Taxes are a disease

Published Saturday, May 27, 2017
By John Rowe

Please file a protest or don't complain when your taxes double or triple.

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Neighbors oppose annexation, heavy industrial zoning

Published Saturday, May 27, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Neighboring property owners Monday night spoke against the annexation and re-zoning of 163 acres on the north side of Farm Road 2264 east of U.S. 81/287, just outside Decatur.

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Local libraries plan summer programs

Published Saturday, May 27, 2017
By David Talley

Wise County libraries are gearing up for summer with programs planned for both children and adults over the next several months.

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3 candidates remain in running for Decatur superintendent

Published Saturday, May 27, 2017
By Brian Knox

The field of candidates for the next superintendent at Decatur ISD has been narrowed to three.

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Baseball: One step away – Elder pitches Eagles into region final

Baseball: One step away – Elder pitches Eagles into region final

Published Saturday, May 27, 2017
By Richard Greene

Bryce Elder walked the leadoff hitter and fell behind the second batter while trying to adjust to the mound at Rockwall High School Wednesday night.

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Baseball: Roth, Watson spur team on from behind the scenes

Published Saturday, May 27, 2017
By Richard Greene

After throwing a gem Wednesday, Bryce Elder quickly referenced his pregrame work with bullpen catcher Ty Watson.

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Saturday Sports Buffet: Breaking through – 2006 Eagles set high bar for program

Published Saturday, May 27, 2017
By Richard Greene

In May 2006, the Decatur Eagles returned to the region quarterfinals for second time in three years to face the team that had ended their season the year before, Iowa Park.

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Baseball: Eagles wait for next foe

Published Saturday, May 27, 2017
By Richard Greene

Bryce Elder figured to be on his way to the coast Friday to board a cruise ship with several members of his recently graduated Class of 2017.

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Class of 2017

Published Saturday, May 27, 2017
By Joe Duty

Patrick August and other graduates wait while classmates receive their diplomas in a ceremony at the University of North Texas Coliseum Thursday night.

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Jessie Mae Cole

Published Saturday, May 27, 2017
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Jessie Mae Cole, 88, of Decatur, died Thursday, May 25, 2017, in Decatur.

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Coy and Linda Cleveland

Published Saturday, May 27, 2017
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Coy and Linda Cleveland of Cottondale will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary June 8, 2017, with a family dinner.

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Asher Anthony Cardenas

Published Saturday, May 27, 2017
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Megan and Francisco Cardenas of Decatur announce the birth of a son, Asher Anthony

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Elder pitches Eagles into region final

Published Thursday, May 25, 2017
By Richard Greene

Bryce Elder struck out the next seven batters he faced after the lead-off walk in a dominant six and one-third innings. He allowed only one hit in Decatur’s 2-0 victory in the Class 4A Region II semifinal win over Gilmer.

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Property owner angry over annexation

Published Wednesday, May 24, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Chris Fernihough expressed frustration with Decatur city staff at Monday night's council meeting as he spoke against the annexation of his property, 2601 S. U.S. 81/287.

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News Briefs for Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Published Wednesday, May 24, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Sonflower Camp for Kids with Disabilities is June 5-7 at Joe Wheeler Park in Decatur.

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A new setting awaits Smither, Davila

Published Wednesday, May 24, 2017
By Brian Knox

The race for the top spot in the graduating Class of 2017 at Decatur High School ended in a photo finish.

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Youngsters Graduate

Published Wednesday, May 24, 2017
By Joe Duty

Family members of kindergarten students at Young Elementary in Decatur packed the school's gym Monday for kindergarten graduation.

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Baseball: Rising to occasion – Terrell lifts Eagles to fourth round

Baseball: Rising to occasion – Terrell lifts Eagles to fourth round

Published Wednesday, May 24, 2017
By Richard Greene

Jaxon Terrell found out he would be getting the ball shortly before the start of the third and deciding game Saturday.

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Baseball: Elder eager for another chance on mound Baseball: Elder eager for another chance on mound

Published Wednesday, May 24, 2017
By Richard Greene

Walking to the bus after Decatur's victory in the second game of the 4A Region II quarterfinals Friday, Decatur senior Bryce Elder yelled out: "We still have a chance."

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Baseball: Gilmer enters game red-hot

Published Wednesday, May 24, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Gilmer Buckeyes started the season 0-4 and earned the fourth-place seed out of District 15-4A.

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