Rhome City Council creates numbered seats

Published Saturday, December 10, 2016
By David Talley

Rhome Mayor Michelle Pittman pushed past a deadlocked vote to change the city's at-large council seats to numbered places Thursday night.

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News Briefs for Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Published Wednesday, December 7, 2016
By Messenger Staff

There is a box at the Paradise Veterans Memorial Park designed for people to drop off unserviceable flags to be properly collected and retired by BSA Troop 194 of Bridgeport.

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Toy drives help brighten kids’ Christmas

Published Saturday, December 3, 2016
By Brian Knox

'Tis the season to help out children in need, and Wise County has plenty of opportunities to do just that.

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Man arrested following motorcycle chase

Published Wednesday, November 30, 2016
By David Talley

An Odessa man is in custody after leading a Rhome police officer on a high-speed chase midday Sunday.

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News Briefs for Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Published Wednesday, November 30, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Applications for Santa's Deputies are now available at the Wise County Sheriff's Office, 200 Rook Ramsey Dr., in Decatur and on the department's website.

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Rhome City Council approves third water rate increase

Published Saturday, November 26, 2016
By Racey Burden

Rhome City Council voted Tuesday to raise water rates 10 cents per 1,000 gallons.

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News Briefs for Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Published Wednesday, November 23, 2016
By Messenger Staff

The 17th Annual Wise County Toy Run is Sunday, Dec. 4. Registration is 10 a.m. to noon at the McCarroll Middle School parking lot on West Thompson Street in Decatur.

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News Briefs for Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Published Wednesday, November 16, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Tickets are now on sale for "The Nutcracker," featuring the dancers of Wise Ballet and Music Academy, at 7 p.m. Dec. 17, and 3 p.m. Dec. 18, at the Decatur High School Theater.

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Clara Jones

Published Wednesday, November 16, 2016
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Clara Jones, 78, of Rhome, died Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016.

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News Briefs for Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Published Wednesday, November 9, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Tickets are now on sale for the First United Methodist Church annual Thanksgiving dinner in Bridgeport.

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News Briefs for Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Published Wednesday, November 2, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Wise Health System's 360 Services and Home Health Care of North Central Texas will offer a Wise Cardiac Support Group at 6 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the hospital's West Campus lobby.

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James Carson Lahti Sr.

Published Saturday, October 29, 2016
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James Carson Lahti Sr., 49, of Rhome, died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016.

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Allice Rebekah McClary

Published Saturday, October 29, 2016
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Zack and Heather McClary of Rhome announce the birth of a daughter, Allice Rebekah

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Motorcyclist killed in Sunday wreck

Published Wednesday, October 26, 2016
By Brian Knox

A man was found dead early Sunday morning near the railroad tracks south of Rhome.

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News Briefs for Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Published Wednesday, October 26, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Retirees, former employees and friends of MEC, MND, LEC, Devon and related companies will meet for lunch 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, at Catfish O'Harlies.

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News Briefs for Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Published Wednesday, October 19, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Starting this week, Farm Road 730 will be closed at Twin Pond Creek, north of Decatur, for drainage repairs.

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Abuse of power: Indictment details charges of stalking, oppression, terroristic threat

Published Saturday, October 16, 2016
By Brian Knox

A man who a few months ago was leading a local police department and running for sheriff is now accused of using his position to intimidate citizens and even threaten to "beat" and "shoot" a former mayor.

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Here’s your sign; Council, citizens argue again about Taco Casa request

Published Saturday, October 15, 2016
By Racey Burden

Rhome citizens and council members argued over whether to grant a sign variance request to Taco Casa for more than an hour Thursday night.

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John Thomas Pool

Published Saturday, October 15, 2016
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John Thomas Pool, 81, of Rhome, died Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, in Rhome.

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Brandon Davis indicted, arrested; Former Rhome police chief faces three charges, including a felony

Published Wednesday, October 12, 2016
By Brian Knox

A former local police chief and sheriff's candidate has been arrested for multiple charges, including threatening to shoot a resident of Rhome.

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