Newark mayor resigns — council offers little details

Published Thursday, June 21, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

The Newark City Council accepted Mayor Gary Van Wagner’s resignation Thursday night after spending nearly half an hour in executive session.

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Area students receive honors at HPU

Published Wednesday, June 13, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Three local residents earned academic honors during the spring 2018 semester at Howard Payne University.

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Titus Alekzander Austad

Published Saturday, June 2, 2018
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Alexis Maydahl and Travis Austad of Newark announce the birth of a son, Titus Alekzander Austad

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Libraries ready to rock summer reading

Published Wednesday, May 23, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County libraries have a full slate of summer activities to not only keep kids entertained, but also maintain and grow their reading level.

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Billy Martin Jennings

Published Saturday, May 5, 2018
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Billy Martin "Spider" Jennings, 69, of Newark, died Monday, April 30, 2018.

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Early voting begins Monday for school bond issue

Published Saturday, April 21, 2018
By Brian Knox

For the second year in a row, voters in the Alvord school district will have a choice to make on a school bond issue.

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Newark MDD brings in $2K

Published Saturday, April 14, 2018
By Richard Greene

Last May, Newark voters went to the polls and approved the establishment of the Newark Municipal Development District, moving the half-cent of sales tax set aside for property tax relief to the district.

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Students graduate UNT

Published Wednesday, February 7, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Several local students graduated from the University of North Texas in December.

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Calvin Casteel

Published Saturday, January 20, 2018
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Calvin "Soopa Dave" Casteel, 59, of Newark, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in Decatur.

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Taylynn Jean Burch

Published Saturday, January 13, 2018
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Lacey Burch of Newark announces the birth of a daughter, Taylynn Jean

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Area students earn honors at UNT

Published Wednesday, January 10, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Several Wise County residents were named to the president's list for the 2017 fall semester at the University of North Texas in Denton.

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News Briefs for Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Published Wednesday, January 3, 2018
By Messenger Staff

The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to serve on the Local Disaster Action Team to respond to local disasters such as house fires and tornadoes.

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Forever chief: Longtime leader to step aside, stay in department

Forever chief: Longtime leader to step aside, stay in department

Published Wednesday, December 20, 2017
By Richard Greene

For years nearly every tone for the Newark Volunteer Fire Department soon was followed by the unmistakable voice of Chief 16 James Edgemon cracking the radio silence to acknowledge the page.

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Gary Clyde Underwood

Published Wednesday, December 13, 2017
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Gary Clyde Underwood, 61, of Newark, died Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, in Decatur.

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Fire destroys mobile home

Published Saturday, December 9, 2017
By Racey Burden

A mobile home on County Road 4845 in Newark caught fire around 2 a.m. Friday.

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Margie Lue Miller

Published Saturday, December 9, 2017
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Margie Lue Miller, 74, of Newark, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Fort Worth.

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Kennan pleads to 16 years for assault

Published Saturday, December 2, 2017
By Brian Knox

A Newark man has been sentenced to 16 years for an assault that resulted in the death of another man.

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Kennan pleads to 16 years for assault

Published Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017
By Brian Knox

A Newark man has been sentenced to 16 years for an assault that resulted in the death of another man.

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Wise County honors our veterans

Published Wednesday, November 8, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Veterans groups and schools across the county are holding events this week to honor veterans in all branches of the U.S. military.

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News Briefs for Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Published Wednesday, October 25, 2017
By Messenger Staff

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and to raise awareness, Wise Hope encourages people to paint the nail on their left ring finger purple.

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