UPDATE

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

WHITIS TO STAY — Dr. Judi Whitis is staying the superintendent at Decatur ISD. With a 4-3 vote after three hours in closed session, Decatur ISD trustees elected to keep Whitis on the job and move forward Monday night.

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Celebrating history: Juneteenth reunites members of community Karate kids: Tournament raises funds for children’s cancer treatment Golf: Hole-in-one – Decatur grad gets special Father’s Day gift
 
Celebrating history: Juneteenth reunites members of community

Celebrating history: Juneteenth reunites members of community

Mike Bell remembers the heyday of Juneteenth celebrations in Decatur.

Karate kids: Tournament raises funds for children’s cancer treatment

Karate kids: Tournament raises funds for children’s cancer treatment

More than 140 competitors faced off at the fifth annual Monica Lopez Invitational Karate Tournament June 2, raising money to help pay for kids' cancer treatments.

Golf: Hole-in-one – Decatur grad gets special Father’s Day gift

Golf: Hole-in-one – Decatur grad gets special Father’s Day gift

Kris Handlon got an early Father's Day present last Friday.




NEWS HEADLINES

Man jailed on drug, weapon charges

Published Wednesday, June 20, 2018
By Brian Knox

An Electra man was arrested on drug and weapon charges during a traffic stop this weekend.

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Celebrating history: Juneteenth reunites members of community

Published Wednesday, June 20, 2018
By Racey Burden

Mike Bell remembers the heyday of Juneteenth celebrations in Decatur.

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New data shows growth

Published Wednesday, June 20, 2018
By Richard Greene

Since starting as Wise County's 911 addressing coordinator in the middle of February, Wacy Beck has added 263 addresses to the county's logs.

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Clark named NCTCOG VP

Published Wednesday, June 20, 2018
By Racey Burden

Wise County Judge J.D. Clark was appointed the vice president of the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) Friday.

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SPORTS HEADLINES

Golf: Hole-in-one – Decatur grad gets special Father’s Day gift

Published Wednesday, June 20, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Kris Handlon got an early Father's Day present last Friday.

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Cross Country: Fresh faces – New runners hit course for Northwest

Published Wednesday, June 20, 2018
By Richard Greene

Arriving for their first workout with the Northwest cross country team Monday morning, freshmen Rachel Plummer and Carys Bowler felt anxious.

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OUR OPINIONS

School board lacks transparency


Published Saturday, June 9, 2018 | By Messenger Staff

We have some questions and many concerns. First, how can the Decatur School Board meet behind closed doors for seven hours on a single agenda item, and then come out and say nothing?

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Let Whitis continue job

Published Saturday, June 16, 2018
By Robin Lewis

Dear School Board Members, as Spiderman once said, "With great power, comes great responsibility." I do not envy you your responsibility this week. You have been placed in a terrible position.

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King speech not appropriate for time, place

Published Saturday, June 9, 2018
By Judy Matthews

I would like to thank Skip Nichols for his opinion about the Memorial Day speech given by Phil King.

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