3 arrested after crashing stolen car

Published Saturday, August 1, 2015
By Brian Knox

Three men who crashed a stolen car near Boyd Tuesday were later arrested on numerous charges.

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Wise County’s Most Venemous

Wise County’s Most Venemous

Published Saturday, August 1, 2015
By David Talley

The buffet is open, and the real estate market is prime. With more food and more foliage, snakes in Wise County are more active than usual.

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A&M student returns home to study local government

A&M student returns home to study local government

Published Saturday, August 1, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Logan Enis returned to Wise County this summer. But the 2012 Alvord High School graduate didn't come back to spend his days on Lake Bridgeport or simply to catch up with old friends.

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EMS generator vanishes from trailer

Published Saturday, August 1, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

A generator was stolen from Wise County Emergency Medical Services almost six months ago, and there are no leads in sight.

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Suspected drug dealer arrested again

Published Saturday, August 1, 2015
By Brian Knox

A Newark man awaiting trial for dealing drugs has been arrested once again on drug charges.

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FSA committee nominations due

Published Saturday, August 1, 2015
By Messenger Staff

USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committee nomination forms must be postmarked or returned to the Wise County FSA office by the close of business Monday, Aug. 3.

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Flaming hay bales ignite pasture fire

Flaming hay bales ignite pasture fire

Published Wednesday, July 29, 2015
By Racey Burden

Three fire departments responded to a pasture fire threatening a structure on Private Road 4379 between Decatur and Boyd Saturday morning.

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Insurance rates rise

Published Wednesday, July 29, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County reconfigured its insurance plan to combat rising costs, but most employees will still feel a financial pinch.

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Rainfall reduces revenue

Rainfall reduces revenue

Published Wednesday, July 29, 2015
By Richard Greene

Near record-setting rainfall over the first six months of the year busted Wise County out of prolonged drought and left previously scorched yards green.

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Budget hit by mineral value drop

Published Wednesday, July 29, 2015
By Brian Knox

When you have a flat tire, it's hard to move forward. Local taxing entities experiencing flat property tax values are now facing a similar challenge.

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Entities scramble as sales tax slides

Published Wednesday, July 29, 2015
By Racey Burden

Sales tax revenue is down across the county and likely will not meet budgeted levels by the end of the year.

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Lobdell takes top prize at state dog show

Published Wednesday, July 29, 2015
By Travis Lisle

Wise County had a tremendous showing at the 2015 Texas 4-H Dog Show, highlighted by Tori Lobdell's Senior High Point victory that she earned alongside her 4-year-old papillon, Jasper.

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FEMA deadline extended

Published Wednesday, July 29, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Homeowners or renters with storm or flood damage now have until Aug. 27 to register for FEMA assistance.

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Property tax values take a shallow dip

Published Saturday, July 25, 2015
By Brian Knox

Property tax values in Wise County dropped just less than 1 percent this year, according to the certified tax roll released this week.

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Man arrested for online solicitation of child

Published Saturday, July 25, 2015
By Brian Knox

A Wise County resident was among 16 men caught in an undercover child sex sting in Johnson County recently.

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Looking for relief from the heat; Workers battle triple-digit temps

Looking for relief from the heat; Workers battle triple-digit temps

Published Wednesday, July 22, 2015
By David Talley

As the mercury rises in the Texas summer, so do the risks. For those working at Lone Star Car Wash in Decatur, there isn't a way around being hot - it's about managing those risks.

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Clark named to national post

Published Wednesday, July 22, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County Judge J.D. Clark was recently appointed to a post with the National Association of Counties (NACo), headquartered in Washington, D.C.

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1 killed in 2-vehicle accident

1 killed in 2-vehicle accident

Published Saturday, July 18, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

A Rhome man was killed just before 6 a.m. Wednesday in a two-vehicle accident on Texas 114 east of Boyd.

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Courthouse elevator to close for repairs

Published Saturday, July 18, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Work will begin Monday on the elevator in the Wise County Courthouse, leaving the stairs as the only route to the top for the next four weeks.

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1 killed in 3-vehicle wreck

1 killed in 3-vehicle wreck

Published Wednesday, July 15, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

A Paradise woman was killed in a three-vehicle accident on Texas 114 between Boyd and Paradise just before 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

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