UPDATE

Thursday, April 24, 2014

LAKE BRIDGEPORT WRECK - Three people were transported to the hospital in a one vehicle wreck in Lake Bridgeport yesterday morning. DPS Trooper Bobby Marquez said Miguel Ramirez, 52, of Bridgeport was driving a septic truck southbound on Main Street approaching the intersection with FM 1658 when he lost air pressure on his brakes. He attempted to turn right and rolled the vehicle onto its side. He and two passengers, Kevin Martinez and Nathaniel Henson, were transported to Wise Regional Health System with minor injuries, Marquez said. The accident happened around 11:15.

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Mother, foal healing; Pony who saved her foal from fire recovering locally Panel bullish on Decatur business outlook Looking to move up a notch; Alvord’s Williams eyes return to Austin in 800
 
Mother, foal healing; Pony who saved her foal from fire recovering locally

Mother, foal healing; Pony who saved her foal from fire recovering locally

When a barn was burning all around her, a pony risked her life to protect her foal. Now she's recuperating in Wise County and needs others to come to her rescue.

Panel bullish on Decatur business outlook

Panel bullish on Decatur business outlook

Business is great. At least that's what former Chamber President Carey Williams told the crowd gathered at the Decatur Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Tuesday.

Looking to move up a notch; Alvord’s Williams eyes return to Austin in 800

Looking to move up a notch; Alvord’s Williams eyes return to Austin in 800

The distance taxes Savannah Williams' legs while the demanded speed over the two laps around the track burns her lungs. But the grueling test of will that plays out over 800 meters grabs at the Alvord junior's heart.


NEWS HEADLINES

Jury awards $2.9 million in Parr lawsuit

Published Wednesday, April 23, 2014
By Bob Buckel

"Aruba Petroleum is a reckless natural gas company that makes people sick. Make them pay." That's how attorney Brad Gilde closed his final plea to the jury Monday morning.

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Mother, foal healing; Pony who saved her foal from fire recovering locally

Published Wednesday, April 23, 2014
By Brian Knox

When a barn was burning all around her, a pony risked her life to protect her foal. Now she's recuperating in Wise County and needs others to come to her rescue.

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Panel bullish on Decatur business outlook

Published Wednesday, April 23, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

Business is great. At least that's what former Chamber President Carey Williams told the crowd gathered at the Decatur Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Tuesday.

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From the classroom to the boardroom; Students propose projects to promote Decatur

Published Wednesday, April 23, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

The very thought of public speaking can strike fear in even the most polished professionals. The scenario is the subject of nightmares for many adults, but recently a group of elementary students squashed that fear, giving presentations to classmates and community members in the Decatur ISD boardroom.

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SPORTS HEADLINES

Paradise blasts Peaster; Taylor throws two-hitter, homers in 11-1 win

Published Wednesday, April 23, 2014
By Richard Greene

The Paradise Lady Panthers staged a dramatic four-run comeback in their final at-bat Friday to knock off Peaster and force a play-in game for District 9-2A's final playoff spot.

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Looking to move up a notch; Alvord’s Williams eyes return to Austin in 800

Published Wednesday, April 23, 2014
By Richard Greene

The distance taxes Savannah Williams' legs while the demanded speed over the two laps around the track burns her lungs. But the grueling test of will that plays out over 800 meters grabs at the Alvord junior's heart.

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OUR OPINIONS

City of West receives additional grant


Published Wednesday, April 23, 2014 | By Ed Sterling

Gov. Rick Perry on April 16 granted a request by the city of West for an additional $4.8 million in disaster grant assistance for recovery efforts in the West fertilizer plant explosion that occurred April 17, 2013.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Stronger regulations needed in wake of West

Published Wednesday, April 23, 2014
By Tracy A. Smith

The preliminary report has been released by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board on the West fertilizer plant explosion last April.

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Another one sacrificed to the ‘drug war’

Published Wednesday, April 9, 2014
By Rusty White

Re: "Jury delivers guilty verdict in drug case:" Why are we, the taxpayers, being forced to pay for supposed crimes where there are no victims or violence in a citizen's actions and/or private and personal choices?

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