Football: Shouldering the burden

Football: Shouldering the burden

Published Wednesday, November 16, 2016
By Richard Greene

Locked up one-on-one with a Stephenville wide receiver, Jhett Parker leapt into the air, snagging the ball one-handed for an interception.

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18-wheeler collision injures man

18-wheeler collision injures man

Published Saturday, November 12, 2016
By Brian Knox

The driver of an 18-wheeler and his dog were seriously injured in a two-vehicle wreck Wednesday near Alvord.

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Honoring heroes among us

Honoring heroes among us

Published Saturday, November 12, 2016
By David Talley

"Ladies and gentlemen, there are heroes who walk among us. There are heroes here today."

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Football: Hanging on – Redwine’s pick in final seconds holds off Stephenville

Football: Hanging on – Redwine’s pick in final seconds holds off Stephenville

Published Saturday, November 12, 2016
By Richard Greene

Two plays into the second half, the Decatur Eagles took a 28-point lead and appeared on their way to cruising into the second round of the playoffs.

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Wise backs Trump, Republicans

Wise backs Trump, Republicans

Published Wednesday, November 9, 2016
By Brian Knox

In what may have been the least-surprising local result of the night, Republican Donald Trump was the overwhelming choice of Wise County voters for president.

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War stories: Son reconnects with father’s war buddy

War stories: Son reconnects with father’s war buddy

Published Wednesday, November 9, 2016
By Racey Burden

For years Alan Sessions knew nothing about his father's service in World War II.

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Volleyball: Chico sweeps Trenton to reach region quarters

Volleyball: Chico sweeps Trenton to reach region quarters

Published Wednesday, November 9, 2016
By Richard Greene

Kayla Clampitt's serve on match point Saturday clipped the top of the net before it teetered over and found an open spot on the floor between Trenton defenders.

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Putting the time in; Veteran’s project details more than 150 years of family military service

Putting the time in; Veteran’s project details more than 150 years of family military service

Published Saturday, November 5, 2016
By David Talley

Five years ago, Charles Braun picked up a project that would take the Newark resident back in time.

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Welcome to Decatur: Metroplex news show films on town square

Welcome to Decatur: Metroplex news show films on town square

Published Saturday, November 5, 2016
By Racey Burden

Decatur Square was a lively place Friday morning as WFAA 8's "Good Morning Texas" filmed live on Main Street.

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Football: Decatur takes down Sanger to earn second seed

Football: Decatur takes down Sanger to earn second seed

Published Saturday, November 5, 2016
By Richard Greene

A week ago, the Decatur Eagles couldn’t find a way to get stops or make plays defensively in a loss to an 0-8 football team in Burkburnett.

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Bleeding blue: Wren named Citizen of the Year

Bleeding blue: Wren named Citizen of the Year

Published Wednesday, November 2, 2016
By Racey Burden

Jason Wren nearly missed the Chamber of Commerce banquet where he was named Decatur's Citizen of the Year.

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Cross Country: Lady Eagles seal state bid – Fox finishes 6th at regionals

Cross Country: Lady Eagles seal state bid – Fox finishes 6th at regionals

Published Wednesday, November 2, 2016
By Richard Greene

Warming up before Saturday's race, Decatur freshman Makenzie Fox rolled an ankle. A few minutes later in the 4A Region II race at Lynn Creek Park, Fox stepped in a hole on the course and felt the other ankle slightly give. But she refused to slow down.

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Faces of Halloween

Faces of Halloween

Published Wednesday, November 2, 2016
By Joe Duty

Messenger photographer Joe Duty shot Halloween portraits of Wise County candy-seekers who took time to pose between trick-or-treating Monday night.

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Tutu on the line: Law enforcement officials raise money for cancer research

Tutu on the line: Law enforcement officials raise money for cancer research

Published Saturday, October 29, 2016
By Racey Burden

Or they will, at Relay for Life April 28. Sheriff Lane Akin, Decatur Police Chief Rex Hoskins and Bridgeport Police Chief Steve Stanford will raise money for cancer research until Relay, and whoever raises the least will wear a pink tutu during the opening ceremony.

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Football: Aledo knocks Northwest from unbeaten ranks

Football: Aledo knocks Northwest from unbeaten ranks

Published Saturday, October 29, 2016
By Richard Greene

The Northwest Texans weathered the early storm against the top-ranked Aledo Bearcats, digging out of a 14-0 hole in the opening minutes to take the lead early in the second quarter.

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Measuring the creep factor

Measuring the creep factor

Published Saturday, October 29, 2016
By Racey Burden

As a 14-year-old girl in Wise County, nothing intrigued or scared me more than Screaming Bridge.

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Voting record smashed on first day

Voting record smashed on first day

Published Wednesday, October 26, 2016
By Brian Knox

A record number of Wise County residents cast their ballots on the first day of early voting in the Nov. 8 general election.

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Picture perfect: Brothers triumph in State Fair contest

Picture perfect: Brothers triumph in State Fair contest

Published Wednesday, October 26, 2016
By Racey Burden

The Oberg boys swept their older competition at the Texas State Fair this year and each got a photo in the fair calendar to boot.

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Football: Holding the line – Blockers overcome injuries to keep Decatur winning

Football: Holding the line – Blockers overcome injuries to keep Decatur winning

Published Wednesday, October 26, 2016
By Richard Greene

Decatur's offense enters Friday night's game at Burkburnett averaging 489 yards per game.

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State fire marshal investigating Runaway Bay fire

State fire marshal investigating Runaway Bay fire

Published Saturday, October 22, 2016
By Kristen Tribe and David Talley

The state fire marshal's office is investigating the fire Tuesday that destroyed most of Harbor Inn in Runaway Bay.

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