2017 in Review: Face of 2017

2017 in Review: Face of 2017

Published Saturday, December 30, 2017
By Joe Duty

Joe Duty's favorite faces of 2017

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2017 in Review: Drawing a line – Citizen fends off annexation, fights for countywide change

Published Saturday, December 30, 2017
By Racey Burden

In early September, Bryson Boyd received a certified letter from the city of Bridgeport explaining that his property was likely to be annexed into the town.

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2017 in Review: Unsuspecting hero – Teen’s quick thinking save’s man’s life

Published Saturday, December 30, 2017
By Richard Greene

Months later, Colby Williams still thinks about the events of Oct. 12 daily.

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2017 in Review: Top Quotes of 2017

Published Saturday, December 30, 2017
By Messenger Staff

2017 in Review: Top Quotes of 2017

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2017 in Review: Traffic fatalities increased in 2017

Published Saturday, December 30, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Twenty-one people were killed on Wise County roads in 2017, the deadliest total in four years.

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2017 in Review: Strange but true 2017 Crime Reports

Published Saturday, December 30, 2017
By Messenger Staff

2017 in Review: Strange but true 2017 Crime Reports

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2017 in Review: 2017 By the Numbers

Published Saturday, December 30, 2017
By Messenger Staff

2017 in Review: 2017 By the Numbers

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2017 in Review: New Arrivals of 2017

Published Saturday, December 30, 2017
By Messenger Staff

2017 in Review: New Arrivals of 2017

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2017 in Review: Friends we lost in 2017

Published Saturday, December 30, 2017
By Messenger Staff

2017 in Review: Friends we lost in 2017

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2017 in Review: 17 for ’17 – Top stories, moments, athletes in past year

2017 in Review: 17 for ’17 – Top stories, moments, athletes in past year

Published Saturday, December 30, 2017
By Messenger Staff

In just their second season, the Bridgeport Bulls made a magical run to the state final.

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2017 in Review: Top 5 Moments of 2017

Published Saturday, December 30, 2017
By Messenger Staff

With her team trailing 24-14 in the second set and on the verge of falling behind 2-0 in the region quarterfinal against Peaster, Boyd sophomore Kamryn Frenzel stepped to the service line.

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2017 in Review: Top 5 Athletes of 2017

Published Saturday, December 30, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Decatur's Swiss Army knife did it all for the Eagles in 2017, quarterbacking the football team to the third round of the playoffs along with helping the baseball and basketball teams make playoff runs.

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Civics, current events lesson

Published Saturday, December 30, 2017
By Richard Greene

Over the summer, I was contacted about three Decatur students - Ty Watson, Alec Uselton and Charlie Doubrava - attending Texas Boys State. As a history nerd and political science junkie, I thought it would be a fun profile to write.

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Who ya gonna call? Ghost-hunting equals great fun in 2017

Published Saturday, December 30, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

As the saying goes, a good reporter knows a little about a lot of things. As 2017 draws to a close, I can confidently add ghost-hunting to that list.

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2017 in Review: Longtime district judge dies

Published Wednesday, December 27, 2017
By Messenger Staff

District Judge John H. Fostel, 69, died unexpectedly June 2.

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2017 in Review: Drought, wildfires bookend year

Published Wednesday, December 27, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Around a wet summer that brought beneficial rain, Wise County started and ended 2017 battling drought and the constant threat of wildfires.

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2017 in Review: Bridgeport annexation plan stopped

Published Wednesday, December 27, 2017
By Messenger Staff

In early September, the city of Bridgeport mailed notices to landowners that they planned to annex more than 1,300 acres in the city's extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ).

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2017 in Review: Bulls take Bridgeport on wild ride to soccer final

Published Wednesday, December 27, 2017
By Messenger Staff

In their second season, the Bridgeport Bulls soccer team captured the imagination of a community in a run to the state final.

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2017 in Review: K-9 Rayco disappears

Published Wednesday, December 27, 2017
By Messenger Staff

An important member of the sheriff's office went missing in October, and his whereabouts remain a mystery.

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2017 in Review: Parr pleads no contest, resigns

Published Wednesday, December 27, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Wise County Precinct 3 Constable Doug Parr on Aug. 9 pleaded no contest to theft of property greater than $2,500 but less than $30,000 before Judge Roger Towery in the 271st District Court.

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