2022-01-21

Eagles shoot down Bridgeport, 69-42

The Decatur Eagles hit 13 3s Friday in a 69-42 victory over Bridgeport.

Decatur stifles Bridgeport, 53-31

Decatur jumped on Bridgeport early, forcing 10 turnovers and holding the Sissies to just one field goal in the first quarter.

Update for Friday January 21, 2022

AURORA MAYOR RESIGNS — Amid the fallout from former city administrator Toni Wheeler’s arrest and the suspicious fire that destroyed city hall, Aurora Mayor Terry Solomon resigned Tuesday. Solomon cited accusations on social media as a reason for his resignation in a statement to the Messenger. He also emphasized his cooperation with Texas Ranger B.J. Hill and his lack of involvement in the controversy.

‘My hero baby’: Toddler saves family from fire



Last weekend, a 2-year-old boy saved his family from a house fire in what his mother described as nothing short of a miracle.

Developers announce intent on Shoop Ranch

NEW FAIRVIEW


The developers of Shoop Ranch on Farm Road 407 in New Fairview Wednesday publicly announced the purchase of the 1,807-acre property, which will be a mixed-use development of more than 4,000 homes. Rockhill Capital and Investments has been working with the City of New Fairview for the past year to get agreements in place for the zoning and development of […]

Mayor resigns post

AURORA


Amid the fallout from former city administrator Toni Wheeler’s arrest and the suspicious fire that destroyed city hall, Aurora Mayor Terry Solomon resigned Tuesday. Solomon cited accusations on social media as a reason for his resignation in a statement to the Messenger. He also emphasized his cooperation with Texas Ranger B.J. Hill and his lack of involvement in the controversy. […]

Yabba Dabba-BAA

Local youth’s Flintstone entry garners award


With her pals Dino, Pebbles and Wilma, and filling the role of Fred Flinstone herself, Jacy Stone took the Fort Worth Stock Show’s goat decorating contest back in time Saturday. In the end, Jacy provided a truly “Yabba Dabba Doo” fun time and captured her second victory at the Fort Worth show. The McCarroll Middle School sixth-grader and Wise County […]

Capacity improves slightly

COVID-19


Capacity at Wise Health System improved slightly this week even as the number of COVID- 19 patients it is treating increased. WHS reported 36 COVID-19 positive patients admitted for treatment as of Thursday, up three patients from Tuesday. The med/surg/ ICU capacity at WHS was at 93 percent, an improvement from 100 percent Tuesday. WHS has a combined 81 beds […]

City orders appraisal of school building

Citizen forum on facilities set for Saturday


Rhome council members voted to appraise the city’s old school building last week — a measure to gather more information as the city continues to seek answers for its facility needs. Two bond issues, which would have turned the building into a municipal complex, failed in the past two years. The council voted to pursue the appraisal after the item […]

LEADING FIREFIGHTERS

Last Saturday at the Police and Fire Gala the following firefighters (left to right) were honored; Keaton Jordan, Firefighter of the Year; Penny Cobb, Rookie of the Year; Todd Nelson, PHD of the Year; Trisha Dillard, EMS Responder of the Year and Captain Joe Boyd, Officer of the Year.