Santa came to town; Annual tour spreads Christmas cheer

Published Saturday, December 23, 2017
By Nathaniel Carr

It's the beginning of a cold night in early December. A family is gathered in their living room, sitting on the couch watching their favorite Christmas movie.

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On the Run

Published Saturday, December 23, 2017
By Joe Duty

Weather forced the Jingle Bell Jog at Rann Elementary inside Tuesday.

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Paying tribute

Published Wednesday, December 20, 2017
By Joe Duty

NiNi Amber of the Bridgeport Girl Scout troop and Kali Mitchell and Raven Noble of the Decatur carry a wreath to be placed on a war memorial plaque at the Wise County Veterans Park Saturday.

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Santa stops by

Published Wednesday, December 20, 2017
By Joe Duty

Santa visits with Mattie Mantooth, above, at the Decatur Medical Lodge Christmas party last Friday.

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Cool job: Decatur native brings winter wonderland to life

Cool job: Decatur native brings winter wonderland to life

Published Saturday, December 16, 2017
By Richard Greene

Most Texans can only dream of a white Christmas and hills with fresh powder to sled down and play in.

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Smiles for Santa

Published Wednesday, December 13, 2017
By Joe Duty

Santa Claus cradles Emery Sereika for a memorable "first Christmas" moment Saturday during Breakfast with Santa at Decatur Fire Hall.

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Claus and paws

Published Wednesday, December 13, 2017
By Joe Duty

Daisy perches in Santa's lap Saturday at Tractor Supply during the store's Santa Paws event.

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Ditto: Neighbor creates laughs with funny holiday display

Ditto: Neighbor creates laughs with funny holiday display

Published Saturday, December 9, 2017
By Richard Greene

In the limited daylight hours after work, Pennye Shockey spent an entire week putting up lights and getting her 17 inflatables in the right place at her home on Old Base Road in Aurora.

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Santa visits neighborhoods

Published Saturday, December 9, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Santa's back, and he's ready to make his annual tour through the streets of Decatur with the help of his good friends at the Decatur Fire Department.

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Meeting Santa

Published Saturday, December 9, 2017
By Joe Duty

Whitnee Mitchell is fascinated by Santa. The pair met last Saturday at Bridgeport's Breakfast with Santa.

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Christmas on the Square

Published Wednesday, December 6, 2017
By Joe Duty

Children pose for a photo inside a giant, blow-up snow globe in front of the courthouse during Decatur's Parade of Lights Saturday.

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Toy Run set for Sunday

Published Saturday, December 2, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Motorcycle riders from across North Texas will roar into Decatur Sunday for the annual Wise County Toy Run.

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Holiday on Halsell

Published Saturday, December 2, 2017
By Joe Duty

Downtown Bridgeport was crowded Thursday night for the city's Lights on Halsell Christmas parade.

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Holiday events hit the square

Published Wednesday, November 29, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Christmastime is coming to Decatur this weekend.

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Weekend packed with holiday events

Published Wednesday, November 29, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Bridgeport's holiday celebrations began in earnest Monday with the city's tree lighting and Santa and the Stagecoach party and will continue on Thursday with the Lights on Halsell parade.

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Christmas comes to town

Published Wednesday, November 29, 2017
By Joe Duty

Flurry of festivities kick off holiday season.

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Christmas is coming: Annual Tour of Homes next weekend

Christmas is coming: Annual Tour of Homes next weekend

Published Saturday, November 25, 2017
By Messenger Staff

As December unfolds, the air is thick with Christmas cheer and the spirit of giving blossoms in spite of the chilly temperatures.

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A conversation with Santa

A conversation with Santa

Published Saturday, December 24, 2016
By David Talley

Santa Claus took time out of his busy pre-Christmas schedule to visit the Wise County Messenger office in Decatur Thursday. Reporter David Talley sat down with Saint Nick to discuss the role elves play in his operation, cookie preferences and time travel.

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Shining Bright

Published Saturday, December 24, 2016
By Joe Duty

Decatur homes decked out in Christmas lights stand out on dark streets at night.

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Holiday road: Residents look forward to Santa’s annual tour

Holiday road: Residents look forward to Santa’s annual tour

Published Saturday, December 17, 2016
By David Talley

What does Santa do in the days leading up to Christmas? In Decatur, he makes house calls.

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