Baseball: Gam, Eagles walk off with league title

Published Saturday, April 23, 2016
By Richard Greene

With the infield pulled in, Jesus Gam bounced a single by first base to give the Decatur Eagles a walk-off 4-3 victory over Springtown in the ninth inning Wednesday.

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Softball: Lady Eagles capture 8-4A crown

Published Saturday, April 23, 2016
By Richard Greene

After a pair of blowout wins to start District 8-4A, the Decatur Lady Eagles suffered a slip-up against the rival Bridgeport Sissies to drop out of the league lead.

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Why Christians oppose homosexuality

Published Saturday, April 23, 2016
By Karen Flesher

People who support homosexuality know that Christians do not, but I have learned that some supporters do not know why Christians are opposed.

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Wyatt Steven Stallard

Published Saturday, April 23, 2016
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Austin and Stephanie Stallard of Decatur announce the birth of a son, Wyatt Steven

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Decatur wins UIL district meet; Eagles, Bulls send competitors to regionals

Published Wednesday, April 20, 2016
By David Talley

Decatur academic teams won six events as the Eagles cruised to a 150-point win over Bridgeport at the 8-4A District UIL meet April 5. Decatur netted 545 points to the Bulls' 391.5.

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Baseball: Back on top – Elder leads Eagles to repeat title

Baseball: Back on top – Elder leads Eagles to repeat title

Published Wednesday, April 20, 2016
By Richard Greene

After seeing his starter Bryce Elder turn in six strong innings, Decatur coach Brian Tickell gave no hesitation on giving him the ball for the seventh inning.

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Softball: Lady Eagles blank Sissies

Published Wednesday, April 20, 2016
By Richard Greene

Reagan Chism mowed down 16 batters Friday night in a three-hit, 7-0 shutout of the Bridgeport Sissies.

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Ruth Beatrice Bisidas

Published Wednesday, April 20, 2016
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Ruth Beatrice Bisidas, 96, of Decatur, died Sunday, April 17, 2016, in Decatur.

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Taking flight: Childhood interests and passions turn into promising future

Taking flight: Childhood interests and passions turn into promising future

Published Saturday, April 16, 2016
By David Talley

Jake Warren's passion for high-end, remote-controlled aircraft started with department store toys.

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Large community park missing from city makeup

Published Saturday, April 16, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

According to a parks master plan created by engineering firm Kimley Horn, the city of Decatur is meeting the citizens' needs with its current parks, but there is no room for growth.

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Track: Blue Sweep – Lady Eagles narrowly miss points record

Track: Blue Sweep – Lady Eagles narrowly miss points record

Published Saturday, April 16, 2016
By Richard Greene

Thursday night started for the Decatur Lady Eagles with Cordelia Leija carrying the baton across the finish line and making school history.

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Track: Seniors pace Eagles to 8-4A crown

Published Saturday, April 16, 2016
By Richard Greene

Nursing a sore hamstring, Gunnar Parker stood on the side of the Porcupine Stadium track waiting for his teammates to complete their late-evening tour around the track.

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Baseball: Dealing aces – Hurlers give Eagles stacked hand

Published Saturday, April 16, 2016
By Richard Greene

In his last 8-4A start April 1, Bryce Elder threw a two-hit shutout, striking out six.

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Baseball: Terrell tosses shutout

Published Saturday, April 16, 2016
By Richard Greene

Jaxon Terrell struck out nine in a one-hitter Tuesday in the Decatur Eagles' 4-0 win over Castleberry.

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Track: Parker brothers take top two spots in 100

Published Saturday, April 16, 2016
By Richard Greene

Lining up next to each other in the starting blocks for the 8-4A final in the 100, Gunnar Parker gave his brother Jhett Parker one warning.

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Kathleen Larson

Published Saturday, April 16, 2016
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Kathleen Larson, 61, of Decatur, died Tuesday, April 12, 2016, in Decatur.

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Lizeth Aileen Morado

Published Saturday, April 16, 2016
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Angel Morado and Maria Badillo of Decatur announce the birth of a daughter, Lizeth Aileen Morado

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Dixie Marie Williams

Published Saturday, April 16, 2016
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Bert and Taylor Williams of Decatur announce the birth of a daughter, Dixie Marie

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Decatur City Council approves plat for Pilot Travel Center

Published Wednesday, April 13, 2016
By Brian Knox

A new truck stop appears headed to Decatur.

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Sij awarded scholarship

Published Wednesday, April 13, 2016
By Messenger Staff

A Decatur High School senior has been awarded a scholarship by EECU.

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