Decatur Swap Meet begins Friday

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017
By Messenger Staff

A Wise County tradition returns for its 42nd year this week: the Decatur Swap Meet.

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Decatur P&Z to hold meeting on alcohol sales

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017
By Messenger Staff

The Decatur Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a special public input meeting Wednesday, Feb. 22, on zoning regulation amendments related to the sale of alcoholic beverages.

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House damaged by fire

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017
By Brian Knox

Three fire departments responded to a house fire in Decatur Tuesday.

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Education Briefs for Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Third graders will perform their musical program 6 p.m. Thursday, March 9, in the Bridgeport Middle School auditorium.

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News Briefs for Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017
By Messenger Staff

The Wise County Appraisal District is offering a series of taxpayer information programs designed to help everyone better understand the Texas Property Tax System and what the Appraisal District does.

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Soccer: DeLuna goal ties up rivals

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017
By Richard Greene

With just more than a minute to go Friday, the Bridgeport Bulls found themselves on the verge of their first District 3-4A setback after having surrendered a pair of second-half goals.

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Swimming: Blevins caps career

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017
By Richard Greene

In her final race, Decatur's Allie Blevins cut two seconds off her qualifying time in the 500 freestyle at the University Interscholastic League swimming championships in Austin.

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Soccer: Sissies blank Lady Eagles

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017
By Richard Greene

Beka Powers scored a pair of goals and handed out an assist as the Bridgeport Sissies cruised to a 5-0 win over the rival Decatur Lady Eagles Friday.

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Softball: Paradise takes second at Brock tourney

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Paradise Lady Panthers finished second over the weekend at the season-opening Brock Classic.

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Timothy Don East Barger

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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Timothy Don East Barger, 20, of Decatur, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, in Decatur.

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Jeffery Lyle Thatcher

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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Jeffery Lyle Thatcher, 45, of Decatur, died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, in Decatur.

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Hicks, Decatur outlast Pinkston in OT

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017
By Richard Greene

With the season on the line, the Eagles put the ball in the hands of their senior leader Parker Hicks, who drew a foul with 6.7 seconds left. Needing both free throws to extend the game, the season and his career, Hicks drained them to force overtime. From there Bryce Elder started a 9-2 closing run with a 3-pointer that sent the Eagles to the 66-62 victory in the 4A Region II bi-district game at Coppell High School.

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Driver crashes into tree

Driver crashes into tree

Published Saturday, February 18, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

A 31-year-old Bowie man was seriously injured Wednesday morning when his pickup left the roadway and struck a tree on Farm Road 51 south of Decatur.

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T-Mobile

Published Saturday, February 18, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Wireless provider, cell phones, tablets, hotspots

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Basketball: End of the line – Wilmer-Hutchins holds off Decatur rally

Basketball: End of the line – Wilmer-Hutchins holds off Decatur rally

Published Saturday, February 18, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Decatur Lady Eagles fought back from an 11-point deficit in the first quarter to take a halftime lead.

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Basketball: Coin flip favors Eagles – Decatur lands No. 1 seed in 9-4A

Published Saturday, February 18, 2017
By Richard Greene

Before Decatur coach Drew Coffman headed to Wednesday's District 9-4A meeting for the coin flip to decide the league's top two playoff seeds, senior Parker Hicks and his teammates told him what to call.

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Soccer: Hirschi shuts out Eagles

Published Saturday, February 18, 2017
By Richard Greene

After scoring five goals in the District 3-4A opening win over Wichita Falls Hirschi, the Decatur Eagles couldn't find the back of the net Tuesday.

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Track: Decatur squads win at Richland

Published Saturday, February 18, 2017
By Richard Greene

With victories in the 4x400 relays, the Decatur Eagles and Lady Eagles track teams brought home meet titles at the season-opening Richland Relays Thursday.

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Softball: Wise squads hit diamond

Published Saturday, February 18, 2017
By Richard Greene

In an unseasonably warm February, the Wise County softball teams hit the field this week for the start of the 2017 season.

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Leon Jackson

Published Saturday, February 18, 2017
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Leon "Jack" Jackson, 79, of Decatur, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, in Fort Worth.

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