Flooded roads, lakes reopen

Flooded roads, lakes reopen

Published Saturday, April 30, 2016
By Brian Knox

Storms continued to bring rain and some small hail to Wise County this past week, but flooding conditions have nonetheless improved.

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Charity nets major money for wounded veterans

Published Saturday, April 30, 2016
By David Talley

Local charity 1,000 Miles Till Home raised more than $62,000 last Friday at the 4th Annual Military Warrior Heroes Night.

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Sick leave pool approved, EMS hours debated

Published Saturday, April 30, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

After discussing the issue at two previous meetings, Wise County commissioners Monday approved a sick leave pool program for county employees.

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State funding expected to help offset loss of tax revenue

Published Saturday, April 30, 2016
By Brian Knox

The Decatur School Board last week received a bad news/good news report when it comes to finances.

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Brown, Alvord School Board talk budget

Published Saturday, April 30, 2016
By David Talley

Amid grim budget talks Thursday night, Alvord School Board members voted to preserve the position of assistant band director.

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Cafeteria menus declared peachy keen

Published Saturday, April 30, 2016
By David Talley

Three Wise County school districts recently received special designation by the Texas Department of Agriculture after incorporating ingredients grown in the state every Friday in October 2015.

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Decatur City Council approves incentive agreement with Pilot

Published Saturday, April 30, 2016
By Brian Knox

The Decatur City Council Monday approved an economic development agreement with Pilot Travel Center to provide incentives for the construction of a facility in the city.

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Sheriff’s office reports increase in IRS scams

Published Saturday, April 30, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Phone scammers pretending to be with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are busy once again.

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Gravestones toppled at rural cemetery

Gravestones toppled at rural cemetery

Published Wednesday, April 27, 2016
By Brian Knox

Ball Knob Cemetery rests at the top of a hill northeast of Alvord, one of the highest points in Wise County.

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Outlaw’s legend lives on

Outlaw’s legend lives on

Published Wednesday, April 27, 2016
By Racey Burden

For a once larger-than-life presence in the South, the grave of George "Machine Gun" Kelly is incredibly simple.

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Teens injured in car crash

Published Wednesday, April 27, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Five Alvord teenagers were injured Friday around 8:30 p.m. when the vehicle in which they were riding hit a tree.

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Bradford indicted for sex assault

Published Wednesday, April 27, 2016
By Brian Knox

A former Bridgeport school bus driver has been indicted for sexually assaulting four children at the city's summer camp.

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Special athletes take center stage at Olympathon

Published Wednesday, April 27, 2016
By David Talley

A softball thrown by Cody Hollingsworth soars high in the air before landing 30 feet away.

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County positions cut

Published Wednesday, April 27, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners approved Monday the absorption of seven open, unfilled positions for a savings of $389,548, at the recommendation of County Judge J.D. Clark.

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Youth art show set for weekend

Published Wednesday, April 27, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

The Decatur Civic Center will be transformed into an art gallery this weekend.

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Greyhounds sweep regionals

Published Wednesday, April 27, 2016
By David Talley

Slidell academic competitors dominated the Region 3-A UIL meet April 23, netting a composite 324 points to claim the overall win, beating second-place Savoy by 146 points.

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Bridgeport City Council renames road after local family

Published Wednesday, April 27, 2016
By Racey Burden

A local family will be honored in Bridgeport with a street named after them.

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Roads still closed due to flooding

Published Saturday, April 23, 2016
By Brian Knox

More than a dozen roads in the county remained closed Friday as high water from recent storms continued to make roadways impassable.

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Family saved from swift water

Family saved from swift water

Published Saturday, April 23, 2016
By David Talley

Rosa Benavente's family awoke Wednesday morning to find their new home in the 300 block of Country Club Road surrounded by fast-moving water.

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Fundraiser brings in dazzling total

Fundraiser brings in dazzling total

Published Saturday, April 23, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

The Wise Health Foundation Dazzle Me Pink fundraiser turned up the sparkle and shine on an otherwise gloomy Wednesday to raise more than $58,000 for Mary's Gift.

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