Read leads Decatur past Bridgeport

Published Wednesday, April 10, 2019
By Reece Waddell

Triston Read drove in three runs Friday night, leading Decatur to an 8-0 win over Bridgeport.

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George Fred Allen

Published Wednesday, April 10, 2019
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George Fred "Freddy" Allen, 66, of Springtown, passed away Friday, March 29, 2019, in his sleep at his home.

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Wayne Stockton

Published Wednesday, April 10, 2019
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Wayne Stockton, 86, of Decatur, a retired postman, went to be with our Lord Thursday, April 4, 2019, in Decatur.

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Decatur takes second at 8-4A tournament, advances to regionals

Published Monday, April 8, 2019.
By Reece Waddell

Decatur tallied a two-day total of 659, finishing second at the District 8-4A tournament to qualify for regionals.

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Elite Eight: Local barista excels at world drink-making competition

Published Saturday, April 6, 2019
By Austin Jackson

For two straight years, Trinity Street operations manager and barista Kasey Headley has gone up against the best baristas in the world at the Coffee Masters premier barista competition, only to be knocked out in the first round.

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2019 All Wise Basketball Team

2019 All Wise Basketball Team

Published Saturday, April 6, 2019
By Reece Waddell

2019 All Wise Basketball Team

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Comeback kids: Decatur erases deficit, claims second straight district title

Published Saturday, April 6, 2019
By Reece Waddell

The Decatur Eagles found themselves in a familiar position entering the final day of the District 8-4A championships Thursday afternoon.

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Historic run: Lady Eagles shatter school record for most points

Published Saturday, April 6, 2019
By Reece Waddell

Hanging in the Decatur Lady Eagles' locker room is a photo from the 2002 team that held the school record for most points in a meet.

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Maddux dazzles in sprints

Published Saturday, April 6, 2019
By Reece Waddell

A large crowd quickly gathered around the finish line in advance of the boys 100 at the District 8-4A championships.

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Top students

Published Saturday, April 6, 2019
By Kristen Tribe

Decatur High School students Elizabeth Warren and Marcus Pena were named Students of the Month at the March 26 Decatur Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

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Eliana Ariadne Rios

Published Saturday, April 6, 2019
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Maria Martinez and Leonel Rios of Decatur announce the birth of a daughter, Eliana Ariadne Rios

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Gunning for title: Decatur grad Hicks makes history at Tech

Gunning for title: Decatur grad Hicks makes history at Tech

Published Wednesday, April 3, 2019
By Reece Waddell

Basketball has always been a way of life in the Hicks household.

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$500K of drugs discovered

Published Wednesday, April 3, 2019
By Brian Knox

A traffic stop near Decatur last weekend led to another discovery of nearly a half-million dollars worth of drugs.

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The words and the bees: Students display bilingual prowess in spelling bee

Published Wednesday, April 3, 2019
By Austin Jackson

The bell tolled almost 40 times Friday as students battled to spell tricky words in the Rann Elementary School library during the Bilingual Spelling Bee Friday.

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Decatur ISD Student Spotlights for Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Published Wednesday, April 3, 2019
By Messenger Staff

Decatur ISD Student Spotlights for Wednesday, April 3, 2019

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Gordon Jacob Ploeger

Published Wednesday, April 3, 2019
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Gordon Jacob Ploeger, 81, of Decatur entered eternity with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Friday, March 29, 2019, at his home.

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JW Hart PBR Challenge cancelled for 2019 due to scheduling conflict

Published April 2, 2018
By Austin Jackson

WC Challenger Charities announced Tuesday the JW Hart PBR Challenge would take a one-year hiatus due to scheduling conflicts. The announcement came three days after the Butterfield Stage Days PRCA Rodeo in Bridgeport was cancelled due to lack of sponsorship.

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Brezina indicted for capital murder

Published Saturday, March 30, 2019
By Brian Knox

A Wise County grand jury this week indicted Decatur resident Ronnie Lee Brezina for capital murder in the death of his estranged girlfriend, 45-year-old Brandy Wallen of Decatur.

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City questioned over annexation; Decatur City Council grants sign change

Published Saturday, March 30, 2019
By Brian Knox

A business owner just outside Decatur expressed frustration Monday that he was being treated unfairly, two years after signing an agreement with the city in order to avoid having his business involuntarily annexed.

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Growing opportunities: Mayors highlight challenges, development

Published Saturday, March 30, 2019
By Richard Greene

As the fifth mayor of the night to take the podium, Runaway Bay's Barry White reflected on where his city and the rest of the county currently finds itself.

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