Messenger First Edition for Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Messenger First Edition for Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Clerk’s Office closes


The Wise County Clerk’s Office closed at noon Monday following the confirmation of positive COVID-19 test results among the office’s employees.

DSHS halts daily reports


The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Monday abruptly stopped daily COVID-19 reports in Public Health Region 2/3, which includes Wise County.

‘Bringing us all together’

Hope, prayer leads Juneteenth vigil

As the storm moved over the Wise County Courthouse Friday night, Donald Willis pointed to the dark clouds overhead as he spoke to the crowd gathered on the Decatur Square.

Fire destroys trailer home

Firefighters from multiple departments battled heavy rains and lightning to extinguish a fire that destroyed a trailer home in Newark Friday night.

Former assistant principal indicted

A former Boyd High School assistant principal has been indicted by a Parker County grand jury on two felony counts, stemming from a fatality wreck earlier this year in Reno.

Grand jury issues indictments

A Wise County grand jury met June 3 and returned the following felony indictments.

Wreck causes long traffic delays

Traffic in Decatur came to a screeching halt Monday afternoon after a two-vehicle wreck involving a tractor trailer blocked the southbound lanes of U.S. 81/287 for more than three hours.