falls) pre-filed legislation to repeal Texas' business tax, also known as the margins tax or franchise tax.

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Wise County Meeting Agendas for Saturday, November 15, 2014

Published Saturday, November 15, 2014
By Messenger Staff

The Bridgeport City Council will discuss 2014 bonds.

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New veterans museum set to open in February

Published Saturday, November 15, 2014
By Jake Harris

The new Wise County Veterans Memorial Museum, The Forgotten Wars, is on track to open in February 2015, according to Col. Bob Johnson, USMC-Ret.

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