Search begins for next Decatur ISD superintendent

Published Saturday, April 15, 2017
By Brian Knox

The Decatur School Board has set the qualifications/characteristics for the district's next superintendent and set a timeline for the search.

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Track: Lady Eagles run past competition

Published Saturday, April 15, 2017
By Richard Greene

Winning all three relays and setting school records in the 4x100 and 4x200, the Decatur Lady Eagles captured the 9-4A title Wednesday.

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Baseball: Freshman helps Eagles hold off Bulls

Published Saturday, April 15, 2017
By Richard Greene

Eddie Fernandez put the Decatur Eagles in front of the Bridgeport Bulls with a two-run single in the second inning Tuesday. The freshman third baseman protected the lead with his glove.

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Baseball: Eagles shut out Gainesville

Published Saturday, April 15, 2017
By Richard Greene

Decatur pitchers Bryce Elder and Beau Bedford combined for a five-inning shutout of Gainesville Thursday.

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Softball: Jayo, Lady Eagles take down Sissies

Published Saturday, April 15, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Decatur Lady Eagles used an eight-run second inning to get past the rival Bridgeport Sissies Tuesday 14-6.

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Rosalie Campos

Published Saturday, April 15, 2017
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Carmen Mandjano and Manuel Campos of Decatur announce the birth of a daughter, Rosalie Campos

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2 arrested following chase

Published Wednesday, April 12, 2017
By Brian Knox

Two people were arrested after a short vehicle pursuit through a residential Decatur neighborhood Monday afternoon.

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Decatur to begin process of involuntary annexation

Published Wednesday, April 12, 2017
By Brian Knox

Decatur will soon begin the process of annexing 14 tracts of land into the city limits.

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Education Briefs for Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Published Wednesday, April 12, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Slidell Elementary pre-kindergarten and kindergarten registration is 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays, now through April 21.

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News Briefs for Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Published Wednesday, April 12, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Graduating high school seniors who plan to major in agriculture at a Texas college or university are eligible for the Jim Frank Hornback Scholarship sponsored by the Hornback Family and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension's Leadership Advisory Board.

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Golf: Eagles come up short

Published Wednesday, April 12, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Decatur Eagles headed into the second round of the 9-4A golf championships chasing two strokes in trying to secure a regional bid.

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Baseball: Argyle turns table on Decatur

Published Wednesday, April 12, 2017
By Richard Greene

In the District 9-4A opener last month, the Decatur Eagles used a walk-off single to score a dramatic win over then No. 1 Argyle. Friday, Argyle returned the favor.

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Softball: Lady Eagles end skid, beating Argyle

Published Wednesday, April 12, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Decatur Lady Eagles brought an end to a three-game losing streak Friday with a 7-5 win over the Argyle Lady Eagles.

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Tennis: Decatur pair finishes fourth

Published Wednesday, April 12, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Decatur girls doubles team of Tia Jones and Kylie Cole fought their way to a third-place match at the District 9-4A tournament.

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Puttin’ on the Glitz

Puttin’ on the Glitz

Published Wednesday, April 12, 2017
By Joe Duty

Wendy Salazar talks with visitors who stopped by her camper during the Glitzy Girls Trailer Park event.

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Treasure Hunt

Published Wednesday, April 12, 2017
By Joe Duty

Bill Marquis stands in the center of the 26th Annual Antique Western Show and Sale last weekend at the Decatur Civic Center.

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A night of miracles

Published Wednesday, April 12, 2017
By David Roberts

On Jan. 26, 2017, shortly after 11:30 p.m., my wife and I were awakened by a phone call. It wasn't a prank call or a teenager saying they were on the way home.

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Mother and son hit the books

Published Wednesday, April 12, 2017
By Audrey Dyer

This is not a letter to gripe about politics or to put somebody down. This is a letter of joy for me.

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Alice Violet Brynie

Published Wednesday, April 12, 2017
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Alice Violet Brynie, 77, of Decatur, died Wednesday, April 5, 2017, in Decatur.

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Fernandez helps Eagles past Bulls

Published Wednesday, April 12, 2017
By Richard Greene

Eddie Fernandez put the Decatur Eagles in front of the Bridgeport Bulls with a two-run single in the second inning Tuesday. The freshman third baseman protected the lead with his glove. With the bases loaded and one out in the fifth inning, Fernandez charged in on a high chopper and made a pinpoint throw to the plate. A batter later the Eagles were out of the jam and on the way to the 3-1 victory over Bulls.

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