Soaring to a 2nd state title; Decatur defeats Argyle in 4A volleyball championship

Soaring to a 2nd state title; Decatur defeats Argyle in 4A volleyball championship

Published Wednesday, November 26, 2014
By Richard Greene

When sophomore Courtnie Roberts' tip found an open spot on the floor, the Decatur Lady Eagles stormed the court at Curtis Culwell Center in Garland Saturday afternoon.

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Sobering evening: MADD class highlights danger of drunk driving

Sobering evening: MADD class highlights danger of drunk driving

Published Wednesday, November 26, 2014
By Bob Buckel

The courtroom at the Wise County Jail was almost full last Wednesday. A few people sat together - two girls who looked like they were still in high school, a married couple - but most tried to get a little space around them.

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Football: Turnovers sink Yellowjackets in area round

Football: Turnovers sink Yellowjackets in area round

Published Wednesday, November 26, 2014
By Bob Buckel

On a wet, sloppy day, in a game delayed three hours by lightning, the Boyd Yellowjackets came in as two-touchdown underdogs to Shallowater Saturday in Abilene.

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True blue: Decatur faithful cheer volleyball team on its way to state competition

True blue: Decatur faithful cheer volleyball team on its way to state competition

Published Saturday, November 22, 2014
By Richard Greene

Carrying signs for her daughters, Maclaine and Caroline, Amy Lowery walked into the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland Friday afternoon after a hurried couple of days.

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Decatur teen injured in wreck

Decatur teen injured in wreck

Published Saturday, November 22, 2014
By Brian Knox

A Decatur teenager was flown to a Fort Worth hospital following a single vehicle wreck Thursday night north of Decatur.

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Football: Mustangs stampede Bulls 46-14

Football: Mustangs stampede Bulls 46-14

Published Saturday, November 22, 2014
By Jake Harris

The Bridgeport Bulls (8-4, 4-2) ended their season with a whimper at Tarleton State University's Memorial Stadium Friday night, as the Sweetwater Mustangs won the area title 46-14.

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Fantastic Four: Decatur senior quartet tries to lead Lady Eagles to second crown

Fantastic Four: Decatur senior quartet tries to lead  Lady Eagles to second crown

Published Wednesday, November 19, 2014
By Richard Greene

The statistics, accolades, wins and titles tell a story of unparalleled success for the quartet of Caroline Lowery, Cooper Martin, Makayla Mayfield and Stormi Leonard. But it's friendship that powers the success of Decatur's "Fantastic Four."

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Early morning fire ‘suspicious’

Early morning fire ‘suspicious’

Published Wednesday, November 19, 2014
By Bob Buckel

When a home that hasn't been occupied in more than 10 days, and has no gas or electric service, catches on fire in the middle of the night, it's suspicious.

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Football: Catching on – Holdman becomes instant threat for Bulls in first season

Football: Catching on – Holdman becomes instant threat for Bulls in first season

Published Wednesday, November 19, 2014
By Jake Harris

If you're a high school wide receiver with 19 touchdowns, more than 1,000 yards receiving and 215 yards rushing on the season, it's safe to assume that you've been playing organized football most of your life.

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Fire razes north Wise home

Fire razes north Wise home

Published Saturday, November 15, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

A blaze devoured a home northwest of Alvord early Wednesday morning after a chicken brooder inside the house caught fire.

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Football: Tough sting – Yellowjackets steal game in 4 OTs

Football: Tough sting – Yellowjackets steal game in 4 OTs

Published Saturday, November 15, 2014
By Richard Greene

Kaegun Williams made it a long night for the Decatur Eagles with his legs and hands. But it was the Stephenville sophomore's arm that finally beat the Eagles Friday night in the fourth overtime.

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Volleyball: Lowery lifts Lady Eagles to regional finals – Hitter buries 12 kills in win

Volleyball: Lowery lifts Lady Eagles to regional finals – Hitter buries 12 kills in win

Published Saturday, November 15, 2014
By Richard Greene

The Decatur Lady Eagles struggled to break out of an early slumber Friday afternoon against Big Spring until Caroline Lowery delivered a wake-up call late in the first set.

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Veterans are ‘people of love’

Veterans are ‘people of love’

Published Wednesday, November 12, 2014
By Brian Knox

Those who attended Tuesday's ceremony at the Wise County Veterans Memorial Park sacrificed their warmth during the 30-minute program.

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Cross Country: Silver wings – Kyle brings home medal

Cross Country: Silver wings – Kyle brings home medal

Published Wednesday, November 12, 2014
By Richard Greene

In a crowded, tough field, Decatur junior Jessica Kyle patiently waited for her opportunity Saturday before going on the attack.

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Volleyball: Lady Eagles dispose of Iowa Park in 3

Volleyball: Lady Eagles dispose of Iowa Park in 3

Published Wednesday, November 12, 2014
By Bob Buckel

The Decatur Lady Eagles continued their defense of last year's state championship with a solid 25-5, 25-16, 25-8 win over Iowa Park in the Class 4A Region I area match Saturday at Jacksboro.

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Tractor operator dies in accident

Tractor operator dies in accident

Published Saturday, November 8, 2014
By Brian Knox

A man operating a tractor at a construction site at a private residence near Boyd was killed Wednesday morning when the tractor tipped over.

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Lions and tigers and llamas, oh my! New ‘family’ members await visitors at CARE Fall Festival

Lions and tigers and llamas, oh my! New ‘family’ members await visitors at CARE Fall Festival

Published Saturday, November 8, 2014
By Brian Knox

The CARE family is having an open house, of sorts, at their Bridgeport home the next two weekends. It promises to be a wild time.

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Football: Slipping away – Graham scores twice in 46 seconds, forces OT, takes title

Football: Slipping away – Graham scores twice in 46 seconds, forces OT, takes title

Published Saturday, November 8, 2014
By Richard Greene

The Decatur Eagles appeared on their way to a 4-4A Division I title Friday after Payton McAlister's fifth touchdown of the night with 5:06 left. But the Eagles couldn't get to the finish line.

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Republicans sweep: Kennedy wins Precinct 4 by 2,050 votes

Republicans sweep: Kennedy wins Precinct 4 by 2,050 votes

Published Wednesday, November 5, 2014
By Jake Harris

The Wise County Precinct 4 County Commissioner's race was decided early Tuesday night.

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Wreck near Chico kills 1, injures 1

Wreck near Chico kills 1, injures 1

Published Wednesday, November 5, 2014
By Brian Knox

A Decatur man was killed Saturday night in a single-vehicle wreck near Chico.

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