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Charging into future

Charging into future

Published Saturday, May 26, 2018
By Joe Duty

Graduate Maria Lopez Hernandez looks for her family while walking into the University of North Texas Coliseum during Bridgeport's commencement Tuesday.

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End of the tape: Longtime Bulls trainer to retire

End of the tape: Longtime Bulls trainer to retire

Published Wednesday, May 23, 2018
By Richard Greene

Playing high school football at Huntsville, Billy Newsom had more than his fair share of bumps and bruises.

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Baseball: Crandall stuns Decatur – Pirates mount seventh inning rally to win series

Baseball: Crandall stuns Decatur – Pirates mount seventh inning rally to win series

Published Wednesday, May 23, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Decatur had Crandall on the ropes Friday in Game 2 of the 4A Region II quarterfinal.

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New destinations: Alvord High School Destination Imagination team performing at Globals

New destinations: Alvord High School Destination Imagination team performing at Globals

Published Wednesday, May 23, 2018
By Brian Knox

Alvord High School is making history this week. For the first time, a Destination Imagination team from the school is competing at the Global Finals.

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Badge 218: Community recalls Hale’s selfless service

Badge 218: Community recalls Hale’s selfless service

Published Saturday, May 19, 2018
By Racey Burden

Friends, family and scores of law enforcement officers paid their last respects to Deputy Inspector General Richard Hale, a former Decatur police officer, Tuesday.

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Football: Paradise tabs Koch as AD – Panthers’ OC to be Gage’s replacement

Football: Paradise tabs Koch as AD – Panthers’ OC to be Gage’s replacement

Published Saturday, May 19, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Paradise ISD trustees unanimously approved Joe Koch as its next athletic director and head football coach Thursday night.

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Baseball: Crandall steals Game 1 – Decatur down 0-1 in region quarterfinals

Baseball: Crandall steals Game 1 – Decatur down 0-1 in region quarterfinals

Published Saturday, May 19, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Beau Bedford nearly pulled a rabbit out of his hat Thursday night in Game 1 of the 4A Region II quarterfinal.

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Standing strong

Standing strong

Published Wednesday, May 16, 2018
By Richard Greene

Approaching the finish line on the McCarroll Middle School track last month at Jackie's Run 5K, Angie Fowler fought her emotions with each step.

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Pageant kicks off Butterfield Stage Days

Pageant kicks off Butterfield Stage Days

Published Wednesday, May 16, 2018
By Richard Greene

Rylee Horton's smile earned her a medal and a crown as Petite Miss Butterfield Saturday morning. But it was another prize that seemed to brighten her smile.

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Track: Maddux claims bronze

Track: Maddux claims bronze

Published Wednesday, May 16, 2018
By Zach Duncan

Jadon Maddux didn't know where he stood Saturday afternoon after he crossed the finish line in the Class 4A 100 at the UIL track and field championships.

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End of watch

End of watch

Published Saturday, May 12, 2018
By Brian Knox

Officer. Investigator. Firefighter. Father. Whatever role Richard Hale was serving in, those who knew him said he performed exceptionally.

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1 dead after head-on collision

1 dead after head-on collision

Published Saturday, May 12, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Former Decatur police officer Richard Hale was killed Wednesday afternoon in a wreck on Farm Road 51 north of Decatur.

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Football: Gage to retire – Paradise coach leaves sidelines after 42 years

Football: Gage to retire – Paradise coach leaves sidelines after 42 years

Published Saturday, May 12, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Paradise athletic director and head football coach Ronnie Gage announced this week he will retire at the end of the current school year.

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In the right place: Former NFL quarterback relishes life as coach

In the right place: Former NFL quarterback relishes life as coach

Published Wednesday, May 9, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Only three players in history have ever basked in the confetti of a Super Bowl and XFL championship.

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Food trucks roll into Decatur

Food trucks roll into Decatur

Published Wednesday, May 9, 2018
By Reece Waddell

As the rain and clouds rolled away Friday, the food trucks rolled into Decatur for the second annual Eighter from Decatur Food Truck Challenge.

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Baseball: Brock overwhelms Paradise – Panthers fall in bi-district round

Baseball: Brock overwhelms Paradise – Panthers fall in bi-district round

Published Wednesday, May 9, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Mikey Passariello played with fire for the first three innings Friday against No. 2 Brock.

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Cattle hauler overturns

Cattle hauler overturns

Published Saturday, May 5, 2018
By Brian Knox

A cattle trailer hauling 99 head of cattle overturned on U.S. 380 at U.S. 81/287 in Decatur around 6 Tuesday morning.

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Sharing smiles: Longtime Shared Services director set to retire

Sharing smiles: Longtime Shared Services director set to retire

Published Saturday, May 5, 2018
By Racey Burden

For 13 years, Carla White has been a bright presence at the Wise County Olympathon, walking around to make sure the events are running smoothly and greeting the young participants.

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Track: Mitschke eyes podium in new event

Track: Mitschke eyes podium in new event

Published Saturday, May 5, 2018
By Reece Waddell

When Maddie Mitschke left Abilene Christian University last weekend, she didn't know if she would get to compete at the UIL track and field championships.

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A wish fit for a princess; Playhouse revealed for Paradise teen

A wish fit for a princess; Playhouse revealed for Paradise teen

Published Wednesday, May 2, 2018
By Brian Knox

The wooded backyard at the Roper family's Paradise home resembled something out of a fairy tale. A wish was coming true.

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