Longtime Republican leader dies

Published Saturday, July 14, 2018
By Richard Greene

Former Wise County Republican chairman D.A. Sharpe died Thursday after heart surgery at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.

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Dwight Albert (D. A.) Sharpe

Published Saturday, July 14, 2018
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Dwight Albert (D. A.) Sharpe graduated to Heaven on July 12, 2018, after heart surgery at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Texas.

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Carolyn Dianne Swartling

Published Wednesday, July 11, 2018
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Carolyn Dianne Swartling, 72, of Aurora, died Saturday, July 7, 2018, in Ft Worth.

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Aurora issues declaration banning fireworks, burning

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The city of Aurora banned fireworks and outdoor burning within its city limits Tuesday. Mayor Terry Solomon issued a local disaster declaration related to the risk of wildfire.

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Glenn Edwin Baines

Published Saturday, June 30, 2018
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Glenn Edwin Baines, 75, of Aurora, died Saturday, June 23, 2018, in Aurora.

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OU recognizes students

Published Wednesday, June 27, 2018
By Messenger Staff

The University of Oklahoma recently released its spring 2018 dean's list and president's list.

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City of Aurora collects signatures for alcohol election

Published Wednesday, June 20, 2018
By Brian Knox

The City of Aurora has moved one step closer to having an election this fall for the sale of all alcoholic beverages, including mixed beverages.

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What’s in a name? Aurora, Texas

Published Saturday, May 19, 2018
By Messenger Staff

It is said that Aurora was suggested as the name for this town by William O. Stanfield because "he felt that it was the dawn of something luminous and beautiful in the new land."

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Dorothy Mae Deaton

Published Saturday, May 12, 2018
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Dorothy Mae Deaton, 94, of Aurora, died Monday, May 7, 2018, in Decatur.

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Out of this world tour; Town to revisit alien encounter

Published Saturday, April 21, 2018
By Racey Burden

In April of 1897, a Dallas Morning News writer named S.E. Haydon penned an article claiming a being who was "not an inhabitant of this world" crashed its spacecraft in the small town of Aurora, where the residents gathered up the wreckage and buried the body.

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Finley Dyanne Hyman

Published Saturday, April 21, 2018
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Johnathan and Kristina Hyman of Aurora announce the birth of a daughter, Finley Dyanne

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Healthy Republican party

Published Saturday, March 31, 2018
By D.A. Sharpe

The Wise County Republican Party is alive and kicking in 2018!

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Happy National Pi Day

Published Wednesday, March 14, 2018
By D.A. Sharpe

In keeping with the urging to pray for our government, there is a suggestion to recognize this Wednesday is one of our U.S. Government's specially proclaimed days. It is National Pi Day!

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Sam Houston names honor lists

Published Wednesday, March 7, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Sam Houston State University recently released its president's list and dean's list for the Fall 2017 semester.

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Steven Jacob Davis

Published Wednesday, February 28, 2018
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Steven Jacob Davis, 45, of Aurora, died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, in Aurora.

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Weatherford College announces graduates

Published Wednesday, February 14, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Several local residents completed their degrees at Weatherford College in December.

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Students graduate UNT

Published Wednesday, February 7, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Several local students graduated from the University of North Texas in December.

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Blaze destroys mobile home

Blaze destroys mobile home

Published Saturday, January 13, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

An Aurora couple's home was destroyed by fire Thursday night.

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Area students earn honors at UNT

Published Wednesday, January 10, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Several Wise County residents were named to the president's list for the 2017 fall semester at the University of North Texas in Denton.

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Ditto: Neighbor creates laughs with funny holiday display

Ditto: Neighbor creates laughs with funny holiday display

Published Saturday, December 9, 2017
By Richard Greene

In the limited daylight hours after work, Pennye Shockey spent an entire week putting up lights and getting her 17 inflatables in the right place at her home on Old Base Road in Aurora.

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