Sharpen those pencils, it’s test time

Published Saturday, March 26, 2016
By Brian Knox

It's time once again for the state's annual round of standardized tests.

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Abel indicted for murder

Published Wednesday, March 23, 2016
By Brian Knox

A former Wise County resident has been indicted for murder by a local grand jury.

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Republicans nominate delegates to state convention

Published Wednesday, March 23, 2016
By D.A. Sharpe

The Wise County Republican Convention was March 19 in the 271st district courtroom of the Wise County Courthouse in Decatur.

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Wise County Christian Counseling fundraiser set for next week

Published Wednesday, March 23, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

For 10 years, Wise County Christian Counseling (WCCC) and founder Beverly Ross have been a lifeline for those suffering emotional pain.

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Spring storms leave their mark

Spring storms leave their mark

Published Saturday, March 19, 2016
By Brian Knox

Last week, it was flooding. This week, it was hail. Spring storm season has apparently arrived in Wise County.

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Suspect runs from police, found in barn

Published Wednesday, March 16, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

A Tennessee man was arrested Sunday afternoon in Wise County when he was found hiding in a barn after fleeing from a Springtown police officer.

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Aid available for income tax filing

Published Wednesday, March 16, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Volunteers with the AARP Foundation help prepare and file income tax returns for area residents with moderate and low incomes.

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Next Weatherford College teacher certification program begins this summer

Published Wednesday, March 16, 2016
By Messenger Staff

The next Weatherford College Teacher Certification Program begins this summer, and the deadline to apply for admission is April 22.

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Grand jury returns almost 50 indictments

Published Saturday, March 12, 2016
By Messenger Staff

A Wise County grand jury met Feb. 18 and returned the following felony indictments.

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Green seeks signatures for place on ballot

Published Saturday, March 12, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Local attorney Barry Green is collecting signatures to ensure his name is on the November ballot as an independent candidate for 271st district attorney.

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Heavy rain leads to floods

Heavy rain leads to floods

Published Wednesday, March 9, 2016
By Brian Knox

If you've forgotten the record-setting rainfall of 2015 after a couple of dry months, then memories are flooding back this week.

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Of hooves and hearts

Of hooves and hearts

Published Wednesday, March 9, 2016
By Racey Burden

Erica Currin smiled brightly for the crowd, waving a little as volunteers helped her move her pig along to the center of the arena.

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Victors remain: Provisional ballots counted, election outcome stands

Published Wednesday, March 9, 2016
By Racey Burden

At the Wise County Elections office ballot board meeting Tuesday five provisional ballots were accepted.

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Youth Fair auction tops $250,000

Published Wednesday, March 9, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Bidders spent $254,600 Saturday at the 2016 Youth Fair auction as 132 items came through the arena at the Wise County Fairgrounds.

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TAPS awards contract to Transdev

Published Wednesday, March 9, 2016
By Brian Knox

A local transportation agency that's been figuratively stuck on the side of the road for months may soon be on the road to recovery.

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Primary voting sets new record

Published Saturday, March 5, 2016
By Brian Knox

Trump is huge with Republican voters in Lake Bridgeport while Democratic voters in Boyd were feeling the Bern Tuesday.

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Road closure to begin Tuesday

Published Saturday, March 5, 2016
By Brian Knox

A well-traveled county road will be closed at the intersection with a major highway this week.

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Akin wins sheriff’s race

Akin wins sheriff’s race

Published Wednesday, March 2, 2016
By Brian Knox

Lane Akin was elected the next sheriff of Wise County in overwhelming fashion Tuesday night.

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Akers-Amos declares victory; Challenger holds narrow lead with provisional votes still out

Akers-Amos declares victory; Challenger holds narrow lead with provisional votes still out

Published Wednesday, March 2, 2016
By Racey Burden

Janet Akers-Amos celebrated a narrow victory in the Democratic Party county chair election Tuesday night.

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Short comes up big; Incumbent avoids runoff

Published Wednesday, March 2, 2016
By David Talley

Sitting side-by-side on barstools at Fuzzy's, they could be family.

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