Local ranch joins Angus association

Published Wednesday, April 13, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Coyote Creek Cattle Co. in Decatur is a new member of the American Angus Association, the national breed organization headquartered in Saint Joseph, Mo.

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Golf: Eagles earn state return – Jones repeats as region champ

Golf: Eagles earn state return – Jones repeats as region champ

Published Wednesday, April 13, 2016
By Richard Greene

With the rain pouring down on the 18th green, Decatur's Drew Jones lined up his par putt Tuesday afternoon.

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Track: Taking flight – Decatur’s Anderson bids to defend title in long jump

Published Wednesday, April 13, 2016
By Richard Greene

Flying down the ramp and hitting the board, Dru Anderson takes off and defies gravity for a brief second. "It feels like you're flying," the Decatur senior explains.

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Basketball: Patterson makes all-state – Seven players receive region honors

Published Wednesday, April 13, 2016
By Richard Greene

Bridgeport senior Devonte Patterson led the Bulls with 19 points per game and grabbed seven rebounds on their way to 8-4A title and the area round of the playoffs.

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Track: Teams set for 8-4A meet

Published Wednesday, April 13, 2016
By Richard Greene

After nearly two months of competing in invitational meets, the championship portion of the season will begin Wednesday for Decatur and Bridgeport athletes at the 8-4A meet in Springtown.

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Baseball: Melton, Chico slam Alvord

Published Wednesday, April 13, 2016
By Richard Greene

Chico's Tyler Melton belted a first-inning grand slam to put the Dragons on top for good Friday in an 8-4 win over Alvord.

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Celebrating early education

Published Wednesday, April 13, 2016
By Joe Duty

Decatur Head Start students release colorful balloons Tuesday morning to celebrate Week of the Young Child.

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Fredrick Ray Dawson

Published Wednesday, April 13, 2016
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Fredrick Ray "Boomer" Dawson, 60, of Decatur, died Saturday, April 9, 2016, in Denton.

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Golf: Jones aims for repeat – Eagles prepare for regionals

Published Saturday, April 9, 2016
By Richard Greene

Last year at the Class 4A Region I tournament, Drew Jones dominated the Shadow Hills Golf Course and the field, posting a 10-under par 134 over two rounds.

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Softball: Lady Bulldogs stay unbeaten in district

Published Saturday, April 9, 2016
By Richard Greene

Katelyn Schedcik doubled in a pair of runs to give the Alvord Lady Bulldogs a four-run lead Tuesday over Collinsville in the fifth inning.

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Baseball: Dragons win on Weatherly homer

Published Saturday, April 9, 2016
By Richard Greene

Cameron Weatherly's three-run homer to left field in the top of the seventh broke a tie and gave the Chico Dragons an 8-5 victory over Olney.

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Marqee brings back memories

Published Saturday, April 9, 2016
By Joe Lambert

I would like to give a "tip of the hat" to Mr. Mark Moran for his work around the Decatur Square, especially the recently installed Majestic Movie marquee.

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Charles H. Lynn Jr.

Published Saturday, April 9, 2016
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Charles H. Lynn Jr., 83, died Wednesday, April 6, 2016, in Decatur.

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Gavin Knox Schertz

Published Saturday, April 9, 2016
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Kendra and Rance Schertz of Decatur announce the birth of their second son, Gavin Knox

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Mr. and Mrs. Brennan Kyle Williams

Published Saturday, April 9, 2016
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Andria Dyan Sessions, daughter of Alan and Connie Sessions, all of Decatur, married Brennan Kyle Williams, son of Brent and Roxanne Williams, all of Decatur, on March 5, 2016, at the First United Methodist Church in Decatur.

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Sign of the times: Moran replicates blast from the past

Sign of the times: Moran replicates blast from the past

Published Wednesday, April 6, 2016
By David Talley

If you haven't already noticed a new shadow falling across the Wise County Courthouse lawn, look west.

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Walker sentenced to 10 years for theft

Published Wednesday, April 6, 2016
By Brian Knox

A former longtime Decatur Wal-Mart employee accused of stealing more than $200,000 from the store pleaded guilty Monday.

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Ready to level up: Students compete at district UIL with regionals in mind

Published Wednesday, April 6, 2016
By Racey Burden

There's a lot of waiting to be done at UIL academic meets. Waiting to compete, waiting for results. Waiting for the pizza, which is late.

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Golf: Jones finishes in style – Senior wins fourth league title

Golf: Jones finishes in style – Senior wins fourth league title

Published Wednesday, April 6, 2016
By Richard Greene

After near-perfect approach shots on No. 16 and 17 Tuesday, the greens failed to reward Drew Jones with his first birdie on the back nine.

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Tennis: Amos, Diaczenko win singles titles

Published Wednesday, April 6, 2016
By Richard Greene

Decatur's Jimmy Amos and Joely Diaczenko proved to be District 8-4A's top seeds.

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