First responders honored for their service

First responders honored for their service

Published Saturday, September 13, 2014
By Brian Knox

Local first responders are to be commended for their selfless and dedicated service, something we should all strive to imitate.

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Muscle memory: Chico students support MDA to honor friend

Muscle memory: Chico students support MDA to honor friend

Published Saturday, September 13, 2014
By Bob Buckel

Kids change a lot between the eighth grade and their senior year in high school.

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Football: Bulls tame Wildcats for 1st home win

Football: Bulls tame Wildcats for 1st home win

Published Saturday, September 13, 2014
By Jake Harris

It was a battle of offenses Friday night in Bridgeport as the Bulls won their first home game of the season against the Godley Wildcats 53-48.

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1 dies in 4-vehicle wreck

1 dies in 4-vehicle wreck

Published Wednesday, September 10, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

A Rhome woman was killed in a four-vehicle wreck on Texas 114, just east of the Wise/Denton County line Monday afternoon.

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Doctor Walker celebrates 25 years of service

Doctor Walker celebrates 25 years of service

Published Wednesday, September 10, 2014
By Jake Harris

Dr. Jon Walker celebrated his 25th year of practice in Wise County in August, and he's showing no signs of slowing down.

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Roller Hockey: Storming Europe

Roller Hockey: Storming Europe

Published Wednesday, September 10, 2014
By Jimmy Alford

Long practices and years of preparation have led up to this moment. Two Wise County roller hockey players will strap on their skates, don their pads and head into the rink for an international battle that only takes place every two years.

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Decatur truck fire ties up traffic

Decatur truck fire ties up traffic

Published Saturday, September 6, 2014
By Brian Knox

An 18-wheeler crashed and burst into flames Wednesday afternoon in Decatur, causing major traffic issues that spilled over onto three major roadways in the county.

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Bridgeport high school students get creative with parking spaces

Bridgeport high school students get creative with parking spaces

Published Saturday, September 6, 2014
By Jake Harris

Driving a car to school has long been an American rite of passage, but Bridgeport High School is taking that tradition a step further by allowing students to paint their own parking spots.

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Football: Bulls pick off ‘Jackets in 4 OTs

Football: Bulls pick off ‘Jackets in 4 OTs

Published Saturday, September 6, 2014
By Richard Greene

After the two offenses combined for more than 100 points and 1,200 yards, it was the play of Bridgeport safety Lane Morrow that finally put an end to the night.

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For Mr. Alvarado; Care center employees accept cold challenge

For Mr. Alvarado; Care center employees accept cold challenge

Published Wednesday, September 3, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

Staff members at Senior Care Health and Rehabilitation in Decatur see first-hand the effects of ALS - amyotrophic lateral sclerosis - often referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease.

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Drawn to art: Dad draws detailed masterpieces on son’s lunch bags

Drawn to art: Dad draws detailed masterpieces on son’s lunch bags

Published Wednesday, September 3, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

It started as a prank, pulled by a father on his son. It may turn into a treasured heirloom - and the continuation of a family favorite pastime.

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Football: Eagles hope for quick rebound

Football: Eagles hope for quick rebound

Published Wednesday, September 3, 2014
By Richard Greene

After watching film from the season-opening loss to Springtown, Decatur coach Mike Fuller held the same opinion Tuesday as he did leaving the field the previous Friday.

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Strings attached: Group works to build regional youth orchestra program

Strings attached: Group works to build regional youth orchestra program

Published Saturday, August 30, 2014
By Bob Buckel

They say the difference between a violin and a fiddle is simple: you play a violin on Sunday morning and a fiddle on Saturday night. But to play at all, first you have to learn.

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Fire destroys home, damages vehicles

Fire destroys home, damages vehicles

Published Saturday, August 30, 2014
By Brian Knox

Donna Walton leafed through the crisp pages of a photo album on the hood of a burned-out Volkswagen Beetle Wednesday - a day after fire destroyed a home on her family's property.

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Football: Porcupines sting Decatur, 49-21

Football: Porcupines sting Decatur, 49-21

Published Saturday, August 30, 2014
By Richard Greene

The Decatur Eagles jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first 10 minutes of the game Friday night. But in the final 38 minutes, they found few answers on either side of the ball for the Springtown Porcupines.

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Family escapes fire with lives, little else

Family escapes fire with lives, little else

Published Wednesday, August 27, 2014
By Brian Knox

A fire Sunday night has left a Newark family with next to nothing.

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Welcome back, Parkers; Sisters return to alma mater to teach, counsel

Welcome back, Parkers; Sisters return to alma mater to teach, counsel

Published Wednesday, August 27, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

The community of Boyd watched the Parker sisters grow up on the basketball court. The older two - Tara and Erica - led the Lady Yellowjackets to the state championship game in 2001.

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Football: Eagles eager for opener

Football: Eagles eager for opener

Published Wednesday, August 27, 2014
By Richard Greene

After a month of practices and two scrimmages, the Decatur Eagles will tee up the football for real Friday night.

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Far from elementary: Decatur High School junior to complete studies at college level

Far from elementary: Decatur High School junior to complete studies at college level

Published Saturday, August 23, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

Even as a tot, 16-year-old Ben Lunday of Decatur didn't give his parents the answers they expected.

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Cash for a splash: Decatur EDC looks into building water park to enhance ‘quality of life’

Cash for a splash: Decatur EDC looks into building water park to enhance ‘quality of life’

Published Saturday, August 23, 2014
By Bob Buckel

It's not a pool, but it's water - and when it's 100 degrees outside, a place to get wet is all most kids are looking for. By next summer, Decatur may have one.

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