Family survives harrowing fire

Family survives harrowing fire

Published Wednesday, September 2, 2015
By Travis Lisle

For a Newark family, a peaceful night's sleep turned into a life-changing nightmare last week when Tina Dyer woke to the violent crackling and hissing of a house fire.

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Tough Tank: K-9 partners with Boyd officer to make drug arrests

Tough Tank: K-9 partners with Boyd officer to make drug arrests

Published Wednesday, September 2, 2015
By Rachael Ussery

Meet Boyd's newest addition to the police department - Tank. He has a variety of different collars, his own officer identification card and a full-time job sniffing out illegal drugs.

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Football: Winning start – Victory scores first varsity win

Football: Winning start – Victory scores first varsity win

Published Wednesday, September 2, 2015
By Travis Lisle

Victory Christian's first game as a varsity team ended with a win when Justin McBride intercepted a pitch and took it 23 yards into the end zone at the end of the third quarter.

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Child injured in house fire

Child injured in house fire

Published Saturday, August 29, 2015
By Travis Lisle

An 11-year-old boy was badly burned in a fire that destroyed a mobile home on County Road 4875 in Newark just after 2 a.m. Friday.

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Fighting for peace: Bell works to improve race relations

Fighting for peace: Bell works to improve race relations

Published Saturday, August 29, 2015
By Travis Lisle

As a leader in Wise County's black community, Mike Bell has seen the demise of race relations throughout the country that have sparked riots, murders and unrest.

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Football: No Questions – McAlister leads Eagles’ charge to victory

Football: No Questions – McAlister leads Eagles’ charge to victory

Published Saturday, August 29, 2015
By Richard Greene

Going into the week, Payton McAlister was questionable with a rib injury.

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Truck rolls over, driver uninjured

Truck rolls over, driver uninjured

Published Wednesday, August 26, 2015
By Travis Lisle

An 18-wheeler rolled over Sunday while exiting U.S. 81/287 North to get to U.S. 380 in Decatur.

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Back-to-school butterflies

Back-to-school butterflies

Published Wednesday, August 26, 2015
By Joe Duty

School bells rang across Wise County this week signaling the start of the 2015-16 school year.

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Football: Fearless Vaughan leads Decatur defense

Football: Fearless Vaughan leads Decatur defense

Published Wednesday, August 26, 2015
By Richard Greene

Cole Vaughan knows only one way to play linebacker - fearlessly.

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Downtown discovery: Construction crew finds old machine parts

Downtown discovery: Construction crew finds old machine parts

Published Saturday, August 22, 2015
By Racey Burden

Construction workers digging along Halsell Street Friday morning unearthed a trove of old machine parts, left under the road for an unknown reason.

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Something fishy is brewing on Facebook

Something fishy is brewing on Facebook

Published Saturday, August 22, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Sometimes things get out of hand. For months Wise County Judge J.D. Clark and Weatherford College President Dr. Kevin Eaton have been arguing about the college branch campus maintenance tax rate, which funds the local campus.

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Football: Impressive showing – Yellowjackets dominate scrimmage against Lake Worth

Football: Impressive showing – Yellowjackets dominate scrimmage against Lake Worth

Published Saturday, August 22, 2015
By Travis Lisle

The Boyd Yellowjackets looked in mid-season form Thursday against Lake Worth.

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Fire destroys home, displaces family

Fire destroys home, displaces family

Published Wednesday, August 19, 2015
By Richard Greene

Fire destroyed a double-wide mobile home at 311 North Ewing in Boyd Saturday morning, displacing a family.

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Wanted: Loving families; Shelter extends adoption event, seeks to place dogs and cats

Wanted: Loving families; Shelter extends adoption event, seeks to place dogs and cats

Published Wednesday, August 19, 2015
By Racey Burden

While many families brought home a furry friend this weekend, the Wise County Animal Control Shelter still has future pets awaiting adoption.

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Cross Country: Blazing starts – Kyle, Cullop set fast paces in time trial

Cross Country: Blazing starts – Kyle, Cullop set fast paces in time trial

Published Wednesday, August 19, 2015
By Richard Greene

On her way to finishing second in Class 4A last fall at the University Interscholastic League cross country championships, Jessica Kyle ran an 11:48.

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Boyd artist wins inaugural Chisholm Trail Days Art Contest

Boyd artist wins inaugural Chisholm Trail Days Art Contest

Published Saturday, August 15, 2015
By David Talley

Like Wise County, Boyd artist Cat Lafitte has history with the Chisholm Trail.

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Carrying notes, trays; Singing waitresses add to experience at Sweetie Pie’s

Carrying notes, trays; Singing waitresses add to experience at Sweetie Pie’s

Published Saturday, August 15, 2015
By David Talley

While dining at Sweetie Pie's Ribeyes on the Decatur Square, guests are often treated to another specialty - singing.

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Volleyball: Sissies drop openers – Paradise sweeps Bridgeport

Volleyball: Sissies drop openers – Paradise sweeps Bridgeport

Published Saturday, August 15, 2015
By Travis Lisle

Bridgeport couldn't find consistency in their opening two matches at home Tuesday night against Sanger and Paradise.

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1 killed, 2 injured in 3-vehicle accident

1 killed, 2 injured in 3-vehicle accident

Published Wednesday, August 12, 2015
By David Talley

A Bridgeport man was killed in a three-vehicle accident east of Chico Friday evening.

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2 injured in motorcycle crash

2 injured in motorcycle crash

Published Wednesday, August 12, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

A Springtown husband and wife were seriously injured Sunday morning when they laid their motorcycle down to avoid hitting barricades on Farm Road 730 north of Decatur.

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