Basketball: Back to the Playground – 2015 All-Wise Basketball

Basketball: Back to the Playground – 2015 All-Wise Basketball

Published Saturday, April 4, 2015
By Richard Greene

Basketball: Back to the Playground - 2015 All-Wise Basketball

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Charity raises more than $30,000 for veterans

Charity raises more than $30,000 for veterans

Published Wednesday, April 1, 2015
By Jake Harris

The third annual Heroes Night Saturday raised $30,497 to provide mortgage-free homes to military veterans across America.

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Upcoming Easter events

Upcoming Easter events

Published Wednesday, April 1, 2015
By Messenger Staff

The First United Methodist Church of Boyd will have an Easter egg hunt and lunch with the Easter bunny 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 4.

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Track: Jumping into record books – Hernandez raises bar after 3 years off

Track: Jumping into record books – Hernandez raises bar after 3 years off

Published Wednesday, April 1, 2015
By Richard Greene

Chris Hernandez competed in one track meet as a freshman and decided to stop.

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Miles for smiles; Murphree closes in on 300 milestone

Miles for smiles; Murphree closes in on  300 milestone

Published Saturday, March 28, 2015
By Richard Greene

When snow and ice canceled the Cowtown Marathon March 1, Patrick Murphree feared that his daughter Jackie's goal of hitting 300 miles at the Decatur 5K would not happen.

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Local church helps man rebuild house

Local church helps man rebuild house

Published Saturday, March 28, 2015
By Jake Harris

A new home is on the horizon for a Sunset resident after his house burned last fall.

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Softball: Lady Eagles score dramatic win

Softball: Lady Eagles score dramatic win

Published Saturday, March 28, 2015
By Richard Greene

Caitlin Butler added a little drama in the bottom of the seventh after her lead off bunt singled in a tie game, getting in a pair of rundowns before diving into third base.

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Kitchen fire doused

Kitchen fire doused

Published Wednesday, March 25, 2015
By Brian Knox

An oven inside Sweetie Pie's Ribeyes on the Decatur Square caught fire early Saturday morning, but firefighters extinguished the flames before it caused major damage to the restaurant.

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Building, one code at a time

Building, one code at a time

Published Wednesday, March 25, 2015
By Jake Harris

Thanks to the donations of a Boyd school board member, high school students will have the opportunity to run a machine that they could see in the workplace.

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Baseball: Weatherly, Chico stops Bulldogs – Pitcher regroups after homer

Baseball: Weatherly, Chico stops Bulldogs – Pitcher regroups after homer

Published Wednesday, March 25, 2015
By Travis Lisle

With a run in the first inning and another off of a Clay Baker home run in the fourth, the Alvord Bulldogs had a 2-1 lead late in their game against the Chico Dragons Monday night.

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Baseball: Front and Center – Hicks emerges as Eagles leader

Baseball: Front and Center – Hicks emerges as Eagles leader

Published Saturday, March 21, 2015
By Travis Lisle

Last season, Decatur junior Michael Hicks didn't get that much playing time. Even when catching, he was often replaced in the lineup by a designated hitter.

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Basketball: Bridgeport celebrates first title

Basketball: Bridgeport celebrates first title

Published Saturday, March 21, 2015
By Richard Greene

Cason Lanfear brought a brand-new basketball to the Bridgeport High School Multipurpose Building Wednesday just for the signatures of the state champions.

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Name That Book

Name That Book

Published Saturday, March 21, 2015
By Joe Duty

Students at Rann Elementary in Decatur took part in an annual literary competition Friday which involves answering questions based on a series of books the students have read.

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Downtown building showcases local artists

Downtown building showcases local artists

Published Wednesday, March 18, 2015
By Jake Harris

When you think "art showcase," you might not associate it with a downtown economic development office, but developer Mark Moran doesn't see it that way.

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Basketball: Unbelievable ride to top

Basketball: Unbelievable ride to top

Published Wednesday, March 18, 2015
By Richard Greene

Shortly after I arrived in Wise County in October 2009, I took in my first Bridgeport Bulls basketball game.

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Track: Strong willed – Beck bids for state spots in gym, on track

Track: Strong willed – Beck bids for state spots in gym, on track

Published Wednesday, March 18, 2015
By Richard Greene

Mikeala Beck is preparing for a hectic week. Thursday, the Paradise senior sprinter will take the track in Bridgeport in another tune-up for what she hopes is an eventual trip to the state track meet.

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Pearl Harbor veteran reflects on service

Pearl Harbor veteran reflects on service

Published Saturday, March 14, 2015
By Jake Harris

According to the World War II Museum, there are less than 100,000 living veterans of the conflict in America. About half of them are currently living in Texas. Dale Robinson is one of them.

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Maroon faithful storm San Antonio

Maroon faithful storm San Antonio

Published Saturday, March 14, 2015
By Travis Lisle

The Bridgeport faithful were thrilled upon entering the Alamodome for the Bulls' arrival on the state stage Friday afternoon.

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Strong Statement: Bulls stampede into finals

Strong Statement: Bulls stampede into finals

Published Saturday, March 14, 2015
By Travis Lisle

In their first trip to the state tournament, the Bridgeport Bulls showed no signs of stage fright.

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Fair has heart: Special needs exhibitors shine in show ring

Fair has heart: Special needs exhibitors shine in show ring

Published Wednesday, March 11, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Youth Fair exhibitors and parents were trying to thaw out following a winter storm during the 63rd annual event last week, but what happened Friday evening warmed their hearts.

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