Month in Review: May, 2018

Published Saturday, June 9, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Bridgeport City Manager Jesica McEachern resigned May 3 to take the assistant city manager job in Lubbock. McEachern worked for the city of Bridgeport for nine years, starting as a records and election clerk in 2009.

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Raising the Bar: Eagles continue to grow and improve

Published Saturday, June 9, 2018
By Reece Waddell

When the dust finally settled on the 2017-2018 school year, the Decatur Eagles had three district championships and seven playoff appearances to their name.

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Baseball: Decatur hosting baseball camp

Published Saturday, June 9, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Decatur High School is hosting a baseball camp for boys grades first through ninth.

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Critters and crawlers

Published Saturday, June 9, 2018
By Racey Burden

Critterman, also known as David Klevin visited the Decatur Public Library Wednesday.

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King speech not appropriate for time, place

Published Saturday, June 9, 2018
By Judy Matthews

I would like to thank Skip Nichols for his opinion about the Memorial Day speech given by Phil King.

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Laquita Fern Lambert

Published Saturday, June 9, 2018
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Laquita Fern Lambert, 76, of Decatur, died Sunday, June 6, 2018, in Decatur.

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Lincoln McDowell Sessions

Published Saturday, June 9, 2018
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Penny and Ryan Sessions of Decatur announce the birth of a son, Lincoln McDowell

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DISD trustees take no action on superintendent contract

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After spending seven hours behind closed doors, Decatur ISD trustees took no action on the contract of superintendent Judi Whitis.

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Board to discuss superintendent contract

Published Wednesday, June 6, 2018
By Richard Greene

Decatur ISD trustees called a special meeting for 6 p.m. Tuesday to evaluate the performance and contract of superintendent Judi Whitis.

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Two schools make honor roll

Published Wednesday, June 6, 2018
By Richard Greene

Two Wise County elementary schools were picked among the 729 public schools on the Educational Results Partnership Honor Roll.

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Smokers battle for supremacy on grill

Published Wednesday, June 6, 2018
By Richard Greene

Chris Hatcher of Haslet admittedly overslept Saturday morning and didn't get his brisket on the smoker as early as he intended.

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Always present: Decatur grad finishes school with perfect attendance

Published Wednesday, June 6, 2018
By Richard Greene

On the annual senior skip day, Nash Cooper felt a little pressure from his peers to take the day off.

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Spring signing 2018

Published Wednesday, June 6, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Boyd senior Jacey Cate signs with Tarleton State University.

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Walther makes Tarleton dean’s list

Published Wednesday, June 6, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Chance Walther of Decatur was named to the spring 2018 dean's list at Tarleton State University.

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Abbott makes honor roll

Published Wednesday, June 6, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Morgan Abbott of Decatur was named to the spring 2018 honor roll at McPherson College in Kansas.

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Local students excel at Midwestern

Published Wednesday, June 6, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Several local residents earned academic honors for the spring 2018 semester at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls.

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Whitehorse win PBR Challenge

Published Sunday, June 3, 2018
By Richard Greene

Keyshawn Whitehorse turned in a clutch ride in the championship round to win the J.W. Hart PBR Challenge Saturday at the Wise County Fairgrounds and earn a showdown with Sevendust.

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Masters of the grill battle at Eighter from Decatur

Published Saturday, June 2, 2018
By Richard Greene

The annual cookoff held before the JW Hart PBR Challenge at the Reunion Grounds drew masters of the grill from across the region to Decatur to compete for part of the $10,000 guaranteed payout.

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Now permitted: Council approves change to downtown apartment rules

Published Saturday, June 2, 2018
By Brian Knox

The Decatur City Council Monday approved a zoning change that will allow for an apartment building downtown.

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Taking Care of Business: Yoga studio opening in July

Published Saturday, June 2, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

Roll out your yoga mats. Divine Center of Yoga will be opening on the Decatur Square at the beginning of July.

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