Early voting numbers show increase

Early voting numbers show increase

Published Saturday, February 20, 2016
By Brian Knox

Turnout for early voting in the March 1 primary election has been heavier this year than the last presidential election year, 2012.

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Violin ensemble receives Priddy grant

Published Saturday, February 20, 2016
By Messenger Staff

The Wise Youth Violin Ensemble (WYVE) has received a grant from the Priddy Foundation.

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United Way recognizes donors, leadership

Published Saturday, February 20, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

United Way of Wise County recognized major campaign donors and elected 2016 officers and directors at its annual meeting Thursday at the Decatur Civic Center.

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Vote Amos for inclusive, bright future

Published Saturday, February 20, 2016
By Rita Tucker, Jack Tucker, Winford Cash, Lee Foster, Charles Randolph, Margaret Stephens, Kristina Kemp

We, the undersigned, spent a lifetime working to fulfill the Democratic Party's goals and values, long before we became elected precinct chairs for the Wise County Democratic Party.

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Fairgrounds facelift: County makes upgrades to longtime ag facility

Published Wednesday, February 17, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

The Wise County Fairgrounds is undergoing a transformation that County Judge J.D. Clark hopes will boost revenues in the future.

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Filing deadline draws near

Published Wednesday, February 17, 2016
By Messenger Staff

The filing period for the May 7 city council and school board elections ends Friday.

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Storm spotter class this week

Published Wednesday, February 17, 2016
By Messenger Staff

The National Weather Service in Fort Worth wants to help you prepare for the 2016 severe weather season.

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Kindness appreciated

Published Wednesday, February 17, 2016
By Rev. Anthony Hiatt

On Ash Wednesday, Feb. 10, three of us were outside the Starbucks in Decatur to offer "Ashes to Go" to those wishing to start the Lenten season but who were unable to get to their church to receive ashes.

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Primary early voting begins Tuesday

Published Saturday, February 13, 2016
By Brian Knox

Voters can begin casting ballots in primary elections next week - just leave your campaign T-shirts at home and your phone in your pocket.

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Filing continues for May election

Published Saturday, February 13, 2016
By Messenger Staff

The filing period for the May 7 city council and school board elections is open and runs through Friday, Feb. 19. Listed below are the positions in each entity that will appear on the May ballot. The candidates that currently hold those offices are also listed, as well as those who have filed to run. […]

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New communications tower to be installed

Published Saturday, February 13, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners Wednesday authorized County Judge J.D. Clark to negotiate and execute the placement of a 195-foot communications tower at the sheriff's office.

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Devon to sell assets

Published Saturday, February 13, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Devon Energy Corp., with a regional headquarters and a large gas processing plant in Wise County, has hired an investment firm to lead the sale of up to $3 million in assets.

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Fires flare up on red flag day

Published Wednesday, February 10, 2016
By Brian Knox

A red flag warning was issued for Wise County for the first time in 2016 Monday.

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Phone scams on the rise

Published Wednesday, February 10, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Chief Deputy Kevin Benton urges citizens to be cautious after the Wise County Sheriff's Office has been inundated in recent weeks with complaints about telephone scams.

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Filing continues for May election

Published Saturday, February 6, 2016
By Messenger Staff

The filing period for the May 7 city council and school board elections is open and runs through Friday, Feb. 19.

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Some roads remain closed at Grasslands

Published Saturday, February 6, 2016
By David Talley

Access to Forest Service Road 900A from County Road 2474 remains closed, District Ranger Marc Pons said Thursday.

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Candidates report campaign finances

Published Saturday, February 6, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Local candidates recently turned in campaign finance reports as required by the Texas Ethics Commission.

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2 injured in motorcycle crash

2 injured in motorcycle crash

Published Wednesday, February 3, 2016
By Brian Knox

Two Denton County motorcyclists were injured in a collision Saturday afternoon in south Wise County.

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Grip and grin: Candidates meet citizens at lunchtime forum

Published Wednesday, February 3, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Guests packed the Paradise schools administration building Monday for a speed-dating style candidate forum.

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Grand jury indictments include 34 drug charges

Published Wednesday, February 3, 2016
By Messenger Staff

A Wise County grand jury met Jan. 21 and returned the following felony indictments.

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