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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Extra effort: Middle school program aims to help students

Published Wednesday, February 7, 2018
By Richard Greene

Janelle Gardner knows it's not easy for a lot of middle school students to reach out for help on homework.

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Education Briefs for Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Published Wednesday, February 7, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Bridgeport Middle School is offering an after-school program, The Hub, every Tuesday and Thursday 3:45 to 5 p.m.

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Bridgeport ISD Student Spotlights for Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Published Wednesday, February 7, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Bridgeport ISD Student Spotlights for Wednesday, February 7, 2018

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News Briefs for Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Published Wednesday, February 7, 2018
By Messenger Staff

The Area Business Women's Network is having their regular monthly lunch at 11:45 a.m. Thursday at the Decatur Conference Center.

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Basketball: Shut down – Short-handed Eagles stop Bulls

Published Wednesday, February 7, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Drew Coffman called it one of the best games defensively by any team he's coached at Decatur.

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Basketball: Sissies sweep Lady Eagles – Decatur eliminated from playoff contention with loss

Published Wednesday, February 7, 2018
By Reece Waddell

The Decatur Lady Eagles needed a win Friday to stay alive in the District 9-4A playoff race.

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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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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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Taking Care of Business: Business is brewing on Halsell

Published Saturday, February 3, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

The coffee is flowing in Wise County. Blessed Bru, a traveling coffee bar, is setting up shop in Bridgeport.

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Basketball: Sissies hand Sanger first hoops loss

Published Saturday, February 3, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Emily Vidal scored a game-high 18 points and the Bridgeport Sissies handed Sanger its first loss in District 9-4A, routing the Lady Indians 52-29.

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Prepping for the ring

Published Saturday, February 3, 2018
By Joe Duty

Kaylyn Shallene of Bridgeport gets her steer "Skipper "ready for showing at the Fort Worth Stock show Thursday morning.

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Kristo Alesandro Contreras

Published Saturday, February 3, 2018
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Juan and Estela Contreras of Bridgeport announce the birth of a son, Kristo Alesandro

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Shorthanded Decatur shuts down Bridgeport

Published Friday, February 2, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

With Dane Fitzgerald, Gage Reiger and Tristan Read all sidelined, the Eagles stymied Bridgeport in a 49-27 blowout.

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Sissies sweep Lady Eagles, eliminate Decatur from playoff contention

Published Friday, February 2, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

With their season hanging in the balance, Decatur ultimately had no answer for Ashley Ingram, who burned the Lady Eagles all night inside. Scoring a team-high 14 points, Ingram fueled a 44-36 Bridgeport victory that doused any hopes for a Decatur playoff berth.

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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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Kicking for a cause: Communities rally behind soccer player’s family

Kicking for a cause: Communities rally behind soccer player’s family

Published Wednesday, January 31, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Tracey Tuggle never thought twice about her persistent headaches.

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Fire damages plane

Fire damages plane

Published Wednesday, January 31, 2018
By Richard Greene

After a short flight back from Decatur, Eddie Green had just landed and was taxiing to his hangar at Bridgeport Municipal Airport Saturday evening when the single engine to his Military T-41 sputtered and died.

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Education Briefs for Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Published Wednesday, January 31, 2018
By Messenger Staff

The district is asking students and faculty to wear red on Thursday for Healthy Heart Awareness month.

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