Alvord City Council moves forward with budget process

Published Saturday, August 20, 2016
By David Talley

Alvord City Council held the first of two public hearings for its proposed 2016-2017 tax rate Thursday night.

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Volleyball: Forestburg sweeps Alvord

Published Saturday, August 20, 2016
By Richard Greene

The Alvord Lady Bulldogs fell in three games Tuesday to Forestburg.

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Back to School: Alvord

Published Wednesday, August 17, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Back to School: Alvord

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Honesty and kindness appreciated

Published Wednesday, August 17, 2016
By Gina Clark

I wanted to share a "cheers" story with Wise County!

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The feeding dead: Family builds apocalyptic food truck to serve community

The feeding dead: Family builds apocalyptic food truck to serve community

Published Saturday, August 13, 2016
By David Talley

A black bus creaks into town as passersby crane their necks to see inside. Are those zombies or the Sombathys?

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Cemetery mowing to be discontinued

Published Saturday, August 13, 2016
By Belva Garrett

News that the county will cease using the inmates to mow some 40 cemeteries is very upsetting. Reportedly, because of budgetary shortfalls, this important program is to be canceled effective Oct. 1.

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Jasper Lee Giles

Published Saturday, August 13, 2016
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Anna Sherman and Rhett Giles of Alvord announce the birth of a son, Jasper Lee Giles

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Watermelon fest promises weekend fun

Published Wednesday, August 10, 2016
By Racey Burden

Barbecue, dominoes, a pageant - the Alvord Watermelon Festival will have it all this weekend.

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Geneva Bessie White

Published Wednesday, August 10, 2016
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Geneva Bessie White, 94, of Alvord died Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016, in Decatur.

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Starting on the right foot; Bulldog band starts summer rehearsals with new assistant director

Starting on the right foot; Bulldog band starts summer rehearsals with new assistant director

Published Saturday, August 6, 2016
By David Talley

From across the band hall, the haunting lyrics of Gary Jules' song "Mad World" can be heard above the sound of a metronome. Students move fluidly to the song's rhythm, limbering up for another day's rehearsal.

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Hayden Reid Wendt

Published Saturday, August 6, 2016
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Justin and Keshia Wendt of Alvord announce the birth of a son, Hayden Reid

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Football: Veteran coaches move back to sidelines

Published Wednesday, August 3, 2016
By Richard Greene

Over decades as head coaches in Wise County, Bobby Actkinson and Danny Neighbors piled up victories at multiple stops.

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Football: Eagles move fast to install offense, defense

Published Wednesday, August 3, 2016
By Richard Greene

Starting a third season under the direction of Mike Fuller and his staff, the Decatur Eagles expect to have the majority of the offensive and defensive sets and plays in by Thursday.

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Back in action

Published Wednesday, August 3, 2016
By Joe Duty

Boyd's Boone Eustace stares through his facemask during the Yellowjackets' first practice.

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A&M names honor students

Published Wednesday, August 3, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Texas A&M University named several local students to its honor rolls for the summer semester.

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1 injured in wreck

1 injured in wreck

Published Saturday, July 30, 2016
By David Talley

One man was seriously injured Wednesday in a two-vehicle wreck on U.S. 81/287 south of Alvord near the Navigator Truck Stop.

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Alvord City Council replaces member, talks budget

Published Saturday, July 30, 2016
By David Talley

Alvord City Council Thursday night traded one member for another, accepting the resignation of Clint Mercer and unanimously appointing Cody Swinford to serve the remaining eight months of Mercer's term in Place 2.

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Alvord ISD sees deficit drop

Published Saturday, July 30, 2016
By David Talley

Alvord School Board members received a slightly more optimistic message about the district's financial future Monday night.

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Football: Coordinators begin tasks with Bulldogs

Published Saturday, July 30, 2016
By Richard Greene

After overcoming a rash of injuries early in the season, the Alvord Bulldogs made their second trip to the area round of the playoffs last season.

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Jack and Dianne Hughes

Published Saturday, July 30, 2016
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Jack and Dianne Hughes of Alvord will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary July 31, 2016.

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