2019-01-02 E-Edition

Update for Wednesday, January 2, 2019

WINTER WEATHER EXPECTED – Wise County is under a winter weather advisory until 6 a.m. Friday as rain, freezing rain and snow are in the forecast for the next couple of days. Freezing rain is expected to develop late tonight and continue overnight with a transition to snow possible on Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. Total snow accumulations […]

Cecil Eudean Huckabee

Cecil Eudean “Huck” Huckabee, 77, of Clyde, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, in Clyde. Funeral is 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5 at the Denton Valley Baptist Church with Rev. Louis Brewer officiating. Burial will follow in the Kendrick Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at Bailey Howard Funeral Home of Clyde. Cecil was born Feb. 6, […]

Weekend Planner for Wednesday, January 2, 2019

#1: SPORTMAN’S BANQUET The Decatur Youth Fair Buyers Association is having a Sportsman’s Banquet, a dinner and auction featuring outdoor adventure-related items, Saturday (Jan. 5) at the Decatur Conference Center. The night will include a steak dinner, drinks and games. Drink passes will be sold for $20, which includes alcoholic beverages and a stainless steel tumbler. You’ll also have the […]

Changes await rodeo circuits in 2019

Rodeo competitors and fans have exciting new developments to look forward to in 2019. On the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association circuit, the earnings from the RFD-TV’s The American at AT&T Stadium in Arlington and the Houston Livestock Show Rodeo at NRG Stadium in Houston will count in the world title races. Since its inception in 2014, The American has been […]

News Briefs for Wednesday, January 2, 2019

BOYD MEMORIAL ACCOUNTS – Memorial accounts for Makayla Stoff and Seth Evans, who were killed in a vehicle accident on Farm Road 730 Dec. 11, have been set up at Wells Fargo and First Financial banks in Boyd. BRIDGEPORT BRIDAL, QUINCEANERA SHOW – Bridgeport Parks and Recreation will hold a bridal and quinceanera show 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 20 […]

Tribe named publisher

Kristen Tribe has been promoted to publisher of the Wise County Messenger, succeeding Roy Eaton, who has been publisher for more than 40 years. “We are delighted that Kristen will lead the newspaper in the future,” said Eaton, who will remain as president of the family owned company. “She has been an important leader of the Messenger since she became […]

Mess starts 140th volume

Starting with the dawn of the new year, the Wise County Messenger is beginning its 140th volume. The paper began as The Paradise Messenger in 1880 and later moved to Alvord before becoming a permanent fixture in Decatur in 1885. The Messenger made three mergers with other Decatur papers – the “Post” in 1890, “News” 1935 and “News Review” 1940. […]

Truck driver flown from wreck

A truck driver was flown by medical helicopter to Medical City Denton after her tractor trailer rolled over into an embankment off the U.S. 287/81 exit for Texas 114 in Rhome Friday morning. A Bowie fireman who witnessed the wreck helped extricate the Barbara Acosta-Iglesias, 54, of Dallas, from the cab of the tractor trailer. Rhome Police Sgt. Brody Brown […]

Show of gratitude: Teen spreads message of love to first responders

When she was just 12 years old, Rylee Maggret of Sunset started Gratitude Bags – a community service project to help Wise County’s first responders and show support for their service. Four years later, the effort has blossomed into a countywide project, serving all local first responders and calling upon volunteers from various clubs, companies and families. For founding and […]