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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Historical heroes

Historical heroes

Published Saturday, November 18, 2017
By Joe Duty

Students at Carson Elementary in Decatur created their own "wax museum" Nov. 10.

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Robinson turns 107

Robinson turns 107

Published Wednesday, November 15, 2017
By Racey Burden

At her 107th birthday party Saturday, lifelong Wise County resident Nina Robinson shared her secret to a long life.

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Volleyball: Pursuit of perfection – Ranked No. 1 in her class, Valtr guides Boyd into state tourney

Volleyball: Pursuit of perfection – Ranked No. 1 in her class, Valtr guides Boyd into state tourney

Published Wednesday, November 15, 2017
By Richard Greene

Macee Valtr can't deny being a perfectionist. From taking a test to slamming volleyballs, Valtr refuses to compromise and give anything short of her best.

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Football: Ready for new test – Eagles face Wylie in opening round

Football: Ready for new test – Eagles face Wylie in opening round

Published Wednesday, November 15, 2017
By Reece Waddell

For the first time in four years, the Decatur Eagles will face someone other than Stephenville in the opening round of the playoffs.

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Volleyball: Reaching new level – Lady Jackets fight back to beat Peaster

Volleyball: Reaching new level – Lady Jackets fight back to beat Peaster

Published Saturday, November 11, 2017
By Richard Greene

Last year on election night, the Boyd Lady Yellowjackets' season ended with a loss to the eventual 3A runner-up Peaster.

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Celebrating heroes: Veterans living at Decatur Medical Lodge were honored Wednesday

Celebrating heroes: Veterans living at Decatur Medical Lodge were honored Wednesday

Published Saturday, November 11, 2017
By Joe Duty

Veterans were recognized Wednesday at Decatur Medical Lodge.

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Serving the community

Serving the community

Published Saturday, November 11, 2017
By Joe Duty

First United Methodist Church in Bridgeport fed more than 1,400 people at their 52nd annual Thanksgiving dinner Wednesday.

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Students aid injured School Resource Officer

Students aid injured School Resource Officer

Published Wednesday, November 8, 2017
By Racey Burden

While walking to the ag barn Aug. 29, Paradise High School students Hayden Nelson and Brac Jones noticed lights were flashing on the squad car of School Resource Officer Deputy Justin Hunter, so they walked up to his window to let him know.

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Purpose from service: Time as Marine paves way into coaching ranks

Purpose from service: Time as Marine paves way into coaching ranks

Published Wednesday, November 8, 2017
By Richard Greene

When Clay Sanders graduated from Springtown in the spring of 1994, he followed his dream of playing college football to Tarleton State in Stephenville.

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End of a long run

End of a long run

Published Wednesday, November 8, 2017
By Joe Duty

A total of 29 runners from Alvord, Boyd, Bridgeport, Decatur, Northwest, Paradise, and Slidell competed in the UIL cross country championships Saturday in Round Rock.

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Fire burns 400 acres; Slidell school evacuated as precaution

Fire burns 400 acres; Slidell school evacuated as precaution

Published Saturday, November 4, 2017
By Richard Greene

Firefighters from departments across Wise, Denton and Montague counties battled a large grass fire near the intersection of Farm Roads 51 and 455 Thursday afternoon in Slidell.

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Man killed in fiery crash

Man killed in fiery crash

Published Saturday, November 4, 2017
By Richard Greene

A Bridgeport man was killed after his pickup struck a tractor trailer on U.S. 81/287 at Ramhorn Hill Road Friday morning.

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Football: Quick turnaround – Hicks’ run starts Decatur’s charge to playoff-clincher

Football: Quick turnaround – Hicks’ run starts Decatur’s charge to playoff-clincher

Published Saturday, November 4, 2017
By Richard Greene

After a pair of turnovers in the red zone in the first half stopped scoring chances, the Decatur Eagles found themselves trailing at the break 21-20.

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Smith sworn in as district judge

Smith sworn in as district judge

Published Wednesday, November 1, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

More than 100 people packed the 271st district courtroom at the Wise County Courthouse Monday to see Decatur attorney Brock Smith sworn in as district judge.

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Mallory named Citizen of the Year

Mallory named Citizen of the Year

Published Wednesday, November 1, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Dr. Dan Mallory was named Decatur's Citizen of the Year Saturday night at the 26th annual Chamber of Commerce auction and banquet.

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Cross Country: Reaching New Heights

Cross Country: Reaching New Heights

Published Wednesday, November 1, 2017
By Richard Greene

As a freshman last season, Colton Parker won the District 11-2A title in cross country.

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Seeking the supernatural: The Messenger investigates Wise ghost stories

Seeking the supernatural: The Messenger investigates Wise ghost stories

Published Saturday, October 28, 2017
By Racey Burden

Eugene White got off the train to Decatur in his work clothes on a late Monday evening and went to the Red Store downtown to buy a new suit and shoes.

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