Taking Care of Business: Business booming at the conference center

Published Saturday, May 26, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

"How many times are we eating dinner at the conference center this month?" It's become a running joke at my house because almost every local banquet, fundraiser or holiday party is held at the Decatur Conference Center.

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Softball: One more – Lady Eagles dominate Game 1

Softball: One more – Lady Eagles dominate Game 1

Published Saturday, May 26, 2018
By Reece Waddell

The Decatur Lady Eagles wasted little time getting on the board in Game 1 of the 4A Region II final Thursday night at Prosper.

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Emma Joan Wilson

Published Saturday, May 26, 2018
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Emma Joan Wilson, 81, of Decatur, died Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Denton.

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Lady Eagles rout Emory Rains, one win from state tournament

Published Thursday, May 24, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

The Decatur Lady Eagles wasted little time getting on the board in Game 1 of the 4A Region II final Thursday night at Prosper. After scoring a run in the first, the Lady Eagles batted around in the second, plating five runs en route to a 9-0 blowout over Emory Rains. Game 2 is back at Prosper at 5 p.m. Saturday. Game 3, if necessary, would immediately follow. 

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Memorial Day events planned

Published Wednesday, May 23, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Memorial Day events to honor those who have sacrificed their lives in defense of our nation begin this weekend.

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Libraries ready to rock summer reading

Published Wednesday, May 23, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County libraries have a full slate of summer activities to not only keep kids entertained, but also maintain and grow their reading level.

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News Briefs for Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Published Wednesday, May 23, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Wise Performing Arts Guild is selling tickets for "Cinderella and the Glass Slipper," a ballet featuring the dancers of Wise Ballet and Music Academy.

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Baseball: Crandall stuns Decatur – Pirates mount seventh inning rally to win series

Baseball: Crandall stuns Decatur – Pirates mount seventh inning rally to win series

Published Wednesday, May 23, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Decatur had Crandall on the ropes Friday in Game 2 of the 4A Region II quarterfinal.

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Softball: Lady Eagles rally for sweep – Smith’s homer lifts Decatur over Rusk

Published Wednesday, May 23, 2018
By Jay Neal

Jordyn Smith's first home run of the season was one to remember.

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Decatur Graduation 2018: Wunrow, Kyle fly to the top of the class

Published Wednesday, May 23, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

Longtime pals Kirsten Wunrow and Madison Kyle shared a lot through the years - a love of reading, disdain for carrots and now top honors at Decatur High School.

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Victory Christian Academy Graduation 2018: Boswell, Stone emerge victorious from high school

Published Wednesday, May 23, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

Victory Christian Academy seniors Samantha Boswell and Shelby Stone are ready to navigate the waters of the real world.

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Education Briefs for Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Published Wednesday, May 23, 2018
By Messenger Staff

The Alvord ISD School Board recently approved a policy change that will allow all current or former board members to present a diploma to a graduate who is a family member.

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Smith’s home run lifts Lady Eagles over Rusk, into region final

Published Saturday, May 19, 2018.
By Jay Neal, for the Messenger

Jordyn Smith's first home run of the season was one to remember. The Decatur sophomore lofted a pitch over the wall in right-center to propel the Lady Eagles to a 3-2 victory over Rusk in Game 2 of the 4A Region II semifinal Friday at Rockwall. Decatur (25-4) swept the series 2-0 and advanced to the region final with the win.

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Badge 218: Community recalls Hale’s selfless service

Badge 218: Community recalls Hale’s selfless service

Published Saturday, May 19, 2018
By Racey Burden

Friends, family and scores of law enforcement officers paid their last respects to Deputy Inspector General Richard Hale, a former Decatur police officer, Tuesday.

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New council begins work, considers zoning change

Published Saturday, May 19, 2018
By Brian Knox

Three Decatur City Council members and the mayor took the oath of office at Monday's meeting.

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Celebrating history: Oak Grove Methodist turns 140

Published Saturday, May 19, 2018
By Richard Greene

Just 22 years after the establishment of Wise County, Oak Grove United Methodist Church held its first services in 1878 on a 1.6-acre plot north of Decatur.

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Tibbels to join Decatur School Board

Published Saturday, May 19, 2018
By Richard Greene

A few years ago, Charlie Tibbels recalled being approached about running for a spot on the Decatur School Board.

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Baseball: Crandall steals Game 1 – Decatur down 0-1 in region quarterfinals

Baseball: Crandall steals Game 1 – Decatur down 0-1 in region quarterfinals

Published Saturday, May 19, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Beau Bedford nearly pulled a rabbit out of his hat Thursday night in Game 1 of the 4A Region II quarterfinal.

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Fishing: Kicking bass – Decatur anglers qualify for state

Published Saturday, May 19, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Fishing has become more than a Sunday afternoon hobby for several students at Decatur High School.

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Softball: Lady Eagles outlast Rusk – Decatur takes Game 1 of region semis

Published Saturday, May 19, 2018
By Jay Neal

Decatur took advantage of its opportunities early and then kept Rusk at bay to post a 2-1 win in Game 1 of the 4A Region II semifinal Thursday at Rockwall.

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