Lightning, gas leak caused house explosion

Published Saturday, March 26, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Lightning during a spring storm started a chain reaction that led to a house explosion two weeks ago.

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Blast levels house; No one injured in Friday explosion

Blast levels house; No one injured in Friday explosion

Published Saturday, March 12, 2016
By Brian Knox

A guest house on Lake Bridgeport was destroyed in an explosion Friday morning.

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Carrie L. Simpson

Published Wednesday, December 23, 2015
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Carrie L. Simpson, 86, of Lake Bridgeport, died Monday, Dec. 21, 2015, in Decatur.

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Donald Robert DeLay

Published Wednesday, November 4, 2015
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Donald Robert DeLay, 57, of Lake Bridgeport, died Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015, in Lake Bridgeport.

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Family of 3 loses home to fire

Published Saturday, October 17, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

A family of three lost everything when their Lake Bridgeport home burned Wednesday evening.

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James David Messick

Published Saturday, October 17, 2015
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James David Messick, 62, of Lake Bridgeport died Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, in Lake Bridgeport.

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James David Messick

Published Wednesday, October 14, 2015
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James David Messick, 62, of Lake Bridgeport died Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, in Lake Bridgeport.

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Mattie Ruth Ezzell

Published Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Mattie Ruth Ezzell, 75, of Lake Bridgeport died Sunday, June 28, 2015, in Denton.

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Record rainfall triples amount of water in lake

Published Wednesday, June 3, 2015
By Brian Knox

For those who prayed for rain, your prayers have been answered.

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High water raises Kid Fish expectations

Published Wednesday, June 3, 2015
By Richard Greene

While Lake Bridgeport is closed to boat traffic due to recent flooding, plans are moving ahead for this weekend's Ronnie Brooks Memorial Kid Fish event at Wise County Park.

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Spillway open, lake closed; Water district takes action to avoid flooding

Spillway open, lake closed; Water district takes action to avoid flooding

Published Saturday, May 30, 2015
By Racey Burden

The spillway at Lake Bridgeport opened Wednesday after the lake reached its conservation level of 836 feet for the first time since August 2010.

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Flooded with optimism: Lake Bridgeport nears normal after long drought

Published Wednesday, May 27, 2015
By Richard Greene

A month ago, Jeanne Kennedy wondered if North Side Marina would stay open as summer approached and Lake Bridgeport appeared to be on the verge of drying up.

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Lakes on the rise but remain low

Published Saturday, May 16, 2015
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Lake Bridgeport is among 35 major reservoirs in Texas that remain below conservation level despite several weeks of rainfall.

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Erilynn Ann Fain

Published Saturday, February 28, 2015
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Brian and Amber Fain of Lake Bridgeport announce the birth of a daughter, Erilynn Ann Fain

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Lake Bridgeport still short of historic low

Published Wednesday, December 17, 2014
By Bob Buckel

Earlier this month, Lake Bridgeport crossed a significant milestone: the lake is more than 24 feet low.

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Hadley Mischa Lingo

Published Saturday, December 13, 2014
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Andrew Lingo and Olivia Casillas of Lake Bridgeport announce the birth of a daughter, Hadley Mischa Lingo

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Millie Bess Gardner

Published Saturday, November 1, 2014
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Millie Bess Gardner, 89, a former longtime resident of Lake Bridgeport, and most recently of Wichita Falls, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, surrounded by family.

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Mary Owens

Published Saturday, September 27, 2014
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Mary Owens, 76, died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, at her home at Lake Bridgeport surrounded by family.

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Stephen Doyle Ince

Published Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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Stephen Doyle Ince, 22, of Lake Bridgeport, died Wednesday, July 2, 2014, in Lake Bridgeport.

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Daily reminders of the flamingo

Published Wednesday, December 4, 2013
By Kelcey Blanks

Pat Slayton keeps a flamingo on her desk in her office. The flamingo is there to remind her of where she is now in her life and her vision for the future.

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