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Breaking the mold; Students work to win prestigious FFA award

Published Wednesday, August 15, 2012
By Paris Walther

Walking down the ag barn hallway, FFA adviser Jim Allsup searches the banner-clad walls for a spot to hang an award he is particularly proud of.

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Injured teacher became inspiration for video project

Injured teacher became inspiration for video project

Published Saturday, April 14, 2012
By Madeline Pena

A smile emerges from my face as I refresh our Vimeo homepage. In only 30 minutes our Lip Dub 2012 video had received 54 views.

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Earning their card; Professional cowboys serve as role models for younger generation

Published Wednesday, March 7, 2012
By Paris Walther

More than 10 PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association) cardholders reside in Wise County today, including nine-time All-Around Champion Trevor Brazile, eight-time World Champion Calf Roper Roy Cooper, and sons Clif, Clint and Tuf Cooper.

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A grand calling; Many grandparents are filling the role of parents

Published Wednesday, February 29, 2012
By Madeline Pena

Grandparents who are serving as parents once again are becoming a common sight.

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Entering the unknown

Published Wednesday, February 8, 2012
By Cristin Morgan

Stress, nausea, headaches, sweaty palms, nail biting and shivers - these symptoms are experienced by students, teachers and parents when testing time rolls around in Texas.

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No excuses, just smiles

Published Wednesday, January 11, 2012
By Madeline Pena

Senior Lupe Perez walks the Decatur High School hallways greeting everyone she knows with a warm, contagious smile. It's hard to frown in her presence; her happy spirit has changed others' outlook on life.

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What I’ll remember from 2011

Published Saturday, December 31, 2011
By Paris Walter

As I was walking through town, I overheard a grumbling woman say to the person next to her, "I'm so ready for this year to be over."

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High school student writes, directs his own play

Published Wednesday, December 28, 2011
By Cristin Morgan

Suicide. Eating disorders. These are not just happening in movies; they are reality. A Decatur High School actor saw this and decided it needed to be recognized. Reality needed to be heard.

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Technology-smart teens help businesses in community

Published Wednesday, December 14, 2011
By Cristin Morgan

Teens embedded in Facebook, Pinterest, Skype and texting have become the generation with technology minds.

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Decatur FFA welcomes new ag teacher

Published Wednesday, October 19, 2011
By Paris Walther

During the Fourth of July weekend, Decatur High School's ag teacher, Rick Elmore, received a job offer from Dubiski Career High School in Grand Prairie to teach mechanics.

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Capitol performance: Students provide entertainment for state convention

Published Wednesday, October 12, 2011
By Madeline Pena

The iridescent sheen of sequined glasses, ties, belts and hats take command of the opening number at the Austin convention center.

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‘Working lunch’ program showing positive early returns

Published Wednesday, October 5, 2011
By Cristin Morgan

"On time, every time," Principal Jason Cochran said. That is Decatur High School's new motto in regard to students' class work.

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Blessings for the less fortunate

Published Sunday, July 31, 2011
By Cristin Morgan

Six cans. Three desserts. Three toiletries. Juice. Forty-three families this week. Eighty families last week. Once-a-month visit.

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Gracefully klutzy

Published Thursday, June 16, 2011
By Madeline Pena

People look at ballerinas and instantly think "grace." Let's just say, in the real world, grace is not my specialty.

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Memories forever, sisters forever

Published Thursday, June 2, 2011
By Cristin Morgan

My sister Casie Morgan graduates today from Decatur High School class of 2011. After she leaves for college, I will continue high school for two more years.

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Water is nature’s remedy

Published Thursday, May 19, 2011
By Paris Walther

I hear it before I see it. Crashing into my window, the only thing stopping it from breaking in is streaking glass.

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Triathlon introduces kids to the event

Published Thursday, May 19, 2011
By Cristin Morgan

Children from all around participated in the Hooty's Kid's Tri Saturday May 7.

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Applying for a summer job

Published Thursday, May 12, 2011
By Katie Olson

Students applying for jobs during the summer may find difficulty without prior knowledge in the work force.

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Splash into summer jobs

Published Thursday, May 12, 2011
By Cristin Morgan

Summer jobs are available for teens interested in earning extra money and learning about responsibility.

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Once upon a musical; Community theatre performs royal comedy

Published Thursday, May 5, 2011
By Madeline Pena

With a height of 'twenty-downy mattresses" and a pea underneath the bottom mattress, Kate Cowling portrays the lead role of Winfred, creating a whole new level of beauty sleep.

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