Eagles take second at Decatur tourney

Published Wednesday, December 12, 2018
By Messenger St

The Decatur Eagles went 5-1 at the Decatur Invitational over the weekend, falling to the Oklahoma City Storm 47-42 in the championship.

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Lady Eagles snag second at Peaster tourney

Published Wednesday, December 12, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Decatur lost a heartbreaker to undefeated Nocona in the championship of the Peaster Tournament Saturday, falling 40-39.

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Granting a cherished wish; 4-year-old visits Disney World

Published Saturday, December 8, 2018
By Austin Jackson

Beyond the flashing lights of the arcade, a little girl from Alvord with curly hair and bright eyes chomps down on some pepperoni pizza Wednesday night at Cici's Pizza and Buffet in Decatur.

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Ethan Matthew Lee

Published Saturday, December 8, 2018
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Dana and Mike Lee of Alvord announce the birth of a son, Ethan Matthew

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Maddalynn Joy Kellum

Published Saturday, December 8, 2018
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Rachel and John Kellum Jr. of Prescott, Kan., announce the birth of a daughter, Maddalynn Joy

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Alvord overcomes sloppy start to knock off Prairie Valley, stay unbeaten

Published Tuesday, December 4, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

Alvord overcame a sloppy start Tuesday night, using a 12-2 third-quarter run to sprint past Prairie Valley 72-57.

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News Briefs for Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Published Wednesday, December 5, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Wise County Salvation Army needs local volunteers to ring the bell for its annual Red Kettle campaign at two locations in Wise County: Walmart in Decatur and Brookshire's in Bridgeport.

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Plans for gym renovation take shape

Published Saturday, December 1, 2018
By Brian Knox

The Alvord School Board Monday reviewed plans for the renovations of its elementary school gym and could take action at its meeting in January.

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Lady Bulldogs earn all-district honors

Published Saturday, December 1, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Three Alvord Lady Bulldogs earned second-team District 11-2A honors.

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Joshua Garrison

Published Saturday, December 1, 2018
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Jeff and Autumn Garrison of Alvord announce the birth of a son, Joshua

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Jury finds man guilty of misdemeanor assault

Published Saturday, November 17, 2018
By Brian Knox

An Alvord man facing prison time for a felony assault charge was instead found guilty of a misdemeanor charge by a Wise County jury Wednesday.

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Thoughtful surprise

Published Saturday, November 17, 2018
By Jeanne Green

On Veterans Day, I visited my mother and dad's graves at the Alvord Cemetery.

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Turnover bug dooms Alvord in bi-district loss to Winters

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By Austin Jackson

A case of the fumbles started at the worst possible time for the Alvord Bulldogs Thursday night against the Winters Blizzards. The Alvord defense was playing lights out and the offense was clicking midway through the first quarter in a scoreless game at Indian Stadium in Comanche. Alvord quarterback Corbyn Cornell connected with Tanner Richey […]

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Game of the week for Friday, November 16, 2018

Published Wednesday, November 14, 2018
By Reece Waddell

After a crushing 49-48 loss to Gainesville in the regular season finale, Decatur will try to bounce back quickly for its 4A Region I bi-district game against Dumas.

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Judy E. Taylor

Published Wednesday, November 14, 2018
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Judy E. Taylor, 67, of Alvord, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, in Alvord.

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Alvord clinches second seed, romps Olney

Published Friday, November 9, 2018.
By Messenger Staff

The Alvord Bulldogs clinched the second seed out of District 4-2A Division I Friday with a 54-6 dismantling of the Olney Cubs. Alvord will play Winters in the bi-district round. The Bulldogs rolled up 429 yards, including 282 on the ground. Corbyn Cornell got the Bulldogs rolling with a 12-yard touchdown pass to Reece Silletti. […]

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Plenty to decide: Playoff scenarios to play out in finale

Published Wednesday, November 7, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Six Wise County schools will battle for playoff positioning Friday night.

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Game of the Week for Friday, November 9, 2018

Published Wednesday, November 7, 2018
By Reece Waddell

No stranger to games with playoff implications, the Boyd Yellowjackets will square off with Whitesboro Friday with postseason seeding on the line.

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Legends of the Week for Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Published Wednesday, November 7, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Legends of the Week for Wednesday, November 7, 2018

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Moran Carl Roop Jr.

Published Wednesday, November 7, 2018
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Moran Carl Roop Jr., 84, of Alvord, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, in Decatur.

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