Northwest school district launches online ‘Dashboard’

Published Wednesday, August 27, 2014
By Richard Greene

Northwest ISD now has an interactive website highlighting student achievement and other successes.

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Wheelchair athlete brings home gold medals

Published Wednesday, August 27, 2014
By Jake Harris

Last year, Decatur resident Laura Jeanne went to Tampa, Fla. to compete as a novice in the 33rd National Veterans Wheelchair Games. Last week, the competition was in Philadelphia.

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Welcome back, Parkers; Sisters return to alma mater to teach, counsel

Welcome back, Parkers; Sisters return to alma mater to teach, counsel

Published Wednesday, August 27, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

The community of Boyd watched the Parker sisters grow up on the basketball court. The older two - Tara and Erica - led the Lady Yellowjackets to the state championship game in 2001.

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Decatur to hold budget hearing

Published Wednesday, August 27, 2014
By Messenger Staff

The public will have a chance to learn details and offer feedback on the 2014-2015 school year budget at Decatur Wednesday.

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Northwest ISD issues another $75 million in bonds

Published Wednesday, August 27, 2014
By Richard Greene

Northwest ISD trustees Monday night approved the second issuance of bonds from the $255 million bond package approved by voters in August 2012.

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Bridgeport School Board adopts $22 million budget

Published Wednesday, August 27, 2014
By Jake Harris

The Bridgeport school board adopted a $22,024,851 budget and a tax rate of $1.23280 per $100 valuation at its specially-called meeting Monday night.

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Rhome City Council ratifies mayor’s decisions

Published Wednesday, August 27, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

After meeting behind closed doors for almost three hours Monday, the Rhome City Council breezed through the four action items on its agenda in less than three minutes.

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Paradise ISD adopts deficit budget

Published Wednesday, August 27, 2014
By Jimmy Alford

Following a Monday night public hearing, the Paradise school board adopted a budget for the 2014-15 school year that shows a deficit.

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Applications due for DATCU junior board

Published Wednesday, August 27, 2014
By Messenger Staff

DATCU Credit Union recognizes the importance of developing young business leaders with a heart for service and volunteerism.

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Singer earns top album recognition

Published Wednesday, August 27, 2014
By Bob Buckel

In the world of gospel music, Joy Roberts of Decatur is no stranger to awards.

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Far from elementary: Decatur High School junior to complete studies at college level

Far from elementary: Decatur High School junior to complete studies at college level

Published Saturday, August 23, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

Even as a tot, 16-year-old Ben Lunday of Decatur didn't give his parents the answers they expected.

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Decatur Police Department expands use of body cameras for officers

Published Saturday, August 23, 2014
By Brian Knox

All Decatur policemen on the streets will be equipped with body cameras as of Sept. 1.

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Cash for a splash: Decatur EDC looks into building water park to enhance ‘quality of life’

Cash for a splash: Decatur EDC looks into building water park to enhance ‘quality of life’

Published Saturday, August 23, 2014
By Bob Buckel

It's not a pool, but it's water - and when it's 100 degrees outside, a place to get wet is all most kids are looking for. By next summer, Decatur may have one.

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County judge’s paycheck to shrink

Published Saturday, August 23, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

Almost all county employees will see a pay increase in fiscal year 2015 - all except for the county judge.

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Decatur P&Z wants to look at sidewalk issue

Published Saturday, August 23, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Decatur's Planning and Zoning Commission wants to look at the sidewalk, curb and gutter issue - and they have put a couple of "formal requests" on the city council's agenda for Monday.

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Package thief may have hit Wise

Published Saturday, August 23, 2014
By Messenger Staff

If you haven't received a package you've been expecting, you might want to call the Parker County Sheriff's Office.

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Bridgeport ISD to adopt budget

Published Saturday, August 23, 2014
By Jake Harris

A special Bridgeport school board meeting will be held Monday, Aug. 25, to adopt the district tax rate and budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year.

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Decatur EDC board approves budget, funds Civic Center upgrades

Published Saturday, August 23, 2014
By Bob Buckel

Budgeting for the Decatur Economic Development Corp. is really pretty simple. The entity has only one source of funds - a half-cent of the city's 1.5-cent sales tax - and has only one purpose.

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Bridgeport City Council lets food trucks stay put

Published Saturday, August 23, 2014
By Jake Harris

Mobile food truck owners who prepare their own food on-site can now stay in one place for more than three hours, after the Bridgeport City Council approved an amendment to the city code at their Tuesday night meeting.

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Wise Regional performs its first therapeutic plasma exchange; Patient doing well following lifesaving procedure

Published Saturday, August 23, 2014
By Alyssa Yancey

John Foster of Chico was the first patient to receive a therapeutic plasma exchange at Wise Regional Health System in Decatur.

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