Grand jury indicts 6

Published Wednesday, February 7, 2018
By Messenger Staff

A newly-impaneled Wise County grand jury met Jan. 11 and returned the following felony indictments.

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6 local teachers earn honors

6 local teachers earn honors

Published Wednesday, February 7, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Six teachers from area schools were among the 31 teachers from across the region honored by Weatherford College at the 2018 Jack Harvey Academy of Exemplary Teachers celebration Jan. 26 at the Doss Heritage and Culture Center.

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4 file for Decatur city council

Published Wednesday, February 7, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Voters in Decatur will have at least one contested race and an incumbent seeking a different place on the city council.

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Bringing doctors to you; Telemedicine remote care grows at WHS

Published Wednesday, February 7, 2018
By Richard Greene

When Lisa McDaniel's 14-year-old daughter passed out in January and was taken to Wise Health System in Decatur to be checked out, she expected to make a trip to Dallas for her daughter to be seen by a specialist.

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Devon Energy awards Science Giant grant

Published Wednesday, February 7, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Devon Energy surprised Decatur's Carson Elementary in January with a $10,000 Science Giants grant award.

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NEF awards 33 grants

Published Wednesday, February 7, 2018
By Messenger Staff

The Northwest ISD Education Foundation handed out 33 innovative teaching grants, tallying $88,000 Friday.

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Teaching old bulls new tricks

Published Wednesday, February 7, 2018
By Brett Hoffman

At age 62, two-time world team roping champion Walt Woodard isn't slowing down.

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Growing apart: Battle of Big Sandy gridiron duel ends

Growing apart: Battle of Big Sandy gridiron duel ends

Published Saturday, February 3, 2018
By Reece Waddell

The Battle of Big Sandy on the gridiron is over - for now.

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Life and death, love and despair; Abel given max sentence for girlfriend’s murder

Life and death, love and despair; Abel given max sentence for girlfriend’s murder

Published Saturday, February 3, 2018
By Brian Knox

January 31, 1987, is the day Jake Abel's life began. January 31, 2018, is the day Jake Abel's life sentence began.

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War of words: Estes, Fallon exchange taunts in debate

Published Saturday, February 3, 2018
By Racey Burden

Following the local candidate debates Tuesday night at the Arcadia Theatre in Bridgeport, Pat Fallon and Craig Estes took the stage, and the mood of the night changed.

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Fire burns 100 acres near Keeter

Published Saturday, February 3, 2018
By Richard Greene

Doug Egger went outside his home off Farm Road 2048 near Keeter Wednesday afternoon to find his pasture full of smoke.

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Marijuana found in vehicle

Published Saturday, February 3, 2018
By Brian Knox

A traffic stop near Decatur led to the discovery of more than 100 pounds of marijuana last week.

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Construction to begin on U.S. 380

Published Saturday, February 3, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Construction is scheduled to begin next week on the U.S. 380 bridges over Farm Road 730 in Decatur.

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Food drive founders hope to see effort continue

Published Saturday, February 3, 2018
By Richard Greene

As mothers of first graders on opposite sides of the Big Sandy Creek, Pam Lanfear and Misty Hudson put their heads together to put the battle on the gridiron between the rival communities of Bridgeport and Decatur to good use.

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Candidates vie for votes

Published Saturday, February 3, 2018
By Racey Burden

Candidates from across Wise County introduced themselves to voters Tuesday night at the Arcadia Theatre in Bridgeport and debated their opponents (if they had one), giving constituents a chance to see how their potential public officials stack up against one another.

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5 Things to Know: The Week Ahead in Wise for Saturday, February 3, 2018

Published Saturday, February 3, 2018
By Messenger Staff

The unofficial holiday that brings an end to the football season is Sunday.

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Month in Review: January 2018

Published Saturday, February 3, 2018
By Messenger Staff

For three weeks, a jury in the 271st District Court in Decatur heard testimony from a list of witnesses in the murder trial of Jake Abel.

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Battle of Big Sandy to end

Published Thursday, February 1, 2018
By Reece Waddell

The Battle of Big Sandy on the grid iron is over — for now. After nearly 100 meetings, Decatur and Bridgeport are calling it quits. When the University Interscholastic League unveiled its latest round of realignment Thursday morning, the two schools did not have each other on their non-district football schedule.

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UIL announces relignment

Published Thursday, February 1, 2018
By Richard Greene

The University Interscholastic League announced its biennial realignment for 2018-19 and 2019-20 Thursday morning for football and basketball. The Decatur Eagles will be in a football league with Burkburnett, Gainesville, Mineral Wells, Springtown and Hirschi in 4-4A Division I. Decatur will no longer be in a district with Argyle and Sanger. Decatur’s non-district slate includes […]

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Fire burns 100 acres on FM 2048

Published Wednesday, January 31, 2018
By Richard Greene

Doug Egger went outside his home off Farm Road 2048 near Keeter Wednesday afternoon to find his pasture full of smoke. “I saw smoke coming over the top the house. I didn’t know where it was coming from,” Egger said. He soon spotted the flames running across the pasture. Egger said the blaze started southwest of his home and ran north fueled by strong south winds. Firefighters from Boyd, Paradise, Newark, Rhome, Cottondale and Springtown battled the blaze that charred approximately 100 acres shortly after 4 p.m. Firefighters had the fire contained by the early evening and then worked to hit hotspots into the evening.

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