2022-11-04

TRAFFIC ALERT: Two-vehicle crash at Farm Road 51 and Farm Road 455

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Emergency crews are en route to a two-vehicle crash at Farm Road 51 and Farm Road 455. According to initial reports, a box truck collided with a pickup truck. There is road blockage and FM 51 is closed. Avoid the area.

Update for Friday November 4, 2022

INJURIES REPORTED IN WRECKS — Emergency crews were dispatched to two serious wrecks in Wise County Wednesday evening that resulted in multiple injuries. At 5:30 p.m., Wise County first responders were dispatched to a two-vehicle crash on Texas 114 near Boyd. A 2007 Chevrolet pickup truck, driven by Thomas Spindor, 58, of Saginaw, was eastbound on Texas 114 before crossing into the westbound lane, said Texas Department of Public Safety Spokesperson Sgt. Ricky Hunter. Spindor’s vehicle struck a 2020 Ford, driven by November White, 29, of Paradise. Spindor was flown to a Fort Worth hospital with undisclosed injuries. White was transported via ground ambulance to Wise Health System in Decatur. At approximately 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, local first responders worked a second major accident involving two vehicles at the intersection of U.S. 81/287 and County Road 1180 between Decatur and Alvord. State troopers working the scene said two ambulances were dispatched, and transported victims to local hospitals. An initial request for a medical helicopter was canceled. Information on the wreck was unavailable as of press time Friday.

Venturing into ag

Ag Adventure Day promotes education


Five buses pulled in front of the Bridgeport ISD Animal Science Facility Tuesday morning to unload 300 first and second graders for an Ag Adventure Day. The children and their teachers prepared themselves to learn about farm animals and equipment. At the same time, FFA members and high school ag teachers geared up to show the youngsters their projects and […]

Multiple people hurt in wrecks

WISE COUNTY


Emergency crews were dispatched to two serious wrecks in Wise County Wednesday evening that resulted in multiple injuries. At 5:30 p.m., Wise County first responders were dispatched to a two-vehicle crash on Texas 114 near Boyd. A 2007 Chevrolet pickup truck, driven by Thomas Spindor, 58, of Saginaw, was traveling eastbound on Texas 114 before crossing into the westbound lane, […]

Hundreds of homes under construction

WISE COUNTY


In the final quarter of the year, hundreds of houses across Wise County are under construction to potentially bring in thousands of residents. Since Jan. 1, the county has added 892 new addresses, according to Director of 911 Addressing Wacy Beck. Off Farm Road 3433 near Rhome, PMB Capital’s Bluestem development has started home construction. D.R. Horton is currently building […]

Election day is Tuesday

WISE COUNTY


You’ve seen and heard the campaign ads for months, and now it’s your turn to have your voice heard. Tuesday is election day, and there are plenty of choices to make, from the governor’s mansion to the schoolhouse. The two-week early voting period ends today, and more than 25 percent of registered voters in the county have already cast a […]

Fowler indicted in fatal wreck

WISE COUNTY


A North- lake teen involved in a crash that killed a young child and seriously injured another last Christmas season in Rhome has been indicted on two felony charges. Christopher Glen Fowler, 19, was indicted Oct. 20 by a Wise County grand jury for accident involving death and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, both second degree felony offenses. Fowler […]

Help for the holidays

WISE COUNTY


Christmas is now less than two months away, but for many families who might struggle to provide gifts for their kids, it might be a daunting time of year. Several local organizations provide help to local families, and now is the time to apply for that help. Here’s a list of how to find help or offer help in the […]

October 2022

In the headlines Students dies in wreck Bridgeport High School student Jonathan Gonzalez died after a rollover wreck on County Road 1308 Oct. 1. He was 17. Gonzalez was traveling north on the road before he hit a bump and lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle overturned after a skid, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Gonzalez […]

Accepting the challenge



The first week is always interesting when you start a new job. In the summer of 2018, I woke up on a leaky air mattress in an otherwise empty garage apartment in Decatur, starting my first week as a reporter at the Wise County Messenger. The bleak surroundings didn’t bother me at the time. In fact, I was happy. The […]