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Becoming an American: Decatur woman celebrates new citizenship

NEW CITIZEN - Ivonne Fernandez received her naturalization certificate last week, making her an official U.S. citizen. Messenger photo by Joe Duty Ivonne Fernandez of Decatur has waited almost her entire life for the piece of paper she was given in a courtroom in Fort Worth last week. Fernandez, who

WCMESSENGER.COM - 2017-09-20 17:57:20

Volleyball: Decatur carries win streak into district

The Decatur Lady Eagles will head into District 9-4A play on a four-match winning streak. The Lady Eagles (19-10) closed out non-district play Friday, going on the road to beat longtime rival Abilene Wylie in four games (25-16, 30-32, 27-25, 25-21). Junior Satasha Kostelecky and freshman Trinity Vin

WCMESSENGER.COM - 2017-09-20 17:02:27

Campuses team up for Harvey relief effort

FLOOD RELIEF - Cindy Cox's class from Paradise Junior High School donated 11 buckets filled with cleaning supplies for Hurricane Harvey survivors. The school donated 34 buckets in total. Submitted photo While many relief efforts following Hurricane Harvey focused on sending bottled water and clothes

WCMESSENGER.COM - 2017-09-20 23:59:59

Football: Dragons face another tough test

The Chico Dragons struggled to stop the running attack of Santo last Friday, surrendering 371 yards in the 50-7 loss. The task will not get any easier for the Dragons Friday as the unbeaten Nocona Indians come to Dragon Stadium for a 7 p.m. kickoff. Nocona has outscored its three opponents - Alvord,

WCMESSENGER.COM - 2017-09-20 18:13:48

ESD 7 gets boost in fire safety ratings

Better fire department coordination and a new plan to supply water by tanker truck has paid off for Millsap, Greenwood, Cool and Garner's fire protection ratings. As of last month, Emergency Services District 7 received a Public Protection Classification of 3/10 from the Insurance Services Office,

MINERAL WELLS INDEX - 2017-09-21 00:00:00

Hurdsman indicted for bank robbery

A Paradise man sentenced to 75 years for theft by a Wise County jury last week is also facing a new federal bank robbery charge. Rodney Adam Hurdsman According to federal court records that were unsealed Friday, Rodney Adam Hurdsman, 48, is one of three people indicted by a federal grand jury Sept.

WCMESSENGER.COM - 2017-09-20 17:58:44

Denton business gets multi-million dollar contract

M1 Support Services, a Denton-based aviation and logistics company, earned a 10-year, $387 million contract from the Department of Defense. The contract is for the company providing support to the U.S. Army and Air Force rotary aviation training at Fort Rucker, the Defense Department announced last

DENTON RECORD-CHRONICLE - 2017-09-21 17:16:49

Deceased UNT employee, grad student identified

The 67-year-old University of North Texas employee and graduate student who died last week after being found unconscious on campus has been identified as Margaret King of Haltom City. University spokeswoman Julie Payne said King had worked as a custodian at the school since June 2016. She was also

DENTON RECORD-CHRONICLE - 2017-09-20 15:10:00

"She Never Said I Was the Monster": Denton Husband Accused of Child Abuse Claims Innocence

John Tufts says he's innocent of the horrific child abuse crime that landed him in the Denton County Jail in October 2016. He spoke to the Dallas Observer while standing in front of the courthouse Monday morning, where he was to appear in Judge Brody Shanklin's 211th District Court. Tufts' 5-year-o

DALLAS OBSERVER - 2017-09-19 09:00:00

Middle School teacher with screen name 'Big D' arrested for soliciting minor

CENTRAL TEXAS -- A Union Grove Middle School teacher and coach was arrested by Harker Heights Police Thursday after an investigation by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office found he had solicited a minor online. Hamilton County Sheriff Justin Caraway told Channel 6 he traveled Wednesday with another

