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News Briefs for Wednesday, March 6, 2019  Wise County Messenger

ALVORD. SCRAPBOOKING – The MZ Bee, which will feature scrapbooking and crafting, is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 6 in the fellowship hall at Mount Zion Baptist ...



Decatur High School to Reopen Monday After Flood Damage  NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Students at Decatur High School will be back in class Monday, following an unintended week off due to school damage caused by floodwaters.



Update for Thursday, March 7, 2019  Wise County Messenger

CHILD DEATH – A 3-year-old Decatur girl died Tuesday evening, four days after being found unresponsive in a bathtub in her home. Decatur Police Chief Rex ...



Decatur High School closed due to flooding  FOX 4 News

There is no school for the next three days at Decatur High School in Wise County.



Flooding closes Decatur High School for three days  WFAA.com

Decatur High School in Wise County will be closed through Wednesday due to the heavy rains and flooding this weekend, the school district said. A restoration ...



Flooding closes Decatur High School for one week  FOX 4 News

The clean-up is ongoing at Decatur High School in Wise County after flooding shut it down for this entire week.



Basketball: Decatur clinches district title after Argyle rallies late  Denton Record Chronicle

DECATUR — With Wilson Hicks and Grayson Harris sitting on the Decatur bench after fouling out late in Tuesday night's District 8-4A showdown against Argyle, ...



Teen arrested for school threat  Wise County Messenger

A 15-year-old female student was arrested Monday morning at Decatur High School after posting a threat on Facebook. Decatur Police Chief Rex Hoskins said ...



Update for Friday, December 7, 2018  Wise County Messenger

EAGLES WIN REGION TITLE – The Decatur Eagles beat Hereford 38-28 Thursday night at Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock, winning the 4A Division I Region I ...



Decatur ISD names high school principal  Wise County Messenger

Sherman High School principal Chris Mogan was hired Monday night to lead Decatur High School. Decatur ISD trustees approved a contract for Mogan to ...



Bryce Elder's 2nd Friday-night start will be home opener at The Disch  KVUE.com

AUSTIN, Texas — One week ago in Lafayette, Louisiana, Bryce Elder had a magnificent and dominating performance in his first-ever start as a UT pitcher.



Parents have questions about “reality check” incident between former teacher and student at Decatur High  WHNT News 19

DECATUR, Ala. - An incident at Decatur High School on Wednesday has parents outraged and asking questions. The office of Superintendent Michael Douglas ...



Back to School: Decatur  Wise County Messenger

DECATUR OPENS INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL. When classes start at Decatur ISD Aug. 15, the district will have an intermediate campus for the first time in eight ...



Decatur Graduation 2018: Wunrow, Kyle fly to the top of the class  Wise County Messenger

Longtime pals Kirsten Wunrow and Madison Kyle shared a lot through the years – a love of reading, disdain for carrots and now top honors at Decatur High ...



Fishing: Kicking bass – Decatur anglers qualify for state  Wise County Messenger

FISH ON – Six members of Decatur's bass fishing team qualified for the Texas High School Bass Association state tournament this weekend at Sam Rayburn ...



Decatur ISD looks for 2 principals  Wise County Messenger

Decatur ISD is searching for a pair of principals to lead campuses for the 2018-19 school year. The district was already looking to hire a principal to lead the ...



Acting up: Award-winning Regal finishes final year  Wise County Messenger

SIDELINE JESTER – Regal Eagle, Aidan Cottrell, pumps up the crowd during a recent football game. Cottrell finished second in the state last year in a mascot ...



Update for Monday, November 26, 2018 | WCMessenger.com  Wise County Messenger

SANTA AND THE STAGECOACH – The Santa and the Stagecoach event at Bridgeport City Hall is 5:30-7 p.m. today and features the tree lighting, live ...



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Decatur HS mulls drug testing for students involved in extracurriculars  WFAA

Before students step on the football field or even park in the lot of Decatur High School next year, they could face a drug test.



Former principal JE Carson dies  Wise County Messenger

GOLFER – J.E. Carson, shown here in recent years, could often be found on the local golf courses. Messenger photo by Joe Duty. A long-time Decatur educator ...



