Christmas town: Bridgeport claims title as holiday capital of county

Published Saturday, September 29, 2018
By Austin Jackson

Halloween candy is peppering the aisles of grocery stores around Wise County but in Bridgeport, the city is caroling to a different tune.

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Bridgeport City Council OKs budget 4-1

Published Saturday, September 15, 2018
By Austin Jackson

With a tax rate increase and an uptick in water and sewer rates on the ledger, the Bridgeport city council approved the fiscal year 2018-19 budget with a 4-1 vote Monday.

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Month in Review: May, 2018

Published Saturday, June 9, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Bridgeport City Manager Jesica McEachern resigned May 3 to take the assistant city manager job in Lubbock. McEachern worked for the city of Bridgeport for nine years, starting as a records and election clerk in 2009.

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Bridgeport City Council selects interim city manager

Published Saturday, May 19, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Chester Nolen was selected by the Bridgeport City Council Monday to serve as interim city manager beginning May 30.

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McEachern accepts post in Lubbock

Published Wednesday, May 16, 2018
By Racey Burden

Bridgeport City Manager Jesica McEachern, who announced her resignation earlier this month, has been hired as Lubbock's assistant city manager.

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Location, location: Bridgeport City Council discusses site

Published Wednesday, April 11, 2018
By Racey Burden

The future location of Bridgeport's fire department is likely the 1400 block of Thompson Street, at the site of the old bus barn.

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City of Bridgeport hikes rates; Water bills to rise

Published Wednesday, March 14, 2018
By Racey Burden

Bridgeport City Council voted Monday to increase the city's water/wastewater rates.

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City of Bridgeport narrows water rate options

Published Wednesday, March 7, 2018
By Racey Burden

Bridgeport City Council held a workshop on water/wastewater rates Tuesday.

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Bridgeport Police Chief says department needs competitive pay, new vehicles

Published Saturday, February 17, 2018
By Racey Burden

At Monday's Bridgeport City Council meeting, Police Chief Steve Stanford presented the department's annual report, which included future budgetary needs.

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City of Bridgeport reviews rate change options

Published Wednesday, February 14, 2018
By Racey Burden

Bridgeport City Council discussed Monday a plan to get the water/wastewater utility fund back to operating without a deficit. To do so, they're looking at rate changes for both utilities.

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City of Bridgeport talks options for fire funds

Published Wednesday, January 24, 2018
By Racey Burden

On Monday, Bridgeport City Council discussed adding a voluntary donation option to utility bills to raise funds for the fire department.

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Bridgeport police department’s network fails audit

Published Wednesday, January 10, 2018
By Racey Burden

The city of Bridgeport will need to upgrade its police department's network infrastructure after failing a recent audit.

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City of Bridgeport contemplates paid fire department

Published Saturday, December 2, 2017
By Racey Burden

Bridgeport City Council met Thursday to discuss the future of the fire department, including eventual plans to transition from a volunteer department to paid - when the city can afford it.

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Meeting Previews for the week of Saturday, November 25, 2017

Published Saturday, November 25, 2017
By Messenger Staff

The Bridgeport City Council regular meeting scheduled for Monday, Nov. 27, has been canceled.

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Steel fabrication company sets up shop

Published Wednesday, November 15, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Bridgeport City Council recently approved an economic development agreement executed between the Bridgeport Economic Development Corp. and Pantera Ventures LLC.

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Bridgeport cancels annexation plans

Published Monday, November 13, 2017
By Racey Burden

Mayor Randy Singleton announced Monday that Bridgeport is no longer planning to annex any land.

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Bridgeport City Council amends right-of-way ordinance

Published Wednesday, October 25, 2017
By Racey Burden

Bridgeport City Council Monday approved an amendment to their right-of-way ordinance to regulate wireless network equipment installations.

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City of Bridgeport downsizes annexation plan

City of Bridgeport downsizes annexation plan

Published Saturday, October 21, 2017
By Racey Burden

According to a press release sent out by the city of Bridgeport Friday, the city council decided after a special meeting Thursday to no longer pursue annexation for the areas west of East Farm Road 1658 after receiving numerous citizen complaints.

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City of Bridgeport discusses disaster funding

Published Saturday, October 14, 2017
By Racey Burden

Bridgeport City Council discussed applying for disaster recovery grants during a special meeting Friday.

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Bridgeport holds contentious second public hearing on annexation

Published Thursday, October 12, 2017
By Racey Burden

Thirty people addressed Bridgeport City Council Wednesday night, asking councilmen to vote “no” on the city’s proposed annexation of 1,300 acres of land along southwest U.S. 380 and north Texas 101. It was the second public hearing on the annexation, and emotions were running high. Some speakers raised their voices, some cried and some threatened […]

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