Swimming: Decatur relay finishes eighth at TISCA meet

Published Saturday, December 17, 2016
By Richard Greene

The Decatur girls 400 freestyle relay finished eighth in the finals of Texas Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association 5A Invitational last weekend in Frisco.

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Marie Louise Powell

Published Saturday, December 17, 2016
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Marie Louise Powell, 95, of Decatur, died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, in Decatur.

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Leif David Robert Stepp

Published Saturday, December 17, 2016
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Jason and Libby Stepp of Decatur announce the birth of a son, Leif David Robert

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Houston Ray Whisenant

Published Saturday, December 17, 2016
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Briselda Reyes and Levi Whisenant of Decatur announce the birth of a son, Houston Ray Whisenant

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Wreck remains under investigation

Wreck remains under investigation

Published Wednesday, December 14, 2016
By David Talley and Brian Knox

The investigation into the pursuit and officer-involved wreck that injured two Wise County Sheriff's Office investigators last week is almost complete, Decatur Police Chief Rex Hoskins said Tuesday.

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Decatur City Council approves grave space cost increase

Published Wednesday, December 14, 2016
By Brian Knox

The Decatur City Council Monday approved a request from the Decatur Cemetery Board to increase the price of grave spaces $100.

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Education Briefs for Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Published Wednesday, December 14, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Project Graduation is selling raffle tickets for a Ruger Youth .243 hunting rifle with a Nikon scope and a Paradise Panther cornhole set.

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News Briefs for Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Published Wednesday, December 14, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Wise Hope's annual Christmas of Hope now has Angels available for the community.

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Basketball: Coffman earns milestone win as Eagles win tourney

Published Wednesday, December 14, 2016
By Richard Greene

Filling out a magazine survey before the season, Decatur coach Drew Coffman realized he was just six wins shy of 200 for a career.

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Basketball: Sissies finish third at tourney

Published Wednesday, December 14, 2016
By Richard Greene

The Bridgeport Sissies finished third at the Midlothian Heritage Tournament over the weekend.

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Serving Up Holiday Spirit

Published Wednesday, December 14, 2016
By Joe Duty

Sisters Sophie and Bindi Davis react to a meeting with Santa Saturday at the Decatur Fire Station.

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Live Thankfully

Published Wednesday, December 14, 2016
By Joe Duty

Volunteers and donated food filled the Decatur Middle School Multipurpose Building Sunday for Live Thankfully's sorting and packing party.

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Leroy Edward Ashcraft

Published Wednesday, December 14, 2016
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Leroy Edward Ashcraft, 84, of Decatur, died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, in Decatur.

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Santa’s comin’ to town

Published Saturday, December 10, 2016
By Messenger Staff

A much-anticipated holiday tradition kicks off Sunday as Santa begins his tour through the city escorted by the Decatur Fire Department.

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Basketball: Eagles, Hicks slam Peaster

Published Saturday, December 10, 2016
By Richard Greene

The Decatur Eagles put the three-game skid from the Gene Messer Shootout behind them Tuesday with a big road win at Peaster.

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Basketball: Lady Eagles rally past Graham

Published Saturday, December 10, 2016
By Richard Greene

The Decatur Lady Eagles started slow Tuesday night, scoring seven points in the opening quarter and falling behind Graham.

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Dressed in holiday style

Published Saturday, December 10, 2016
By Joe Duty

A float lights up the night at the Decatur Chamber of Commerce 2016 Parade of Lights Thursday.

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John Joseph Callan

Published Saturday, December 10, 2016
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John Joseph "Joe" Callan, 43, of Decatur, died Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, in Decatur.

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Man dies in 1-vehicle crash

Man dies in 1-vehicle crash

Published Wednesday, December 7, 2016
By Richard Greene

A Decatur man died Monday night in a crash after his truck flipped multiple times and came to rest in the infield of a baseball field at Harmon Park in Decatur.

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Extra Caring: Feeding program now extends beyond summer months

Published Wednesday, December 7, 2016
By Brian Knox

The organization that operates Decatur's summer feeding program is now helping hungry kids during the school year as well.

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