Football: Wise teams look to rebuild defenses up front

Football: Wise teams look to rebuild defenses up front

Published Wednesday, July 26, 2017
By Richard Greene

Last season, the play up front and at linebacker served as a strength of the area teams' defensive units.

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Make-A-Wish brings Fort Connor to reality

Published Saturday, July 22, 2017
By Richard Greene

Dressed in an Air Force utility uniform, an excited Connor Berardi sprinted through the crowd Saturday and into Fort Connor. Inside, the 8-year-old found an arsenal of his favorite Nerf guns lining the wall of his personal man cave. “I love it,” Connor yelled holding one of the toy guns and surrounded by friends. The wooden structure behind the Berardi’s home on Stone Court just south of Paradise was unveiled Saturday morning by the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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Football: Secondary concerns – Teams turn to new players at back end of defense

Published Saturday, July 22, 2017
By Richard Greene

With several teams lined up in spread formations on everyone's schedule, a premium is now placed on play in the secondary.

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Zaidyn James Deleija

Published Saturday, July 22, 2017
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Brianna Smith and Alfonso Deleija of Paradise announce the birth of a son, Zaidyn James Deleija

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Volleyball: Anderson returns home to Wise County

Volleyball: Anderson returns home to Wise County

Published Wednesday, July 19, 2017
By Richard Greene

Several years ago at a summer coaching clinic, Danny Anderson found fellow Decatur native Ronnie Gage to let him know the influence he had on him.

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Year in review: Paradise – Panthers find starting point

Published Wednesday, July 19, 2017
By Richard Greene

Over his first year at Paradise, Ronnie Gage found a common thread throughout each of the school's athletic programs.

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Troy Hilton

Published Wednesday, July 19, 2017
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Troy Hilton, 49, of Paradise, died Sunday, July 16, 2017, in Paradise.

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Benefit to assist crash victim’s family

Published Wednesday, July 12, 2017
By Messenger Staff

A Bike/Jeep Memorial Benefit Ride in honor of Nick Rhodes and the Terry family of Boyd is this weekend at Paradise High School.

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Local teen killed in crash

Local teen killed in crash

Published Saturday, July 8, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

A Paradise High School student was killed in a head-on collision Thursday afternoon on Farm Road 2123, just east of Cottondale.

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Makenzie Faith Chance

Published Saturday, July 8, 2017
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Franklin and Maria Chance of Paradise announce the birth of their fourth daughter, Makenzie Faith

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Noah Lane Smith

Published Saturday, July 8, 2017
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Dr. Heath and Andrea Smith of Paradise announce the birth of a son, Noah Lane

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Community invited to Freedom Fest

Published Saturday, July 1, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Grace Fellowship Church in Paradise is having a free fireworks show at Freedom Fest, Monday, July 3, from 6 until after dark.

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Taytum Landri Nichols

Published Saturday, July 1, 2017
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Timmy and Laci Nichols of Paradise announce the birth of a daughter, Taytum Landri

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Nancy Catherine Moore Steinhauer

Published Saturday, July 1, 2017
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Nancy Catherine Moore Steinhauer, 68, of Paradise, died Wednesday, June 14, 2017, in Paradise.

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Seeking better service

Published Wednesday, June 28, 2017
By William Phillips

Is there a way to get better phone and internet service in rural areas?

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For the love of the music; Singer competes in Billy Bob’s karaoke competition

Published Saturday, June 24, 2017
By Racey Burden

Diana Lynn Howard has performed on the stage at Billy Bob's Texas in Fort Worth as part of a group, but this weekend she'll get the spotlight all to herself.

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Football: East squad wins Oil Bowl

Football: East squad wins Oil Bowl

Published Wednesday, June 14, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Wise County’s three representatives in the Oil Bowl factored into a victory for the East squad Saturday in the Oil Bowl.

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Softball: Rasbury leads honors

Published Saturday, June 10, 2017
By Richard Greene

Kristin Rasbury belted seven home runs and drove in 40 runs while batting .389 for the Boyd Lady Yellowjackets.

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Rodeo: Bringing in a haul – Miller wins three saddles, nine buckles

Published Wednesday, May 31, 2017
By Richard Greene

Leaving the North Texas High School Rodeo Association Finals last weekend in Alvarado, Hadley Miller needed to recruit some help to carry his spoils back to the truck.

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Appeal was futile

Published Saturday, May 27, 2017
By Maritha Gan

Well, I went to my annual meeting with the parasitic appraisal board of Wise County.

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