UPDATE

Update for Tuesday, May 21, 2019

HIGH WATER CAUSES ROAD CLOSURES - County Roads 4668 (Bobo Crossing) and 4757 (Van Meter Crossing) are closed due to high water. A flood warning continues for the West Fork Trinity River near Boyd. As of last night, the stage was 17.56 feet. Flood stage is 16 feet.

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Making a murder trial: Criminal forensics students litigate for justice Top gun: Decatur resident named 2019 FAA National Flight Instructor of the year One step away: Chism, Lady Eagles eye state bid
 
Making a murder trial: Criminal forensics students litigate for justice

Making a murder trial: Criminal forensics students litigate for justice

A student sat handcuffed, awaiting his fate, as the prosecution and defense teams presented their arguments Tuesday.

Top gun: Decatur resident named 2019 FAA National Flight Instructor of the year

Top gun: Decatur resident named 2019 FAA National Flight Instructor of the year

Inside a hangar lined with single-engine beauties, Gary Reeves, a goateed man wearing glasses and pink from shirt to shoe, deftly takes a pilot through his paces.

One step away: Chism, Lady Eagles eye state bid

One step away: Chism, Lady Eagles eye state bid

One win from the state tournament last year, Decatur entered the second game of the 4A Region II final with plenty of momentum.




NEWS HEADLINES

Making a murder trial: Criminal forensics students litigate for justice

Published Saturday, May 18, 2019
By Austin Jackson

A student sat handcuffed, awaiting his fate, as the prosecution and defense teams presented their arguments Tuesday.

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Arson plea: Russell sentenced for Barclay Fire

Published Saturday, May 18, 2019
By Brian Knox

A man charged with starting a fire at a salvage yard last summer that burned hundreds of acres north of Decatur was sentenced to prison last week.

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April sales spike; 98 houses sold in county

Published Saturday, May 18, 2019
By Richard Greene

The Wise County real estate market could be heading for a red-hot summer based on a busy April.

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Top gun: Decatur resident named 2019 FAA National Flight Instructor of the year

Published Saturday, May 18, 2019
By Austin Jackson

Inside a hangar lined with single-engine beauties, Gary Reeves, a goateed man wearing glasses and pink from shirt to shoe, deftly takes a pilot through his paces.

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SPORTS HEADLINES

One step away: Chism, Lady Eagles eye state bid

Published Saturday, May 18, 2019
By Reece Waddell

One win from the state tournament last year, Decatur entered the second game of the 4A Region II final with plenty of momentum.

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Making history: Slidell’s Coston wins Class A title

Published Saturday, May 18, 2019
By Reece Waddell

Slidell's Jaden Coston etched her name into the history books Friday morning at Texas A&M University.

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OUR OPINIONS

All Around Wise: Boyd ISD starts large task of replacing West


Published Saturday, May 18, 2019 | By Richard Greene

Three jobs ago for yours truly, I interviewed Ted West in September 2012. The longtime educator had just been named the lone finalist to be the superintendent at Boyd after carrying out a variety of roles in the district, including and not limited to assistant superintendent, high school principal and interim superintendent. I'm sure dishwasher and ball boy were filled somewhere along the way.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Appraisals getting out of hand

Published Wednesday, May 8, 2019
By Ronald Willis

In the April 27 Messenger, a front page story stated home values jumped 8.7 percent and the average in Decatur and Paradise jumped nearly $20,000.

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Time to heal

Published Wednesday, May 8, 2019
By Shannon Johnson

Lincoln warned, "A house divided against itself cannot stand."

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