Celebrating history: Juneteenth reunites members of community

Celebrating history: Juneteenth reunites members of community

Published Wednesday, June 20, 2018
By Racey Burden

Mike Bell remembers the heyday of Juneteenth celebrations in Decatur.

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Karate kids: Tournament raises funds for children’s cancer treatment

Karate kids: Tournament raises funds for children’s cancer treatment

Published Wednesday, June 20, 2018
By Racey Burden

More than 140 competitors faced off at the fifth annual Monica Lopez Invitational Karate Tournament June 2, raising money to help pay for kids' cancer treatments.

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Golf: Hole-in-one – Decatur grad gets special Father’s Day gift

Golf: Hole-in-one – Decatur grad gets special Father’s Day gift

Published Wednesday, June 20, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Kris Handlon got an early Father's Day present last Friday.

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5 hurt in 3-vehicle crash

5 hurt in 3-vehicle crash

Published Saturday, June 16, 2018
By Richard Greene

Five people were transported to area hospitals Thursday morning from a three-vehicle accident on Farm Road 407, just east of the BNSF railroad tracks near the Dollar General in New Fairview.

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Steady market: New, existing home prices rise in first quarter

Steady market: New, existing home prices rise in first quarter

Published Saturday, June 16, 2018
By Richard Greene

Last year, Mark Southard's Malibu Homes built 15 homes. Through the first six months of this year, the custom home builder said he's on pace to double that number.

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Motocross: Taking to the track – New Oak Hill owners welcome riders

Motocross: Taking to the track – New Oak Hill owners welcome riders

Published Saturday, June 16, 2018
By Richard Greene

With their two sons, Damien and Cameron, racing, Monique and Kevin Coleman were used to spending weekends at motocross tracks.

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Still on call: Wood honored for 50 years as firefighter

Still on call: Wood honored for 50 years as firefighter

Published Wednesday, June 13, 2018
By Brian Knox

For 50 years, Paul Wood has been there to answer the call when help is needed in the Boonsville area.

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Taking a different course; Off-roaders hit OHV Park at night

Taking a different course; Off-roaders hit OHV Park at night

Published Wednesday, June 13, 2018
By Reece Waddell

As the sun went down Saturday night, visitors from across the Metroplex rolled into Northwest OHV Park for its all-night ride.

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Football: Summer showdown – Wise County players to compete in Oil Bowl

Football: Summer showdown – Wise County players to compete in Oil Bowl

Published Wednesday, June 13, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Seven Wise County athletes will compete in the 81st Oil Bowl Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Wichita Falls.

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Standoff ends after 5 hours

Standoff ends after 5 hours

Published Saturday, June 9, 2018
By Racey Burden

A five-hour standoff between a Decatur man and police ended peacefully just after noon Friday morning.

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The heat is on

The heat is on

Published Saturday, June 9, 2018
By Brian Knox

If May was any indication, we might be in for a hot, dry summer.

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Baseball: Eaton one win from state title

Baseball: Eaton one win from state title

Published Saturday, June 9, 2018
By Reece Waddell

In just their second season playing at the varsity level, the Eaton Eagles now have the opportunity to play for something else.

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Family seeks justice for murder victim

Family seeks justice for murder victim

Published Wednesday, June 6, 2018
By Brian Knox

Ten members of Ruben Dunlap's family filled up half of the first two rows of benches in 271st District Court in Decatur Monday morning.

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Whitehorse wins PBR Challenge

Whitehorse wins PBR Challenge

Published Wednesday, June 6, 2018
By Richard Greene

Keyshawn Whitehorse turned in a clutch ride in the championship round to win the J.W. Hart PBR Challenge Saturday at the Wise County Fairgrounds and earn a showdown with Seven Dust.

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Rodeo: Saddle up – Boyd junior defends all-around title

Rodeo: Saddle up – Boyd junior defends all-around title

Published Wednesday, June 6, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Hadley Miller wasted no time adding three more saddles to his already extensive collection.

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2 killed, 7 hurt

2 killed, 7 hurt

Published Saturday, June 2, 2018
By Brian Knox

Two wrecks within an hour and a couple of miles of each other Thursday evening killed two people and sent another seven to area hospitals.

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Bus wreck injures 7 students

Bus wreck injures 7 students

Published Saturday, June 2, 2018
By Richard Greene

Seven Justin Elementary students were transported to local hospitals from the scene of a school bus rollover on Farm Road 407 near Bill Cook Road Tuesday afternoon.

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Football: Building winners – Koch takes on newest project

Football: Building winners – Koch takes on newest project

Published Saturday, June 2, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Joe Koch had to take a moment to figure out exactly how many seasons he's spent in the coaching business.

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Strength through service; King praises vets, helpful citizens

Strength through service; King praises vets, helpful citizens

Published Wednesday, May 30, 2018
By Brian Knox

Local veterans and citizens gathered at the Wise County Veterans Memorial Park in Decatur Monday morning to remember those who died while serving their country.

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Working into dreams: Boyd student shapes up to meet military requirements

Working into dreams: Boyd student shapes up to meet military requirements

Published Wednesday, May 30, 2018
By Richard Greene

Erinest Solley dreams of entering the Air Force and working in a tactical position, calling in air strikes and then ultimately joining a SWAT team.

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