Early voting begins Monday

Published Saturday, April 20, 2019
By Brian Knox

Can't wait to cast a vote in local elections? You're in luck - the first opportunity to vote is Monday.

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Decatur Choice 2019

Published Saturday, April 20, 2019
By Messenger Staff

Three council seats are on the May 4 ballot. Voters will select council members for Place 2, Place 4 and the at-large Place 6 seats. Here's their answers to our questions on their race.

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Candidates share views on city in forum

Candidates share views on city in forum

Published Saturday, April 6, 2019
By Richard Greene

Decatur City Council candidates shared their views on the direction of the city and put economic development, parks and permitting under the microscope during Thursday's forum.

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Holmes files for re-election

Published Saturday, February 9, 2019
By Richard Greene

Boyd Mayor Rodney Holmes has filed to retain his post.

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5 Things to Know: The Week Ahead in Wise for Saturday, February 9, 2019

Published Saturday, February 9, 2019
By Messenger Staff

The girls basketball playoffs begin Monday with the bi-district round. Decatur will take on Glen Rose at 6 p.m. Monday at Weatherford High School.

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Citizenship check: 56 in county to receive letters asking for proof to remain on voting rolls

Published Wednesday, January 30, 2019
By Brian Knox

Fifty-six Wise County residents will receive a letter within the next few days asking them to provide proof of U.S. citizenship in order to remain on the voting rolls.

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4 file in DISD election

Published Wednesday, January 16, 2019
By Richard Greene

Four candidates filed Wednesday to fill the two Decatur ISD School Board spots on the ballot for the May 4 general election. Wednesday was the first day for candidates to file. The deadline for filing is Feb. 15. Decatur ISD School Board President and artist Cheri Boyd filed to stay in her Place 2 seat, […]

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Potential candidates learn the ropes

Published Saturday, January 12, 2019
By Richard Greene

Ten prospective candidates, along with the two incumbents, turned out for the Decatur ISD school board candidate information session Wednesday night.

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Month in Review for November 2018

Published Saturday, December 8, 2018
By Messenger Staff

The Decatur Eagles held off second-place Andrews by two points, winning the 4A cross country title 90-92 in Round Rock Nov. 3.

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Casting ballots: Voter turnout highest in nearly three decades

Published Wednesday, November 28, 2018
By Brian Knox

It's starting to feel like the early 1990s again in Wise County, at least in terms of local voter turnout.

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Garrett charged with embezzling from Wood family

Published Wednesday, November 21, 2018
By Brian Knox

A Bridgeport woman has been arrested on theft charges, accused of embezzling more than a half-million dollars from the family of James Wood. Robin Anne Garrett, 46, is charged with theft greater than $300,000, a first degree felony; theft $150,000 to $300,000, a second degree felony; and theft $2,500 to $30,000 enhanced, a third degree felony.

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Forced annexation finished; Wise County is now Tier 2

Forced annexation finished; Wise County is now Tier 2

Published Saturday, November 10, 2018
By Austin Jackson

After a 426-day fight, the Wise Citizens for Property Rights founder Bryson Boyd finally had cause to kick back and celebrate as he watched votes pile up against forced annexation at an election party Tuesday night at Rooster's Roadhouse in Decatur.

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Lopez falls short in Texas Senate Race

Lopez falls short in Texas Senate Race

Published Saturday, November 10, 2018
By Austin Jackson

After 12 months of speaking engagements, meeting voters door-to-door, and touring college campuses, Texas Senate District 30 Democratic nominee Kevin Lopez brought his campaign against Republican nominee Pat Fallon back to where it first kicked off.

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Youth vote: Students cast first ballots in midterm election

Published Saturday, November 10, 2018
By Austin Jackson

Long lines, a senior course load and the maze of the midterm ballot didn't stop Boyd student Maile Hopkins from letting her voice be heard.

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Moore wins Slidell ISD seat

Published Saturday, November 10, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

Brian Moore defeated Scott Walz 298 votes to 162 votes, between Denton and Wise counties, to win Position 4 on the Slidell School Board.

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Boonsville voters pass ESD No. 2

Published Saturday, November 10, 2018
By Brian Knox

Fifteen years after a proposition to create an Emergency Services District in the Boonsville area failed by just a handful of votes, voters Tuesday approved Wise County ESD No. 2.

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Rhome passes wastewater bond

Published Saturday, November 10, 2018
By Richard Greene

Rhome voters approved the $2.75 million proposition for wastewater improvements Tuesday night.

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Decatur voters reject water district prop

Published Saturday, November 10, 2018
By Brian Knox

Voters in Decatur narrowly rejected a proposition to tax property newly-annexed into the Wise County Water Supply District.

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Wise Republicans turn out in force; More than half of ballots are straight party

Published Saturday, November 10, 2018
By Richard Greene

Led by a heavy straight-party turnout, Wise County turned out in force for Republican candidates all the way down the ballot.

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Election Day is Tuesday; Voter turnout surges to midterm record

Published Saturday, November 3, 2018
By Brian Knox

More than a third of registered voters in Wise County cast early ballots for Tuesday's election over the past two weeks.

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