Barnyard ballers: Class of 2017 hosts slam-dunk fundraiser

Barnyard ballers: Class of 2017 hosts slam-dunk fundraiser

Published Saturday, February 6, 2016
By David Talley

The star players walked onto the court, their ears held high. The crowd went wild as 10 donkeys walked onto the gym floor at Chico Middle School Thursday night.

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Cowboy connection: White taps into business and rodeo skills for stock show job

Cowboy connection: White taps into business and  rodeo skills for stock show job

Published Saturday, February 6, 2016
By Racey Burden

For 13 years, Cal White competed in rodeos, riding bulls and living his dream of being a cowboy. Now, as assistant operations manager of the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo, White has moved to the operational side.

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Bridgeport’s own Colin Jones: ‘Bowl Bound

Bridgeport’s own Colin Jones: ‘Bowl Bound

Published Saturday, February 6, 2016
By Joe Duty

When Super Bowl 50 kicks off Sunday at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., Bridgeport's own Colin Jones will be on the field.

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2 injured in motorcycle crash

2 injured in motorcycle crash

Published Wednesday, February 3, 2016
By Brian Knox

Two Denton County motorcyclists were injured in a collision Saturday afternoon in south Wise County.

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Live from Northwest: High school newscast named one of the nation’s best

Live from Northwest: High school newscast named one of the nation’s best

Published Wednesday, February 3, 2016
By David Talley

Students yell back and forth down a hallway. They handle expensive equipment. Their instructor is nowhere in sight. It's all part of the plan.

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Swimming: Preparing for regional meet – Relay, Teter make bid for state

Swimming: Preparing for regional meet – Relay, Teter make bid for state

Published Wednesday, February 3, 2016
By Richard Greene

When Colton Teter dives into the water to swim the 50 freestyle event at Thursday's Region 2-5A Championship meet, it could be the senior's last time to do so.

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Life on edge: Kittrell learns to live with diabetes, then without

Life on edge: Kittrell learns to live with diabetes, then without

Published Saturday, January 30, 2016
By Racey Burden

There are multiple points in his life where C.J. Kittrell could have died. It's a testament to his strong support system of family and his own stubbornness that he's still alive today.

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Stovetop fire destroys kitchen

Stovetop fire destroys kitchen

Published Saturday, January 30, 2016
By David Talley

An Aurora house fire Tuesday evening produced a tall cloud of smoke visible from 10 miles away.

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Wise Stars: All-County Football

Wise Stars: All-County Football

Published Saturday, January 30, 2016
By Richard Greene

Wise Stars: All-County Football

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Car runs underneath 18-wheeler

Car runs underneath 18-wheeler

Published Wednesday, January 27, 2016
By Racey Burden

A man with serious injuries was flown from a wreck in Chico around 1:30 p.m. Monday.

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Super dream becomes reality; Bridgeport star reaches Super Bowl

Super dream becomes reality; Bridgeport star reaches Super Bowl

Published Wednesday, January 27, 2016
By Richard Greene

Under the magical glow of the Friday night lights in Bridgeport, Colin Jones shared the dream of many high school heroes of one day playing in the Super Bowl.

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Basketball: Eagles rebound quickly – Hicks pours in 28 in win over Springtown

Basketball: Eagles rebound quickly – Hicks pours in 28 in win over Springtown

Published Wednesday, January 27, 2016
By Richard Greene

Facing a Springtown team led by big men Trent Partain and Dawson Meek, the Decatur Eagles put on their running shoes.

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Standing as one: A year after K-9 officer’s death, the unit is stronger than ever

Standing as one: A year after K-9 officer’s death,  the unit is stronger than ever

Published Saturday, January 23, 2016
By Brian Knox

For Rio, her prize for doing a good job is a simple rubber ball. For the officers who work with the K-9s at the Wise County Sheriff's Office, their reward could be so much greater.

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Help needed to finance new fire hall

Help needed to finance new fire hall

Published Saturday, January 23, 2016
By David Talley

Chairs sit circled around a lone patio heater. Firefighters bundle up, standing just a little closer together.

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Basketball: Red-hot Bulls take down Eagles – Bridgeport shoots 63 percent in win

Basketball: Red-hot Bulls take down Eagles – Bridgeport shoots 63 percent in win

Published Saturday, January 23, 2016
By Richard Greene

On the way to winning the Class 4A title last season, the Bridgeport Bulls gained plenty of experience in big-game situations.

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Brotherly bond: Siblings help take care of young family member with leukemia

Brotherly bond: Siblings help take care of young family member with leukemia

Published Wednesday, January 20, 2016
By Brian Knox

A week from today, Angel Reza of Decatur will celebrate his first birthday. The first year of his life has been anything but easy.

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Seeking good homes: Dogs available for adoption at county animal shelter

Seeking good homes: Dogs available for adoption  at county animal shelter

Published Wednesday, January 20, 2016
By Racey Burden

As usual, Wise County Animal Shelter needs people willing to adopt a stray and give it a home.

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Swimming: Going medal collecting – Decatur swimmers vie for titles at district meet

Swimming: Going medal collecting – Decatur swimmers vie for titles at district meet

Published Wednesday, January 20, 2016
By Richard Greene

Allie Blevins left the District 6-5A swim meet last January with a pocket full of medals - a gold, a silver and two bronzes.

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Bomb threat disrupts final exams

Bomb threat disrupts final exams

Published Saturday, January 16, 2016
By Racey Burden

Decatur High School students and staff were evacuated from the building Wednesday morning after a bomb threat was found written on a bathroom wall.

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Lucky day: Winning lottery ticket sold in Wise County

Lucky day: Winning lottery ticket sold in Wise County

Published Saturday, January 16, 2016
By Racey Burden

To win all or a portion of the $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot required all six numbers. But matching five would still earn $1 million, and five lucky local men found out they were holding a $1 million ticket Wednesday night.

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