Probation given in fatal wreck case; Woman pleads to criminal negligent homocide

Probation given in fatal wreck case; Woman pleads to criminal negligent homocide

Published Saturday, March 23, 2019
By Brian Knox

The mother of a teenage driver involved in a wreck that killed a child in July 2017 on Greenwood Road pleaded guilty to criminal negligent homicide Wednesday.

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Work of local deputy stops kidnapping

Work of local deputy stops kidnapping

Published Saturday, March 23, 2019
By Richard Greene

Wise County Sheriff's Office Deputy Joseph Baker's intuition told him something didn't add up with a story told to him by a female driver during a traffic stop Feb. 13.

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Defending champs: Bulls beat Argyle for fourth straight district title

Defending champs: Bulls beat Argyle for fourth straight district title

Published Saturday, March 23, 2019
By Reece Waddell

In the 63rd minute of Tuesday night's decisive District 7-4A match, Argyle sneaked a goal past Bridgeport keeper Jason Espinoza to take a 2-1 lead.

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Bikes, dogs, brews: Bridgeport debuts new festival for everyone

Bikes, dogs, brews: Bridgeport debuts new festival for everyone

Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019
By Richard Greene

Cyclists, pet lovers and coffee and beer connoisseurs will converge in Bridgeport April 6 for a new festival.

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Brewing for competition: Trinity Street barista to represent country, coffee shop at global competition

Brewing for competition: Trinity Street barista to represent country, coffee shop at global competition

Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019
By Austin Jackson

Customers fog in for a lunch break jolt, ordering their lot of macchiatos and lattes as a barista with steady hands and focused eyes methodically pieces together something entirely different.

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Runners tackle trails at Grasslands

Runners tackle trails at Grasslands

Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019
By Richard Greene

Nearing the finish line Saturday, Nancy Nelson carried the Thin Blue Line flag proudly.

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Storm sparks fire, causes damage

Storm sparks fire, causes damage

Published Saturday, March 16, 2019
By Richard Greene

Fire possibly sparked by a lightning strike tore through a home in the 500 block of South Hitt Street in Boyd early Wednesday morning.

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A puncher’s chance: Paradise boxer earns Gold Gloves title

A puncher’s chance: Paradise boxer earns Gold Gloves title

Published Saturday, March 16, 2019
By Austin Jackson

Upon opening the doors of FHG Boxing, a sanctuary of sweat housed at a run down strip mall in White Settlement, the aroma of middle school P.E. punches you right in the face.

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Pumping iron: Alvord wins region meet, sends three to state

Pumping iron: Alvord wins region meet, sends three to state

Published Saturday, March 16, 2019
By Reece Waddell

The Alvord Bulldogs hoisted more than weights at the Region 6 Division III powerlifting meet last week.

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The final dance: Señor’s troupe brings home ribbons in finale

The final dance: Señor’s troupe brings home ribbons in finale

Published Wednesday, March 13, 2019
By Austin Jackson

The stage was set, the black and red uniforms were pressed, and as the music reverberated through the speakers, 31 Decatur flamenco dancers moved as one.

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Event aims to find forever homes for dogs

Event aims to find forever homes for dogs

Published Wednesday, March 13, 2019
By Richard Greene

Molly, a shepherd mix, laid down in her cage, wagging her tongue to playfully greet all the patrons that walked through the NRS Feed Store Saturday afternoon.

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Unlikely pair push each other; Coach, student form lasting bond

Unlikely pair push each other; Coach, student form lasting bond

Published Saturday, March 9, 2019
By Austin Jackson

For the past seven years, Jerry Rushing has prowled the sidelines at Decatur basketball games, letting refs know where they went wrong.

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Liberty Hill stuns Decatur, ends Eagles’ season on buzzer beater

Liberty Hill stuns Decatur, ends Eagles’ season on buzzer beater

Published Friday, March 8, 2019.
By Reece Waddell

Liberty Hill beat Decatur on a last-second shot Friday, as the Panthers rallied to knock off the Eagles 53-51 in the 4A semifinal.

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Slidell holds off Oakwood to reach final

Slidell holds off Oakwood to reach final

Published Friday, March 8, 2019
By Reece Waddell

Slayton Pruett's basket with under a minute left lifted the Slidell Greyhounds to their first state final appearance since 1944 and a 47-45 win over Oakwood.

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Slidell joins ’43-44 team, advances to state semifinal

Slidell joins ’43-44 team, advances to state semifinal

Published Wednesday, March 6, 2019
By Reece Waddell

Banners and boards from the last time the Greyhounds won a state title still hang in the old rock gym in Slidell.

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Driven by memories: Third grader raises $1,400 in Jump Rope for Heart

Driven by memories: Third grader raises $1,400 in Jump Rope for Heart

Published Wednesday, March 6, 2019
By Richard Greene

Jalynn Starnes recalls the love that her grandmother shared.

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Lasting images

Lasting images

Published Wednesday, March 6, 2019
By Joe Duty

Over 18 years with the Messenger, Joe Duty took thousands of pictures of Wise County residents.

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Back in the saddle: Junior barrel racer learns to win through loss

Back in the saddle: Junior barrel racer learns to win through loss

Published Saturday, March 2, 2019
By Austin Jackson

The gate swings open and the rapid echo of hooves thumping loose dirt fills the NRS Arena as Boyd barrel racer Felicity Martin leads her horse through its paces.

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8-year-old’s steer wins grand champion

8-year-old’s steer wins grand champion

Published Saturday, March 2, 2019
By Austin Jackson

In her first year at the event, Bridgeport 4-H's Kylee Gaston and her steer, Steel, won grand champion Friday at the Wise County Youth Fair.

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Over the hump: Eagles advance to first region tourney in 16 years

Over the hump: Eagles advance to first region tourney in 16 years

Published Saturday, March 2, 2019
By Reece Waddell

Wilson Hicks picked the perfect moment to have one of the best games of his senior season.

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