Tommy Rhea
1946-2017

Published Saturday, July 15, 2017

Tommy Rhea, 70, of Runaway Bay, died Tuesday, July 11, 2017, in Runaway Bay.

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Ruth Allen Wade
1925-2017

Published Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Ruth Allen Wade, 92, of Runaway Bay, died Sunday, July 9, 2017, in Decatur.

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Haylee Michelle Riffe

Published Saturday, July 8, 2017

Robert and Jodie Riffe of Runaway Bay announce the birth of a daughter, Haylee Michelle

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Bay plans festive Fourth

Published Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The Greater Runaway Bay Alliance's Fourth Fest and Fireworks Scramble kicks off this Saturday with a golf tournament and ends with fireworks.

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Soccer: Great journey revisited – Book headed to 50th reunion

Published Saturday, June 10, 2017

Fifty years ago, Jan Book boarded a plane from his native Sweden to Spain to join a newly formed American soccer team.

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Paying price for ‘overlooked’ drive

Published Saturday, June 10, 2017

Did you know that the Wise County Appraisal District can use "discovered concrete drive" at your property to exceed the state law that prohibits more than a 10-percent increase in the appraised value of a homestead? I didn't either until my recent protest meeting.

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Outdoor watering prohibited in Runaway Bay

Published Saturday, May 27, 2017

The city of Runaway Bay continues to limit outdoor watering until a broken filter is repaired at its water plant.

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Purchase approved to fix water emergency

Published Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Runaway Bay City Council approved Monday the purchase of a kit to fix the filter at the city's water plant.

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Fletcher Larrow
1932-2017

Published Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Fletcher "Gene" Larrow, 84, of Runaway Bay, died Friday, May 12, 2017, in Grapevine.

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Harbor Inn fire remains a mystery

Published Saturday, May 13, 2017

The cause of the Harbor Inn fire last fall remains undetermined six months after the blaze.

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Jennifer Page
1967-2017

Published Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Jennifer Page, 50, of Runaway Bay, died Thursday, April 20, 2017, in Decatur.

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May Elections: Early voting starts Monday

Published Saturday, April 22, 2017

Polls open at 8 a.m. Monday, kicking off early voting for the May 6 city council and school board elections.

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May Elections: Candidate Questionnaires

Published Saturday, April 22, 2017

The Messenger sent school board candidates questionnaires, asking them to address the following questions.

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City of Runaway Bay hangs help wanted sign

Published Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The city of Runaway Bay has several job positions open, including city administrator.

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Curtis Arnold West
1943-2017

Published Saturday, April 15, 2017

Curtis Arnold West, 73, of Runaway Bay, died Tuesday, April 11, 2017, in Decatur.

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Howard R. Lawson
1951-2017

Published Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Howard R. Lawson, 65, of Runaway Bay, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, in Runaway Bay.

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Hugh Franklin McCrary
1934-2017

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Hugh Franklin (Mac) McCrary, 82, of Runaway Bay, died Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, in Decatur.

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Shirley Duncan
1936-2017

Published Saturday, February 18, 2017

Shirley Duncan, 81, of Runaway Bay, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, in Decatur.

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Jeanne Carol Elliott
1946-2017

Published Saturday, January 28, 2017

Jeanne Carol (Beals) Elliott, 70, of Runaway Bay, died Thursday, January 26, 2017, in Bridgeport.

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Permit fees set for destroyed condos

Published Saturday, January 21, 2017

Runaway Bay City Council members voted Friday on finish-out permit fees for condominiums destroyed by the May 2015 tornado.

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