Preparing to feast

Published Saturday, November 19, 2016
By Joe Duty

Havien Greer, Rayleigh Bently and Avia Miller are grateful for their friendship. The girls, along with their classmates, dressed as Native Americans for the Thanksgiving feast Thursday at Carson Elementary School in Decatur.

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Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Preston Britt

Published Saturday, November 19, 2016
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Lynne Elise Britt of Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China, daughter of Ling Shuguo and Xiong Qionglan of Tantong, Sichuan, married Matthew Preston Britt

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Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Wilson Smith

Published Saturday, November 19, 2016
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Kimberly Ann Cantrell of Decatur, daughter of Bayles and Lupe Cantrell of Arlington, married Matthew Wilson Smith

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Thomas Lane Keith III

Published Saturday, November 19, 2016
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Amy Lang and Thomas Keith of Decatur announce the birth of a son, Thomas Lane III

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Levi Joseph Myers

Published Saturday, November 19, 2016
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Clayton and Victoria Myers of Decatur announce the birth of a son, Levi Joseph

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Reed Matthew Wilson

Published Saturday, November 19, 2016
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Natalie and Clint Wilson of Decatur announce the birth of a son, Reed Matthew

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Teens hurt in wreck

Teens hurt in wreck

Published Wednesday, November 16, 2016
By Brian Knox

Three Boyd teenagers were injured in a one-vehicle accident Sunday night south of Decatur.

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Parker appointed to Decatur City Council

Published Wednesday, November 16, 2016
By Brian Knox

A former council member will fill a vacant seat on the Decatur City Council until next May.

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Education Briefs for Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Published Wednesday, November 16, 2016
By Messenger Staff

The Bridgeport school board meeting was changed to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12.

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News Briefs for Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Published Wednesday, November 16, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Tickets are now on sale for "The Nutcracker," featuring the dancers of Wise Ballet and Music Academy, at 7 p.m. Dec. 17, and 3 p.m. Dec. 18, at the Decatur High School Theater.

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Football: Shouldering the burden

Football: Shouldering the burden

Published Wednesday, November 16, 2016
By Richard Greene

Locked up one-on-one with a Stephenville wide receiver, Jhett Parker leapt into the air, snagging the ball one-handed for an interception.

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Cross Country: Lady Eagles charge to finish – Decatur takes sixth in 4A

Published Wednesday, November 16, 2016
By Richard Greene

At the regional meet, Taylor Butler battled illness to slug her way around the course and help her Decatur Lady Eagles earn a state trip.

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Football: Eagles gear up for second round shootout – Potent offenses meet in the second round

Published Wednesday, November 16, 2016
By Richard Greene

After two years of heartbreak in the opening round of the playoffs against the Stephenville Yellowjackets, the Decatur Eagles cleared a huge hurdle Friday night.

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Basketball: Eagles ready to tip off season

Published Wednesday, November 16, 2016
By Richard Greene

A fourth-quarter lead slipped away from the Decatur Eagles last spring in the Class 4A Region I quarterfinal, bringing an end to a 24-9 season one step short of the region tournament.

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Cross Country: Decatur’s Rangle brings home 30th

Published Wednesday, November 16, 2016
By Richard Greene

For three years, Alan Rangle waited for an opportunity to run in the state meet.

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Chamber Awards

Published Wednesday, November 16, 2016
By Joe Duty

The Decatur Chamber of Commerce yesterday presented four awards at its monthly luncheon at the Decatur Civic Center.

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Blame DNC for Trump’s victory

Published Wednesday, November 16, 2016
By Cheryl Long

The Nov. 12 column, "We the people: Trump can't save America, but we can," was obviously written by a very young adult.

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End of the world is near

Published Wednesday, November 16, 2016
By Oliver Currie

What a mess this great country has come to - violence, shootings, rioting, tension, unrest. We have a total crooked government, which is driven by a spiritual force, Satan the devil.

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Wesley R. Greer Sr.

Published Wednesday, November 16, 2016
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Wesley R. Greer Sr., 75, of Decatur, died Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, in Decatur.

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Helen Marie Nigh-Spanglo

Published Wednesday, November 16, 2016
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Helen Marie Nigh-Spanglo, 89, of Decatur, died Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, in Decatur.

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