Volleyball: Lady Eagles blast Venus in playoff opener

Volleyball: Lady Eagles blast Venus in playoff opener

Published Wednesday, November 5, 2014
By Richard Greene

Starting the postseason portion of their state title defense, the Decatur Lady Eagles looked in championship form Monday night.

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Football: With a minute to spare – Eagles rally to beat Leopards

Football: With a minute to spare – Eagles rally to beat Leopards

Published Saturday, November 1, 2014
By Richard Greene

The Decatur Eagles trailed the Gainesville Leopards for all but 78 seconds Friday night - the final seconds.

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Volleyball: Perfect again – Lady Eagles close sixth straight unbeaten run through district

Volleyball: Perfect again – Lady Eagles close sixth straight unbeaten run through district

Published Saturday, November 1, 2014
By Richard Greene

The Decatur Lady Eagles' dominance in district play continues.

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More students, more opportunities for STEM event

More students, more opportunities for STEM event

Published Saturday, November 1, 2014
By Jake Harris

STEMania was back and bigger than ever this year at Weatherford College Wise County Thursday.

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Alves wins PBR world title

Alves wins PBR world title

Published Wednesday, October 29, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

Silvano Alves of Decatur made bull riding history, winning his third PBR world title Sunday in Las Vegas.

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Going Green: Slidell student elected to 4-H council, receives coveted jacket

Going Green: Slidell student elected to 4-H council, receives coveted jacket

Published Wednesday, October 29, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

No, she didn't win the Masters, but Caitlin Pruett recently donned a green jacket she had coveted for a long, long time.

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Football: Good move – Bulldog finds success in new spot

Football: Good move – Bulldog finds success in new spot

Published Wednesday, October 29, 2014
By Richard Greene

Last spring after a 7-on-7 workout, Alvord coach Pete Hart approached Brett Martin with an idea.

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1 dies in 2-vehicle accident

1 dies in 2-vehicle accident

Published Saturday, October 25, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

A Sanger woman was killed and her granddaughter critically injured in a two-vehicle accident Wednesday morning near Slidell.

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Defying the odds; Coach returns to court after staring down death

Defying the odds; Coach returns to court after staring down death

Published Saturday, October 25, 2014
By Richard Greene

Lynn Cranfill emerges from his office Wednesday afternoon and walks onto the court, giving a single clap and yelling, "Let's go!"

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Football: Eagles freeze Huskies

Football: Eagles freeze Huskies

Published Saturday, October 25, 2014
By Jake Harris

It was literally a tale of two halves for the Decatur Eagles Friday night as they beat the Hirschi Huskies 42-16.

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2014’s top citizen developing ‘the greatest town there is’

2014’s top citizen developing ‘the greatest town there is’

Published Wednesday, October 22, 2014
By Bob Buckel

The 2014 Citizen of the Year didn't grow up in Decatur - but he got here as quickly as he could.

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Motorcycle accident injures 2

Motorcycle accident injures 2

Published Wednesday, October 22, 2014
By Richard Greene

A Utah man was seriously injured in a motorcycle collision on the U.S. 81/287 service road in Rhome Sunday morning.

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Cross Country: Golden Run – Boyd brings home title

Cross Country: Golden Run – Boyd brings home title

Published Wednesday, October 22, 2014
By Richard Greene

It took Marco Martinez less than a half-mile to leave the field in his dust Monday. Martinez pulled away and ran most of the course by himself on the way to winning the 9-3A title at Kiwanis Park in Wichita Falls.

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Rodeo legend to speak at Chamber luncheon

Rodeo legend to speak at Chamber luncheon

Published Saturday, October 18, 2014
By Bob Buckel

It's a voice of an old friend - a voice of strong values, gentle humor and quiet wisdom.

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Football: Off the chain – Randall runs for 320 yards, 5 touchdowns in Alvord victory

Football: Off the chain – Randall runs for 320 yards, 5 touchdowns in Alvord victory

Published Saturday, October 18, 2014
By Richard Greene

On his opening carry, Joe Randall broke free for 62 yards before being tripped up. It was one of the few times the Blue Ridge Tigers kept the Alvord senior out of the end zone.

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Saturday Sports Buffet: Family flock – Lady Eagles share variety of family relationships

Saturday Sports Buffet: Family flock – Lady Eagles share variety of family relationships

Published Saturday, October 18, 2014
By Richard Greene

Maclaine Lowery's light-hearted nature and jokes don't always sit well with her older sister, Caroline.

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Storms roar through county

Storms roar through county

Published Wednesday, October 15, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

A line of severe thunderstorms with high wind and hail tore through Wise County and North Texas early Monday, leaving a trail of debris and damage.

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City primes for Pink

City primes for Pink

Published Wednesday, October 15, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Pink will wash over the Decatur Square Friday during one of the community's annual breast cancer awareness and fundraising events.

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Football: Night and Day – Eagles put mistakes behind them, rolling to win

Football: Night and Day – Eagles put mistakes behind them, rolling to win

Published Wednesday, October 15, 2014
By Richard Greene

The difference Saturday for the Decatur Eagles was truly night and day.

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National Night Out

National Night Out

Published Saturday, October 11, 2014
By Joe Duty

Decatur Fire Captain Nate Mara clowns around with children at National Night Out on the Decatur Square Tuesday evening.

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