Bridgeport high school students get creative with parking spaces

Bridgeport high school students get creative with parking spaces

Published Saturday, September 6, 2014
By Jake Harris

Driving a car to school has long been an American rite of passage, but Bridgeport High School is taking that tradition a step further by allowing students to paint their own parking spots.

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Football: Bulls pick off ‘Jackets in 4 OTs

Football: Bulls pick off ‘Jackets in 4 OTs

Published Saturday, September 6, 2014
By Richard Greene

After the two offenses combined for more than 100 points and 1,200 yards, it was the play of Bridgeport safety Lane Morrow that finally put an end to the night.

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For Mr. Alvarado; Care center employees accept cold challenge

For Mr. Alvarado; Care center employees accept cold challenge

Published Wednesday, September 3, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

Staff members at Senior Care Health and Rehabilitation in Decatur see first-hand the effects of ALS - amyotrophic lateral sclerosis - often referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease.

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Drawn to art: Dad draws detailed masterpieces on son’s lunch bags

Drawn to art: Dad draws detailed masterpieces on son’s lunch bags

Published Wednesday, September 3, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

It started as a prank, pulled by a father on his son. It may turn into a treasured heirloom - and the continuation of a family favorite pastime.

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Football: Eagles hope for quick rebound

Football: Eagles hope for quick rebound

Published Wednesday, September 3, 2014
By Richard Greene

After watching film from the season-opening loss to Springtown, Decatur coach Mike Fuller held the same opinion Tuesday as he did leaving the field the previous Friday.

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Strings attached: Group works to build regional youth orchestra program

Strings attached: Group works to build regional youth orchestra program

Published Saturday, August 30, 2014
By Bob Buckel

They say the difference between a violin and a fiddle is simple: you play a violin on Sunday morning and a fiddle on Saturday night. But to play at all, first you have to learn.

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Fire destroys home, damages vehicles

Fire destroys home, damages vehicles

Published Saturday, August 30, 2014
By Brian Knox

Donna Walton leafed through the crisp pages of a photo album on the hood of a burned-out Volkswagen Beetle Wednesday - a day after fire destroyed a home on her family's property.

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Football: Porcupines sting Decatur, 49-21

Football: Porcupines sting Decatur, 49-21

Published Saturday, August 30, 2014
By Richard Greene

The Decatur Eagles jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first 10 minutes of the game Friday night. But in the final 38 minutes, they found few answers on either side of the ball for the Springtown Porcupines.

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Family escapes fire with lives, little else

Family escapes fire with lives, little else

Published Wednesday, August 27, 2014
By Brian Knox

A fire Sunday night has left a Newark family with next to nothing.

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Welcome back, Parkers; Sisters return to alma mater to teach, counsel

Welcome back, Parkers; Sisters return to alma mater to teach, counsel

Published Wednesday, August 27, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

The community of Boyd watched the Parker sisters grow up on the basketball court. The older two - Tara and Erica - led the Lady Yellowjackets to the state championship game in 2001.

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Football: Eagles eager for opener

Football: Eagles eager for opener

Published Wednesday, August 27, 2014
By Richard Greene

After a month of practices and two scrimmages, the Decatur Eagles will tee up the football for real Friday night.

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Far from elementary: Decatur High School junior to complete studies at college level

Far from elementary: Decatur High School junior to complete studies at college level

Published Saturday, August 23, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

Even as a tot, 16-year-old Ben Lunday of Decatur didn't give his parents the answers they expected.

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Cash for a splash: Decatur EDC looks into building water park to enhance ‘quality of life’

Cash for a splash: Decatur EDC looks into building water park to enhance ‘quality of life’

Published Saturday, August 23, 2014
By Bob Buckel

It's not a pool, but it's water - and when it's 100 degrees outside, a place to get wet is all most kids are looking for. By next summer, Decatur may have one.

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Volleyball: South Hills trips up Boyd

Volleyball: South Hills trips up Boyd

Published Saturday, August 23, 2014
By Richard Greene

After a pair of hitting errors by Fort Worth South Hills, the Boyd Lady Yellowjackets moved within a point of closing out the match Tuesday in the fourth set.

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Celebrating Back to School

Celebrating Back to School

Published Wednesday, August 20, 2014
By Joe Duty

Debbie Frie jokes about pulling her hair out as she, along with other school employees across the county, frantically prepare for students to arrive next week.

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Football: Eagles find mixed results in scrimmage

Football: Eagles find mixed results in scrimmage

Published Wednesday, August 20, 2014
By Richard Greene

In their first live action of the fall, the Decatur Eagles showed mixed results against preseason 4A Division I top-10 Kennedale Friday.

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Swimming: Swimmers fill pool in growing program

Swimming: Swimmers fill pool in growing program

Published Wednesday, August 20, 2014
By David Talley

The lap pool at Fit-N-Wise is in danger of overflowing. A strong influx of new swimmers has threatened to fill the pool to its edges.

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Making the most of every day

Making the most of every day

Published Saturday, August 16, 2014
By Jake Harris

Harley Don Baker walked into a Starbucks in Euless on a Wednesday afternoon looking healthy and fit. He's 28 now - 26 years removed from the liver transplant that changed his life, made it possible for him to have a life.

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Fingerprint system making its mark on local crime

Fingerprint system making its mark on local crime

Published Saturday, August 16, 2014
By Brian Knox

Most of us focus on what is taken from a crime scene. Tim Lamkin focuses on what was left behind. Specifically, fingerprints.

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Cross Country: Chasing new goals; Martinez matches talent with dedication

Cross Country: Chasing new goals; Martinez matches talent with dedication

Published Saturday, August 16, 2014
By Richard Greene

As a freshman, on talent alone, Marco Martinez qualified for the region cross country meet.

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