PHOTO FEATURES

Dressed in holiday style

Published Saturday, December 10, 2016
By Joe Duty

A float lights up the night at the Decatur Chamber of Commerce 2016 Parade of Lights Thursday.

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Holiday Eat & Greet

Published Wednesday, December 7, 2016
By Joe Duty

Local kids met their Christmas idol and ate pancakes at Bridgeport's Breakfast with Santa Saturday.

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Merry and Bright

Merry and Bright

Published Saturday, December 3, 2016
By Joe Duty

Everleigh Privett and her pony, Scooter, delight the crowd at The Lights on Halsell Christmas parade Thursday night in downtown Bridgeport.

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Thanksgiving chow down

Thanksgiving chow down

Published Wednesday, November 23, 2016
By Joe Duty

Alvord kindergartners trek down the hallway to their Thanksgiving feast last Friday.

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Holiday buffet

Published Wednesday, November 23, 2016
By Joe Duty

Kamila Sanchez and Jose Romo have their plates loaded up for a Thanksgiving feast.

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Eagle Excitement

Eagle Excitement

Published Saturday, November 19, 2016
By Joe Duty

Brendon Woodruff flashes finger guns as the band gets ready to play the fight song at Wednesday's pep rally on the Decatur square.

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Students of the Month

Published Saturday, November 19, 2016
By Joe Duty

Matthew Schwartz was recognized as the Victory Christian Academy student of the month at Tuesday's Decatur Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

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Preparing to feast

Published Saturday, November 19, 2016
By Joe Duty

Havien Greer, Rayleigh Bently and Avia Miller are grateful for their friendship. The girls, along with their classmates, dressed as Native Americans for the Thanksgiving feast Thursday at Carson Elementary School in Decatur.

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Chamber Awards

Published Wednesday, November 16, 2016
By Joe Duty

The Decatur Chamber of Commerce yesterday presented four awards at its monthly luncheon at the Decatur Civic Center.

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Depth

Published Wednesday, November 16, 2016
By Joe Duty

Adding depth to a photo makes the image seem more realistic and lifelike.

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Unbridled Excitement

Published Wednesday, November 9, 2016
By Joe Duty

Drew Redwine almost tackles Parker Cullop, who sunk a half-court shot at Friday's pep rally.

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The emotion

Published Wednesday, November 9, 2016
By Joe Duty

Whether it's on the field, the sidelines or in the stands, nothing conveys the story like someone who is overtaken by the moment.

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Tough Competiion

Published Saturday, November 5, 2016
By Joe Duty

Jayden Infante and Alejandro Salinas show competitive streaks as they race to the finish line Thursday at the Young Elementary fun run.

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Faces of Halloween

Faces of Halloween

Published Wednesday, November 2, 2016
By Joe Duty

Messenger photographer Joe Duty shot Halloween portraits of Wise County candy-seekers who took time to pose between trick-or-treating Monday night.

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Up close

Published Wednesday, November 2, 2016
By Joe Duty

Although I usually shoot Friday night football with a zoom lens, I prefer to wait until the action is closer.

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Bow-wow pow-wow

Published Wednesday, November 2, 2016
By Joe Duty

Dogs and their humans competed in a costume contest at NRS's Woofapalooza Saturday.

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Hard at Work

Published Wednesday, November 2, 2016
By Joe Duty

A group of Decatur eighth graders stop working only long enough to pose for a photo last Wednesday during McCarroll Middle School Gives Back Day.

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Scaring up a good time

Published Wednesday, November 2, 2016
By Joe Duty

Melissa Beard, dressed as the White Rabbit, introduces herself to Kai Argondo Saturday during Boo Bash on the Decatur Square.

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Wise County Public Safety Fall Festival

Published Saturday, October 29, 2016
By Joe Duty

Deputy Steven Yancey holds his son Everett, dressed as Elvis, at the Wise County Public Safety Fall Festival Thursday.

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Fall-O-Ween

Published Saturday, October 29, 2016
By Joe Duty

A child dressed in a Spiderman shirt and tutu eats her candy at the Crossroads Church Fall-o-ween Family Fest Wednesday.

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