UPDATE

Remember to be safe as students head back to school

Students at Decatur and Slidell will return to school Wednesday. With that in mind, it’s a good time to remember a few safety rules.

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Riding through the rain True grit: 73rd Lost Battalion Reunion honors hero Fast start: Lewis, Embree win Decatur time trials
 
Riding through the rain

Riding through the rain

As the much-needed rain fell over the Decatur Municipal Airport Saturday morning, Marc Semmelmann started to worry.

True grit: 73rd Lost Battalion Reunion honors hero

True grit: 73rd Lost Battalion Reunion honors hero

When an 18-year-old Rufus Choate stepped on the scale before entering the Pacific Theater as a Texas National Guardsman, he weighed 155 pounds. When he returned home from Nagasaki, Japan, in 1945, he weighed just 97.

Fast start: Lewis, Embree win Decatur time trials

Fast start: Lewis, Embree win Decatur time trials

When Hanul Lewis crossed the finish line Saturday morning at Decatur's annual time trial, she did not have any company.




NEWS HEADLINES

Riding through the rain

Published Wednesday, August 15, 2018
By Reece Waddell

As the much-needed rain fell over the Decatur Municipal Airport Saturday morning, Marc Semmelmann started to worry.

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Districts await their grades; State to release accountability scores Wednesday

Published Wednesday, August 15, 2018
By Richard Greene

Before students take their first test or quiz, their school districts will receive a grade Wednesday.

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Tax rate decrease proposed

Published Wednesday, August 15, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners Monday proposed a decrease in the tax rate at the recommendation of County Judge J.D. Clark.

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True grit: 73rd Lost Battalion Reunion honors hero

Published Wednesday, August 15, 2018
By Austin Jackson

When an 18-year-old Rufus Choate stepped on the scale before entering the Pacific Theater as a Texas National Guardsman, he weighed 155 pounds. When he returned home from Nagasaki, Japan, in 1945, he weighed just 97.

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SPORTS HEADLINES

Fast start: Lewis, Embree win Decatur time trials

Published Wednesday, August 15, 2018
By Reece Waddell

When Hanul Lewis crossed the finish line Saturday morning at Decatur's annual time trial, she did not have any company.

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Boyd wins Burkburnett Tournament

Published Wednesday, August 15, 2018
By Messenger Staff

The Boyd Lady Jackets won the Cool in Boomtown Tournament in Burkburnett for the third year in a row, beating Windthorst 25-20, 25-16 to take home the title.

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OUR OPINIONS

Hey, I still like it here


Published Saturday, August 11, 2018 | By Austin Jackson

Well, Wise County, I've worked for the Messenger for one month now, and I'm glad to report I'm no longer sleeping on an air mattress. Huzzah, air pump - begone! I, Austin Jackson, currently sleep on a bonafide box spring.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Donations for vets needed

Published Saturday, August 4, 2018
By Deborah BeCraft

The Rhome Veterans are asking for help with our backpack project for homeless veterans.

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Speak up in Rhome

Published Saturday, August 4, 2018
By Jo Ann Wilson

Two recent articles in the Messenger indicated that:

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