Body identified as local resident

Published Saturday, December 8, 2018
By Brian Knox

The man who apparently set himself on fire and jumped from a bridge on Texas 114 on the south side of Bridgeport Nov. 30, has been identified as a 20-year-old Bridgeport resident.

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Month in Review for November 2018

Published Saturday, December 8, 2018
By Messenger Staff

The Decatur Eagles held off second-place Andrews by two points, winning the 4A cross country title 90-92 in Round Rock Nov. 3.

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Leo Gael Reyes

Published Saturday, December 8, 2018
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Amanda and Omar Reyes of Bridgeport announce the birth of a son, Leo Gael

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Liam Abraham Rodriguez

Published Saturday, December 8, 2018
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Cecil and Rene Rodriguez of Bridgeport announce the birth of a son, Liam Abraham

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Crash involving school bus injures 8

Published Wednesday, December 5, 2018
By Brian Knox

A bus carrying members of the Bridgeport Sissies basketball team was involved in a wreck in Parker County Saturday night.

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Riding together: Wise County Toy Run brings Christmas to needy

Riding together: Wise County Toy Run brings Christmas to needy

Published Wednesday, December 5, 2018
By Austin Jackson

In a sea of leather and chrome, James Woods mounted his father's bike and turned the ignition, adding the hog's voice to the symphony of 1,102 bikes coming to life at the 19th Annual Wise County Toy Run.

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Building bridges: Bridgeport PD launches new Hispanic outreach program

Published Wednesday, December 5, 2018
By Brian Knox

The Bridgeport Police Department is starting a new program next week aimed at improving outreach to the city's Hispanic community.

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Weekend planner for Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Published Wednesday, December 5, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Help pack grocery bags for Live Thankfully at Party with a Purpose on Sunday at McCarroll Middle School's Multipurpose Building, 1201 W. Thompson St. The event starts at 5 p.m., and everyone is welcome to come help.

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News Briefs for Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Published Wednesday, December 5, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Wise County Salvation Army needs local volunteers to ring the bell for its annual Red Kettle campaign at two locations in Wise County: Walmart in Decatur and Brookshire's in Bridgeport.

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Man jumps from bridge; Police investigates

Published Saturday, December 1, 2018
By Brian Knox

A man was killed when he apparently lit himself on fire and jumped from a bridge in Bridgeport Friday morning.

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Big boots to fill: Bridgeport welcomes new Santa, remembers Horne

Big boots to fill: Bridgeport welcomes new Santa, remembers Horne

Published Saturday, December 1, 2018
By Austin Jackson

In Bridgeport City Hall, a man with a white beard and a polyester red suit waited in the wings for the big moment.

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5 Things to Know: The Week Ahead in Wise for Saturday, December 1, 2018

Published Saturday, December 1, 2018
By Messenger Staff

The sixth annual Live Thankfully food drive is underway in Wise County.

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Capitol of Christmas

Capitol of Christmas

Published Saturday, December 1, 2018
By Joe Duty

The City of Bridgeport, the 'Christmas Capitol of Wise County,' ushered in the holiday season with its Santa and the Stagecoach Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony Monday in downtown Bridgeport.

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Sawyer Evelyn Dru Bradshaw

Published Saturday, December 1, 2018
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Elijah and Haley Bradshaw of Bridgeport announce the birth of a daughter, Sawyer Evelyn Dru

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News Briefs for Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Published Wednesday, November 28, 2018
By Messenger Staff

The Wise County Chamber of Commerce's 2018 awards dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Decatur Conference Center.

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Weekend Planner for Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Published Wednesday, November 28, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Two of the most festive holiday events in Wise County are the lighted parades in Bridgeport and Decatur.

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Lady Eagles, Sissies earn all-district honors

Lady Eagles, Sissies earn all-district honors

Published Wednesday, November 28, 2018
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Decatur senior Satasha Kostelecky was named District 8-4A MVP, leading the Lady Eagles to their third state championship.

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Betty Nevesta Jones

Published Wednesday, November 28, 2018
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Betty Nevesta Jones, 85, a longtime resident of Bridgeport, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, in Bridgeport.

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Sissies rout Graham, improve to 9-1

Published Tuesday, November 27, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

Bridgeport’s relentless full-court press forced 24 Graham turnovers, as the No. 6 Sissies rolled the Lady Blues 64-39 at home Tuesday night.

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‘Because I could;’ Garrett charged with embezzlement from Wood family

Published Saturday, November 24, 2018
By Brian Knox

A Bridgeport woman has been arrested on theft charges, accused of embezzling more than a half-million dollars from the family of James Wood.

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