Bonding over Birdies: Brothers build relationship around disc golf

Bonding over Birdies: Brothers build relationship around disc golf

Published Saturday, April 25, 2015
By Travis Lisle

The Galindo brothers weren't close growing up in Decatur. Mario and Ruben were separated by 11 years and were always in different stages of life.

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Student speakers hope to repeat sweep

Student speakers hope to repeat sweep

Published Saturday, April 25, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

A precise speech pattern, intense eye contact and thoughtful ideas are not characteristics associated with stereotypical teenagers.

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Golf & Baseball: Successful balance – Elder adds to 2 teams

Golf & Baseball: Successful balance – Elder adds to 2 teams

Published Saturday, April 25, 2015
By Richard Greene

When asked about his past week, Bryce Elder calmly agrees it's been fun but gives little other emotion.

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Pedestrian killed in Texas 114 wreck

Pedestrian killed in Texas 114 wreck

Published Wednesday, April 22, 2015
By Jake Harris

A Rhome man died Monday night after being hit by a truck while crossing Texas 114 on foot in Aurora.

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Scarving artists: Students’ work to bring comfort to cancer patients

Scarving artists: Students’ work to bring comfort to cancer patients

Published Wednesday, April 22, 2015
By Brian Knox

Students at Decatur's McCarroll Middle School are learning that it's possible to encourage those battling cancer without having to say a single word. They let their art do the talking.

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Softball: Sister Act – Two pair of siblings lead Decatur to 8-4A title

Softball: Sister Act – Two pair of siblings lead Decatur to 8-4A title

Published Wednesday, April 22, 2015
By Travis Lisle

Familiarity and chemistry play an important role in sports. In softball, the pitcher and catcher must be on the same page, and the same goes for the shortstop and second baseman.

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Mental game: Tennis star trades court for classroom

Mental game: Tennis star trades court for classroom

Published Saturday, April 18, 2015
By Richard Greene

On the tennis court, Gavin Buchanan considers his greatest attribute his mind.

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Show dazzles, raises $44K

Show dazzles, raises $44K

Published Saturday, April 18, 2015
By Jimmy Alford

Walking confidently down the runway, models showed off clothing from local businesses Wednesday at the sixth annual Dazzle Me Pink Fashion Show and Luncheon.

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Golf: Jones runs away with region title

Golf: Jones runs away with region title

Published Saturday, April 18, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Drew Jones' drive on the par-5 11th came to rest on a mound Thursday afternoon, making for a difficult approach shot with the ball above the Decatur junior's feet.

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Middle, elementary schools highlighted in bond; From roofs above to a track below, package covers facilities

Middle, elementary schools highlighted in bond; From roofs above to a track below, package covers facilities

Published Wednesday, April 15, 2015
By Brian Knox

The Decatur school bond package does not include the construction of any new schools, but it has plenty of items to address current facilities including two elementary schools and both middle school campuses.

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Cruising into retirement; Creswell exits from Wal-Mart in a familiar way

Cruising into retirement; Creswell exits from Wal-Mart in a familiar way

Published Wednesday, April 15, 2015
By Brian Knox

Former longtime Decatur Wal-Mart manager Curtis Creswell arrived for his last day of work for the company the same way he did on his first day of work on April 2, 1979.

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Baseball: Finishing strong – Egle returns from knee injury to lead Decatur

Baseball: Finishing strong – Egle returns from knee injury to lead Decatur

Published Wednesday, April 15, 2015
By Travis Lisle

From the start, Clayton Egle hasn't had the easiest path to play the game he loves.

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Different perspective: What it’s like going blind at 17

Different perspective: What it’s like going blind at 17

Published Saturday, April 11, 2015
By Jake Harris

Tristan Hastings is an average 17-year-old high school student. He enjoys sports, loves to talk about fast cars and usually makes more time for his hobbies than he does for school.

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Granger addresses constituents’ questions

Granger addresses constituents’ questions

Published Saturday, April 11, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Longtime Congresswoman Kay Granger spoke to a luncheon crowd of more than 100 Wednesday at the Decatur Civic Center.

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Track: Reaching for new heights – Stripling hopes to gain extra inch

Track: Reaching for new heights – Stripling hopes to gain extra inch

Published Saturday, April 11, 2015
By Richard Greene

In an event measured by inches, just one separated Macen Stripling from a spot at the state track meet last spring.

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Hitting 300: Jackie reaches milestone at Decatur 5K

Hitting 300: Jackie reaches milestone at Decatur 5K

Published Wednesday, April 8, 2015
By Richard Greene

The biggest cheer Saturday morning came as Patrick Murphree pushed his daughter Jackie across the finish line at the center of State Street on the Decatur Square.

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Joseph provided foundation for young students

Joseph provided foundation for young students

Published Wednesday, April 8, 2015
By Brian Knox

After 35 years of teaching kindergarten in the Decatur school system, Denise Joseph has earned the right to give a little advice to teachers entering the field.

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Golf: Jones rolls to 8-4A crown

Golf: Jones rolls to 8-4A crown

Published Wednesday, April 8, 2015
By Richard Greene

Standing on the eighth tee box, Drew Jones second guessed himself briefly when pulling out the driver on the 499-yard, par-5 hole.

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Ringtail spotted at fitness center

Ringtail spotted at fitness center

Published Saturday, April 4, 2015
By Brian Knox

A strange-looking creature visited Fit-N-Wise in Decatur Thursday afternoon. It attracted a small crowd of onlookers, who tried to guess what it might be. A lemur?

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Promising start for new meetings

Promising start for new meetings

Published Saturday, April 4, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

County commissioners' first mobile meeting drew a significantly larger crowd than their regular, Monday morning gatherings.

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