UPDATE

Update for Friday, May 24, 2019

GRADUATION TIME - Five area high schools will hold graduation ceremonies tonight, and another will hold graduation Saturday. Tonight's high school graduations include Decatur at 7 in the UNT Coliseum in Denton, Alvord at 7 in the high school gym, Boyd at 7:30 at Yellowjacket Stadium, Chico at 7 in the high school gym and Slidell at 7 at the secondary campus auditorium.

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Planting successful seeds: Farming dreams keep high school graduate close to home Charging into future Walker named Pitcher of the Year: Lady Bulldogs, Lady Dragons earn all-district honors
 
Planting successful seeds: Farming dreams keep high school graduate close to home

Planting successful seeds: Farming dreams keep high school graduate close to home

After strapping on well-worn boots, home school senior Clayton Taylor ventures out into a black sky, surrounded by thousands of acres of green and gold.

Charging into future

Charging into future

The Bridgeport Class of 2019 toss their hats in the air at the end of commencement Saturday at UNT's Coliseum.

Walker named Pitcher of the Year: Lady Bulldogs, Lady Dragons earn all-district honors

Walker named Pitcher of the Year: Lady Bulldogs, Lady Dragons earn all-district honors

Alvord senior Kinly Walker was named District 12-2A Pitcher of the Year after helping the Lady Bulldogs win their first bi-district title since 2016.




NEWS HEADLINES

Round in tree prompts scare

Published Wednesday, May 22, 2019
By Richard Greene

A surprising discovery was made by Allen Vaught Sunday afternoon when cutting down a tree on family property north of Boonsville.

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Late soldier causes stir: Light shown on service to country

Published Wednesday, May 22, 2019
By Richard Greene

Allen Vaught knew the words he was saying to the 911 dispatcher Sunday had to sound a bit awkward as he explained he'd found a bomb in a tree.

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Old space, new face: Wise County Park upgraded

Published Wednesday, May 22, 2019
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County Park is rolling out the welcome mat for Memorial Day weekend.

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Planting successful seeds: Farming dreams keep high school graduate close to home

Published Wednesday, May 22, 2019
By Austin Jackson

After strapping on well-worn boots, home school senior Clayton Taylor ventures out into a black sky, surrounded by thousands of acres of green and gold.

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SPORTS HEADLINES

Lady Eagles dominate Andrews, one win from state tournament

Published Thursday, May 23, 2019.
By Reece Waddell

Decatur blanked Andrews 7-0 in Game 1 of the 4A Region I final Thursday night at Abilene Christian and is now one win from the state tournament.

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Decatur to meet Andrews in Region I final

Published Wednesday, May 22, 2019
By Reece Waddell

After falling one win shy of the state tournament last year, the Decatur Lady Eagles will have their chance for redemption this week in the 4A Region I final.

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OUR OPINIONS

All Around Wise: Boyd ISD starts large task of replacing West


Published Saturday, May 18, 2019 | By Richard Greene

Three jobs ago for yours truly, I interviewed Ted West in September 2012. The longtime educator had just been named the lone finalist to be the superintendent at Boyd after carrying out a variety of roles in the district, including and not limited to assistant superintendent, high school principal and interim superintendent. I'm sure dishwasher and ball boy were filled somewhere along the way.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Tax changes needed

Published Wednesday, May 22, 2019
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While state law only allows for a 10 percent property tax increase per year, it seems our county has found a loophole.

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Appraisals getting out of hand

Published Wednesday, May 8, 2019
By Ronald Willis

In the April 27 Messenger, a front page story stated home values jumped 8.7 percent and the average in Decatur and Paradise jumped nearly $20,000.

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