Old Settlers Reunion starts Sunday

Old Settlers Reunion starts Sunday

Published Wednesday, July 15, 2015
By Racey Burden

Campers are braving the heat this week, cleaning cabins and mowing grass, in anticipation of the 2015 Wise County Old Settlers Reunion, July 19-25 at Joe Wheeler Park in Decatur.

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Rodeo: Not horsin’ around – Stuart wins all-around at IFYR

Rodeo: Not horsin’ around – Stuart wins all-around at IFYR

Published Wednesday, July 15, 2015
By Travis Lisle

Brett Stuart's rodeo career began with the gentle nudge from his mother.

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Loney remembered for sharp wit, leadership

Loney remembered for sharp wit, leadership

Published Saturday, July 11, 2015
By Racey Burden

It seemed like the entire Paradise Panther family filled the high school gymnasium Tuesday night for a tribute to Zackery Loney.

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Local Legend: Rosalie Gregg champions county history

Local Legend: Rosalie Gregg champions county history

Published Saturday, July 11, 2015
By Racey Burden

Although she's been a symbol of the Wise County Historical Commission for decades, recently honored for her 50 years of service, Rosalie Gregg never actually took the required Texas history class in school, something she finds a bit ironic now.

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Rodeo: Barrels of fun – Cowgirl earns buckles in first year

Rodeo: Barrels of fun – Cowgirl earns buckles in first year

Published Saturday, July 11, 2015
By David Talley

Carmella Liles is up past her bedtime. Again. After netting first and second in the 4D category at the Bootin' Out Cerebral Palsy barrel racing event in Alvarado on July the Fourth, her day is far from over.

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Boyd man convicted in 1968 murder

Boyd man convicted in 1968 murder

Published Wednesday, July 8, 2015
By Andrew Scott, Pocono Record

Forty-five years of looking over his shoulder, wondering when police were going to show up, ended for Richard Keiper in September 2013, when he was finally arrested in Texas on charges of fatally shooting a man in the Poconos in October 1968.

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Pilot injured in crash

Pilot injured in crash

Published Wednesday, July 8, 2015
By Richard Greene

A small plane crashed Sunday afternoon a mile west of Chico, injuring the pilot.

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Football: Arms race – County rivals build for upcoming season

Football: Arms race – County rivals build for upcoming season

Published Wednesday, July 8, 2015
By Travis Lisle

Months before meeting on the gridiron, Wise County rivals Alvord and Chico are preparing for battle during summer workout programs.

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Aurora woman killed in wreck

Aurora woman killed in wreck

Published Saturday, July 4, 2015
By Brian Knox

An Aurora woman was killed in a head-on collision near Decatur early Thursday morning.

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Reunion washer tourney claims Guinness mark

Reunion washer tourney claims Guinness mark

Published Saturday, July 4, 2015
By Racey Burden

For nearly a year, the status of Amanda Williams' world record claim remained unchanged.

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Team of the Year: Twice as Nice – Lady Eagles fly back to state volleyball title

Team of the Year: Twice as Nice – Lady Eagles fly back to state volleyball title

Published Saturday, July 4, 2015
By Richard Greene

Winning a state title in 2013, the Decatur Lady Eagles etched their spot in history.

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Light up the night: Firework stands prep for Fourth

Light up the night: Firework stands  prep for Fourth

Published Wednesday, July 1, 2015
By Racey Burden

With a less restrictive burn ban, workers at local firework stands anticipate greater sales than last year.

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Mr. Wood goes to Austin; Alvord grad interns at state capitol

Mr. Wood goes to Austin; Alvord grad interns at  state capitol

Published Wednesday, July 1, 2015
By Travis Lisle

The fast-paced world of state government sounds like an overwhelming prospect for a small-town kid, but Caleb Wood of Alvord is shaking that notion.

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Football: Decatur heads to state 7-on-7 tourney

Football: Decatur heads to state 7-on-7 tourney

Published Wednesday, July 1, 2015
By Travis Lisle

A trip to the state 7-on-7 football tournament is an accomplishment that only one Wise County team will enjoy next weekend.

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True Aim

True Aim

Published Saturday, June 27, 2015
By Racey Burden

A woman with the commanding voice of a drill sergeant paced between the row of archers and their targets, yelling instructions. "Behind the line!" she shouts. "How we doing troops?"

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Gregg honored for 50 years of service

Gregg honored for 50 years of service

Published Saturday, June 27, 2015
By Racey Burden

In the past 50 years, Wise County has changed considerably, but Rosalie Gregg remained a constant presence.

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Golf: Shooting for top – Read ties for seventh at T.O. Junior

Golf: Shooting for top – Read ties for seventh at T.O. Junior

Published Saturday, June 27, 2015
By Richard Greene

Bridgeport's Lexi Read battled through the wind to post four solid rounds and finish in the top 10 at Texas-Oklahoma Junior Golf Tournament in Wichita Falls.

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Business owners unhappy with TxDOT options

Business owners unhappy with TxDOT options

Published Wednesday, June 24, 2015
By Racey Burden

Businesses along U.S. 81/287 north of Decatur are taking issue with a proposed route that would move the 287/Farm Road 1810 intersection north one mile.

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Decatur posts top-10 finish in 4A; Two Wise schools place in final Lone Star Cup standings

Decatur posts top-10 finish in 4A; Two Wise schools place in final Lone Star Cup standings

Published Wednesday, June 24, 2015
By Richard Greene

Mike Fuller's memorable first year as Decatur athletic director included seven district titles along with a state crown in volleyball.

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Baseball: Melton earns all-state

Baseball: Melton earns all-state

Published Wednesday, June 24, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Chico's Tyler Melton added another honor this week, earning a second-team spot on the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association's 2A team.

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