Golf: Zero handicap – How golf got Josh Tankersley back on his feet

Golf: Zero handicap – How golf got Josh Tankersley back on his feet

Published Wednesday, June 17, 2015
By Travis Lisle

Josh Tankersley doesn't like to talk about how he got his injuries, although he is asked frequently.

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Caveman Crawl

Caveman Crawl

Published Wednesday, June 17, 2015
By Joe Duty

More than 500 racers converged on Bridgeport OHV Park Saturday to compete in the fifth annual Caveman Crawl.

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Growing a hobby: Fire chief fine-tunes wine making, wins international competition

Growing a hobby: Fire chief fine-tunes wine making, wins international competition

Published Saturday, June 13, 2015
By Racey Burden

Mike Richardson has worked as a fire chief for years, first in Grapevine and currently in Decatur, but now he has another title to add to his resume - international award-winning winemaker.

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Brother plans trans-Pacific graduation surprise

Brother plans trans-Pacific graduation surprise

Published Saturday, June 13, 2015
By Richard Greene

Walking down the steps of the stage at Boyd's Yellowjacket Stadium after receiving her diploma, Bailey Smith found an unexpected graduation gift waiting - her brother.

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Racing: Fast Lane – Kam Kartway holds invitational

Racing: Fast Lane – Kam Kartway holds invitational

Published Saturday, June 13, 2015
By Travis Lisle

During a summer Friday night in Boyd, the roar of big-engined stock cars on the dirt track of Boyd Raceway can be heard for miles.

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Sun shines for Sonflower; Special needs campers blossom at annual summer event

Sun shines for Sonflower; Special needs campers blossom at annual  summer event

Published Wednesday, June 10, 2015
By Racey Burden

Andrea Duwe moved throughout the crowd as the "Hokey Pokey" played, pausing to touch a shoulder or a shake a hand, a bright smile on her face.

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WPAG brings ‘Pocahontas’ to the stage

WPAG brings ‘Pocahontas’ to the stage

Published Wednesday, June 10, 2015
By Racey Burden

The Wise Performing Arts Guild presents "Pocahontas" at the Decatur High School Theatre June 12-14.

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Golf: Hot putter leads Read to win – Reed, Sanchez capture victories with playoffs

Golf: Hot putter leads Read to win – Reed,  Sanchez capture victories with playoffs

Published Wednesday, June 10, 2015
By Richard Greene

Bridgeport's Lexi Read got hot with the putter on the back nine Monday afternoon, posting a 3-under par after the turn to win the first stop of the North Texas Junior Golf Tour.

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Maternal Instinct: Sister watches the brother she’s raised graduate

Maternal Instinct: Sister watches the brother she’s raised graduate

Published Saturday, June 6, 2015
By Richard Greene

Sequoia Smith's cap and gown hung in the entryway of the Sears' home, along with the seven graduation cords that were to drape around his broad shoulders Friday night.

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Running: Dallas Marathon founder dies

Running: Dallas Marathon founder dies

Published Saturday, June 6, 2015
By Richard Greene

On National Running Day Wednesday, the man that established two of North Texas' longest running institutions - the Dallas Marathon and Dallas Running Club - died in Decatur.

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Educational Milestone

Educational Milestone

Published Saturday, June 6, 2015
By Joe Duty

Friends and family watch kindergarten graduates receive their diplomas Tuesday night at Young Elementary in Decatur.

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Rising danger: Flooding leads to rescues, relocations

Rising danger: Flooding leads to rescues, relocations

Published Wednesday, June 3, 2015
By Brian Knox

600. That was the number of sandbags dozens of Runaway Bay-area residents helped Herman White fill for about seven hours on Friday night.

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Lee, Nunes, Hart prove to be up to ‘Challenge’

Lee, Nunes, Hart prove to be up to ‘Challenge’

Published Wednesday, June 3, 2015
By Brian Knox

This year's J.W. Hart PBR Challenge event in Decatur provided plenty of drama with strong showings by local bull riders.

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Rodeo: Fast Paced – Melvin handles rodeo’s demands

Rodeo: Fast Paced – Melvin handles rodeo’s demands

Published Wednesday, June 3, 2015
By Travis Lisle

Some enter into the rodeo life on their own, while others, like Paradise's Katlyn Melvin, are born into it.

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Spillway open, lake closed; Water district takes action to avoid flooding

Spillway open, lake closed; Water district takes action to avoid flooding

Published Saturday, May 30, 2015
By Racey Burden

The spillway at Lake Bridgeport opened Wednesday after the lake reached its conservation level of 836 feet for the first time since August 2010.

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Truck fire closes highway

Truck fire closes highway

Published Saturday, May 30, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

An early morning truck fire left part of heavily-traveled northbound U.S. 81/287 in Decatur shut down most of Wednesday.

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Football: Dream come true – Wilson starts as Chico AD

Football: Dream come true – Wilson starts as Chico AD

Published Saturday, May 30, 2015
By Travis Lisle

After 20 years of coaching, Lane Wilson finally realized his dream of becoming a head football coach and athletic director when the Chico ISD Board of Trustees voted him into the position Tuesday.

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Remembering the fallen; Veterans’ families connect on Memorial Day

Remembering the fallen; Veterans’ families connect on Memorial Day

Published Wednesday, May 27, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Tresa Lawson and her son, Aaron, drove seven hours from Anacoco, La., to attend Monday's Memorial Day ceremony.

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Wreck kills 2

Wreck kills 2

Published Wednesday, May 27, 2015
By David Talley

Two people were killed Friday afternoon in a car wreck on Texas 199, one mile west of Farm Road 920 in Wise County.

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Baseball: End of the road – Late Lindsay rally closes out Alvord

Baseball: End of the road – Late Lindsay rally closes out Alvord

Published Wednesday, May 27, 2015
By Travis Lisle

Alvord's season ended after two losses to Lindsay Friday night in Ponder.

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