Suspect arrested in shooting

Published Saturday, January 5, 2019
By Brian Knox

An Arlington man was arrested last weekend for attempted murder in connection with a shooting in Newark nearly three weeks ago.

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City drops Pixler lawsuit; Loggains-Wood appointed to Council Seat 4

Published Wednesday, December 26, 2018
By Austin Jackson

Tears, furor and protest signs filled the Newark city council chambers in September after the council emerged from closed session and moved to pursue mediation in the lawsuit against Tim Pixler.

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Newark drops Pixler lawsuit, fills council seat 4

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By Austin Jackson

Tears, furor and protest signs filled the Newark city council chambers in September after the council emerged from closed session and moved to pursue mediation in the lawsuit against Tim Pixler. Thursday night there was tears of joy and relief. Newark dropped its lawsuit against Pixler, who owns Tim’s Auto Tech off Farm Market 718, […]

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Anonymous elves: Free toys under community tree brings town together

Published Wednesday, December 19, 2018
By Austin Jackson

The toys under the Christmas tree in Newark just keep disappearing.

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Sawyer Jean Herrmann

Published Saturday, December 1, 2018
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Bethany and Todd Herrmann of Newark announce the birth of a daughter, Sawyer Jean

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Holiday Events

Published Saturday, November 24, 2018
By Messenger Staff

'Tis the season of holiday events. Cities throughout Wise County start celebrating the Christmas season this week with a variety of events.

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Patsy Jean Bryant

Published Saturday, November 24, 2018
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Patsy Jean Bryant, 55, of Irving, died Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in Newark.

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Landon Grey Hill

Published Saturday, October 26, 2018
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Larry and Christel Hill of Newark announce the birth of a son, Landon Grey

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City of Newark nixes administrator post

Published Saturday, October 20, 2018
By Austin Jackson

The Newark City Council is not looking for replacements after accepting the resignation of Newark City Administrator Diane Rasor earlier this month.

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Candidates sought for Newark council place 4

Published Saturday, October 20, 2018
By Austin Jackson

With 80 resident signatures in tow, Newark resident Darla Loggains-Wood once again tried to make her case to serve on the Newark City Council, presenting her petition to fill council seat 4.

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Paisleigh Mae Trussel

Published Saturday, October 13, 2018
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Brittany and Jimmy Trussell of Newark announce the birth of a daughter, Paisleigh Mae

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News Briefs for Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Published Wednesday, October 10, 2018
By Messenger Staff

The Wise Texas Bee Club meets at 6 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at the Bridgeport Library.

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Johnnie Lee Dilleshaw

Published Wednesday, October 10, 2018
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Johnnie Lee Dilleshaw, 82, of Newark, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, in Newark.

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Rasor resigns post

Published Saturday, October 6, 2018
By Austin Jackson and Richard Greene

The Newark City Council accepted the resignation of city administrator Diane Rasor Thursday night, officially ending her eight-year career in Newark.

