Hodgkins sentenced for fatal crash

Published Saturday, April 22, 2017
By Brian Knox

The driver of a vehicle involved in a fatal wreck in Bridgeport in 2015 was sentenced to prison for intoxication manslaughter Thursday.

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May Elections: Early voting starts Monday

Published Saturday, April 22, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Polls open at 8 a.m. Monday, kicking off early voting for the May 6 city council and school board elections.

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May Elections: Candidate Questionnaires

Published Saturday, April 22, 2017
By Messenger Staff

The Messenger sent school board candidates questionnaires, asking them to address the following questions.

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Meeting Previews for Saturday, April 22, 2017

Published Saturday, April 22, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Wise County commissioners Monday will consider issuing a letter of support for legislation regarding the creation of Wise County Municipal Utility District No. 4.

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Baseball: Paradise stays close in 8-3A playoff race

Published Saturday, April 22, 2017
By Richard Greene

Will Reeves drove in three runs and Jace Essig added a pair of RBIs for the Paradise Panthers Tuesday in a 13-6 win over City View.

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Softball: City View upends Paradise

Published Saturday, April 22, 2017
By Richard Greene

City View capitalized on five Paradise errors for five unearned runs in a 6-2 victory over the Lady Panthers Tuesday.

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Track: Decatur relays advance to regionals

Published Saturday, April 22, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Decatur Lady Eagles brought home a pair of medals in the relays and will send all three to regionals.

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Matthew Logan Shawn

Published Saturday, April 22, 2017
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Amber and Billy Shawn of Bridgeport announce the birth of a son, Matthew Logan

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Preslee Grace Bennett

Published Saturday, April 22, 2017
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Jordan Bennett and Torri Gillespie of Bridgeport announce the birth of a daughter, Preslee Grace Bennett

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Rosemary Jeanne Cannon

Published Saturday, April 22, 2017
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Rosemary Jeanne Cannon, 70, of Bridgeport, died Sunday, April 9, 2017, in Decatur.

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Jerry Oscar Thetford

Published Saturday, April 22, 2017
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Jerry Oscar Thetford, 77, of Bridgeport, died Tuesday, April 18, 2017, in Bridgeport.

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Hacker takes area gold in triple jump

Published Wednesday, April 19, 2017
By Richard Greene

By the time Decatur’s Isaac Hacker made his sandy landing on his first effort in the triple jump, he’d set a mark that no one else would touch at the 9/10-4A area meet Wednesday at Decatur High School. But Hacker wasn’t finished. On his fifth jump, he sailed through the air before landing in the pit with a 44-6 — more than two feet better than second-place Ledajrick Cox of Dallas Carter.

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Education Briefs for Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Published Wednesday, April 19, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Information pertaining to the upcoming bond election, including a tax rate calculator, is available on the district's website under the "Parents and Students" tab.

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News Briefs for Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Published Wednesday, April 19, 2017
By Messenger Staff

BOONSVILLE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – The Boonsville/Balsora Volunteer Fire Department needs volunteers. Those interested should attend the monthly business meeting at 7 p.m. the second Monday of the month at the Boonsville Fire Hall. BOYD BENEFIT TOURNEY – A 3-on-3 basketball tournament benefiting Garrett Ragsdale is 9 a.m. Saturday, April 22, at the Boyd High School […]

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Soccer: Three Bulls make state tourney team

Published Wednesday, April 19, 2017
By Richard Greene

Juan Amador and Miguel Olmos scored goals and Eric Aguilar made an overtime clear to force the 4A soccer title game last week to penalty kicks against Kilgore.

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Judy Ball

Published Wednesday, April 19, 2017
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Judy Ball, 71, of Bridgeport died Sunday, April 16, 2017, in Bridgeport.

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Fire leads to apartment evacuations

Fire leads to apartment evacuations

Published Saturday, April 15, 2017
By David Talley

Tenants at the Henderson Terrace Apartments in Bridgeport were evacuated Thursday evening due to a small fire in an exterior wall of Building 2.

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Soccer: Magical run – Bulls 4A state runner-up in overtime battle

Soccer: Magical run – Bulls 4A state runner-up in overtime battle

Published Saturday, April 15, 2017
By Richard Greene

Falling behind by two goals in the first 12 minutes and then being outshot for the game 25-10, the Bridgeport Bulls refused to buckle.

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Soccer: Bulls deliver second-half knockout in semifinals

Soccer: Bulls deliver second-half knockout in semifinals

Published Saturday, April 15, 2017
By Richard Greene

Playing in the state tournament in the program's second year, proved not to be too big of a stage for the Bridgeport Bulls.

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Track: Lady Eagles run past competition

Published Saturday, April 15, 2017
By Richard Greene

Winning all three relays and setting school records in the 4x100 and 4x200, the Decatur Lady Eagles captured the 9-4A title Wednesday.

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