Welcome Home Marta

Welcome Home Marta

Lexie Chapmen, Staff Writer
October 24, 2014
Filed under Feature, Sports, Top Stories

She loves talking to people, thinking outside the box and she has lots of friends. The one thing that Marta hasn’t had is brothers or sisters. When she moved to America, she moved to a new family. Marta Bottani has lived in Mantua, Italy her whole life. She grew up there and went to school there... Read more »

Eagle Strong

Eagle Strong

Noehlia Ortiz, Staff Writer
October 23, 2014
Filed under Feature, Sports, Sports Feature, Top Stories

This preseason brought injuries to the Eagles. Starting off the beginning of eagle two a days, junior Chris Newberry fractured his kneecap. “All I was thinking was I wasn’t going to be able to play football next season either,” Newberry said. Newberry along with senior Rickey Roberts will... Read more »

Fall Sports Update

Fall Sports Update

Racheal Ussery, Staff Writer
October 23, 2014
Filed under Feature, Sports, Sports News, Top Stories

At the Colony Sprint Invitational meet Saturday, Sept. 27, the swim team placed sixth overall with the girls placing third overall, making it their first meet of the season. Senior Katey Rowden placed first in the women’s 100 free and the 50 butterfly. Sophomore Allie Blevins placed fifth in the... Read more »

College Night

College Night

Angelica Lopez, Staff Writer
October 21, 2014
Filed under Feature, News, Top Stories

College Night is today, Oct. 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Wise County Weatherford College campus. During that time Rene Fuller, DHS College and Career Readiness Specialist, will speak in room 112 about ACT, SAT, enrollment procedures and scholarships. Then Weatherford College representatives will speak... Read more »

Let’s Eat

Let’s Eat

The Journal Staff, Staff writer
October 7, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Offering two different lunch periods improves traffic delays and offers more time. With the new lunch times, lines at fast food places and even the cafeteria are shorter. Students wait less for their food therefore getting more time to eat. The schedule also gives them an extra five minutes. Since... Read more »

Home Away From Home

Home Away From Home

Racha'el Ussery, Staff Writer
October 2, 2014
Filed under Feature, Top Stories

When I walk into the Decatur High School band hall, I’m welcomed with open arms… and instruments. A sense of protection radiates here that nowhere else in the school can compete with. But within the band hall, there is a certain place I like to hide away and relax. I share this place with my drums.... Read more »

All In

All In

Racha'el Ussery, Staff Writer
September 25, 2014
Filed under Sports, Sports News, Top Stories

After being defeated the first game of the season 49-21, the football team kept their heads held high and the Eagles moved on to play at the Battle of Big Sandy. The first game took place in Springtown, and unfortunately the odds were not in our favor. “I felt like in the first half we left 21... Read more »

Video: What Would You Bring On An Island?

Video: What Would You Bring On An Island?

Noehlia Ortiz, Staff Writer
September 25, 2014
Filed under Feature, Multimedia, Top Stories, Video

Eagle Fight Never Dies

Eagle Fight Never Dies

Lexie Chapman, Staff Writer
September 25, 2014
Filed under Sports, Sports Feature, Top Stories

When offered the opportunity to come to a smaller community, to become the athletic director and head football coach, Mike Fuller packed up his family and moved to the little town of Decatur, Texas. “I was excited for the new opportunity and thrilled to be part of the community, high school, and... Read more »

New Eagle Takes Over The Nest

New Eagle Takes Over The Nest

Nancy Torres, Editor in Chief
September 25, 2014
Filed under Feature, Top Stories

Jeff Russell becomes principal, hopes to introduce goals With a new year underway, the school welcomes Jeff Russell as our new principal. Thanks to a friend, he decided to take the opportunity. “I was offered the job by the superintendent, but the board still had to approve me. I found out I... Read more »