War of words: Estes, Fallon exchange taunts in debate

Published Saturday, February 3, 2018
By Racey Burden

Following the local candidate debates Tuesday night at the Arcadia Theatre in Bridgeport, Pat Fallon and Craig Estes took the stage, and the mood of the night changed.

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Candidates vie for votes

Published Saturday, February 3, 2018
By Racey Burden

Candidates from across Wise County introduced themselves to voters Tuesday night at the Arcadia Theatre in Bridgeport and debated their opponents (if they had one), giving constituents a chance to see how their potential public officials stack up against one another.

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Manoushagian leads in campaign funds; Candidate brings in $3,800 in contributions

Published Wednesday, January 31, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

Precinct 4 justice of the peace candidate Kent "Buck" Manoushagian is outpacing all local candidates in fundraising with $3,800, according to campaign finance reports turned in Jan. 16.

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Election filing starts; Rhome mayor turns in packet

Published Saturday, January 20, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Filing for the May 5 general election opened Wednesday.

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Filing begins for May election

Published Saturday, January 13, 2018
By Messenger Staff

The first day for candidates to file for the May 5, 2018 General Election is Wednesday.

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Lopez to run for Texas Senate; Bridgeport councilman files as Democrat

Published Saturday, December 23, 2017
By Racey Burden

Bridgeport City Councilman Kevin Lopez has thrown his hat in the ring as the lone Democratic candidate running for Senate District 30.

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Garrett running for Pct. 4 JP

Published Wednesday, December 20, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Willie Garrett of Bridgeport is the third candidate to jump in the Precinct 4 justice of the peace race.

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Terry joins Pct. 3 constable race

Published Wednesday, December 20, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Terry Terry of Boyd, perhaps better known as Brother Terry, is running for Precinct 3 constable.

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White joins Precinct 3 constable race

Published Saturday, December 16, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Tony White of Rhome is the fourth - and final - candidate to file in the Precinct 3 constable race.

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Lopez runs for Senate; Republicans only in local races

Published Wednesday, December 13, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Bridgeport City Councilman Kevin Lopez filed Monday to run for state senator, District 30.

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Fallon’s campaign tour stops in Wise

Published Wednesday, December 13, 2017
By Racey Burden

During his tour of 14 counties in 14 hours, State Rep. Pat Fallon stopped by the Runaway Bay Norma Coble Civic Center Friday to campaign for Senate District 30.

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Republican ballot grows

Published Saturday, December 9, 2017
By Messenger Staff

As the filing period draws to a close, the Republican ballot grows longer.

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Wall joins run for Pct. 2 commissioner

Published Saturday, December 9, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Johnny Wall of Decatur is running for Precinct 2 county commissioner.

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Edwards files to run for land commissioner

Published Saturday, December 2, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Davey Edwards of Alvord filed this week with the state Republican Party to run for Texas land commissioner.

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More Republican candidates file

Published Saturday, November 25, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Almost halfway through the filing period, 16 local Republicans have signed up to be on the March 6 primary ballot.

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Hays announces run for re-election

Published Wednesday, November 22, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Mandy Hays announced Monday she will seek a third term in office.

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Hudson seeks 6th term

Published Saturday, November 18, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

County Treasurer Katherine Hudson announced this week she will run for a sixth term in 2018.

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Burns runs for re-election

Published Saturday, November 18, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Precinct 2 County Commissioner Kevin Burns announced this week he will run for a fifth term in 2018.

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‘Tis the season for voter registration cards

Published Saturday, November 18, 2017
By Brian Knox

Before local residents start getting Christmas cards, they can expect to see a different kind of card arriving in their mailboxes.

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Payne says he’ll work for all Texans as governor

Published Wednesday, November 15, 2017
By Brian Knox

Democratic governor candidate Jeffrey Payne said he's been upset with what he's seen as failures in state government in a number of areas: immigration, health care and education, to name a few.

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