Crash injures 1

Crash injures 1

Published Saturday, March 10, 2018
By Brian Knox

One person was flown to a Fort Worth hospital Wednesday night following a two-vehicle crash in the south part of the county.

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Showcase on Main: New art gallery moves into downtown Decatur

Showcase on Main: New art gallery moves into downtown Decatur

Published Saturday, March 10, 2018
By Racey Burden

West 213 Gallery, a downtown showcase for artists, opened on Main Street in Decatur this week.

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Basketball: Final shot – Northwest to face Port Arthur in 5A championship

Basketball: Final shot – Northwest to face Port Arthur in 5A championship

Published Saturday, March 10, 2018
By Reece Waddell

After 39 games, including the 65-54 semifinal win over Alamo Heights Thursday, Northwest is just one victory away from its first state championship in school history.

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Lemon wins 8th term in tight race

Lemon wins 8th term in tight race

Published Wednesday, March 7, 2018
By Racey Burden

Sherry Lemon won her eighth term as county clerk Tuesday in her first contested race since she was elected for the first time in 1990.

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And then there were 2; Bailey, Garrett go to runoff in JP 4 race

And then there were 2; Bailey, Garrett go to runoff  in JP 4 race

Published Wednesday, March 7, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

The first leg of the Precinct 4 justice of the peace race was tight with Todd Bailey and Willie Garrett heading to a runoff.

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Soccer: Long journey back – Cross’ return sparks Bridgeport

Soccer: Long journey back – Cross’ return sparks Bridgeport

Published Wednesday, March 7, 2018
By Reece Waddell

In a matter of seconds, Bridgeport junior Maddie Cross saw her soccer career flash before her eyes.

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Manhunt ends with murder arrest

Manhunt ends with murder arrest

Published Saturday, March 3, 2018
By Brian Knox

A man who fled the scene of a shooting in Bridgeport Wednesday night was captured 24 hours later in Alvord.

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It’s show time; Youth Fair keeps mom busy

It’s show time; Youth Fair keeps mom busy

Published Saturday, March 3, 2018
By Racey Burden

Even on days her children aren't showing, Melanie Tittor is still at the Wise County Youth Fair.

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Basketball: Falling short – Universal holds off Slidell’s comeback bid

Basketball: Falling short – Universal holds off Slidell’s comeback bid

Published Saturday, March 3, 2018
By Richard Greene

Falling behind 49-41 inside the final two minutes, the Slidell Greyhounds' season appeared to be slipping away.

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Miles of memories: Gibson runs 31 miles for Jackie

Miles of memories: Gibson runs 31 miles for Jackie

Published Wednesday, February 28, 2018
By Richard Greene

As the miles wore on Sunday under the searing sun during the Cowtown 50K ultra marathon and her legs ached, Cindy Gibson called out for help to someone special watching over her.

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Basketball: Slidell’s run ends – Lady Hounds eliminated in regional semifinal

Basketball: Slidell’s run ends – Lady Hounds eliminated in regional semifinal

Published Wednesday, February 28, 2018
By Reece Waddell

The Slidell Lady Hounds were one win away from a rematch with Dodd City in the Class A Region III regional final.

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Dance the night away

Dance the night away

Published Wednesday, February 28, 2018
By Joe Duty

Ken and Lola Vargas hit the dance floor at Bridgeport's Daddy Daughter Dance Saturday.

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Wild weather: Ice, rain slam county; more to come

Wild weather: Ice, rain slam county; more to come

Published Saturday, February 24, 2018
By Richard Greene

Winter returned to Wise County Wednesday morning with heavy sleet and freezing rain, causing havoc on local roadways, snapping trees and power lines and forcing the closure of most school districts.

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Crews work around the clock to restore power

Crews work around the clock to restore power

Published Saturday, February 24, 2018
By Brian Knox

After dealing with issues related to spring-like thunderstorms Tuesday, local electric companies then had to deal with bigger winter ice storm problems Wednesday through Friday.

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Basketball: End of the line – Carter sends Decatur home in bi-district round

Basketball: End of the line – Carter sends Decatur home in bi-district round

Published Saturday, February 24, 2018
By Reece Waddell

With four starters who had never played in a playoff game, Decatur coach Drew Coffman knew the opening minutes Tuesday night against Dallas Carter would be crucial. He was right.

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Blaze damages home Friday

Blaze damages home Friday

Published Wednesday, February 21, 2018
By Racey Burden

A Decatur home sustained heavy smoke and water damage after catching fire Friday night.

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Stanford named Citizen of the Year

Stanford named Citizen of the Year

Published Wednesday, February 21, 2018
By Racey Burden

Police Chief Steve Stanford was named Citizen of the Year Saturday at the Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce's annual banquet.

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Basketball: Lady Hounds race to area title – Slidell advances to region quarterfinal

Basketball: Lady Hounds race to area title – Slidell advances to region quarterfinal

Published Wednesday, February 21, 2018
By Reece Waddell

It has been 50 years since the Slidell Lady Hounds made it to the state basketball tournament. Last Friday against Fannindel, Slidell took its first step to get to San Antonio.

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Unbroken: Umphress defies odds to beat cancer

Unbroken: Umphress defies odds to beat cancer

Published Saturday, February 17, 2018
By Reece Waddell

The Chico High School gym was nearly empty. Practice had been over for a while, but senior Bailey Umphress lingered.

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Basketball: Providing a spark – Chavana’s emergence helps Eagles into the playoffs

Basketball: Providing a spark – Chavana’s emergence helps Eagles into the playoffs

Published Saturday, February 17, 2018
By Reece Waddell

It's not hard to spot Izek Chavana on the court. A fiery defender and crafty ball-handler, Chavana is almost always at the center of the action - even though nearly everyone towers over him.

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