UPDATE

Monday, April 27, 2015

MAN ARRESTED AFTER STANDOFF - A 34-year-old man was arrested Sunday night after a short standoff on West Mill Street with Decatur Police. Officers were called to 417 W. Mill St. just before 7 p.m. when a woman called 911 saying two men were about to fight in the front yard. When officers walked into the yard to speak to Luis Romo, the man ran into the house and shut the door. Officers approached the house cautiously and spoke with Romo through a window. Decatur Fire Department and Wise County EMS were called to the scene to treat an injured 12-year-old female who had allegedly been slapped by Romo. A Spanish-speaking officer was called to the scene to help, and Romo eventually let officers inside and was arrested peacefully. Romo was charged with Class A assault family violence and evading arrest. Maria Colorado, 47, was also arrested for interference with a public servant because she grabbed an officer's arm as he ran after Romo in the yard. Hostage negotiators from the Wise County Sheriff's Office were called to the scene, and the SWAT team was on standby. Texas Ranger Ron Pettigrew also assisted, as well as sheriff's deputies, state troopers and a game warden.

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Bonding over Birdies: Brothers build relationship around disc golf Student speakers hope to repeat sweep Golf & Baseball: Successful balance – Elder adds to 2 teams
 
Bonding over Birdies: Brothers build relationship around disc golf

Bonding over Birdies: Brothers build relationship around disc golf

The Galindo brothers weren't close growing up in Decatur. Mario and Ruben were separated by 11 years and were always in different stages of life.

Student speakers hope to repeat sweep

Student speakers hope to repeat sweep

A precise speech pattern, intense eye contact and thoughtful ideas are not characteristics associated with stereotypical teenagers.

Golf & Baseball: Successful balance – Elder adds to 2 teams

Golf & Baseball: Successful balance – Elder adds to 2 teams

When asked about his past week, Bryce Elder calmly agrees it's been fun but gives little other emotion.




NEWS HEADLINES

Bonding over Birdies: Brothers build relationship around disc golf

Published Saturday, April 25, 2015
By Travis Lisle

The Galindo brothers weren't close growing up in Decatur. Mario and Ruben were separated by 11 years and were always in different stages of life.

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Mother confirms missing teen’s death

Published Saturday, April 25, 2015
By Jake Harris

A dead body discovered in Bridgeport Wednesday afternoon has not been officially identified by authorities, but Bridgeport resident Jennifer Fortune says it's her son, 17-year-old Brant Boatman.

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Early voting starts Monday

Published Saturday, April 25, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Early voting for the May 9 school board and city council elections starts Monday.

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Calculating the cost of the school bond

Published Saturday, April 25, 2015
By Brian Knox

Whether you are considering buying a pair of running shoes or a new truck - or voting for bond items such as a resurfaced track or new buses - it usually boils down to one question. How much is this going to cost me?

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SPORTS HEADLINES

Track: Paradise run to area title

Published Saturday, April 25, 2015
By Richard Greene

After taking the handoff with a slight lead on Bowie's anchor leg, Paradise senior Mikeala Beck found herself in a tight footrace to the finish line Thursday.

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Track: Kyle captures three medals

Published Saturday, April 25, 2015
By Richard Greene

At the area meet last year, Decatur's Jessi Kyle squeezed into the Class 3A Region II meet with fourth-place finishes in the pole vault, 800 and 1,600.

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OUR OPINIONS

Adios, until next time


Published Saturday, April 25, 2015 | By Jake Harris

When CBS legend Bob Schieffer announced his retirement earlier this month, he said he wouldn't have had his legendary career if it weren't for Fort Worth and the opportunities the city gave him. While I'm no Bob Schieffer, I agree with his sentiment that "I've never believed too much in the self-made man theory - I think we all get a little help."

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Judge disappoints citizens

Published Saturday, April 25, 2015
By Lena Wells

First off I would like to thank you, Judge Clark, for all your efforts with trying to make sure House Bill 40, co-authored by state legislator Phil King, passes. As you are aware, I am being factious.

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Bond also benefits young students

Published Saturday, April 25, 2015
By Teri Houchin

I am a parent of five young children. Four of the five children are Decatur ISD students. Though it may appear that this bond election, specifically, Proposition No. 2 does not affect my young elementary school children, it most certainly does.

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