Officers find 27 pounds of pot

Officers find 27 pounds of pot

Published Saturday, June 24, 2017
By Brian Knox

A traffic stop led to a felony drug arrest Wednesday near Decatur.

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Texas secedes (but only at Boys State)

Texas secedes (but only at Boys State)

Published Saturday, June 24, 2017
By Richard Greene

Standing in the state capitol building, Decatur senior Ty Watson made the case for Texas independence.

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Going to the Show

Going to the Show

Published Saturday, June 24, 2017
By Richard Greene

2017 All Wise Baseball and Softball

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Brush fire torches trailer remains

Brush fire torches trailer remains

Published Wednesday, June 21, 2017
By Richard Greene

A brush fire spread to the remains of an abandoned trailer home on County Road 4856 near Newark Monday afternoon.

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Baby royalty: Wise County duo earn crowns

Baby royalty: Wise County duo earn crowns

Published Wednesday, June 21, 2017
By Richard Greene

With her curly hair and radiant smile, 14-month-old Adalynn O'Kelley melts the heart of most people she encounters.

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Baseball: Decatur’s Elder commits to Texas

Baseball: Decatur’s Elder commits to Texas

Published Wednesday, June 21, 2017
By Richard Greene

Bryce Elder's immediate and future plans changed in an instant Sunday evening.

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Trendy father: Teen’s tweet highlights bond with dad, goes viral

Trendy father: Teen’s tweet highlights bond with dad, goes viral

Published Saturday, June 17, 2017
By Racey Burden

Jason and Brittany Gayler have a good relationship for a father and daughter, emphasized by two photos they took together, more than 13 years apart.

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Lifelong love: Avid reader turns 85, inspires others to check out a good book

Lifelong love: Avid reader turns 85, inspires others to check out a good book

Published Saturday, June 17, 2017
By David Talley

Kaleta Pryor's love of reading has lasted 75 years. As a 10-year-old studying in a two-room schoolhouse in Lamar County, the Decatur woman's infatuation first came in the form of a traveling book bus.

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Baseball: Elder garners pitching honor

Baseball: Elder garners pitching honor

Published Saturday, June 17, 2017
By Richard Greene

Decatur ace Bryce Elder tossed a pair of no-hitters in the playoffs on the way to guiding the Eagles to the Class 4A Region II final.

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Football: East squad wins Oil Bowl

Football: East squad wins Oil Bowl

Published Wednesday, June 14, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Wise County’s three representatives in the Oil Bowl factored into a victory for the East squad Saturday in the Oil Bowl.

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Hot wheels: Long delayed restoration completed for veteran

Hot wheels: Long delayed restoration completed for veteran

Published Wednesday, June 14, 2017
By Racey Burden

David Limme fell in love with Chevrolet El Caminos around the same time he fell in love with his wife, Francis.

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Fire destroys rock home

Fire destroys rock home

Published Wednesday, June 14, 2017
By David Talley

A single-story home north of Decatur was destroyed by fire early Saturday morning.

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Three flown from 380 crash

Three flown from 380 crash

Published Saturday, June 10, 2017
By Racey Burden

Three people were flown to Fort Worth hospitals from the scene of a wreck on U.S. 380 in Decatur Thursday around noon.

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Gift of a lifetime: Teacher gives colleague needed organ

Gift of a lifetime: Teacher gives colleague needed organ

Published Saturday, June 10, 2017
By David Talley

For nine years Bowie High School teacher Ronnie Mund lived with at or around 20 percent kidney function.

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2016-17 in Review: Boyd starts, ends year on high note

2016-17 in Review: Boyd starts, ends year on high note

Published Saturday, June 10, 2017
By Richard Greene

After a strong start in volleyball and cross country and going through struggles in football and on the basketball court, Boyd athletics closed the year with a stellar spring.

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The fair judge: John Fostel remembered for humor, firmness on bench

The fair judge: John Fostel remembered for humor, firmness on bench

Published Wednesday, June 7, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

John Fostel, who served as judge of the 271st Judicial District since 1995, died unexpectedly Friday in a Fort Worth hospital. His sudden illness and death stunned friends and family and left the Wise County Courthouse in solemn silence.

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Hanging on: Lowe wins J.W. Hart PBR Challenge

Hanging on: Lowe wins J.W. Hart PBR Challenge

Published Wednesday, June 7, 2017
By Brian Knox

After coming up limping following his successful ride in the first round of Saturday's J.W. Hart PBR Challenge, Mason Lowe indicated he was good to go.

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Rollover injures 1

Rollover injures 1

Published Wednesday, June 7, 2017
By Brian Knox

One person was injured in a one-vehicle wreck Monday morning south of Decatur.

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Teen ejected, killed in crash

Teen ejected, killed in crash

Published Saturday, June 4, 2017
By Racey Burden

A teenager was killed Friday afternoon in a rollover wreck on U.S. 81/287 south of Alvord.

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5 hurt in crash

5 hurt in crash

Published Saturday, June 4, 2017
By Brian Knox

Five people were taken to the hospital following a two-vehicle wreck on a rain-slicked road in Rhome Friday afternoon.

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