UPDATE

Update for Friday, December 14, 2018

EAGLES LOOK TO EXTEND WINNING STREAK - The Decatur Eagles will meet Waco La Vega in the 4A Division I semifinal at 4 p.m. today at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. It is the first time Decatur has advanced to the semifinal since 1988. The Eagles (8-6) won the Region I title last week, knocking off Hereford 38-28 at Texas Tech in Lubbock.

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Healing after loss: Tears and smiles at Boyd vigil for BHS student and graduate 2 die in wreck on 730 Soaring to semifinals
 
Healing after loss: Tears and smiles at Boyd vigil for BHS student and graduate

Healing after loss: Tears and smiles at Boyd vigil for BHS student and graduate

Vibrant memories and nearly 200 candles illuminated the Boyd High School cafeteria Thursday night as classmates, teachers and family gathered to mourn two of their own who died in a car wreck this week.

2 die in wreck on 730

2 die in wreck on 730

Two people were killed in a three-vehicle accident on Farm Road 730 at County Road 4374 between Decatur and Boyd Tuesday evening.

Soaring to semifinals

Soaring to semifinals

Decatur recognized semifinal teams from 1975 and 1988 at its pep rally prior to Friday's game against Waco La Vega.




NEWS HEADLINES

Healing after loss: Tears and smiles at Boyd vigil for BHS student and graduate

Published Saturday, December 15, 2018
By Austin Jackson

Vibrant memories and nearly 200 candles illuminated the Boyd High School cafeteria Thursday night as classmates, teachers and family gathered to mourn two of their own who died in a car wreck this week.

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2 die in wreck on 730

Published Saturday, December 15, 2018
By Richard Greene

Two people were killed in a three-vehicle accident on Farm Road 730 at County Road 4374 between Decatur and Boyd Tuesday evening.

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Fire destroys home

Published Saturday, December 15, 2018
By Richard Greene

Fire tore through a home in the 300 block of County Road 2627 near Greenwood Tuesday evening.

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1 hurt in crash

Published Saturday, December 15, 2018
By Brian Knox

One person was seriously injured in a two-vehicle wreck Wednesday night in Rhome.

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SPORTS HEADLINES

County teams crack top 25

Published Saturday, December 15, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Four Wise County basketball teams are currently ranked in the top 25 in the state in their respective classification.

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La Vega ends Decatur’s storybook season in 4A semifinal

Published Friday, December 14, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

Decatur committed two first-half turnovers and surrendered 393 total yards in the first two quarters alone, falling 53-0 to La Vega in the 4A Division I semifinal at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

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OUR OPINIONS

Christmas unwrapped: Paper gets frosty reception from Mrs. Claus


Published Saturday, December 15, 2018 | By Brian Knox

Mid-December means one thing around the Messenger newsroom: it's third grade Christmas essay time. We had a lot of great essays submitted this year answering a variety of Christmas-related questions. Many of the kids chose to write about Mrs. Claus, who can often go overlooked by her world-famous husband.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Thanks for the help

Published Saturday, December 15, 2018
By Janice Millican

At this time of year when everyone is busy preparing for the holidays, our soldiers overseas often get forgotten.

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Thoughtful surprise

Published Saturday, November 17, 2018
By Jeanne Green

On Veterans Day, I visited my mother and dad's graves at the Alvord Cemetery.

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