2020-07-15

Active count tops 50 again

The confirmation of 27 COVID-19 cases Monday pushed Wise County’s active case count to more than 50 again, according to numbers released by the Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

Bridgeport ISD calls off bond

District revisits teacher pay amid pandemic

Bridgeport ISD trustees called off the district’s $94.9 million bond election Monday night, repealing the order for the Nov. 3 election.

Early voting tops 2,000

Voting in the summer, in the middle of a pandemic, hasn’t seemed to stop local voters from going to the polls.

Remodel not to exceed $1.87M

Renovations will soon start at the former First National Bank building in Decatur, transforming it into a Wise County courthouse annex.

City of Rhome commissions water study

The City of Rhome is starting a study to identify future water sources and looking at its water fee structure.

First reading held on vehicle purchases

The Decatur Fire Department moved one step closer to being able to purchase three new vehicles for the department at Monday’s city council meeting.

City of New Fairview hires new administrator

The city of New Fairview has a new leader.

No. 1 issue

City of Bridgeport cracks down on synthetic urine

It’s currently not illegal to purchase restroom byproducts in the city of Bridgeport, but if you planned to acquire synthetic urine, you’re going to have to take your fake bodily fluid business elsewhere.

New chief in charge

Former SRO to lead Boyd's police

After serving as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army, Jason Morris turned to a career in law enforcement.

Decatur ISD to discuss return to school

Decatur ISD trustees will hold a wide-ranging discussion about the start of the 2020-21 school year Thursday night.