Driver indicted in fatal wreck

Published Saturday, November 18, 2017
By Brian Knox

A driver involved in a deadly crash near Cottondale in July has been indicted by a Wise County grand jury.

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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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Sweetwater closes, Brandi’s moves in

Published Saturday, November 18, 2017
By Racey Burden

Sweetwater Cafe and Bakery on Decatur Square will serve its last meals Sunday before handing over the keys to Brandi's Country Kitchen.

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Football: Long-awaited redemption – Eagles rally to beat Wylie, win bi-district

Football: Long-awaited redemption – Eagles rally to beat Wylie, win bi-district

Published Saturday, November 18, 2017
By Reece Waddell

It had been a long time coming for the Decatur Eagles. Thirteen years, to be exact.

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Basketball: Decatur holds off Paradise, 45-42

Published Saturday, November 18, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Emily Boyd scored 13 points to help the Decatur Lady Eagles hold off the Paradise Lady Panthers for a 45-42 win Tuesday.

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Football: Back in action – Roth returns from ACL injury to help Eagles

Published Saturday, November 18, 2017
By Richard Greene

In the Battle of the Big Sandy rivalry game, Decatur defensive end Braxton Roth charged after Bridgeport quarterback Jadon Maddux when he felt a sudden pop in his left knee.

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Historical heroes

Historical heroes

Published Saturday, November 18, 2017
By Joe Duty

Students at Carson Elementary in Decatur created their own "wax museum" Nov. 10.

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Allen Howell Cocanougher

Published Saturday, November 18, 2017
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Allen Howell Cocanougher, 89, of Decatur, died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, in Decatur.

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Dorotha Mae Small

Published Saturday, November 18, 2017
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Dorotha Mae Small, 96, of Decatur, died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Decatur.

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Decatur knocks off Wylie to reach area round

Published Saturday, November 18, 2017
By Reece Waddell

It had been a long time coming for the Decatur Eagles. Thirteen years, to be exact. But on Friday night in Graham, Decatur finally exacted revenge on Abilene Wylie more than a decade after the Bulldogs spoiled the Eagles’ 2004 playoff run. Behind a big second half from quarterback Wilson Hicks and running back A.J. Martinez, Decatur knocked off Wylie 48-34 in the 4A Division I bi-district round.

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Business Briefs for Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Published Wednesday, November 15, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Doug Shaw, general manager of Upper Trinity Groundwater Conservation District, will speak at the Greater Denton/Wise County Association of Realtors (GDWCAR) luncheon 11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at the Decatur Conference Center.

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Education Briefs for Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Published Wednesday, November 15, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Paradise Intermediate hosts its Turkey Extravaganza Thursday, Nov. 16.

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News Briefs for Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Published Wednesday, November 15, 2017
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The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to serve on the Local Disaster Action Team to respond to local disasters such as house fires and tornadoes.

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Football: Ready for new test – Eagles face Wylie in opening round

Football: Ready for new test – Eagles face Wylie in opening round

Published Wednesday, November 15, 2017
By Reece Waddell

For the first time in four years, the Decatur Eagles will face someone other than Stephenville in the opening round of the playoffs.

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Football: Eagles cruise into playoffs

Published Wednesday, November 15, 2017
By Reece Waddell

Decatur coach Mike Fuller wasn't focused on who his team would play in the bi-district round of the playoffs in the week leading up to the Eagles' game against Sanger.

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Legends of the Week for Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Published Wednesday, November 15, 2017
By Richard Greene

Legends of the Week for Wednesday, November 15, 2017

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Mark Hancock

Published Wednesday, November 15, 2017
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Mark Hancock, 66, of Decatur, died Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, in Denton.

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Belinda Faye Hooper

Published Wednesday, November 15, 2017
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Belinda Faye Hooper, 60, of Decatur, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Decatur.

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Kenneth Wade Stone

Published Wednesday, November 15, 2017
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Kenneth Wade Stone, 84, of Decatur, died Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, in Decatur.

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Bessie Bell Watson

Published Wednesday, November 15, 2017
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Bessie Bell Watson, 86, of Decatur, died Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in Decatur.

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