You’re hired: Judi Whitis becomes DISD superintendent

Published Saturday, July 8, 2017
By Brian Knox

Decatur ISD officially has a new superintendent.

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World record, eh?

Published Saturday, July 8, 2017
By Racey Burden

Everything's bigger in Texas, including the washers.

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Annexation action on Monday’s agenda; City looks to bring enclaves into limits

Published Saturday, July 8, 2017
By Brian Knox

After months of public hearings and workshops on the issue, the Decatur City Council will vote on the involuntary annexation of certain properties at Monday's meeting.

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Baseball: Decatur hires Maddox

Published Saturday, July 8, 2017
By Richard Greene

Former NFL quarterback and current Grapevine assistant Tommy Maddox is coming to Decatur to lead the baseball program.

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Volleyball: Kostelecky earns silver at nationals

Published Saturday, July 8, 2017
By Richard Greene

Decatur junior Satasha Kostelecky celebrated Independence Day with a silver medal at the USA Volleyball Championships in Minneapolis.

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Defending President Trump

Published Saturday, July 8, 2017
By Robert Shaffer

In response to "Trump cultivates juvenile, name-calling culture:"

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Jimmy D. Fennell

Published Saturday, July 8, 2017
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Jimmy D. "Jim" Fennell, 61, of Decatur, died Wednesday, June 28, 2017, in Canyon Lake.

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Neita Ann Gaugh

Published Saturday, July 8, 2017
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Neita Ann Gaugh, 63, of Decatur, died Thursday, June 29, 2017, in Decatur.

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Clarence William Pennartz

Published Saturday, July 8, 2017
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Clarence William Pennartz, 83, of Decatur, died Monday, July 3, 2017, in Decatur.

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Ronnie Leon Smith

Published Saturday, July 8, 2017
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Ronnie Leon Smith, 74, of Decatur, died Monday, July 3, 2017, in Decatur.

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Decatur hires Maddox as baseball coach

Published Wednesday, July 5, 2017
By Richard Greene

Former NFL quarterback and current Grapevine assistant Tommy Maddox is coming to Decatur to lead the baseball program. Maddox was offered and accepted the post this week to lead the 2017 Class 4A Region II finalists.

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News Briefs for Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Published Wednesday, July 5, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Wise County Committee on Aging is seeking volunteers to deliver Meals on Wheels to homebound seniors in Wise County.

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Clifford B. Dudley

Published Wednesday, July 5, 2017
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Clifford B. Dudley, 76, of Decatur, died Friday, June 30, 2017, in Fort Worth.

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War Horse Weapons

Published Saturday, July 1, 2017
By Messenger Staff

PRODUCTS/SERVICES: Guns, ammunition and accessories, custom knives and targets

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Male Athlete of the Year: Cool under fire – Sophomore turns into three-sport star

Published Saturday, July 1, 2017
By Richard Greene

Heading into the locker room at The Star in Frisco on the third Saturday of the season, Decatur coaches faced more than a 30-21 deficit.

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Ayden Corey-Gene Adams

Published Saturday, July 1, 2017
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Samantha and Garrett Adams of Decatur announce the birth of a son, Ayden Corey-Gene

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Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Robert Stallard

Published Saturday, July 1, 2017
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Erin Rachel Burden of Centerville, Tenn., daughter of Troy Burden of Ethridge, Tenn., and Ramona Milam of Loretto, Tenn., married Benjamin Robert Stallard

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Ted Robin Flesher

Published Saturday, July 1, 2017
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Ted Robin Flesher, 68, of Decatur, died Tuesday, June 27, 2017, in Decatur.

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Victory’s fireworks set for Sunday

Published Wednesday, June 28, 2017
By Messenger Staff

This year you can support veterans and enjoy a good time at Victory Family Church's fireworks display.

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Council approves center’s name change

Published Wednesday, June 28, 2017
By Brian Knox

Sixteen years after it opened its doors, the Decatur Civic Center now has a new name.

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