Officers use school bus for training

Published Saturday, March 16, 2019
By Austin Jackson

While students across Wise County were off on spring break, officers from the Bridgeport and Decatur Police Departments worked on tactics to keep them safe.

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Emma Jane Baker

Published Saturday, March 16, 2019
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Mason and Sidney Baker of Decatur announce the birth of a daughter, Emma Jane

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Update for Friday, March 15, 2019

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 RHOME COUNCIL DENIES ZONING CHANGE - The Rhome City Council unanimously voted to deny the request to rezone three acres on Morris Street from single family with minimum lot sizes of 10,000 square feet to single family with minimum lot sizes of 5,000 square feet.

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The final dance: Señor’s troupe brings home ribbons in finale

The final dance: Señor’s troupe brings home ribbons in finale

Published Wednesday, March 13, 2019
By Austin Jackson

The stage was set, the black and red uniforms were pressed, and as the music reverberated through the speakers, 31 Decatur flamenco dancers moved as one.

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News Briefs for Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Published Wednesday, March 13, 2019
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The MZ Bee, which will feature scrapbooking and crafting, is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 6 in the fellowship hall at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 615 County Road 1280.

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Event aims to find forever homes for dogs

Event aims to find forever homes for dogs

Published Wednesday, March 13, 2019
By Richard Greene

Molly, a shepherd mix, laid down in her cage, wagging her tongue to playfully greet all the patrons that walked through the NRS Feed Store Saturday afternoon.

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Pruett, Horner earn all-tournament honors: Decatur’s Rieger tabbed to 4A team

Pruett, Horner earn all-tournament honors: Decatur’s Rieger tabbed to 4A team

Published Wednesday, March 13, 2019
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Slidell junior Slayton Pruett and senior Hunter Horner were named to the Class A 2019 state tournament team.

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Bulls blast Springtown

Published Wednesday, March 13, 2019
By Reece Waddell

Yobany Roman tallied a hat trick as the Bridgeport Bulls blanked Springtown 7-0 Thursday night.

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Three arrested on drug charges in Decatur

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Three people were arrested on drug-possession charges Friday night after officers with the Big Sandy Special Response Team and Wise County Sheriff’s Office SWAT executed a warrant in the 400 block of North Cowan.

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Child drowns in tub

Published Saturday, March 9, 2019
By Brian Knox

A 3-year-old Decatur girl died Tuesday evening, four days after being found unresponsive in a bathtub in her home.

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Unlikely pair push each other; Coach, student form lasting bond

Unlikely pair push each other; Coach, student form lasting bond

Published Saturday, March 9, 2019
By Austin Jackson

For the past seven years, Jerry Rushing has prowled the sidelines at Decatur basketball games, letting refs know where they went wrong.

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The Dandy Dime

Published Saturday, March 9, 2019
By Messenger Staff

Men's, women's and children's clothing; toys; home decor; furniture; jewelry; and accessories

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Cage Ryan Mataska

Published Saturday, March 9, 2019
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Jake and Jensen Mataska of Decatur announce the birth of a son, Cage Ryan

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Lindsey Jazmin Huerta

Published Saturday, March 9, 2019
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Maria Huerta of Decatur announces the birth of a daughter, Lindsey Jazmin

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Alex Trejo

Published Saturday, March 9, 2019
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Miriam and Angel Trejo of Decatur announce the birth of a son, Alex

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Alexander Jose Gamino

Published Saturday, March 9, 2019
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Juan and Lluvia Gamino of Decatur announce the birth of a son, Alexander Jose

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Waddell column: Decatur silences critics during historic run

Published Friday, March 8, 2019.
By Reece Waddell

Decatur may have fallen two wins short of its ultimate goal, but the Eagles’ run to the state tournament is one few will forget. Especially those who doubted them.

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Liberty Hill stuns Decatur, ends Eagles’ season on buzzer beater

Liberty Hill stuns Decatur, ends Eagles’ season on buzzer beater

Published Friday, March 8, 2019.
By Reece Waddell

Liberty Hill beat Decatur on a last-second shot Friday, as the Panthers rallied to knock off the Eagles 53-51 in the 4A semifinal.

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March madness: Eagles, Hounds chase titles

Published Wednesday, March 6, 2019
By Reece Waddell

The Decatur Eagles and Slidell Greyhounds will try to etch their names into the history books this week at the UIL basketball championships in San Antonio.

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Ingram named Offensive Player of Year: Decatur’s Lowery earns Newcomer honors

Published Wednesday, March 6, 2019
By Reece Waddell

Bridgeport's Ashley Ingram was named District 8-4A Offensive Player of the Year after helping the Sissies reach the regional tournament for the first time in 10 years.

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