Election Day is Tuesday

Published Saturday, November 1, 2014
By Messenger Staff

After months of campaigning, Election Day is finally here.

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Early voting available this weekend

Published Saturday, October 25, 2014
By Messenger Staff

If your work week schedule doesn't allow you to vote early Monday-through-Friday for the Nov. 4 general election, you're in luck this year.

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Early voting off to mediocre start

Published Wednesday, October 22, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

Early voting for the Nov. 4 general election started Monday and drew more than 400 people to the Wise County polls.

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Early voting opens Monday

Published Saturday, October 18, 2014
By Bob Buckel

Come Jan. 1, 2015, Texas will have a new governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, comptroller, land commissioner, agriculture commissioner and railroad commissioner.

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Meet PISD’s school board candidates

Published Saturday, October 18, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Three spots on the Paradise ISD school board will go before the voters Nov. 4. The at-large seats are 3, 4, and 5.

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Judge upholds appointment

Judge upholds appointment

Published Saturday, October 11, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County Democratic Party Chair Tracy Smith dropped her head in her hands as the judge announced his ruling shortly after noon Friday at the Wise County Courthouse.

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Elections administrator’s start date debated

Published Thursday, October 9, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

The turmoil over the appointment of Jim Parker as interim elections administrator continued to brew at a Wise County Elections Commission meeting Wednesday.

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Candidates report campaign finances

Published Wednesday, October 8, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

Local candidates turned in their 30-day campaign finance report forms this week as required by the Texas Ethics Commission.

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To vote, register by Monday and have photo ID

Published Saturday, October 4, 2014
By Messenger Staff

If you plan on voting in the Nov. 4 general election, you need to make sure you are registered to vote.

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Few voters choose winners in runoff races

Published Saturday, May 31, 2014
By Brian Knox

The winner of Tuesday's primary runoff elections was ... apathy, apparently. That goes for both Wise County and the state as a whole.

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Voting Tuesday in primary runoff

Published Wednesday, May 24, 2014
By Brian Knox

After Tuesday, the November general election ballot should be set.

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Primary runoff early voting begins Monday

Published Wednesday, May 14, 2014
By Messenger Staff

There is no more primary election business to take care of on the local level, but a few decisions are left to be made on the state and national levels.

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Early voters settle races

Published Wednesday, May 14, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County voters made their choices known in local city council and school board elections last week - and with the exception of one entity, all had more votes cast early than on election day May 10.

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Godfrey wins mayor’s race

Published Wednesday, May 14, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

Louis Godfrey will transition from the council to Rhome's top job after winning the mayor's race Saturday. He defeated Mark Lorance, who once held the mayor's post, 117-88. Lorance said he was asked by several people to come back and run again. "I gave it a shot and tried to get my message out there the best I could, and it just didn't work out," he said. "If the citizens want someone else to step into that position, then that's OK. "I volunteered my services, tried to get my message out and I guess Louis had a better message." Godfrey says he feels "fine" about the win, and he wants to see the city grow in a positive way. "I want the city to have positive relations all the way around," he said. "It's time to get a master plan into effect, but not all of this will take place overnight. "... I plan to work very hard for the people of this city, whatever it takes to get the job done," he said. "I'm not afraid of long hours, and I'm not afraid of hard work, as long as we can all stay on track and do things together, I think we'll all do just fine." Two at-large council seats were up for grabs and were secured by incumbents Jo Ann Wilson and Michelle Pittman. Wilson received 122 votes, and Pittman got 90, beating Timothy Robison (79), Shawn Holliman (48) and Jason Miller (38). "I am pleased that people wanted me back in, and I got more votes than I ever have," said Wilson, who is starting her fourth term. "I really enjoy it. A lot of people have my cell phone number, and that's good. If I can be of any help, I will try. I think that's important, particularly in a small town. I just appreciate all the support I've been given." Wilson said she would like to address water needs and road repair in the next two years. Pittman's win secures her second term, and she wants to see the city develop a five-year plan for a safety complex that would house the police and fire departments. She also wants to include a community center and sports fields in that plan. She said they also need to evaluate infrastructure for water and sewer to ensure everything is in place to accommodate growth, especially commercial growth. Pittman said she's honored to be re-elected. "It's been a rocky two years, but it's been a privilege to get to be a part of helping people," she said. "We've had a lot of challenges, and I feel like I've been the Lone Ranger sticking up for some things that I feel strongly about ... I want to get away from that."

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Hiler, Stanford claim school board seats

Published Wednesday, May 14, 2014
By Jimmy Alford

After the votes were tallied, Bridgeport ISD had two new school board members Saturday night.

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Lane brings experience to city council

Published Wednesday, May 14, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

Corey Lane may be new to the governing body of the city of Bridgeport, but he is no stranger to politics.

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Alling, Lamirand elected to school board

Published Wednesday, May 14, 2014
By Brian Knox

Decatur School Board incumbent Jeff Alling cruised to re-election while a three-person-race to replace board member Alan White was a bit closer.

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Challengers win big in school trustee election

Published Wednesday, May 14, 2014
By Bob Buckel

Voters on both sides of the Alvord school board race stuck together as they elected two new trustees Saturday.

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More than 50 on school board, city council ballots

Published Saturday, May 10, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Fifty-three candidates are seeking 21 school board and city council positions in today's elections across the county.

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Polls open Monday for city, school voting

Published Saturday, April 26, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Early voting for the May 10 city and school elections begins Monday.

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