UPDATE

Man injured in shooting

One man was hurt when he was shot at a home in the Cottondale area early Saturday morning.

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Injured officer honored by governor WHS receives awards for organ donation campaign Football: Turned over – Miscues, Stephenville spoil Decatur homecoming
 
Injured officer honored by governor

Injured officer honored by governor

When Decatur Police Officer Matthew Roberts' Chevrolet Tahoe finally came to rest upside down against a telephone pole after flipping end over end, he knew one thing for sure: "I realized I was still alive," he said.

WHS receives awards for organ donation campaign

WHS receives awards for organ donation campaign

Wise Health System's efforts to register organ donors earned two awards from LifeGift Wednesday.

Football: Turned over – Miscues, Stephenville spoil Decatur homecoming

Football: Turned over – Miscues, Stephenville spoil Decatur homecoming

After crawling out of an early hole, the Decatur Eagles appeared on the verge of taking the lead late in the first half, when the game suddenly turned.




NEWS HEADLINES

Man sentenced for sexual abuse of child

Published Saturday, September 23, 2017
By Brian Knox

A Newark man this week was sentenced to 25 years in prison for sexual abuse of a child.

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Injured officer honored by governor

Published Saturday, September 23, 2017
By Brian Knox

When Decatur Police Officer Matthew Roberts' Chevrolet Tahoe finally came to rest upside down against a telephone pole after flipping end over end, he knew one thing for sure: "I realized I was still alive," he said.

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WHS receives awards for organ donation campaign

Published Saturday, September 23, 2017
By Racey Burden

Wise Health System's efforts to register organ donors earned two awards from LifeGift Wednesday.

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Rep. Phil King declares candidacy for Texas House speaker

Published Saturday, September 23, 2017
By Patrick Svitek, The Texas Tribune

State Rep. Phil King has filed paperwork to run to be the next speaker of the Texas House.

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SPORTS HEADLINES

Electra holds off Alvord, 17-7

Published Saturday, September 23, 2017
By Messenger staff

Corbyn Cornell connected with Tanner Richey for a 48-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter, but it was not enough for the Alvord Bulldogs against Electra Saturday.

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Volleyball roundup: Boyd, Chico, Alvord, Northwest, Paradise win

Published Saturday, September 23, 2017
By Messenger staff

Facing 8-3A’s other unbeaten team, the Boyd Lady Yellowjackets rose to the occasion Friday. The Lady Yellowjackets hit .300 in rolling to their 28th straight district win in a sweep of Henrietta, 25-14, 25-15, 25-15.

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OUR OPINIONS

Welcoming young reporters to the newsroom


Published Saturday, September 23, 2017 | By Kristen Tribe

The Wise County Messenger has partnered again with student journalists for a program called "Youth Spoken." As the name implies, it will offer young people a voice on the pages of the Messenger.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Global warming is pseudoscience

Published Saturday, September 23, 2017
By Jack Mann

This is an answer to the letter by Ken Hughes on global warming. It is all pseudoscience. Al Gore picked up on this and ran with it to get rich.

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Saving Social Security

Published Wednesday, September 20, 2017
By D.A. Sharpe

Life expectancy in the United States in 1935, the year the Social Security Act was put into law, was 60 for men and 64 for women.

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