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Making run at record; Boyd quartet takes aim at mark set in 1992

Making run at record; Boyd quartet takes aim at mark set in 1992

Published Wednesday, March 26, 2014
By Richard Greene

In eighth grade, Shay Dodson and his classmates started eyeballing the school records set by previous Boyd athletes on the track.

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DISD hires new AD

DISD hires new AD

Published Saturday, March 22, 2014
By Richard Greene

Mike Fuller is the new leader of the Eagles. After taking Colleyville Heritage to seven straight playoff appearances and compiling a record of 60-19, Fuller accepted the head football coach and athletic director job at Decatur Thursday night.

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Learning water is precious

Learning water is precious

Published Saturday, March 22, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

In observation of World Water Day, which is Saturday, third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students at Young Elementary School in Decatur carried buckets of water for about a mile through the outdoor learning center and around the school Friday.

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Persistence pays off; Senior makes most of first chance for playing time

Persistence pays off; Senior makes most of first chance for playing time

Published Saturday, March 22, 2014
By Richard Greene

After nearly being cut as a freshman and rarely getting on the field as a junior due to an injury, Josh Jones never quit believing in himself.

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Blaze devours home

Blaze devours home

Published Wednesday, March 19, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

Fire ravaged a home just north of the Square in Decatur Tuesday afternoon.

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Rain-slick roads prove hazardous

Rain-slick roads prove hazardous

Published Wednesday, March 19, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

Two men were injured Saturday afternoon in a one-vehicle rollover in Rhome, just as showers slid into Wise County.

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Still Swinging: Injury, position change fail to slow Barnhill’s bat

Still Swinging: Injury, position change fail to slow Barnhill’s bat

Published Wednesday, March 19, 2014
By Richard Greene

Neither a knee injury nor a change in positions has slowed Brianna Barnhill - or most importantly, her bat.

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Dueling affidavits: Hearing Wednesday means removal, or trial, for Ross

Dueling affidavits: Hearing Wednesday means removal, or trial, for Ross

Published Saturday, March 15, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

Suspended Wise County Commissioner Terry Ross next week will be either permanently removed from office or granted a jury trial.

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Sports medicine goes moto

Sports medicine goes moto

Published Saturday, March 15, 2014
By Brandon Evans

Tommy Maxey's arms didn't feel right after buzzing and roaring around the bumps, jumps and turns of the dirt track at the 38th annual FMF GNC International Motocross Final Friday morning at Oak Hill Motocross.

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Eagles head into 9-3A after wins

Eagles head into 9-3A after wins

Published Saturday, March 15, 2014
By Richard Greene

With his team clinging to a one-run lead in the sixth against Springtown Thursday, Nick Trachta finally gave the Decatur Eagles some breathing room.

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Up in smoke: Heater likely cause of outbuilding blaze

Up in smoke: Heater likely cause of outbuilding blaze

Published Wednesday, March 12, 2014
By Richard Greene

Fire tore through an outbuilding behind a residence at 502 W. Brady St. in Decatur Saturday evening.

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Wreck ends in injury, arrest

Wreck ends in injury, arrest

Published Wednesday, March 12, 2014
By Richard Greene

One teenaged boy was injured and another arrested after a single-vehicle accident in the Caddo-LBJ National Grasslands Monday night.

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Meadows, Panthers mow down Alvord

Meadows, Panthers mow down Alvord

Published Wednesday, March 12, 2014
By Richard Greene

Seeing the weather forecast for Monday's District 9-2A opener, Paradise ace Dillon Meadows' spirits perked up.

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Discovered resources: Petroleum landman helps woman find family

Discovered resources: Petroleum landman helps woman find family

Published Saturday, March 8, 2014
By Brandon Evans

It all started with a little sliver of land in Conroe. "My grandfather Pappy had some property down there," said Sherry Crowell.

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No way out: Kids, adults look for rescue from bullying

No way out: Kids, adults look for rescue from bullying

Published Saturday, March 8, 2014
By Bob Buckel

"I can't take it anymore. I cannot take the pressure of being bullied anymore."

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Starring in new role: As one of the few returning starters, Samples takes over as leader

Starring in new role: As one of the few returning starters, Samples takes over as leader

Published Saturday, March 8, 2014
By Richard Greene

Since joining the Bridgeport Bulls lineup as a freshman, Alex Samples has always had plenty of others to look up to.

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No runoff needed; Clark gets majority in 3-man race

No runoff needed; Clark gets majority in 3-man race

Published Wednesday, March 5, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

The Decatur Visitors Center erupted in whistles and cheers as the final numbers in the Republican primary were posted Tuesday night.

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Kennedy wins Republican primary, Ross finishes 3rd

Kennedy wins Republican primary, Ross finishes 3rd

Published Wednesday, March 5, 2014
By Brandon Evans

Three ballot boxes from Precinct 4 were the last to trickle in Tuesday night.

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Rowe withstands challenge in clerk’s race

Rowe withstands challenge in clerk’s race

Published Wednesday, March 5, 2014
By Bob Buckel

By the time the final box came in Tuesday night, District Clerk Brenda Rowe was ready to go back to work.

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Youth Fair workout

Youth Fair workout

Published Saturday, March 1, 2014
By Brandon Evans

Despite living much of their lives inside barns and pens, the animals bound for the Wise County Youth Fair undergo a more rigorous exercise regimen than most people.

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