Fire burns 400 acres; Slidell school evacuated as precaution

Fire burns 400 acres; Slidell school evacuated as precaution

Published Saturday, November 4, 2017
By Richard Greene

Firefighters from departments across Wise, Denton and Montague counties battled a large grass fire near the intersection of Farm Roads 51 and 455 Thursday afternoon in Slidell.

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Man killed in fiery crash

Man killed in fiery crash

Published Saturday, November 4, 2017
By Richard Greene

A Bridgeport man was killed after his pickup struck a tractor trailer on U.S. 81/287 at Ramhorn Hill Road Friday morning.

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Football: Quick turnaround – Hicks’ run starts Decatur’s charge to playoff-clincher

Football: Quick turnaround – Hicks’ run starts Decatur’s charge to playoff-clincher

Published Saturday, November 4, 2017
By Richard Greene

After a pair of turnovers in the red zone in the first half stopped scoring chances, the Decatur Eagles found themselves trailing at the break 21-20.

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Smith sworn in as district judge

Smith sworn in as district judge

Published Wednesday, November 1, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

More than 100 people packed the 271st district courtroom at the Wise County Courthouse Monday to see Decatur attorney Brock Smith sworn in as district judge.

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Mallory named Citizen of the Year

Mallory named Citizen of the Year

Published Wednesday, November 1, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Dr. Dan Mallory was named Decatur's Citizen of the Year Saturday night at the 26th annual Chamber of Commerce auction and banquet.

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Cross Country: Reaching New Heights

Cross Country: Reaching New Heights

Published Wednesday, November 1, 2017
By Richard Greene

As a freshman last season, Colton Parker won the District 11-2A title in cross country.

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Seeking the supernatural: The Messenger investigates Wise ghost stories

Seeking the supernatural: The Messenger investigates Wise ghost stories

Published Saturday, October 28, 2017
By Racey Burden

Eugene White got off the train to Decatur in his work clothes on a late Monday evening and went to the Red Store downtown to buy a new suit and shoes.

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Inside the Mount House

Inside the Mount House

Published Saturday, October 28, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

The Mount House in Chico sits in stony silence just north of town.

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Football: Back from the brink – Essig’s pass leads Paradise comeback win

Football: Back from the brink – Essig’s pass leads Paradise comeback win

Published Saturday, October 28, 2017
By Reece Waddell

Trailing 20-7 in the third quarter and struggling on offense, Paradise was on the brink of falling to 0-3 in district play and out of the 4-3A Division I playoff picture.

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Man killed in house fire

Man killed in house fire

Published Wednesday, October 25, 2017
By Brian Knox

A Bridgeport man suffered fatal injuries sustained in a fire at his home late Saturday night.

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Sheriff’s K-9 officer missing

Sheriff’s K-9 officer missing

Published Wednesday, October 25, 2017
By Brian Knox

A Wise County K-9 officer has gone missing following last weekend's storms.

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Cross Country: Lady Eagles return to state

Cross Country: Lady Eagles return to state

Published Wednesday, October 25, 2017
By Richard Greene

After running at the 4A Region II championships while battling an illness last year, Taylor Butler had blocked out all memory of the Lynn Creek Park course.

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City of Bridgeport downsizes annexation plan

City of Bridgeport downsizes annexation plan

Published Saturday, October 21, 2017
By Racey Burden

According to a press release sent out by the city of Bridgeport Friday, the city council decided after a special meeting Thursday to no longer pursue annexation for the areas west of East Farm Road 1658 after receiving numerous citizen complaints.

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Football: Mission impossible – Hirschi back runs for school-record 581 yards, 5 TDs

Football: Mission impossible – Hirschi back runs for school-record 581 yards, 5 TDs

Published Saturday, October 21, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Decatur Eagles went into Friday night with the task of slowing down Daimarqua Foster.

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Fall field trip

Fall field trip

Published Saturday, October 21, 2017
By Joe Duty

Alvord kindergartner Julian Godoy carefully balances a pumpkin on his head while playing on a school field trip to Black Creek Farms Thursday.

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Car wash thief sought

Car wash thief sought

Published Wednesday, October 18, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Bridgeport Police Department is seeking information about a theft at a car wash in the 700 block of U.S. 380.

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Football: Decatur looks to rebound quickly

Football: Decatur looks to rebound quickly

Published Wednesday, October 18, 2017
By Reece Waddell

Coming off a 62-21 loss to Argyle, the Decatur Eagles will host the second-place team in 4-4AI, the Hirschi Huskies, Friday at 7 p.m.

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Greenwood’s grand celebration

Greenwood’s grand celebration

Published Wednesday, October 18, 2017
By Joe Duty

Karina Ibarra, Julie Tenatt and a friend jog across the street as they head to the festivities in downtown Greenwood Saturday.

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Line of strength: Survivors paint town pink

Line of strength: Survivors paint town pink

Published Saturday, October 14, 2017
By Richard Greene

Shortly after the horn on the Decatur fire truck sounded, Brenda Scott sat the end of the paint roller onto Main Street.

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Dairy resumes raw milk sales

Dairy resumes raw milk sales

Published Saturday, October 14, 2017
By Brian Knox

Raw milk returned to the shelves at K-Bar Dairy this past week following a recall in August.

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