UPDATE

Update for Friday, February 15, 2019

CARSON GETS 50-YEAR SENTENCE FOR DRUG CHARGE - Michael James Carson, 47, was sentenced to 50 years in prison yesterday at his sentencing hearing in 271st District Court in Decatur. Carson was convicted last week of possession of a controlled substance in penalty group 1 - gamma-hydroxybutyric acid - in an amount of 200 to 400 grams.

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Building on potential: Cortez named Citizen of the Year Bridgeport Police offers active shooter training Playoffs await: Wise teams head to postseason
 
Building on potential: Cortez named Citizen of the Year

Building on potential: Cortez named Citizen of the Year

After accepting the award for individual business of the year on behalf of his Edge Crew Saturday, Jonathan Cortez thought his time on stage for the evening was over.

Bridgeport Police offers active shooter training

Bridgeport Police offers active shooter training

Wise County parishioners received a different kind of lesson Wednesday night - one that could potentially save their lives.

Playoffs await: Wise teams head to postseason

Playoffs await: Wise teams head to postseason

The boys basketball regular season ended Tuesday night, and several Wise County schools are still battling for playoff positioning, while some have already clinched a postseason berth.




NEWS HEADLINES

1 dies in Parker County accident

Published Wednesday, February 13, 2019
By Richard Greene

An Alvord woman was killed Saturday night in a one-vehicle accident on Farm Road 51 south of Springtown in Parker County.

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Under pressure: Suit could require millions to be returned in taxes

Published Wednesday, February 13, 2019
By Richard Greene

Wise County entities collectively could have to return $2.815 million in property taxes and interest to natural gas companies as a result of a court decision on the taxable value of large leased compressors.

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Building on potential: Cortez named Citizen of the Year

Published Wednesday, February 13, 2019
By Richard Greene

After accepting the award for individual business of the year on behalf of his Edge Crew Saturday, Jonathan Cortez thought his time on stage for the evening was over.

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Bridgeport Police offers active shooter training

Published Wednesday, February 13, 2019
By Austin Jackson

Wise County parishioners received a different kind of lesson Wednesday night - one that could potentially save their lives.

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SPORTS HEADLINES

Boyd falls to Breck in play-in game

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By Austin Jackson

It was raining threes in Graham as Boyd and Breckenridge met for the third time of the season for a shot at the final playoff spot in District 7-3A. After Boyd’s half-court pressure forced the fourth steal of the first quarter, Boyd senior Connor Richardson pulled up from behind the arc. He drew contact and […]

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Sissies shut down Brownwood, win bi-district title

Published Tuesday, February 12, 2019.
By Reece Waddell

Bridgeport held Brownwood to just 19.6 percent shooting Tuesday night, as the Sissies won the 4A Region I bi-district title 43-32 at Granbury High School.

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OUR OPINIONS

All Around Wise: Local leaders provide guidance after tragedies


Published Saturday, February 9, 2019 | By Richard Greene

We were saddened this week to learn of another tragic death due to an accident on Farm Road 730 with the passing of Winogene Mayfield.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Officials err in release of list

Published Saturday, February 9, 2019
By Janet Akers-Amos

Purging the voter rolls of naturalized citizens is one way to stay in power, but a more ethical approach would be to offer policies and ideas that appeal to younger voters, naturalized voters and other voters who are not happy with slave wages, skyrocketing healthcare costs, and ridiculously high property taxes.

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DISD needs better communication

Published Saturday, January 12, 2019
By Lance Sears

After moving cross country several times, my wife and I settled in this area back in 2012. Having three children (and added another since being here), we were very excited about the statistics and programs Decatur ISD offered.

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