Football: Eagles’ Parker changes spots

Football: Eagles’ Parker changes spots

Published Wednesday, August 12, 2015
By Richard Greene

Heading into his senior year, Gunnar Parker is on the move from receiver to joining the Decatur backfield.

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Hitting the target; All local schools meet standard in ratings

Hitting the target; All local schools meet standard in ratings

Published Saturday, August 8, 2015
By Brian Knox

As local districts get ready for the first day of school in a couple of weeks, they got a little good news from the state this week.

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Breaking 100 degrees: Heat wave strikes county

Breaking 100 degrees: Heat wave strikes county

Published Saturday, August 8, 2015
By David Talley

With highs expected to hold past 100 degrees into next week, Wise County is a warm place to be.

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Volleyball: Back in the middle – After injury ended Hutchins’ season, she returns with added motivation

Volleyball: Back in the middle – After injury ended Hutchins’ season, she returns with added motivation

Published Saturday, August 8, 2015
By Richard Greene

After earning a first-team all-district selection as a sophomore on the way to celebrating a state title, Dylana Hutchins looked forward to being one of the main pieces in the middle for the Decatur Lady Eagles in their attempt for a repeat.

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Boyd ISD names field for Cartwright; District to unveil name at homecoming

Boyd ISD names field for Cartwright; District to unveil name at homecoming

Published Wednesday, August 5, 2015
By Richard Greene

The Boyd Yellowjackets will now play on a football field named for the head coach that led the school to two state titles - J.G. Cartwright.

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Back in action; Montgomery hits field months after being shot

Back in action; Montgomery hits field months after being shot

Published Wednesday, August 5, 2015
By Richard Greene

Running a 4.9 40-yard dash and squatting 375 pounds on the first day of football workouts surprised Preston Montgomery.

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Football: Heat greets players – Hydration, breaks stressed in workouts

Football: Heat greets players – Hydration, breaks stressed in workouts

Published Wednesday, August 5, 2015
By Travis Lisle

Playing in adverse conditions has long been a staple in football, from the extreme heat at the start of the season to the harshness of winter to end the year.

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Wise County’s Most Venemous

Wise County’s Most Venemous

Published Saturday, August 1, 2015
By David Talley

The buffet is open, and the real estate market is prime. With more food and more foliage, snakes in Wise County are more active than usual.

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A&M student returns home to study local government

A&M student returns home to study local government

Published Saturday, August 1, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Logan Enis returned to Wise County this summer. But the 2012 Alvord High School graduate didn't come back to spend his days on Lake Bridgeport or simply to catch up with old friends.

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2015 Football Preview: Starting from scratch – New Eaton coach lays groundwork for program

2015 Football Preview: Starting from scratch – New Eaton coach lays groundwork for program

Published Saturday, August 1, 2015
By Travis Lisle

Starting a new football program from scratch is no small challenge.

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Flaming hay bales ignite pasture fire

Flaming hay bales ignite pasture fire

Published Wednesday, July 29, 2015
By Racey Burden

Three fire departments responded to a pasture fire threatening a structure on Private Road 4379 between Decatur and Boyd Saturday morning.

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Rainfall reduces revenue

Rainfall reduces revenue

Published Wednesday, July 29, 2015
By Richard Greene

Near record-setting rainfall over the first six months of the year busted Wise County out of prolonged drought and left previously scorched yards green.

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Volleyball: Old face with new surroundings – Decatur libero returns with mostly new lineup

Volleyball: Old face with new surroundings – Decatur libero returns with mostly new lineup

Published Wednesday, July 29, 2015
By Richard Greene

Arriving for the first day of team camp Tuesday, Maclaine Lowery found herself surrounded by fresh faces.

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Car chase ends in arrest

Car chase ends in arrest

Published Saturday, July 25, 2015
By Racey Burden

Decatur Police Department, Wise County Sheriff's Office and the Department of Public Safety were involved in a car chase that ended in the arrest of Israel Trey Rodriguez, 21, in Decatur Wednesday afternoon.

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Shepherd departs Decatur; Pastor leaves legacy as he moves on

Shepherd departs Decatur; Pastor leaves legacy as he moves on

Published Saturday, July 25, 2015
By David Talley

The word "shepherd" means a guide or caregiver, who protects a group. That definition fits Ken May during his 13 years in Decatur.

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Cabins bring themes, families together

Cabins bring themes, families together

Published Saturday, July 25, 2015
By Travis Lisle

As one of the most unusual events in the state, the Wise County Old Settlers Reunion once again featured numerous elaborately decorated cabins in celebration of the annual event in Decatur.

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Looking for relief from the heat; Workers battle triple-digit temps

Looking for relief from the heat; Workers battle triple-digit temps

Published Wednesday, July 22, 2015
By David Talley

As the mercury rises in the Texas summer, so do the risks. For those working at Lone Star Car Wash in Decatur, there isn't a way around being hot - it's about managing those risks.

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Beating the Reunion Heat

Beating the Reunion Heat

Published Wednesday, July 22, 2015
By Messenger Staff

The Old Settlers Reunion committee named its campground winners.

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UIL: Elza to become UIL director – NISD AD to leave in August

UIL: Elza to become UIL director – NISD AD to leave in August

Published Wednesday, July 22, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Northwest Executive Director of Athletics Susan Elza is headed to Austin. Elza was named the University Interscholastic League's Director of Athletics Monday.

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1 killed in 2-vehicle accident

1 killed in 2-vehicle accident

Published Saturday, July 18, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

A Rhome man was killed just before 6 a.m. Wednesday in a two-vehicle accident on Texas 114 east of Boyd.

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