City approves voluntary annexation; Zoning action tabled until full council can vote

Published Wednesday, July 26, 2017
By Brian Knox

The city limits of Decatur are expanding once again following the approval of a voluntary annexation request of 163 acres of land southeast of the city.

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“Closed:” Signs, owner confirm pizza buffet shuttered

Published Wednesday, July 26, 2017
By David Talley

Cici's Pizza on South Farm Road 51 in Decatur is closed, the franchise's owner confirmed.

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Eighter Liquor

Published Wednesday, July 26, 2017
By Messenger Staff

PRODUCTS/SERVICES: Beer, wine, spirits and mixers, bar accessories, cigars, ice and special orders

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News Briefs for Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Published Wednesday, July 26, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Wise Health Foundation offers a program called Mary's Gift, providing free mammograms for uninsured and underinsured men and women of Wise County.

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Football: Wise teams look to rebuild defenses up front

Football: Wise teams look to rebuild defenses up front

Published Wednesday, July 26, 2017
By Richard Greene

Last season, the play up front and at linebacker served as a strength of the area teams' defensive units.

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Act of kindness appreciated

Published Wednesday, July 26, 2017
By Kay and Jimmy Waters

On Sunday, July 23, we were spending time with our grandson who is serving in the U.S. Army and is being deployed overseas this week.

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Certified tax values released

Published July 25, 2017
By Racey Burden

Certified tax values rose throughout most of the county this year, buoyed by increases in real estate values across the board. According to the certified values released by Chief Appraiser Mickey Hand, Wise County will see an overall increase of 3.1 percent, bringing total taxable values to $6,434,419,903. The county’s real estate values increased by […]

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Council to act; City of Decatur considers move on annexation

Published Saturday, July 22, 2017
By Brian Knox

The Decatur City Council has one more annexation item to take care of at Monday's meeting.

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‘Just pay the box;’ Honesty-based fruit stand rolls into Decatur

Published Saturday, July 22, 2017
By David Talley

Sitting in front of the Circle-S gas station on Farm Road 51 in Decatur, Sonny Burk's watermelon wagon is like a vehicle from a different time period.

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Tale-wagging fun: Book club encourages reading and helping the community

Published Saturday, July 22, 2017
By Brian Knox

A group of local kids are spending the summer fostering a love of reading and also helping out animals at a local shelter.

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Football: Secondary concerns – Teams turn to new players at back end of defense

Published Saturday, July 22, 2017
By Richard Greene

With several teams lined up in spread formations on everyone's schedule, a premium is now placed on play in the secondary.

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Football: Turning the corner – Parker hopes for return to health

Published Saturday, July 22, 2017
By Richard Greene

Jhett Parker's speed and vision allowed him to lock up with a majority of receivers lined up across from him last season.

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Cross Country: Decatur brings back Eagle Summit meet

Cross Country: Decatur brings back Eagle Summit meet

Published Saturday, July 22, 2017
By Richard Greene

After a year hiatus due to the construction of the Eagle Activity Center, the Assault of Eagle Summit cross country meet will return this fall.

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Elise Marie Bocanegra and Ryan Keith Thomas

Published Saturday, July 22, 2017
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Elise Marie Bocanegra, daughter of William and Colleen Bocanegra Jr., all of Decatur, will marry Ryan Keith Thomas of Decatur

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Jaxton Brian Scott

Published Saturday, July 22, 2017
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Shaela Tackett and Dustin Scott of Decatur announce the birth of a son, Jaxton Brian Scott

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Lincoln Cash Delgado Jackson

Published Saturday, July 22, 2017
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Megan Delgado and Harley Jackson of Decatur announce the birth of a son, Lincoln Cash Delgado Jackson

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Bank builds new corporate headquarters

Published Wednesday, July 19, 2017
By Messenger Staff

First State Bank broke ground May 30 on its new, five-story corporate headquarters and operations center in Gainesville.

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Business plans backpack giveaway

Published Wednesday, July 19, 2017
By Racey Burden

Wireless Zone in Decatur will be giving away school supplies and backpacks to students this weekend.

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News Briefs for Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Published Wednesday, July 19, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Wise Health System's 360 Services and Home Health Care of North Central Texas will offer a Wise Cardiac Support Group at 6 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the hospital's West Campus lobby.

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Football: Decatur moves game from Star – Eagles net fifth home date

Published Wednesday, July 19, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Decatur Eagles will not be returning to the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco in the regular season this fall.

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