Art of learning

Published Wednesday, June 21, 2017
By Joe Duty

Mary Elsie, 5, and Brittyn Woodard, 6, of Decatur create an art project during the Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) event at the Decatur Public Library Tuesday.

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Emodine Boydston

Published Wednesday, June 21, 2017
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Emodine Boydston, 90, of Decatur, died Friday, June 16, 2017, in Decatur.

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Manuel S. Moran

Published Wednesday, June 21, 2017
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Manuel S. "Manny" Moran, 75, of Decatur, died Sunday, June 18, 2017.

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Lifelong love: Avid reader turns 85, inspires others to check out a good book

Lifelong love: Avid reader turns 85, inspires others to check out a good book

Published Saturday, June 17, 2017
By David Talley

Kaleta Pryor's love of reading has lasted 75 years. As a 10-year-old studying in a two-room schoolhouse in Lamar County, the Decatur woman's infatuation first came in the form of a traveling book bus.

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Voluntary reaction: Residents oppose zoning, but applicant for annexation stresses benefits

Published Saturday, June 17, 2017
By Brian Knox

Residents who live just outside the Decatur city limits continue to voice their disapproval for a voluntary annexation of property that would be used for heavy industrial zoning use.

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Baseball: Elder garners pitching honor

Baseball: Elder garners pitching honor

Published Saturday, June 17, 2017
By Richard Greene

Decatur ace Bryce Elder tossed a pair of no-hitters in the playoffs on the way to guiding the Eagles to the Class 4A Region II final.

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Ada Maurine Cravens

Published Saturday, June 17, 2017
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Ada Maurine Cravens, 93, of Decatur, died Saturday, June 10, 2017, in Decatur.

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Ethel Chapman Dodson

Published Saturday, June 17, 2017
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Ethel Chapman Dodson, 81, of Decatur, died Thursday, June 15, 2017, in Decatur.

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M.J. Merritt

Published Saturday, June 17, 2017
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M.J. Merritt, 85, died Tuesday, June 13, 2017, in Decatur.

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Tyler Davis Lisby and Hunter Stanley Sereika

Published Saturday, June 17, 2017
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Tyler Davis Lisby, daughter of Rowdy and Lou Ann Lisby, all of Decatur, will marry Hunter Stanley Sereika of Decatur.

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Football: East squad wins Oil Bowl

Football: East squad wins Oil Bowl

Published Wednesday, June 14, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Wise County’s three representatives in the Oil Bowl factored into a victory for the East squad Saturday in the Oil Bowl.

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Three flown from 380 crash

Three flown from 380 crash

Published Saturday, June 10, 2017
By Racey Burden

Three people were flown to Fort Worth hospitals from the scene of a wreck on U.S. 380 in Decatur Thursday around noon.

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Decatur School Board names Whitis finalist

Published Saturday, June 10, 2017
By Messenger Staff

The Decatur School Board named Dr. Judi Whitis the lone finalist for DISD superintendent following a brief meeting Friday morning.

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Child abuse case dismissed

Published Saturday, June 10, 2017
By Brian Knox

Child abuse charges against a Decatur man accused of chaining his sons to furniture were dropped this week.

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P&Z won’t recommend annexation of Fernihough property

Published Saturday, June 10, 2017
By Brian Knox

After hearing the concerns from a property owner whose land has been identified for involuntary annexation by the city of Decatur, the city's planning and zoning commission voted to not recommend annexing that particular piece of property.

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Softball: Rasbury leads honors

Published Saturday, June 10, 2017
By Richard Greene

Kristin Rasbury belted seven home runs and drove in 40 runs while batting .389 for the Boyd Lady Yellowjackets.

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Ronald and Linda Hubbard

Published Saturday, June 10, 2017
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Ronald and Linda Hubbard of Decatur celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, June 9.

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Teddy George Lewis

Published Saturday, June 10, 2017
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Teddy George Lewis, 80, of Decatur, died Tuesday, June 6, 2017, in Fort Worth.

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Doyle Ray Slimp

Published Saturday, June 10, 2017
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The Rev. Doyle Ray Slimp, 81, of Decatur, died Monday, June 5, 2017, in Fort Worth.

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Rollover injures 1

Rollover injures 1

Published Wednesday, June 7, 2017
By Brian Knox

One person was injured in a one-vehicle wreck Monday morning south of Decatur.

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