UPDATE

Update for Tuesday, February 19, 2019

YOUTH HURT IN HOUSE FIRE - One person was injured in a house fire in Newark Monday afternoon. Multiple fire departments including Newark, Rhome, Boyd and Haslet responded to a fire in a mobile home in the 400 block of Country Living Drive in Newark just before 4 p.m. Newark Fire Chief Jerry Taylor said the initial call indicated multiple patients were trapped inside.

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Ready to adult: 18-plus program gives students life skills May I have this dance Lady Jackets win Jacksboro Tourney
 
Ready to adult: 18-plus program gives students life skills

Ready to adult: 18-plus program gives students life skills

The popular kids - Jerry Rushing, Jacob Salazar and Daisy Fernandez - arrive to class at Fit-N-Wise Friday, dishing out high fives and hugs.

May I have this dance

May I have this dance

Justin Grimsley asks his daughter Avery to dance with him at the Daddy Daughter Dance in Boyd Saturday night.

Lady Jackets win Jacksboro Tourney

Lady Jackets win Jacksboro Tourney

Ryleigh Ashford threw a complete-game shutout and the Boyd Lady Jackets won the Jacksboro Tournament Saturday, knocking off Valley View 3-0.




NEWS HEADLINES

4 arrested on drug charges

Published Wednesday, February 20, 2019
By Brian Knox

Valentine's Day left four people in Heartbreak Hotel, aka the Wise County Jail, following a drug investigation at a Decatur motel last Thursday.

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Swap and shop: Annual meet opens Thursday

Published Wednesday, February 20, 2019
By Messenger Staff

A Wise County tradition returns for its 44th year this week: the Decatur Swap Meet.

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Ready to adult: 18-plus program gives students life skills

Published Wednesday, February 20, 2019
By Austin Jackson

The popular kids - Jerry Rushing, Jacob Salazar and Daisy Fernandez - arrive to class at Fit-N-Wise Friday, dishing out high fives and hugs.

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Weekend Planner for Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Published Wednesday, February 20, 2019
By Messenger Staff

The annual event sponsored by the Wise County Antique Auto Club is open to the public 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, Feb. 22-24, at the Wise County Fairgrounds on Farm Road 51 South in Decatur.

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SPORTS HEADLINES

Alvord earns first playoff win in 14 years, dispatching Tom Bean

Published Tuesday, February 19, 2019.
By Austin Jackson

Alvord won its first playoff game in 15 years Tuesday night, beating Tom Bean 61-56 to claim the 2A Region II bi-district title.

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Sissies shoot down Decatur, advance to regional tournament

Published Tuesday, February 19, 2019.
By Reece Waddell

Emily Vidal led all scorers with 17 points as the Bridgeport Sissies knocked off rival Decatur 50-28 Tuesday night in the 4A Region I quarterfinal.

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OUR OPINIONS

All Around Wise: Looking for light at end of ‘horrendous’ story


Published Saturday, February 16, 2019 | By Richard Greene

Tuesday morning I sat in our conference room during a weekly managers' meeting, hoping for the coffee to kick in after a late night school board meeting in Boyd. A few minutes before the meeting wrapped up, my phone buzzed with a text from our Special Projects Manager Brian Knox.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Officials err in release of list

Published Saturday, February 9, 2019
By Janet Akers-Amos

Purging the voter rolls of naturalized citizens is one way to stay in power, but a more ethical approach would be to offer policies and ideas that appeal to younger voters, naturalized voters and other voters who are not happy with slave wages, skyrocketing healthcare costs, and ridiculously high property taxes.

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DISD needs better communication

Published Saturday, January 12, 2019
By Lance Sears

After moving cross country several times, my wife and I settled in this area back in 2012. Having three children (and added another since being here), we were very excited about the statistics and programs Decatur ISD offered.

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