Alcohol vote to be on Nov. 8 ballot

Published Saturday, August 27, 2016
By Brian Knox

Decatur residents will have the opportunity to vote in November on expanded alcohol sales in the city.

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Smith says goodbye to postal service

Published Saturday, August 27, 2016
By Racey Burden

One of the more recognizable faces at the Decatur Post Office will retire next week.

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City of Decatur employees to see increase in insurance costs

Published Saturday, August 27, 2016
By Brian Knox

The city of Decatur will see a 10.5 percent increase in the cost of health insurance for the 2016-2017 fiscal year.

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Meeting Previews for Saturday, August 27, 2016

Published Saturday, August 27, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Wise County commissioners will have a public hearing on the proposed budget for fiscal year 2017 at 8:30 a.m. Monday in the third-floor conference room of the courthouse in Decatur.

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Football: Fast start – Eagles explode for 74 points in win

Football: Fast start – Eagles explode for 74 points in win

Published Saturday, August 30, 2016
By Richard Greene

The Decatur Eagles entered the season expecting to feature an explosive offense behind the returning duo of Tyler Ticknor and Payton McAlister.

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Volleyball: Peaster sweeps Lady Eagles

Published Saturday, August 27, 2016
By Richard Greene

The Decatur Lady Eagles managed only 20 kills, falling in three games Tuesday at Peaster.

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Taste and Tell

Published Saturday, August 27, 2016
By Joe Duty

Restaurants, vendors offer food at sixth annual Taste of Wise.

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Be Loud, Be Proud

Published Saturday, August 27, 2016
By Joe Duty

Cheerleader Angelina Spragg leads her class in a chant at the Decatur High School pep rally Friday.

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Chamber Speaker

Published Saturday, August 27, 2016
By Joe Duty

Decatur cowboy Trevor Brazile was the featured speaker at the Decatur Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon at the Decatur Civic Center Tuesday.

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Average utility bill could increase $10

Published Wednesday, August 24, 2016
By Brian Knox

Decatur residents could soon see higher utility bills after hearing about proposed fee increases at Monday's city council meeting.

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Decatur man wins Chisholm Trail Days art contest

Decatur man wins Chisholm Trail Days art contest

Published Wednesday, August 24, 2016
By David Talley

A mounted cowboy carefully drives a lively herd of cattle down a gravel road, his quiet resolve offsetting the hectic chore. Behind him, two pickups keep the caravan in check.

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Look local, taste local

Published Wednesday, August 24, 2016
By Messenger Staff

The 6th annual Taste of Wise is set for Thursday at the Decatur Civic Center.

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2K celebrates 30th anniversary

Published Wednesday, August 24, 2016
By David Talley

As a senior at Texas A&M University, Jeff Bakker thought he had his life mapped out. After graduating in May of 1986, the future owner of 2K Pawn & Gun in Decatur planned to pursue admission to veterinary school. But his life took another path.

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Football: Cutting travel time – Alaska transfer settles into new home

Published Wednesday, August 24, 2016
By Richard Greene

Friday night, Cody Ellis will make his first road trip with the Decatur Eagles for the season opener.

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Football: Eagles primed for opener

Published Wednesday, August 24, 2016
By Richard Greene

After having their playoff run cut short in the first round last year, the Decatur Eagles have counted down the days to getting back on the field.

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Volleyball: Decatur finishes 2-1 in consolation bracket

Published Wednesday, August 24, 2016
By Richard Greene

Playing in the tough Northwest ISD Classic over the weekend, the Decatur Lady Eagles went 2-1 in the bronze consolation bracket.

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Football: Decatur Eagles – Setting sights on making next step

Published Wednesday, August 24, 2016
By Richard Greene

The Decatur Eagles won eight straight games to close out the 2015 regular season, including an improbable victory in the final seconds against Graham to claim the District 4-4A Division I title.

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Back to Books

Back to Books

Published Wednesday, August 24, 2016
By Joe Duty

Kylie Pickard and Grace Henson peek over their books early Tuesday morning at Chico Elementary.

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Senior celebration

Published Wednesday, August 24, 2016
By Joe Duty

Decatur High School seniors ate breakfast on the school lawn before their "Last First Day."

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Karate for a cause

Published Wednesday, August 24, 2016
By Joe Duty

Monica Lopez and Debbie Spradlin hug Saturday during the third annual Monica Lopez Open Karate Tournament at the Decatur Civic Center.

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