Softball: Mader mows ‘em down – Alvord pitcher keeps composure

Published Saturday, April 18, 2015
By Travis Lisle

The entire team has contributed to the Alvord Lady Bulldogs' six-game winning streak. But perhaps none more than pitcher Mikena Mader.

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Softball: Alvord rolls to six straight

Published Saturday, April 18, 2015
By Travis Lisle

Despite winning their sixth straight 12-2A game 6-1 against Chico Tuesday, Alvord coach Tony Brazeal felt certain his team didn't play to their potential.

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Baseball: Melton, Branum duel for district

Published Saturday, April 18, 2015
By Travis Lisle

In the top of the fourth inning with a 3-0 lead, Chico rattled off two more runs against Alvord pitcher Cassidy Patterson.

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Hannah Annette Bridges

Published Saturday, April 18, 2015
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Krystle and Tommy Bridges of Alvord announce the birth of a daughter, Hannah Annette Bridges

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John D’Wayne Bearden III

Published Saturday, April 18, 2015
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John and Tiffany Bearden of Alvord announce the birth of a son, John D'Wayne Bearden III

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Alvord City Council changes meeting dates

Published Wednesday, April 15, 2015
By Messenger Staff

The Alvord City Council moved its meeting date at last week's regular meeting.

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Elementary students exceed blood drive goal

Published Wednesday, April 15, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Students at Alvord Elementary School are too young to be blood donors, but they are not too young to begin encouraging blood donation in their families.

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Track: Painful rewards – Alvord freshman toughs out 400, 800 for medals

Published Wednesday, April 15, 2015
By Richard Greene

Paycee Edgett paints a painfully poetic picture of the 400.

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Softball: Lady Bulldogs take over share of league lead

Published Wednesday, April 15, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Alvord earned some revenge and a spot atop the District 12-2A standings when they beat Lindsay 13-3 Friday.

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Cashier arrested for offering pot to teen

Published Saturday, April 11, 2015
By Brian Knox

An Alvord truck stop where numerous gaming machines possibly tied to illegal gambling were seized last year now finds itself in more trouble.

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Softball: Alvord hammers Muenster

Published Saturday, April 11, 2015
By Messenger Staff

The usual suspects were in dominant form in Alvord's 9-2 win over Muenster Tuesday.

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Kelsey Costan and Parker Rhine

Published Saturday, April 11, 2015
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Kelsey Costan of Midland, daughter of John and Melody Costan of Elk Grove, Calif., will marry Parker Rhine

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Acen Kyle Torres

Published Saturday, April 11, 2015
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Amanda Kasner and Alec Torres of Alvord announce the birth of a son, Acen Kyle Torres

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Softball: Alvord trounces Valley View, 13-2

Published Wednesday, April 8, 2015
By Travis Lisle

Led by Reagan Guthrie, who went 4-5 with four RBIs, Alvord toppled Valley View 13-2 in a landslide Friday night.

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Golf: Bulldogs capture 11-2A title – Anderson shoots 74 for top medal

Published Wednesday, April 8, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Josh Anderson worked his way around the Turtle Hill Golf Course in Muenster Monday without much trouble.

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Easter banquet dazzling

Published Wednesday, April 8, 2015
By Dave and Mary Lou Hodgson

We want to thank the Decatur Civic Center for the wonderful Easter banquet.

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Cortez ‘Tez’ Johnson

Published Wednesday, April 8, 2015
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Cortez "Tez" Johnson, 93, of Alvord died Monday, April 6, 2015, surrounded by her family.

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Softball: Alvord crushes Collinsville

Published Saturday, April 4, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Mikena Mader continued her success in the circle and at the plate in Alvord's 12-1 win over Collinsville Monday.

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Sue Peterson Vaughn

Published Saturday, April 4, 2015
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Sue Peterson Vaughn, 69, of Alvord died Wednesday, March 25, 2015, in Alvord.

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Eve Jolene Blankenfeld

Published Saturday, April 4, 2015
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Tanner and Ruth Blankenfeld of Alvord announce the birth of a daughter, Eve Jolene Blankenfeld

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