UPDATE

House fire victim dies

A Bridgeport man suffered fatal injuries from a house fire late Saturday night.

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City of Bridgeport downsizes annexation plan Football: Mission impossible – Hirschi back runs for school-record 581 yards, 5 TDs Fall field trip
 
City of Bridgeport downsizes annexation plan

City of Bridgeport downsizes annexation plan

According to a press release sent out by the city of Bridgeport Friday, the city council decided after a special meeting Thursday to no longer pursue annexation for the areas west of East Farm Road 1658 after receiving numerous citizen complaints.

Football: Mission impossible – Hirschi back runs for school-record 581 yards, 5 TDs

Football: Mission impossible – Hirschi back runs for school-record 581 yards, 5 TDs

The Decatur Eagles went into Friday night with the task of slowing down Daimarqua Foster.

Fall field trip

Fall field trip

Alvord kindergartner Julian Godoy carefully balances a pumpkin on his head while playing on a school field trip to Black Creek Farms Thursday.




NEWS HEADLINES

Sheriff’s Office K-9 missing after storm

Published Sunday, Oct. 22
By Brian Knox

A Wise County K-9 officer is missing after strong storms passed through Wise County overnight.

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City of Bridgeport downsizes annexation plan

Published Saturday, October 21, 2017
By Racey Burden

According to a press release sent out by the city of Bridgeport Friday, the city council decided after a special meeting Thursday to no longer pursue annexation for the areas west of East Farm Road 1658 after receiving numerous citizen complaints.

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Early voting begins Monday

Published Saturday, October 21, 2017
By Brian Knox

It's time to flex your civic duty muscles once again, as early voting for the Nov. 7 election begins Monday.

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Dark days: October marks 155th anniversary of hanging

Published Saturday, October 21, 2017
By Racey Burden

In October of 1862, Sheriff Robert Cates led three men to their death in a field outside of Decatur.

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SPORTS HEADLINES

Herculean effort turns Decatur’s Finney into viral sensation

Published Sunday, October 22, 2017
By Richard Greene

Seeing the ball sailing out of bounds Friday in the third set against rival Krum, Decatur senior Autumn Finney took flight to save the ball. Jumping several feet and diving over a teammate Tayte Helton, Finney somehow not only got to the ball, but sent it back over her head and over the net to keep the point alive. Decatur eventual won the point and the set. Video of Finney’s Herculean effort by Saturday morning turned her into a viral sensation. It has been viewed several thousands of times. She even landed on the ESPN Sports Center’s Top Plays.

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Football: Mission impossible – Hirschi back runs for school-record 581 yards, 5 TDs

Published Saturday, October 21, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Decatur Eagles went into Friday night with the task of slowing down Daimarqua Foster.

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OUR OPINIONS

Looking back: Reporter discusses successes, shortcomings on the job


Published Saturday, October 21, 2017 | By David Talley

When something ends, you always think about the words you didn't say. I'm leaving the Messenger, bound for somewhere new, and my departure has definitely caused me to think about the questions I didn't ask and the columns and stories I didn't write.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Vote ‘no’ on amendments

Published Saturday, October 21, 2017
By D.A. Sharpe

We have a series of seven amendments to the Texas Constitution proposed by the Texas State Legislature, to be on the ballot in the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017.

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Kudos to the Mess

Published Saturday, October 21, 2017
By Skip Nichols

I count both D.A. Sharpe and Joe Duty among my many friends in Wise County.

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