Reunion: Occupation of Joe Wheeler Park begins

Reunion: Occupation of Joe Wheeler Park begins

Published Saturday, July 19, 2014
By David Talley

Several of the historic cabins at the Wise County Reunion grounds are getting makeovers.

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Rain, cool temps provide welcome relief

Rain, cool temps provide welcome relief

Published Saturday, July 19, 2014
By Brian Knox

It would have been hard to script a better scenario for a mid-July day in the midst of a drought.

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Gone fishing; Population healthy, access limited

Gone fishing;  Population healthy, access limited

Published Saturday, July 19, 2014
By Jimmy Alford

"We have a good time. It's a good lake. It's a good fishing lake," Ron Cody said. "I keep a few fish sometimes."

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Dig It

Dig It

Published Wednesday, July 16, 2014
By Joe Duty

Samantha Boswell, 14, of Decatur dives for a ball on one of the new sand volleyball courts at Fit-N-Wise Tuesday morning.

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Whitt, team run into Hall of Fame

Whitt, team run into Hall of Fame

Published Wednesday, July 16, 2014
By Richard Greene

Stacey Whitt was just weeks away from moving to Brenham to start classes at Blinn Junior College when he had a sudden change of plans.

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McCann accepts honor

McCann accepts honor

Published Wednesday, July 16, 2014
By Richard Greene

The Texas Girls Coaches Association honored Northwest graduate Kellee McCann Friday morning at halftime of its 1A-3A all-star basketball game.

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2 homes charred in separate fires

2 homes charred in separate fires

Published Saturday, July 12, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

Fire ravaged two mobile homes in separate incidents early Friday morning. The blazes were reported within 30 minutes of each other.

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Donation a ‘life-changing event’

Donation a ‘life-changing event’

Published Saturday, July 12, 2014
By Bob Buckel

Most people never get a chance to save someone's life. Richard Hale has had several.

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Estrada digs star chance

Estrada digs star chance

Published Saturday, July 12, 2014
By Richard Greene

A radiant smile never left Serena Estrada's face Thursday afternoon during the Texas Girls Coaches Association 1-3A all-star match.

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Pickup runs off road, 1 dies

Pickup runs off road, 1 dies

Published Wednesday, July 9, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

A Bridgeport man was found dead Friday afternoon inside a pickup near the Lake Bridgeport spillway.

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Little swimmers focus on safety

Little swimmers focus on safety

Published Wednesday, July 9, 2014
By Richard Greene

Tiny 3-year-old Emma Loucks ducks her head under the clear water to reach for the sixth and final loop resting on the step of the pool at Pettit Private School Tuesday morning.

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Flying to title: Freier adds national title, Gatorade award to resume

Flying to title: Freier adds national title, Gatorade award to resume

Published Wednesday, July 9, 2014
By Richard Greene

Three-time state champion Desiree Freier became a national champion Sunday.

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Best of Sports 2013-2014

Best of Sports 2013-2014

Published Saturday, July 5, 2014
By Joe Duty

Joe Duty's Best of Sports photos, 2013-2014

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Light up the night

Light up the night

Published Saturday, July 5, 2014
By Joe Duty

A young girl creates a lazy smoke smoke pattern in the air before her sparklers fizzle.

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Washer Wonderland: Reunion tournament goes big-time to break record

Washer Wonderland: Reunion tournament goes big-time to break record

Published Saturday, July 5, 2014
By Bob Buckel

A washer is a flat steel circle with a hole in the middle. It's used to distribute the load of a nut threaded onto a bolt, to add stability or serve as a spacer. Or, you can toss it at a hole.

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Teen injured in shooting

Teen injured in shooting

Published Wednesday, July 2, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

Although the shooting of a 14-year-old boy in Briar Tuesday afternoon remains under investigation, it appears to have been accidental.

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Booming family business

Booming family business

Published Wednesday, July 2, 2014
By David Talley

The windows have opened up at fireworks stands around Wise County. This evening begins their period of highest traffic, which will extend until they close the night of July Fourth, after almost everyone has had their fill of explosions.

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No holds barred in Bridgeport; Fans line ropes for wrestling event

No holds barred in Bridgeport; Fans line ropes for wrestling event

Published Wednesday, July 2, 2014
By Jimmy Alford

As the sun sank Saturday night, Bridgeport was awash in golden rays and smackdowns.

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Storm brings rain, trouble

Storm brings rain, trouble

Published Saturday, June 28, 2014
By Brian Knox

Wise County avoided the flooding issues some of our neighbors in the Metroplex experienced Tuesday - but wind, rain and lightning from the storm still managed to cause problems locally.

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Little rest to be best; Melvin spends long hours in saddle to keep winning

Little rest to be best; Melvin spends long hours in saddle to keep winning

Published Saturday, June 28, 2014
By Richard Greene

Marilyn Melvin finally gets a break on Sundays. "We're tired after a rodeo. We go to church and after we clean house and still ride a couple of horses."

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