Softball: Tops in the Field

Softball: Tops in the Field

Published Saturday, June 18, 2016
By Richard Greene

2016 All-Wise Softball Team

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The heat is on

The heat is on

Published Saturday, June 18, 2016
By Joe Duty

Following weeks of rain, summer temperatures soared Friday with a high in the upper 90s.

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Cottondale mobile home burns

Cottondale mobile home burns

Published Wednesday, June 15, 2016
By David Talley

A mobile home fire just off School House Road north of County Road 3480 near Cottondale produced a tall column of white smoke visible from Decatur Monday afternoon.

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School districts change calendars to fit state law

School districts change calendars to fit state law

Published Wednesday, June 15, 2016
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Schools across the county worked over the spring semester to change their 2016-2017 calendars, taking in consideration House Bill 2610.

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Football: Back to sidelines – Neighbors returns to coaching, Alvord as coordinator

Football: Back to sidelines – Neighbors returns to coaching, Alvord as coordinator

Published Wednesday, June 15, 2016
By Richard Greene

After three years out of coaching, Danny Neighbors is returning to the gridiron and to his hometown.

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2 arrested for Ball Knob vandalism

2 arrested for Ball Knob vandalism

Published Saturday, June 11, 2016
By Brian Knox

Two Wise County men have been arrested in connection with the April vandalism at Ball Knob Cemetery near Alvord.

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Flying high: Pilot Jaci Christian takes to the sky for new adventures

Flying high: Pilot Jaci Christian takes to the sky for new adventures

Published Saturday, June 11, 2016
By Mickey Drewry

Sitting at her polished-wood dining table with David Crowder Band blaring from the speaker on the windowsill, Jaci (Isham) Christian looked comfortable - there was another glow about her - a halo of confidence and ease, the mark of someone who has her life together.

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Baseball: Hicks to play in all-star game

Baseball: Hicks to play in all-star game

Published Saturday, June 11, 2016
By Richard Greene

Michael Hicks turned in an impressive season at the plate and behind it, leading the Decatur Eagles to the 8-4A title and the third round of the 4A Region I playoffs.

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En pointe: Teacher fosters young dancers for more than 30 years

En pointe: Teacher fosters young dancers for more than 30 years

Published Wednesday, June 8, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Karen Smith was mesmerized by the tiny ballerina as it twirled to the tinkling music of the jewelry box. She was only 4 and forbidden to be in her aunt's bedroom. But she simply couldn't resist.

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Bulls win the night; Only 2 riders earned scores at J.W. Hart PBR Challenge

Bulls win the night; Only 2 riders earned scores at  J.W. Hart PBR Challenge

Published Wednesday, June 8, 2016
By Racey Burden

In three hours of bull riding Saturday night, only two men hung on for at least 8 seconds. The night belonged to the bulls.

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Running: Over a different hill – Bridgeman celebrates turning 40 with 100-mile run

Running: Over a different hill – Bridgeman celebrates turning 40 with 100-mile run

Published Wednesday, June 8, 2016
By Richard Greene

Nearing his 40th birthday, Ben Bridgeman proved he's far from over the hill.

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Rain leads to lake, road closures, again

Rain leads to lake, road closures, again

Published Saturday, June 4, 2016
By Brian Knox

Stop us if you've heard this recently: heavy rain has caused flooding issues around the county, forcing the closure of Lake Bridgeport and several roads.

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Golf: Stroke of luck – Gage sinks hole-in-one after triple bypass surgery

Golf: Stroke of luck – Gage sinks hole-in-one after triple bypass surgery

Published Saturday, June 4, 2016
By Richard Greene

Stepping onto the fifth tee box at the 174-yard par 3 at Lake Kiowa, Robert Gage just hoped to put the ball close during his impromptu round Sunday.

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On to the Next Step

On to the Next Step

Published Saturday, June 4, 2016
By Joe Duty

Brooklyn Bedford grins at family in the stands of Decatur High School's graduation at the University of North Texas in Denton.

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Calling all campers: Annual Sonflower Camp starts Monday

Calling all campers: Annual Sonflower Camp starts Monday

Published Wednesday, June 1, 2016
By Racey Burden

The 18th annual Sonflower Camp kicks off next Monday, and organizers are still looking for volunteers and campers to sign up.

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Track: Golden finish – Rhome’s Kicinski wins national title in discus

Track: Golden finish – Rhome’s Kicinski wins national title in discus

Published Wednesday, June 1, 2016
By Richard Greene

Over two seasons at West Texas A&M, Duke Kicinski brought home a slew of medals in the discus, including eight silver medals.

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Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Published Wednesday, June 1, 2016
By Joe Duty

Seniors celebrated graduating from Paradise High School Friday, May 27.

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Infant killed in Thursday rollover

Infant killed in Thursday rollover

Published Saturday, May 28, 2016
By David Talley

An infant was killed and four people were injured in a rollover on U.S. Highway 81/287 near County Road 1595 north of Alvord Thursday morning.

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Football: Receivers shine in spring game

Football: Receivers shine in spring game

Published Saturday, May 28, 2016
By Richard Greene

Put on opposing teams, Gavin Holmes and Syrus Moore traded making electric plays in the final minute of Northwest's spring game Wednesday night.

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Looking toward the future

Looking toward the future

Published Saturday, May 28, 2016
By Kelly Basting

Bridgeport seniors graduated Thursday in a ceremony at the University of North Texas.

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