Seeking quiet: Families hoping for a more laid back lifestyle moved to Decatur in last decade

Seeking quiet: Families hoping for a more laid back lifestyle moved to Decatur in last decade

Published Sunday, April 24, 2011
By Kristen Tribe and Brian Knox

"Twinkle, twinkle little star, how I wonder what you are..." Or where you are.

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More people, more potholes

Published Sunday, April 24, 2011
By Messenger Staff

Increased population impacts many facets of life in an area, but it could be argued that one of the biggest impacts in Wise County is to roads.

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New and modified campuses accomodate growth

Published Sunday, April 24, 2011
By Messenger Staff

The growth of student population in the Decatur school district has proven to be a natural extension of the general population growth in the area.

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Barnett Shale factors into city’s growth

Published Thursday, April 7, 2011
By Julie Neal

Newcomers to Wise County caused a population boom in the southern part of the county, but Alvord followed the growing population trend with help from the Barnett Shale.

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City’s Hispanic numbers are growing

City’s Hispanic numbers are growing

Published Thursday, March 31, 2011
By Erika Pedroza

In tallying the largest growth in the county from 4,309 in 2000 to 5,976 in 2010, the city of Bridgeport saw particular increases in the Hispanic population. The number more than doubled from 1,215 in 2000 to 2,524 in 2010.

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More calling Rhome home; City sees explosive growth rate, new residents becoming active

More calling Rhome home; City sees explosive growth rate, new residents becoming active

Published Thursday, March 24, 2011
By Brandon Evans

When entering Rhome eastbound on Texas 114, a green billboard announces "Elevation: 942 feet."

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