County makes improvements to arena before PBR

Published Saturday, May 2, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

The J.W. Hart PBR Challenge is around the corner, and the county is making improvements to the arena and surrounding area at the Wise County Fairgrounds in anticipation of the May 30 bull-riding event in Decatur.

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Contracts, hospital admin worry doctors

Published Wednesday, April 29, 2015
By Brian Knox

A possible change in a contract for anesthesia services at Wise Regional Health System could effect two of physicians' roles on the Medical Executive Committee, and it has raised concerns among a group of physicians.

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Hope and faith: Families persevere despite autism struggles

Published Wednesday, April 29, 2015
By Jimmy Alford

It's nearly the end of April and the end of Autism Awareness Month, but for many families, every month and every day is affected by autism. The debilitating disorder can be devastating, and for some it is a test of their faith and humanity.

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Early voting starts Monday

Published Saturday, April 25, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Early voting for the May 9 school board and city council elections starts Monday.

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High school seniors honored for outstanding character

Published Saturday, April 25, 2015
By Jake Harris

Eight Wise County high school seniors were honored for their outstanding character at the Character Counts banquet Thursday night at Weatherford College Wise County.

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May Elections: School Board

Published Saturday, April 25, 2015
By Messenger Staff

City council and school board elections are Saturday, May 9, and early voting starts Monday, April 27, and runs through Tuesday, May 5.

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May Elections: City Council

Published Saturday, April 25, 2015
By Messenger Staff

City council and school board elections are Saturday, May 9, and early voting starts Monday, April 27, and runs through Tuesday, May 5.

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Local programs save Earth one can at a time

Published Wednesday, April 22, 2015
By Jimmy Alford

A soda can hits the bottom of the recycling bin. Later in the week that can, along with a myriad of other materials, hits the curb for collection.

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Speed, failure to yield cause 2 wrecks

Published Wednesday, April 22, 2015
By Jake Harris

Driver error caused two wrecks last weekend in Wise County.

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Officers cleared in shooting death

Published Saturday, April 18, 2015
By Brian Knox

Five Wise County officers who were involved in the January shooting death of a Granbury man wanted for felony warrants acted legally, a Montague County grand jury decided this week.

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Wise County Indictments for March 26, 2015

Published Saturday, April 18, 2015
By Messenger Staff

A Wise County grand jury met March 26 and returned the following felony indictments.

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Delayed roof repairs dampen spirits

Published Saturday, April 18, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

As Wise County welcomed spring showers this week, the jail staff side-stepped buckets catching water from the facility's leaking roof.

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County to clear creek bed to eliminate regular flooding

Published Saturday, April 18, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Sandy Creek will be cleared by the county just northwest of Alvord to alleviate flooding. Wise County commissioners approved the work Monday at the request of Precinct 2 Commissioner Kevin Burns.

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Walker charged with embezzlement from Wal-Mart

Published Wednesday, April 15, 2015
By Brian Knox

A longtime employee of the Decatur Wal-Mart has been arrested, accused of stealing nearly $240,000 from the store.

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Orgain given 5 years in rape case

Published Wednesday, April 15, 2015
By Brian Knox

District Judge John Fostel Tuesday sentenced Randall Orgain to five years in jail, a week after a jury found the New Mexico man guilty of sexual assault.

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Commissioners seek new thoroughfare plan

Published Wednesday, April 15, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners Monday approved authorizing County Judge J.D. Clark to initiate a thoroughfare study with North Central Texas Council of Governments.

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Jury convicts man of rape; Verdict comes despite victim’s objection

Published Saturday, April 11, 2015
By Brian Knox

A Wise County jury Wednesday convicted a New Mexico man of sexual assault even though the victim testified that she no longer considers it a rape.

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State to exclude math results

Published Saturday, April 11, 2015
By Richard Greene

Local school officials are applauding the Texas Education Commissioner's decision to remove the results from this year's standardized math tests taken by students in grades 3 through 8 from the August accountability ratings.

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Pickup sideswipes car, 1 injured

Published Saturday, April 11, 2015
By Richard Greene

A woman was transported to Wise Regional Health System in Decatur from a two-vehicle accident on Texas 114 near the intersection with Farm Road 51 North Wednesday afternoon.

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Granger addresses constituents’ questions

Granger addresses constituents’ questions

Published Saturday, April 11, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Longtime Congresswoman Kay Granger spoke to a luncheon crowd of more than 100 Wednesday at the Decatur Civic Center.

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