Wren named hospital CEO

Published Saturday, January 21, 2017
By Racey Burden

Wise Health System announced Friday that Jason Wren will be appointed president and CEO, effective April 1.

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Reserve constable pilot program approved

Published Saturday, January 21, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Precinct 4 Constable Kevin Huffman now has backup.

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Election filing period opens

Published Saturday, January 21, 2017
By Messenger Staff

The filing period for the May 6 city council and school board elections opened Jan. 18 and runs through Feb. 17.

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Holzbog named Citizen of the Year

Holzbog named Citizen of the Year

Published Saturday, January 21, 2017
By Racey Burden

When Kevin Holzbog began the interview process for executive director of Bridgeport's Economic Development Corp., he proposed doing things differently.

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Newark gym project takes form

Published Saturday, January 21, 2017
By David Talley

Newark City Council Thursday took several steps toward renovating the gym next door to the city's community center on Hudson Street, authorizing Mayor Gary Van Wagner to execute an agreement with PRYM Architects LLC for the job.

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Decatur ISD’s Innovation Plan now online

Published Saturday, January 21, 2017
By Brian Knox

Decatur ISD is seeking to become a District of Innovation, and they now have a proposed plan of what that would look like.

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Permit fees set for destroyed condos

Published Saturday, January 21, 2017
By Racey Burden

Runaway Bay City Council members voted Friday on finish-out permit fees for condominiums destroyed by the May 2015 tornado.

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Decatur Public Library offers mobile printing

Published Saturday, January 21, 2017
By David Talley

From wherever you're reading this, if you have an Internet connection, you can now print documents at the Decatur Public Library.

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Coach Henson resigns

Published Wednesday, January 18, 2017
By Racey Burden

Bridgeport athletic director and head football coach Danny Henson announced Tuesday that he's stepping down, and the district will soon begin searching for his replacement.

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Witnessing history: Alvord student to attend inauguration

Witnessing history: Alvord student to attend inauguration

Published Wednesday, January 18, 2017
By David Talley

While two Texans are currently expected to join Donald Trump's cabinet after he takes office, Wise County will also have at least one representative at the incoming president's inauguration ceremony Friday.

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Wise under burn ban

Wise under burn ban

Published Wednesday, January 18, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County is now under a 90-day burn ban.

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Wreck sends 3 to hospitals

Published Wednesday, January 18, 2017
By Brian Knox

Three people were hurt in a two-vehicle head-on collision in Rhome Saturday afternoon.

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Stars of the show: Boyd horses pull well-known wagons in parade

Published Wednesday, January 18, 2017
By Racey Burden

The Fort Worth Stock Show All Western parade is a big stage, and the equine performers practice for years before they get their turn in the spotlight.

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Decatur School Board extends Townsend’s contract

Published Wednesday, January 18, 2017
By Brian Knox

In a meeting that included a discussion of Decatur ISD's provisional "A-F" letter grade ratings, the school board Monday gave a passing grade of their own to Superintendent Rod Townsend.

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Locals reflect on town’s civil rights history

Published Wednesday, January 18, 2017
By David Talley

More than 20 locals gathered Monday evening at a historic church in Decatur to celebrate the birthday of a man that died nearly 50 years ago.

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Bridgeport School Board extends Bland’s contract

Published Wednesday, January 18, 2017
By Racey Burden

The Bridgeport School Board voted Monday to extend Superintendent Eddie Bland's contract.

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Weatherford College seeks nominations for alumni awards

Published Wednesday, January 18, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Weatherford College is seeking nominations for the Alumnus of the Year. It's the 50th anniversary of the award.

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Man killed in wreck

Published Saturday, January 14, 2017
By Brian Knox

A Bridgeport man was killed in a single-vehicle rollover wreck Wednesday morning in far southwest Wise County.

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1 arrested following hatchet threat

Published Saturday, January 14, 2017
By Brian Knox

Police made one arrest after responding to a report of a man hitting the side of a house with an axe during a disturbance in Bridgeport earlier this week.

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Some like it hot: School cafeterias compete in salsa showdown

Some like it hot: School cafeterias compete in salsa showdown

Published Saturday, January 14, 2017
By David Talley

In Wise County's hotbed of hot sauce battles, there's a new contender.

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