1 critically injured in wreck

Published Wednesday, January 16, 2019
By Reece Waddell

The driver of a tractor trailer was critically injured Monday morning in an accident at the intersection of Farm Roads 2123 and 51 near Cottondale.

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William E. Wood

Published Wednesday, January 16, 2019
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William E. "Bill" Wood, 72, of Cottondale, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, in Cottondale.

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Three injured in two-vehicle wreck on FM 51

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Three people were transported to area hospitals from a two-vehicle accident at the intersection Farm Roads 51 and 2123 Saturday.

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Carolyn Lynn Ritchey

Published Saturday, December 1, 2018
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Carolyn Lynn Ritchey, 77, of Arlington, formerly of Cottondale, died Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, in Arlington.

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What’s in a name? Cottondale, Texas

Published Saturday, September 15, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Cottondale is named to honor the cotton crop of Mr. John Thomas Bridges.

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Home damaged after electrical fire

Published Saturday, September 8, 2018
By Austin Jackson

An electrical fire ripped through a home in Cottondale Friday morning, leaving two residents displaced.

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Fire damages home

Fire damages home

Published Wednesday, August 22, 2018
By Brian Knox

A pre-dawn fire near Cottondale Saturday heavily damaged a home.

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James Ronnie Bradley

Published Saturday, July 28, 2018
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James Ronnie "J.R." Bradley, 75, of Cottondale, died Monday, July 23, 2018, in Decatur.

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News Briefs for Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Published Wednesday, April 25, 2018
By Messenger Staff

The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to serve on the Local Disaster Action Team to respond to local disasters such as house fires and tornadoes.

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Robert Lee Ware Jr.

Published Saturday, April 7, 2018
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Robert Lee "Bob" Ware Jr., 80, of Cottondale, died Tuesday, April 3, 2018, in Wichita Falls.

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5 bombs discovered

5 bombs discovered

Published Wednesday, March 28, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

Five pipe bombs were discovered and detonated last Friday on a 32-acre property off County Road 3585 southwest of Cottondale.

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Crash injures 1

Crash injures 1

Published Saturday, March 10, 2018
By Brian Knox

One person was flown to a Fort Worth hospital Wednesday night following a two-vehicle crash in the south part of the county.

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Fire consumes rock house

Published Wednesday, February 28, 2018
By Reece Waddell

A rock house in Cottondale was destroyed by fire early Saturday morning.

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Homes evacuated due to grass fire near Cottondale

Published Monday, January 22, 2018
By Richard Greene

Several homes in the Jamberly Hills subdivision northwest of Cottondale were evacuated for two hours, while firefighters worked a large grass fire off County Road 3657 Monday afternoon.

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Western Wise County experiences a pair of power outages

Published Wednesday, January 17, 2018
By Richard Greene

Oncor crews are working to restore power to hundreds of customers in western Wise County after a pair of outages Wednesday morning. A down line on U.S. 380 took out power to 550 customers in the Runaway Bay area around 5 a.m. Wednesday. Later in the morning more than 600 residents stretching from the west side of Bridgeport, Cottondale, Balsora and into Parker County were without power. Oncor spokesperson Sabrina Easley said efforts to restore power were complicated by the heavy load on the system due to the frigid temperatures.

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Driver indicted in fatal wreck

Published Saturday, November 18, 2017
By Brian Knox

A driver involved in a deadly crash near Cottondale in July has been indicted by a Wise County grand jury.

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Raymond Hull

Published Wednesday, October 4, 2017
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Raymond (Buddy) Hull, 91, of Cottondale, died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, in Cottondale.

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Warrant issued

Published Saturday, September 30, 2017
By Brian Knox

Arrest warrants have been issued for the person investigators say shot another man at a party last weekend near Cottondale.

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Thanks to local VFDs

Published Saturday, September 30, 2017
By Madeline Snow-Lobaugh

My sincere gratitude goes out to Boyd and Cottondale volunteer fire departments for your quick response to a hay and pasture fire Labor Day on County Road 4680 and 4681 in Boyd.

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Man shot at party

Published Wednesday, September 27, 2017
By Brian Knox

A Fort Worth man was hurt when he was shot at a home in the Cottondale area early Saturday morning.

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