State funding expected to help offset loss of tax revenue

Published Saturday, April 30, 2016
By Brian Knox

The Decatur School Board last week received a bad news/good news report when it comes to finances.

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Decatur City Council approves incentive agreement with Pilot

Published Saturday, April 30, 2016
By Brian Knox

The Decatur City Council Monday approved an economic development agreement with Pilot Travel Center to provide incentives for the construction of a facility in the city.

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Golf: Eagles claim third in 4A – Lamirand posts top-10 finish

Published Saturday, April 30, 2016
By Richard Greene

Nearly as soon as his putter sent the ball racing across the green on the third hole Tuesday, Cade Lamirand started a near sprint to the hole.

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Golf: Jones rebounds like champ

Golf: Jones rebounds like champ

Published Saturday, April 30, 2016
By Racey Burden

Decatur senior Drew Jones found himself in a position he never could have envisioned Tuesday afternoon - teeing up in the No. 3 spot for the Eagles in his final high school tournament.

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Softball: Winning beat – Lady Eagles blast Heritage for bi-district title

Published Saturday, April 30, 2016
By Richard Greene

From the dugout in the top of the third inning Thursday, Savannah Wilson and her Decatur teammates used drumsticks to beat out a tune as if signaling an oncoming assault.

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Robert James Boland

Published Saturday, April 30, 2016
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Robert James "Bob" Boland, 80, of Decatur, died Tuesday, April 26, 2016.

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Linda Roth

Published Saturday, April 30, 2016
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Linda L. Roth, 65, of Decatur, died Sunday, April 24, 2016, in her Decatur home.

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Camden Matthew Knarr

Published Saturday, April 30, 2016
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Matt and Tara Knarr of Decatur announce the birth of a son, Camden Matthew

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Ailani Reign Davis

Published Saturday, April 30, 2016
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Darrin Wayne Davis and Soledad Barrientos of Decatur announce the birth of a daughter, Ailani Reign Davis

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Laura Aubrey Nicole Peek

Published Saturday, April 30, 2016
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Danny and April Peek of Decatur announce the birth of their third daughter, Laura Aubrey Nicole

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Aris Wayne Adams

Published Saturday, April 30, 2016
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Garrett Adams and Samantha Bedonorz of Decatur announce the birth of a son, Aris Wayne Adams

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Youth art show set for weekend

Published Wednesday, April 27, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

The Decatur Civic Center will be transformed into an art gallery this weekend.

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Eagles give it their best shot

Published Wednesday, April 27, 2016
By Richard Greene

The Decatur Eagles were wrapping up their quest for a state golf championship as the Messenger was going to press Tuesday night.

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Celebrate, remember, fight back

Published Wednesday, April 27, 2016
By Joe Duty

Survivors prepare to proudly walk a lap at Friday night's Wise County Relay for Life in Decatur.

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Stallard graduates basic training

Published Wednesday, April 27, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Ryan Stallard of Decatur graduated April 15 from Marine basic training in San Diego.

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Decatur School Board moves forward with Rann gym design

Published Saturday, April 23, 2016
By Brian Knox

The Decatur School Board Monday approved a preliminary design for a new Rann Elementary gym.

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Business Briefs for Saturday, April 23, 2016

Published Saturday, April 23, 2016
By Messenger Staff

The 2nd Annual Paradise Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament is Saturday, May 21, at the Decatur Golf Club, 211 Country Club Rd.

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Golf: Parting shot – Drew Jones takes aim at state title

Golf: Parting shot – Drew Jones takes aim at state title

Published Saturday, April 23, 2016
By Richard Greene

Over a career already filled with honors, awards and trophies, thousands of golf strokes have all started the same for Drew Jones.

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Track: Short-term memory fuels Kyle to victory

Published Saturday, April 23, 2016
By Richard Greene

Jessica Kyle used her short term memory to fuel her to a gold medal in the 1600 Wednesday at the 7/8-4A meet.

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Baseball: Healthy return – Parker earns national honor after belting 5 homers

Published Saturday, April 23, 2016
By Richard Greene

Two years ago, Colton Parker began wondering if his baseball career was over after a pair of shoulder injuries and surgeries.

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