Duty is a treasure

Published Saturday, October 14, 2017
By D.A. Sharpe

It seems appropriate to pause and to recognize one of the most talented and prized possessions the Wise County Messenger has on its staff in the way of Mr. Joe Duty, photographer!

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Aurora makes way for drug treatment facility, residents still fighting

Published Wednesday, September 20, 2017
By David Talley

The city of Aurora's nearly four-month consideration of a contentious specific use permit to allow for the sale of private event venue MD Resort to a company with plans to open it as a drug treatment facility culminated last week in a council vote allowing the facility to set up shop.

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Saving Social Security

Published Wednesday, September 20, 2017
By D.A. Sharpe

Life expectancy in the United States in 1935, the year the Social Security Act was put into law, was 60 for men and 64 for women.

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Permit in place for drug treatment facility

Published Saturday, September 9, 2017
By David Talley

Aurora City Council members Thursday approved the specific use permit that would clear the way for a drug treatment facility at the site of MD Resort.

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Aurora City Council to discuss treatment facility, tax rate

Published Wednesday, September 6, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Aurora City Council members will meet Thursday, Sept. 7, to again discuss the future of a drug treatment facility at the current site of MD Resort.

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Ronald Charles Pellegrini Sr.

Published Wednesday, August 30, 2017
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Ronald Charles Pellegrini Sr., 70, of Aurora, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, in Aurora.

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Build it, and they will come: Home builds booming in South Wise

Published Published Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017
By Racey Burden

Rhome and Boyd have seen more residential home growth than Decatur and Bridgeport so far this year.

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Mellema to run for Precinct 3 constable

Published Saturday, August 12, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Cary Mellema of Aurora announced Friday he will run for Precinct 3 constable in the March 2018 Republican primary.

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Author, conspiracy theorist dies

Author, conspiracy theorist dies

Published Saturday, August 5, 2017
By Racey Burden

Jim Marrs, local author and conspiracy theorist who studied the Aurora alien spaceship crash of 1897, died Wednesday. He was 73.

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Pursuit ends in Aurora

Published Monday, July 24, 2017
By Richard Greene

A man and woman in a Dodge pickup led Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office deputies on a pursuit on Farm Road 730 into Wise County Monday evening. The pursuit ended with the male being sprayed with pepper spray after fleeing on foot in a field on Rhett Court near Airfield Road in Aurora. The woman was stopped by Rhome officers and then transferred into the custody of Tarrant County deputies.

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Action tabled on treatment facility

Published Saturday, July 15, 2017
By David Talley

Aurora City Council members Thursday tabled a specific-use permit that would clear the way for a drug treatment facility at the current site of MD Resort.

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Aurora City Council to decide on drug treatment facility Thursday

Published Wednesday, July 12, 2017
By David Talley

Aurora City Council members will this week consider issuing a specific use permit that would clear the way for a state-licensed drug rehabilitation treatment facility to open at the site of MD Resort.

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Lewis William Miller IV

Published Wednesday, July 5, 2017
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Lewis William Miller IV, 76, of Aurora, died Thursday, June 29, 2017, in Decatur.

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Helen Christen Derting

Published Saturday, May 13, 2017
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Helen Christen Derting, 89, of Aurora, died Friday, May 12, 2017, in Fort Worth.

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May Elections: Early voting starts Monday

Published Saturday, April 22, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Polls open at 8 a.m. Monday, kicking off early voting for the May 6 city council and school board elections.

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May Elections: Candidate Questionnaires

Published Saturday, April 22, 2017
By Messenger Staff

The Messenger sent school board candidates questionnaires, asking them to address the following questions.

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Mr. and Mrs. Jason Lee Terry

Published Saturday, April 1, 2017
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Berkley Lynn Marshall of Fort Worth, daughter of Clay and Roberta Marshall of Aurora, married Jason Lee Terry

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College Briefs for Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Published Wednesday, March 8, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Chance Walther of Decatur was named to Tarleton State University's scholastic honors dean's list for the fall 2016 semester.

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Studying economic inflation

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017
By D.A. Sharpe

Economic inflation appears in various patterns over long lengths of time. Such observation came to mind as my current project is composing an autobiography.

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Don’t call me discriminating

Published Wednesday, January 18, 2017
By D.A. Sharpe

Discrimination is the description of a bad nomenclature in the language of our culture and contemporary society. At least, it seems to be the initial assumption people assume in its use.

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