Dumped puppies rescued

Published Saturday, March 21, 2015
By Brian Knox

Information is being sought on the person responsible for dumping a bag of puppies into a creek near New Fairview.

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Perturbed resident ejected from Bridgeport City Council meeting

Published Saturday, March 21, 2015
By Jake Harris

A Bridgeport resident was escorted out of City Hall Tuesday night after he tried to make a public comment about a closed session agenda item out of turn.

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Local charities to host veterans banquet

Published Saturday, March 21, 2015
By Jake Harris

Wise County residents who want to show their support for veterans will have another chance to do so at the third annual Military Warrior Heroes Night 6 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at the First Baptist Church in Decatur.

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Newark cancels election, appoints new city marshal

Published Saturday, March 21, 2015
By Jake Harris

Like Runaway Bay did earlier this week, Newark canceled its May 9 election because there are no contested races.

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Blaze scorches home

Published Saturday, March 21, 2015
By Richard Greene

Fire ravaged a home on the Wise-Parker county line Thursday afternoon.

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Hospital to discuss new facility

Published Saturday, March 21, 2015
By Messenger Staff

The Decatur Hospital Authority Board Monday will discuss the floor plan for a new fitness/sports medicine/physical therapy complex at Wise Regional Health System in Decatur.

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Chico middle school teacher contract discontinued

Published Saturday, March 21, 2015
By Travis Lisle

The Chico School Board voted Wednesday to discontinue coach Travis Kott's probationary contract, stating it was in the best interest of the district.

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Rain lowers wildfire risk

Published Saturday, March 21, 2015
By Richard Greene

On the first day of spring Friday, rain once again fell over much of Wise County.

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Paradise ISD extends teacher contracts

Published Saturday, March 21, 2015
By Messenger Staff

The Paradise School Board extended all the district's teacher contracts and will not need to hire additional teachers for the 2015-16 school year.

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Boyd ISD leadership remains intact

Published Saturday, March 21, 2015
By Richard Greene

The leadership on the Boyd School Board and the district's campuses is staying the same.

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Texas Senate approves open carry of handguns

Published Saturday, March 21, 2015
By Morgan Smith

A bill lifting some of the state's restrictions on handguns cleared the Texas Senate along a party line vote of 20 - 11 Monday.

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Smith pleads guilty to arson

Published Wednesday, March 18, 2015
By Brian Knox

Despite being left in a house set on fire by his wife, Jeffrey Scott Smith said Tuesday that she deserves the chance to move forward with her life.

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Downtown building showcases local artists

Downtown building showcases local artists

Published Wednesday, March 18, 2015
By Jake Harris

When you think "art showcase," you might not associate it with a downtown economic development office, but developer Mark Moran doesn't see it that way.

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Jones arrested for drug, weapon charges

Published Wednesday, March 18, 2015
By Brian Knox

A Rhome man remains jailed after leading investigators on a high speed chase March 3 near Aurora.

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Proposed bill to help students graduate

Published Wednesday, March 18, 2015
By Richard Greene

High school seniors that failed to pass all of their end-of-course exams may still be able to get a diploma, if the Texas Legislature approves a proposed bill.

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New Sheriff’s Office program to recruit, retain officers

Published Wednesday, March 18, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

The Wise County Sheriff's Department will soon offer a police academy reimbursement program for eligible employees in an effort to secure qualified officers for the future.

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Grand Jury Indictments for February 26, 2015

Published Wednesday, March 18, 2015
By Messenger Staff

A Wise County grand jury met Feb. 26, 2015, and returned the following felony indictments.

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Runaway Bay City Council cancels election

Published Wednesday, March 18, 2015
By Jake Harris

The Runaway Bay City Council voted Monday to cancel its May 9 election because there are no contested races.

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Northwest school board ponders tax break

Published Wednesday, March 18, 2015
By Richard Greene

Northwest school board members took the first step Monday night in their consideration of a tax break incentive for a computer data center that might move to the district.

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Farver withdraws from ballot

Published Wednesday, March 18, 2015
By Messenger Staff

A long-serving member of the Aurora City Council has withdrawn his candidacy in the May 9 election.

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