Local voters go 1-for-5 in runoff choices

Published Saturday, May 28, 2016
By Brian Knox

Wise County voters, at least the 503 who cast ballots in Tuesday's primary runoff elections, only went with the statewide winners in one of five races on the ballot.

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Vote in runoff election Tuesday

Published Saturday, May 21, 2016
By Brian Knox

If early voting in Tuesday's primary runoff election is any indication, Wise County voters are showing little interest in the races that remain.

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New Bridgeport mayor, council member sworn in

Published Saturday, May 14, 2016
By Racey Burden

Two new officials were sworn into office in Bridgeport Tuesday.

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Primary runoff early voting starts Monday

Published Saturday, May 14, 2016
By Brian Knox

While the local primary races have all been decided, there is still some statewide unfinished business.

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City and school officials elected Saturday

Published Wednesday, May 11, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

School boards and city councils across Wise County will have a different look after Saturday's elections.

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Decision time: City, school races on Saturday ballot

Published Wednesday, May 4, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Nine local entities have contested races in this weekend's city council and school board elections.

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Bridgeport voters to consider home rule

Published Wednesday, May 4, 2016
By Racey Burden

Bridgeport citizens will decide whether the city will adopt home rule on election day, May 7.

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Early voting starts Monday

Published Saturday, April 23, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Early voting for the May 7 elections begins Monday, April 25, and runs through Tuesday, May 3.

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Elections: City Council

Published Saturday, April 23, 2016
By Messenger Staff

There are contested council races in six of Wise County's cities in the May 7 election.

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Register by Monday to vote in runoff

Published Saturday, April 23, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Even if you didn't vote in last month's primary election, you can still vote in next month's primary runoff election.

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May Elections: School Board

Published Wednesday, April 20, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Three local school boards have contested races in the May 7 election.

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Candidates hash out issues at debate

Published Wednesday, April 20, 2016
By Racey Burden

Rhome mayoral and city council candidates gathered Saturday for a moderated debate at the city's community center.

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Green seeks signatures for place on ballot

Published Saturday, March 12, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Local attorney Barry Green is collecting signatures to ensure his name is on the November ballot as an independent candidate for 271st district attorney.

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Victors remain: Provisional ballots counted, election outcome stands

Published Wednesday, March 9, 2016
By Racey Burden

At the Wise County Elections office ballot board meeting Tuesday five provisional ballots were accepted.

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Primary voting sets new record

Published Saturday, March 5, 2016
By Brian Knox

Trump is huge with Republican voters in Lake Bridgeport while Democratic voters in Boyd were feeling the Bern Tuesday.

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Akin wins sheriff’s race

Akin wins sheriff’s race

Published Wednesday, March 2, 2016
By Brian Knox

Lane Akin was elected the next sheriff of Wise County in overwhelming fashion Tuesday night.

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Akers-Amos declares victory; Challenger holds narrow lead with provisional votes still out

Akers-Amos declares victory; Challenger holds narrow lead with provisional votes still out

Published Wednesday, March 2, 2016
By Racey Burden

Janet Akers-Amos celebrated a narrow victory in the Democratic Party county chair election Tuesday night.

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Short comes up big; Incumbent avoids runoff

Published Wednesday, March 2, 2016
By David Talley

Sitting side-by-side on barstools at Fuzzy's, they could be family.

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White wins primary in re-election bid

Published Wednesday, March 2, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Precinct 1 Commissioner Danny White won the Republican primary Tuesday night with 56 percent of the vote.

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March to the polls; Early voters smash record; Primary election day is Tuesday

Published Saturday, February 27, 2016
By Brian Knox

If election day is anything like early voting in Wise County, it will be a Super Tuesday indeed.

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