Prize-winning livestock stolen in Houston

Published Saturday, March 12, 2016
By Brian Knox

Someone in Houston stole more than just a vehicle and trailer from a local teen this week.

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Of hooves and hearts

Of hooves and hearts

Published Wednesday, March 9, 2016
By Racey Burden

Erica Currin smiled brightly for the crowd, waving a little as volunteers helped her move her pig along to the center of the arena.

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Youth Fair auction tops $250,000

Published Wednesday, March 9, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Bidders spent $254,600 Saturday at the 2016 Youth Fair auction as 132 items came through the arena at the Wise County Fairgrounds.

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Kickin’ up dust

Published Wednesday, March 9, 2016
By Joe Duty

Bennet Taylor competes in the mutton bustin' competition at the James Wood Motors Wise County Youth Rodeo Friday night.

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Bridgeport 4-Her takes home top prize

Bridgeport 4-Her takes home top prize

Published Saturday, March 5, 2016
By David Talley

Bridgeport 4-Her Creed Vineyard didn't have much time to relax Friday at the Wise County Youth Fair.

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Recipe for success: Baking champions fine-tune their skills with family

Published Saturday, March 5, 2016
By Racey Burden

For the winners of the Wise County Youth Fair's baking competition, whipping up sweet treats runs in the family.

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Just showing off: Jones wins celebrity swine showmanship

Published Saturday, March 5, 2016
By David Talley

Chico ISD Superintendent Mike Jones cruised to an easy win in the celebrity swine showmanship competition at the Wise County Youth Fair, beating out a host of other superintendents and local big names.

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Youth Fair 2016

Published Saturday, March 5, 2016
By Joe Duty

Edie Tapio of Boyd takes a break with her Longhorn at the Wise County Youth Fair.

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Follow me to the fair

Published Saturday, March 5, 2016
By Joe Duty

Representatives of Chico FFA share smiles from the back of a pickup in the Youth Fair parade last weekend.

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County fair kicks off this weekend

Published Wednesday, February 24, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

The fairgrounds will be buzzing with activity next week as local youth and their projects move in for the 64th Annual Wise County Youth Fair, Feb. 29-March 5.

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Youth Fair Queen Contestants: 2016 FCCLA Contestants

Published Wednesday, February 24, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Youth Fair Queen Contestants: 2016 FCCLA Contestants

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Youth Fair Queen Contestants: 2016 4-H Contestants

Published Wednesday, February 24, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Youth Fair Queen Contestants: 2016 4-H Contestants

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Youth Fair Queen Contestants: 2016 FFA Contestants

Published Wednesday, February 24, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Youth Fair Queen Contestants: 2016 FFA Contestants

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Youth rodeo closes out fair

Published Wednesday, February 24, 2016
By Messenger Staff

The James Wood Motors Wise County Youth Rodeo is March 4 and 5 at the Wise County Fairgrounds in Decatur.

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Group looks to spice up fair auction

Published Wednesday, November 4, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

A new group is hoping to put some life back in the live auction at the 2016 Wise County Youth Fair.

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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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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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Auction total tops $200,000

Published Wednesday, March 11, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Bidders spent $214,000 Saturday on 129 4-H, FFA and FCCLA projects at the Wise County Youth Fair Auction.

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Old Man Winter strikes again; Winter weather puts a freeze on the fair

Published Saturday, March 7, 2015
By Richard Greene

Slushing through the snow Thursday morning, Tessa Luster knew her final Wise County Youth Fair would be one she wouldn't forget.

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Back in the show ring; Teen survives harrowing crash, recovers in time for fair

Published Saturday, March 7, 2015
By Richard Greene

The snow on the ground or the bitter cold couldn't wipe the smile from Kaitlyn Gibson's face as she walked from the barn on the Wise County Fairgrounds Thursday morning.

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