Baseball: Decatur building on district championship

Published Wednesday, April 29, 2015
By Travis Lisle

Decatur baseball hasn't won a district championship in several years. Seniors Tanner Shields and Clayton Egle have never experienced that elation until now.

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Character Counts: great initiative

Published Wednesday, April 29, 2015
By Rod Townsend

During my 33-year career in public education, I've attended many scholarships dinners, banquets and awards ceremonies.

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Car damaged in lot

Published Wednesday, April 29, 2015
By Krista Lewis

Thank you to whomever cratered the front driver's side of my car on April 8 around 3 p.m.

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James David Hastings

Published Wednesday, April 29, 2015
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James David Hastings, 72, of Decatur, died Friday, April 24, 2015, in Decatur.

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Bonding over Birdies: Brothers build relationship around disc golf

Bonding over Birdies: Brothers build relationship around disc golf

Published Saturday, April 25, 2015
By Travis Lisle

The Galindo brothers weren't close growing up in Decatur. Mario and Ruben were separated by 11 years and were always in different stages of life.

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Calculating the cost of the school bond

Published Saturday, April 25, 2015
By Brian Knox

Whether you are considering buying a pair of running shoes or a new truck - or voting for bond items such as a resurfaced track or new buses - it usually boils down to one question. How much is this going to cost me?

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Decatur campus’ AC fix to be done in summer

Published Saturday, April 25, 2015
By Brian Knox

Things might get a little heated at the sixth grade campus of McCarroll Middle School the closer it gets to summer.

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Track: Kyle captures three medals

Published Saturday, April 25, 2015
By Richard Greene

At the area meet last year, Decatur's Jessi Kyle squeezed into the Class 3A Region II meet with fourth-place finishes in the pole vault, 800 and 1,600.

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Golf & Baseball: Successful balance – Elder adds to 2 teams

Golf & Baseball: Successful balance – Elder adds to 2 teams

Published Saturday, April 25, 2015
By Richard Greene

When asked about his past week, Bryce Elder calmly agrees it's been fun but gives little other emotion.

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Baseball: Jacksboro overpowers Boyd, 12-7

Published Saturday, April 25, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Boyd's late surge couldn't bring them back from the 12-3 deficit they accrued in the first six innings.

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Softball: Alvord blanks Valley View

Published Saturday, April 25, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Alvord pitcher Mikena Mader threw a one-hit, 15-strikeout shutout against Valley View Tuesday night in possibly her best performance of the season.

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Golf: Jones, Eagles eye title

Published Saturday, April 25, 2015
By Richard Greene

Drew Jones' approach to the 4A University Interscholastic League's golf championships is simple.

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Shattered Dreams

Published Saturday, April 25, 2015
By Joe Duty

Students at Decatur High School took part in the Shattered Dreams program, aimed at teaching students the consequences of driving drunk, Thursday and Friday.

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Bond also benefits young students

Published Saturday, April 25, 2015
By Teri Houchin

I am a parent of five young children. Four of the five children are Decatur ISD students. Though it may appear that this bond election, specifically, Proposition No. 2 does not affect my young elementary school children, it most certainly does.

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Kobey Hayes Applewhite

Published Saturday, April 25, 2015
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Andrew and Hannah Applewhite of Decatur announce the birth of a son, Kobey Hayes Applewhite

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Gracelyn Sloan Hughes

Published Saturday, April 25, 2015
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Jason and Jill Hughes of Decatur announce the birth of a daughter, Gracelyn Sloan Hughes

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Scarving artists: Students’ work to bring comfort to cancer patients

Scarving artists: Students’ work to bring comfort to cancer patients

Published Wednesday, April 22, 2015
By Brian Knox

Students at Decatur's McCarroll Middle School are learning that it's possible to encourage those battling cancer without having to say a single word. They let their art do the talking.

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Bond would provide new place to practice

Published Wednesday, April 22, 2015
By Brian Knox

Proposition 2 of the Decatur school bond package is just a single item, but if it passes, it would be a first for Wise County.

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Small bodies, big voices; DHS speakers medal in UIL prose

Published Wednesday, April 22, 2015
By Richard Greene

Combined the three speakers stand barely over 15 feet. "Small bodies but big personalities," jokes the 5-foot-5-inch Tucker Garrett.

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Young actors advance to regionals

Published Wednesday, April 22, 2015
By Messenger Staff

The Decatur and Slidell one-act play casts earned regional bids over the weekend with their performances at area.

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