Dancers to perform 'Cinderella'  Wise County Messenger

The dancers of Wise Ballet and Music Academy will bring the Cinderella story to life next weekend. The ballet, “Cinderella and the Glass Slipper,” will take the ...



Update for Tuesday, November 13, 2018  Wise County Messenger

SCHOOLS TO CLOSE FOR STATE VOLLEYBALL – Boyd ISD will be closed Thursday so students and faculty can attend the Boyd Lady Yellowjackets' 3A ...



Boys basketball: Snyder to challenge Argyle's length on perimeter  Denton Record Chronicle

After throttling Stephenville 90-40 in the first round of the playoffs, No. 8 Argyle will look to carry its hot shooting into the area round when the Eagles meet No.



Cain named Decatur intermediate school principal  Wise County Messenger

Beginning this fall, the Decatur school district will bring back its intermediate campus. As of Monday night, that school now has a principal. Jim Cain was ...



End of watch  Wise County Messenger

Officer. Investigator. Firefighter. Father. Whatever role Richard Hale was serving in, those who knew him said he performed exceptionally. Hale died in the line of ...



Decatur Volleyball Player's Incredible Diving Save Goes Viral  NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

All eyes are on Decatur High School's varsity volleyball team after one of their own became a viral sensation following a diving play during last Friday's game.



Decatur ISD seeks CM at-risk  Wise County Messenger

LANGUAGE LESSON – Rann Elementary first grader Nayeli Gonzalez reads a story in English to Decatur ISD trustee Marsha Hafer during Monday's meeting.



Swim instructor leaves legacy  Wise County Messenger

LEGACY – Fit-N-Wise Aquatics Instructor Kim Emery holds up one of her favorite photos of Brandy Wallen, a former Fit-N-Wise swim coach and instructor, ...



Update for Wednesday, December 5, 2018  Wise County Messenger

WEATHER FORECAST PROMPTS GAME CHANGE – The 4A Division I quarterfinal between Decatur and Hereford has been rescheduled from Friday to 6 p.m. ...



Forget science fairs; high schoolers design, build monster truck  WFAA.com

DECATUR – What students in the eighth period auto tech class at Decatur High School have created redefines what a school project can look like.



Julie Perez  Wise County Messenger

Julie Perez, 26, of Decatur, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in Decatur. Mass of Christian burial was Oct. 24, at the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic ...



2018 in Review: Traffic fatalities decrease  Wise County Messenger

SHATTERED LIVES – Billy Wade McRae was killed in an accident on Hale Street in Decatur. He was one of 15 people killed in accidents on roads in Wise ...



Funeral celebrates life of Richard Hale  Wise County Messenger

Chief Inspector General Forrest Mitchell presents Richard Hale's widow, Jenifer, with a Texas flag in honor of her husband's *service* to the state. Messenger ...



Update for Friday, October 19, 2018  Wise County Messenger

CHAMBER BANQUET AND AUCTION – The 27th annual Decatur Chamber of Commerce banquet and auction is Saturday. Flappers, gangsters and the like will ...



Monstrous machine: DHS auto tech students build behemoth truck  Wise County Messenger

LEAVING IT ALL IN THE SHOP – Decatur High School auto tech students (from left) Nick Martinez, Dominic Head, Dillon McGuire, Trenton Lane, Justin ...



Basketball: Eagles set for Decatur Invite  Wise County Messenger

Monday morning the Decatur Eagles held the first practice with their entire squad in the fold after the end of the football playoffs. The Eagles will quickly prepare ...



Wise County Person of the Year 2018  Wise County Messenger

For the third year, the Wise County Messenger will name a Person of the Year. The nominees as chosen by the newsroom staff, include Wise County Red Cross ...



Decatur HS chain crew man for nearly 70 years to be honor  FOX 4 News

An 83-year-old Decatur man will be honored Friday night for helping run the chains at every Decatur High School football game for nearly 70 years. He will also ...



Renshaw leaves lasting legacy; Retired city manager dies at 95  Wise County Messenger

LASTING LEGACY – The new city hall in 1981 was a long-awaited dream come true for Decatur City Secretary Sam Renshaw. He served the city for more than ...



Volleyballer Autumn Finney Nominated for ESPY Award  VolleyMob

Decatur High School (TX) senior Autumn Finney is the only volleyball player who was nominated for an ESPY award. Her diving dig in an October match is one ...



