Spillway open, lake closed; Water district takes action to avoid flooding

Spillway open, lake closed; Water district takes action to avoid flooding

Published Saturday, May 30, 2015
By Racey Burden

The spillway at Lake Bridgeport opened Wednesday after the lake reached its conservation level of 836 feet for the first time since August 2010.

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New indigent burial policy approved

Published Saturday, May 30, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners Tuesday approved a new indigent burial policy as presented by County Judge J.D. Clark.

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Thomas retires from Wise Choices

Published Saturday, May 30, 2015
By Racey Burden

For Branda Thomas, retirement doesn't mean she plans to stop working.

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Barricades serve purpose, do not remove

Published Saturday, May 30, 2015
By Messenger Staff

County engineer Chad Davis reminded citizens this week that barricades placed on county roads are there to keep the public safe and should not be removed.

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Remembering the fallen; Veterans’ families connect on Memorial Day

Remembering the fallen; Veterans’ families connect on Memorial Day

Published Wednesday, May 27, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Tresa Lawson and her son, Aaron, drove seven hours from Anacoco, La., to attend Monday's Memorial Day ceremony.

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Wreck kills 2

Wreck kills 2

Published Wednesday, May 27, 2015
By David Talley

Two people were killed Friday afternoon in a car wreck on Texas 199, one mile west of Farm Road 920 in Wise County.

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Values drop as drilling slows

Published Wednesday, May 27, 2015
By Brian Knox

Decline in oil and gas prices put a dent in mineral values, a big part of why preliminary tax values for 2015 show a 3.62 percent decrease for Wise County.

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Flooded with optimism: Lake Bridgeport nears normal after long drought

Published Wednesday, May 27, 2015
By Richard Greene

A month ago, Jeanne Kennedy wondered if North Side Marina would stay open as summer approached and Lake Bridgeport appeared to be on the verge of drying up.

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Tornadoes Slam Wise: High winds toss man from home

Tornadoes Slam Wise: High winds toss man from home

Published Saturday, May 23, 2015
By Brian Knox

Paula Revell Roberts stood close to piles of items normally found inside a home, not outside. A pillow. A kitchen table chair. A plaque that holds a toy fish that sings when you push a button.

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Tornadoes Slam Wise: Four tornadoes strike county – Twisters pack winds between 90, 110 mph

Published Saturday, May 23, 2015
By Richard Greene

Four tornadoes ranging from EF0 to EF1 ripped through Wise County Tuesday night causing extensive damage.

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Tornadoes Slam Wise: Storm News

Published Saturday, May 23, 2015
By Messenger Staff

The Red Cross set up a shelter at Crossway Church, 513 Port-o-Call Drive, in Runaway Bay to provide temporary housing to those displaced by Tuesday's tornadoes.

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Indigent burials lack county oversight

Published Wednesday, May 20, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Indigent burials in Wise County are under closer scrutiny after it was discovered there is no county oversight of the process.

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Wise added to state disaster declaration

Published Saturday, May 16, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott added Wise County to the state disaster declaration Friday afternoon in the wake of last week's severe weather.

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Hot wheels: New county ambulance hits the road

Hot wheels: New county ambulance hits the road

Published Saturday, May 16, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) rolled out a new ambulance last week, and despite a state-of-the-art setup, the new color is what piqued public curiosity.

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Lakes on the rise but remain low

Published Saturday, May 16, 2015
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Lake Bridgeport is among 35 major reservoirs in Texas that remain below conservation level despite several weeks of rainfall.

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Gee among April indictments

Published Saturday, May 16, 2015
By Messenger Staff

A man arrested in March for attacking a Decatur man with a knife has been indicted by a Wise County grand jury.

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It’s raining, it’s pouring; Spring storms bring several inches of rain, flash flooding

It’s raining, it’s pouring; Spring storms bring several inches of rain, flash flooding

Published Wednesday, May 13, 2015
By Richard Greene

Heavy rains pelted Wise County over the weekend closing roads and forcing emergency personnel to perform several high-water rescues.

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Ballots cast in city, school elections

Published Wednesday, May 13, 2015
By Brian Knox

The votes have been cast, and the results are in: Wise County, here's your elected representatives for local city councils and school boards following Saturday's election.

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Water drives medics from station

Published Wednesday, May 13, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County Medic 2 was temporarily displaced after its building in Bridgeport flooded in last week's rain event.

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Delay in roof repair leads to more damage

Published Wednesday, May 13, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

The Wise County Sheriff's Office is soggy. The roof, which was damaged in a December 2013 ice storm and has yet to be repaired, couldn't withstand the torrential rain last weekend.

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