UPDATE

Decatur home burns

Decatur, Bridgeport and Paradise Fire Departments battled a blaze at a home in the 1800 block of College Avenue 5:30 Friday evening. Decatur Fire Chief Mike Richardson said firefighters found a large fire when they arrived. “It had a head start on us,” Richardson said. “When the guys got here they had a lot of […]

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Youth spur recycling partnership with city Oh Happy Day Dance the Night Away
 
Youth spur recycling partnership with city

Youth spur recycling partnership with city

Bridgeport is considering implementing a citywide recycling program, an idea fully supported by its youngest citizens.

Oh Happy Day

Oh Happy Day

First-graders at Alvord Elementary dressed as 100-year-olds to celebrate the school's 100th day of holding class.

Dance the Night Away

Dance the Night Away

The Decatur Civic Center ballroom was full of dads and daughters Saturday night at the 10th Annual Decatur Junior Woman's Club Daddy Daughter Dance.




NEWS HEADLINES

Fires flare up on red flag day

Published Wednesday, February 10, 2016
By Brian Knox

A red flag warning was issued for Wise County for the first time in 2016 Monday.

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Inspiring young minds; Devon grant will boost elementary science program

Published Wednesday, February 10, 2016
By David Talley

When Barnett Shale oil production began 17 years ago, it was the work of some of the nation's greatest engineering minds.

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Youth spur recycling partnership with city

Published Wednesday, February 10, 2016
By Racey Burden

Bridgeport is considering implementing a citywide recycling program, an idea fully supported by its youngest citizens.

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Boyd School Board extends administrators’ contracts

Published Wednesday, February 10, 2016
By Richard Greene

Boyd ISD plans to bring back its entire administrative team for the 2016-17 school year.

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SPORTS HEADLINES

Basketball: Keller takes downs playoff-bound Texans

Published Saturday, February 13, 2016
By Richard Greene

The District 5-6A co-leading Keller Indians buried the Northwest Texans into a deep first-half hole Tuesday on the way to a 51-35 victory.

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Basketball: Hounds end skid

Published Saturday, February 13, 2016
By Richard Greene

The Slidell Greyhounds put a stop to a two-game slide Tuesday with a dominating 81-38 victory over Prairie Valley.

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OUR OPINIONS

Super Sunday brings nation together


Published Saturday, February 13, 2016 | By Richard Greene

After months of waiting and sacrificing Sundays in front of the television to prepare, the manliest of all holidays arrived last week - Super Bowl Sunday. Other than Thanksgiving, no other day gives us reason to sit around and gorge ourselves on foods reserved for one day. And like Thanksgiving again, there's only one thing to watch - football.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Vote Smith for party chair

Published Saturday, February 13, 2016
By Don Drain

I am a lifelong Democrat, and I know what it takes to lead and run a party whether it's a precinct or a county party.

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Questioning information source

Published Saturday, February 13, 2016
By Naomi Batis

A reply to Diane Hughes' letter in the Feb. 10 edition of the Messenger about Ted Cruz being eligible to run for president.

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