Armed teachers approved

Published Wednesday, May 2, 2018
By Brian Knox

The Alvord School Board last Thursday approved a plan that will allow certain teachers to carry firearms on school property.

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Education Briefs for Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Published Wednesday, May 2, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Paradise Elementary School has added an extra kindergarten registration date for Tuesday. Registration is by appointment only.

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Track: Thomas takes silver, advances to state

Published Wednesday, May 2, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Alvord's Christina Thomas claimed silver in the discus and advanced to state Saturday at the 2A Region II meet in Springtown.

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Alvord ISD to arm staff

Published Saturday, April 28, 2018
By Brian Knox

Alvord ISD has become the first school in the county to approve a plan that will allow certain teachers to carry firearms in the classrooms.

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Softball: Alvord drops first game – Lady Bulldogs down 1-0 in bi-district round against Perrin-Whitt

Published Saturday, April 28, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Clinging to a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the fourth, Alvord third baseman Maley Mader tagged a Perrin-Whitt runner attempting to swipe third.

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Lady Bulldogs drop Game 1, trail Perrin-Whitt 1-0

Published Friday, April 27, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

Clinging to a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the fourth, Alvord third baseman Maley Mader tagged a Perrin-Whitt runner attempting to swipe third. Instead of recording the first out of the inning, the umpire ruled Mader was obstructing the base path and called the runner safe. The call sparked a rally by the Lady Pirates, who plated three runs in the frame to take a lead they would not relinquish in a 6-3 victory Thursday at Bowie in the 2A Region II bi-district round. 

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Education Briefs for Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Published Wednesday, April 25, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Northwest ISD elementary schools will each host a kindergarten roundup event April 30 to May 4, allowing incoming kindergartners and their families to learn about their new schools.

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Softball: Lady Eagles finish district undefeated

Published Wednesday, April 25, 2018
By Messenger Staff

The Decatur Lady Eagles put an exclamation point on their perfect run through District 9-4A play with an 11-1 drubbing of Sanger last Friday.

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Baseball: Hicks throws gem in win over Sanger

Published Wednesday, April 25, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Wilson Hicks threw five hitless and scoreless innings Friday as Decatur beat Sanger 10-6.

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Early voting begins Monday for school bond issue

Published Saturday, April 21, 2018
By Brian Knox

For the second year in a row, voters in the Alvord school district will have a choice to make on a school bond issue.

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What’s in a name? Alvord, Texas

Published Saturday, April 21, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Here is what is said about the naming of Alvord on most websites that give an account, however brief, of the city.

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Decatur fell behind 7-0 after two innings and could not catch up to Krum, losing 7-4 Tuesday.

Published Saturday, April 21, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Decatur blanked the defending 4A state champion Krum Lady Bobcats 9-0 Tuesday night.

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Baseball: Krum sweeps Eagles

Published Saturday, April 21, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Decatur fell behind 7-0 after two innings and could not catch up to Krum, losing 7-4 Tuesday.

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Track: Thomas earns trip to regionals in discus

Published Saturday, April 21, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Christina Thomas won the area title in the discus, leading the Alvord Lady Bulldogs to a third-place finish in the 2A 9/10 area meet Wednesday at Springtown.

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Stanley Lynn McClung

Published Saturday, April 21, 2018
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Stanley Lynn McClung, 78, formerly of Alvord, died Tuesday, March 20, 2018, in Lancaster, Calif.

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Lady Bulldogs take third at area

Published Thursday, April 19, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

Christina Thomas won the area title in the discus, leading the Alvord Lady Bulldogs to a third-place finish in the 2A area meet Wednesday at Springtown. Alvord scored 73 points as a team.

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Education Briefs for Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Published Wednesday, April 18, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Friday will be a holiday for Decatur ISD students.

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Baseball: Read’s big day fuels Decatur

Published Wednesday, April 18, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Triston Read drove in seven runs as Decatur thumped Gainesville 13-1 in five innings.

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Softball: Lady Eagles rock Gainesville

Published Wednesday, April 18, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Decatur throttled Gainesville 16-0 to stay perfect in District 9-4A.

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Character counts grants $10K scholarships

Published Saturday, April 14, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Nine Wise County students each received a $10,000 scholarship Thursday night at the Character Counts Awards Banquet at the Decatur Conference Center.

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