WFAA - 2017-09-21 22:07:52

Springtown Family Home Up For 'Rent' Without Their Knowledge

A growing scam online shows houses up for rent, without the knowledge of the owner or realtor. One family in White Settlement said pictures of their home were posted on Craigslist, and the poster was looking for more than money. Tiffany Schmalken and her family just moved into their dream home in S

NBC DALLAS-FORT WORTH - 2017-09-19 04:22:18

Local State Rep. Tan Parker to seek re-election

State Representative Tan Parker will seek re-election to Texas House District 63, according to his campaign's news release. "Despite achieving many conservative victories during the recently concluded 85th Legislative Session, Parker is ready to continue his focus on public service and working openl

CROSSTIMBERSGAZETTE.COM - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

AP Texas High School Football Top 10 Schedule, Sept. 22-24

Schedule and results for the teams ranked in The Associated Press Texas high school football poll, Sept. 22-24. Class 6A 1. Allen (3-0) idle. 2. Converse Judson (3-0) at New Braunfels, Friday 3. Katy (1-0) vs. Katy Cinco Ranch, Friday 4. DeSoto (3-0) idle. 5. Austin Westlake (3-0) vs. Austin Bow

NBC DALLAS-FORT WORTH - 2017-09-20 22:36:16

Selwyn University Drive property could face foreclosure

The property that once housed Selwyn College Preparatory School could be foreclosed on, according to a letter sent to Denton ISD earlier this month. The letter was sent to district officials on Sept. 6 by Brandon Hurley, an attorney at the Fort Worth-based Kelly Hart law firm. Hurley represents Volu

DENTON RECORD-CHRONICLE - 2017-09-20 00:04:00

Manslaughter suspect Bonilla moving toward trial

Denton County prosecutors appear to be gearing up for Luis Bonilla's jury trial, which has been rescheduled to Oct. 30 in Judge Jonathan Bailey's 431st Judicial District Court. Luis Bonilla Courtesy photo Bonilla, 37, is accused of starting a multi-car accident on Feb. 6, 2016, while driving his

DENTON RECORD-CHRONICLE - 2017-09-21 23:23:00

Blotter: Man arrested after hitting, choking brother with cast

The mother of two boys called police Wednesday afternoon when one of her sons starting beating and choking the other with a cast on his forearm, according to police. Matthew Juarez Denton Police Department Matthew Juarez, 21, was taken to Denton City Jail on a charge of assault of a family memb

DENTON RECORD-CHRONICLE - 2017-09-21 23:08:33

UNT looking to innovation, international collaboration to accelerate its growth

The University of North Texas is looking to partnerships across India and China as well as in Frisco to help strengthen and grow the university in the coming year. UNT President Neal Smatresk explained the strategies he's planning to deploy this year to create the "next generation research universi

DENTON RECORD-CHRONICLE - 2017-09-21 22:36:47

Native Roots: Fragrant sumac is shrub that produces fall color

Fragrant Sumac, Rhus trilobata*: Medium-size deciduous shrub for fall color* Rhus trilobata, with the common names fragrant sumac or skunkbush sumac, is a native shrub with gorgeous fall foliage. Fragrant sumac is deciduous, 3 to 6 feet tall; individual plants may spread to 6 to 8 feet wide. Its tr

DENTON RECORD-CHRONICLE - 2017-09-21 21:54:15

Wanted: Family of woman who died on UNT campus

An employee and graduate student who was found unconscious in a parking lot at the University of North Texas in Denton last week has been identified as a Haltom City woman. Margaret King, 67, was found unresponsive near her vehicle in a parking lot on the campus on Sept. 14, UNT spokeswoman Julie Pa

FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM - 2017-09-21 22:06:00

TISD schools earn Met Standard rating for 2016-17 year

All Texarkana Independent School District's schools have received a Met Standard from the Texas Education Association for the 2016-17 school year. During the district's regular Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday, TISD Superintendent Paul Norton gave a report on the ratings, and said the schools also

TEXARKANA GAZETTE - 2017-09-21 02:14:20