College days: Couple reflects on time at Decatur Baptist

College days: Couple reflects on time at Decatur Baptist

Published Saturday, April 14, 2018
By Racey Burden

For the McCormicks, moving to Decatur to attend the Baptist college was a culture shock.

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Cook accepts administrative role

Published Saturday, April 14, 2018
By Richard Greene

After three years of leading Rann Elementary, Kaci Cook will move to Decatur ISD's central administration office next school year.

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Meeting Previews for the Week of Saturday, April 14, 2018

Published Saturday, April 14, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Wise County commissioners Monday will again discuss options for glass recycling at the Decatur dump site.

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Track: Perfect storm – Eagles rally to capture 9-4A title

Track: Perfect storm – Eagles rally to capture 9-4A title

Published Saturday, April 14, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Running the anchor leg in the 4x400, Triston Read anxiously awaited the handoff from teammate Christian Isaac. As Read took the baton, Decatur coach Landon Wren had a simple message.

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Baseball: Snapping the skid – Eagles blast Bulls to break losing streak

Published Saturday, April 14, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Last season, Decatur lost three district games in a row before going on a run to the 4A regional finals.

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Softball: Lady Eagles stay perfect in 9-4A

Published Saturday, April 14, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Reagan Chism threw a no-hitter as Decatur dominated Bridgeport 12-0.

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Track: Lady Eagles repeat as 9-4A champs

Published Saturday, April 14, 2018
By Reece Waddell

The Decatur Lady Eagles capped a dominant performance at the 9-4A meet Thursday with their second gold medal in the relays, winning the 4x400 in 4:15.05.

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Dessie Louise Skinner

Published Saturday, April 14, 2018
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Dessie Louise Skinner, 92, of Decatur, died Friday, April 13, 2018, in Decatur.

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Brantley Shoemaker

Published Saturday, April 14, 2018
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Cody and Brittan Shoemaker of Decatur announce the birth of a son, Brantley

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Emma Alaya Morado

Published Saturday, April 14, 2018
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Jessica and Sergio Morado of Decatur announce the birth of a daughter, Emma Alaya

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Brooks Rainn Wells

Published Saturday, April 14, 2018
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Cole and Hayli Wells of Decatur announce the birth of a son, Brooks Rainn

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Crowd braves wind at Fit-N-Wise Run Fest, 5K

Published Saturday, April 14, 2018
By Richard Greene

A brisk, cold north wind greeted runners at McCarroll Middle School Saturday morning for the Fit-N-Wise Run Fest and Jackie’s Run 5K, but it didn’t damper spirits. Close to 300 runners turned out for the Fit Y.O.U.T.H. 1-mile and the annual 5K.

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Decatur sweeps 9-4A meet, wins district titles

Published Thursday, April 12, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

The Eagles erased a 43-point deficit entering the final day of the 9-4A meet to claim the district title Thursday at Argyle, finishing with 191 points.

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Decatur blasts Bridgeport, snaps three-game losing streak

Published Wednesday, April 11, 2018.
By Reece Waddell

Decatur snapped a three-game losing skid Tuesday night, routing rival Bridgeport 12-1.

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Receiving his letter; DHS presents O’Neal with jacket

Receiving his letter; DHS presents O’Neal with jacket

Published Wednesday, April 11, 2018
By Racey Burden

Longtime Decatur sideline staple Coy O'Neal received his very own letter jacket from the school last week.

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Bus drivers advance to state

Bus drivers advance to state

Published Wednesday, April 11, 2018
By Racey Burden

Driving a school bus is a lot more complicated than it looks, and Bridgeport and Decatur drivers were honored for their driving skills last Saturday.

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Decatur City Council approves bond refunding

Published Wednesday, April 11, 2018
By Brian Knox

Decatur city leaders received some good news at Monday's council meeting: the city will be saving some money over the next 10 years.

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Decatur welcomes DBC and DBU alums

Published Wednesday, April 11, 2018
By Messenger Staff

First Baptist Church of Decatur is sharing a reunion weekend with Dallas Baptist University Saturday and Sunday.

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Education Briefs for Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Published Wednesday, April 11, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Monday will be a holiday for Chico ISD students.

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News Briefs for Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Published Wednesday, April 11, 2018
By Messenger Staff

The Wise County Chamber of Commerce's next coffee network is 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. April 25 at the Alvord City Hall.

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