Arson plea: Russell sentenced for Barclay Fire

Published Saturday, May 18, 2019
By Brian Knox

A man charged with starting a fire at a salvage yard last summer that burned hundreds of acres north of Decatur was sentenced to prison last week.

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Top gun: Decatur resident named 2019 FAA National Flight Instructor of the year

Top gun: Decatur resident named 2019 FAA National Flight Instructor of the year

Published Saturday, May 18, 2019
By Austin Jackson

Inside a hangar lined with single-engine beauties, Gary Reeves, a goateed man wearing glasses and pink from shirt to shoe, deftly takes a pilot through his paces.

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Tax freeze request: Citizen asks city to give break to seniors

Published Saturday, May 18, 2019
By Brian Knox

The city of Decatur may soon look at giving seniors a tax break.

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Decatur ISD looks for principal; Cain takes job at Sanger

Published Saturday, May 18, 2019
By Richard Greene

Decatur ISD is looking for a new principal at its intermediate campus.

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Decatur Public Library to offer summer camps

Published Saturday, May 18, 2019
By Messenger Staff

The Decatur Public Library is partnering with STAR Council for a series of free leadership camps this summer.

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Ronald “Ronnie” Mack Hilton

Published Saturday, May 18, 2019
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Ronald "Ronnie" Mack Hilton, 81, of Decatur, went to be with our Lord JESUS Monday, May 6, 2019.

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One step away: Chism, Lady Eagles eye state bid

One step away: Chism, Lady Eagles eye state bid

Published Saturday, May 18, 2019
By Reece Waddell

One win from the state tournament last year, Decatur entered the second game of the 4A Region II final with plenty of momentum.

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Decatur’s Okasova takes silver

Published Saturday, May 18, 2019
By Reece Waddell

Lenka Okasova capped her only season in a Decatur uniform with a silver medal Friday morning.

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Heading into the future

Published Saturday, May 18, 2019
By Richard Greene and Brian Knox

Decatur and Paradise wished seniors well in Senior Send-offs Thursday and Friday.

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Luz Antonia Martinez

Published Saturday, May 18, 2019
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Erika Marin and Joel Martinez of Decatur announce the birth of a daughter, Luz Antonia Martinez

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Liam Jameson Griggs

Published Saturday, May 18, 2019
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Dustin and Rebecca Griggs of Decatur announce the birth of a son, Liam Jameson

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Brezina arraigned: Pleads ‘not guilty’ to capital murder charge

Published Wednesday, May 15, 2019
By Brian Knox

Decatur resident Ronnie Lee Brezina entered a plea of "not guilty" at his arraignment on a charge of capital murder Monday at the Wise County Courthouse.

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Renewed love: Decatur foreign exchange student shines on court

Published Wednesday, May 15, 2019
By Reece Waddell

Sitting in a P.E. class at Decatur High School last fall, Lenka Okasova approached coach Tony Roth with a desire to join the tennis team.

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New-look city council begins work

Published Wednesday, May 15, 2019
By Brian Knox

It was a changing of the guard of sorts at Monday's Decatur City Council meeting.

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Sign up for tennis camp

Published Wednesday, May 15, 2019
By Messenger Staff

Decatur will host its tennis camp June 17-20 at the Decatur High School tennis courts.

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News briefs for Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Published Wednesday, May 15, 2019
By Messenger Staff

The MZ Bee for scrapbooking and crafting is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 8 in the fellowship hall at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 615 County Road 1280.

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Gala honors DISD’s best

Published Wednesday, May 15, 2019
By Kristen Tribe

The Decatur Education Foundation honored students, staff, alumni and foundation donors at its annual gala Thursday at the Decatur Conference Center.

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Tibbels to preside over board

Published Wednesday, May 15, 2019
By Richard Greene

Soon after Marsha Hafer made the motion to name him Decatur ISD's school board president Monday, Charlie Tibbels paused before accepting the nomination.

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Worthy of recognition

Published Wednesday, May 15, 2019
By Richard Greene

The Decatur ISD School Board recognized the efforts of several Decatur High School groups Monday.

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Clean sweep: Decatur beats Big Spring, wins area title

Published Wednesday, May 15, 2019
By Kevin Lewis for the Messenger

Decatur combined another strong pitching performance with impressive run support Saturday afternoon as the No. 9 Eagles defeated Big Spring 10-0 at Wayland Baptist to sweep the 4A Region I area series.

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