Mayor faces assault charge

Published Wednesday, July 13, 2016
By Brian Knox

A local mayor has been indicted by a Wise County grand jury for felony assault of a security guard.

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Rabies confirmed in kitten

Published Saturday, June 18, 2016
By Brian Knox

A kitten in Wise County has tested positive for rabies.

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Grass fire devours mobile home

Grass fire devours mobile home

Published Wednesday, February 17, 2016
By Richard Greene

A fast-moving grass fire destroyed a mobile home on Private Road 4442 between New Fairview and Decatur in the East Wise fire district Saturday afternoon.

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Charles Ray Kennedy

Published Saturday, January 9, 2016
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Charles Ray Kennedy, 62, of New Fairview died Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016, at home surrounded by those who love him.

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Ice leads to fatal accident on FM 2264

Ice leads to fatal accident on FM 2264

Published Wednesday, December 30, 2015
By Richard Greene

Residual ice from Monday's snow storm sent a truck off of Farm Road 2264 and on top of a SUV submerged in a creek in New Fairview Tuesday morning.

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Fire destroys two-story home

Fire destroys two-story home

Published Wednesday, October 28, 2015
By Racey Burden

A family of three lost their South Wise home to a fire early Monday morning.

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Aubrey Ski Willett

Published Saturday, July 25, 2015
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Hailey Hitz and Trevor Willett of New Fairview announce the birth of a daughter, Aubrey Ski Willett

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Dumped puppies rescued

Published Saturday, March 21, 2015
By Brian Knox

Information is being sought on the person responsible for dumping a bag of puppies into a creek near New Fairview.

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Decatur man injured in Wednesday wreck

Published Saturday, September 13, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

The driver of a Ford Mustang involved in a two-vehicle accident on U.S. 287 New Fairview Wednesday night was ejected after hitting an 18-wheeler and flipping over.

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Man hurt after driving off road

Published Saturday, September 13, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

A New Mexico man was seriously injured in a one-vehicle wreck on U.S. 81/287 near New Fairview Thursday afternoon.

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Ernest Theadore Hancock Jr.

Published Saturday, August 16, 2014
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Ernest Theadore Hancock Jr., 75, of New Fairview died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, in Decatur.

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Scout donates duck boxes to Forest Service

Published Saturday, July 19, 2014
By Brian Knox

To earn his rank as an Eagle Scout, a local teenager decided to help out another winged creature.

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2 homes charred in separate fires

2 homes charred in separate fires

Published Saturday, July 12, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

Fire ravaged two mobile homes in separate incidents early Friday morning. The blazes were reported within 30 minutes of each other.

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Vargas graduates UT

Published Wednesday, June 18, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Laurita Vargas recently graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a degree in kinesiology, exercise science and minors in business and psychology.

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Johnny Ray McDowell

Published Wednesday, May 28, 2014
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Johnny Ray McDowell, 81, a retired truck driver from New Fairview, died Monday, May 26, 2014, in Decatur.

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Chicken coop fire ignites trailer home

Chicken coop fire ignites trailer home

Published Wednesday, April 9, 2014
By Richard Greene

A fire that started in a chicken coop tore through half of a trailer home at 308 Private Road 4433 early Sunday morning, leaving a cat and one of the five dogs in the residence dead.

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New Fairview fire guts couple’s home, truck

New Fairview fire guts couple’s home, truck

Published Wednesday, February 26, 2014
By Brian Knox

For Joe and Patricia Applewhite, it seemed one moment they were unloading groceries and the next, everything they owned was consumed by fire.

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Officials suspect arson in New Fairview grass fires

Published Wednesday, January 15, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

Investigators believe the multiple grass fires along Farm Road 2264 in New Fairview Sunday were intentionally set.

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Still trying to find the Spirit of Christmas

Published Saturday, December 28, 2013
By John and Kandra Morris

I applied for the Spirit of Christmas and was accepted to receive a voucher to shop at Wal-Mart.

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Alpha Tank and Pump Distribution LLC

Published Saturday, November 30, 2013
By Messenger Staff

Products/services: Distribution center for polyurethane tanks and pumps for the oil and gas industry.

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