Strings attached: Group works to build regional youth orchestra program

Strings attached: Group works to build regional youth orchestra program

Published Saturday, August 30, 2014
By Bob Buckel

They say the difference between a violin and a fiddle is simple: you play a violin on Sunday morning and a fiddle on Saturday night. But to play at all, first you have to learn.

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Fire destroys home, damages vehicles

Fire destroys home, damages vehicles

Published Saturday, August 30, 2014
By Brian Knox

Donna Walton leafed through the crisp pages of a photo album on the hood of a burned-out Volkswagen Beetle Wednesday - a day after fire destroyed a home on her family's property.

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Football: Porcupines sting Decatur, 49-21

Football: Porcupines sting Decatur, 49-21

Published Saturday, August 30, 2014
By Richard Greene

The Decatur Eagles jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first 10 minutes of the game Friday night. But in the final 38 minutes, they found few answers on either side of the ball for the Springtown Porcupines.

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Family escapes fire with lives, little else

Family escapes fire with lives, little else

Published Wednesday, August 27, 2014
By Brian Knox

A fire Sunday night has left a Newark family with next to nothing.

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Welcome back, Parkers; Sisters return to alma mater to teach, counsel

Welcome back, Parkers; Sisters return to alma mater to teach, counsel

Published Wednesday, August 27, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

The community of Boyd watched the Parker sisters grow up on the basketball court. The older two - Tara and Erica - led the Lady Yellowjackets to the state championship game in 2001.

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Football: Eagles eager for opener

Football: Eagles eager for opener

Published Wednesday, August 27, 2014
By Richard Greene

After a month of practices and two scrimmages, the Decatur Eagles will tee up the football for real Friday night.

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Far from elementary: Decatur High School junior to complete studies at college level

Far from elementary: Decatur High School junior to complete studies at college level

Published Saturday, August 23, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

Even as a tot, 16-year-old Ben Lunday of Decatur didn't give his parents the answers they expected.

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Cash for a splash: Decatur EDC looks into building water park to enhance ‘quality of life’

Cash for a splash: Decatur EDC looks into building water park to enhance ‘quality of life’

Published Saturday, August 23, 2014
By Bob Buckel

It's not a pool, but it's water - and when it's 100 degrees outside, a place to get wet is all most kids are looking for. By next summer, Decatur may have one.

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Volleyball: South Hills trips up Boyd

Volleyball: South Hills trips up Boyd

Published Saturday, August 23, 2014
By Richard Greene

After a pair of hitting errors by Fort Worth South Hills, the Boyd Lady Yellowjackets moved within a point of closing out the match Tuesday in the fourth set.

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Celebrating Back to School

Celebrating Back to School

Published Wednesday, August 20, 2014
By Joe Duty

Debbie Frie jokes about pulling her hair out as she, along with other school employees across the county, frantically prepare for students to arrive next week.

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Football: Eagles find mixed results in scrimmage

Football: Eagles find mixed results in scrimmage

Published Wednesday, August 20, 2014
By Richard Greene

In their first live action of the fall, the Decatur Eagles showed mixed results against preseason 4A Division I top-10 Kennedale Friday.

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Swimming: Swimmers fill pool in growing program

Swimming: Swimmers fill pool in growing program

Published Wednesday, August 20, 2014
By David Talley

The lap pool at Fit-N-Wise is in danger of overflowing. A strong influx of new swimmers has threatened to fill the pool to its edges.

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Making the most of every day

Making the most of every day

Published Saturday, August 16, 2014
By Jake Harris

Harley Don Baker walked into a Starbucks in Euless on a Wednesday afternoon looking healthy and fit. He's 28 now - 26 years removed from the liver transplant that changed his life, made it possible for him to have a life.

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Fingerprint system making its mark on local crime

Fingerprint system making its mark on local crime

Published Saturday, August 16, 2014
By Brian Knox

Most of us focus on what is taken from a crime scene. Tim Lamkin focuses on what was left behind. Specifically, fingerprints.

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Cross Country: Chasing new goals; Martinez matches talent with dedication

Cross Country: Chasing new goals; Martinez matches talent with dedication

Published Saturday, August 16, 2014
By Richard Greene

As a freshman, on talent alone, Marco Martinez qualified for the region cross country meet.

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7 injured in collision; Family hits semi on FM 51 North near Slidell

7 injured in collision; Family hits semi on FM 51 North near Slidell

Published Wednesday, August 13, 2014
By Jake Harris

Seven people were injured in a two-car wreck Saturday morning about 14 miles northeast of Decatur, just inside the Wise/Denton county line.

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Going Glock: Sheriff’s Office exchanging weapons

Going Glock: Sheriff’s Office exchanging weapons

Published Wednesday, August 13, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

The Wise County Sheriff's Office is about to re-arm. At the request of Sheriff David Walker, the department won approval Monday to trade its Sig pistols for Glocks.

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Eagles make progress in scrimmage

Eagles make progress in scrimmage

Published Wednesday, August 13, 2014
By Jake Harris

The Decatur Eagles capped off the first week of two-a-days with a scrimmage practice Saturday night at the Decatur High School practice field.

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Heart of a fighter: 33-year-old battles heart disease after bout with cancer

Heart of a fighter: 33-year-old battles heart disease after bout with cancer

Published Saturday, August 9, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

An enthusiast for dark images, David Ray Crunk of Chico sports a tattoo of the Grim Reaper on the left side of his chest, near his heart.

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Teen injured in wreck

Teen injured in wreck

Published Saturday, August 9, 2014
By Jake Harris

A California teen was flown to a Metroplex hospital following a one-vehicle wreck in Alvord Friday morning.

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