Northwest lands in 5A II; other Wise schools stay put

Published Wednesday, December 6, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Northwest Texans will compete in the new 5A Division II next fall for football. Northwest fell in the smaller of the two classes in the new division split for 5A when the University Interscholastic League announced the conference cutoffs and division splits Wednesday morning. Northwest turned in an enrollment of 1,791 on Oct. 27, the UIL snapshot date.

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Basketball: Alvord begins year 3-0

Published Saturday, December 2, 2017
By Richard Greene

In his previous coaching stops, Aaron Tefertiller usually noticed a major turnaround in his third year in a program.

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Basketball: Decatur crashes boards to hold off Alvord

Published Saturday, December 2, 2017
By Richard Greene

At halftime, Decatur coach Lindsay Griffin talked extensively about crashing the offensive boards.

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School raises funds for hurricane victims

Published Wednesday, November 29, 2017
By Brian Knox

Alvord Elementary raised more than $2,000 for teachers in a South Texas school district hit hard by Hurricane Harvey in August.

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Alvord ISD Student Spotlights for Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Published Wednesday, November 29, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Alvord ISD Student Spotlights for Wednesday, November 29, 2017

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Decatur crashes boards to hold off Alvord

Published Tuesday, November 28, 2017
By Richard Greene

At halftime, Decatur coach Lindsay Griffin talked extensively about crashing the offensive boards. In the final two minutes Tuesday, the Lady Eagles showed they got the message. Decatur pulled down six offensive boards in the span to close out a 38-35 victory over the Alvord Lady Bulldogs at Decatur High School gym.

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Volleyball: Byers takes Offensive MVP

Published Saturday, November 25, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Jessica Byers buried 486 kills during the Chico Lady Dragons' run to the playoffs.

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Basketball: Eagles drop back-to-back games to Ryan, Richland

Published Saturday, November 25, 2017
By Messenger Staff

The Decatur Eagles suffered back-to-back setbacks Monday and Tuesday to Denton Ryan and Richland to fall to 1-2 on the season.

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Brantley Joseph Tedford

Published Saturday, November 25, 2017
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Ethan Tedford and Ashley Norrid of Alvord announce the birth of a son, Brantley Joseph Tedford

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Education Briefs for Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Published Wednesday, November 22, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Northwest High School Theater will present "Junie B. Jones the Musical" Nov. 30, Dec. 1 and Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 3 at 2 p.m. at 2301 Texan Dr. in Justin.

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Football: Alvord falls

Published Saturday, November 18, 2017
By Messenger Staff

The Alvord Bulldogs' season came to an end Friday with Class 2A Division I bi-district loss to the Celeste Blue Devils, 48-20.

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Raelynn Melia Collins

Published Saturday, November 18, 2017
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Chris Collins and Cecilia Peoples of Alvord announce the birth of a daughter, Raelynn Melia Collins

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Macyn Kay Miller

Published Saturday, November 18, 2017
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Seth and Sydney Miller of Alvord announce the birth of a daughter, Macyn Kay

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Alvord falls to Celeste

Published Saturday, November 18, 2017
By Messenger staff

The Alvord Bulldogs’ season came to an end Friday with a Class 2A Division I bi-district loss to the Celeste Blue Devils, 48-20.

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Education Briefs for Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Published Wednesday, November 15, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Paradise Intermediate hosts its Turkey Extravaganza Thursday, Nov. 16.

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Football: Alvord meets Celeste in bi-district

Published Wednesday, November 15, 2017
By Richard Greene

After starting the season 0-7, the Alvord Bulldogs hit the postseason having won two of three.

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Football: Bulldogs hold off Dragons

Published Wednesday, November 15, 2017
By Messenger Staff

When Jerod Blanks scored on a 4-yard run and added the two-point try with 3:11 to go in the third quarter, an Alvord two-score halftime lead had dwindled to just a point.

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Grateful city listened

Published Wednesday, November 15, 2017
By Wendell Wiggins

I would like to take this time to personally say thank you to the mayor of Bridgeport Randy Singleton, councilmen David Correll, Kevin Lopez, Billy Fred Walker, Bobby Brazier and Jimmy Meyers for listening to the community and for dropping the involuntary annexation of properties bordering your city limits.

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Alvord holds off Chico for third in 5-2AI

Published Saturday, November 11, 2017
By Messenger staff

When Jerod Blanks scored on a 4-yard run and added the two-point try with 3:11 to go in the third quarter, an Alvord two-score halftime lead had dwindled to just a point. The Alvord defense made the lead hold up over final 15 minutes as the Bulldogs squeaked out the 15-14 victory over the rival Chico Dragons.

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Wise County honors our veterans

Published Wednesday, November 8, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Veterans groups and schools across the county are holding events this week to honor veterans in all branches of the U.S. military.

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