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Past meets the future at new school office

Past meets the future at new school office

Published Saturday, March 1, 2014
By Brian Knox

Walking through Decatur ISD's new administration offices Thursday, Superintendent Rod Townsend said he thought the building probably had enough room to handle 40 years of growth in the district.

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Eagles come up short against Lone Star

Eagles come up short against Lone Star

Published Saturday, March 1, 2014
By Richard Greene

Decatur and Frisco Lone Star matched each other shot-for-shot through two-and-a-half quarters.

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New Fairview fire guts couple’s home, truck

New Fairview fire guts couple’s home, truck

Published Wednesday, February 26, 2014
By Brian Knox

For Joe and Patricia Applewhite, it seemed one moment they were unloading groceries and the next, everything they owned was consumed by fire.

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Falling to earth: Looking back at tragedy

Falling to earth: Looking back at tragedy

Published Wednesday, February 26, 2014
By Brandon Evans

With his final gasps, the pilot repeated the same question, over and over. "Did I miss the little town? Did I miss the little town?"

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Crowd pleaser: Walker sinks game-winner with 9 seconds left

Crowd pleaser: Walker sinks game-winner with 9 seconds left

Published Wednesday, February 26, 2014
By Richard Greene

Dallas Roosevelt defenders took away his first option, so with his team down by one, Philip Walker improvised.

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2 die in Sunset blaze

2 die in Sunset blaze

Published Saturday, February 22, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

Two people were killed in a two-structure fire in Sunset early Thursday morning.

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Bombs away: Unique vehicles highlight Swap Meet

Bombs away: Unique vehicles highlight Swap Meet

Published Saturday, February 22, 2014
By Brian Knox

All manner of tricked-out golf carts, Gators and mini-motorcycles buzz around the dusty grounds of the Decatur Swap Meet.

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Speeding forward: Hard-throwing Meadows leads Panthers into junior year

Speeding forward: Hard-throwing Meadows leads Panthers into junior year

Published Saturday, February 22, 2014
By Richard Greene

On a cool night in the season opener Tuesday, Dillon Meadows lit up the radar gun at 89.

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Thrown to the Lions; Candidates talk at forum

Thrown to the Lions; Candidates talk at forum

Published Wednesday, February 19, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

The Bridgeport Lions Club packed the house Monday night for a primary election candidate forum.

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Parents want closed-campus lunch at high school

Parents want closed-campus lunch at high school

Published Wednesday, February 19, 2014
By Brian Knox

Three parents who spoke at Monday's Decatur School Board meeting want the district to change its open-campus lunch policy at the high school.

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Breaking hearts: Mayfield sinks game-winner at buzzer for area title

Breaking hearts: Mayfield sinks game-winner at buzzer for area title

Published Wednesday, February 19, 2014
By Richard Greene

With the Decatur Lady Eagles down two as the final seconds ticked off, Sidney Carter found Makayla Mayfield on the left wing.

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Boyd High School students rally to show support

Boyd High School students rally to show support

Published Saturday, February 15, 2014
By Richard Greene

When describing her friend ShyAnn Hooper, Boyd High School sophomore Linsey Chancellor quickly recalled her smile.

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Keeping busy: Paradise Councilman enjoys wood shop hobby

Keeping busy: Paradise Councilman enjoys wood shop hobby

Published Saturday, February 15, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

The warmer temperatures in the weekend forecast enabled Wise County residents to plan for yard work, barbecues and time outside.

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Big things in small package; Boyd’s little catcher packs powerful punch

Big things in small package; Boyd’s little catcher packs powerful punch

Published Saturday, February 15, 2014
By Richard Greene

Savannah Foster proudly points out that she hit the 5-foot mark last year - but she remains a far-from-intimidating figure.

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Story heads for Frisco

Story heads for Frisco

Published Wednesday, February 12, 2014
By Richard Greene

Since 1999, Kyle Story has roamed the Decatur Eagles' sidelines, compiling 109 wins and leading the football program to seven district titles.

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Icy roads endanger drivers

Icy roads endanger drivers

Published Wednesday, February 12, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

Old Man Winter seems to have settled in Wise County.

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Bracing for best: Despite knee injury, Anderle helps Dragons to the playoffs

Bracing for best: Despite knee injury, Anderle helps Dragons to the playoffs

Published Wednesday, February 12, 2014
By Richard Greene

Before practice begins Monday, one of the Chico players bounces the ball hard off the hardwood. Marshall Anderle glides through the air, catching it in stride before slamming it home.

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Teen dies in house fire

Teen dies in house fire

Published Saturday, February 8, 2014
By Brandon Evans

Tragedy struck a family, community and school in the early-morning hours Thursday when a house fire claimed the life of a 14-year-old boy.

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The hand they were dealt; Couple sustains faith, humor in spite of disease threatening their son

The hand they were dealt; Couple sustains faith, humor in spite of disease threatening their son

Published Saturday, February 8, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

A keen sense of humor and optimism have helped Heathe and Jenna (Renfro) Heller of Nocona cope with the kind of news every parent dreads.

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Back to shooting: Graham returns to court after injury

Back to shooting: Graham returns to court after injury

Published Saturday, February 8, 2014
By Richard Greene

In the closing seconds of a victory last January against Sanger, Murphy Graham made a steal and drove to the basket for a layup.

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