UPDATE

Monday, June 29, 2015

SLOW BURNING FIRE DESTROYS HOME - Fire destroyed a home just east of Decatur around midday Saturday. Wise County Fire Marshal Chuck Beard said it was actually the second fire at the house in a three or four day time frame. He said he thinks the original fire in the single-side mobile home started Wednesday or Thursday and was discovered on Friday.

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True Aim Gregg honored for 50 years of service Golf: Shooting for top – Read ties for seventh at T.O. Junior
 
True Aim

True Aim

A woman with the commanding voice of a drill sergeant paced between the row of archers and their targets, yelling instructions. "Behind the line!" she shouts. "How we doing troops?"

Gregg honored for 50 years of service

Gregg honored for 50 years of service

In the past 50 years, Wise County has changed considerably, but Rosalie Gregg remained a constant presence.

Golf: Shooting for top – Read ties for seventh at T.O. Junior

Golf: Shooting for top – Read ties for seventh at T.O. Junior

Bridgeport's Lexi Read battled through the wind to post four solid rounds and finish in the top 10 at Texas-Oklahoma Junior Golf Tournament in Wichita Falls.




NEWS HEADLINES

Fire scorches NRS warehouse

Published Saturday, June 27, 2015
By Racey Burden

Firefighters responded to a fire at the new National Roper's Supply store south of Decatur on US 81/287 just before 7 Wednesday morning.

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Townsend to pick architect; Decatur School Board gives go-ahead in practice facility planning process

Published Saturday, June 27, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Preliminary work started on Decatur ISD's multipurpose indoor practice facility with the school board last week giving Superintendent Rod Townsend the authority to pick an architect for the project.

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Fireworks to light sky at 4th Fest

Published Saturday, June 27, 2015
By Brian Knox

With Independence Day falling on a Saturday, coupled with Lake Bridgeport being full, it's hard to predict just how many people might attend Runaway Bay's 4th Fest next weekend.

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True Aim

Published Saturday, June 27, 2015
By Racey Burden

A woman with the commanding voice of a drill sergeant paced between the row of archers and their targets, yelling instructions. "Behind the line!" she shouts. "How we doing troops?"

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SPORTS HEADLINES

Golf: Shooting for top – Read ties for seventh at T.O. Junior

Published Saturday, June 27, 2015
By Richard Greene

Bridgeport's Lexi Read battled through the wind to post four solid rounds and finish in the top 10 at Texas-Oklahoma Junior Golf Tournament in Wichita Falls.

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Football: Bulldogs hire offensive coordinator

Published Saturday, June 27, 2015
By Travis Lisle

A new man will calling plays for the Alvord Bulldogs this season.

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OUR OPINIONS

Flagged down: Skipping town for better lunch


Published Saturday, June 27, 2015 | By Richard Greene

On a much-needed vacation, my wife and I finished a trip in the Ozarks in Arkansas. After a few days enjoying the hospitality of Southwest Missouri, including nightly cobbler, we were looking forward to the quaint charm of Eureka Springs.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Surprised by special gift

Published Wednesday, June 10, 2015
By Ellen Whitley

As a member of The Episcopal Church of Wise County, we were surprised by a gift left on our porch at 905 Church St. in Decatur.

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Episcopal church didn’t disappear

Published Wednesday, June 10, 2015
By Ann Ferguson

I read with interest the article by Racey Burden about worship services returning to the little white chapel on the corner of Hale and Church Streets in Decatur.

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