Soaring to a 2nd state title; Decatur defeats Argyle in 4A volleyball championship

Soaring to a 2nd state title; Decatur defeats Argyle in 4A volleyball championship

Published Wednesday, November 26, 2014
By Richard Greene

When sophomore Courtnie Roberts' tip found an open spot on the floor, the Decatur Lady Eagles stormed the court at Curtis Culwell Center in Garland Saturday afternoon.

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911 text service available

Published Wednesday, November 26, 2014
By Brian Knox

Thanksgiving is the time for enjoying turkey in the company of friends and family.

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Thieves target unlocked cars

Published Wednesday, November 26, 2014
By Brian Knox

'Tis the season, for car burglaries. While the holiday shopping season is traditionally a busy time for car burglars, it seems thieves are getting an early start on their own version of Black Friday specials.

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Sobering evening: MADD class highlights danger of drunk driving

Sobering evening: MADD class highlights danger of drunk driving

Published Wednesday, November 26, 2014
By Bob Buckel

The courtroom at the Wise County Jail was almost full last Wednesday. A few people sat together - two girls who looked like they were still in high school, a married couple - but most tried to get a little space around them.

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Driver error causes most fatalities

Published Wednesday, November 26, 2014
By Jake Harris

If you need another reason to drive safely this holiday season, here's some information for you.

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Annual Messiah concert set for Dec. 1

Published Wednesday, November 26, 2014
By Messenger Staff

The much anticipated Weatherford College choir concert, selections from Handel's Messiah, is Monday, Dec. 1, at the Alkek Fine Arts Center.

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Paradise Intermediate School given $15K for playground

Published Wednesday, November 26, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Dr Pepper Snapple and the non-profit KaBOOM have awarded Paradise Intermediate School a $15,000 Let's Play Community Construction Grant.

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Granger to continue as subcommittee chair

Published Wednesday, November 26, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Congresswoman Kay Granger, whose district includes the eastern half of Wise County, will remain chair of the House State and Foreign Operations Appropriations subcommittee.

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Tour of Homes celebrates the season

Published Wednesday, November 26, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Holiday cheer kicks into high gear every year with the Decatur Woman's Club Tour of Homes.

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Resident plans to decorate downtown for Christmas

Published Wednesday, November 26, 2014
By Jake Harris

"I just felt like God was telling me to do something." That force is what's driving Sherri Taylor to decorate the streets of downtown Boyd for Christmas this year.

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True blue: Decatur faithful cheer volleyball team on its way to state competition

True blue: Decatur faithful cheer volleyball team on its way to state competition

Published Saturday, November 22, 2014
By Richard Greene

Carrying signs for her daughters, Maclaine and Caroline, Amy Lowery walked into the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland Friday afternoon after a hurried couple of days.

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Dispatchers earn regional awards

Published Saturday, November 22, 2014
By Brian Knox

The man on the other end of the line needs help. He can't tell you his name, where he is or even exactly what is going on. It's your job to get him the help he needs.

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Decatur teen injured in wreck

Decatur teen injured in wreck

Published Saturday, November 22, 2014
By Brian Knox

A Decatur teenager was flown to a Fort Worth hospital following a single vehicle wreck Thursday night north of Decatur.

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City of Bridgeport delays wastewater contract, nixes food truck inspections

Published Saturday, November 22, 2014
By Jake Harris

The Bridgeport City Council Tuesday delayed action related to its agreement with U.S. Water (USW) Utility Group.

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Bridgeport student council to serve lunches for Thanksgiving

Published Saturday, November 22, 2014
By Jake Harris

Some Bridgeport Middle School students will spend their Thanksgiving break serving others.

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Boyd middle school graduates first D.A.R.E. class

Published Saturday, November 22, 2014
By Jake Harris

Close to 100 Boyd Middle School sixth graders graduated from the district's first D.A.R.E. program Friday morning.

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Thornberry to chair powerful committee

Published Saturday, November 22, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Congressman Mac Thornberry, whose sprawling district includes the entire Texas Pandhandle and the western half of Wise County, has been chosen to chair the House Armed Services Committee.

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Fantastic Four: Decatur senior quartet tries to lead Lady Eagles to second crown

Fantastic Four: Decatur senior quartet tries to lead  Lady Eagles to second crown

Published Wednesday, November 19, 2014
By Richard Greene

The statistics, accolades, wins and titles tell a story of unparalleled success for the quartet of Caroline Lowery, Cooper Martin, Makayla Mayfield and Stormi Leonard. But it's friendship that powers the success of Decatur's "Fantastic Four."

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Warden dies in Austin wreck

Published Wednesday, November 19, 2014
By Brian Knox

A Decatur man has been identified as the victim in a fatal wreck last week in Austin.

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Early morning fire ‘suspicious’

Early morning fire ‘suspicious’

Published Wednesday, November 19, 2014
By Bob Buckel

When a home that hasn't been occupied in more than 10 days, and has no gas or electric service, catches on fire in the middle of the night, it's suspicious.

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