Decision time: City, school races on Saturday ballot

Published Wednesday, May 4, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Nine local entities have contested races in this weekend's city council and school board elections.

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Here to help: Children’s advocates combat child abuse in Wise

Published Wednesday, May 4, 2016
By Racey Burden

An average of 170 children are victims of child abuse in Wise County every year.

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Flooded roads, lakes reopen

Flooded roads, lakes reopen

Published Saturday, April 30, 2016
By Brian Knox

Storms continued to bring rain and some small hail to Wise County this past week, but flooding conditions have nonetheless improved.

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Sick leave pool approved, EMS hours debated

Published Saturday, April 30, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

After discussing the issue at two previous meetings, Wise County commissioners Monday approved a sick leave pool program for county employees.

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Special athletes take center stage at Olympathon

Published Wednesday, April 27, 2016
By David Talley

A softball thrown by Cody Hollingsworth soars high in the air before landing 30 feet away.

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County positions cut

Published Wednesday, April 27, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners approved Monday the absorption of seven open, unfilled positions for a savings of $389,548, at the recommendation of County Judge J.D. Clark.

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Policy to share sick leave in the works

Published Saturday, April 16, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

For years, county employees were wrongly allowed to trade comp and vacation time. Now a sick-leave pool policy is in the works to remedy the situation.

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County could lose $8 million for FY ’17

Published Wednesday, April 13, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

County Judge J.D. Clark painted a bleak financial picture for fiscal year 2017 at a budget kickoff presentation Monday morning.

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Hail of a storm season

Hail of a storm season

Published Wednesday, April 13, 2016
By Brian Knox

The deeper into spring we get, the larger the hail seems to grow.

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Wise has Zika case

Published Saturday, April 9, 2016
By Brian Knox

One case of the Zika virus has been confirmed in Wise County.

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Deputy finds hydroponic pot

Deputy finds hydroponic pot

Published Saturday, April 9, 2016
By Brian Knox

An officer trying to find a possible domestic disturbance last weekend instead discovered a rather unique marijuana grow.

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Commissioners to consider sick pool policy

Published Saturday, April 9, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners will be in meetings all day Monday.

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Doughty hangs up headset, joins fire marshal’s office

Published Saturday, April 2, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Longtime Wise County dispatcher Jeff Doughty is no longer answering 911 calls, but responding to them instead.

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County’s fund balances decrease

Published Saturday, April 2, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Outside auditor Snow Garrett Williams gave Wise County a clean report on its financial audit for fiscal year 2015, but firm representative Kathy Williams told commissioners Tuesday there was a $3.9 million decrease in fund balances.

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Appraisal district reminds property owners of filing deadlines

Published Wednesday, March 30, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Each January the Wise County Appraisal District sends a variety of applications to property owners.

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Health fair gives overview of local health resources

Published Wednesday, March 30, 2016
By David Talley

Wise County's health resources will be in the spotlight this weekend.

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Body identified

Published Saturday, March 26, 2016
By David Talley

The body of a man discovered inside a burning home last week has been identified by the Dallas County Medical Examiner.

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Hundreds respond to a mother’s birthday wish for her son

Hundreds respond to a mother’s birthday wish for her son

Published Saturday, March 26, 2016
By David Talley

Sirens wail and engines growl, echoing across the countryside. There's no escaping the noise.

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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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