UPDATE

Thursday, October 23, 2014

1 KILLED IN 2-VEHICLE ACCIDENT - A Sanger woman was killed and a child seriously injured about 9:30 Wednesday morning in a two-vehicle accident on Farm Road 51 at Farm Road 455 near Slidell. Anita Eugster, 64, was driving a car westbound on 455 and at the intersection with 51 pulled out in front of a Targa Resources 18-wheeler traveling northbound, according to Department of Public Safety trooper Ray Wallace. The driver of the truck, Robert Carter, 44, of Chico was not seriously injured. He was hauling saltwater. The 4-year-old girl in Eugster's car was flown to Cook Children's Hospital in Fort Worth "It was like a movie," said witness Charles Shouse of Paris. "The car was in the air." It came to rest on the west side of the road, just north of the intersection. The witness, who was traveling southbound on 51 at the time of the accident, said the truck also went airborne before crashing into RVs parked nearby and landing on its side. The road was temporarily shut down so the helicopter ambulance could land on 455. Wise County's Medic 1, Medic 4 and Rescue 1 were called to the scene. Greenwood/Slidell and Decatur fire departments were also on scene, as well as sheriff's deputies and several state troopers.

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2014’s top citizen developing ‘the greatest town there is’ Motorcycle accident injures 2 Cross Country: Golden Run – Boyd brings home title
 
2014’s top citizen developing ‘the greatest town there is’

2014’s top citizen developing ‘the greatest town there is’

The 2014 Citizen of the Year didn't grow up in Decatur - but he got here as quickly as he could.

Motorcycle accident injures 2

Motorcycle accident injures 2

A Utah man was seriously injured in a motorcycle collision on the U.S. 81/287 service road in Rhome Sunday morning.

Cross Country: Golden Run – Boyd brings home title

Cross Country: Golden Run – Boyd brings home title

It took Marco Martinez less than a half-mile to leave the field in his dust Monday. Martinez pulled away and ran most of the course by himself on the way to winning the 9-3A title at Kiwanis Park in Wichita Falls.


NEWS HEADLINES

Halloween Events

Published Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
By Messenger staff

Candy seekers: Rejoice. There are many Halloween and trick or treat events planned in Wise County Oct. 25-31. Put the finishing touches on those costumes and check out the list below to see what events are scheduled for your community. ALVORD HAUNTED HOUSE — The Alvord High School Halloween haunted house is open for a […]

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2014’s top citizen developing ‘the greatest town there is’

Published Wednesday, October 22, 2014
By Bob Buckel

The 2014 Citizen of the Year didn't grow up in Decatur - but he got here as quickly as he could.

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Motorcycle accident injures 2

Published Wednesday, October 22, 2014
By Richard Greene

A Utah man was seriously injured in a motorcycle collision on the U.S. 81/287 service road in Rhome Sunday morning.

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Bridgeport school board pitches soccer program

Published Wednesday, October 22, 2014
By Jake Harris

The Bridgeport school board kicked around the possibility of a soccer program during Monday night's meeting.

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SPORTS HEADLINES

Cross Country: Golden Run – Boyd brings home title

Published Wednesday, October 22, 2014
By Richard Greene

It took Marco Martinez less than a half-mile to leave the field in his dust Monday. Martinez pulled away and ran most of the course by himself on the way to winning the 9-3A title at Kiwanis Park in Wichita Falls.

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Cross Country: Paradise’s Norwood takes 8th on broken toe

Published Wednesday, October 22, 2014
By Richard Greene

During a basketball workout last week, Paradise's Landry Norwood broke his toe. But the Panther refused to let the injury knock him off the course Monday at the 9-3A cross country championships.

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OUR OPINIONS

Great (short) stories from today’s visit to the coffee shop


Published Wednesday, October 22, 2014 | By Gerre Joiner

Regarding frugality: Years ago, a group of young men was riding mules on the prairie off the Old Greenwood Road. One of the boys was thrown from a mule. His leg was terribly fractured. A bone was protruding through one of his boot tops.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Britt will help Wise County solve problems

Published Wednesday, October 22, 2014
By Donald Drain

Why would anyone in Wise or Parker counties want to vote for Phil King? He is strictly for the drilling and oil companies. They are his biggest contributers.

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Time to fire Texas’ current management

Published Wednesday, October 22, 2014
By Wanda Foster

This is the week to let our voices be heard with a clear vote to turn the Republican administration out of office.

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