Explosion injures 1

Explosion injures 1

Published Saturday, December 9, 2017
By Brian Knox

An explosion at a business near Rhome around midday Thursday injured a man.

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Ditto: Neighbor creates laughs with funny holiday display

Ditto: Neighbor creates laughs with funny holiday display

Published Saturday, December 9, 2017
By Richard Greene

In the limited daylight hours after work, Pennye Shockey spent an entire week putting up lights and getting her 17 inflatables in the right place at her home on Old Base Road in Aurora.

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Rodeo: Riding to Vegas – Bailey to compete in junior national finals

Rodeo: Riding to Vegas – Bailey to compete in junior national finals

Published Saturday, December 9, 2017
By Richard Greene

As a budding barrel racer, Carsyn Bailey's grandfather bought her a horse in Kansas "sight unseen."

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2 hurt in cycle crash

2 hurt in cycle crash

Published Wednesday, December 6, 2017
By Brian Knox

A Bridgeport man and a 14-year-old family member were both seriously injured in a single-vehicle motorcycle wreck Sunday near Alvord.

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Running strong: Thousands attend annual Wise County Toy Run

Running strong: Thousands attend annual Wise County Toy Run

Published Wednesday, December 6, 2017
By Brian Knox

Under sunny skies and unseasonably warm weather, participants of the Wise County Toy Run filled the roadways between Bridgeport and Decatur Sunday.

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Basketball: Eagles set for Decatur Invite

Basketball: Eagles set for Decatur Invite

Published Wednesday, December 6, 2017
By Richard Greene

Monday morning the Decatur Eagles held the first practice with their entire squad in the fold after the end of the football playoffs.

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Fire destroys mobile home

Fire destroys mobile home

Published Saturday, December 2, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

A Briar family lost their home Wednesday night when it caught fire around 5:30 p.m.

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Crash injures 2

Crash injures 2

Published Saturday, December 2, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Two men were injured Friday morning in a multiple-vehicle accident on U.S. 81/287 just north of Rhome.

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Football: End of the run – Hirschi stops Decatur in regional round

Football: End of the run – Hirschi stops Decatur in regional round

Published Saturday, December 2, 2017
By Reece Waddell

For the first few minutes, it looked like Decatur's Cinderella season would continue Friday against Wichita Falls Hirschi.

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Overcoming bad break; Decatur senior returns to field after scary injury

Overcoming bad break; Decatur senior returns to field after scary injury

Published Wednesday, November 29, 2017
By Reece Waddell

Darting towards the sideline trying to make a move on a defender, Dane Fitzgerald stopped on a dime - something the fleet-footed receiver has been able to do his entire football career.

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Adoptions create a home full of love

Adoptions create a home full of love

Published Wednesday, November 29, 2017
By Brian Knox

Christa Coons' home in Decatur she shares with her husband and four children still held evidence of the party from the day earlier.

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Football: Eagles eager for rematch

Football: Eagles eager for rematch

Published Wednesday, November 29, 2017
By Reece Waddell

The Decatur Eagles have not lost a game since Oct. 20, rattling off five consecutive victories en route to the 4A Division I regional round.

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Shooting for title; Local aims to win hunting contest

Shooting for title; Local aims to win hunting contest

Published Saturday, November 25, 2017
By Racey Burden

For one week in July, six women competed in various hunting skills contests at the YO Ranch in South Texas, including part-time Decatur resident Melanie Peterson.

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Christmas is coming: Annual Tour of Homes next weekend

Christmas is coming: Annual Tour of Homes next weekend

Published Saturday, November 25, 2017
By Messenger Staff

As December unfolds, the air is thick with Christmas cheer and the spirit of giving blossoms in spite of the chilly temperatures.

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Football: Blue December – Fitzgerald’s heroic return leads Decatur into third round

Football: Blue December – Fitzgerald’s heroic return leads Decatur into third round

Published Saturday, November 25, 2017
By Reece Waddell

Dane Fitzgerald had not played a snap for the Decatur Eagles since breaking his sternum on Sept. 8.

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Turkeys in disguise

Turkeys in disguise

Published Wednesday, November 22, 2017
By Messenger Staff

The Messenger visited Amanda Serafin's first-grade class at Bridgeport Elementary school last Friday, and the students showed us some special turkeys they designed.

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Football: Offensive move – Uselton finds home at receiver

Football: Offensive move – Uselton finds home at receiver

Published Wednesday, November 22, 2017
By Reece Waddell

Alec Uselton wasn't always one of Decatur's top receivers. In fact, Uselton didn't always play offense.

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Football: Center of attention – Boyd’s Jordan hits the field as freshman for Texas State

Football: Center of attention – Boyd’s Jordan hits the field as freshman for Texas State

Published Wednesday, November 22, 2017
By Richard Greene

In his final game for Boyd last fall, Reece Jordan lined up against an opposing defensive lineman weighing around 200 pounds.

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Creating a buzz: Boyd fans swarm to Garland to support team

Creating a buzz: Boyd fans swarm to Garland to support team

Published Saturday, November 18, 2017
By Richard Greene

Lindsey Chancellor ditched one of her classes Thursday at Arlington Baptist with a legitimate excuse.

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Football: Long-awaited redemption – Eagles rally to beat Wylie, win bi-district

Football: Long-awaited redemption – Eagles rally to beat Wylie, win bi-district

Published Saturday, November 18, 2017
By Reece Waddell

It had been a long time coming for the Decatur Eagles. Thirteen years, to be exact.

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