UPDATE

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

WOMEN'S BUILDING REMODEL GRINDS TO HALT - Work on the Women's Building at the Wise County Fairgrounds is temporarily halted because the contractor did not seek the proper permits with the city of Decatur. Planning and Development Director Dedra Ragland said a third-party inspector working for the city visited the site Aug. 9 and determined the level of work required permits.

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New numbers corroborate Parr’s lack of service Football: Eagles look ahead to next challenge – Decatur not hung up on opening win Trail daze
 
New numbers corroborate Parr’s lack of service

New numbers corroborate Parr’s lack of service

Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Mandy Hays responded Monday to an open records request with numbers indicating the Wise County Sheriff's Office served almost all the court's civil papers on behalf of Constable Doug Parr over a two-and-a-half year period.

Football: Eagles look ahead to next challenge – Decatur not hung up on opening win

Football: Eagles look ahead to next challenge – Decatur not hung up on opening win

With an eye-popping 74 points and 783 yards, the Decatur Eagles set the bar pretty high for their offense in the season-opening win Friday night.

Trail daze

Trail daze

Adam Strahan of Decatur leaps off his horse to tackle a steer in no time at the Chisholm Trail Days Rodeo.




NEWS HEADLINES

New numbers corroborate Parr’s lack of service

Published Wednesday, August 31, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Mandy Hays responded Monday to an open records request with numbers indicating the Wise County Sheriff's Office served almost all the court's civil papers on behalf of Constable Doug Parr over a two-and-a-half year period.

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Women’s Building remodel grinds to halt

Published Wednesday, August 31, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Work on the Women's Building at the Wise County Fairgrounds is temporarily halted because the contractor did not seek the proper permits with the city of Decatur.

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Bridgeport ISD raises tax rate 2 cents

Published Wednesday, August 31, 2016
By Racey Burden

Bridgeport School Board voted Monday to increase the tax rate by 2 cents.

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Decatur School Board approves penny increase in tax rate

Published Wednesday, August 31, 2016
By Brian Knox

With tax values down, the tax rate will go up in the Decatur school district for the 2016-2017 school year.

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SPORTS HEADLINES

Football: Eagles look ahead to next challenge – Decatur not hung up on opening win

Published Wednesday, August 31, 2016
By Richard Greene

With an eye-popping 74 points and 783 yards, the Decatur Eagles set the bar pretty high for their offense in the season-opening win Friday night.

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Football: Reaching unfamiliar territory – Palmer scores first two TDs

Published Wednesday, August 31, 2016
By Richard Greene

When Tristan Palmer scored early in the second quarter Friday night, hauling in a 44-yard pass from Connor Patterson, the senior stood nearly frozen in the end zone.

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OUR OPINIONS

Curbing future stress by learning from the past


Published Wednesday, August 31, 2016 | By David Talley

School is in session. Across the country, students from pre-k to college are packing their backpacks and settling down to the structure that daily education seems to bring to all of our lives - except me.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Council members’ residency questioned

Published Wednesday, August 31, 2016
By Cathy Coffee

All city council members should reside in the city they represent. If a city council member moves the right thing to do is resign, not look for a loophole in the state law and stay because their "friends" ask them to.

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Keep tax collection with Shaw

Published Wednesday, August 24, 2016
By Garry Bible

The Texas Constitution, Article 8, says that qualified voters of each county shall elect an assessor-collector of taxes for the county.

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