Mother confirms missing teen’s death

This article was originally published in the Wise County Messenger on April 25, 2015. Photo submitted. A dead body discovered in Bridgeport Wednesday afternoon has not been officially identified by authorities, but Bridgeport resident Jennifer Fortune says it’s her son, 17-­year-­old Brant Boatman. “Based off of all the evidence – the cell phone, the gun, the clothing […]

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Former city admin dies

This article was originally published in the Wise County Messenger on April 22, 2015. Former Bridgeport City Administrator Brandon Emmons, 44, died suddenly in Waco last weekend. Emmons, who served as the city administrator for Bridgeport from 2010 until his retirement in December of 2014, suffered a massive heart attack Sunday while on a boating trip […]

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Christmas Eve robbery leads to 4 arrests

This article was originally published in the Wise County Messenger on Dec. 27, 2014. Photo submitted. Four men spent Christmas in the Wise County Jail after being arrested just blocks away from the Bridgeport convenience store that two of them robbed at gunpoint. Pedro Ibarra­-McDonald, 18, and Julio Betancourt, 18, both of Bridgeport, are currently being […]

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