UPDATE

Monday, September 22, 2014

RHOME PULLS OFFICER FROM SCHOOLS - The city of Rhome has pulled its school resource officer from Northwest ISD schools after the city requested, and was denied, a significant salary increase for its officer. The school and city agreed to a 4 percent salary increase for the school resource officer in the spring, which set the school's portion of the salary at $36,000. Since that time, the city has seen several staffing changes, including a new mayor and police chief. New Mayor Louis Godfrey said the city needs help in meeting its expenses and requested $55,137.75 from the school, which would represent a 27 percent increase from the previous fiscal year. Northwest countered with an offer of $45,807.82, but that figure was rejected by the city, who requested another $2,000. The school district has now initiated discussions with the Wise County Sheriff's Office to provide an officer. Read the full story in the weekend Wise County Messenger on newsstands now.

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Dancing in the streets ‘Battle’ leads fight against hunger Football: Rocket, Wolves blast by Eagles – Receiver spoils Decatur homecoming
 
Dancing in the streets

Dancing in the streets

The Decatur homecoming parade filled downtown streets with Eagle spirit Friday afternoon.

‘Battle’ leads fight against hunger

‘Battle’ leads fight against hunger

Among the grudge matches that make up the Battle of Big Sandy, perhaps the one that does the most good for the community is the annual food drive competition between Bridgeport and Decatur.

Football: Rocket, Wolves blast by Eagles – Receiver spoils Decatur homecoming

Football: Rocket, Wolves blast by Eagles – Receiver spoils Decatur homecoming

In the first half Friday, the Decatur Eagles kept Carrollton Ranchview's Raghib "Rocket" Ismail on the launching pad, limiting him to just five rushing yards and without a catch.


NEWS HEADLINES

‘Battle’ leads fight against hunger

Published Saturday, September 20, 2014
By Brian Knox

Among the grudge matches that make up the Battle of Big Sandy, perhaps the one that does the most good for the community is the annual food drive competition between Bridgeport and Decatur.

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Farver faces child indecency charge

Published Saturday, September 20, 2014
By Brian Knox

An Aurora city councilman was arrested earlier this month for indecency with a child.

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EDC to move to Walnut Street

Published Saturday, September 20, 2014
By Bob Buckel

Sometime before the end of the year, the Decatur Economic Development Corp. will move its offices from the city-owned Visitors Center on Trinity Street to a rented office at 203 Walnut St., just off the northwest corner of the square.

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Attorney General candidate stumps here

Published Saturday, September 20, 2014
By Bob Buckel

Yes, that's really his name - and no, he's not a descendant of the Father of Texas. But Sam Houston does believe he'd make a good attorney general.

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SPORTS HEADLINES

Football: Boyd batters S&S for first win

Published Saturday, September 20, 2014
By Bob Buckel

One thing we know: these Boyd Yellowjackets can generate some offense.

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Football: Rocket, Wolves blast by Eagles – Receiver spoils Decatur homecoming

Published Saturday, September 20, 2014
By Richard Greene

In the first half Friday, the Decatur Eagles kept Carrollton Ranchview's Raghib "Rocket" Ismail on the launching pad, limiting him to just five rushing yards and without a catch.

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OUR OPINIONS

The NFL? It’s us


Published Saturday, September 20, 2014 | By Bob Buckel

Isn't it ironic that the NFL is suddenly taking such a - well, beating - over players beating up their wives, girlfriends and children? Isn't violence what the NFL is all about?

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Perry’s conduct tough to defend

Published Saturday, August 30, 2014
By Tracy Smith

I would like to respond to the nonsensical defense of Texas Gov. Rick Perry by the Parker County Republican Party chair, Zan Prince

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Start-of-school observations

Published Wednesday, August 27, 2014
By Irene Wilson

There's a banner hanging on the fence, "Welcome Back!" The bulletin boards are decorated. Lesson plans are in the book. Groceries are stocked in the kitchens, and the floors shine like a new penny ('til you can see your reflection - Ms. Cindy sees to that).

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