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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Former mayor, attorney dies; Woodruff remembered for service to country, county

Former mayor, attorney dies; Woodruff remembered for service to country, county

Published Wednesday, May 2, 2018
By Racey Burden

W.B. Woodruff, former Decatur mayor and longtime attorney who mentored three judges, died Friday.

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Softball: Trouble in Paradise – Eastland knocks Lady Panthers out of playoffs

Softball: Trouble in Paradise – Eastland knocks Lady Panthers out of playoffs

Published Wednesday, May 2, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Brynna Foster proved to be too much for the Paradise Lady Panthers in the 3A Region I bi-district round.

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Heroin found in traffic stop valued at $2M

Heroin found in traffic stop valued at $2M

Published Saturday, April 28, 2018
By Brian Knox

A traffic stop on U.S. 380 near Decatur Thursday night resulted in the discovery of more than 11 kilograms of heroin.

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Paving her own way; Decatur senior accepted into Harvard

Paving her own way; Decatur senior accepted into Harvard

Published Saturday, April 28, 2018
By Racey Burden

Maddi Waskom will not only be the first person in her family to go college, she is also headed for the Ivy League.

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Softball: Back on track – Lady Panthers clinch playoff berth, knock off Boyd and Bowie

Softball: Back on track – Lady Panthers clinch playoff berth, knock off Boyd and Bowie

Published Saturday, April 28, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Nearly one month ago, the Paradise Lady Panthers were 6-1 in District 8-3A. The Lady Panthers then lost six of their last eight games and found themselves in a three-way tie with Boyd and Bowie for the final two playoffs spots out of 8-3A.

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Dates to remember: Family celebrates 5-year cancer-free

Dates to remember: Family celebrates 5-year cancer-free

Published Wednesday, April 25, 2018
By Richard Greene

Nearly every day on the dry erase calendar on the Garcias' refrigerator is filled with ballgames for their son Camden or daughter Adriann.

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Magical lessons: Teachers execute STARR prep with a twist

Magical lessons: Teachers execute STARR prep with a twist

Published Wednesday, April 25, 2018
By Richard Greene

On the far west end of Prairie View Elementary School and through a red brick wall in the hallway, a magical land full of wizards comes alive.

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Track: Mad Mak – Decatur freshman fuels emotions into gold

Track: Mad Mak – Decatur freshman fuels  emotions into gold

Published Wednesday, April 25, 2018
By Reece Waddell

Decatur's Makenna Gantt trailed by a foot going into her final attempt in the shot put at the District 9-4A meet two weeks ago at Argyle.

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Board closes Decatur high school campus for lunch

Board closes Decatur high school campus for lunch

Published Saturday, April 21, 2018
By Richard Greene

Decatur High School students will have a closed campus for lunch next school year.

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Vision in pink: Annual fundraiser, fashion show sells out

Vision in pink: Annual fundraiser, fashion show sells out

Published Saturday, April 21, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

Wise Health Foundation's Dazzle Me Pink fashion show and luncheon raised more than $62,000 for Wise Health System's Women's Health Services and Mary's Gift.

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Track: Strong finish – Eagles take second in area meet

Track: Strong finish – Eagles take second in area meet

Published Saturday, April 21, 2018
By Reece Waddell

After sweeping the District 9-4A meet last week at Argyle, Decatur posted another strong effort Wednesday at the 4A Region II 9/10 area meet.

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Degrees of faith: Sheriff recalls Waco seige

Degrees of faith: Sheriff recalls Waco seige

Published Wednesday, April 18, 2018
By Brian Knox

Two small puffs of smoke. It caught the eye of Sgt. Lane Akin and his fellow Texas Rangers stationed about 400 yards south of the Branch Davidian Compound around midday on April 19, 1993.

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Crowd braves cold for Jackie’s Run

Crowd braves cold for Jackie’s Run

Published Wednesday, April 18, 2018
By Richard Greene

A brisk, cold north wind greeted runners at McCarroll Middle School Saturday morning for the Fit-N-Wise Run Fest and Jackie's Run 5K, but it didn't damper spirits.

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Soccer: One step short – Bridgeport drops OT thriller to San Elizario in region final

Soccer: One step short – Bridgeport drops OT thriller to San Elizario in region final

Published Wednesday, April 18, 2018
By Reece Waddell

With neither side able to find a goal in the first 80 minutes, Bridgeport and San Elizario went to overtime Saturday in the 4A Region I final.

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