UPDATE

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

SCAM ALERT CALLS INCREASE - Chief Deputy Kevin Benton with the Wise County Sheriff's Office warns citizens not to give personal information over the phone. "We're being inundated with calls about phone scams right now," he said. Benton explained that previously, scammers worked to get only identifying information from citizens, but now they will often claim the citizen has a financial obligation and ask for a credit card number to take care of it and avoid arrest.

Read More...

0 Comments


Barnyard ballers: Class of 2017 hosts slam-dunk fundraiser Cowboy connection: White taps into business and  rodeo skills for stock show job Bridgeport’s own Colin Jones: ‘Bowl Bound
 
Barnyard ballers: Class of 2017 hosts slam-dunk fundraiser

Barnyard ballers: Class of 2017 hosts slam-dunk fundraiser

The star players walked onto the court, their ears held high. The crowd went wild as 10 donkeys walked onto the gym floor at Chico Middle School Thursday night.

Cowboy connection: White taps into business and  rodeo skills for stock show job

Cowboy connection: White taps into business and rodeo skills for stock show job

For 13 years, Cal White competed in rodeos, riding bulls and living his dream of being a cowboy. Now, as assistant operations manager of the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo, White has moved to the operational side.

Bridgeport’s own Colin Jones: ‘Bowl Bound

Bridgeport’s own Colin Jones: ‘Bowl Bound

When Super Bowl 50 kicks off Sunday at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., Bridgeport's own Colin Jones will be on the field.




NEWS HEADLINES

Police release video of deadly shooting

Published Saturday, February 6, 2016
By Brian Knox

Video released by the Saginaw Police Department shows the chaotic last moments of a Decatur man's life before he was shot and killed.

Read more...

1 Comment

Barnyard ballers: Class of 2017 hosts slam-dunk fundraiser

Published Saturday, February 6, 2016
By David Talley

The star players walked onto the court, their ears held high. The crowd went wild as 10 donkeys walked onto the gym floor at Chico Middle School Thursday night.

Read more...

0 Comments

Never leaving the classroom; Through unparalleled growth, Rue led innovation

Published Saturday, February 6, 2016
By Richard Greene

As Karen Rue took her seat as the new Northwest superintendent in late June of 2005, the district began discussing a $224.5 million bond package.

Read more...

0 Comments

Bringing home the bacon; Decatur sophomore specializes in showing swine

Published Saturday, February 6, 2016
By Racey Burden

Carson Read used to be scared of hogs. It's an odd fear for someone who now shows the animals on a regular basis, but young Carson was terrified of them. Her uncle and cousins showed pigs, and she hated being around them.

Read more...

0 Comments


SPORTS HEADLINES

Basketball: Saving the best for last – Decatur senior turns in career-best games

Published Saturday, February 6, 2016
By Richard Greene

With every second that drains off the clock, Macee Reed nears the final moment of wearing a Decatur Lady Eagles uniform.

Read more...

0 Comments

Basketball: Bulls hold off Lake Worth

Published Saturday, February 6, 2016
By Richard Greene

With double doubles from Jacob DelAngel and Devonte Patterson, the Bridgeport Bulls fended off Lake Worth for a 65-56 victory Tuesday.

Read more...

0 Comments


OUR OPINIONS

Documentary asks hard questions of criminal justice system


Published Saturday, February 6, 2016 | By Brian Knox

Despite being a "crime and courts" reporter, I rarely watch "crime drama" television. Maybe its because I deal enough with the real thing, I don't want to spend my precious free time watching more of the same.

Read More...

1 Comment

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Countryside shooting not problem

Published Saturday, February 6, 2016
By

The anti-shooting presentation hit all the emotional hot buttons, as in guns and children and safety and AK-47s and alcohol and law enforcement that wouldn't do what he wanted and his tenure as a longtime citizen and impartiality because he is a gun owner, plus his offer to influence any shooting committee.

Read more...

1 Comment

Thanks for generosity

Published Saturday, February 6, 2016
By Ashley Pike-Hall

On behalf of the Pike and Gentry families, we would like to thank each and every person who donated, helped and/or supported the benefit for Marianne and Binky.

Read more...

0 Comments