Time to heal

Published Wednesday, May 8, 2019
By Shannon Johnson

Lincoln warned, "A house divided against itself cannot stand."

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Vote today: Early voting turnout heavy in Decatur

Published Saturday, May 4, 2019
By Brian Knox

Saturday was election day for local school boards and city councils.

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Reeves, Carpenter win council races; Place 2 too close to call

Published Saturday, May 4, 2019
By Brian Knox

The Decatur City Council will welcome two new faces, and possibly a third, following Saturday's election.

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Incumbents hang on to seats

Published Saturday, May 4, 2019
By Richard Greene

Incumbents Bobby Brazier and Billy Fred Walker retained their seats on the Bridgeport City Council.

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Lowery, Houchin secure decisive wins

Published Saturday, May 4, 2019
By Richard Greene

Chris Lowery is returning to the Decatur ISD School Board and will be joined by Thomas Houchin. The two candidates won their elections Saturday decisively.

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Election day is Saturday

Published Wednesday, May 1, 2019
By Messenger Staff

City and school leadership positions are on the line Saturday, and voters have the final say.

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Candidates report campaign finances

Published Wednesday, May 1, 2019
By Kristen Tribe

Local city council and school board candidates Friday turned in their final campaign finance reports before the May 4 election as required by the Texas Ethics Commission.

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A little about me

Published Wednesday, May 1, 2019
By Messenger Staff

Don't forget to vote in your local election!

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Concerns about trustee’s endorsement

Published Wednesday, May 1, 2019
By Messenger Staff

Free speech comes with responsibility and accountability, especially from our public officials.

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5 Things to Know: The Week Ahead in Wise for Saturday, April 27, 2019

Published Saturday, April 27, 2019
By Messenger Staff

Put on your Thanksgiving pants, people. The 3rd Annual Eighter from Decatur Food Truck Challenge is May 4 in downtown Decatur.

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Early voting begins Monday

Published Saturday, April 20, 2019
By Brian Knox

Can't wait to cast a vote in local elections? You're in luck - the first opportunity to vote is Monday.

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Decatur Choice 2019

Published Saturday, April 20, 2019
By Messenger Staff

Three council seats are on the May 4 ballot. Voters will select council members for Place 2, Place 4 and the at-large Place 6 seats. Here's their answers to our questions on their race.

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Candidates share views on city in forum

Candidates share views on city in forum

Published Saturday, April 6, 2019
By Richard Greene

Decatur City Council candidates shared their views on the direction of the city and put economic development, parks and permitting under the microscope during Thursday's forum.

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Holmes files for re-election

Published Saturday, February 9, 2019
By Richard Greene

Boyd Mayor Rodney Holmes has filed to retain his post.

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5 Things to Know: The Week Ahead in Wise for Saturday, February 9, 2019

Published Saturday, February 9, 2019
By Messenger Staff

The girls basketball playoffs begin Monday with the bi-district round. Decatur will take on Glen Rose at 6 p.m. Monday at Weatherford High School.

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Citizenship check: 56 in county to receive letters asking for proof to remain on voting rolls

Published Wednesday, January 30, 2019
By Brian Knox

Fifty-six Wise County residents will receive a letter within the next few days asking them to provide proof of U.S. citizenship in order to remain on the voting rolls.

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4 file in DISD election

Published Wednesday, January 16, 2019
By Richard Greene

Four candidates filed Wednesday to fill the two Decatur ISD School Board spots on the ballot for the May 4 general election. Wednesday was the first day for candidates to file. The deadline for filing is Feb. 15. Decatur ISD School Board President and artist Cheri Boyd filed to stay in her Place 2 seat, […]

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Potential candidates learn the ropes

Published Saturday, January 12, 2019
By Richard Greene

Ten prospective candidates, along with the two incumbents, turned out for the Decatur ISD school board candidate information session Wednesday night.

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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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