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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Meeting Previews for Saturday, April 11, 2015

Published Saturday, April 11, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Northwest ISD trustees will review the 2015-16 compensation plan during a workshop 5:30 p.m. Monday.

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Raccoons and pipes the cause of fires

Published Saturday, April 11, 2015
By Jake Harris

Two small fires occurred within 24 hours of each other this week.

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Wise County Sheriff’s Office to welcome new K-9

Published Wednesday, April 8, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

The Wise County Sheriff's Office will soon welcome a new K-9 officer, replacing K-9 Deputy Pepper, who was fatally shot in the line of duty Jan. 28.

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Fundraiser planned for nonprofit counseling service

Published Wednesday, April 8, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

For almost 10 years, clients from Wise County and beyond have lined up for sessions with Beverly Ross, a faith-based counselor and founder of Wise County Christian Counseling (WCCC).

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Promising start for new meetings

Promising start for new meetings

Published Saturday, April 4, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

County commissioners' first mobile meeting drew a significantly larger crowd than their regular, Monday morning gatherings.

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Prices soar in local market

Published Saturday, April 4, 2015
By Richard Greene

When Emily Ross and her husband put their home in Justin on the market last summer, it sold in only three days.

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Local charity fights homelessness

Published Saturday, April 4, 2015
By Jake Harris

When Gary and Dawn Wisner came to Wise County last Thanksgiving, it was the latest in a long sequence of transitions in their lives. Gary, a Navy veteran and construction worker, found his old flame on Facebook in June 2012 and moved to Arizona, marrying her two weeks later.

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County’s reserves on the rise

Published Saturday, April 4, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County's finances are in good condition, according to outside auditor Snow Garrett Williams.

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Man injured in weekend knife attack

Published Wednesday, April 1, 2015
By Brian Knox

A confrontation over vandalism turned into a vicious knife attack near Lake Bridgeport Sunday night.

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Charity raises more than $30,000 for veterans

Charity raises more than $30,000 for veterans

Published Wednesday, April 1, 2015
By Jake Harris

The third annual Heroes Night Saturday raised $30,497 to provide mortgage-free homes to military veterans across America.

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Upcoming Easter events

Upcoming Easter events

Published Wednesday, April 1, 2015
By Messenger Staff

The First United Methodist Church of Boyd will have an Easter egg hunt and lunch with the Easter bunny 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 4.

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Cops make drug arrests

Published Saturday, March 28, 2015
By Brian Knox

Wise County narcotics investigators believe they have caught a major supplier of drugs to Wise County.

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Eagles dominate district UIL academic meet

Published Saturday, March 28, 2015
By Richard Greene

Decatur captured the sweepstakes title at the 8-4A University Interscholastic League academic meet Tuesday in dominating fashion.

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Dream team: Decatur writers sweep 2 events

Published Saturday, March 28, 2015
By Richard Greene

Following her trip to the University Interscholastic League Academic state meet last spring, Rachael Ussery painted a picture of herself with Mickey Drewry and journalism sponsor Cindy Berry.

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WCHC raising awareness of child maltreatment

Published Saturday, March 28, 2015
By Messenger Staff

The Wise County Coalition for Healthy Children (WCHC), in recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, will be putting up blue ribbon replicas across Wise County Sunday.

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Local church helps man rebuild house

Local church helps man rebuild house

Published Saturday, March 28, 2015
By Jake Harris

A new home is on the horizon for a Sunset resident after his house burned last fall.

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Employment rate shows increase for February

Published Saturday, March 28, 2015
By Jake Harris

The price of West Texas intermediate crude oil hit $50.58 per barrel in February. That number is up about $3 from January, but it's still $50.24 less than the same time last year.

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