PHOTO FEATURES

Unbridled Excitement

Published Wednesday, November 9, 2016
By Joe Duty

Drew Redwine almost tackles Parker Cullop, who sunk a half-court shot at Friday's pep rally.

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The emotion

Published Wednesday, November 9, 2016
By Joe Duty

Whether it's on the field, the sidelines or in the stands, nothing conveys the story like someone who is overtaken by the moment.

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Tough Competiion

Published Saturday, November 5, 2016
By Joe Duty

Jayden Infante and Alejandro Salinas show competitive streaks as they race to the finish line Thursday at the Young Elementary fun run.

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Faces of Halloween

Faces of Halloween

Published Wednesday, November 2, 2016
By Joe Duty

Messenger photographer Joe Duty shot Halloween portraits of Wise County candy-seekers who took time to pose between trick-or-treating Monday night.

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Up close

Published Wednesday, November 2, 2016
By Joe Duty

Although I usually shoot Friday night football with a zoom lens, I prefer to wait until the action is closer.

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Bow-wow pow-wow

Published Wednesday, November 2, 2016
By Joe Duty

Dogs and their humans competed in a costume contest at NRS's Woofapalooza Saturday.

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Hard at Work

Published Wednesday, November 2, 2016
By Joe Duty

A group of Decatur eighth graders stop working only long enough to pose for a photo last Wednesday during McCarroll Middle School Gives Back Day.

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Scaring up a good time

Published Wednesday, November 2, 2016
By Joe Duty

Melissa Beard, dressed as the White Rabbit, introduces herself to Kai Argondo Saturday during Boo Bash on the Decatur Square.

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Wise County Public Safety Fall Festival

Published Saturday, October 29, 2016
By Joe Duty

Deputy Steven Yancey holds his son Everett, dressed as Elvis, at the Wise County Public Safety Fall Festival Thursday.

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Fall-O-Ween

Published Saturday, October 29, 2016
By Joe Duty

A child dressed in a Spiderman shirt and tutu eats her candy at the Crossroads Church Fall-o-ween Family Fest Wednesday.

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Pumpkin patch kids

Published Saturday, October 29, 2016
By Joe Duty

Paradise Intermediate School's 3rd annual pumpkin painting contest drew many competitors.

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Eagle Royalty

Published Wednesday, October 26, 2016
By Joe Duty

Bleu Davis and Wyatt Smither were crowned Decatur homecoming queen and king at last Friday's game.

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Waiting on it

Published Wednesday, October 26, 2016
By Joe Duty

I can never say too much about being in the right place at the right time.

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Eagle pride on parade

Published Saturday, October 22, 2016
By Joe Duty

Homecoming court nominees Wilson Hicks and Quinn Helm smile and wave to the crowd during Monday's homecoming parade in Decatur.

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Step Right Up

Step Right Up

Published Wednesday, October 19, 2016
By Joe Duty

Teacher Dede Diaczenko leads the McCarroll Middle School rolling chair parade and pep rally Tuesday morning.

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Blessing of Animals

Published Wednesday, October 19, 2016
By Joe Duty

Pet blessing ceremonies were held earlier this month at the Episcopal Church of Wise County in Decatur and Ascension and St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Bridgeport.

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Small-town shot

Published Wednesday, October 19, 2016
By Joe Duty

To say the least, shooting small-town football is always unpredictable.

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Picking pumpkins

Picking pumpkins

Published Saturday, October 15, 2016
By Joe Duty

Mazee Thigpen carefully counts pumpkins at Black Creek Pumpkin Patch.

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Eagle Nation

Published Saturday, October 15, 2016
By Joe Duty

Addy Gage leads the Decatur Eagles into Thursday's pep rally before their game with Wichita Falls Hirschi.

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Coal Miners’ Heritage Festival

Published Wednesday, October 12, 2016
By Joe Duty

Crowds visit booths and shop during last Saturday's Coal Miners' Heritage Festival in Bridgeport.

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