UPDATE

Sheriff announces plan to charge state for jail use

In response to last week's announcement by the Texas Department of Public Safety that the agency will begin charging fees to local sheriff's offices and police departments for use of the DPS crime labs, a service that has been offered in the past for free, Wise County Sheriff Lane Akin has announced new fees of his own.

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Cabin fever: Reunion campers get creative with outdoor decor Football: Wise teams look to rebuild defenses up front A week at Joe Wheeler
 
Cabin fever: Reunion campers get creative with outdoor decor

Cabin fever: Reunion campers get creative with outdoor decor

"This ain't no yard sale, so get!" The message is scrawled in red spray paint across a door, which is leaning against a tree, but it's hard to tell otherwise with random items scattered in front of the cabin at the back of Joe Wheeler Park.

Football: Wise teams look to rebuild defenses up front

Football: Wise teams look to rebuild defenses up front

Last season, the play up front and at linebacker served as a strength of the area teams' defensive units.

A week at Joe Wheeler

A week at Joe Wheeler

An aerial drone photo shows preparations beginning for the Wise County Old Settlers Reunion.




NEWS HEADLINES

Tax values bolstered by real estate

Published Wednesday, July 26, 2017
By Racey Burden

Certified tax values rose throughout most of the county, buoyed by increases in real estate values across the board.

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Cabin fever: Reunion campers get creative with outdoor decor

Published Wednesday, July 26, 2017
By Richard Greene

"This ain't no yard sale, so get!" The message is scrawled in red spray paint across a door, which is leaning against a tree, but it's hard to tell otherwise with random items scattered in front of the cabin at the back of Joe Wheeler Park.

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Pursuit ends in 2 arrests

Published Wednesday, July 26, 2017
By Richard Greene

A man and woman in a Dodge pickup led Tarrant County Sheriff's Office deputies on a pursuit on Farm Road 730 into Wise County Monday evening.

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City approves voluntary annexation; Zoning action tabled until full council can vote

Published Wednesday, July 26, 2017
By Brian Knox

The city limits of Decatur are expanding once again following the approval of a voluntary annexation request of 163 acres of land southeast of the city.

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SPORTS HEADLINES

Football: Wise teams look to rebuild defenses up front

Published Wednesday, July 26, 2017
By Richard Greene

Last season, the play up front and at linebacker served as a strength of the area teams' defensive units.

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Football: Buckaloo returns after breakthrough year

Published Wednesday, July 26, 2017
By Richard Greene

As a sophomore last season, Shea Buckaloo needed a little time to get up to the speed of the game on Friday nights.

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OUR OPINIONS

Stay cool and get ready for school


Published Wednesday, July 26, 2017 | By Brian Knox

The calendar says school is just around the corner, but the thermometer says summer is just heating up. I check the National Weather Service forecast each day for various alerts, and lately the description for the daily weather just says "Hot" with a graphic of a blazing yellow sun.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Act of kindness appreciated

Published Wednesday, July 26, 2017
By Kay and Jimmy Waters

On Sunday, July 23, we were spending time with our grandson who is serving in the U.S. Army and is being deployed overseas this week.

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Growing number bewildered by Trump

Published Wednesday, July 19, 2017
By Ken Bateman

I am compelled to speak to the July 12 letter, "Discouraged by journalists" by Jo Ann Mann of Bridgeport.

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