Storms rattle county; More than 2,000 lose power

Storms rattle county; More than 2,000 lose power

Published Saturday, July 16, 2016
By David Talley

More than 2,000 Wise County residents were without power due to violent storms that knocked trees into power lines and blocked several roadways Friday morning.

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Catching ’em all

Catching ’em all

Published Saturday, July 16, 2016
By David Talley

It's been downloaded by more than 15 million people in the U.S., breaking records in just its first week.

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Cross Country: Back on track – After transferring to UNT, McCann looks to reboot career

Cross Country: Back on track – After transferring to UNT, McCann looks to reboot career

Published Saturday, July 16, 2016
By Richard Greene

The tough miles over the past few years have delivered broken bones and hearts to Kellee McCann.

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Show of support

Show of support

Published Wednesday, July 13, 2016
By David Talley

On a July evening when most would be seeking shelter from the heat, more than 200 people stood silently on the front lawn of the Wise County Sheriff's Office Monday.

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Highway named after fallen officer

Highway named after fallen officer

Published Wednesday, July 13, 2016
By Brian Knox

The son of a Decatur Police officer who was killed in line of duty gave an emotional "thank-you" to the city Monday.

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Wise County Backs the Blue

Wise County Backs the Blue

Published Wednesday, July 13, 2016
By Joe Duty

A strong crowd waited to hear from Wise County Sheriff Lane Akin and Sheriff's Chaplain Don Purcell Monday evening.

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Death of Dallas officers felt locally

Death of Dallas officers felt locally

Published Saturday, July 9, 2016
By Brian Knox

No shots were fired in Wise County Thursday night, but the local law enforcement community certainly felt the pain of the loss of five Dallas officers who were killed by a sniper.

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Cross Country: State meet changes course

Cross Country: State meet changes course

Published Saturday, July 9, 2016
By Richard Greene

Over the years in taking his Decatur teams to the University Interscholastic League cross country championships, David Park has witnessed a few crashes early in races on the course at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock.

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Football: Eagles finish 0-4 at state

Football: Eagles finish 0-4 at state

Published Saturday, July 9, 2016
By Richard Greene

The Decatur Eagles' stay at the Texas 7-on-7 championships ended Friday morning with a loss in the first round of the consolation tournament.

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5 departments attack early morning flames

5 departments attack early morning flames

Published Wednesday, July 6, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Five fire departments battled a 4 a.m. house fire Tuesday in Chico.

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Little library keeps community well read

Little library keeps community well read

Published Wednesday, July 6, 2016
By David Talley

The public library may have closed, but avid readers in Boyd can still get their hands on a good book.

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Baseball: Have bat, will travel – Wilson prepares to play in select events around country

Baseball: Have bat, will travel – Wilson prepares to play in select events around country

Published Wednesday, July 6, 2016
By Richard Greene

At 14-years-old Lane Wilson is preparing for the travel schedule of a big league ballplayer.

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3 injured in wreck

3 injured in wreck

Published Saturday, July 2, 2016
By David Talley

Three people were flown to Metroplex hospitals from a two-vehicle accident in Decatur just before noon Friday.

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Team of the Year: Team effort – Eagles rally at state to bring home medals

Team of the Year: Team effort – Eagles rally at state to bring home medals

Published Saturday, July 2, 2016
By Richard Greene

Staring down a tight fairway or hunched over a putt on a lightning-fast slick green, the sport of golf puts pressure on the individual with every decision and swing finding its way onto the scorecard.

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Coach of the Year: Expecting success – Volleyball coach leads team back to region finals, carrying twins

Coach of the Year: Expecting success – Volleyball coach leads team back to region finals, carrying twins

Published Saturday, July 2, 2016
By Richard Greene

For two straight seasons, the Decatur Lady Eagles reigned over their classification in volleyball.

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Fire devours mobile home

Fire devours mobile home

Published Wednesday, June 29, 2016
By David Talley

Fire destroyed a mobile home on Quail Chase Lane Tuesday afternoon, scorching the grass around the structure and catching at least one other small structure and a car on fire.

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Planting hope: Community garden brings fresh produce to Newark tables

Planting hope: Community garden brings fresh produce to Newark tables

Published Wednesday, June 29, 2016
By David Talley

A lone Jalapeno hangs from a plant in Delora Doughty Royal Park. Aside from a few young tomatoes growing by the fence and eight small plants protected by brightly painted tires, there isn't much here in terms of produce - yet.

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Basketball: Smith signs with Aggies

Basketball: Smith signs with Aggies

Published Wednesday, June 29, 2016
By Richard Greene

With Caleb Smith at point guard, the Bridgeport Bulls rolled to the 4A basketball championship in 2015.

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Motorcyclist injured in wreck

Motorcyclist injured in wreck

Published Saturday, June 25, 2016
By Brian Knox

A two-vehicle wreck Tuesday afternoon seriously injured a Bridgeport man.

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Star-spangled service; Teens’ college fund boosted by growing business

Star-spangled service; Teens’ college fund boosted by growing business

Published Saturday, June 25, 2016
By Racey Burden

Facing a future of high college tuition costs, two straight-A Bridgeport students started their own business.

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