Memorable Photos of 2013

By Joe Duty | Published Saturday, December 28, 2013

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Total Loss

TOTAL LOSS – Despite the best efforts of firefighters from four departments, a blaze consumed a Boyd home on County Road 4358 in the early morning hours of Feb. 3. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Good Book

GOOD BOOK – Mark Irland tries to live his life by the teachings of the Bible. He’s turned a personal tragedy into a form of ministry by making crosses for families suffering loss. This book holds the names of people for whom he has made crosses, many times in complete anonymity. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Never Alone

NEVER ALONE – Decatur firefighter Chris Caster (left) and a firefighter from another department perform guard duty in West May 1. Ten members of the Decatur department and two Bridgeport firefighters spent time standing guard at the caskets of first responders killed in the fertilizer plant explosion in April. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Waiting Game

WAITING GAME – Easton McKelvain of Alvord plays in the dirt just before the Youth Fair market hog show March 20. He transformed the show arena into a mini-battlefield while waiting with his grandmother Debra McKelvain. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Cultural Sport

CULTURAL SPORT – A rider races after a steer at a coleadero July 5 at Lienzo Charro Martinez in Decatur. For every animal knocked down, charros are awarded ribbon sashes. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Critical Condition

CRITICAL CONDITION – Wise County emergency responders carry Evan S. Ebel to an ambulance March 21. Ebel was flown from Wise Regional Health System in Decatur to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth where he was declared dead following his shoot-out with Wise County law enforcement. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Shake a Leg

SHAKE A LEG – Mike McComis teaches Abigale his signature move at the Bridgeport Dad and Daughter Dance in February. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

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