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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Same-sex licenses to be available

Published Wednesday, July 1, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County will issue same-sex marriage licenses, but they were not available to citizens as of press time Tuesday.

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Light up the night: Firework stands prep for Fourth

Light up the night: Firework stands  prep for Fourth

Published Wednesday, July 1, 2015
By Racey Burden

With a less restrictive burn ban, workers at local firework stands anticipate greater sales than last year.

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Officials caution revelers to celebrate safely

Published Wednesday, July 1, 2015
By Richard Greene

Sunny hot weather is expected to bring out people in droves to Lake Bridgeport for the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

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Pct. 2 commissioner details road damage

Published Saturday, June 27, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

A large crowd packed Alvord City Hall for the mobile county commissioners meeting Tuesday night.

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Bill brings torrential rain

Bill brings torrential rain

Published Saturday, June 20, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Tropical Depression Bill dumped rainfall across Wise County Wednesday, leading to serious flooding and a series of water rescues late in the day.

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Rau gets life for murder

Published Saturday, June 20, 2015
By Brian Knox

Moments after a jury delivered its life sentence to Kris Rau, Allisyn Ramirez was given the opportunity to speak directly to the man just convicted of murdering her mom, Lianne Murray.

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Clark elected to NCTCOG board

Published Saturday, June 20, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County Judge J.D. Clark was elected Thursday to the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) Executive Board.

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Meeting Previews for Saturday, June 20, 2015

Published Saturday, June 20, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Wise County Commissioners Court "On the Road" is 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 23, at Alvord City Hall, 215 West Elm St.

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Wise County Indictments for May 21, 2015

Published Saturday, June 20, 2015
By Messenger Staff

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

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Districts study preliminary STAAR scores

Published Saturday, June 20, 2015
By Racey Burden

Recently released STAAR and EOC preliminary scores reveal areas where school districts are doing well and also where they can improve.

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Judge, sheriff team up to combat mental illness

Published Wednesday, June 17, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners Monday approved a resolution authorizing County Judge J.D. Clark and Sheriff David Walker to work together on the National Association of Counties (NACO) "Stepping Up" initiative, which addresses mental illness in jails.

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Rau’s murder trial begins; Defendant says he moved girlfriend’s body to protect her from dogs

Published Saturday, June 13, 2015
By Brian Knox

Lianne Murray was killed by a gunshot wound to the head. That fact is indisputable. The question at the center of her murder trial is not so clear: who fired the fatal shot?

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Schools skeptical of state tax rebate; Law increases homestead exemption to $25K

Published Saturday, June 13, 2015
By Richard Greene

Homeowners throughout the state will get a small break on their school property taxes this fall.

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Classic Ballet

Published Saturday, June 13, 2015
By Joe Duty

Megan Griffith and fellow dancers are on pointe during Thursday's dress rehearsal for the Wise Performing Arts Guild performance of "Pocahontas."

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Bare cupboards: WARM desperately needs donations

Published Wednesday, June 10, 2015
By Racey Burden

Sparse shelves, empty banana boxes stacked to the ceiling and pallets barren of food leaned against the wall - Wise Area Relief Mission looks more empty than usual this week.

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Wise added to federal disaster declaration

Published Wednesday, June 10, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) added Wise County to its major disaster declaration Friday.

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Kids fall for fishing: hook, line and sinker

Published Wednesday, June 10, 2015
By Richard Greene

Focused on her bobber floating atop the water Saturday morning, Emilee Greeson waited for a nibble on her first fishing trip.

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WPAG brings ‘Pocahontas’ to the stage

WPAG brings ‘Pocahontas’ to the stage

Published Wednesday, June 10, 2015
By Racey Burden

The Wise Performing Arts Guild presents "Pocahontas" at the Decatur High School Theatre June 12-14.

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