Greenwood-Slidell Volunteer Fire Department earns 18K grant

Published Saturday, August 22, 2015
By David Talley

Adam North doesn't have time to deal with equipment failure. The Greenwood-Slidell Volunteer Fire Department chief has a large jurisdiction and a small budget.

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College needs 5-cent tax

Published Saturday, August 22, 2015
By Tracy Smith

While we understand the need for the Wise County commissioners court and newly elected County Judge J.D. Clark to politicize his very first $64 million budget ever and adhere to his recent campaign promise to not raise taxes, it is unbelievable he has chosen to throw down the hammer on Weatherford College, over what essentially equates to the price of a Chili's hamburger each year.

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Questioning King’s claims

Published Saturday, July 11, 2015
By Tracy Smith

A recent Wise County Messenger article wrote about how our state representative, Phil King, claimed the state's recent legislative session was "the most productive in which he's been involved."

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Open carry means dire consequences

Published Saturday, June 6, 2015
By Tracy Smith

After failing in two previous sessions of state Congress, a bill that will allow people with concealed handgun licenses to carry their firearms on Texas college and university campuses passed Sunday night.

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Audrey Rajashree Turbiville and Dave Randall Duwe

Published Saturday, May 30, 2015
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Audrey Rajashree Turbiville of Lewisville, daughter of Paul and Ann Turbiville of Belle Fourche, S.D., will marry Dave Randall Duwe of Dallas

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Exercise your right to vote

Published Wednesday, April 29, 2015
By Tracy Smith

Abraham Lincoln once said, "The ballot is stronger than the bullet."

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HB 40 detrimental to UTGCD

Published Wednesday, April 22, 2015
By Tracy Smith

In 2007, more than 78 percent of Wise, Parker, Hood and Montague County voters elected to create the Upper Trinity Groundwater Conservation District (UTGCD).

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GOP letter undermines US abroad

Published Saturday, March 14, 2015
By Tracy Smith

I'm outraged by the letter signed by the two Texas U.S. senators, Ted Cruz and John Cornyn, along with 45 other U.S. senators from different states that was intended to usurp the authority of our commander-in-chief.

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Elections have consequences

Published Wednesday, January 14, 2015
By Tracy Smith

I have been cautious this year in finding my New Year's resolution. I decided, why force the issue on Jan. 1?

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Good news, bad news in economic turn

Published Saturday, November 29, 2014
By Tracy A. Smith

Annual overall growth of about 3.5 percent is predicted nationwide, across all industries in America, for 2015.

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Democrats’ dream still alive in Wise

Published Saturday, November 8, 2014
By Tracy A. Smith

The dream is still alive for Wise County Democrats.

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Wise County needs real experience

Published Wednesday, October 29, 2014
By Coley Smith

You often hear that our elected officials need experience to do their job correctly.

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Greenwood Fall Festival

Published Wednesday, October 15, 2014
By Joe Duty

Kylie Hood and Lexie Reza sit in a children's train car at the Greenwood Fall Festival Saturday, Oct. 11.

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Fall Festival returns for 17th year

Published Wednesday, October 8, 2014
By Jake Harris

The Greenwood Extension Education Club will host its 17th annual Greenwood Fall Festival this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in downtown Greenwood.

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Emma ‘Ruth’ Milligan

Published Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Emma "Ruth" Milligan, 91, a loving wife, friend and aunt, died Monday, Sept. 29, 2014.

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Disrespect to long-term teachers

Published Wednesday, June 4, 2014
By Coley Smith

I am disappointed in the Wise County Messenger's recent coverage of local events.

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Lilly Rene Willett

Published Saturday, May 31, 2014
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Rachael and Joshua Willett of Greenwood announce the birth of a daughter, Lilly Rene

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Stronger regulations needed in wake of West

Published Wednesday, April 23, 2014
By Tracy A. Smith

The preliminary report has been released by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board on the West fertilizer plant explosion last April.

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Landri Isabella Harwell

Published Saturday, April 5, 2014
By March 28, 2014

Laura Johnson and Clayton Harwell of Greenwood announce the birth of a daughter, Landri Isabella

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Allie Belle Florida

Published Wednesday, February 26, 2014
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Allie Belle Florida, 89, died Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, in her hometown of Greenwood.

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