Greenwood-Slidell Volunteer Fire Department nets major grant

Greenwood-Slidell Volunteer Fire Department nets major grant

Published Saturday, September 3, 2016
By David Talley

Seconds count in firefighting - whether the department is paid or volunteer. Hesitating means losing ground to a blaze that may threaten property or lives.

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Football: Alvarado turns over Decatur, 35-32

Football: Alvarado turns over Decatur, 35-32

Published Saturday, September 3, 2016
By Richard Greene

The Decatur Eagles’ explosive offense couldn’t overcome five turnovers, including a pair in the first quarter that put them in a 21-0 hole.

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New numbers corroborate Parr’s lack of service

New numbers corroborate Parr’s lack of service

Published Wednesday, August 31, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Mandy Hays responded Monday to an open records request with numbers indicating the Wise County Sheriff's Office served almost all the court's civil papers on behalf of Constable Doug Parr over a two-and-a-half year period.

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Football: Eagles look ahead to next challenge – Decatur not hung up on opening win

Football: Eagles look ahead to next challenge – Decatur not hung up on opening win

Published Wednesday, August 31, 2016
By Richard Greene

With an eye-popping 74 points and 783 yards, the Decatur Eagles set the bar pretty high for their offense in the season-opening win Friday night.

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Trail daze

Trail daze

Published Wednesday, August 31, 2016
By Joe Duty

Adam Strahan of Decatur leaps off his horse to tackle a steer in no time at the Chisholm Trail Days Rodeo.

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Unserved: Questions arise over constable’s work and expenses

Unserved: Questions arise over constable’s work and expenses

Published Saturday, August 27, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Precinct 3 Constable Doug Parr's county charge accounts remain frozen because he has not addressed issues with inventory as he promised earlier this summer.

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Football: Fast start – Eagles explode for 74 points in win

Football: Fast start – Eagles explode for 74 points in win

Published Saturday, August 30, 2016
By Richard Greene

The Decatur Eagles entered the season expecting to feature an explosive offense behind the returning duo of Tyler Ticknor and Payton McAlister.

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Decatur man wins Chisholm Trail Days art contest

Decatur man wins Chisholm Trail Days art contest

Published Wednesday, August 24, 2016
By David Talley

A mounted cowboy carefully drives a lively herd of cattle down a gravel road, his quiet resolve offsetting the hectic chore. Behind him, two pickups keep the caravan in check.

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Volleyball: Boyd enters 3A poll

Volleyball: Boyd enters 3A poll

Published Wednesday, August 24, 2016
By Richard Greene

After securing their second straight tournament title over the weekend, the Boyd Lady Yellowjackets entered the Texas Girls Coaches Association's Class 3A top 10 Monday.

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Back to Books

Back to Books

Published Wednesday, August 24, 2016
By Joe Duty

Kylie Pickard and Grace Henson peek over their books early Tuesday morning at Chico Elementary.

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Life through death: Organ donor’s impact felt through lives he touched

Life through death: Organ donor’s impact felt through lives he touched

Published Saturday, August 20, 2016
By Racey Burden

More than a year before his death, Johnathan McKibben asked his father out of the blue, "How do you feel about donating your organs when you die?"

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Read and roll: Book mobile puts a fun spin on reading

Read and roll: Book mobile puts a fun spin on reading

Published Saturday, August 20, 2016
By Racey Burden

The shelves are stocked, colorful fuzzy carpets laid down, bean bag chairs ready for students to sit in. The Bridgeport Bulls Book Bus is rolling out.

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Football: Family affair – Gages coach against each other for the first time

Football: Family affair – Gages coach against each other for the first time

Published Saturday, August 20, 2016
By Richard Greene

As the Paradise Panthers broke the huddle and lined up for plays Thursday, S&S coach James Gage anticipated almost every play his defense was about to encounter.

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Two killed in wrong-way wreck

Two killed in wrong-way wreck

Published Wednesday, August 17, 2016
By Racey Burden

Two people died in a two-vehicle accident just north of Rhome on U.S. 81/287 around 5 a.m. Sunday.

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Baking for Backpacks: Northwest senior creates recipe for helping others

Baking for Backpacks: Northwest senior creates recipe for helping others

Published Wednesday, August 17, 2016
By Racey Burden

In the past seven years, one Northwest student raised money to give more than 800 of her peers free backpacks.

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Football: Indoor exhibition – Storms force scrimmage inside

Football: Indoor exhibition – Storms force scrimmage inside

Published Wednesday, August 17, 2016
By Richard Greene

Thunderstorms forced the Decatur Eagles indoors for their first scrimmage Friday against Liberty Christian.

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Volleyball: Sissies take down Paradise

Volleyball: Sissies take down Paradise

Published Saturday, August 13, 2016
By Richard Greene

The Bridgeport Sissies didn't start the season the way they wanted, falling behind 11-3 in the opening set Tuesday against Paradise.

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The feeding dead: Family builds apocalyptic food truck to serve community

The feeding dead: Family builds apocalyptic food truck to serve community

Published Saturday, August 13, 2016
By David Talley

A black bus creaks into town as passersby crane their necks to see inside. Are those zombies or the Sombathys?

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Pickup runs under truck, 2 injured

Pickup runs under truck, 2 injured

Published Saturday, August 13, 2016
By David Talley

Two people were injured in an accident on U.S. 380 east of Decatur around 9 a.m. Friday.

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Man dies following wreck

Man dies following wreck

Published Wednesday, August 10, 2016
By Richard Greene

A Lubbock man died following a two-vehicle crash on Business U.S. 380 at Deer Park Road in Decatur Monday evening.

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