Month in Review for November 2018

Published Saturday, December 8, 2018
By Messenger Staff

The Decatur Eagles held off second-place Andrews by two points, winning the 4A cross country title 90-92 in Round Rock Nov. 3.

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Casting ballots: Voter turnout highest in nearly three decades

Published Wednesday, November 28, 2018
By Brian Knox

It's starting to feel like the early 1990s again in Wise County, at least in terms of local voter turnout.

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Garrett charged with embezzling from Wood family

Published Wednesday, November 21, 2018
By Brian Knox

A Bridgeport woman has been arrested on theft charges, accused of embezzling more than a half-million dollars from the family of James Wood. Robin Anne Garrett, 46, is charged with theft greater than $300,000, a first degree felony; theft $150,000 to $300,000, a second degree felony; and theft $2,500 to $30,000 enhanced, a third degree felony.

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Forced annexation finished; Wise County is now Tier 2

Forced annexation finished; Wise County is now Tier 2

Published Saturday, November 10, 2018
By Austin Jackson

After a 426-day fight, the Wise Citizens for Property Rights founder Bryson Boyd finally had cause to kick back and celebrate as he watched votes pile up against forced annexation at an election party Tuesday night at Rooster's Roadhouse in Decatur.

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Lopez falls short in Texas Senate Race

Lopez falls short in Texas Senate Race

Published Saturday, November 10, 2018
By Austin Jackson

After 12 months of speaking engagements, meeting voters door-to-door, and touring college campuses, Texas Senate District 30 Democratic nominee Kevin Lopez brought his campaign against Republican nominee Pat Fallon back to where it first kicked off.

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Youth vote: Students cast first ballots in midterm election

Published Saturday, November 10, 2018
By Austin Jackson

Long lines, a senior course load and the maze of the midterm ballot didn't stop Boyd student Maile Hopkins from letting her voice be heard.

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Moore wins Slidell ISD seat

Published Saturday, November 10, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

Brian Moore defeated Scott Walz 298 votes to 162 votes, between Denton and Wise counties, to win Position 4 on the Slidell School Board.

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Boonsville voters pass ESD No. 2

Published Saturday, November 10, 2018
By Brian Knox

Fifteen years after a proposition to create an Emergency Services District in the Boonsville area failed by just a handful of votes, voters Tuesday approved Wise County ESD No. 2.

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Rhome passes wastewater bond

Published Saturday, November 10, 2018
By Richard Greene

Rhome voters approved the $2.75 million proposition for wastewater improvements Tuesday night.

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Decatur voters reject water district prop

Published Saturday, November 10, 2018
By Brian Knox

Voters in Decatur narrowly rejected a proposition to tax property newly-annexed into the Wise County Water Supply District.

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Wise Republicans turn out in force; More than half of ballots are straight party

Published Saturday, November 10, 2018
By Richard Greene

Led by a heavy straight-party turnout, Wise County turned out in force for Republican candidates all the way down the ballot.

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Election Day is Tuesday; Voter turnout surges to midterm record

Published Saturday, November 3, 2018
By Brian Knox

More than a third of registered voters in Wise County cast early ballots for Tuesday's election over the past two weeks.

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Thousands vote early in midterms

Published Saturday, October 26, 2018
By Brian Knox

Midterm elections don't usually draw the crowds that a presidential election year does. Somebody forgot to tell Wise County voters.

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5 Things to Know: The Week Ahead in Wise for Saturday, October 20, 2018

Published Saturday, October 20, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Election Day is Nov. 6, but avoid the crowds and vote early.

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Polls open Monday; Early voting in election set to start

Published Wednesday, October 17, 2018
By Brian Knox

Election Day is Nov. 6, but you might want to take advantage of early voting which begins next week.

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Register to vote – we’ll help

Register to vote – we’ll help

Published Wednesday, September 26, 2018
By Brian Knox

The form immediately above this column is a Texas voter registration card. Yes, it's real.

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Month in Review: May, 2018

Published Saturday, June 9, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Bridgeport City Manager Jesica McEachern resigned May 3 to take the assistant city manager job in Lubbock. McEachern worked for the city of Bridgeport for nine years, starting as a records and election clerk in 2009.

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Tier 2 petition verified by elections office

Published Saturday, June 2, 2018
By Racey Burden

The issue of involuntary annexation is heading to the November election.

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Runoffs decided

Published Saturday, May 26, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Three Wise County races were decided in Tuesday's Republican primary runoff.

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Primary runoff vote is Tuesday

Published Saturday, May 19, 2018
By Brian Knox

There's some unfinished primary election business for voters to take care of Tuesday.

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