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Thursday, April 17, 2014

TxDOT TO ADDRESS PROBLEMATIC STRETCH OF U.S. 81/287 - The Texas Department of Transportation plans to perform maintenance on the northbound lanes of U.S. 81/287 today from Business 380 to the U.S. 380 overpass in Decatur. Traffic will be reduced to one lane from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Motorists should expect delays. TxDOT public information officer, Natalie Galindo, said Wednesday work will be done to improve the traction on that stretch of roadway. This section of U.S. 81/287 has been the site of many accidents, most of which have involved 18-wheelers. The most recent wreck was Sunday when a tractor-trailer traveling northbound on U.S. 81/287, near the 380 exit, crashed through the cement barrier into the southbound lanes. One of its fuel tanks broke loose, striking a southbound pickup driven by an Alvord man, who is recovering from his injuries at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth.

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Fuel tank strikes pickup, injures driver Area hoppin’ with Easter celebrations Jones wins playoff for silver medal
 
Fuel tank strikes pickup, injures driver

Fuel tank strikes pickup, injures driver

An Alvord man was injured Sunday morning when a fuel tank from an 18-wheeler broke free and struck the pickup he was driving on U.S. 81/287.

Area hoppin’ with Easter celebrations

Area hoppin’ with Easter celebrations

Easter is this Sunday, and many communities, churches and local organizations are planning to host egg hunts to celebrate the holiday.

Jones wins playoff for silver medal

Jones wins playoff for silver medal

At 4 over par with four holes left, Drew Jones knew he needed a big shot as he walked up the 18th fairway at Tanglewood Golf Resort in Pottsboro Tuesday afternoon.


NEWS HEADLINES

County sees first traffic fatality of 2014

Published Wednesday, April 16, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

A Decatur man injured in a head-on collision southeast of Paradise last month has become Wise County's first traffic fatality of 2014.

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Chapman to leave Paradise ISD job

Published Wednesday, April 16, 2014
By Jimmy Alford

Paradise ISD is looking for new leadership as Superintendent Monty Chapman resigned Monday night during a special meeting.

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Fuel tank strikes pickup, injures driver

Published Wednesday, April 16, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

An Alvord man was injured Sunday morning when a fuel tank from an 18-wheeler broke free and struck the pickup he was driving on U.S. 81/287.

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Area hoppin’ with Easter celebrations

Published Wednesday, April 16, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Easter is this Sunday, and many communities, churches and local organizations are planning to host egg hunts to celebrate the holiday.

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SPORTS HEADLINES

Winners converge on court

Published Wednesday, April 16, 2014
By Richard Greene

One drifted in from the east and another traveled from the far south - but Gavin Buchanan and Pedro Marson have quickly made a huge impact on the Decatur tennis program.

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Jones wins playoff for silver medal

Published Wednesday, April 16, 2014
By Richard Greene

At 4 over par with four holes left, Drew Jones knew he needed a big shot as he walked up the 18th fairway at Tanglewood Golf Resort in Pottsboro Tuesday afternoon.

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OUR OPINIONS

Noticing the ‘sames’ and the ‘differents’


Published Wednesday, April 16, 2014 | By Gerre Joiner

Well, I got to the coffee shop too late to neighbor with anyone. Everyone is already gone. Phoned one friend who is doing a little farming today. Too busy to drink coffee with anybody today. So I have a little time for reflective thinking.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Another one sacrificed to the ‘drug war’

Published Wednesday, April 9, 2014
By Rusty White

Re: "Jury delivers guilty verdict in drug case:" Why are we, the taxpayers, being forced to pay for supposed crimes where there are no victims or violence in a citizen's actions and/or private and personal choices?

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Disappointed in superintendent’s response

Published Saturday, April 5, 2014
By Vic Czerniak

I just finished reading the Wednesday edition of the Messenger. Mr. Branum sought legal counsel for direction on a tie vote in which the renewal of the athletic director's contract did not receive a majority and thus did not pass.

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