From start to finish: Kindergartner starts school as brother begins final year

Published Saturday, August 29, 2015
By Racey Burden

On the first day of school, Brianne Boyd found herself at Decatur High School at 5:30 in the morning, helping with her oldest son's senior breakfast, only to turn around and take her younger son to his kindergarten class at Carson Elementary at 7:30.

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Decatur school district hits tax rate target

Published Saturday, August 29, 2015
By Brian Knox

When the Decatur school district proposed a bond project earlier this year, the cost to taxpayers was estimated to be a maximum of a 4.2-cent increase in the property tax rate.

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Fighting for peace: Bell works to improve race relations

Fighting for peace: Bell works to improve race relations

Published Saturday, August 29, 2015
By Travis Lisle

As a leader in Wise County's black community, Mike Bell has seen the demise of race relations throughout the country that have sparked riots, murders and unrest.

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Football: No Questions – McAlister leads Eagles’ charge to victory

Football: No Questions – McAlister leads Eagles’ charge to victory

Published Saturday, August 29, 2015
By Richard Greene

Going into the week, Payton McAlister was questionable with a rib injury.

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Saturday Sports Buffet: Back at his post – Six decades later, O’Neal remains sidelines fixture

Published Saturday, August 29, 2015
By Richard Greene

Friday night, Coy O'Neal will be back in the same place he's spent the past 68 years - the Decatur sidelines.

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Volleyball: No. 1 Peaster rallies past Decatur

Published Saturday, August 29, 2015
By Richard Greene

Trailing 22-17 in the third set, the Decatur Lady Eagles fought back to steal the game from Class 3A's top-ranked Peaster Lady Greyhounds.

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Taste of Wise

Published Saturday, August 29, 2015
By Joe Duty

Crowds packed the Decatur Civic Center Thursday night for the fifth annual Taste of Wise - a showcase of local restaurant fare and entertainment.

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Wise Family Fun Fest

Published Saturday, August 29, 2015
By Joe Duty

Eric White gets to sit in an AirEvac helicopter at the Wise Family Fun Fest Saturday in Decatur.

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Doris Lucille Hoyl

Published Saturday, August 29, 2015
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Doris Lucille Hoyl, 90, of Decatur died Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, in Decatur.

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Elijah Zaiden Coronado

Published Saturday, August 29, 2015
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Judy Rivas and Mario Coronado Jr. of Decatur announce the birth of a son, Elijah Zaiden Coronado

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Lourdes Ines Lara

Published Saturday, August 29, 2015
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Andrew and Jessica Lara of Decatur announce the birth of a daughter, Lourdes Ines Lara

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2015 Football Preview: Eagles motivated for title chance

Published Wednesday, August 26, 2015
By Richard Greene

Hanging in Cole Vaughan's bedroom is the front sports page of the Messenger depicting him on his knees on the field after the Decatur Eagles' overtime loss to Graham in the regular-season finale.

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Truck rolls over, driver uninjured

Truck rolls over, driver uninjured

Published Wednesday, August 26, 2015
By Travis Lisle

An 18-wheeler rolled over Sunday while exiting U.S. 81/287 North to get to U.S. 380 in Decatur.

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Oncor plans power outage Thursday

Published Wednesday, August 26, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Oncor customers living along Farm Road 51 North of Decatur to Greenwood can expect a planned power outage 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

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Cost of insurance, water increasing, but not tax rate

Published Wednesday, August 26, 2015
By Brian Knox

The City of Decatur knew it had two big challenges ahead when putting together the 2016 fiscal year budget: the anticipated increases in health insurance and water costs.

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Decatur to hold public hearing on budget, tax rate

Published Wednesday, August 26, 2015
By Brian Knox

The public has one last chance to comment on Decatur ISD's proposed budget and tax rate at a public hearing Thursday, Aug. 27.

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Football: Kicking off new season – Eagles’ line faces big early test

Published Wednesday, August 26, 2015
By Richard Greene

The Decatur Eagles will not have to wait to get a test for their rebuilt offensive line.

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Football: Fearless Vaughan leads Decatur defense

Football: Fearless Vaughan leads Decatur defense

Published Wednesday, August 26, 2015
By Richard Greene

Cole Vaughan knows only one way to play linebacker - fearlessly.

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Cross Country: Lady Eagles bring home third in opener

Published Wednesday, August 26, 2015
By Messenger Staff

The top-ranked Decatur Lady Eagles made a strong opening statement, finishing third at the Hebron Friday Night Hawk Invitational in Carrollton.

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Volleyball: Decatur takes second in ruby class

Published Wednesday, August 26, 2015
By Messenger Staff

The Decatur Lady Eagles finished second in the ruby division at the Northwest ISD Classic over the weekend.

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