A fire believed to be started by a portable water heater destroyed a manufactured home near County Road 4770 and Farm Road 730 south of Boyd Wednesday.
WHS DISCHARGES LAST COVID-19 PATIENT — Wise Health System reached a new milestone in the long battle against COVID-19 Monday. The lone COVID-19 positive patient was discharged from the hospital. “The last date our facility didn’t have a COVID patient was July 1, 2021,” said WHS Director of Communications and Marketing Shannon Spann. Statewide hospitalizations have also plummeted. As of Monday, there were 957 COVID-19 patients hospitalized statewide. In Trauma Service Area E, which includes Wise County and the Metroplex, 1.27 percent of hospitalizations were for the virus. Since March 2020, 269 COVID-19 deaths have been reported in the county.
PROVIDING COMFORT — Social Services Manager Cassie Shriver holds Allie, one of two therapy dogs helping out at Wise Health System’s Behavioral Therapy center. The hospital has incorporated therapy dogs to help patients in crisis.
Wind gusts and lightning strikes from severe thunderstorms Monday left hundreds without power and sparked a large fire that threatened several homes near Decatur. The National Weather Service office in Fort Worth issued a severe thunderstorm warning as storms formed along a stalled front and dry line before moving east overnight. In Decatur, a tank battery in the 600 block […]
Wise Health System reached a new milestone in the long battle against COVID-19 Monday. The lone COVID-19 positive patient was discharged from the hospital. “The last date our facility didn’t have a COVID patient was July 1, 2021,” said WHS Director of Communications and Marketing Shannon Spann. From the end of March 2021 until July, the hospital had multiple days […]
Five people were transported to Fort Worth hospitals after a head-on collision on Farm Road 730 at County Road 4770 near Briar Thursday night. At 6 p.m., a 2008 Nissan Sentra, driven by Misael Osorto-Herrera, 36, of Fort Worth, pulled out onto the northbound lanes of FM 730. The Nissan swerved into the southbound lanes to avoid being rear-ended by […]
There are plenty of choices to be made in the May 7 election, but first, you have to make sure you are registered to vote. “The last day to register for the May 7 city and school election is April 7,” said Wise County Elections Administrator Sabra Srader. That’s this Thursday, in case you don’t have a calendar in front […]
Slidell ISD plans to seek an opinion from the Texas Attorney General’s office on records requested by the Wise County Messenger concerning the district’s girls basketball coach Lance Shelton being placed on paid administrative leave. After filing the request with the district March 30, Jennifer Powell, a shareholder with Eichelbaum Wardell Hansen Powell & Muñoz, P.C, an Austin-based law firm […]
During a deafening storm with rain rattling off the metal roof, the New Fairview City Council Monday extended a contract offer to John Cabrales to serve as the city administrator. The former Lake Dallas city manager expects to sign the contract and begin his tenure this week. “We’re close to terms. Barring any major changes with the contract, I expect […]