A tongue in cheek review of the news published this week regarding Wise County.
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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 case
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 County Jail
8/21/04 - A Wise County jury sentences Damon Chapman, 43, to forty years in prison for manufacturing methamphetamine
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 Messenger
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 employees
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 new  jail
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 district
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 this list....

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