Summer will feature another hot item: meals

Summer will feature another hot item: meals

Published Wednesday, June 4, 2014
By Brian Knox

Hungry children in Decatur will have a new option for hot meals this summer. And the best part is, it's free.

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Kicking cancer: More than 140 karate competitors come together to support Monica Lopez

Kicking cancer: More than 140 karate competitors come together to support Monica Lopez

Published Wednesday, June 4, 2014
By Jimmy Alford

In karate, the kiai, or battle cry, is meant to intimidate or startle an opponent. As a lifelong martial arts student, Monica Lopez is no stranger to the kiai.

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So long, Mr. Clark; Teacher, students grew up together

So long, Mr. Clark; Teacher, students grew up together

Published Saturday, May 31, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

A boisterous, energetic group of boys invades J.D. Clark's classroom at Bowie High School, lunch bags in hand.

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Thursday crash injures 1

Thursday crash injures 1

Published Saturday, May 31, 2014
By Brian Knox

A Boyd man was injured in a wreck late Thursday night in south Wise County.

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Schmucker heads to Panhandle

Schmucker heads to Panhandle

Published Saturday, May 31, 2014
By Richard Greene

After guiding the Lady Bulldogs to five straight playoff appearances, including a pair of trips to the Class 2A Region II final, Rob Schmucker is leaving the Alvord bench.

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In Memory

In Memory

Published Wednesday, May 28, 2014
By Joe Duty

Veterans share a bond that can't be broken. Many gathered at Wise County Memorial Day ceremonies Saturday and Monday to honor their fallen comrades.

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Crash kills 2, injures 5

Crash kills 2, injures 5

Published Wednesday, May 28, 2014
By Brian Knox

Two people were killed and five more sent to area hospitals when a car collided with a pair of motorcycles near Slidell Sunday afternoon.

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Mauney, Harris face off in PBR Challenge

Mauney, Harris face off in PBR Challenge

Published Wednesday, May 28, 2014
By Richard Greene

The reigning champions of the PBR and PRCA will settle the debate of who is the top bull rider - at least for one night - Saturday in Decatur.

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Fresh memories, eternal sacrifice; Veteran who jumped at Normandy died April 30

Fresh memories, eternal sacrifice; Veteran who jumped at Normandy died April 30

Published Wednesday, May 24, 2014
By Bob Buckel

Most of his life, Gerald Counts did not have time for wartime memories. He was too busy.

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Two injured in Thursday collision

Two injured in Thursday collision

Published Wednesday, May 24, 2014
By Richard Greene

One woman was flown to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth following a two-vehicle accident around noon Thursday at the intersection of U.S. 81/287 and Farm Road 1810 in Decatur.

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Kicking around the globe; Soccer took Book on amazing journey, to America

Kicking around the globe; Soccer took Book on amazing journey, to America

Published Wednesday, May 24, 2014
By Richard Greene

After a youth soccer game in his native Sweden, a spectator told a 19-year-old Jan Book to respond to a newspaper ad looking for talented young players for a professional league team that was starting in Dallas.

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Fire claims family’s home

Fire claims family’s home

Published Wednesday, May 21, 2014
By Richard Greene

A family lost its home in a fire west of Chico Sunday evening.

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Decatur EDC honors community’s movers, builders, leaders

Decatur EDC honors community’s movers, builders, leaders

Published Wednesday, May 21, 2014
By Bob Buckel

Appreciation was indeed the theme of Monday night's Business Appreciation Dinner, hosted by the Decatur Economic Development Corp. (EDC) at the Decatur Civic Center.

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Wilson brings home saddle; Decatur sophomore wins steer wrestling season title

Wilson brings home saddle; Decatur sophomore wins steer wrestling season title

Published Wednesday, May 21, 2014
By Richard Greene

Finishing behind his brother Colton last year as a freshman, Chase Wilson entered the high school rodeo season with something to prove.

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Early-morning blaze destroys vacant Decatur house

Early-morning blaze destroys vacant Decatur house

Published Wednesday, May 14, 2014
By Richard Greene

Fire ripped through a vacant house east of Decatur on County Road 4511 early Thursday morning.

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Man vs. Steer: WC Challenger Charities plans Celebrity Steer Riding for PBR event

Man vs. Steer: WC Challenger Charities plans Celebrity Steer Riding for PBR event

Published Wednesday, May 14, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

Six local men have stepped up to the chute and agreed to take a wild ride for charity.

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Barnett hopes to build on year

Barnett hopes to build on year

Published Wednesday, May 14, 2014
By Richard Greene

Clay Barnett gained valuable experience last year, taking over at quarterback as a sophomore for the Boyd Yellowjackets.

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Lightning ignites 2 blazes

Lightning ignites 2 blazes

Published Wednesday, May 14, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

Monday afternoon's thunderstorms brought much-needed rain to Wise County, but also intense lightning that started at least two fires.

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Decatur’s Rivera rallies to capture 800 title

Decatur’s Rivera rallies to capture 800 title

Published Wednesday, May 14, 2014
By Richard Greene

With 300 meters left in the 3A 800-meter finals, Brandon Rivera's quest for a gold medal looked to be in jeopardy as Taylor's Mylik Kerley built a 50-meter lead.

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Freier flies to third gold medal

Freier flies to third gold medal

Published Wednesday, May 14, 2014
By Richard Greene

Northwest's Desiree Freier cleared the bar only once Saturday - but that was enough to put her back on top of the medal stand.

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