Rhome government locked in power struggle

Published Saturday, August 1, 2015
By Racey Burden

At the end of the Rhome City Council meeting Tuesday night, the few who'd stuck around through closed session gathered to talk by the door before returning home.

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3 arrested after crashing stolen car

Published Saturday, August 1, 2015
By Brian Knox

Three men who crashed a stolen car near Boyd Tuesday were later arrested on numerous charges.

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Wise County’s Most Venemous

Wise County’s Most Venemous

Published Saturday, August 1, 2015
By David Talley

The buffet is open, and the real estate market is prime. With more food and more foliage, snakes in Wise County are more active than usual.

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Baseball/softball complex upgrades move forward

Published Saturday, August 1, 2015
By Brian Knox

Plans are coming together for upgrades at Decatur ISD's baseball and softball facility.

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A&M student returns home to study local government

A&M student returns home to study local government

Published Saturday, August 1, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Logan Enis returned to Wise County this summer. But the 2012 Alvord High School graduate didn't come back to spend his days on Lake Bridgeport or simply to catch up with old friends.

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EMS generator vanishes from trailer

Published Saturday, August 1, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

A generator was stolen from Wise County Emergency Medical Services almost six months ago, and there are no leads in sight.

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Rhome citizens’ protests put bus barn plans on hold

Published Saturday, August 1, 2015
By Racey Burden

A contentious debate at the Rhome City Council meeting Tuesday night led to Northwest ISD's plans for a bus barn within the city being temporarily placed on hold.

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Chico School Board ponders how to complete maintenance projects

Published Saturday, August 1, 2015
By Travis Lisle

The Chico School Board discussed Thursday how to address the district's more pressing maintenance and construction issues that remain unresolved after the failure of the May bond election.

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Texas authors coming to local library

Published Saturday, August 1, 2015
By Travis Lisle

Through the Tocker Foundation and the Writers' League of Texas, the Chico Public Library will host "Texas Writes" - a workshop and discussion featuring published authors Jeramey Kraatz and Meg Gardiner - 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8.

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Suspected drug dealer arrested again

Published Saturday, August 1, 2015
By Brian Knox

A Newark man awaiting trial for dealing drugs has been arrested once again on drug charges.

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Decatur School Board to propose tax rate Monday

Published Saturday, August 1, 2015
By Brian Knox

The Decatur School Board will meet early Monday morning to propose a tax rate for the upcoming school year.

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FSA committee nominations due

Published Saturday, August 1, 2015
By Messenger Staff

USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committee nomination forms must be postmarked or returned to the Wise County FSA office by the close of business Monday, Aug. 3.

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Boyd ISD to consider naming football stadium

Published Saturday, August 1, 2015
By Richard Greene

After setting a policy for naming facilities within the district last month, Boyd school board members will consider attaching a name to the high school football stadium Monday.

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Boyd plans to build impound lot

Published Saturday, August 1, 2015
By Richard Greene

The city of Boyd plans to begin construction soon on its impound lot on land near its water and wastewater treatment facility.

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Bridgeport City Council calls special election

Published Saturday, August 1, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Bridgeport City Council voted unanimously to call a special city election in November concerning the formation of a Home Rule Charter Commission.

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Paradise School Board meeting preview

Published Saturday, August 1, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Paradise School Board will hold a special meeting Monday, Aug. 3, to consider all matters related to the issuance and sale of Paradise ISD Unlimited Tax Refunding Bonds, Series 2015.

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Flaming hay bales ignite pasture fire

Flaming hay bales ignite pasture fire

Published Wednesday, July 29, 2015
By Racey Burden

Three fire departments responded to a pasture fire threatening a structure on Private Road 4379 between Decatur and Boyd Saturday morning.

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Insurance rates rise

Published Wednesday, July 29, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County reconfigured its insurance plan to combat rising costs, but most employees will still feel a financial pinch.

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Rainfall reduces revenue

Rainfall reduces revenue

Published Wednesday, July 29, 2015
By Richard Greene

Near record-setting rainfall over the first six months of the year busted Wise County out of prolonged drought and left previously scorched yards green.

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Budget hit by mineral value drop

Published Wednesday, July 29, 2015
By Brian Knox

When you have a flat tire, it's hard to move forward. Local taxing entities experiencing flat property tax values are now facing a similar challenge.

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