UPDATE

Monday, August 3, 2015

DRIER CONDITIONS RETURNED IN JULY - After months of above-average rainfall, July's rainfall total of 1.43 inches was more than an inch below normal for the month. It also marked the driest month yet in 2015. However, Wise County still remains on a near-record rainfall pace, as 46.22 inches of rain has fallen in the first seven months of the year, already well-above the average annual rainfall amount. Decatur officially reached 100 degrees for the first time on July 30, and the high temperature for the month averaged 92.6 degrees, according to records kept by weather watcher Doyle Green.

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Wise County’s Most Venemous A&M student returns home to study local government 2015 Football Preview: Starting from scratch – New Eaton coach lays groundwork for program
 
Wise County’s Most Venemous

Wise County’s Most Venemous

The buffet is open, and the real estate market is prime. With more food and more foliage, snakes in Wise County are more active than usual.

A&M student returns home to study local government

A&M student returns home to study local government

Logan Enis returned to Wise County this summer. But the 2012 Alvord High School graduate didn't come back to spend his days on Lake Bridgeport or simply to catch up with old friends.

2015 Football Preview: Starting from scratch – New Eaton coach lays groundwork for program

2015 Football Preview: Starting from scratch – New Eaton coach lays groundwork for program

Starting a new football program from scratch is no small challenge.




NEWS HEADLINES

Rhome government locked in power struggle

Published Saturday, August 1, 2015
By Racey Burden

At the end of the Rhome City Council meeting Tuesday night, the few who'd stuck around through closed session gathered to talk by the door before returning home.

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3 arrested after crashing stolen car

Published Saturday, August 1, 2015
By Brian Knox

Three men who crashed a stolen car near Boyd Tuesday were later arrested on numerous charges.

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Wise County’s Most Venemous

Published Saturday, August 1, 2015
By David Talley

The buffet is open, and the real estate market is prime. With more food and more foliage, snakes in Wise County are more active than usual.

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Baseball/softball complex upgrades move forward

Published Saturday, August 1, 2015
By Brian Knox

Plans are coming together for upgrades at Decatur ISD's baseball and softball facility.

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SPORTS HEADLINES

2015 Football Preview: Going back to work – Eagles, Fuller start second year

Published Saturday, August 1, 2015
By Richard Greene

From the opening whistle on the first day of practice last year, the Decatur Eagles were in a rush.

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2015 Football Preview: Bulls hope to build off 2014

Published Saturday, August 1, 2015
By Travis Lisle

Coming off of an injury-plagued, winless season in 2013, the Bridgeport Bulls turned the program around in 2014.

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OUR OPINIONS

Domestic violence makes football too hard to stomach


Published Saturday, August 1, 2015 | By Racey Burden

Many women love football, but I think it's becoming clear that leaders at the highest levels of the sport don't care about us at all.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Kindness of strangers remarkable

Published Saturday, August 1, 2015
By Culen (Rocky) Gallimore

Decatur and Wise County sounds like a great place to live!

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Allow Pittman to serve

Published Saturday, August 1, 2015
By Tommie Eason

I am a concerned citizen of Rhome. I have gone to all the meetings since the election this year. My concern is the tension between the city council and the mayor.

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