Group holds local Families Belongs Together rally

Published Saturday, June 30, 2018
By Richard Greene

Following the details from the border of the immigration enforcement and the use of detention centers that had separated families, Dora Fox said she felt compelled to act and wanted her opposition heard.

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O’Meara named Weatherford College Wise County dean

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Dr. Daniel O’Meara has been named as the new dean at Weatherford College Wise County, the college announced Thursday. O'Meara will relocate to Wise County from Hastings, Neb., where he serves as the associate dean of instruction – academic education at Central Community College.

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Chico board hears plan about arming employees

Published Thursday, April 19, 2018
By Brian Knox

The Chico School Board Tuesday heard a presentation about a program that could arm certain school employees as defense against a school shooter.

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Abel sentenced to life in prison for murder

Published Wednesday, January 31, 2018
By Brian Knox

Jake Abel was found guilty of murdering his girlfriend, Soccorro Taylor, and sentenced to life in prison Wednesday in 271st District Court in Decatur.

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Jury finds Abel guilty of murder

Published Wednesday, January 31, 2018
By Brian Knox

Former Wise County resident Jake Abel was found guilty of murdering his girlfriend after the jury deliberated for 1 1/2 hours Wednesday.

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Fire Weather Watch issued for Tuesday, Wednesday

Published Monday, January 29, 2018
By Richard Greene

After a busy weekend battling grass fires, Wise County firefighters could potentially face another pair of challenging days. The National Weather Service in Fort Worth has issued a Fire Weather Watch for the county from 11 a.m. Tuesday through 7 p.m. Wednesday.

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Citizen kicked out of county meeting

Published Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

A citizen perceived to be unruly by county officials during a Wise County commissioners meeting Tuesday was removed from the room.

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Commuters to face delays on 114 over weekend

Published Wednesday, January 10, 2018
By Richard Greene

Wise County commuters into Denton County could face potential delays Friday evening through Monday morning on Texas 114. The highway will be closed below the Farm Road 156 bridge, starting at 8 p.m. Friday. It is expected to be closed through Monday morning.

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Chance for snow arrives Thursday afternoon

Published Wednesday, January 10, 2018
By Richard Greene

Winter could make a return to Wise County Thursday afternoon. After a seasonably warm day Wednesday, a strong cold front will arrive in Thursday morning with 25 to 30 mph winds. Moisture will follow in the afternoon after temperatures drop in the mid to low 30s, bringing a slight chance for sleet and snow.

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Sleet falls in Wise County

Published Friday, October 27, 2017
By Richard Greene

Wise County residents received a short surprise visit from Old Man Winter late Friday morning. Even with temperatures in the low 40s, a few sleet pellets fell in Decatur and other portions of Wise County.

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No one attends public hearings

Published Published Thursday, Sept. 8, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Not one citizen attended the county public hearings Thursday night on the college branch campus maintenance tax rate and the county tax rate.

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Granger talks health care, spending with Wise Republicans

Published August 23, 2017
By David Talley

U.S. Congresswoman Kay Granger visited with a group of Wise County Republicans Monday afternoon in Decatur to chat with constituents and answer questions on health care, military spending, the press and education.

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Johnson sworn in as chief deputy

Published August 23, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Craig Johnson in a ceremony Monday described the strange feeling of being “transformed [overnight Sunday] from Judge Johnson into Chief Deputy Johnson.”

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Tales from the trail: Although exact route uncertain, Chisholm Trail part of local history

Published August 23, 2017
By Racey Burden

For almost 20 years, ranchers drove cattle from San Antonio to the stockyards of Abilene, Kan., where they would be shipped north via train.

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Johnson sworn in as chief deputy

Published Published Monday, Aug. 21, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Craig Johnson in a ceremony Monday described the strange feeling of being “transformed [overnight Sunday] from Judge Johnson into Chief Deputy Johnson.”

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Eclipse experience: Libraries plan viewing parties

Published Published Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017
By Racey Burden

On Monday, Aug. 21, the United States will experience its first total eclipse since 1979, and several local libraries are holding viewing parties.

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Necessity of interim constable questioned

Published Published Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners may not appoint an interim constable in Precinct 3, a position left vacant last week when Doug Parr resigned as a condition of his criminal plea deal.

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Build it, and they will come: Home builds booming in South Wise

Published Published Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017
By Racey Burden

Rhome and Boyd have seen more residential home growth than Decatur and Bridgeport so far this year.

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Judge proposes holding tax rate steady

Published Published Monday, Aug. 7, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners Monday proposed keeping the tax rate the same as last year — 37.89 cents per $100 property valuation for fiscal year 2018.

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Sheriff’s office homes in on DWI

Published Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

The Wise County Sheriff’s Office has been approved for a $10,000 grant that will help the department better enforce DWI laws during some holidays.

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