Affidavit: Deputy choked and threatened wife with gun

Published Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018
By Brian Knox

A Wise County Sheriff’s deputy has been arrested for aggravated assault related to a domestic violence incident. Deputy Taylor Alan Whittle of Decatur was arrested Tuesday and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon - a second degree felony - and assault family violence impeding breathing or circulation - a third degree felony.

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Sheriff’s deputy arrested for assault

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A Wise County Sheriff's deputy has been arrested for aggravated assault related to a domestic violence incident. Deputy Taylor Alan Whittle of Decatur was arrested Tuesday and charged with a second degree felony of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and a third degree felony of assault family violence impeding breathing or circulation.

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Never forgotten: Late officer honored by governor

Never forgotten: Late officer honored by governor

Published Wednesday, September 19, 2018
By Brian Knox

The sacrifice of a local law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in May was honored at the Star of Texas Awards presentation in Austin last week.

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Education Briefs for Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Published Wednesday, September 19, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Decatur High School pep rallies have been moved to Friday mornings. They will start at 9:40 a.m.

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News Briefs for Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Published Wednesday, September 19, 2018
By Messenger Staff

The Disabled American Veterans Chapter 70 in Decatur will raffle a Ruger AR-15 Oct. 6 at the Wise County Women's Building.

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Chip off the old block; Father and son share bond on field

Chip off the old block; Father and son share bond on field

Published Wednesday, September 19, 2018
By Reece Waddell

For the past three weeks, Decatur coach Mike Fuller has stood on the sideline and seen a spitting image of himself under center.

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Game of the Week for Friday, September 21, 2018

Published Wednesday, September 19, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Last week against Grapevine, Northwest committed four costly turnovers as the Mustangs ran away with a 56-21 win.

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Friday Night Box Scores for Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Published Wednesday, September 19, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Friday Night Box Scores for Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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Legends of the Week for Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Published Wednesday, September 19, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Legends of the Week for Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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Homecoming 2018

Published Wednesday, September 19, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Victory Christian held its homecoming Friday night.

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Robert Thomas Biediger

Published Wednesday, September 19, 2018
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Robert "Bo" Thomas Biediger, 71, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, in Decatur.

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Janice Shepard

Published Wednesday, September 19, 2018
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Janice Shepard, 85, of Decatur, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018.

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Midwestern announces graduates

Published Wednesday, September 19, 2018
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Three local residents received degrees during Midwestern State University's August commencement.

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Barnes completes cadet training

Published Wednesday, September 19, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Cadet Joshua Aaron Barnes, son of Johnathan and Kristina Barnes of Florence, Miss. and grandson of Chris and Judy Barnes of Decatur, Jeanita Vanderlee of Decatur and Danny Setliff of Denton, completed Cadet Basic Training at the U.S. Military Academy.

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Ellis finishes basic training

Published Wednesday, September 19, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Cody Ellis, a Class of 2018 Decatur High School graduate, graduated from U.S. Army Basic Training at Fort Jackson, S.C. Aug. 23.

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Decatur City Council lowers tax rate, adopts budget

Published Saturday, September 15, 2018
By Brian Knox

The Decatur City Council Monday approved a 3.6-cent drop in its property tax rate.

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Earning top spot: Decatur sophomore becomes Eagle Scout

Published Saturday, September 15, 2018
By Richard Greene

Garrett Guess finished his Eagle Scout project last summer, leading the charge to build a picnic pavilion at Heritage Creek Lake.

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Ezekiel Carlos Arellano

Published Saturday, September 15, 2018
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Maria and Rene Arellano of Decatur announce the birth of a son, Ezekiel Carlos

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Thomas Bryson Hooe

Published Saturday, September 15, 2018
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Thomas Michael Hooe and Keesha Anne Chapman of Decatur announce the birth of a son, Thomas Bryson Hooe

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Everly Rose Boespflug

Published Saturday, September 15, 2018
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Kyle and Whitley Boespflug of Decatur announce the birth of a daughter, Everly Rose

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