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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Bill brings torrential rain

Bill brings torrential rain

Published Saturday, June 20, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Tropical Depression Bill dumped rainfall across Wise County Wednesday, leading to serious flooding and a series of water rescues late in the day.

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2015 All-Wise Baseball Team

2015 All-Wise Baseball Team

Published Saturday, June 20, 2015
By Messenger Staff

2015 All-Wise Baseball Team

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2015 All-Wise Softball Team

2015 All-Wise Softball Team

Published Saturday, June 20, 2015
By Messenger Staff

2015 All-Wise Softball Team

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Abandoned baby bear finds home

Abandoned baby bear finds home

Published Wednesday, June 17, 2015
By Racey Burden

Paddington the baby black bear, an orphan just like his movie star namesake, has found a new home at the International Exotic Animal Sanctuary (IEAS) in Boyd.

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Golf: Zero handicap – How golf got Josh Tankersley back on his feet

Golf: Zero handicap – How golf got Josh Tankersley back on his feet

Published Wednesday, June 17, 2015
By Travis Lisle

Josh Tankersley doesn't like to talk about how he got his injuries, although he is asked frequently.

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Caveman Crawl

Caveman Crawl

Published Wednesday, June 17, 2015
By Joe Duty

More than 500 racers converged on Bridgeport OHV Park Saturday to compete in the fifth annual Caveman Crawl.

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Growing a hobby: Fire chief fine-tunes wine making, wins international competition

Growing a hobby: Fire chief fine-tunes wine making, wins international competition

Published Saturday, June 13, 2015
By Racey Burden

Mike Richardson has worked as a fire chief for years, first in Grapevine and currently in Decatur, but now he has another title to add to his resume - international award-winning winemaker.

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Brother plans trans-Pacific graduation surprise

Brother plans trans-Pacific graduation surprise

Published Saturday, June 13, 2015
By Richard Greene

Walking down the steps of the stage at Boyd's Yellowjacket Stadium after receiving her diploma, Bailey Smith found an unexpected graduation gift waiting - her brother.

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Racing: Fast Lane – Kam Kartway holds invitational

Racing: Fast Lane – Kam Kartway holds invitational

Published Saturday, June 13, 2015
By Travis Lisle

During a summer Friday night in Boyd, the roar of big-engined stock cars on the dirt track of Boyd Raceway can be heard for miles.

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Sun shines for Sonflower; Special needs campers blossom at annual summer event

Sun shines for Sonflower; Special needs campers blossom at annual  summer event

Published Wednesday, June 10, 2015
By Racey Burden

Andrea Duwe moved throughout the crowd as the "Hokey Pokey" played, pausing to touch a shoulder or a shake a hand, a bright smile on her face.

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WPAG brings ‘Pocahontas’ to the stage

WPAG brings ‘Pocahontas’ to the stage

Published Wednesday, June 10, 2015
By Racey Burden

The Wise Performing Arts Guild presents "Pocahontas" at the Decatur High School Theatre June 12-14.

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Golf: Hot putter leads Read to win – Reed, Sanchez capture victories with playoffs

Golf: Hot putter leads Read to win – Reed,  Sanchez capture victories with playoffs

Published Wednesday, June 10, 2015
By Richard Greene

Bridgeport's Lexi Read got hot with the putter on the back nine Monday afternoon, posting a 3-under par after the turn to win the first stop of the North Texas Junior Golf Tour.

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Maternal Instinct: Sister watches the brother she’s raised graduate

Maternal Instinct: Sister watches the brother she’s raised graduate

Published Saturday, June 6, 2015
By Richard Greene

Sequoia Smith's cap and gown hung in the entryway of the Sears' home, along with the seven graduation cords that were to drape around his broad shoulders Friday night.

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Running: Dallas Marathon founder dies

Running: Dallas Marathon founder dies

Published Saturday, June 6, 2015
By Richard Greene

On National Running Day Wednesday, the man that established two of North Texas' longest running institutions - the Dallas Marathon and Dallas Running Club - died in Decatur.

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Educational Milestone

Educational Milestone

Published Saturday, June 6, 2015
By Joe Duty

Friends and family watch kindergarten graduates receive their diplomas Tuesday night at Young Elementary in Decatur.

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Rising danger: Flooding leads to rescues, relocations

Rising danger: Flooding leads to rescues, relocations

Published Wednesday, June 3, 2015
By Brian Knox

600. That was the number of sandbags dozens of Runaway Bay-area residents helped Herman White fill for about seven hours on Friday night.

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Lee, Nunes, Hart prove to be up to ‘Challenge’

Lee, Nunes, Hart prove to be up to ‘Challenge’

Published Wednesday, June 3, 2015
By Brian Knox

This year's J.W. Hart PBR Challenge event in Decatur provided plenty of drama with strong showings by local bull riders.

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