Football: Playoff-bound Chico, Alvord battle for seeding

Published Wednesday, November 2, 2016
By Richard Greene

The Chico Dragons and Alvord Bulldogs clinched playoff berths out of the five-team District 5-2A Division I by virtue of their victories over Olney.

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Calvin Monroe Dawson

Published Wednesday, November 2, 2016
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Calvin Monroe (Shorty) (Dido) Dawson, 92, of Chico, died Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, in Decatur.

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Upcoming Halloween Events

Published Saturday, October 29, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Messenger photographer Joe Duty will take portraits of trick-or-treaters 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, at his Messenger studio, 115 S. Trinity St. Enter on the south side of the building.

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Voleyball: Lady Dragons look to get past first round

Published Saturday, October 29, 2016
By Richard Greene

The Chico Lady Dragons entered the season with tempered expectations after graduating two of their leading hitters and going through a coaching change for a second straight season.

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Charles Ezekiel Bush

Published Saturday, October 29, 2016
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Ashley and Matthew Bush of Chico announce the birth of a son, Charles Ezekiel

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Upcoming Halloween Events

Published Wednesday, October 26, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Senior Care's 7th Annual Fall Fest is 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27.

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Volleyball: Chico takes over top 2A seed in 9-2A

Published Wednesday, October 26, 2016
By Richard Greene

The Chico Lady Dragons entered Tuesday night with a chance to clinch the top 2A seed out of District 9-2A.

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Upcoming Halloween events

Published Saturday, October 22, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Candy seekers rejoice! There is a full lineup of Halloween events and fall festivals planned across Wise County.

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School family supports teacher through treatment

School family supports teacher through treatment

Published Saturday, October 22, 2016
By Racey Burden

Debbie Spradlin debated for some time whether to tell her first grade class she had cancer.

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Cities receive TDA grants

Published Saturday, October 22, 2016
By Messenger Staff

The cities of Bridgeport and Chico have been awarded Texas Community Development Block Grants for infrastructure improvements.

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Football: Windthorst blanks Chico, 55-0

Published Saturday, October 22, 2016
By Richard Greene

Windthorst rolled over Chico Friday night, racking up 501 yards on their way to a 55-0 win.

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Volleyball: Chico trips up Ranger

Published Saturday, October 22, 2016
By Richard Greene

Behind 15 aces from Britton Petty, the Chico Lady Dragons served up a quick three-game sweep of Ranger Tuesday.

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Charles Ezekiel Bush

Published Saturday, October 22, 2016
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Ashley and Matthew Bush of Chico announce the birth of a son, Charles Ezekiel

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Chico School Board discusses energy conservation agreement

Published Wednesday, October 19, 2016
By David Talley

Ideal Impact, an energy consulting firm, gave a presentation to the Chico School Board Tuesday night, detailing how much money could be saved with its conservation service.

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News Briefs for Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Published Wednesday, October 19, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Starting this week, Farm Road 730 will be closed at Twin Pond Creek, north of Decatur, for drainage repairs.

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Volleyball: Bryson edges Chico in five games

Published Wednesday, October 19, 2016
By Richard Greene

The Chico Lady Dragons rallied to force a fifth game Saturday, but fell in the tiebreaker against Bryson.

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Small-town shot

Published Wednesday, October 19, 2016
By Joe Duty

To say the least, shooting small-town football is always unpredictable.

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June Bowyer-Sowell

Published Wednesday, October 19, 2016
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June Bowyer-Sowell, 81, of Chico, died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, in Decatur.

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Football: Starnes, Chico rally to beat Olney

Published Saturday, October 15, 2016
By Richard Greene

With just 81 seconds left in the game, the Chico Dragons’ slim lead disappeared and in all-likelihood so did their chance to snap a playoff drought dating back to 2001.

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Volleyball: Chico scores victory over Alvord

Published Saturday, October 15, 2016
By Richard Greene

Jessica Byers and Raven Leal combined for 26 kills to lead the Chico Lady Dragons to a three-game sweep of Wise County rival Alvord Tuesday.

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