Unflappable Lady Eagle: Steady Mayfield guides team to title, helps another in playoffs

Published Saturday, July 5, 2014
By Richard Greene

One word kept being repeated when asked about Decatur junior Makayla Mayfield. Unflappable.

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Golden finish: Clayton wraps up career with pair of titles

Published Saturday, July 5, 2014
By Richard Greene

At the Texas Tech track in 2012, Decatur track coach David Park stopped Taylor Clayton momentarily as the then-sophomore cooled down after a third-place finish in the 1600.

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Sharlene Faye Howerton

Published Saturday, July 5, 2014
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Sharlene Faye Howerton, 67, of Decatur, died Wednesday, July 2, 2014, in Decatur.

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Cora Lou St. John

Published Saturday, July 5, 2014
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Cora Lou St. John, 78, a homemaker, died Monday, June 30, 2014, in Decatur.

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Mr. and Mrs. Micheal Angel Garcia

Published Saturday, July 5, 2014
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Chelsea Denee Hughes and Micheal Angel Garcia of San Antonio were married May 17, 2014, at the home of the bride's parents, Bobby and KaSondra Hughes of Decatur.

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Ember Jayde Rhine

Published Saturday, July 5, 2014
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Lauren Tribble and Brandon Rhine of Decatur announce the birth of a daughter, Ember Jayde Rhine

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Police seek car burglars

Published Wednesday, July 2, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Burglars struck vehicles at two different Decatur nursing homes earlier this week.

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Keep an eye on your renters

Published Wednesday, July 2, 2014
By Audrey Dyer

I have a house in Decatur. It was rented to a man and his family in 2009. A year after they moved in, the wife moved out.

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James M. Sermons

Published Wednesday, July 2, 2014
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James M. Sermons, 82, a retired cement contractor, died Sunday, June 29, 2014, in Decatur.

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Jones ties for sixth at Nelson

Jones ties for sixth at Nelson

Published Saturday, June 28, 2014
By Richard Greene

On his 54th and final hole, Drew Jones read the green perfectly and put his par putt on a perfect line to the hole.

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Stacey Michell Bernal

Published Saturday, June 28, 2014
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Stacey Michell Bernal, 34, of Decatur, died Saturday, June 21, 2014, in Denton.

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Jay Yarbrough

Published Saturday, June 28, 2014
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Jay Yarbrough, 71, a retired drywall contractor, died Sunday, June 22, 2014, in Decatur.

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Taylor BreAnn Scarborough

Published Saturday, June 28, 2014
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Hayden and Courtney Scarborough of Decatur announce the birth of a daughter, Taylor BreAnn

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Analicia Milene Aguerro

Published Saturday, June 28, 2014
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Ilene Perez and Michael Aguerro of Decatur announce the birth of a daughter, Analicia Milene Aguerro

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Whoa! Slithering critters visit the Decatur Public Library

Published Wednesday, June 25, 2014
By Joe Duty

Critterman David Klevin talks about the white boa constrictor Decatur’s Heather West, 7, is holding

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Marker recognizes East Side memories

Marker recognizes East Side memories

Published Wednesday, June 25, 2014
By Bob Buckel

Memory can be a wonderful thing. It glosses over the hard times, the pain and suffering, and lends a golden patina to times and people long gone.

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Fire displaces mom and daughter

Published Wednesday, June 25, 2014
By Brian Knox

Two people managed to escape from a burning travel trailer early Sunday morning near Decatur.

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School theatre might lose orchestra pit

Published Wednesday, June 25, 2014
By Brian Knox

An expanding band program at Decatur High School is in need of a bigger stage, and the solution could involve the elimination of the orchestra pit.

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City grants church, school requests

Published Wednesday, June 25, 2014
By Bob Buckel

The First Methodist Church and Decatur Independent School District both came to City Hall with petitions Monday evening - and both were granted.

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Five teams picked for playoffs

Published Wednesday, June 25, 2014
By Richard Greene

Football fans in Decatur, Alvord, Boyd, Chico and Northwest can make their plans for the postseason according to polls in Dave Campbell's Texas Football.

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