Softball: Two much – Duo leads Sissies down playoff path

Softball: Two much – Duo leads  Sissies down playoff path

Published Wednesday, May 6, 2015
By Travis Lisle

Hailey Hollingsworth and Kenlsey Turner have led Bridgeport to the second round of the playoffs with their work at the plate, and as the Sissies' pitching and catching combination.

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Cowboy church caters to Western culture

Cowboy church caters to Western culture

Published Saturday, May 2, 2015
By Jake Harris

The typical church-going environment on a Sunday morning in the South revolves around a pulpit, pews and a sanctuary in a church building.

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Rain doesn’t stop Relay for Life

Rain doesn’t stop Relay for Life

Published Saturday, May 2, 2015
By Brian Knox

While the weather caused last-minute changes, Relay for Life of Wise County went on as scheduled last Friday night.

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Softball: Sissies outlast Venus in nine innings

Softball: Sissies outlast Venus in nine innings

Published Saturday, May 2, 2015
By Travis Lisle

The Bridgeport Sissies played two extremely close games during district play.

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Vehicles seized by FBI

Vehicles seized by FBI

Published Wednesday, April 29, 2015
By Brian Knox

Vehicles were seen being removed from a rural Decatur home Tuesday by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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Short standoff ends peacefully

Short standoff ends peacefully

Published Wednesday, April 29, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

A 34-year-old man was arrested Sunday night after a short standoff with Decatur Police.

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Golf: Sissies take 4th at state

Golf: Sissies take 4th at state

Published Wednesday, April 29, 2015
By Richard Greene

As the wind howled along Onion Creek Golf Club in Austin Tuesday, Brooke Irion adjusted her game.

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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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