Manhunt prompts school lockdown

Published Saturday, November 10, 2018
By Brian Knox

Two Decatur schools were briefly placed on lockdown Thursday afternoon at the request of law enforcement after a patient from a nearby mental health facility escaped.

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Roping blessings: Middle school teacher ready for Finals ride

Published Saturday, October 6, 2018
By Austin Jackson

The final bell rings at McCarroll Middle School, and Jarrett Blessing lowers a pile of homework in his truck and puts it in drive. There's a lot on the middle school teacher's brain, but soon the pressure of the world washes away.

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On a roll: Decatur Middle School students compete for title

Published Wednesday, September 26, 2018
By Richard Greene

During Decatur homecoming week, the contest for king and queen isn't the only race that draws interest.

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Decatur ISD Student Spotlights for Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Published Wednesday, September 26, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Decatur ISD Student Spotlights for Wednesday, September 26, 2018

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McCarroll’s Tamplen earns honor

Published Wednesday, July 25, 2018
By Messenger Staff

McCarroll Middle School Principal Dewayne Tamplen has been selected to represent the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals (TASSP) as the Region 11 Middle School Principal of the Year.

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Youth to display talents in art show

Published Saturday, April 28, 2018
By Racey Burden

Young artists have a chance to win cash (and possibly a scholarship) at the sixth annual Wise County Art Association Youth Art Show May 5.

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Decatur ISD Student Spotlights for Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Published Wednesday, April 18, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Decatur ISD Student Spotlights for Wednesday, April 18, 2018

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Decatur ISD looks for 2 principals

Published Saturday, March 3, 2018
By Richard Greene

Decatur ISD is searching for a pair of principals to lead campuses for the 2018-19 school year.

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Decatur ISD Student Spotlights for Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Published Wednesday, February 21, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Decatur ISD Student Spotlights for Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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5th grade to move to McCarroll in fall

Published Saturday, January 20, 2018
By Richard Greene

Decatur ISD fifth graders will not be on any of the district's three elementary campuses next fall.

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Administrators pitch in at pantry

Published Wednesday, December 27, 2017
By Richard Greene

Before heading out for the winter break, Decatur ISD administrators took timeout from their busy schedules to flex their muscles in the Eagle Food Pantry.

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Decatur ISD Student Spotlights for Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Published Wednesday, December 27, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Decatur ISD Student Spotlights for Wednesday, December 27, 2017

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Foundation awards more than $60,000

Published Wednesday, December 20, 2017
By Messenger Staff

The Decatur ISD Education Foundation toured the district Dec. 12, handing out grants to teachers to launch projects and programs in their classrooms.

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Lending a helping hand; McCarroll students give back in community service program

Published Saturday, November 18, 2017
By Richard Greene

Eunice Ruiz held out her hands, showing off the dark remnants of dirt from planting flowers and pulling weeds at the Decatur Visitors Center Wednesday morning.

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Local athlete to participate in Offense-Defense Bowl Week

Published Wednesday, November 8, 2017
By Messenger Staff

While attending an Offense-Defense football camp this summer, Cody Hughes, an eighth-grader at McCarroll Middle School in Decatur, was named an All-American and invited to participate in the 12th Annual Offense-Defense Bowl Week festivities in New Orleans this December.

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Decatur ISD Student Spotlights for Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Published Wednesday, November 1, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Decatur ISD Student Spotlights for Wednesday, November 1, 2017

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Elvis in the Building

Published Wednesday, September 20, 2017
By Joe Duty

Lorna Franke's seventh grade class wheels out their superstar, Elvis-impersonator Cian Long.

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Fine Art in Wise

Published Wednesday, September 13, 2017
By Joe Duty

McCarroll Middle School art teacher DeDe Diaczenko of Decatur and sculptor Ann Ayres of Bridgeport are two of several local art teachers participating in The Art of Wise County Art Teachers at the Decatur Visitors Center.

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Decatur ISD Student Spotlights for Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Published Wednesday, September 6, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Decatur ISD Student Spotlights for Wednesday, September 6, 2017

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Heart helpers: Sixth grade girls raise money for research with hoops event

Published Wednesday, May 17, 2017
By Brian Knox

McCarroll Middle School seems to have hit on a great way to raise awareness of and money for the research of heart disease as part of the physical education curriculum.

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