City plagued by poor management

Published Wednesday, March 23, 2016
By Patricia Mitchell

In the coming weeks, you will hear one city council candidate or another speak of "growth" and "prosperity," but nothing has changed.

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Kenneth Albert Griffin

Published Wednesday, March 23, 2016
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Kenneth "Kenny" Albert Griffin, 57, of Rhome, died Wednesday, March 16, 2016, at home.

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Labe L. Hawkins Jr.

Published Wednesday, March 23, 2016
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Labe L. Hawkins Jr., 73, of Rhome, died Thursday, March 17, 2016, in Fort Worth.

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Local students honored at OU

Published Wednesday, March 23, 2016
By Messenger Staff

The University of Oklahoma Norman campus honored several local students for their academic achievements during the 2015 fall semester.

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Local students graduate Weatherford College

Published Wednesday, March 23, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Several local students graduated from Weatherford College in December 2015.

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Man runs over self

Published Saturday, March 19, 2016
By David Talley

A man suffered minor injuries when he fell out of his pickup and was then run over by the vehicle north of Rhome Wednesday morning.

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City government ignores policy violations

Published Saturday, March 19, 2016
By David Wilson

On several occasions our city council and mayor have met in executive session to discuss the actions and behavior of our police chief. They met again Monday night to discuss the problems surrounding our controversial chief.

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Care about your town

Published Saturday, March 19, 2016
By Kemp Akeman

Apparently many citizens of Rhome were not aware of the strong disagreements between a council that consistently votes 4-0 against what a strong contingent of citizens request for consideration, including when the tax rollback was approved but snubbed by current council members.

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Rhome City Council delivers cryptic statement on chief

Published Wednesday, March 16, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Rhome City Council met in secret session for two hours and 40 minutes Monday night to discuss Police Chief Brandon Davis.

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Rumors rampant in Rhome

Published Wednesday, March 16, 2016
By Deborah BeCraft

Please think! Could it be a very large chunk of the legal budget was spent on investigating the police chief and council by the mayor at the start of her term, never sharing the results with the council so they could act?

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Rhome City Council avoids amending budget for attorney fees

Published Saturday, March 12, 2016
By Racey Burden

Rhome City Council elected not to make a budget amendment for city attorney expenses Tuesday night.

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Council blindly follows Davis’ lead

Published Saturday, March 12, 2016
By Sam Eason

The Rhome City Council has hitched their collective wagon to the Brandon Shawn Davis horse.

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Davis continues work, dispute struck from personnel file

Published Saturday, February 27, 2016
By Racey Burden

Rhome City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to move Police Chief Brandon Davis back to full-time after a discussion in closed session.

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Campaign signs fuel fight; Chief confronts citizens, butts head with mayor

Published Saturday, February 20, 2016
By Racey Burden

An incident at the Big Z gas station in Rhome Tuesday led to the city's police chief being placed on administrative leave, according to the mayor.

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Circus comes to Rhome

Published Wednesday, February 17, 2016
By Robin Holmes

The council meeting last Thursday was to say the least, a circus act. As usual, the council doesn't listen to the people of Rhome.

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Rhome City Council extends chief’s contract

Published Saturday, February 13, 2016
By Racey Burden

After a discussion in closed session, Rhome City Council voted to extend the city police chief's contract Thursday night.

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Council acts in best interest of city

Published Wednesday, February 10, 2016
By Deborah BeCraft

The council did not vote on the resolution to adopt the tax rollback, not from disrespect for citizens, but because it was not in the best interest of the city, period.

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Countryside shooting not problem

Published Saturday, February 6, 2016
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The anti-shooting presentation hit all the emotional hot buttons, as in guns and children and safety and AK-47s and alcohol and law enforcement that wouldn't do what he wanted and his tenure as a longtime citizen and impartiality because he is a gun owner, plus his offer to influence any shooting committee.

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Council refuses to canvass rollback results

Published Wednesday, February 3, 2016
By Racey Burden

Rhome City Council met to canvass the results of the rollback election Friday, Jan. 29.

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Council antics disrespect citizens

Published Wednesday, February 3, 2016
By Leeanne Mackowski

Friday evening in Rhome proved to be another performance by the Rhome City Council. The latest scene in the saga was played out to a moderately filled council chamber.

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