PHOTO FEATURES

Eagles give it their best shot

Published Wednesday, April 27, 2016
By Richard Greene

The Decatur Eagles were wrapping up their quest for a state golf championship as the Messenger was going to press Tuesday night.

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Celebrate, remember, fight back

Published Wednesday, April 27, 2016
By Joe Duty

Survivors prepare to proudly walk a lap at Friday night's Wise County Relay for Life in Decatur.

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Glamorous Camping

Published Wednesday, April 13, 2016
By Joe Duty

A few raindrops didn't deter crowds milling through the Glitzy Girls Trailer Park on the Decatur Square Saturday.

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Celebrating early education

Published Wednesday, April 13, 2016
By Joe Duty

Decatur Head Start students release colorful balloons Tuesday morning to celebrate Week of the Young Child.

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Purple paint and proud smiles

Published Wednesday, March 30, 2016
By Joe Duty

Cancer survivors and their supporters celebrated "Paint the Town Purple" on Saturday, painting a purple line down Decatur's Main Street to raise cancer awareness.

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Special Easter bonnets

Published Wednesday, March 30, 2016
By Joe Duty

Misty and Gavin Spicer modeled hats artfully decorated with Peeps at the National Roper Supply crazy hat contest Saturday.

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Running away with the circus

Published Saturday, March 19, 2016
By Joe Duty

Tuesday night's performance of the Kelly Miller Circus at the Wise County Fairgrounds.

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Kickin’ up dust

Published Wednesday, March 9, 2016
By Joe Duty

Bennet Taylor competes in the mutton bustin' competition at the James Wood Motors Wise County Youth Rodeo Friday night.

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Youth Fair 2016

Published Saturday, March 5, 2016
By Joe Duty

Edie Tapio of Boyd takes a break with her Longhorn at the Wise County Youth Fair.

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Follow me to the fair

Published Saturday, March 5, 2016
By Joe Duty

Representatives of Chico FFA share smiles from the back of a pickup in the Youth Fair parade last weekend.

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Daddy Daughter Dance

Published Wednesday, March 2, 2016
By Joe Duty

Dads and their daughters enjoyed a night out Saturday for Bridgeport Parks and Recreation's Daddy-Daughter Dance.

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Happy hearts

Happy hearts

Published Saturday, February 20, 2016
By Joe Duty

School resource officer Zach Berrier and second-grade teacher Anita Linder put their jumping skills to the test at Rann Elementary's Jump Rope for Heart event Friday.

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Elvis is in the Building

Published Saturday, February 13, 2016
By Joe Duty

Elvis impersonator Gary Elrod performs Friday for the silver-haired crowd at Senior Care Health and Rehabilitation in Decatur.

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Oh Happy Day

Oh Happy Day

Published Wednesday, February 10, 2016
By Joe Duty

First-graders at Alvord Elementary dressed as 100-year-olds to celebrate the school's 100th day of holding class.

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Dance the Night Away

Dance the Night Away

Published Wednesday, February 10, 2016
By Joe Duty

The Decatur Civic Center ballroom was full of dads and daughters Saturday night at the 10th Annual Decatur Junior Woman's Club Daddy Daughter Dance.

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Bridgeport’s own Colin Jones: ‘Bowl Bound

Bridgeport’s own Colin Jones: ‘Bowl Bound

Published Saturday, February 6, 2016
By Joe Duty

When Super Bowl 50 kicks off Sunday at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., Bridgeport's own Colin Jones will be on the field.

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Steping Out at the Stock Show

Published Wednesday, February 3, 2016
By Submitted

Attending the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo is an annual tradition for many Wise County families.

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Ring of emotion

Published Saturday, January 30, 2016
By Joe Duty

Betsy Cox puts lip gloss on her granddaughter, Ali Cox, before the 9-year-old shows her heifer at the Fort Worth Stock Show last weekend.

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Fort Worth Stock Show

Published Wednesday, January 27, 2016
By Joe Duty

Spectators crowd the show ring at the Fort Worth Stock Show Saturday. Many Wise County 4-H and FFA members exhibited their heifers last weekend.

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Fort Worth Stock Show

Published Saturday, January 23, 2016
By Joe Duty

Many kids and their parents are at the barn before dawn to feed, water and walk their animals.

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