Everton sentenced on firearm charge

Published Saturday, March 4, 2017
By Brian Knox

A Decatur man was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison this week for unlawful firearm possession.

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First-year exhibitor wins grand champ

First-year exhibitor wins grand champ

Published Saturday, March 4, 2017
By David Talley

In just her first year showing, Alvord FFA's Aliyah Nichols has claimed top honors at the Wise County Youth Fair.

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3 schools might reach capacity within 3 years

Published Saturday, March 4, 2017
By Brian Knox

Nearly 600 housing or apartment units are scheduled to be completed within the next couple of years in the Decatur school district. And that will mean more students.

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City and county to build bridge at park

Published Saturday, March 4, 2017
By Brian Knox

A pedestrian bridge will soon be built at a planned disc golf course at a city park in Decatur.

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Basketball: Tough ending – Eagles fall in OT to defending champs

Published Saturday, March 4, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Decatur Eagles dug out of a 12-1 hole to start the game and used a one-handed jumper from Wilson Hicks and a defensive stop in the closing seconds to force overtime Tuesday night.

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Baseball: No. 4 Eagles begin season 5-2

Published Saturday, March 4, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Decatur Eagles reached No. 4 in the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association 4A poll this week after starting the season 4-1 at the North Texas Tournament of Champions.

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Golf: Four shoot in 80s for Eagles at Trophy Club

Published Saturday, March 4, 2017
By Richard Greene

Dayne Chapman posted an 80 Monday as four Decatur players scored in the 80s at the Byron Nelson Tournament held at Trophy Club.

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Townsend to retire in August

Published Wednesday, March 1, 2017
By Brian Knox

Decatur ISD Superintendent Rod Townsend announced Tuesday he will retire at the end of the school year.

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3 arrested following theft

Published Wednesday, March 1, 2017
By Brian Knox

A report of a shoplifter at the Decatur Wal-Mart Monday ended in three arrests.

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Monstrous machine: DHS auto tech students build behemoth truck

Published Wednesday, March 1, 2017
By David Talley

It's titled under "1984 Chevy pickup." But the nearly 10-foot tall, 5-ton behemoth lurking in the Decatur High School Auto Tech bay is nothing like any vehicle that's rolled off a production floor.

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Schools hold first bilingual spelling bee

Published Wednesday, March 1, 2017
By Brian Knox

One by one, students walked to the front of the stage, preparing to hear the word they would be asked to spell.

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Education Briefs for Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Published Wednesday, March 1, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Boyd Middle School will host an open house 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 7.

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News Briefs for Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Published Wednesday, March 1, 2017
By Messenger Staff

The Wise County Appraisal District is offering a series of information programs designed to help everyone better understand the Texas Property Tax System and what the Appraisal District does.

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Basketball: Red-hot Eagles shoot down Kaufman – Decatur returns to region quarterfinal

Basketball: Red-hot Eagles shoot down Kaufman – Decatur returns to region quarterfinal

Published Wednesday, March 1, 2017
By Richard Greene

Kaufman started the game hoping to slow the Decatur Eagles and set a deliberate pace. The strategy worked - for almost four minutes.

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Track: Eagles take relays

Published Wednesday, March 1, 2017
By Richard Greene

Led by their victory in the 4x200 relay, the Decatur Eagles won the title at the Eagle Relays last Thursday.

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George W. Bates

Published Wednesday, March 1, 2017
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George W. Bates, 95, of Decatur, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, in Decatur.

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Jimmy John Jones

Published Wednesday, March 1, 2017
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Jimmy John Jones, 73, of Decatur, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, in Decatur.

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Defending champs Lincoln outlasts Decatur in OT, 61-55

Published Wednesday, March 1, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Decatur Eagles dug out of a 12-1 hole to start the game and used a one-handed jumper from Wilson Hicks and a defensive stop in the closing seconds to force overtime Tuesday night. In the extra period, Lincoln’s Tacorian Jones’ quick hands provided the difference. The guard made a pair of steals. The second he converted into a layup and-one that put the defending 4A champions up six and on the way to the 61-55 victory in the Region II quarterfinal at Richland High School.

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Broken pole leads to widespread outage

Broken pole leads to widespread outage

Published Saturday, February 25, 2017
By Brian Knox

Friday's work day started off in the dark for many in Decatur.

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Basketball: Hicks, Eagles hang on – Senior knocks down free throws to force OT in win

Published Saturday, February 25, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Decatur Eagles' 15-point, second-half lead evaporated into a two-point deficit in the final 20 seconds Tuesday after Dallas Pinkston's Antwonne Wright splashed in a corner 3-pointer.

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