City honors police chief

Published Wednesday, January 17, 2018
By Roy J. Eaton

Decatur Police Chief Rex Hoskins was honored for 35 years service at the city's annual employee appreciation banquet Friday at the Decatur Conference Center.

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Education Briefs for Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Published Wednesday, January 17, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Boyd Elementary will hold its Snowflake Scamper Fun Run Jan. 25 during PE class.

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News Briefs for Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Published Wednesday, January 17, 2018
By Messenger Staff

The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to serve on the Local Disaster Action Team to respond to local disasters such as house fires and tornadoes.

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Basketball: Heartbreak – Buzzer-beater sinks Decatur

Basketball: Heartbreak – Buzzer-beater sinks Decatur

Published Wednesday, January 17, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Decatur and Argyle added another thrilling chapter to their rivalry Friday night.

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Soccer: Bulls win Denison Cup

Published Wednesday, January 17, 2018
By Reece Waddell

The Bridgeport Bulls continued their hot start to the season over the weekend, sweeping all four of their matches to win the Denison Cup.

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Mary Marie Taylor

Published Wednesday, January 17, 2018
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Mary Marie Taylor, 62, of Decatur, died Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, in Fort Worth.

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NCTC recognizes students

Published Wednesday, January 17, 2018
By Messenger Staff

North Central Texas College announced this week its official listings of students recognized for outstanding academic achievement during the recently concluded fall 2017 semester.

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Local students earn honors at Baylor

Published Wednesday, January 17, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Two Decatur residents were among the 4,240 Baylor University students named to the fall 2017 dean's academic honor roll.

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Haney graduates Baylor

Published Wednesday, January 17, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Morgan Haney of Decatur graduated Dec. 16 from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders with an emphasis in Speech Pathology.

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Sissies overwhelm Lady Eagles, snap rivalry losing skid

Sissies overwhelm Lady Eagles, snap rivalry losing skid

Published Tuesday, January 16, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

It took almost three quarters, but the Bridgeport full-court press eventually wore down the Decatur Lady Eagles on Tuesday night. After allowing a few easy baskets to start the second half, the Sissies quickly mounted an 8-0 run. Fueled by forced turnovers and deflected passes, Bridgeport started to gain separation. Capitalizing off a bevy of Decatur miscues, the Sissies pulled away from the Lady Eagles for a 51-36 win on the road.

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Decatur uses big second half to cruise past Bridgeport

Decatur uses big second half to cruise past Bridgeport

Published Tuesday, January 16, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

The Decatur Eagles and Bridgeport Bulls both got off to somewhat lethargic starts Tuesday night. On one hand, the Bulls managed just four points in the first quarter, while on the other, the Eagles failed to pull away in the first half. But a different Decatur team emerged from the locker room after the intermission. Behind a 22-5 run in the third quarter, the Eagles quickly started pouring it on rival Bridgeport, cruising to a 60-36 victory.

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Decatur ISD to move 5th grade in fall

Published Monday, January 15, 2018
By Richard Greene

Decatur ISD fifth graders will not be on the district’s three elementary campuses next fall. The district announced Monday that it will move the fifth grade to McCarroll Middle School’s sixth-grade campus on Eagle Drive.

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She’s our angel: Friends remember Murphree

She’s our angel: Friends remember Murphree

Published Saturday, January 13, 2018
By Racey Burden

Jackie Murphree of Decatur died Wednesday, more than 10 years after the horrific car accident that rallied the community around her.

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Decatur ISD discusses role of trustees

Published Saturday, January 13, 2018
By Richard Greene

Three potential candidates for the Decatur School Board got a preview of the job Thursday night.

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Enjoy the new puzzles

Published Saturday, January 13, 2018
By Doris Goodwin

Just wanted to thank you for including a "Puzzle" page in the Jan. 10, 2018, issue of All Around Wise.

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Jacklyn Elizabeth Murphree

Published Saturday, January 13, 2018
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Jacklyn Elizabeth Murphree, 31, died Wednesday, Jan. 10 in Decatur.

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Samuel Jefferson Black, Sr.

Published Saturday, January 13, 2018
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Samuel "Sam" Jefferson Black Sr., 77, of Decatur, died Tuesday, Jan. 9 in Chico.

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Jennifer Lynne Endsley and Travis Allen Williams

Published Saturday, January 13, 2018
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Jennifer Lynne Endsley of Decatur, daughter of Mike and Carrie Endsley of Alvord, will marry Travis Allen Williams of Decatur.

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Collin Joe Linder

Published Saturday, January 13, 2018
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Nathan and Megan Linder of Decatur announce the birth of a son, Collin Joe

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Decatur loses heartbreaker to Argyle on buzzer-beater

Published Friday, January 12, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

Decatur and Argyle added another heart-stopping chapter to their rivalry Friday night.

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