Rottner to play in World University Games

Published Monday, August 14, 2017
By Richard Greene

While finishing up his college degree in finance, Dylan Rottner is planning a trip halfway across the world to play golf. But instead of a relaxing few rounds with some friends or family before joining the workforce, the Decatur native will be teeing the ball up while representing the country. Rottner will play in the World University Games in Taipei, Taiwan.

Read More...

0 Comments

Vacation at the station; Kids learn bike safety, more at police event

Vacation at the station; Kids learn bike safety, more at police event

Published Saturday, August 12, 2017
By Brian Knox

One moment, a line of children's bicycles sat motionless in a row outside of the Decatur Police Department Friday.

Read More...

0 Comments

Deaf teen takes reins at internship

Published Saturday, August 12, 2017
By Racey Burden

In her time at NRS in Decatur, intern Lexi Nandin has learned how to be a cashier, fold clothes and sell menswear and tack. In exchange, she's been teaching her coworkers sign language.

Read More...

0 Comments

Multiple departments battle barn fire

Published Saturday, August 12, 2017
By Racey Burden

Several local fire departments responded to a hay barn fire in Decatur Thursday afternoon.

Read More...

0 Comments

Football: Back in contact – Lineman rejoins Eagles after injury-shortened season

Published Saturday, August 12, 2017
By Richard Greene

Loaded down with his shoulder pads and wearing his white helmet, Morgan Picha fired off on command and crashed at full speed into a teammate, starting a battle of will.

Read More...

0 Comments

Tuesday Volleyball Results

Published Saturday, August 12, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Decatur Lady Eagles (0-1) dropped their season opener on the road Tuesday to Lake Dallas in four games.

Read More...

0 Comments

Football: Eagles to hold open workout

Published Saturday, August 12, 2017
By Richard Greene

In their second day in full pads, the Decatur Eagles will hold an open workout for the public at Eagle Stadium Saturday.

Read More...

0 Comments

Edna Abernathy

Published Saturday, August 12, 2017
By

Edna Abernathy, 86, of Decatur, died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, in Decatur.

Read More...

0 Comments

Rangle, Lewis lead impressive time trial DHS

Published Saturday, August 12, 2017
By Richard Greene

Through the first 800 meters Saturday morning, Decatur’s Alan Rangle felt he was off pace. The 2016 state meet qualifier then lowered the hammer over the last mile, flirting with eclipsing 10 minutes in the two-mile time trial at Decatur High School. Rangle crossed the finished line in a blazing 10:04.

Read More...

0 Comments

Gear up: Church school supply giveaway assists local families

Gear up: Church school supply giveaway assists local families

Published Wednesday, August 9, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

BaiLee sat still just long enough Sunday evening to get her face painted like a tiger.

Read More...

0 Comments

Decatur ISD proposes same tax rate

Published Wednesday, August 9, 2017
By Brian Knox

Following a budget workshop Monday, the Decatur School Board officially proposed keeping the 2017-2018 tax rate the same as the current rate.

Read More...

0 Comments

Stepping up: New principals at Rann, Young know their schools well

Published Wednesday, August 9, 2017
By Brian Knox

The positions will be new, but the faces will be familiar for a couple of principals at Decatur ISD this school year.

Read More...

0 Comments

Back to School: Decatur

Published Wednesday, August 9, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Back to School: Decatur

Read More...

0 Comments

Football: Burning the midnight oil – Eagles start practice in the middle of the night

Football: Burning the midnight oil – Eagles start practice in the middle of the night

Published Wednesday, August 9, 2017
By Richard Greene

Shortly after 11:30 p.m. Sunday, senior Dylan Nation tossed around the football with the first few Decatur players to wander into the Eagle Activity Center.

Read More...

0 Comments

Baseball: Elder earns first team all-state

Published Wednesday, August 9, 2017
By Richard Greene

Recent Decatur graduate and Texas signee Bryce Elder added another honor.

Read More...

0 Comments

Cross Country: Decatur set for time trial

Published Wednesday, August 9, 2017
By Richard Greene

The competition among teammates for the seven varsity spots will heat up Saturday morning for the Decatur cross country team.

Read More...

0 Comments

Hitting the field

Published Wednesday, August 9, 2017
By Joe Duty

Boyd's Logan Jones, Alex Silva, Jett Pruit, Dawson White, Clay Rodriguez and Garrett Sherman huddle during the first practice.

Read More...

0 Comments

Cheryl Jean Morgan

Published Wednesday, August 9, 2017
By

Cheryl Jean Morgan "Dooling", 68, of Decatur, died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, in Plano.

Read More...

0 Comments

Eagles go to work at midnight

Published Monday, August 7, 2017
By Richard Greene

Shortly after 11:30 p.m. Sunday, senior Dylan Nation tossed around the football with the first few Decatur players to wander into the Eagle Activity Center. As lightning flashed off in the distance, Nation described a sense of electricity as he awaited the stroke of midnight and the start of the first practice of the 2017 season.

Read More...

0 Comments

Elder earns spot on TSWA baseball team

Published Sunday, August 6, 2017
By Richard Greene

Recent Decatur graduate and Texas signee Bryce Elder added another honor. The Eagles ace was named the relief pitcher on the 4A Texas Sportswriters Association team. Elder went 7-2 with a minuscule ERA of 0.603 in 69.2 innings. He threw a pair of no-hitters in the playoffs, while leading the Eagles to their second region finals appearance.

Read More...

0 Comments