Akin wins sheriff’s race

Akin wins sheriff’s race

Published Wednesday, March 2, 2016
By Brian Knox

Lane Akin was elected the next sheriff of Wise County in overwhelming fashion Tuesday night.

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Akers-Amos declares victory; Challenger holds narrow lead with provisional votes still out

Akers-Amos declares victory; Challenger holds narrow lead with provisional votes still out

Published Wednesday, March 2, 2016
By Racey Burden

Janet Akers-Amos celebrated a narrow victory in the Democratic Party county chair election Tuesday night.

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Short comes up big; Incumbent avoids runoff

Published Wednesday, March 2, 2016
By David Talley

Sitting side-by-side on barstools at Fuzzy's, they could be family.

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White wins primary in re-election bid

Published Wednesday, March 2, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Precinct 1 Commissioner Danny White won the Republican primary Tuesday night with 56 percent of the vote.

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TAPS phone number discontinued

Published Wednesday, March 2, 2016
By Messenger Staff

The TAPS Public Transit "Get-A-Ride" number used for scheduling rides has been permanently discontinued.

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Commissioners tend to short agenda

Published Wednesday, March 2, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners made quick work of a short agenda Monday, adjourning after just 15 minutes.

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March to the polls; Early voters smash record; Primary election day is Tuesday

Published Saturday, February 27, 2016
By Brian Knox

If election day is anything like early voting in Wise County, it will be a Super Tuesday indeed.

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Swapping stories: Auto junkies trade tales, parts and projects

Swapping stories: Auto junkies trade tales,  parts and projects

Published Saturday, February 27, 2016
By David Talley

It's a North Texas bazaar with no shortage of rust, dust and big personalities.

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Heritage museum blends old records and new technology

Published Saturday, February 27, 2016
By David Talley

With the click of a mouse, Janice McKenzie scrolls through an entire century.

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TSCRA plans ranch gathering

Published Saturday, February 27, 2016
By Messenger Staff

The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) will host a ranch gathering Tuesday, March 8, at NRS Ranch, just south of Decatur.

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Survey reveals high childhood obesity rate in Wise

Published Saturday, February 27, 2016
By Brian Knox

Wise County has the highest rate of childhood obesity in a six-county area.

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Candidates share their 2-cents at forum

Candidates share their 2-cents at forum

Published Wednesday, February 24, 2016
By Brian Knox

Most of the local candidates on the March 1 primary ballots gave voters a glimpse of their views and how they would serve the public during a "Meet the Candidate" event at Tuesday's Decatur Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

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The race is on: 9 of 16 entities will have contested races

Published Wednesday, February 24, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Nine entities will have contested races in the May 7 city council and school board elections.

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County dismisses idea of gunfire ordinance

Published Wednesday, February 24, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners do not plan to enact an ordinance limiting gun use on private property as requested by a citizen.

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County fair kicks off this weekend

Published Wednesday, February 24, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

The fairgrounds will be buzzing with activity next week as local youth and their projects move in for the 64th Annual Wise County Youth Fair, Feb. 29-March 5.

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Youth Fair Queen Contestants: 2016 FCCLA Contestants

Published Wednesday, February 24, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Youth Fair Queen Contestants: 2016 FCCLA Contestants

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Youth Fair Queen Contestants: 2016 4-H Contestants

Published Wednesday, February 24, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Youth Fair Queen Contestants: 2016 4-H Contestants

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Youth Fair Queen Contestants: 2016 FFA Contestants

Published Wednesday, February 24, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Youth Fair Queen Contestants: 2016 FFA Contestants

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Youth rodeo closes out fair

Published Wednesday, February 24, 2016
By Messenger Staff

The James Wood Motors Wise County Youth Rodeo is March 4 and 5 at the Wise County Fairgrounds in Decatur.

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Local Devon layoff started Friday

Published Saturday, February 20, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Devon Energy began laying off employees at the Bridgeport field office Friday after announcing earlier in the week it would reduce its workforce by 20 percent.

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