Jury acquits man of assault charge

Published Saturday, December 10, 2016
By Brian Knox

A Bridgeport man on trial for felony assault was acquitted by a Wise County jury Wednesday.

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Basketball: Eagles, Hicks slam Peaster

Published Saturday, December 10, 2016
By Richard Greene

The Decatur Eagles put the three-game skid from the Gene Messer Shootout behind them Tuesday with a big road win at Peaster.

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Football: Faulkenberry earns honor

Published Saturday, December 10, 2016
By Richard Greene

In his first full season as the Bridgeport Bulls' starting quarterback, Jason Faulkenberry threw for 18 touchdowns and 2,187 yards.

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Basketball: Lady Eagles rally past Graham

Published Saturday, December 10, 2016
By Richard Greene

The Decatur Lady Eagles started slow Tuesday night, scoring seven points in the opening quarter and falling behind Graham.

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Dale Henry Ford

Published Saturday, December 10, 2016
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Dale Henry Ford, 85, of Bridgeport, died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, in Bridgeport.

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Henry Eual Jenkins Jr.

Published Saturday, December 10, 2016
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Henry Eual Jenkins Jr., 94, of Bridgeport, died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, in Bridgeport.

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Melanie Abigail Porter

Published Saturday, December 10, 2016
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Jocelyn Perez and Luke Porter announce the birth of a daughter, Melanie Abigail Porter

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Nova Jean Botello

Published Saturday, December 10, 2016
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Cheyenne Davidson and Nathaniel Botello of Bridgeport announce the birth of a daughter, Nova Jean Botello

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Education Briefs for Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Published Wednesday, December 7, 2016
By Messenger Staff

The 9th Annual Northwest ISD Reindeer Romp run benefiting district P.E. departments is Saturday, Dec. 10, at Alliance Airport, 2221 Alliance Blvd.

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News Briefs for Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Published Wednesday, December 7, 2016
By Messenger Staff

There is a box at the Paradise Veterans Memorial Park designed for people to drop off unserviceable flags to be properly collected and retired by BSA Troop 194 of Bridgeport.

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Basketball: Ponder stops Sissies’ streak

Published Wednesday, December 7, 2016
By Richard Greene

A huge second quarter with four 3-pointers by Harley Bridges helped the Ponder Lady Lions run out to a big halftime lead Friday on the Bridgeport Sissies.

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Holiday Eat & Greet

Published Wednesday, December 7, 2016
By Joe Duty

Local kids met their Christmas idol and ate pancakes at Bridgeport's Breakfast with Santa Saturday.

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Amos Goines

Published Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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Amos "Lugnut" Goines, 77, of Bridgeport, died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, in Decatur.

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Toy drives help brighten kids’ Christmas

Published Saturday, December 3, 2016
By Brian Knox

'Tis the season to help out children in need, and Wise County has plenty of opportunities to do just that.

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Recently retired, ready to travel; Embry Hines reflects on 40-plus years with First State Bank

Published Saturday, December 3, 2016
By Racey Burden

After 43 years with First State Bank, President and CEO Embry Hines announced his retirement in November.

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Basketball: Grooms, Sissies shoot down Graham – Bridgeport improves to 6-1 with victory

Basketball: Grooms, Sissies shoot down Graham – Bridgeport improves to 6-1 with victory

Published Saturday, December 3, 2016
By Richard Greene

In the final game before the Thanksgiving break, Kristen Grooms admittedly didn't have the night she wanted on the offensive end.

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Basketball: Steers take down Bulls – Kimberling pours in 30 for Graham

Published Saturday, December 3, 2016
By Richard Greene

A pregame technical foul on Graham's Steven Kimberling gave the Bridgeport Bulls a lead before the opening tip Tuesday night.

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Merry and Bright

Merry and Bright

Published Saturday, December 3, 2016
By Joe Duty

Everleigh Privett and her pony, Scooter, delight the crowd at The Lights on Halsell Christmas parade Thursday night in downtown Bridgeport.

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Esmeralda Villarreal

Published Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Christina Dominguez and Jose Heriberto Villarreal of Bridgeport announce the birth of a daughter, Esmeralda Villarreal

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James Jackson Carlton

Published Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Brenda (Hill) and James Carlton of Bridgeport announce the birth of a son, James Jackson

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