Steeler to teacher: Former quarterback recounts experiences as professional athlete

Published Saturday, November 11, 2017
By Nathaniel Carr

He sits at his desk with two blue and white Decatur baseball jerseys hanging to his left, and in the drawer to the right sits a gold and black ring, with clear white diamonds in the band.

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Welcoming young reporters to the newsroom

Published Saturday, September 23, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

The Wise County Messenger has partnered again with student journalists for a program called "Youth Spoken." As the name implies, it will offer young people a voice on the pages of the Messenger.

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Anticipating new community connection

Published Saturday, September 23, 2017
By Taylor Durham

My name is Taylor Durham. I'm 17 years old and a junior at Decatur High School.

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Grateful for chance to share creativity

Published Saturday, September 23, 2017
By Nathaniel Carr

Hello everyone, my name is Nathaniel Carr, but my peers call me Nate. I'm a junior at Decatur High School where I'm the webmaster for the print and online Journal.

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Flying high: Pilot Jaci Christian takes to the sky for new adventures

Flying high: Pilot Jaci Christian takes to the sky for new adventures

Published Saturday, June 11, 2016
By Mickey Drewry

Sitting at her polished-wood dining table with David Crowder Band blaring from the speaker on the windowsill, Jaci (Isham) Christian looked comfortable - there was another glow about her - a halo of confidence and ease, the mark of someone who has her life together.

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Rhine follows her heart to the mission field

Published Saturday, October 3, 2015
By Mickey Drewery

A Compassion International video tugged at her heartstrings, and her dream to go to Africa was born.

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Relishing ‘the little things’ during senior year

Published Saturday, September 26, 2015
By Mickey Drewry

I didn't expect it to be so easy, the beginning of the end. After 12 first days of school, one would think I would know what to expect. But as I drove home Aug. 24 - my last, first day of school - I was disappointed.

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Balancing hard work with making memories

Published Saturday, September 26, 2015
By Shelby Vanover

When I was assigned to write an article on how I felt about going into my senior year, I was completely stumped.

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Tough Tank: K-9 partners with Boyd officer to make drug arrests

Tough Tank: K-9 partners with Boyd officer to make drug arrests

Published Wednesday, September 2, 2015
By Rachael Ussery

Meet Boyd's newest addition to the police department - Tank. He has a variety of different collars, his own officer identification card and a full-time job sniffing out illegal drugs.

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Former Decatur HS valedictorian pursues career in forensics

Published Wednesday, August 19, 2015
By Mickey Drewery

While she grew up watching crime scene investigative shows all her life, Kelsey Garner of Decatur never imagined she'd be the one behind the caution tape.

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4-Hers win big at Texas 4-H Roundup

Published Wednesday, August 5, 2015
By Shelby Vanover

This year Wise County sent 36 4-Hers, including 22 competitors to Texas 4-H Roundup in College Station June 8-11.

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Honoring those who served; DHS plans Military Hall of Honor

Published Wednesday, July 22, 2015
By Mickey Drewry

Decatur High School is creating a Military Hall of Honor as a tribute to its graduates, who are also veterans.

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Music with a Message: Local teen to perform at House of Blues

Published Saturday, April 27, 2013
By Cristin Morgan

Eko. It's three letters, one word and the next big thing.

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Don’t forget my Farm Bill! Agriculture legislation off to a slow start

Published Saturday, April 13, 2013
By Paris Walter

All I want for graduation is an updated Farm Bill. Seriously.

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DHS grad playing key role in bat conservation

Published Saturday, April 6, 2013
By Cristin Morgan

Latin America is an extremely important region for bat conservation. It is home to at least 345 known species of bats (compared to just 47 in the U.S.), and 40 of those are considered vulnerable or critically endangered.

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Flamenco team shows the soul of Spanish culture

Flamenco team shows the soul of Spanish culture

Published Wednesday, April 3, 2013
By Madeline Pena

The best way to understand culture is to experience it. The Decatur High School flamenco team lives up to this motto.

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Morse to direct last play at DHS

Published Wednesday, January 16, 2013
By Cristin Morgan

This Saturday, the curtain will rise one last time under the direction of Decatur High School theatre director Lance Morse.

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Ready to share 2013’s news online

Published Wednesday, January 2, 2013
By Madeline Pena

Congratulations! We've survived the 2012 Apocalypse. Admit it. In the weeks prior to "the end of the world," we found ourselves Google-searching "Mayan legends," "What time will the world end?" or "Top 10 things you should have when natural disaster strikes."

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A year of courage

Published Wednesday, January 2, 2013
By Paris Walther

At 16 years old, Gabby Douglas and her gymnastics team won the team all-around gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

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Here I come, 2013

Published Wednesday, January 2, 2013
By Cristin Morgan

The past year comes to a close with memories I will never forget: going to New York City with the high school journalism department and my mom, riding in a helicopter for the first time, getting a new car for graduation a year early, three high school bomb threats.

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