Decatur man wins Chisholm Trail Days art contest

Decatur man wins Chisholm Trail Days art contest

Published Wednesday, August 24, 2016
By David Talley

A mounted cowboy carefully drives a lively herd of cattle down a gravel road, his quiet resolve offsetting the hectic chore. Behind him, two pickups keep the caravan in check.

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Volleyball: Boyd enters 3A poll

Volleyball: Boyd enters 3A poll

Published Wednesday, August 24, 2016
By Richard Greene

After securing their second straight tournament title over the weekend, the Boyd Lady Yellowjackets entered the Texas Girls Coaches Association's Class 3A top 10 Monday.

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Back to Books

Back to Books

Published Wednesday, August 24, 2016
By Joe Duty

Kylie Pickard and Grace Henson peek over their books early Tuesday morning at Chico Elementary.

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Life through death: Organ donor’s impact felt through lives he touched

Life through death: Organ donor’s impact felt through lives he touched

Published Saturday, August 20, 2016
By Racey Burden

More than a year before his death, Johnathan McKibben asked his father out of the blue, "How do you feel about donating your organs when you die?"

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Read and roll: Book mobile puts a fun spin on reading

Read and roll: Book mobile puts a fun spin on reading

Published Saturday, August 20, 2016
By Racey Burden

The shelves are stocked, colorful fuzzy carpets laid down, bean bag chairs ready for students to sit in. The Bridgeport Bulls Book Bus is rolling out.

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Football: Family affair – Gages coach against each other for the first time

Football: Family affair – Gages coach against each other for the first time

Published Saturday, August 20, 2016
By Richard Greene

As the Paradise Panthers broke the huddle and lined up for plays Thursday, S&S coach James Gage anticipated almost every play his defense was about to encounter.

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Two killed in wrong-way wreck

Two killed in wrong-way wreck

Published Wednesday, August 17, 2016
By Racey Burden

Two people died in a two-vehicle accident just north of Rhome on U.S. 81/287 around 5 a.m. Sunday.

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Baking for Backpacks: Northwest senior creates recipe for helping others

Baking for Backpacks: Northwest senior creates recipe for helping others

Published Wednesday, August 17, 2016
By Racey Burden

In the past seven years, one Northwest student raised money to give more than 800 of her peers free backpacks.

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Football: Indoor exhibition – Storms force scrimmage inside

Football: Indoor exhibition – Storms force scrimmage inside

Published Wednesday, August 17, 2016
By Richard Greene

Thunderstorms forced the Decatur Eagles indoors for their first scrimmage Friday against Liberty Christian.

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Volleyball: Sissies take down Paradise

Volleyball: Sissies take down Paradise

Published Saturday, August 13, 2016
By Richard Greene

The Bridgeport Sissies didn't start the season the way they wanted, falling behind 11-3 in the opening set Tuesday against Paradise.

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The feeding dead: Family builds apocalyptic food truck to serve community

The feeding dead: Family builds apocalyptic food truck to serve community

Published Saturday, August 13, 2016
By David Talley

A black bus creaks into town as passersby crane their necks to see inside. Are those zombies or the Sombathys?

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Pickup runs under truck, 2 injured

Pickup runs under truck, 2 injured

Published Saturday, August 13, 2016
By David Talley

Two people were injured in an accident on U.S. 380 east of Decatur around 9 a.m. Friday.

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Man dies following wreck

Man dies following wreck

Published Wednesday, August 10, 2016
By Richard Greene

A Lubbock man died following a two-vehicle crash on Business U.S. 380 at Deer Park Road in Decatur Monday evening.

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Fire destroys home in Decatur

Fire destroys home in Decatur

Published Wednesday, August 10, 2016
By Richard Greene

Fire tore through a house at 405 East Walker St. in Decatur Saturday afternoon.

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Football: Hitting the ground running – Offense gives glimpse of depth

Football: Hitting the ground running – Offense gives glimpse of depth

Published Wednesday, August 10, 2016
By Richard Greene

The Decatur Eagles put their offensive firepower on display Saturday night during the Blue/White scrimmage.

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Drought conditions return

Drought conditions return

Published Saturday, August 6, 2016
By Racey Burden

As temperatures hover around triple digits, southern Wise County is seeing a rise in the drought index.

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Starting on the right foot; Bulldog band starts summer rehearsals with new assistant director

Starting on the right foot; Bulldog band starts summer rehearsals with new assistant director

Published Saturday, August 6, 2016
By David Talley

From across the band hall, the haunting lyrics of Gary Jules' song "Mad World" can be heard above the sound of a metronome. Students move fluidly to the song's rhythm, limbering up for another day's rehearsal.

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Volleyball: Decatur’s Worley serves up solid start

Volleyball: Decatur’s Worley serves up solid start

Published Saturday, August 6, 2016
By Richard Greene

Kelsie Worley tested her jump serve in the Decatur Lady Eagles' first scrimmage of the season Friday.

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Pets perish in house fire

Pets perish in house fire

Published Wednesday, August 3, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Multiple pets died in a house fire early Sunday morning on Lone Trail outside Rhome.

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Riding into the sunset; County loses law enforcement legend

Riding into the sunset; County loses law enforcement legend

Published Wednesday, August 3, 2016
By Brian Knox

The Wise County law enforcement community has lost what one fellow officer calls a "legend."

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