Snowbound: Winter precipitation creates treacherous roadways

Snowbound: Winter precipitation creates treacherous roadways

Published Saturday, February 28, 2015
By Richard Greene and Jake Harris

Winter returned to Wise County Friday morning with periods of heavy snow causing car accidents on many of the county's major thoroughfares.

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Students show off tech skills

Students show off tech skills

Published Saturday, February 28, 2015
By Richard Greene

After pressing the button on the top of his robot, Aidan Crimin describes its motion as it starts to spin. "It's sort of like a victory dance," he explains.

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Basketball: Big opening statements – Bulls, Smith blast Venus

Basketball: Big opening statements – Bulls, Smith blast Venus

Published Saturday, February 28, 2015
By Richard Greene

With 3.6 seconds left in the first quarter, Caleb Smith caught the inbound pass and diced through the Venus defense to drain a 3-pointer from the top of the key at the buzzer.

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Vehicle thefts tied to suspicious fires

Vehicle thefts tied to suspicious fires

Published Wednesday, February 25, 2015
By Bob Buckel

Two East Wise Fire Department volunteers had their personal vehicles stolen while they were battling three pre-dawn fires Sunday morning.

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Wreck leads to gas leak and evacuation

Wreck leads to gas leak and evacuation

Published Wednesday, February 25, 2015
By Brian Knox

A Decatur neighborhood was evacuated briefly Monday afternoon after a single-vehicle accident caused a gas leak.

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Basketball: Sissies, Garcia celebrate area title

Basketball: Sissies, Garcia celebrate area title

Published Wednesday, February 25, 2015
By Richard Greene

Diana Garcia proved to be the Bridgeport Sissies' spark plug Friday night.

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Man dies saving family from fire

Man dies saving family from fire

Published Saturday, February 21, 2015
By Brian Knox

A father was killed and his young son and aunt are fighting for their lives following a devastating house fire early Wednesday morning.

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Volleyball: Ringing in new with old – Lady Eagles receive second championship rings

Volleyball: Ringing in new with old – Lady Eagles receive second championship rings

Published Saturday, February 21, 2015
By Richard Greene

Staring at the new ring on her finger, Stormi Leonard expressed one disappointment. "I didn't paint my nails this time. I didn't have time."

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Welcome to the Swap Meet

Welcome to the Swap Meet

Published Saturday, February 21, 2015
By Joe Duty

Jack Habbinga of Combine stands among his lot of antique automobile items for sale at the Wise County Antique Auto Club's Decatur Swap Meet this weekend at the Wise County Fairgrounds.

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Man hit, killed by train

Man hit, killed by train

Published Wednesday, February 18, 2015
By Jake Harris

A Rhome man was killed Tuesday afternoon when he was struck by a train at the intersection of Pioneer Road and U.S. Business 81/287.

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1 dead, 1 injured in Friday wreck

1 dead, 1 injured in Friday wreck

Published Wednesday, February 18, 2015
By Jake Harris

A 17-year old boy is dead and another man is injured after the car they were traveling in struck a pipe fence and rolled over on County Road 4590 and Texas 114 near Boyd late Friday night.

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Swimming: Flying to finish – Rowden caps stellar career at fourth state meet

Swimming: Flying to finish – Rowden caps stellar career at fourth state meet

Published Wednesday, February 18, 2015
By Richard Greene

Katey Rowden can't hide her excitement over her weekend trip to Austin. "I'm so excited. I've already packed my bags."

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Blaze destroys Briar home

Blaze destroys Briar home

Published Saturday, February 14, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

A Briar family of four, soon to be five, lost their home to a fire about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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Basketball: Perfect finish – Decatur rallies to complete 8-0 run in 8-4A

Basketball: Perfect finish – Decatur rallies to complete 8-0 run in 8-4A

Published Saturday, February 14, 2015
By Richard Greene

The Decatur Lady Eagles' perfect finish in District 8-4A looked in peril with a little more than three minutes to go Tuesday night.

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Softball: Unique talent – Taylor’s humility helps in circle

Softball: Unique talent – Taylor’s humility helps in circle

Published Saturday, February 14, 2015
By Travis Lisle

A pitcher's circle can be one of the loneliest places in sports.

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Dancing with Daddy

Dancing with Daddy

Published Wednesday, February 11, 2015
By Joe Duty

Fathers and daughters flooded the Decatur Civic Center Saturday night for the 9th Annual Daddy Daughter Dance hosted by the Decatur Junior Woman’s Club.

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Horse hair thieves strike again

Horse hair thieves strike again

Published Wednesday, February 11, 2015
By Brian Knox

It appears some thieves are taking advantage of a friendly horse near Paradise.

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Basketball: Decatur’s Tate completes return with district crown

Basketball: Decatur’s Tate completes return with district crown

Published Wednesday, February 11, 2015
By Richard Greene

Last season, as the Decatur Lady Eagles knocked off Gainesville and Krum on back-to-back nights to capture the top seed out of 9-3A, Jasmyne Tate had to watch from the bench, recovering from a second knee surgery.

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Farewell to a loyal friend; Pepper’s actions, officers’ courage, celebrated

Farewell to a loyal friend; Pepper’s actions, officers’ courage, celebrated

Published Saturday, February 7, 2015
By Brian Knox

When it came time for the fight with an armed suspect hiding in the woods, Pepper did exactly what his partner/handler had trained him to do.

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Wild science: Biologists collect data to preserve turkey populations

Wild science: Biologists collect data to preserve turkey populations

Published Saturday, February 7, 2015
By Jimmy Alford

With a snap, another band is secured around the wild turkey's bare leg. A small black box containing a GPS tracker and VHF transmitter is tied on its back.

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