CPT. Andrew F. Caswell, 35, of Carthage  WWNY TV 7

CPT. Andrew F. Caswell, 35, of Carthage, passed away February 5, 2019. Calling hours will be held 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, February 9th at the Hart& Bruce ...



Man killed in wreck on city street  Wise County Messenger

FATAL CRASH – Decatur Police and Fire Department as well as Wise County EMS attend to victims at the scene of Wednesday's fatal wreck in Decatur.



1 killed in Decatur wreck  Wise County Messenger

One person was killed and two more taken to the hospital following a wreck at the intersection of Trinity and Hale Streets in Decatur around 11:30 Wednesday ...



Boys basketball: Seven area teams qualify for postseason  Denton Record Chronicle

As Guyer prepares to begin another playoff run that the team hopes will culminate in the Class 6A state championship, the Wildcats know their road out of the ...



Teen killed in wreck  Wise County Messenger

COLLISION – The vehicles involved in the wreck that killed a Decatur teen sit on the side of Farm Road 730. Messenger photo by David Talley. A Decatur High ...



WATCH: High schooler flies through air to make a truly incredible volleyball save  CBSSports.com

There are great plays and then there are historic plays. This week, Autumn Finney, senior volleyball player at Decatur High School in Texas, made a historic play ...



Elite company: Decatur duo named National Merit finalists  Wise County Messenger

Madison Kyle and Kirsten Wunrow can quickly trace back the roots of their friendship to the second grade. DYNAMIC DUO – Decatur seniors Madison Kyle and ...



Growing apart: Battle of Big Sandy gridiron duel ends  Wise County Messenger

The Battle of Big Sandy on the gridiron is over – for now. After nearly 100 meetings, Decatur and Bridgeport are calling it quits. When the University ...



Thursday, April 5, 2018  Wise County Messenger

FATAL WRECK ON U.S. 81/287 – The driver of a tractor trailer died at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth Thursday from injuries sustained in an early ...



Red Cross Issues Emergency Call for Blood Donors  WBAP News/Talk

DALLAS (WBAP/KLIF) – A donation shortfall over the winter holidays is prompting the American Red Cross to issue an emergency call for blood donors to give ...



HS volleyball player's diving save gains nationwide attention  KMSP-TV

It's not everyday the nation is talking about high school volleyball. But thanks to one play, Autumn Finney is the most popular high school volleyball player in the ...



XFL Dallas Team to Call Arlington's Globe Life Park Home  NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Exactly what will happen to Globe Life Park after the Rangers move to their new stadium in April 2020 is becoming a little more clear. Globe Life Park will be ...



William James Byrd  Wise County Messenger

William James Byrd, 28, of Decatur, died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, in Decatur. Funeral is 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, at Jones Family Funeral Home in Decatur ...



Decatur ISD hires curriculum director  Wise County Messenger

The Decatur School Board Monday hired Dr. Deidre Parish to serve as the district's next assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction. Parish is ...



More than 400 campuses earn all possible distinctions in 2018 accountability ratings  North Texas e-News

Commissioner of Education Mike Morath announced today that more than 400 campuses that achieved a Met Standard rating in the 2018 state accountability ...



Decatur teen killed in wreck  Wise County Messenger

A Decatur High School student was killed in a two-vehicle wreck on Farm Road 730 near County Road north of Boyd Monday afternoon. Texas Department of ...



Julian Judson "Jud" Collins, Jr.  Tulsa World

Julian Judson "Jud" Collins, Jr. of Tulsa, OK, formerly of Oklahoma City, OK, and Hinsdale, IL, died peacefully at home surrounded by family on January 7, 2019.



Category Archive | Update  Wise County Messenger

Posted on March 25, 2019. DECATUR ISD TO CONSIDER SUPT CONTRACT – Decatur ISD trustees will consider revisions to Superintendent Judi Whitis' ...



Ryan Alden Munnerlyn  Wise County Messenger

Ryan Alden Munnerlyn, 28, died Jan. 28, 2018, in Decatur. Memorial *service* is 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, at Jones Family Funeral Home in Decatur. Ryan was ...



