The fair judge: John Fostel remembered for humor, firmness on bench

The fair judge: John Fostel remembered for humor, firmness on bench

Published Wednesday, June 7, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

John Fostel, who served as judge of the 271st Judicial District since 1995, died unexpectedly Friday in a Fort Worth hospital. His sudden illness and death stunned friends and family and left the Wise County Courthouse in solemn silence.

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Hanging on: Lowe wins J.W. Hart PBR Challenge

Hanging on: Lowe wins J.W. Hart PBR Challenge

Published Wednesday, June 7, 2017
By Brian Knox

After coming up limping following his successful ride in the first round of Saturday's J.W. Hart PBR Challenge, Mason Lowe indicated he was good to go.

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Rollover injures 1

Rollover injures 1

Published Wednesday, June 7, 2017
By Brian Knox

One person was injured in a one-vehicle wreck Monday morning south of Decatur.

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Teen ejected, killed in crash

Teen ejected, killed in crash

Published Saturday, June 4, 2017
By Racey Burden

A teenager was killed Friday afternoon in a rollover wreck on U.S. 81/287 south of Alvord.

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5 hurt in crash

5 hurt in crash

Published Saturday, June 4, 2017
By Brian Knox

Five people were taken to the hospital following a two-vehicle wreck on a rain-slicked road in Rhome Friday afternoon.

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Baseball: An unpleasant ending – Hawks dominate game 1

Baseball: An unpleasant ending – Hawks dominate game 1

Published Saturday, June 4, 2017
By Brian Knox

Decatur knew going into the first game of their regional final series against Texarkana Pleasant Grove Wednesday night in Tyler they had to stay away from giving up the big inning.

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Some gave all; Crowd honors those killed in service

Some gave all; Crowd honors those killed in service

Published Wednesday, May 31, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Judge Melton Cude reminded everyone to "remember to remember" at Monday's Memorial Day program at the Wise County Veterans Memorial Park in Decatur.

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Baseball: Eagles prepare for region final

Baseball: Eagles prepare for region final

Published Wednesday, May 31, 2017
By Richard Greene

The Decatur Eagles are one step away from the program's first state tournament appearance.

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End of an Era

End of an Era

Published Wednesday, May 31, 2017
By Joe Duty

Boyd High School graduate Cheyenne Rose smiles during the school's graduation ceremony at J.G. Cartwright Field at Yellowjacket Stadium Friday.

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Man injured in motorcycle wreck

Man injured in motorcycle wreck

Published Saturday, May 27, 2017
By David Talley

One man was severely injured when he wrecked his motorcycle into a barbed wire fence on County Road 1590 about a mile west of Alvord Thursday afternoon.

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Million-dollar men: Charity to hit milestone with J.W. Hart PBR Challenge

Million-dollar men: Charity to hit milestone with J.W. Hart PBR Challenge

Published Saturday, May 27, 2017
By Racey Burden

WC Challenger Charities is on track to pass the $1 million mark this year.

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Baseball: One step away – Elder pitches Eagles into region final

Baseball: One step away – Elder pitches Eagles into region final

Published Saturday, May 27, 2017
By Richard Greene

Bryce Elder walked the leadoff hitter and fell behind the second batter while trying to adjust to the mound at Rockwall High School Wednesday night.

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Storm damages buildings in Slidell

Storm damages buildings in Slidell

Published Wednesday, May 24, 2017
By Richard Greene

Mayra Calderon woke up early Tuesday morning to lightning flashes and the sound of thunder and couldn't get back to sleep.

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Couple injured in wreck with tanker truck

Couple injured in wreck with tanker truck

Published Wednesday, May 24, 2017
By Richard Greene

A Louisiana couple was transported to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth Friday night from an accident on U.S. 81/287 just south of Alvord in front of the Navigator Truck Stop.

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Baseball: Rising to occasion – Terrell lifts Eagles to fourth round

Baseball: Rising to occasion – Terrell lifts Eagles to fourth round

Published Wednesday, May 24, 2017
By Richard Greene

Jaxon Terrell found out he would be getting the ball shortly before the start of the third and deciding game Saturday.

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Home destroyed in fire

Home destroyed in fire

Published Saturday, May 20, 2017
By David Talley

A family lost their home in the 130 block of Private Road 1311 to a large fire Thursday morning.

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All in the family; Sisters follow father into law

All in the family; Sisters follow father into law

Published Saturday, May 20, 2017
By Racey Burden

From an early age, the Simpson sisters were immersed in the world of law.

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Baseball: Break in the action – Eagles trail 3-1 in opening game

Baseball: Break in the action – Eagles trail 3-1 in opening game

Published Saturday, May 20, 2017
By Richard Greene

Down to their final three outs Thursday night, Mother Nature gave the Decatur Eagles a break of 20-plus hours to come up with a plan to score a pair of runs and avoid a loss in game one of the Class 4A Region II quarterfinals.

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Man killed in head-on collision

Man killed in head-on collision

Published Wednesday, May 17, 2017
By David Talley

One man was killed Tuesday afternoon when his motorcycle was struck head-on by an SUV on Farm Road 730 near County Road 4765 south of Boyd.

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Track: Silver lining – Roof closes career with silver medal in hurdles

Track: Silver lining – Roof closes career with silver medal in hurdles

Published Wednesday, May 17, 2017
By Zach Duncan

Kayson Roof left Mike A. Myers Stadium with no regrets Friday night.

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