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Decatur’s LBJ Grasslands Are a Paradise for Nature Lovers

December 29, 2022 | By Amanda Ogle

Meandering down a dirt path surrounded by native prairie all around, I feel calm as leaves crunch under my feet and grassland unfolds in front of me.

My Hometown: Take a Tour of Decatur with Longtime Newspaper Publishers Roy and Jeannine Eaton

April 23, 2019 | By John Lumpkin

Roy Eaton’s earliest memory of the Wise County Messenger was his parents eagerly awaiting its Thursday delivery during World War II for news about local servicemen. “Many were our friends and neighbors,” recalls Roy, who would leave the family ranch near Decatur for college, become a TV news anchor in Fort Worth, marry his high school sweetheart, Jeannine Eaton, and return with her in 1973 to buy the weekly newspaper his parents read.

Steak Serendipity

September 16, 2015 | By John Lumpkin

At Sweetie Pie’s Ribeyes, a popular restaurant across the street from the pink granite Wise County Courthouse in Decatur, there’s no ambiguity about the house specialty.

The June 2024 cover of Texas Highways: Treasures from the Coast

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