Marker recognizes East Side memories  Wise County Messenger

Memory can be a wonderful thing. It glosses over the hard times, the pain and suffering, and lends a golden patina to times and people long gone. Last Saturday ...



Decatur to begin process of involuntary annexation  Wise County Messenger

Decatur will soon begin the process of annexing 14 tracts of land into the city limits. Those 14 tracts make up what the city describes as seven “enclaves” that are ...



Ector County Judge: Chris Fostel  Odessa American

Website: Fostel for County Judge. Facebook page: Fostel 4 County Judge. How long have you lived in Odessa? 5 years. Occupation: Attorney, 17 years.



Andrew F. Caswell, 35, Carthage  Newzjunky.com

CARTHAGE, NY — Cpt. Andrew F. Caswell, 35, Carthage, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. Calling hours will be held 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the ...



“Closed:” Signs, owner confirm pizza buffet shuttered  Wise County Messenger

LIGHTS OFF – Cici's Pizza in Decatur is closed, according to the franchise's owner and signs on both of the restaurant's entrances. Messenger photo by Joe ...



Argyle's first and only volleyball coach is moving on  The Cross Timbers Gazette

After nearly two decades of building the Argyle volleyball team into one of the top programs in the state, Clark Oberle is moving on. Oberle recently accepted the ...



TCU Football Position Preview: Quarterbacks  Frogs O' War

We have not seen a QB room at TCU like this... ever.



Think high school football is tough? These athletes manhandle 1,100-pound bulls  Fort Worth Star Telegram

High school rodeo is a big deal, even during football season in Texas. The rodeo season can last all school year.



Photos: A look back 2017 Decatur-area mug shots  Herald & Review

Arrest and booking photos are provided by law enforcement officials. Arrest does not imply guilt, and criminal charges are merely accusations. A defendant is ...



Rust earns Firefighter of the Year  Wise County Messenger

TAKING HOME HONORS – Decatur honored several firefighters during its annual banquet Saturday. The honorees included, left to right, Eli Nobles, Dennis ...



Young dancers meet Kilgore College Rangerettes, participate in halftime show  Longview News-Journal

KILGORE — The floor of Masters Gym was crowded Saturday, as about 150 high school dancers took direction from an instructor who was showing — and ...



Cooper joins trooper ranks  Wise County Messenger

Devon Cooper is now a second-generation state trooper. Devon Cooper. Cooper, a 2011 Denton High School graduate and 2015 graduate of the University of ...



Standoff: Lockdown, standoff end with suspect in custody  Wise County Messenger

What started off as a school lockdown in Decatur ended in an armed standoff west of Bridgeport Tuesday morning. With a half-dozen heavily-armed and ...



Momentary distraction … lifetime of change  Wise County Messenger

Everything changed in 15 minutes. “Every day when Chelsea would leave to go school, she would always just kiss me good-bye,” said Kelly Norris.



Atlanta Attorney Tackles Nationally-Watched Voter, Protest Cases | Daily Report  Law.com

Atlanta attorney Bruce Brown said he has taken on litigation against Georgia officials in order to protect students' rights to protest and Georgians' right not just to ...



Why whooping cough is making a comeback  MyStatesman.com

Whooping cough, a potentially life-threatening childhood illness, all but disappeared in the 1940s after a vaccine was developed. But in recent decades, the ...



Mr. and Mrs. Brennan Kyle Williams  Wise County Messenger

Andria Dyan Sessions, daughter of Alan and Connie Sessions, all of Decatur, married Brennan Kyle Williams, son of Brent and Roxanne Williams, all of Decatur, ...



A father's journey  Wise County Messenger

Growing up in Decatur, Charlie Tibbels was regularly asked, “Is Dr. Tibbels your dad?” It's the plight of small-town kids. Most everyone knew longtime physician ...



2017 in Review: Traffic fatalities increased in 2017  Wise County Messenger

TRAGIC CRASH – A truck driven by Jimmy Foreman, 60, hit a fence after crossing into the southbound lanes from the northbound lanes of Texas 101. He hit a ...



Savanna Marie Maclin  Wise County Messenger

Savanna Marie Maclin, 28, of Hermiston, Ore., died Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, in Boyd. A private memorial *service* was held Sept. 11, 2016, at Bethesda Church ...



2017 MLB Draft: High school pitchers  DRaysBay

High school pitching should go quick in this year's draft.



