UPDATE

Friday, August 29, 2014

KICKING OFF THE SEASON - Most Wise County schools will start the football season tonight at 7:30. Decatur will head to Springtown. Bridgeport will play host to Mineral Wells. Nocona heads to Alvord. Paradise takes on Red Oak Life at Ferris. Boyd will open at Gunter. Northwest plays host to Corsicana. Keep up with the action at www.wcmessenger.com/scores. Full game coverage will be featured in the weekend Messenger. Chico will play Frost Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Bedford's Pennington Field.

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Family escapes fire with lives, little else Welcome back, Parkers; Sisters return to alma mater to teach, counsel Football: Eagles eager for opener
 
Family escapes fire with lives, little else

Family escapes fire with lives, little else

A fire Sunday night has left a Newark family with next to nothing.

Welcome back, Parkers; Sisters return to alma mater to teach, counsel

Welcome back, Parkers; Sisters return to alma mater to teach, counsel

The community of Boyd watched the Parker sisters grow up on the basketball court. The older two - Tara and Erica - led the Lady Yellowjackets to the state championship game in 2001.

Football: Eagles eager for opener

Football: Eagles eager for opener

After a month of practices and two scrimmages, the Decatur Eagles will tee up the football for real Friday night.


NEWS HEADLINES

Decatur P&Z gets more direction on sidewalk rules

Published Wednesday, August 27, 2014
By Bob Buckel

It's not black-and-white, but Planning and Zoning Commission chairman Davey Edwards did get some direction from the Decatur City Council Monday evening on the issue of sidewalks, curbs and gutters.

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Elevator expense going up

Published Wednesday, August 27, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

A state inspection revealed this summer that the courthouse elevator needs improvement. It may not make the creaky ride to the top faster, but it should be safer.

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Family escapes fire with lives, little else

Published Wednesday, August 27, 2014
By Brian Knox

A fire Sunday night has left a Newark family with next to nothing.

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Woodall finds new home with a familiar mentor

Published Wednesday, August 27, 2014
By Brian Knox

One of Decatur High School's newest teachers, Meghan Woodall, has only been in Wise County for a couple of months, but it already feels like home.

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SPORTS HEADLINES

Football: Eagles eager for opener

Published Wednesday, August 27, 2014
By Richard Greene

After a month of practices and two scrimmages, the Decatur Eagles will tee up the football for real Friday night.

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Football: Bulls hungry for win

Published Wednesday, August 27, 2014
By Richard Greene

Throughout preseason workouts, the Bridgeport Bulls have not broached the subject of 2013's winless campaign. But as the Bulls take the field Friday for this year's season opener, there's no doubt they are looking to officially put last season behind them.

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OUR OPINIONS

Confessions of a new middle school mama


Published Wednesday, August 27, 2014 | By Kristen Tribe

The car door slammed and my son headed to the middle school Monday, never looking back. "It's weird going to Young without him," my daughter said wistfully.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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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Governor was just exercising his authority

Published Wednesday, August 20, 2014
By Zan Prince

Fair and impartial application of laws is the basis of our society. Each elected official is responsible to enforce and follow the law.

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