Alves wins PBR world title

Alves wins PBR world title

Published Wednesday, October 29, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

Silvano Alves of Decatur made bull riding history, winning his third PBR world title Sunday in Las Vegas.

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Going Green: Slidell student elected to 4-H council, receives coveted jacket

Going Green: Slidell student elected to 4-H council, receives coveted jacket

Published Wednesday, October 29, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

No, she didn't win the Masters, but Caitlin Pruett recently donned a green jacket she had coveted for a long, long time.

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Football: Good move – Bulldog finds success in new spot

Football: Good move – Bulldog finds success in new spot

Published Wednesday, October 29, 2014
By Richard Greene

Last spring after a 7-on-7 workout, Alvord coach Pete Hart approached Brett Martin with an idea.

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1 dies in 2-vehicle accident

1 dies in 2-vehicle accident

Published Saturday, October 25, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

A Sanger woman was killed and her granddaughter critically injured in a two-vehicle accident Wednesday morning near Slidell.

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Defying the odds; Coach returns to court after staring down death

Defying the odds; Coach returns to court after staring down death

Published Saturday, October 25, 2014
By Richard Greene

Lynn Cranfill emerges from his office Wednesday afternoon and walks onto the court, giving a single clap and yelling, "Let's go!"

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Football: Eagles freeze Huskies

Football: Eagles freeze Huskies

Published Saturday, October 25, 2014
By Jake Harris

It was literally a tale of two halves for the Decatur Eagles Friday night as they beat the Hirschi Huskies 42-16.

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2014’s top citizen developing ‘the greatest town there is’

2014’s top citizen developing ‘the greatest town there is’

Published Wednesday, October 22, 2014
By Bob Buckel

The 2014 Citizen of the Year didn't grow up in Decatur - but he got here as quickly as he could.

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Motorcycle accident injures 2

Motorcycle accident injures 2

Published Wednesday, October 22, 2014
By Richard Greene

A Utah man was seriously injured in a motorcycle collision on the U.S. 81/287 service road in Rhome Sunday morning.

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Cross Country: Golden Run – Boyd brings home title

Cross Country: Golden Run – Boyd brings home title

Published Wednesday, October 22, 2014
By Richard Greene

It took Marco Martinez less than a half-mile to leave the field in his dust Monday. Martinez pulled away and ran most of the course by himself on the way to winning the 9-3A title at Kiwanis Park in Wichita Falls.

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Rodeo legend to speak at Chamber luncheon

Rodeo legend to speak at Chamber luncheon

Published Saturday, October 18, 2014
By Bob Buckel

It's a voice of an old friend - a voice of strong values, gentle humor and quiet wisdom.

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Football: Off the chain – Randall runs for 320 yards, 5 touchdowns in Alvord victory

Football: Off the chain – Randall runs for 320 yards, 5 touchdowns in Alvord victory

Published Saturday, October 18, 2014
By Richard Greene

On his opening carry, Joe Randall broke free for 62 yards before being tripped up. It was one of the few times the Blue Ridge Tigers kept the Alvord senior out of the end zone.

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Saturday Sports Buffet: Family flock – Lady Eagles share variety of family relationships

Saturday Sports Buffet: Family flock – Lady Eagles share variety of family relationships

Published Saturday, October 18, 2014
By Richard Greene

Maclaine Lowery's light-hearted nature and jokes don't always sit well with her older sister, Caroline.

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Storms roar through county

Storms roar through county

Published Wednesday, October 15, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

A line of severe thunderstorms with high wind and hail tore through Wise County and North Texas early Monday, leaving a trail of debris and damage.

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City primes for Pink

City primes for Pink

Published Wednesday, October 15, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Pink will wash over the Decatur Square Friday during one of the community's annual breast cancer awareness and fundraising events.

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Football: Night and Day – Eagles put mistakes behind them, rolling to win

Football: Night and Day – Eagles put mistakes behind them, rolling to win

Published Wednesday, October 15, 2014
By Richard Greene

The difference Saturday for the Decatur Eagles was truly night and day.

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National Night Out

National Night Out

Published Saturday, October 11, 2014
By Joe Duty

Decatur Fire Captain Nate Mara clowns around with children at National Night Out on the Decatur Square Tuesday evening.

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Judge upholds appointment

Judge upholds appointment

Published Saturday, October 11, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County Democratic Party Chair Tracy Smith dropped her head in her hands as the judge announced his ruling shortly after noon Friday at the Wise County Courthouse.

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Football: Rained out – Decatur, Burkburnett action delayed

Football: Rained out – Decatur, Burkburnett action delayed

Published Saturday, October 11, 2014
By Richard Greene

Storms brought a halt to the Decatur and Burkburnett game at halftime Friday. Decatur led 14-12 when the District 4-4A Division I opener at Eagle Stadium was postponed until 3 p.m. Saturday.

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Lunch-hour tipping leaves motorists stiffed

Lunch-hour tipping leaves motorists stiffed

Published Wednesday, October 8, 2014
By Brian Knox

Some motorists found the going slow on U.S. 81/287 in Decatur Tuesday afternoon, thanks to a truck that was going too fast.

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Messenger rakes in national awards

Messenger rakes in national awards

Published Wednesday, October 8, 2014
By Bob Buckel

The Wise County Messenger brought home 23 awards for advertising and editorial excellence from last weekend's 128th Annual Convention and Trade Show of the National Newspaper Association.

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