February utility bills will increase

Published Wednesday, January 23, 2019
By Brian Knox

Chico residents can expect to see an increase in their water and sewer bills next month.

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Fiery crash shuts down FM 1810; 1 injured as 3 tractor-trailers collide

Fiery crash shuts down FM 1810; 1 injured as 3 tractor-trailers collide

Published Saturday, January 19, 2019
By Reece Waddell

Three tractor trailers collided around 2:40 a.m. Thursday on Farm Road 1810 at County Road 1490 near Chico, shutting down the road until Thursday evening.

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News Briefs for Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Published Wednesday, January 16, 2019
By Messenger Staff

RFC of Boyd will be hosting Celebrate Recovery, a Christ centered 12-step recovery program, at 7 p.m. each Thursday at 112 E. Rock Island, Boyd. Call Robert Hargis, 817-304-6819.

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Weekend Planner for Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Published Wednesday, January 16, 2019
By Messenger Staff

The Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo starts Friday and officially kicks off with the All Western Parade Saturday in downtown Fort Worth.

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Sissies pull away from Krum

Published Wednesday, January 16, 2019
By Messenger Staff

Bridgeport downed Krum Friday night 45-32.

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Bulls drop district opener

Published Wednesday, January 16, 2019
By Messenger Staff

Isaiah Smith's team-high 18 points were not enough as Bridgeport fell to Krum 62-48 in its District 8-4A opener.

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Calling it quits: Longtime Wise County coach Pete Hart retires

Calling it quits: Longtime Wise County coach Pete Hart retires

Published Saturday, January 12, 2019
By Reece Waddell

Since 1986, Pete Hart has shaped the lives of thousands of young athletes in Wise County, spending 33 years between Bridgeport, Chico and Alvord High School.

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Lowery drops 35 in 8-4A opener

Published Wednesday, January 9, 2019
By Reece Waddell

Decatur's Grace Lowery scored a game-high 35 points as the Lady Eagles routed Springtown 76-29 Friday night in the District 8-4A opener.

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Longtime Wise County coach Pete Hart announces retirement

Longtime Wise County coach Pete Hart announces retirement

Published Tuesday, January 8, 2019.
By Reece Waddell

Alvord head coach and athletic director Pete Hart announced Tuesday he was retiring after spending the past 33 years coaching in Wise County.

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Trip to the show; Chico pup claims AKC national championship

Trip to the show; Chico pup claims AKC national championship

Published Wednesday, January 9, 2019
By Austin Jackson

At the country's largest dog show, one little dog from Chico brought home the bacon.

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Jeffery Allen Scheller

Published Wednesday, January 9, 2019
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Jeffery Allen Scheller, 28, of Chico, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019.

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Joe Alan Harclerode

Published Saturday, January 5, 2019
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Joe Alan Harclerode, 52, of Chico, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, in Fort Worth.

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Mary Dell Haskett

Published Saturday, January 5, 2019
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Mary Dell Haskett, 91, of Chico, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, in Decatur.

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Norman Travis Richey

Published Saturday, January 5, 2019
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Norman Travis Richey, 80, of Chico, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, in Chico.

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News Briefs for Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Published Wednesday, January 2, 2019
By Messenger Staff

Wise County Committee on Aging is seeking volunteers to deliver Meals on Wheels to homebound seniors in Wise County.

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Home destroyed in fire

Published Saturday, December 29, 2018
By Austin Jackson

Four people safely escaped before a fire destroyed a home in Chico Monday morning.

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Area teams prep for holiday tournaments

Published Wednesday, December 26, 2018
By Reece Waddell

After getting a few days off for Christmas, Wise County basketball teams will be back in action starting Thursday at various holiday tournaments around the area.

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Chico home destroyed in fire

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By Austin Jackson

Four escaped safely before a fire destroyed a home in Chico Monday morning. At around 8:50 a.m. the fire was fully involved when Chico Fire arrived at the home located at 500 N. Mount St., said Bridgeport Fire Chief Terry Long. “I woke up and it was on fire,” resident Bobby Feelye said. The three […]

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Chico School Board lays out plan for field renovations

Published Saturday, December 22, 2018
By Brian Knox

With time running out to start a project to renovate the baseball and softball fields at Chico High School before the season starts, Chico ISD trustees came up with a new plan Monday.

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Bedford, Fuller earn AP all-state honors; Chico’s Hedrick receives honorable mention

Published Saturday, December 22, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Decatur's Beau Bedford and Roman Fuller earned honors on the Associated Press' 4A all-state teams Tuesday morning.

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