Commissioners travel north for first mobile meeting

Published Saturday, March 28, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

The first installment of Wise County Commissioners Court on the Road is next week in Slidell.

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WRHS unveils new fitness facility plans, budget

Published Wednesday, March 25, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

The footprint of Wise Regional Health System in Decatur will soon grow even larger with the construction of a new fitness facility.

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Johnson given probation for drug crime

Published Saturday, March 21, 2015
By Brian Knox

A Chico woman convicted last month of trying to purchase drugs has been sentenced to probation.

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Local charities to host veterans banquet

Published Saturday, March 21, 2015
By Jake Harris

Wise County residents who want to show their support for veterans will have another chance to do so at the third annual Military Warrior Heroes Night 6 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at the First Baptist Church in Decatur.

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Blaze scorches home

Published Saturday, March 21, 2015
By Richard Greene

Fire ravaged a home on the Wise-Parker county line Thursday afternoon.

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Rain lowers wildfire risk

Published Saturday, March 21, 2015
By Richard Greene

On the first day of spring Friday, rain once again fell over much of Wise County.

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Texas Senate approves open carry of handguns

Published Saturday, March 21, 2015
By Morgan Smith

A bill lifting some of the state's restrictions on handguns cleared the Texas Senate along a party line vote of 20 - 11 Monday.

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Blaze scorches home

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Fire ravaged a home on the Wise-Parker county line Thursday afternoon. Boonsville/Balsora, Salt Creek, Poolville and Springtown firefighters responded to the blaze on Texas 199 around noon.

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Jones arrested for drug, weapon charges

Published Wednesday, March 18, 2015
By Brian Knox

A Rhome man remains jailed after leading investigators on a high speed chase March 3 near Aurora.

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Proposed bill to help students graduate

Published Wednesday, March 18, 2015
By Richard Greene

High school seniors that failed to pass all of their end-of-course exams may still be able to get a diploma, if the Texas Legislature approves a proposed bill.

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New Sheriff’s Office program to recruit, retain officers

Published Wednesday, March 18, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

The Wise County Sheriff's Department will soon offer a police academy reimbursement program for eligible employees in an effort to secure qualified officers for the future.

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Grand Jury Indictments for February 26, 2015

Published Wednesday, March 18, 2015
By Messenger Staff

A Wise County grand jury met Feb. 26, 2015, and returned the following felony indictments.

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Wise County Elections moving to new digs

Published Saturday, March 14, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

The Wise County elections administration office will soon be moving into the shadow of the courthouse in downtown Decatur.

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TAPS to offer commuter service to Fort Worth

Published Saturday, March 14, 2015
By Brian Knox

TAPS Public Transit began a new express service between Decatur, Rhome, and Fort Worth this week, aimed at commuters from Wise County.

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Winter weather leaves potholes

Published Saturday, March 14, 2015
By Richard Greene

As the temperature hit 70 Thursday afternoon under the bright sunshine, the ice and snow of last week seemed to be a distant memory.

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Fair has heart: Special needs exhibitors shine in show ring

Fair has heart: Special needs exhibitors shine in show ring

Published Wednesday, March 11, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Youth Fair exhibitors and parents were trying to thaw out following a winter storm during the 63rd annual event last week, but what happened Friday evening warmed their hearts.

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Veteran aid bill encourages psychiatric care

Published Wednesday, March 11, 2015
By Jake Harris

The film "American Sniper" brought in more that $337 million at the box office and got nominated for six Oscars for its portrayal of a veteran coming to grips with the complexity of his patriotic duty.

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Burnham dies from injuries sustained in jail

Published Wednesday, March 11, 2015
By Brian Knox

Leslie Wayne Burnham, who apparently tried to strangle himself with a phone cord in the Wise County Jail Feb. 28, died Saturday.

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Arrest made in fire hall stolen vehicles case

Published Wednesday, March 11, 2015
By Brian Knox

The Wise County Sheriff's Office has recovered the two vehicles stolen from the East Wise Fire Department during the early morning hours of Feb. 22 while firefighters battled a series of suspicious fires.

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Back-to-back titles: Family, community support play role in Rector’s success at Youth Fair

Back-to-back titles: Family, community support play role in Rector’s success at Youth Fair

Published Wednesday, March 11, 2015
By Brian Knox

Last Friday, moments after her steer was named grand champion at the Wise County Youth Fair, Haley Rector looked up into the stands and saw her dad jump up in excitement.

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