Samples shuts down Eagles; Senior’s first win puts Bulls in hunt for second in 9-3A

Published Wednesday, April 16, 2014
By Richard Greene

It's been a long time coming, but Alex Samples' first victory of the season couldn't have been any sweeter.

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Roland D. Hodge

Published Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Roland D. Hodge, 66, of Decatur, died Saturday, April 12, 2014, at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, as a result of complications from an auto accident.

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Billy Wilson

Published Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Billy "Bill" Wilson, 72, a retired installer for Overhead Door Co., died Friday, April 11, 2014, in Decatur.

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Council to declare winners, cancel election

Published Saturday, April 12, 2014
By Bob Buckel

With just one candidate for each place on the ballot, the Decatur City Council is expected to declare those who have filed to be elected when they meet at 6 p.m. Monday.

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Up to the challenge: Destination Imagination teams participate in state competition

Published Saturday, April 12, 2014
By Brian Knox

A couple of teams from Decatur ISD are putting their creativity and teamwork skills to the test this weekend near Austin.

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Winning smiles: Lady Eagles win final race

Winning smiles: Lady Eagles win final race

Published Saturday, April 12, 2014
By Richard Greene

With 200 meters to go, Nicole Neighbors still found herself a few meters behind Sanger's Bre Henderson on the anchor leg of the 4x400 Thursday night.

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Kevetter, Neighbors take top honors

Published Saturday, April 12, 2014
By Richard Greene

The Decatur Eagles and Lady Eagles could not chase down the Sanger teams on the track Thursday, finishing runner-up in both divisions.

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James Earl Bedgood

Published Saturday, April 12, 2014
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James Earl Bedgood, 82, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in Decatur.

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Kendall Alaina Juett and Russell Ray Pryor

Published Saturday, April 12, 2014
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Kendall Alaina Juett, daughter of John and Debbie Juett of Carrollton, will marry Russell Ray Pryor of Argyle, son of Merl and Terrie Pryor of Decatur, May 10, 2014, at Flying V Ranch in Decatur.

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Bentley Ray Miller

Published Saturday, April 12, 2014
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Steven and Keri Miller of Decatur announce the birth of a son, Bentley Ray

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Church celebrates a milestone

Church celebrates a milestone

Published Wednesday, April 9, 2014
By Roy J. Eaton

There was a building boom in Decatur in 1913 and 1914. More than $100,000 worth of projects were underway including a public school, a feed mill, a Masonic lodge - and a church.

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Hall of Honor inducts Woodruff

Published Wednesday, April 9, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Decatur Mayor Martin Woodruff was inducted last month into the Military Science Hall of Honor at the University of Texas at Arlington.

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Jones fires 62 on way to win; Sophomore shoots 10-under par

Published Wednesday, April 9, 2014
By Richard Greene

The weekend rains that softened the greens made the Turtle Hill Golf Course in Muenster defenseless against Drew Jones.

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Eagles win title

Published Wednesday, April 9, 2014
By Richard Greene

The Decatur Eagles opened Monday's second round with a 13-stroke cushion over second-place Bridgeport in their attempt to repeat as District 9-3A champions.

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Baseball Roundup: Eagles pound Leopards to improve to 4-1 in loop

Published Wednesday, April 9, 2014
By Richard Greene

Austin Givens drove in a pair of runs with a double as part of a seven-run third inning for the Decatur Eagles Friday in a 12-1 victory over Gainesville.

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Softball Roundup: Lady Panthers rip Lady Bulldogs

Published Wednesday, April 9, 2014
By Richard Greene

Jett Preather opened the fifth inning with a triple and set the Paradise Lady Panthers on their way to a nine-run inning Friday in a 14-2 win over Alvord.

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Decatur sends 2 to regionals

Published Wednesday, April 9, 2014
By Richard Greene

Decatur's top two boys singles players - Pedro Marson and Gavin Buchanan - are heading to regionals.

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Charlie O’dell

Published Wednesday, April 9, 2014
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Charlie O'dell, 70, a retired contract welder, died Monday, April 7, 2014, in Decatur.

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Softball Roundup: Saldivar homers twice as Boyd beats Peaster

Published Saturday, April 5, 2014
By Richard Greene

Gabby Saldivar belted a pair of home runs Tuesday as the Boyd Lady Yellowjackets routed the Peaster Lady Greyhounds 13-7.

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Jones takes lead with even-par round

Published Saturday, April 5, 2014
By Richard Greene

From the middle of the fairway on the par-5 18th at Tanglewood Golf Resort, Drew Jones crushed his second shot. But the ball flew long and right of the green before coming to rest in the rough.

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