Decatur City Council makes board appointments

Published Wednesday, May 25, 2016
By Brian Knox

Monday's council meeting began with a farewell to a long-serving council member and ended with the appointment of citizens to numerous boards.

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Decatur School Board approves technology upgrades

Published Wednesday, May 25, 2016
By Brian Knox

After approving network hardware a few months back, the Decatur School Board last week needed to approve some cabling upgrades to take advantage of the new technology.

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Baseball: Reaching the end – Godley takes out Eagles in third round

Baseball: Reaching the end – Godley takes out Eagles in third round

Published Wednesday, May 25, 2016
By Richard Greene

After dropping a pitchers' duel in game one Thursday night, the Decatur Eagles faced a steep climb to get back into the Class 4A Region I quarterfinal series.

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Rodeo: Riding away champions – Decatur seniors end high school careers by winning saddles

Published Wednesday, May 25, 2016
By Richard Greene

In the ring, Chase Wilson and Carolyn Spear formed the "dynamic duo."

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Quit complaining, take action

Published Wednesday, May 25, 2016
By Cheryl Long

Ms. Gan's complaints about the home appraisal increase are almost comical.

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Elizabeth Jane Rohrer

Published Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Elizabeth Jane (Burnett) Rohrer, 76, of Decatur, died Thursday, May 19, 2016, in Decatur.

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Shirley Joann Taylor

Published Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Shirley "Mommy-O" Joann (Gregory) Taylor, 68, of Decatur, died Saturday, May 21, 2016, at home.

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The Prom Squad

The Prom Squad

Published Wednesday, May 25, 2016
By Joe Duty

Decatur High School's annual prom sendoff Saturday filled the courthouse lawn with parents, friends and prom-goers.

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Young Elementary Field Day

Published Wednesday, May 25, 2016
By Joe Duty

Second grader Marlee Tibbels successfully jumps hurdles Thursday at Young Elementary's field day.

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Decatur: Warren, Sij find friendship to be key ingredient for success

Published Wednesday, May 25, 2016
By Brian Knox

The top two academic students at Decatur High School have quite a bit in common, other than grade point averages above 5.0.

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Local scholars graduate TAMS

Published Wednesday, May 25, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Three Wise County students graduated May 12 from the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science (TAMS) at the University of North Texas in Denton.

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Thin blue light: Deroy Bennett finds renewed purpose 36 years after losing his father

Thin blue light: Deroy Bennett finds renewed purpose 36 years after losing his father

Published Saturday, May 21, 2016
By Brian Knox

Deroy Bennett of Decatur has carried around a shadow for 36 years. It's a shadow that few would understand.

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Decatur EDC anticipates hiring director next month

Published Saturday, May 21, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Decatur Economic Development Corp. is inching closer to hiring a new director.

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Drewry advances to Austin … again

Published Saturday, May 21, 2016
By Brian Knox

For the second year in a row, Decatur High School senior Mickey Drewry will compete in a journalism event at the state academic meet next week.

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Baseball: Put on the brink – Godley takes game 1 of series in 8 innings

Baseball: Put on the brink – Godley takes game 1 of series in 8 innings

Published Saturday, May 21, 2016
By Richard Greene

After allowing hits to two of the first three batters he faced, Decatur's Bryce Elder retired the next 18 Godley Wildcats that stepped to the plate Thursday night.

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Martha Patricia Davila

Published Saturday, May 21, 2016
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Martha Patricia Davila, 52, of Decatur, died Tuesday, May 17, 2016.

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Sara Matilde Melear

Published Saturday, May 21, 2016
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Sara Matilde Melear, 68, of Decatur, died Monday, March 21, 2016, in Lewisville.

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Willie Faye Rhoudes

Published Saturday, May 21, 2016
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Willie Faye Rhoudes, 65, of Decatur, died Sunday, May 15, 2016, in Decatur.

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Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Townson Melton

Published Saturday, May 21, 2016
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Jamye Ann Christian, daughter of Glenn and Barbara Rhine of Decatur, married Eugene Townson Melton,

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Rosilyn Belle Lucier

Published Saturday, May 21, 2016
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Jared and Courtney Lucier of Decatur announce the birth of a daughter, Rosilyn Belle

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