Weatherford College announces graduates

Published Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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

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Students graduate UNT

Published Wednesday, February 7, 2018

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

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

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

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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Eiryan Brooke Bannister

Published Saturday, November 25, 2017

James Austin and McKana Brooke Bannister of Aurora announce the birth of a daughter, Eiryan Brooke

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Fire destroys trailer home

Published Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Fire destroyed a trailer home on Airfield Road in Aurora Friday.

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Applewhite seeks constable job

Published Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Charles Applewhite, who lives near Aurora, announced Friday he will run for Precinct 3 constable in 2018.

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Case dropped on rezoning for drug treatment facility

Published Saturday, November 11, 2017

Timothy Godwin dropped his efforts to stop the city of Aurora from approving any zoning ordinance changes in regards to a proposed drug rehabilitation facility last week.

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Vote ‘no’ on amendments

Published Saturday, October 21, 2017

We have a series of seven amendments to the Texas Constitution proposed by the Texas State Legislature, to be on the ballot in the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017.

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Duty is a treasure

Published Saturday, October 14, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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