City of Decatur hears positive audit report

Published Saturday, March 2, 2019
By Brian Knox

The City of Decatur heard positive news from its annual audit report Monday.

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Decatur races to be contested

Published Saturday, February 16, 2019
By Messenger Staff

Both Decatur ISD board spots and all three Decatur City Council seats on the May ballot will be contested.

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Decatur City Council approves variance requests

Published Saturday, February 16, 2019
By Brian Knox

A number of variance requests were approved by the Decatur City Council Monday.

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Relay will move to Courthouse Square

Published Wednesday, February 6, 2019
By Brian Knox

Wise County Relay for Life will have a new home for this spring's event.

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Larger apartment size approved

Published Saturday, January 26, 2019
By Brian Knox

The Decatur City Council last week took action on a number of planning and zoning issues, including one that will allow an apartment complex project already underway to move forward.

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Watson decides not to run for post

Published Saturday, January 26, 2019
By Richard Greene

Decatur ISD Place 1 trustee Wade Watson confirmed this week that he will not seek a new term.

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Three candidates enter DISD race

Published Saturday, January 19, 2019
By Messenger Staff

Four candidates filed Wednesday to fill the two Decatur ISD school board spots on the ballot for the May 4 general election.

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Decatur bans tobacco at parks

Published Saturday, December 15, 2018
By Brian Knox

If you plan on visiting a public park in Decatur, you'll now have to leave your tobacco products at home.

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Keep on truckin’: Decatur seeks to create ordinance for mobile food trucks

Published Saturday, December 1, 2018
By Brian Knox

The Decatur City Council could soon approve an ordinance that would allow food trucks and even a food truck park in the city.

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Mayor to represent Decatur on 911 board

Published Wednesday, November 21, 2018
By Brian Knox

A couple of years after local government entities approved the creation of a Council of Government 911 District board, the Decatur City Council now has a representative on that board.

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City of Decatur to offer hazardous materials collection service

Published Saturday, November 17, 2018
By Brian Knox

Decatur residents will soon have a new option for getting rid of household hazardous materials, and they'll only have to walk as far as their front porch.

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Kicking the habit: Council considers no smoking ordinance for parks

Published Saturday, October 26, 2018
By Brian Knox

The Decatur City Council Monday received their first peak at a draft of a possible city ordinance that would ban smoking at all city parks.

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Decatur City Council votes on a number of sidewalk issues

Published Saturday, October 13, 2018
By Brian Knox

Sidewalks were at the center of the discussion at Monday's Decatur City Council meeting as the council considered seven variance requests.

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Decatur City Council lowers tax rate, adopts budget

Published Saturday, September 15, 2018
By Brian Knox

The Decatur City Council Monday approved a 3.6-cent drop in its property tax rate.

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City of Decatur seeks to create court of record

Published Saturday, September 1, 2018
By Brian Knox

Decatur may soon upgrade their municipal court.

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Resident wants city parks smoke-free

Published Saturday, August 18, 2018
By Brian Knox

Morris said enacting a non-smoking ordinance at all city parks and ballfields would help promote being smoke-free as a social norm.

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City of Decatur eyes tax cut

Published Saturday, August 4, 2018
By Roy J. Eaton

Decatur taxpayers who have seen their property values soar will get some relief if the Decatur City Council approves a proposed 3.6-cent tax cut to fund next year's $8.7289 million budget.

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Decatur City Council approves daycare request

Published Saturday, July 28, 2018
By Brian Knox

Nearly four months after a proposed daycare failed to garner enough support from the Decatur City Council, a new vote has given the daycare new life.

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Action on daycare request postponed

Published Saturday, July 14, 2018
By Brian Knox

A decision on a daycare in a residential Decatur neighborhood will have to wait a little longer.

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Daycare issue returns to Decatur City Council

Published Saturday, June 30, 2018
By Brian Knox

The Decatur City Council will soon have another decision to make regarding a possible daycare at the entrance to the South Martin Branch neighborhood after holding a public hearing and first reading of an ordinance Monday.

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