Profiles in Aviation: Stephen Pless Was the Only Marine Aviator Awarded the MOH in Vietnam  Avgeekery

On 19 August 1967, a US Army Boeing CH-47 Chinook helicopter with wounded men aboard was struck by ground fire and forced down on the beach south of ...



Mr. and Mrs. Garrett Daniel Muehlstein  Wise County Messenger

Karis Ann Kuykendall and Garrett Daniel Muehlstein of Decatur were married Feb. 15, 2014, at The Prado at Balboa Park in San Diego, Calif. Meuhelstein.



Decatur EDC honors community's movers, builders, leaders  Wise County Messenger

Appreciation was indeed the theme of Monday night's Business Appreciation Dinner, hosted by the Decatur Economic Development Corp. (EDC) at the Decatur ...



2016 in Review: 19 die on Wise County roads  Wise County Messenger

UNDER INVESTIGATION – Decatur Police Chief Rex Hoskins (plaid shirt) takes notes at a fatal wreck on Business 380 at Deer Park Road in August. Messenger ...



Yorktown ISD selects new superintendent | Education  Victoria Advocate

Chad Gee began his first full week as the new superintendent for Yorktown ISD on Monday.



JW Hart PBR Challenge raises more than $600K  Wise County Messenger

For the 11th consecutive year, Wise County's battle of the bull riders – the J.W. Hart PBR Challenge – has bolstered the finances of local non-profit organizations ...



Nolan Kingham headlines strong Texas pitching unit in 2018  Burnt Orange Nation

There are some unknowns with this Texas pitching group, but David Pierce should have the depth to establish another effective unit.



Basketball Roundup: Gainesville drops district matchup, Muenster, Lindsay take care of business  Gainesville Daily Register

GAINESVILLE — The Gainesville Leopards fell to the 10th-ranked Argyle Eagles Tuesday at Gainesville High School, 62-22. Argyle (18-4), looking to avenge a ...



Solid for the Rock: Caprock defense has had dominating spring  Amarillo.com

As his team got healthy for the first time since the second week of the season midway through the District 3-5A schedule, Caprock boys soccer coach Heath ...



Assistant coach leading the way for offense  Texas State University - The University Star

Every team needs players who are able to lead the way and push the team toward the finish line of games and seasons. On most teams, the quarterback is ...



Iowa State basketball: A breakdown of the Cyclones roster for 2018-19  Des Moines Register

Iowa State coach Steve Prohm will have plenty of options with his roster for the 2018-19 season.



Army National Combine participants  247Sports.com

Here is a look at the list of prospects expected to participate in the 2016 U.S. Army National Combine in San Antonio on Friday, Jan. 8.



Walker turning heads at a young age - The Hartselle Enquirer  Hartselle Enquirer

Caleb Suggs. Hartselle Enquirer. If you follow basketball in Morgan County, chances are you might have heard the name Jenna Walker. Walker is a soon to be ...



Education expert declares Alabama ‘ground zero’ for teachers having sex with students  Yellowhammer News

An education expert has declared Alabama “ground zero” for inappropriate teacher-student relationships. Terry Abbott, the former Chief of Staff at the U.S. ...



In Remembrance: Locals who passed on in March  Herald & Review

March 2016 obituaries and announcements in the Decatur area. View obituaries any time at Herald-Review.com/Obituaries.



US Top 500 Outdoor Returnees: Jamal Walton Leads The Pack With Top All-Time 400m Mark  MileSplit

Last spring at the Pan-American Junior Athletics Championships, Jamal Walton ran one of the top marks ever by a high school athlete. Walton threw down a ...



US Top 500 Outdoor Returnees: Boys 800m Run  MileSplit

Check out the nation\'s top 500 outdoor boys returnees in the 800 meter run.



Obituary Archive — February 1999  Crossville Chronicle

MARY SUSAN BOWERS. Funeral services for Mary Susan Bowers, 92, of Crossville, who passed away Feb. 19, 1999, will be held March 3 from Brown Funeral ...



MCBOE hires architect to complete PHS project - The Hartselle Enquirer  Hartselle Enquirer

Morgan County Board of Education hired an architect to provide construction administration services leading to the completion of the new Priceville High School ...



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