Decatur School Board extends Townsend’s contract

Published Saturday, January 23, 2016
By Brian Knox

It didn't take the Decatur School Board very long Thursday to give Superintendent Rod Townsend a positive evaluation.

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Practice facility approved for $3.5 million

Published Wednesday, December 16, 2015
By Brian Knox

Two major projects from the 2015 Decatur ISD bond issue have been approved, including one that came in on budget and one that was over budget.

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Weighing the options; Project cost estimates improve, new questions arise

Published Wednesday, November 18, 2015
By Brian Knox

New estimates for a couple of Decatur ISD bond projects have brought the numbers closer to original predictions, but board members are now wondering if a weight room should be included in one of the projects.

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Decatur School Board approves reimbursement to contractor

Published Wednesday, October 28, 2015
By Brian Knox

A month after taking no action on a contractor's request for the waiver of a penalty clause, the Decatur School Board last week granted the request.

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Bond projects more costly than expected

Bond projects more costly than expected

Published Saturday, October 24, 2015
By Brian Knox

Body language alone told the story best at Monday's Decatur School Board meeting. Hands covering a face, a pen tapping on the table, furrowed brows scanning pages of cost estimates for bond projects.

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Roof, ballfield projects approved

Published Wednesday, September 23, 2015
By Brian Knox

Two more bond projects received the green light from the Decatur School Board Monday: roof replacement at the middle school campuses and upgrades to the baseball/softball facility.

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Decatur school district hits tax rate target

Published Saturday, August 29, 2015
By Brian Knox

When the Decatur school district proposed a bond project earlier this year, the cost to taxpayers was estimated to be a maximum of a 4.2-cent increase in the property tax rate.

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Decatur to hold public hearing on budget, tax rate

Published Wednesday, August 26, 2015
By Brian Knox

The public has one last chance to comment on Decatur ISD's proposed budget and tax rate at a public hearing Thursday, Aug. 27.

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Decatur School Board mulls site for elementary gym

Published Saturday, August 22, 2015
By Brian Knox

Rann Elementary School soon will have a new, stand-alone gym. The exact location of that gym is still to be determined.

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Meeting Previews for Saturday, August 15, 2015

Published Saturday, August 15, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Bridgeport School Board will consider appointing a representative to the Texas Association of School Board's Delegate Assembly at their meeting Monday, Aug. 17.

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Decatur School Board proposes 4-cent tax rate increase

Published Wednesday, August 5, 2015
By Brian Knox

The Decatur School Board has officially proposed a four-cent increase in the tax rate for the upcoming school year.

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Baseball/softball complex upgrades move forward

Published Saturday, August 1, 2015
By Brian Knox

Plans are coming together for upgrades at Decatur ISD's baseball and softball facility.

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Decatur School Board to propose tax rate Monday

Published Saturday, August 1, 2015
By Brian Knox

The Decatur School Board will meet early Monday morning to propose a tax rate for the upcoming school year.

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Board selects architect for bond projects

Published Wednesday, July 29, 2015
By Brian Knox

Three of the larger construction projects associated with the 2015 school bond issue at Decatur took a step forward at Monday's school board meeting.

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Townsend to pick architect; Decatur School Board gives go-ahead in practice facility planning process

Published Saturday, June 27, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Preliminary work started on Decatur ISD's multipurpose indoor practice facility with the school board last week giving Superintendent Rod Townsend the authority to pick an architect for the project.

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Press box expansion project approved

Published Wednesday, June 24, 2015
By Brian Knox

One more Eagle Stadium project was added to this summer's to-do list Monday.

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Decatur School Board digs into bond projects

Published Wednesday, June 17, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Decatur School Board jumped into 2015 bond projects Monday night, awarding multiple bids.

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Decatur campus’ AC fix to be done in summer

Published Saturday, April 25, 2015
By Brian Knox

Things might get a little heated at the sixth grade campus of McCarroll Middle School the closer it gets to summer.

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Meeting Previews for Saturday, April 18, 2015

Published Saturday, April 18, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Monday night the Paradise City Council will consider declaring April 21, 2015, "Sue Hudson Day."

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Bleacher, parking lot project approved

Published Wednesday, March 25, 2015
By Brian Knox

Despite a couple of concerns, the Decatur School Board Monday approved a project to add a section of bleachers and add parking spaces at Eagle Stadium.

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