No good choice for president

Published Wednesday, November 2, 2016
By Jim Taylor

On Monday, I had the privilege of being the first person in line to vote at the early voting center in Bridgeport. I have done my civic duty.

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Upcoming Halloween Events

Published Saturday, October 29, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Messenger photographer Joe Duty will take portraits of trick-or-treaters 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, at his Messenger studio, 115 S. Trinity St. Enter on the south side of the building.

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Football: Bowie holds off Paradise, 36-28

Published Saturday, October 29, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Strong performances by Paradise’s special teams couldn’t overcome a determined Bowie unit as the Jackrabbits topped the Panthers 36-28 Friday night.

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Cross Country: Runners take aim at state bids

Published Saturday, October 29, 2016
By Richard Greene

Hitting the race course Saturday at the Lynn Creek Park in Grand Prairie, David Park would like to see his runners bring home the region title. But that's not the main mission.

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Pumpkin patch kids

Published Saturday, October 29, 2016
By Joe Duty

Paradise Intermediate School's 3rd annual pumpkin painting contest drew many competitors.

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Upcoming Halloween Events

Published Wednesday, October 26, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Senior Care's 7th Annual Fall Fest is 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27.

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Education Briefs for Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Published Wednesday, October 26, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Slidell ISD will dismiss at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28.

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Football: Panthers cling to playoff hopes

Published Wednesday, October 26, 2016
By Richard Greene

The Paradise Panthers struggled on both sides of the ball last Friday in a disappointing loss to the Ponder Lions.

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Raymond E. Clayton

Published Wednesday, October 26, 2016
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Raymond E. Clayton, 81, of Paradise, died Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, in Paradise.

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Ballot features contested races at all levels

Published Saturday, October 22, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Presidential candidates Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton have dominated national news coverage leading up to the Nov. 8 general election, but voters have several local and state races to decide.

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Bands compete this weekend

Published Saturday, October 22, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Local high school bands will march today (Saturday) in regional UIL contests.

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Football: Ponder pulls away from Paradise late, 26-14

Published Saturday, October 22, 2016
By Richard Greene

Shane Scott’s 2-yard run early in the fourth quarter broke a deadlock and paved the way for the Ponder Lions’ 26-14 win over Paradise Friday.

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Ima Jean Culwell Lewis

Published Saturday, October 22, 2016
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Ima Jean Culwell Lewis, 86, of Paradise, died Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, in Paradise.

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Kaiden Garrett Baker

Published Saturday, October 22, 2016
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Kayla Hambrick and Joseph Baker II of Paradise announce the birth of a son, Kaiden Garrett Baker

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Paradise School Board considers new graduation site

Published Wednesday, October 19, 2016
By Racey Burden

Paradise School Board discussed the district's future growth Monday.

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Home-grown educator: Seckman goes from student to assistant superintendent

Published Wednesday, October 19, 2016
By Racey Burden

For her whole life Patti Seckman has called Paradise home.

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Education Briefs for Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Published Wednesday, October 19, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Paradise PTO is having a fall festival at the elementary school 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22.

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Paradise ISD Student Spotlights for Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Published Wednesday, October 19, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Paradise ISD Student Spotlights for Wednesday, October 19, 2016

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Cross Country: Richardson, Boyd take second at district

Cross Country: Richardson, Boyd take second at district

Published Wednesday, October 19, 2016
By Richard Greene

Running with Holliday's talented duo of James Sheriff and Eric Fulton in the first mile, Connor Richardson knew he was pushing himself.

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Cross Country: Paradise pack advances

Published Wednesday, October 19, 2016
By Richard Greene

Going into the 8-3A championship, the Paradise Lady Panthers hoped to lean on strength in numbers rather than blazing individual results.

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