School family supports teacher through treatment

School family supports teacher through treatment

Published Saturday, October 22, 2016
By Racey Burden

Debbie Spradlin debated for some time whether to tell her first grade class she had cancer.

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Football: McAlister, Eagles run by Gainesville, 56-28

Football: McAlister, Eagles run by Gainesville, 56-28

Published Saturday, October 22, 2016
By Richard Greene

Watching Gainesville’s 1,000-yard back Calion Baker on the opposing sideline pile up yards provided added incentive for Payton McAlister Friday night.

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Fire destroys vacant Runaway Bay motel

Fire destroys vacant Runaway Bay motel

Published Wednesday, October 19, 2016
By David Talley

A large fire Tuesday afternoon destroyed two of the three buildings that make up the vacant Harbor Inn in Runaway Bay.

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Cross Country: Richardson, Boyd take second at district

Cross Country: Richardson, Boyd take second at district

Published Wednesday, October 19, 2016
By Richard Greene

Running with Holliday's talented duo of James Sheriff and Eric Fulton in the first mile, Connor Richardson knew he was pushing himself.

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Step Right Up

Step Right Up

Published Wednesday, October 19, 2016
By Joe Duty

Teacher Dede Diaczenko leads the McCarroll Middle School rolling chair parade and pep rally Tuesday morning.

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Keeping the faith; Wheat relishes role as pastor

Keeping the faith; Wheat relishes role as pastor

Published Saturday, October 15, 2016
By David Talley

Even before he became pastor at County Line Cowboy Church in Sunset, Mike Wheat had history with the town.

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Football: Northwest forces 5 turnovers in win

Football: Northwest forces 5 turnovers in win

Published Saturday, October 15, 2016
By Richard Greene

The Boswell Pioneers rolled up yards and continually threatened to score in the second half Thursday night.

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Picking pumpkins

Picking pumpkins

Published Saturday, October 15, 2016
By Joe Duty

Mazee Thigpen carefully counts pumpkins at Black Creek Pumpkin Patch.

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Lipsey looks back; Neighborhood marks 15th anniversary of storm

Lipsey looks back; Neighborhood marks 15th anniversary of storm

Published Wednesday, October 12, 2016
By David Talley

Fifteen years ago tonight, Terry Hardin peered through his living room window on what appeared to be a disaster zone. But it was Garland Street in Decatur.

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Mobile home damaged in fire

Mobile home damaged in fire

Published Wednesday, October 12, 2016
By David Talley

A fire damaged a mobile home on County Road 4374 south of Decatur Monday afternoon.

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Football: Rushing ahead – In new spot, Moore gives Texans a spark

Football: Rushing ahead – In new spot, Moore gives Texans a spark

Published Wednesday, October 12, 2016
By Richard Greene

Syrus Moore enters Thursday nights' home game just 21 yards shy of eclipsing the 1,000-yard mark for the season.

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2-wheel transition; Decatur PD adds motorcycle to traffic division

2-wheel transition; Decatur PD adds motorcycle to traffic division

Published Saturday, October 8, 2016
By Brian Knox

For Decatur Police Officer Corey Bosworth, two wheels are better than four.

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Survivors celebrated at Paint the Town Pink

Survivors celebrated at Paint the Town Pink

Published Saturday, October 8, 2016
By Racey Burden

Despite the cold wind and a wet road, breast cancer survivors and their friends and family painted a crooked pink line down Main Street in Decatur for Paint the Town Pink Friday.

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Football: Argyle runs away from Decatur

Football: Argyle runs away from Decatur

Published Saturday, October 8, 2016
By Richard Greene

Early in the track meet on turf Friday, the Decatur Eagles kept pace with the top-ranked team in Class 4A Division I, the Argyle Eagles.

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Battling back: High school principal beats breast cancer, educates others

Battling back: High school principal beats breast cancer, educates others

Published Wednesday, October 5, 2016
By David Talley

Looking back at a series of Facebook posts from last fall, Boyd High School Principal Barbara Stice knows she's in a better place today.

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Football: Bulls charge into district race

Football: Bulls charge into district race

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The Bridgeport Bulls broke a two-game skid and jumpstarted their offense last Thursday night against Benbrook.

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Bulldog Homecoming

Bulldog Homecoming

Published Wednesday, October 5, 2016
By Joe Duty

Alvord celebrated homecoming Friday, losing to City View 13-7.

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Butterfield rodeo repeats as nation’s best

Butterfield rodeo repeats as nation’s best

Published Saturday, October 1, 2016
By David Talley

For the second year in a row, Bridgeport's Butterfield Stage Days PRCA Rodeo was named among the five best small rodeos in the country.

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Bridgeport, Decatur Chambers hold joint luncheon

Bridgeport, Decatur Chambers hold joint luncheon

Published Saturday, October 1, 2016
By Messenger Staff

History was made Tuesday as the Bridgeport and Decatur Chambers of Commerce held their first joint luncheon.

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Football: Finding the cure-all – Bulls roll past Benbrook in non-district finale

Football: Finding the cure-all – Bulls roll past Benbrook in non-district finale

Published Saturday, October 1, 2016
By Richard Greene

The Bridgeport Bulls' struggling offense found an elixir Thursday night against the Benbrook Bobcats.

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