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News Briefs for Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Published BOONSVILLE COMMUNITY YARD SALE - The Boonsville Community Center's community yard sale, craft and bake sale and barbecue is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Call Margaret, 940-748-2532 or email boonsvillecommunitycenter@gmail.com. BRIDGEPORT CHARITY CAR SHOW - Entries are being accepted for the Love 4 Linda charity car show Nov. 10 at Yesterday's in Bridgeport. Registration is $15 before Oct. 28 and $20 after. Call 817-751-8324 or email love4linda@yahoo.com. SITUATIONAL AWARENESS - Wise County Sheriff Lane Akin will speak on Situational Awareness and Human Trafficking 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 22 at Bridgeport High School during the Concerned Women for America Prayer/Action Chapter of Wise County meeting. CHICO CHICO FEST - The Chico Chamber of Commerce is seeking vendors for its annual Chico Fest Oct. 20. Call Michelle, 940-644-2330 or Fletta, 940-644-2515 DECATUR VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - The Decatur Main Street program is looking for volunteers to man the Visitors Center 2 to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays. To help, call Melinda Reeves, 940-399-9670. KNITTING CIRCLE - The Knit Wits and Crochet Nuts meet 6-8 p.m. every Thursday at the Decatur Public Library. Call 940-433-3847. DOMINOES ANYONE? - Anybody who plays 42 or would like to learn is invited to the Decatur Senior Citizen Center at 6 p.m. on Thursdays. The center is located at 1200 N. Miller St. CHAMBER AUCTION - The Decatur Chamber of Commerce's 27th annual auction is 5:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Decatur Conference Center. This year's theme is Puttin' on the Ritz with guests encouraged to dress in 1920s attire. GOLF TOURNEY - The Decatur Junior Woman's Club 27th Annual Park Classic Golf Tournament is Friday at Decatur Golf Club. Registration starts at 9 a.m. with a 10 a.m. tee time. The cost is $400 per four-man team and includes lunch, beer and water. To register, text Jordan White, 940-389-8252. PAINT THE TOWN PINK - Paint the Town Pink, honoring breast cancer surviors and remembering those lost, is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 12 on the Decatur Square. Brisket sandwiches will be sold for $5. There will also be raffle items and a bake sale. All proceeds benefit Mary's Gift and Wise Health System Woman's Health Services. Call 940-393-0340 or 940-626-1384. TRUNK-OR-TREAT - The Hills Nursing and Rehab will hold a trunk-or-treat event from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Oct. 25. GREENWOOD FALL FESTIVAL - The Greenwood Fall Festival is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 13. The festival will feature a 10 a.m. parade, craft booths, games, barbecue, pies and a silent auction. For information or to reserve a booth, call Gerry Galloway, 940-627-7999, or Linda Hood, 940-389-8497. NEWARK CRUISIN DAYS - Newark Cruisin' Days, benefitting the Newark Volunteer Fire Department, starts Oct. 11 and runs through Oct. 13 with carnival rides, bingo, barbecue, car shows and live music. RHOME VETERANS PARADE ENTRIES - Rhome Veterans are looking for entries for their Veterans Day parade Nov. 10. The group is also looking for entertainers for the USO style variety show. Contact Deborah BeCraft, 817-636-2826, 817-475-0904, silkpoodles@hotmail.com or rhomeoldtownfun@hotmail.com. WISE COUNTY STOCKINGS FOR SOLDIERS - Donations of all types of fabric are needed for the Stockings for Soldiers program. Call Janice Millican at 940-627-4220 or email rjmillican@ymail.com. DISABLED VETERANS AUCTION - The Disabled American Veterans Chapter 70 in Decatur will raffle a Ruger AR-15 Saturday at the Women's Building at the Wise County Fairgrounds. Tickets are $50, and only 200 will be sold. Call Bobby Harris, 940-389-1922 or Pete Potter, 940-255-1838. STREET DANCE - A street dance benefiting all Wise County fire departments is 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday on the Decatur Square. Admission is free, but money will be raised through a silent auction, raffle and donations. The family friendly event will have food trucks and live music by Zac Wilkerson and Zach Nytomt. BEE CLUB - The Wise Texas Bee Club meets at 6 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at the Bridgeport Library. SEEKING VOLUNTEERS - Solaris Hospice needs volunteers. Those who choose to participate will undergo a background check, drug screening and TB testing. Training is provided. Contact Director of Volunteer Services Caitlyn Littlejohn, clittlejohn@solarisfamily.com or 940-627-1011. RED CROSS VOLUNTEERS - 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. Call Melvin Castleberry, 940-210-4908. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - Wise County Committee on Aging is seeking volunteers to deliver Meals on Wheels to homebound seniors in Wise County. A valid driver's license is required, and a background check will be performed. Call 940-627-5329 or stop by 300 N. Trinity St., Suite A, in Decatur. Cooks are also needed at the kitchen in Chico. HOSPITAL VOLUNTEERS - The Wise Health System Auxiliary is seeking volunteers. Applications are available at the front desk of the East Campus in Decatur. Call 940-627-5921. IMMUNIZATION CLINIC - The Texas Department of State Health Services will hold its October immunization clinic from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 9 at First Baptist Church, 1200 Preskitt Road in Decatur.
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The Greenwood Fall Festival is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 13.

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Newark city administrator resigns

Published Tuesday, October 2, 2018
By Richard Greene

Newark city administrator Diane Rasor tendered her resignation Tuesday. Rasor sent a letter to Mayor Mark Wondolowski and the city council, resigning her post immediately.

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Residents protest lawsuit; City pursues settlement

Residents protest lawsuit; City pursues settlement

Published Saturday, September 29, 2018
By Austin Jackson

Newark city council members arrived to Wednesday's special meeting to a chorus of boos and chants.

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Newark residents protest council at meeting

Published Thursday, September 27, 2018
By Austin Jackson

Newark city council members arrived to the special council meeting Wednesday night to a chorus of boos and chants. More than 20 concerned Newark citizens in support of Philip “Tim” Pixler, stood outside city hall with signs chanting: “stop the madness, drop the lawsuit and stop wasting our money.”

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Behind closed doors; Newark City Council considers half of agenda in closed session

Published Wednesday, September 26, 2018
By Brian Knox

Following a nearly two-hour closed session last Thursday, the Newark City Council took action on a number of items. What that action was, was not clear.

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Raylynn Paige Kirkland

Published Saturday, September 22, 2018
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Hayley Kirkland and Richard Kennan of Newark announce the birth of a daughter, Raylynn Paige

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