Fire destroys motor home

Published Saturday, December 8, 2018
By Austin Jackson

A fire consumed a motor home stored in the 1100 block of Business U.S. 81/287 in Decatur Wednesday night.

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Month in Review for November 2018

Published Saturday, December 8, 2018
By Messenger Staff

The Decatur Eagles held off second-place Andrews by two points, winning the 4A cross country title 90-92 in Round Rock Nov. 3.

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Senior, Decatur catches region title; Bedford turns in big game

Senior, Decatur catches region title; Bedford turns in big game

Published Saturday, December 8, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Decatur senior Beau Bedford entered the third round of the playoffs last week with a Class 4A best 1,487 receiving yards.

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Lack of leadership: Dysfunction at DISD not halting success of students, teachers

Published Saturday, December 8, 2018
By Roy J. Eaton

Here's the good news about the Decatur school system. Despite the dysfunction at the administration building and on the school board, dedicated teachers and students are doing quite well.

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Sherron Lea Dickie

Published Saturday, December 8, 2018
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Sherron Lea Dickie, 73, of Decatur, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, in Decatur.

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Ruth Weatherly Fellers

Published Saturday, December 8, 2018
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Ruth Weatherly Fellers, 91, of Decatur, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, in Decatur.

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James Henry Morrow

Published Saturday, December 8, 2018
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James Henry Morrow, 72, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, in Decatur.

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Rolando Rosa Jr.

Published Saturday, December 8, 2018
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Rolando Rosa, Jr., 55, of Decatur, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, in Decatur.

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Felix Emanuel Flores

Published Saturday, December 8, 2018
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Emanuel and Teresa Flores of Decatur announce the birth of a son, Felix Emanuel

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Cambree Jo Pryor

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Spencer and Kaylea Pryor of Decatur announce the birth of a daughter, Cambree Jo

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Bedford shines as Decatur wins 4A Region I title

Bedford shines as Decatur wins 4A Region I title

Published Thursday, December 6, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Thursday in the 4A Division I quarterfinal, Bedford was back to making spectacular, highlight reel plays. He finished with 142 yards and a touchdown on nine catches in the 38-28 Decatur win.

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4th to Final Four: Decatur beats Hereford to reach semifinal

4th to Final Four: Decatur beats Hereford to reach semifinal

Published Thursday, December 6, 2018
By Reece Waddell

For the first time since 1988, Decatur advanced to the state semifinals, knocking off Hereford 38-28 Thursday to claim the 4A Division I Region I crown.

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Fire destroys Decatur mobile home

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By Austin Jackson

A fire consumed a mobile home stored near the 1100 block of US 81/287 in Decatur Wednesday night. Decatur Deputy Fire Chief Nate Mara said the home was likely unoccupied after initial investigation. At 10:04 p.m. Decatur police officers were on patrol when they noticed a light in the field where the mobile home was […]

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State funding source shrinks: Decatur, Boyd, Slidell receive small payments

Published Wednesday, December 5, 2018
By Richard Greene

Two years after receiving $6.3 million in additional state aid for tax reduction (ASATR), Decatur ISD received just $89,902 this year in the form of a hardship grant.

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Riding together: Wise County Toy Run brings Christmas to needy

Riding together: Wise County Toy Run brings Christmas to needy

Published Wednesday, December 5, 2018
By Austin Jackson

In a sea of leather and chrome, James Woods mounted his father's bike and turned the ignition, adding the hog's voice to the symphony of 1,102 bikes coming to life at the 19th Annual Wise County Toy Run.

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Wise County Person of the Year 2018

Wise County Person of the Year 2018

Published Wednesday, December 5, 2018
By Messenger Staff

For the third year, the Wise County Messenger will name a Person of the Year.

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Weekend planner for Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Published Wednesday, December 5, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Help pack grocery bags for Live Thankfully at Party with a Purpose on Sunday at McCarroll Middle School's Multipurpose Building, 1201 W. Thompson St. The event starts at 5 p.m., and everyone is welcome to come help.

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News Briefs for Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Published Wednesday, December 5, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Wise County Salvation Army needs local volunteers to ring the bell for its annual Red Kettle campaign at two locations in Wise County: Walmart in Decatur and Brookshire's in Bridgeport.

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Food drive underway

Published Wednesday, December 5, 2018
By Messenger Staff

This is Live Thankfully's sixth year of providing food to families in need during the holidays, and local schools and businesses are accepting donations through Saturday, Dec. 8.

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Ready to handle the Herd; Decatur meets Hereford in quarterfinal

Ready to handle the Herd; Decatur meets Hereford in quarterfinal

Published Wednesday, December 5, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Decatur will get a chance to etch its name into the history books when it meets Hereford in the 4A Division I quarterfinal at 7 p.m. Friday at AT&T Jones Stadium on the campus of Texas Tech University.

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