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Staging a classic: Story adapted by PHS troupe plays well at UIL contest

Staging a classic: Story adapted by PHS troupe plays well at UIL contest

Published Saturday, April 19, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

Required reading and a close inventory of talent sent the One-Act Play team at Paradise High School on a different kind of adventure this school year.

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School district shows its appreciation for White

School district shows its appreciation for White

Published Saturday, April 19, 2014
By Brian Knox

Outgoing Decatur school board member Alan White was honored Wednesday for 15 years of service to the school district.

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Rivera rolls to another win

Rivera rolls to another win

Published Saturday, April 19, 2014
By Richard Greene

Brandon Rivera's victory tour will continue on to regionals.

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Fuel tank strikes pickup, injures driver

Fuel tank strikes pickup, injures driver

Published Wednesday, April 16, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

An Alvord man was injured Sunday morning when a fuel tank from an 18-wheeler broke free and struck the pickup he was driving on U.S. 81/287.

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Area hoppin’ with Easter celebrations

Area hoppin’ with Easter celebrations

Published Wednesday, April 16, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Easter is this Sunday, and many communities, churches and local organizations are planning to host egg hunts to celebrate the holiday.

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Jones wins playoff for silver medal

Jones wins playoff for silver medal

Published Wednesday, April 16, 2014
By Richard Greene

At 4 over par with four holes left, Drew Jones knew he needed a big shot as he walked up the 18th fairway at Tanglewood Golf Resort in Pottsboro Tuesday afternoon.

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Dazzled crowd: Event raises more than $42,000

Dazzled crowd: Event raises more than $42,000

Published Saturday, April 12, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

The Dazzle Me Pink luncheon and fashion show fundraiser, organized by the Wise Regional Health Foundation, never fails to astonish.

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Trial gets underway: Parr v. Aruba takes center stage in Dallas courtroom

Trial gets underway: Parr v. Aruba takes center stage in Dallas courtroom

Published Saturday, April 12, 2014
By Bob Buckel

A Wise County family, and the oil and gas production company they say made them sick and drove them from their home, are finally getting their day in court - in downtown Dallas.

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Winning smiles: Lady Eagles win final race

Winning smiles: Lady Eagles win final race

Published Saturday, April 12, 2014
By Richard Greene

With 200 meters to go, Nicole Neighbors still found herself a few meters behind Sanger's Bre Henderson on the anchor leg of the 4x400 Thursday night.

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Chicken coop fire ignites trailer home

Chicken coop fire ignites trailer home

Published Wednesday, April 9, 2014
By Richard Greene

A fire that started in a chicken coop tore through half of a trailer home at 308 Private Road 4433 early Sunday morning, leaving a cat and one of the five dogs in the residence dead.

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Church celebrates a milestone

Church celebrates a milestone

Published Wednesday, April 9, 2014
By Roy J. Eaton

There was a building boom in Decatur in 1913 and 1914. More than $100,000 worth of projects were underway including a public school, a feed mill, a Masonic lodge - and a church.

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Unbeaten run: 2 of the 3 Paradise relays head into district meet undefeated

Unbeaten run: 2 of the 3 Paradise relays head into district meet undefeated

Published Wednesday, April 9, 2014
By Richard Greene

Taylor Richards quickly points out the key for the Paradise Lady Panthers, success this spring. "We like winning," the sophomore said.

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Blaze razes home; Dogs sound alarm in burning house

Blaze razes home; Dogs sound alarm in burning house

Published Saturday, April 5, 2014
By Brian Knox

A Chico resident might have her dogs to thank for saving her life.

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Precinct 4 post filled

Precinct 4 post filled

Published Saturday, April 5, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

County Judge Glenn Hughes named an interim Precinct 4 commissioner this week.

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Home Court Advantage

Home Court Advantage

Published Saturday, April 5, 2014
By Richard Greene

2014 All-Wise Basketball Team

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Back to Iwo Jima: Father, daughter make trip to battle site

Back to Iwo Jima: Father, daughter make trip to battle site

Published Wednesday, April 2, 2014
By Bob Buckel

Troy Thornton's smile gets a little crooked just before he speaks. As a rule, he doesn't talk much about Iwo Jima. But a few weeks ago, he went back.

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Strokes of premonition; New EDC director is on the job

Strokes of premonition; New EDC director is on the job

Published Wednesday, April 2, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

Sterling Flynn grew up in Canyon at his father's knee, watching him paint. "He had a career, but he'd always come home and paint," Flynn said.

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Back on same course; Read returns to site of best high school round

Back on same course; Read returns to site of best high school round

Published Wednesday, April 2, 2014
By Richard Greene

Last April, Lexi Read opened the second round of the Class 3A Region II tournament at Tanglewood with four bogeys.

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Rann’s best friend: Students get to know furriest member of staff

Rann’s best friend: Students get to know furriest member of staff

Published Saturday, March 29, 2014
By Brian Knox

The time had come Thursday for a new member of the Rann Elementary staff to have some one-on-one time with a group of students. If Lola was nervous, she didn't show it.

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Fog contributes to wreck

Fog contributes to wreck

Published Saturday, March 29, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

A Decatur man was injured in a head-on collision east of Paradise Friday morning.

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