Becoming an American: Decatur woman celebrates new citizenship

Becoming an American: Decatur woman celebrates new citizenship

Published Wednesday, September 20, 2017
By Racey Burden

Ivonne Fernandez of Decatur has waited almost her entire life for the piece of paper she was given in a courtroom in Fort Worth last week.

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Pilot helps organize recovery effort by air

Published Wednesday, September 20, 2017
By David Talley

Driving back from a trip to help with hurricane relief in Rockport, Decatur pilot Doug Jackson began thinking of ways to make aiding those in the South Texas community and others around it easier.

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Steagall to take stage at joint luncheon

Published Wednesday, September 20, 2017
By Messenger Staff

The Bridgeport and Decatur Chambers of Commerce are having a joint luncheon Friday, featuring cowboy poet Red Steagall.

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Decatur School Board hears technology update

Published Wednesday, September 20, 2017
By Brian Knox

The Decatur School Board Monday received a report on the district's technology components.

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Education Briefs for Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Published Wednesday, September 20, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Paradise School Board is asking community members to fill out a survey about qualifications and characteristics they'd like to see in their new superintendent.

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News Briefs for Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Published Wednesday, September 20, 2017
By Messenger Staff

A golf tournament benefiting Pam Ames, who was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer in February, is Saturday, Sept. 30, at The Club at Runaway Bay.

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Football: Family defense – Roths join forces for Eagles

Published Wednesday, September 20, 2017
By Richard Greene

Growing up as the son of a coach, Braxton Roth found himself on the sidelines on Friday nights, longing for a chance to take the field.

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Football: Eagles need short memory before homecoming

Football: Eagles need short memory before homecoming

Published Wednesday, September 20, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Decatur Eagles' unbeaten start to the season hit a wall last week against Midlothian Heritage.

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Cross Country: Lady Eagles sweep top 10

Published Wednesday, September 20, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Decatur Lady Eagles turned in a dominant performance at the Denton Guyer Wildcat Prowl Saturday at South Lakes Park.

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Volleyball: Decatur carries win streak into district

Published Wednesday, September 20, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Decatur Lady Eagles will head into District 9-4A play on a four-match winning streak.

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Elvis in the Building

Published Wednesday, September 20, 2017
By Joe Duty

Lorna Franke's seventh grade class wheels out their superstar, Elvis-impersonator Cian Long.

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George Wayne Geron

Published Wednesday, September 20, 2017
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George Wayne Geron, 70, of Decatur, died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, in Fort Worth.

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Sharilee Eleanor Welch

Published Wednesday, September 20, 2017
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Sharilee Eleanor Welch, 75, of Decatur, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, in Decatur.

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Picking up the pieces; Families deal with storm’s aftermath

Published Saturday, September 16, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Just prior to Hurricane Harvey making landfall on the Texas Gulf Coast three weeks ago, the Messenger shared the stories of three local families evacuating the area and the challenges they faced in doing so.

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PD recognizes local businesses

Published Saturday, September 16, 2017
By Messenger Staff

The Decatur Police Department Thursday honored a dozen businesses for their support of the department through the past year.

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Decatur City Council approves tax rate, budget

Published Saturday, September 16, 2017
By Brian Knox

Decatur's property tax rate will remain the same next year.

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Football: Brought to halt – Heritage stymies Decatur offense in win

Football: Brought to halt – Heritage stymies Decatur offense in win

Published Saturday, September 16, 2017
By Richard Greene

For three quarters Friday, the offensive fireworks that filled The Star in Frisco during last year's meeting between Midlothian Heritage and Decatur disappeared.

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Volleyball: Decatur attack hits season-best

Published Saturday, September 16, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Decatur Lady Eagles' attack continues to round into form with just a week left before the start of District 9-4A.

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Betty Louise Decker

Published Saturday, September 16, 2017
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Betty Louise Decker, 86, of Decatur, died Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, in Decatur.

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Billy O’brien Fowler

Published Saturday, September 16, 2017
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Billy O'brien Fowler, 75, of Decatur, died Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, in McKinney.

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