A tongue in cheek review of
the news published this week regarding Wise County.
Normally posted every Sunday
around 10:00 p.m.
(Note: To make sure you are
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11/13/04 - Devon and Pat Younger make news
11/6/04 - Republicans
kick butt in the general election
10/30/04 - The turbulent political season
winds down as the early voting turnout sets records in the county.
10/23/04 - The DA's race breaks out in a
free for all as the current DA shows a photo of a convicted drug
possesser attending a "Meet and Greet" of her opponent.
10/16/04 - All Mexicans are short.
10/9/04 - The always in the news Dr.
Elizabeth Rohr loses her bid to have Judge Melton Cude recused from the
10/2/04 - The City of Decatur announces
that it will bring Lowe's to town with a $200,000 grant
9/25/04 - A sixteen year old allegedly
takes a gun to Decatur High School
9/18/04 - Scotty Reed, 22, while attending a wedding
reception at Runaway Bay allegedly takes a baseball bat
9/11/04 - The Newark Church
of Christ burns is gutted by fire.
9/4/04 - A grievance panel rejects C.D. Archer's
request to paid an extra $6,678.
8/28/04 - Damon Chapman, 43, who was
sentenced last week to a long prison term, breaks out of the Wise
8/21/04 - A Wise County jury sentences
Damon Chapman, 43, to forty years in prison for manufacturing
8/14/04 - Thirteen year old Roy Thieme, Jr.
of Paradise was killed in a boating accident in Montague County
8/7/04 - The Texas Ethics Commission ruled
that all seven members of the Decatur ISD school board violated
7/31/04 - All around good guy and prolific
Letter to the Editor writer Charles Wilhite passes away
7/24/04 - Bridgeport coach Danny Henson
announces that he has not taken a job with Denton ISD
7/17/04 - Boyd citizens are angry because
code violations about junk cars
7/10/04 - A proposed emergency services
district for Boonsville/Balsora goes to a public hearing
7/3/04 - Texas DOT finally decides to make
some changes to Highway 287 heading through Decatur
6/26/04 - State Rep. Phil King shows up at
a Wise County meeting to wow the crowd as usual
6/19/04 - Harvey Joe Hanson receives a 75
year sentence for attempted capital murder
6/12/04 - It rained a lot - a heck of a lot.
6/5/04 - A dog eating an popsicle makes the
front page of the Wise County
5/29/04 - Lauren Cheves "earned a $50,000
golf scholarship from the University of North Texas."
5/22/04 - The first alumni football game
takes place in Decatur.
5/15/04 - Chico's Kate Moss wins the State
2A golf championship
5/8/04 - Five coaches from various school
districts in the county will attempt to ride real steers
5/1/04 - Alvord ISD plans to add a daycare
to accomodate teachers with young children.
4/24/04 - Citizens speak
out against a proposed New Fairview city tax.
4/17/04 - The run-off elections come and go with
Monte Shaw beating Melissa King Haworth
4/10/04 - Local officials balk at Gov. Rick
Perry's proposal to revamp school funding
4/3/04 - Mapsco finally releases an edition
that includes Wise County.
3/27/04 - Starbucks opens in Decatur.
3/20/04 - Some local and out of town
investors file an application for a new bank in Decatur
3/13/04 - Election night
comes and goes with no major surprises
3/6/04 - The local political campaigns wind down as
election day nears next Tuesday
2/28/04 - It is announced that highway 380
will finally undergo its massive reconstruction in May.
2/14/04 - At a political
forum, Sheriff's candidate Ed Hart criticizes current sheriff's
2/7/04 - A study reveals that one in four Wise
County workers travel to Tarrant County for their jobs.
1/31/04 - In a public hearing regarding the
1/24/04 - The Messenger urges the Commissioners
to "hold the line" to avoid spending over $10 million on the new jail
1/17/04 - The county must
come up with an extra $1.7 million for the jail expansion
1/10/04 - Phil Ryan leaves his position of sheriff to
accept a position of captain in the Denton County Sheriff's Office
1/3/04 - The United Way
falls short of its $200,000 goal with contributions of "only" $154,000.
12/27/03 - Berry White
enters the already crowded Sheriff's race.
12/20/03 - The Decatur City Council struggles with
what to do about 70 foot lights
12/13/03 - Proposed townhomes in Decatur
prompt a firestorm
12/6/03 - Santa, along with
other Christmas characters, makes a helicopter landing in Decatur
11/29/03 - A beer and wine
petition is launched in Paradise.
11/22/03 - Two teenagers, in a stolen motor home, lead
police on a crazy chase across the county
11/15/03 - The Decatur City Council gets a
bit tense about plans for a few gas wells to be built in Rodden Estates
11/8/03 - The Wise County Commissioners
re-instituted the burn ban beginning on Wednesday
11/1/03 - Decatur ISD hires a new
Superintendent who will move his family from Trophy Club into the
10/25/03 - The Messenger runs a photo of a
Decatur football crowd holding up signs reading
10/18/03 - "By a margin of 166 ballots,
voters approved Decatur's $32.8 million bond on Oct. 10, and now the
construction phase can begin."
10/11/03 - Decatur finally
approves a $32.8 million bond package.
10/4/03 - Bridgeport
approves an $18 million bond package while Decatur voters face the same
issue next weekend
9/27/03 - The Decatur City Council rejects a variance
request by the First Baptist Church to erect a 17 foot high sign with a
face of 180 square feet
9/20/03 - The local Wise
County Republicans, wishing to stay "rural", voted 30-0 to oppose
a request of Rep. Phil King
9/13/03 - Wise County
juniors and seniors post below average numbers on the ACT and SAT
9/6/03 - The Commissioners' Court receives high
praise from the public for lowering the county's tax rate
8/30/03 - Sandra Perez, a freshman at
Decatur High School, dies of heart failure during school.
8/23/03 - The Decatur ISD votes to go ahead
with a school bond election
8/16/03 - The Messenger runs a long
article on the life and death of Oklahoma teenager April Dawn Lacy
There's more but we got tired creating
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