Blaze destroys Briar home

Blaze destroys Briar home

Published Saturday, February 14, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

A Briar family of four, soon to be five, lost their home to a fire about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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Basketball: Perfect finish – Decatur rallies to complete 8-0 run in 8-4A

Basketball: Perfect finish – Decatur rallies to complete 8-0 run in 8-4A

Published Saturday, February 14, 2015
By Richard Greene

The Decatur Lady Eagles' perfect finish in District 8-4A looked in peril with a little more than three minutes to go Tuesday night.

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Softball: Unique talent – Taylor’s humility helps in circle

Softball: Unique talent – Taylor’s humility helps in circle

Published Saturday, February 14, 2015
By Travis Lisle

A pitcher's circle can be one of the loneliest places in sports.

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Dancing with Daddy

Dancing with Daddy

Published Wednesday, February 11, 2015
By Joe Duty

Fathers and daughters flooded the Decatur Civic Center Saturday night for the 9th Annual Daddy Daughter Dance hosted by the Decatur Junior Woman’s Club.

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Horse hair thieves strike again

Horse hair thieves strike again

Published Wednesday, February 11, 2015
By Brian Knox

It appears some thieves are taking advantage of a friendly horse near Paradise.

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Basketball: Decatur’s Tate completes return with district crown

Basketball: Decatur’s Tate completes return with district crown

Published Wednesday, February 11, 2015
By Richard Greene

Last season, as the Decatur Lady Eagles knocked off Gainesville and Krum on back-to-back nights to capture the top seed out of 9-3A, Jasmyne Tate had to watch from the bench, recovering from a second knee surgery.

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Farewell to a loyal friend; Pepper’s actions, officers’ courage, celebrated

Farewell to a loyal friend; Pepper’s actions, officers’ courage, celebrated

Published Saturday, February 7, 2015
By Brian Knox

When it came time for the fight with an armed suspect hiding in the woods, Pepper did exactly what his partner/handler had trained him to do.

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Wild science: Biologists collect data to preserve turkey populations

Wild science: Biologists collect data to preserve turkey populations

Published Saturday, February 7, 2015
By Jimmy Alford

With a snap, another band is secured around the wild turkey's bare leg. A small black box containing a GPS tracker and VHF transmitter is tied on its back.

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Basketball: Long way back – After multiple injuries, Gordon returns to form for Boyd

Basketball: Long way back – After multiple injuries, Gordon returns to form for Boyd

Published Saturday, February 7, 2015
By Travis Lisle

A four-year window is all you get in high school sports.

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Man loses home in Monday fire

Man loses home in Monday fire

Published Wednesday, February 4, 2015
By Jake Harris

A Cottondale man lost everything in a fire that destroyed his mobile home Monday morning.

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Wreck on FM 51 sends 5 to hospital

Wreck on FM 51 sends 5 to hospital

Published Wednesday, February 4, 2015
By Richard Greene

Five men were taken by ambulance to area hospitals following a violent head-on collision on Farm Road 51 near County Road 2320 between Decatur and Slidell Saturday night.

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Basketball: Taking a different course – After a year off, Lamirand returns with renewed fire

Basketball: Taking a different course – After a year off, Lamirand returns with renewed fire

Published Wednesday, February 4, 2015
By Richard Greene

As a freshman, Cade Lamirand chose to take a different course and left the basketball court to focus on golf.

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K-9 officer, suspect killed in shooting

K-9 officer, suspect killed in shooting

Published Saturday, January 31, 2015
By Brian Knox

Pepper may have only served the Wise County Sheriff's Office for a few weeks, but his actions Wednesday are being credited for saving the lives of up to five officers. Unfortunately, it cost him his life.

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Back in the saddle: Recovered from a brutal accident, rider sets sights on Oklahoma competition

Back in the saddle: Recovered from a brutal accident, rider sets sights on Oklahoma competition

Published Saturday, January 31, 2015
By Jake Harris

Ask any parent who lets their child participate in sports, and they'll tell you their biggest fear is seeing their child get hurt.

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All-Wise Football: Peak Performers

All-Wise Football: Peak Performers

Published Saturday, January 31, 2015
By Richard Greene

All-Wise Football: Peak Performers

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Heart of a Champion: Wise County Youth Fair adds special show

Heart of a Champion: Wise County Youth Fair adds special show

Published Wednesday, January 28, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

A new event has been added to the lineup at the Wise County Youth Fair this year.

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Swimming: 4-for-4 – Decatur’s Rowden wins 4th district gold in 50

Swimming: 4-for-4 – Decatur’s Rowden wins 4th district gold in 50

Published Wednesday, January 28, 2015
By Richard Greene

Decatur's Katey Rowden finished undefeated in the 50 freestyle at the district level Saturday.

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Basketball: Stepping to forefront

Basketball: Stepping to forefront

Published Wednesday, January 28, 2015
By Richard Greene

For three years, Courtney Kerr took a backseat to the Paradise Lady Panthers' duo of Makenna Burt and Makala Neighbors.

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New ag center provides upgrades for growing program

New ag center provides upgrades for growing program

Published Saturday, January 24, 2015
By Brian Knox

Decatur High School agriculture students may have a new place to house their animals, but calling it an ag barn would be selling it short.

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Basketball: High-flying stampede – Bulls run away from Eagles

Basketball: High-flying stampede – Bulls run away  from Eagles

Published Saturday, January 24, 2015
By Richard Greene

Bridgeport guard Jacob Delangel threw a big wrinkle in the Decatur Eagles' game plan Tuesday night.

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