Williamson added to firm’s name

Published Saturday, July 26, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Mike Simpson, senior partner of the Wise County law firm Simpson, Boyd and Powers, announced Wednesday that the firm name has changed to add the name of new partner Allen Williamson.

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Reunion Royalty

Reunion Royalty

Published Wednesday, July 23, 2014
By Joe Duty

Winners of the Reunion camp awards are...

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Goodwyn pleads guilty to drug charge

Published Wednesday, July 23, 2014
By Brian Knox

A former longtime court reporter for the 271st District Court in Decatur was back in a familiar setting Friday - but on the other side of the law.

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Estes named to SWIFT advisory panel

Published Wednesday, July 23, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has appointed Sen. Craig Estes (R-Wichita Falls) to the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT) advisory committee.

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Reunion: Occupation of Joe Wheeler Park begins

Reunion: Occupation of Joe Wheeler Park begins

Published Saturday, July 19, 2014
By David Talley

Several of the historic cabins at the Wise County Reunion grounds are getting makeovers.

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Rain, cool temps provide welcome relief

Rain, cool temps provide welcome relief

Published Saturday, July 19, 2014
By Brian Knox

It would have been hard to script a better scenario for a mid-July day in the midst of a drought.

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Insurance bite could’ve been worse; County’s loss ratio means higher premiums

Published Saturday, July 19, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County is facing an 11.3 percent hike in employee health insurance rates, effective Oct. 1, but the double-digit increase is not as high as originally anticipated.

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Constable vehicles will all be marked

Published Wednesday, July 16, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

There will no longer be any unmarked constable vehicles on Wise County roads. County commissioners decided Monday that all constable vehicles should be marked in accordance with the Texas Transportation Code.

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Former jail employees indicted on drug charges

Published Wednesday, July 16, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Two former Wise County Jail employees are facing felony charges, accused of stealing drugs meant for inmates.

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4-H’ers place at district competition

Published Wednesday, July 16, 2014
By Lindsey Rizer

Wise County 4-H'ers recently submitted record books to the Rolling Plains District 3 competition, which was judged at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Archer City.

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Solar rollers: Sun-powered cars to pass through Decatur Tuesday

Published Wednesday, July 16, 2014
By Bob Buckel

The 2014 American Solar Challenge - a cross-country race from Austin to Minneapolis - will roll through Decatur Tuesday morning. They won't be stopping for gas.

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UIL changes play clock

Published Wednesday, July 16, 2014
By Richard Greene

The length of high school football games may shorten this fall with the newest rule change.

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Zebra mussels found in Lake

Published Saturday, July 12, 2014
By Jimmy Alford

It's been about a year since zebra mussel DNA was confirmed in Lake Bridgeport.

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Meals on Wheels groups seeking volunteers

Published Saturday, July 12, 2014
By Jake Harris

Two Meals on Wheels organizations in Wise County are looking for volunteers and donations.

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Auction puts 42 properties back on tax rolls

Published Saturday, July 12, 2014
By Bob Buckel

A quiet buzz filled the Grand Hall at the Decatur Civic Center Thursday morning, rising from about 50 people scattered through two sections of chairs.

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Man gets 20 years for cocaine possession

Published Saturday, July 12, 2014
By Bob Buckel

Alberto Jose Meza, wearing a white, long-sleeved dress shirt and tie, looked extremely small as he sat at the front of the courtroom.

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July a good month for Wise cities

Published Saturday, July 12, 2014
By Bob Buckel

It's been a while since all 12 cities in Wise County collected more sales tax in a month than they did in that month the previous year.

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Commissioners to review fire conditions

Published Saturday, July 12, 2014
By Messenger Staff

When they meet Monday morning at the Wise County Courthouse, the county commissioners will take a look at weather and vegetation conditions and review whether to renew, amend, revise or rescind the county's burn ban.

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Landscaper building memorial for Judge Terri Johnson

Published Wednesday, July 9, 2014
By Jake Harris

A Wise County resident is trying to ensure that one community member's legacy lives on.

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Drug possession case goes to jury

Published Wednesday, July 9, 2014
By Bob Buckel

A drug possession trial went to the jury quickly Tuesday, as both sides concluded their cases in Wise County's 271st District Court.

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