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Celebrating Back to School

Celebrating Back to School

Published Wednesday, August 20, 2014
By Joe Duty

Debbie Frie jokes about pulling her hair out as she, along with other school employees across the county, frantically prepare for students to arrive next week.

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Football: Eagles find mixed results in scrimmage

Football: Eagles find mixed results in scrimmage

Published Wednesday, August 20, 2014
By Richard Greene

In their first live action of the fall, the Decatur Eagles showed mixed results against preseason 4A Division I top-10 Kennedale Friday.

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Swimming: Swimmers fill pool in growing program

Swimming: Swimmers fill pool in growing program

Published Wednesday, August 20, 2014
By David Talley

The lap pool at Fit-N-Wise is in danger of overflowing. A strong influx of new swimmers has threatened to fill the pool to its edges.

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Making the most of every day

Making the most of every day

Published Saturday, August 16, 2014
By Jake Harris

Harley Don Baker walked into a Starbucks in Euless on a Wednesday afternoon looking healthy and fit. He's 28 now - 26 years removed from the liver transplant that changed his life, made it possible for him to have a life.

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Fingerprint system making its mark on local crime

Fingerprint system making its mark on local crime

Published Saturday, August 16, 2014
By Brian Knox

Most of us focus on what is taken from a crime scene. Tim Lamkin focuses on what was left behind. Specifically, fingerprints.

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Cross Country: Chasing new goals; Martinez matches talent with dedication

Cross Country: Chasing new goals; Martinez matches talent with dedication

Published Saturday, August 16, 2014
By Richard Greene

As a freshman, on talent alone, Marco Martinez qualified for the region cross country meet.

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7 injured in collision; Family hits semi on FM 51 North near Slidell

7 injured in collision; Family hits semi on FM 51 North near Slidell

Published Wednesday, August 13, 2014
By Jake Harris

Seven people were injured in a two-car wreck Saturday morning about 14 miles northeast of Decatur, just inside the Wise/Denton county line.

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Going Glock: Sheriff’s Office exchanging weapons

Going Glock: Sheriff’s Office exchanging weapons

Published Wednesday, August 13, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

The Wise County Sheriff's Office is about to re-arm. At the request of Sheriff David Walker, the department won approval Monday to trade its Sig pistols for Glocks.

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Eagles make progress in scrimmage

Eagles make progress in scrimmage

Published Wednesday, August 13, 2014
By Jake Harris

The Decatur Eagles capped off the first week of two-a-days with a scrimmage practice Saturday night at the Decatur High School practice field.

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Heart of a fighter: 33-year-old battles heart disease after bout with cancer

Heart of a fighter: 33-year-old battles heart disease after bout with cancer

Published Saturday, August 9, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

An enthusiast for dark images, David Ray Crunk of Chico sports a tattoo of the Grim Reaper on the left side of his chest, near his heart.

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Teen injured in wreck

Teen injured in wreck

Published Saturday, August 9, 2014
By Jake Harris

A California teen was flown to a Metroplex hospital following a one-vehicle wreck in Alvord Friday morning.

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Starting on top: Lady Eagles begin season ranked No. 1 in TGCA poll

Starting on top: Lady Eagles begin season ranked No. 1 in TGCA poll

Published Saturday, August 9, 2014
By Richard Greene

The Decatur Lady Eagles ended the 2013 season as the top team in Texas in class 3A. They will now begin the 2014 campaign atop the new Class 4A.

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Wreck sends 3 to hospital

Wreck sends 3 to hospital

Published Wednesday, August 6, 2014
By Brian Knox

Three people were injured in a two-vehicle, head-on collision near Rhome Monday.

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Water suppliers watching use, rates

Water suppliers watching use, rates

Published Wednesday, August 6, 2014
By Bob Buckel

Rainfall in July was up, temperatures were down and water use continued to shrink as residents buy into the need to conserve water.

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Back to work: Wise teams hit the field running

Back to work: Wise teams hit the field running

Published Wednesday, August 6, 2014
By Jake Harris

After months of waiting, Wise County high schools hit the practice field all day Monday to assess talent and get in shape for the upcoming season.

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Drought persists despite record rainfall

Drought persists despite record rainfall

Published Saturday, August 2, 2014
By Brian Knox

Wise County received a record amount of rain in July, but it wasn't enough to end the drought.

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TAPS plans rides for Medicaid patients

TAPS plans rides for Medicaid patients

Published Saturday, August 2, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Local Medicaid patients who need a ride to the doctor can now begin scheduling those rides through TAPS Access.

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Getting back to work: Fuller anxious for first look at his Eagles squad

Getting back to work: Fuller anxious for first look at his Eagles squad

Published Saturday, August 2, 2014
By Richard Greene

Since arriving in the spring, Decatur coach Mike Fuller has awaited the chance to start working with his new squad and new staff.

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1 dies, 1 arrested in 2-vehicle wreck

1 dies, 1 arrested in 2-vehicle wreck

Published Wednesday, July 30, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

A Lake Bridgeport woman was killed Sunday afternoon in a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of U.S. 380 and Farm Road 1658 in Bridgeport.

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Truck hits teens at Reunion

Truck hits teens at Reunion

Published Wednesday, July 30, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

Two teenagers were seriously injured Friday night when they were hit by a pickup near the entrance to the Wise County Old Settlers Reunion in Decatur.

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