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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Garrett speaks out about complaints

Published Saturday, May 12, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

Willie Garrett, candidate for Precinct 4 justice of the peace, expressed frustration with the complaints filed on him with the Texas Ethics Commission.

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Primary runoff voting starts Monday

Published Saturday, May 12, 2018
By Brian Knox

Early voting in the May 22 primary runoff election begins Monday and runs through May 18.

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Election results are in: Alvord loses bond bid; Rhome re-elects five incumbents

Published Wednesday, May 9, 2018
By Racey Burden

Alvord ISD lost its bid for a bond for a second straight year, 199 votes to 104.

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Election day is Saturday; Local entities report early vote totals

Published Saturday, May 5, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Early voting in Saturday's city and school elections ended Tuesday.

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Weekend Planner for Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Published Wednesday, May 2, 2018
By Messenger Staff

The 2nd Annual Eighter from Decatur Food Truck Challenge returns to downtown Decatur Saturday.

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Fallon takes on property taxes, gun control measures

Published Saturday, April 28, 2018
By Racey Burden

The Republican nominee for State Senate District 30, Pat Fallon, stopped by Bridgeport Wednesday morning to meet with community members and talk about his policy ideas.

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Candidates square off in heated debate

Published Wednesday, April 25, 2018
By Racey Burden

The debate between Rhome City Council candidates at Chisholm Trail Church Saturday got off to a heated start when an old argument between former and current council members over the city pavilion was brought up right off the bat.

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May General Election: School Board candidates

Published Wednesday, April 25, 2018
By Messenger Staff

The Messenger asked school board candidates the following questions. Here are their responses.

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Early voting begins Monday for school bond issue

Published Saturday, April 21, 2018
By Brian Knox

For the second year in a row, voters in the Alvord school district will have a choice to make on a school bond issue.

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May General Election: City Council

Published Saturday, April 21, 2018
By Messenger Staff

The Messenger sent mayoral and city council candidates questionnaires, asking them to address the following.

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Unofficial results tallied; Mail-in ballots counted, election results unchanged

Published Saturday, March 10, 2018
By Racey Burden

With the last 130 mail-in ballots counted, the winners of the March Republican primary election only solidified their leads.

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Lemon wins 8th term in tight race

Lemon wins 8th term in tight race

Published Wednesday, March 7, 2018
By Racey Burden

Sherry Lemon won her eighth term as county clerk Tuesday in her first contested race since she was elected for the first time in 1990.

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Applewhite, Terry move to next round

Published Wednesday, March 7, 2018
By Richard Greene

Charles Applewhite of Aurora and Terry Terry of Boyd are the last two standing in the race for Wise County Precinct 3 constable.

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Redman, Manning headed for runoff

Published Wednesday, March 7, 2018
By Racey Burden

In a four-woman race for Precinct 2 justice of the peace, Kim Redman and Callie Manning came out on top. They'll face each other again in the May 22 runoff election.

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Edwards’ bid falls short

Published Wednesday, March 7, 2018
By Richard Greene

Decatur surveyor Davey Edwards' bid for Texas Land Commissioner fell short in the Republican primary.

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Burns wins big

Published Wednesday, March 7, 2018
By Brian Knox

Precinct 2 Commissioner Kevin Burns cruised to an easy victory in Tuesday's Republican primary.

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