Planting successful seeds: Farming dreams keep high school graduate close to home

Planting successful seeds: Farming dreams keep high school graduate close to home

Published Wednesday, May 22, 2019
By Austin Jackson

After strapping on well-worn boots, home school senior Clayton Taylor ventures out into a black sky, surrounded by thousands of acres of green and gold.

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Charging into future

Charging into future

Published Wednesday, May 22, 2019
By Richard Greene

The Bridgeport Class of 2019 toss their hats in the air at the end of commencement Saturday at UNT's Coliseum.

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Walker named Pitcher of the Year: Lady Bulldogs, Lady Dragons earn all-district honors

Walker named Pitcher of the Year: Lady Bulldogs, Lady Dragons earn all-district honors

Published Wednesday, May 22, 2019
By Reece Waddell

Alvord senior Kinly Walker was named District 12-2A Pitcher of the Year after helping the Lady Bulldogs win their first bi-district title since 2016.

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Making a murder trial: Criminal forensics students litigate for justice

Making a murder trial: Criminal forensics students litigate for justice

Published Saturday, May 18, 2019
By Austin Jackson

A student sat handcuffed, awaiting his fate, as the prosecution and defense teams presented their arguments Tuesday.

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Top gun: Decatur resident named 2019 FAA National Flight Instructor of the year

Top gun: Decatur resident named 2019 FAA National Flight Instructor of the year

Published Saturday, May 18, 2019
By Austin Jackson

Inside a hangar lined with single-engine beauties, Gary Reeves, a goateed man wearing glasses and pink from shirt to shoe, deftly takes a pilot through his paces.

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One step away: Chism, Lady Eagles eye state bid

One step away: Chism, Lady Eagles eye state bid

Published Saturday, May 18, 2019
By Reece Waddell

One win from the state tournament last year, Decatur entered the second game of the 4A Region II final with plenty of momentum.

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Council awards facade grants for work on Halsell

Council awards facade grants for work on Halsell

Published Wednesday, May 15, 2019
By Austin Jackson

Following more than $1 million in repairs and improvements to buildings along Halsell Street, the city of Bridgeport is paying a local developer back for his work in improving the look of downtown Bridgeport.

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Staging a delightful detour

Staging a delightful detour

Published Wednesday, May 15, 2019
By Austin Jackson

The 37th Butterfield Stage Days Festival had to pull an audible due to early morning rains, but the show went on after a brief delay Saturday, switching locations from Harwood Park to a fete of along Halsell Street.

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Highland hoopla

Highland hoopla

Published Wednesday, May 15, 2019
By Austin Jackson

Heavy Athletics was on display at the Texas Scottish Festival last weekend in Decatur’s Wise County Fairgrounds.

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2 hurt in hit-and-run

2 hurt in hit-and-run

Published Saturday, May 11, 2019
By Brian Knox

A hit-and-run accident south of Alvord sent two people to the hospital Thursday morning.

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A flame that didn’t die: Woman overcomes injury, gender norms to become welder

A flame that didn’t die: Woman overcomes injury, gender norms to become welder

Published Saturday, May 11, 2019
By Austin Jackson

At dawn, beyond the rain soaked gravel of the Crown Fabrication and Design warehouse in Decatur, a crew with sleep fresh on their eyes gets to work.

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Right at home: Decatur catcher shines despite rare trait

Right at home: Decatur catcher shines despite rare trait

Published Saturday, May 11, 2019
By Reece Waddell

J.T. Smith has gotten used to the stares, questions and funny reactions through the years.

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Sweet new gig: gogo couple tweaks recipe for success with Bakeshop

Sweet new gig: gogo couple tweaks recipe for success with Bakeshop

Published Wednesday, May 8, 2019
By Kristen Tribe

An older, local man wandered in to gogo gumbo for dinner around 5 on a Friday night, not long after the restaurant first opened.

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Relay under the roof: Despite location change, fundraiser deemed a success

Relay under the roof: Despite location change, fundraiser deemed a success

Published Wednesday, May 8, 2019
By Brian Knox

The threat of inclement weather couldn't stop this year's Wise County Relay for Life. But it did cause a last-minute location change.

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Abrupt ending: Boyd blows series lead, falls to Bowie in bi-district

Abrupt ending: Boyd blows series lead, falls to Bowie in bi-district

Published Wednesday, May 8, 2019
By Reece Waddell

When Boyd's season began in early February, the Yellowjackets' new field was still under construction.

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Man rescued from floodwaters

Man rescued from floodwaters

Published Saturday, May 4, 2019
By Richard Greene

A man was rescued from floodwaters Wednesday after his truck was swept off County Road 1895, as heavy rains pounded Wise County for a second straight night.

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Back off his feet: Community helps local veteran after flood

Back off his feet: Community helps local veteran after flood

Published Saturday, May 4, 2019
By Austin Jackson

In April, fast moving water rushed through a rented home in Alvord and took a lifetime of possessions from Army Sgt. Wilmer Valles.

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Photo Finish: 2019 Wise County State Track Qualifiers

Photo Finish: 2019 Wise County State Track Qualifiers

Published Saturday, May 4, 2019
By Reece Waddell

Photo Finish: 2019 Wise County State Track Qualifiers

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Giving back: Retired Army Major wounded in Iraq gives gift of service dogs to veterans

Giving back: Retired Army Major wounded in Iraq gives gift of service dogs to veterans

Published Wednesday, May 1, 2019
By Austin Jackson

Breakfast arrives right on time for eight labrador retrievers.

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One step away: Thomas advances to state

One step away: Thomas advances to state

Published Wednesday, May 1, 2019
By Reece Waddell

Battling to get back to the state meet for the second straight year, Alvord's Christina Thomas spun and uncorked a throw that sailed into the morning sky.

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