Local districts make the grade

Published Wednesday, August 16, 2017
By Richard Greene

All Wise County districts and campuses received a passing grade in the 2017 preliminary accountability ratings released Tuesday by the Texas Education Agency.

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Ready to run: Elementary principal adopts Greyhound traditions

Published Wednesday, August 9, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Slidell Elementary School is welcoming a new principal for 2017-18.

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Back to School: Slidell

Published Wednesday, August 9, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Back to School: Slidell

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Listen to the Master trimmer

Published Saturday, August 5, 2017
By Irene Wilson

No clouds to obscure the sun, temperature soared. The heat shimmered off the road in front of the house. And while I enjoy hot temperatures, manual labor and heat combined made me a hot, sweaty mess.

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Cross Country: Runners hit course for new year

Published Saturday, July 29, 2017
By Richard Greene

One of longtime Decatur cross country coach David Park's many sayings is "summer miles equal fall smiles."

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Certified tax values released

Published July 25, 2017
By Racey Burden

Certified tax values rose throughout most of the county this year, buoyed by increases in real estate values across the board. According to the certified values released by Chief Appraiser Mickey Hand, Wise County will see an overall increase of 3.1 percent, bringing total taxable values to $6,434,419,903. The county‚Äôs real estate values increased by […]

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Vanover makes dean’s list

Published Wednesday, July 19, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Shelby Vanover, a 2016 graduate of Slidell High School, was name to the College of Engineering dean's list for the 2017 spring semester at the University of Texas Arlington.

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Basketball: Chasing the cup – Slidell finishes 11th in Class A

Basketball: Chasing the cup – Slidell finishes 11th in Class A

Published Wednesday, July 5, 2017
By Richard Greene

Slidell nearly cracked the top 10 for the second time in three years in the University Interscholastic League's Class A Lone Star Cup rankings.

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Denny Deady Sportsman of the Year: Clearing hurdles – Roof caps career with medal

Denny Deady Sportsman of the Year: Clearing hurdles – Roof caps career with medal

Published Saturday, July 1, 2017
By Richard Greene

With the blast of the gun, Kayson Roof started churning her legs before bounding over the first hurdle.

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Basketball: Pierce takes over as Slidell AD

Basketball: Pierce takes over as Slidell AD

Published Wednesday, June 28, 2017
By Richard Greene

Casey Pierce joined Todd McCormick's staff at Slidell in 2013, taking over the cross country and track teams and assisting with boys basketball.

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Gift of a lifetime: Teacher gives colleague needed organ

Gift of a lifetime: Teacher gives colleague needed organ

Published Saturday, June 10, 2017
By David Talley

For nine years Bowie High School teacher Ronnie Mund lived with at or around 20 percent kidney function.

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Basketball: McCormick leaves post at Slidell

Published Wednesday, June 7, 2017
By Richard Greene

After 20 years in coaching and 17 as a head coach, Todd McCormick is hanging up the whistle.

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Storm damages buildings in Slidell

Storm damages buildings in Slidell

Published Wednesday, May 24, 2017
By Richard Greene

Mayra Calderon woke up early Tuesday morning to lightning flashes and the sound of thunder and couldn't get back to sleep.

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Zidermanis, Licea aim to be best sellers

Published Wednesday, May 24, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Valedictorian Adina Zidermanis, daughter of Austrums and Rosie Zidermanis, and salutatorian Lisbet Licea, daughter of Guillermo and Lidia Licea, will write their own story as they graduate Slidell High School.

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Tennis: Serving silver

Published Wednesday, May 24, 2017
By Messenger Staff

"Getting second was exciting. Of course I wanted first, but just making it that far and getting to finals was an achievement."

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Track/Golf: Precious Medals

Published Saturday, May 20, 2017
By Richard Greene

Track/Golf: Precious Medals

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Tennis: Coston earns silver medal at state

Published Saturday, May 20, 2017
By Richard Greene

Stone Coston is bringing a silver medal back to Slidell.

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Track: Silver lining – Roof closes career with silver medal in hurdles

Track: Silver lining – Roof closes career with silver medal in hurdles

Published Wednesday, May 17, 2017
By Zach Duncan

Kayson Roof left Mike A. Myers Stadium with no regrets Friday night.

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Bring your mom to work; Slidell mother/son duo team up for the Rangers

Bring your mom to work; Slidell mother/son duo team up for the Rangers

Published Saturday, May 13, 2017
By Racey Burden

Baseball completely dominates Jake Dunlap's room. There are pennants hanging along the walls, souvenir cups lining the top of a shelf, a signed jersey on the bed and a game playing on TV in the background.

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Track: Roof lands fifth-place finish

Published Saturday, May 13, 2017
By Richard Greene

After not vaulting last year, Slidell senior Kayson Roof made a return to the state meet runway Friday.

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