Eagles give it their best shot

Published Wednesday, April 27, 2016
By Richard Greene

The Decatur Eagles were wrapping up their quest for a state golf championship as the Messenger was going to press Tuesday night.

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Celebrate, remember, fight back

Published Wednesday, April 27, 2016
By Joe Duty

Survivors prepare to proudly walk a lap at Friday night's Wise County Relay for Life in Decatur.

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Stallard graduates basic training

Published Wednesday, April 27, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Ryan Stallard of Decatur graduated April 15 from Marine basic training in San Diego.

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Decatur School Board moves forward with Rann gym design

Published Saturday, April 23, 2016
By Brian Knox

The Decatur School Board Monday approved a preliminary design for a new Rann Elementary gym.

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Business Briefs for Saturday, April 23, 2016

Published Saturday, April 23, 2016
By Messenger Staff

The 2nd Annual Paradise Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament is Saturday, May 21, at the Decatur Golf Club, 211 Country Club Rd.

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Golf: Parting shot – Drew Jones takes aim at state title

Golf: Parting shot – Drew Jones takes aim at state title

Published Saturday, April 23, 2016
By Richard Greene

Over a career already filled with honors, awards and trophies, thousands of golf strokes have all started the same for Drew Jones.

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Track: Short-term memory fuels Kyle to victory

Published Saturday, April 23, 2016
By Richard Greene

Jessica Kyle used her short term memory to fuel her to a gold medal in the 1600 Wednesday at the 7/8-4A meet.

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Baseball: Healthy return – Parker earns national honor after belting 5 homers

Published Saturday, April 23, 2016
By Richard Greene

Two years ago, Colton Parker began wondering if his baseball career was over after a pair of shoulder injuries and surgeries.

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Baseball: Gam, Eagles walk off with league title

Published Saturday, April 23, 2016
By Richard Greene

With the infield pulled in, Jesus Gam bounced a single by first base to give the Decatur Eagles a walk-off 4-3 victory over Springtown in the ninth inning Wednesday.

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Softball: Lady Eagles capture 8-4A crown

Published Saturday, April 23, 2016
By Richard Greene

After a pair of blowout wins to start District 8-4A, the Decatur Lady Eagles suffered a slip-up against the rival Bridgeport Sissies to drop out of the league lead.

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Why Christians oppose homosexuality

Published Saturday, April 23, 2016
By Karen Flesher

People who support homosexuality know that Christians do not, but I have learned that some supporters do not know why Christians are opposed.

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Wyatt Steven Stallard

Published Saturday, April 23, 2016
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Austin and Stephanie Stallard of Decatur announce the birth of a son, Wyatt Steven

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Decatur wins UIL district meet; Eagles, Bulls send competitors to regionals

Published Wednesday, April 20, 2016
By David Talley

Decatur academic teams won six events as the Eagles cruised to a 150-point win over Bridgeport at the 8-4A District UIL meet April 5. Decatur netted 545 points to the Bulls' 391.5.

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Baseball: Back on top – Elder leads Eagles to repeat title

Baseball: Back on top – Elder leads Eagles to repeat title

Published Wednesday, April 20, 2016
By Richard Greene

After seeing his starter Bryce Elder turn in six strong innings, Decatur coach Brian Tickell gave no hesitation on giving him the ball for the seventh inning.

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Softball: Lady Eagles blank Sissies

Published Wednesday, April 20, 2016
By Richard Greene

Reagan Chism mowed down 16 batters Friday night in a three-hit, 7-0 shutout of the Bridgeport Sissies.

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Ruth Beatrice Bisidas

Published Wednesday, April 20, 2016
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Ruth Beatrice Bisidas, 96, of Decatur, died Sunday, April 17, 2016, in Decatur.

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Taking flight: Childhood interests and passions turn into promising future

Taking flight: Childhood interests and passions turn into promising future

Published Saturday, April 16, 2016
By David Talley

Jake Warren's passion for high-end, remote-controlled aircraft started with department store toys.

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Large community park missing from city makeup

Published Saturday, April 16, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

According to a parks master plan created by engineering firm Kimley Horn, the city of Decatur is meeting the citizens' needs with its current parks, but there is no room for growth.

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Track: Blue Sweep – Lady Eagles narrowly miss points record

Track: Blue Sweep – Lady Eagles narrowly miss points record

Published Saturday, April 16, 2016
By Richard Greene

Thursday night started for the Decatur Lady Eagles with Cordelia Leija carrying the baton across the finish line and making school history.

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Track: Seniors pace Eagles to 8-4A crown

Published Saturday, April 16, 2016
By Richard Greene

Nursing a sore hamstring, Gunnar Parker stood on the side of the Porcupine Stadium track waiting for his teammates to complete their late-evening tour around the track.

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