County’s first Special Olympics team tops medal stand

Published Saturday, August 8, 2015
By Racey Burden

Made 2 Thrive's Special Olympics bocce team swept the competition at the area event in North Richland Hills last Saturday, winning seven golds and three silvers.

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FEMA guides residents through rebuilding

Published Saturday, August 8, 2015
By Travis Lisle

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has representatives stationed at Lowe's in Decatur, instructing people on how to deal with flood damage and take preventative measures for the future.

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Rough road; Restoration continues at Grasslands following summer storms

Published Wednesday, August 5, 2015
By David Talley

While almost all of Wise County's damaged roadways have reopened in the wake of summer's early storms, many Forest Service roads in the LBJ National Grasslands remain impassable.

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Shoppers ready to save big

Published Wednesday, August 5, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Back to school shoppers will get a tax break this weekend.

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Ice grips to be installed on jail roof

Published Wednesday, August 5, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Although the temperature crept near 100 degrees last Monday, county commissioners were talking about ice storms.

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Register for disaster aid

Published Wednesday, August 5, 2015
By Racey Burden

For anyone whose primary residence or personal property sustained damage in the storms of May and June, registration for FEMA aid is open until Thursday, Aug. 27.

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FEMA Disaster Recovery Center open through Saturday

Published Wednesday, August 5, 2015
By Messenger Staff

A state/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) is open now through Saturday in Bridgeport for Wise County homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding May 4 to June 22.

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4-Hers win big at Texas 4-H Roundup

Published Wednesday, August 5, 2015
By Shelby Vanover

This year Wise County sent 36 4-Hers, including 22 competitors to Texas 4-H Roundup in College Station June 8-11.

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4-H Awards

Published Wednesday, August 5, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County 4-Hers were recognized at their annual banquet Monday night.

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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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