UPDATE

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

SPEED LIMIT LOWERED ON HALSELL - Bridgeport City Council voted Monday to decrease the speed limit from 30 to 25 mph along Halsell, an action recommended by Bridgeport Police Chief Steve Stanford. Stanford also recommended two stop signs on Halsell be removed, from the intersections of 10th and 12th Streets. Stanford said it would be wise to put yield to pedestrian signs at the intersections without stop signs.

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Decatur man wins Chisholm Trail Days art contest

Decatur man wins Chisholm Trail Days art contest

A mounted cowboy carefully drives a lively herd of cattle down a gravel road, his quiet resolve offsetting the hectic chore. Behind him, two pickups keep the caravan in check.

Volleyball: Boyd enters 3A poll

Volleyball: Boyd enters 3A poll

After securing their second straight tournament title over the weekend, the Boyd Lady Yellowjackets entered the Texas Girls Coaches Association's Class 3A top 10 Monday.

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Kylie Pickard and Grace Henson peek over their books early Tuesday morning at Chico Elementary.




NEWS HEADLINES

Man arrested for sexual abuse of child

Published Wednesday, August 24, 2016
By Brian Knox

A Bridgeport man has been arrested for sexual abuse of a child, and investigators are concerned about more victims.

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Average utility bill could increase $10

Published Wednesday, August 24, 2016
By Brian Knox

Decatur residents could soon see higher utility bills after hearing about proposed fee increases at Monday's city council meeting.

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Decatur man wins Chisholm Trail Days art contest

Published Wednesday, August 24, 2016
By David Talley

A mounted cowboy carefully drives a lively herd of cattle down a gravel road, his quiet resolve offsetting the hectic chore. Behind him, two pickups keep the caravan in check.

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County to offer retiree medical program

Published Wednesday, August 24, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Retired county employees will now have access to a Medicare supplement through the Texas Association of Counties (TAC).

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SPORTS HEADLINES

Football: Cutting travel time – Alaska transfer settles into new home

Published Wednesday, August 24, 2016
By Richard Greene

Friday night, Cody Ellis will make his first road trip with the Decatur Eagles for the season opener.

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Football: Eagles primed for opener

Published Wednesday, August 24, 2016
By Richard Greene

After having their playoff run cut short in the first round last year, the Decatur Eagles have counted down the days to getting back on the field.

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OUR OPINIONS

Bonding over summer’s grand finale – #CampPatti


Published Wednesday, August 24, 2016 | By Danielle Scroggins

Many teachers have been back in school since Aug. 1 learning new instructional techniques, streamlining classroom technology and decorating classrooms. It's a nice feeling to reboot, restart and refresh for the new academic year - to be inspired by guest speakers and student success stories.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Keep tax collection with Shaw

Published Wednesday, August 24, 2016
By Garry Bible

The Texas Constitution, Article 8, says that qualified voters of each county shall elect an assessor-collector of taxes for the county.

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Give pickle snow cones a chance

Published Wednesday, August 17, 2016
By Allie Tribe

I'm writing in regard to Racey Burden's and David Talley's latest snow cone tasting column.

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