Lobdell takes top prize at state dog show

Published Wednesday, July 29, 2015
By Travis Lisle

Wise County had a tremendous showing at the 2015 Texas 4-H Dog Show, highlighted by Tori Lobdell's Senior High Point victory that she earned alongside her 4-year-old papillon, Jasper.

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FEMA deadline extended

Published Wednesday, July 29, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Homeowners or renters with storm or flood damage now have until Aug. 27 to register for FEMA assistance.

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Property tax values take a shallow dip

Published Saturday, July 25, 2015
By Brian Knox

Property tax values in Wise County dropped just less than 1 percent this year, according to the certified tax roll released this week.

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Man arrested for online solicitation of child

Published Saturday, July 25, 2015
By Brian Knox

A Wise County resident was among 16 men caught in an undercover child sex sting in Johnson County recently.

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Looking for relief from the heat; Workers battle triple-digit temps

Looking for relief from the heat; Workers battle triple-digit temps

Published Wednesday, July 22, 2015
By David Talley

As the mercury rises in the Texas summer, so do the risks. For those working at Lone Star Car Wash in Decatur, there isn't a way around being hot - it's about managing those risks.

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Clark named to national post

Published Wednesday, July 22, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County Judge J.D. Clark was recently appointed to a post with the National Association of Counties (NACo), headquartered in Washington, D.C.

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1 killed in 2-vehicle accident

1 killed in 2-vehicle accident

Published Saturday, July 18, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

A Rhome man was killed just before 6 a.m. Wednesday in a two-vehicle accident on Texas 114 east of Boyd.

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Courthouse elevator to close for repairs

Published Saturday, July 18, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Work will begin Monday on the elevator in the Wise County Courthouse, leaving the stairs as the only route to the top for the next four weeks.

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1 killed in 3-vehicle wreck

1 killed in 3-vehicle wreck

Published Wednesday, July 15, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

A Paradise woman was killed in a three-vehicle accident on Texas 114 between Boyd and Paradise just before 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

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Grand Jury Indictedments for June 18, 2015

Published Wednesday, July 15, 2015
By Messenger Staff

A Wise County grand jury met June 18 and returned the following felony indictments.

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‘Boom’ startles residents

Published Wednesday, July 15, 2015
By Messenger Staff

The Messenger newsroom received several calls and Facebook messages asking about a loud boom shortly after 3 p.m. Monday that rattled windows.

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Summer temps forecast to soar

Published Saturday, July 11, 2015
By Richard Greene

Summer is coming. After an unseasonably cool June and early July, temperatures are expected to approach triple digits in Wise County and North Texas in the next five days.

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Happy, quiet 4th; Few incidents reported over holiday weekend

Published Wednesday, July 8, 2015
By Richard Greene

Wise County celebrated the nation's 239th birthday with a bang and splash Saturday as many residents lit fireworks and headed to the lake.

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Record rainfall pace continues

Published Saturday, July 4, 2015
By Brian Knox

Wise County saw about half the rainfall in June as it did in May.

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Reunion washer tourney claims Guinness mark

Reunion washer tourney claims Guinness mark

Published Saturday, July 4, 2015
By Racey Burden

For nearly a year, the status of Amanda Williams' world record claim remained unchanged.

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Farm Service Agency to assist producers slammed by recent heavy rains

Published Saturday, July 4, 2015
By Messenger Staff

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Texas Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds farmers and ranchers across the state of federal farm program benefits that may be available to help eligible producers recover from recent heavy rains and flooding.

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King brags on Texas, details recent session

Published Saturday, July 4, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Rep. Phil King told Precinct 2 citizens last week that the recent legislative session was the most productive in which he's been involved.

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Auxiliaries give activity reports

Published Saturday, July 4, 2015
By Messenger Staff

The presidents of the Wise Regional Health System auxiliaries presented annual reports to the WRHS board Monday night.

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Extension agents report Roundup success

Published Saturday, July 4, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Six Wise County youth received scholarships totaling $78,000 at last month's Texas 4-H State Roundup.

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Driver given probation in manslaughter case

Published Wednesday, July 1, 2015
By Brian Knox

The driver of a car who caused an accident that killed two motorcyclists and injured two more on Memorial Day in 2014 will not have to spend any more time in jail.

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