Early-morning blaze destroys vacant Decatur house

Early-morning blaze destroys vacant Decatur house

Published Wednesday, May 14, 2014
By Richard Greene

Fire ripped through a vacant house east of Decatur on County Road 4511 early Thursday morning.

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Man vs. Steer: WC Challenger Charities plans Celebrity Steer Riding for PBR event

Man vs. Steer: WC Challenger Charities plans Celebrity Steer Riding for PBR event

Published Wednesday, May 14, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

Six local men have stepped up to the chute and agreed to take a wild ride for charity.

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Barnett hopes to build on year

Barnett hopes to build on year

Published Wednesday, May 14, 2014
By Richard Greene

Clay Barnett gained valuable experience last year, taking over at quarterback as a sophomore for the Boyd Yellowjackets.

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Lightning ignites 2 blazes

Lightning ignites 2 blazes

Published Wednesday, May 14, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

Monday afternoon's thunderstorms brought much-needed rain to Wise County, but also intense lightning that started at least two fires.

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Decatur’s Rivera rallies to capture 800 title

Decatur’s Rivera rallies to capture 800 title

Published Wednesday, May 14, 2014
By Richard Greene

With 300 meters left in the 3A 800-meter finals, Brandon Rivera's quest for a gold medal looked to be in jeopardy as Taylor's Mylik Kerley built a 50-meter lead.

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Freier flies to third gold medal

Freier flies to third gold medal

Published Wednesday, May 14, 2014
By Richard Greene

Northwest's Desiree Freier cleared the bar only once Saturday - but that was enough to put her back on top of the medal stand.

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Cochran to head west for superintendent job

Cochran to head west for superintendent job

Published Saturday, May 10, 2014
By Brian Knox

Decatur High School Principal Jason Cochran is the apparent pick to be the new superintendent at Eastland ISD.

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Law busts suspected gambling operation

Law busts suspected gambling operation

Published Saturday, May 10, 2014
By Brian Knox

The Wise County Sheriff's Office has seized gaming machines from an Alvord truck stop, claiming the owner was running an illegal gambling operation.

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Run to silver: Perry surges past Clayton in 3200 final

Run to silver: Perry surges past Clayton  in 3200 final

Published Saturday, May 10, 2014
By Richard Greene

On a steamy, soupy morning, Decatur's Taylor Clayton spent seven laps around Mike Myers Stadium trying to shake rival Jacob Perry of Sanger.

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Fire breaks out at scrap yard

Fire breaks out at scrap yard

Published Wednesday, May 7, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

More than half of Wise County's fire departments were dispatched to a large fire at Bridgeport Iron and Metal on Texas 101 Saturday afternoon, and they remained there until Sunday morning.

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Coming back strong: State track meet holds no fear for Slidell freshman

Coming back strong: State track meet holds no fear for Slidell freshman

Published Wednesday, May 7, 2014
By Richard Greene

The best high school athletes from across Texas will convene Friday and Saturday in Austin to test their strength, skill and will for a spot on the podium.

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Big Wise County group bids for medals

Big Wise County group bids for medals

Published Wednesday, May 7, 2014
By Richard Greene

Months and years of preparation and workouts will come down to a few seconds in the spotlight for Wise County's elite track and field athletes.

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Hundreds celebrate Johnson’s life

Hundreds celebrate Johnson’s life

Published Saturday, May 3, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

"A good friend, a good mom and a good judge." That's how Justice of the Peace Terri Johnson was remembered at her funeral Friday afternoon, in the words of her son, Harlon.

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Steady as a rock: Whitehead a fixture in Wise County law enforcement for decades

Steady as a rock: Whitehead a fixture in Wise County law enforcement  for decades

Published Saturday, May 3, 2014
By Roy J. Eaton

Wise County Chief Deputy Sheriff Doug Whitehead is not an attorney - but when it comes to criminal law, he can match wits with the best lawyers around.

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Defying gravity

Defying gravity

Published Saturday, May 3, 2014
By Richard Greene

Sprinting down the ramp, Desiree Freier launches into space at the end of a fiberglass pole, defying gravity and capturing imaginations as she reaches to new heights.

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Sudden loss: Johnson remembered for service to others

Sudden loss: Johnson remembered for service to others

Published Wednesday, April 30, 2014
By Brian Knox

For the second time in just over six months, a Wise County elected official has died in office.

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Justice of the peace, 3 others killed in wreck

Justice of the peace, 3 others killed in wreck

Published Wednesday, April 30, 2014
By Brian Knox

Four people, including Wise County Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Terri Johnson, died in a head-on collision just south of Decatur Saturday evening.

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Rios family had local connections

Rios family had local connections

Published Wednesday, April 30, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

Three of the four people who died in a horrific wreck south of Decatur Saturday were not from Wise County. But the family had local ties.

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Community rallies for ailing youngster

Community rallies for ailing youngster

Published Saturday, April 26, 2014
By Bob Buckel

It sounds like something a 70-year-old would get after a lifetime of heavy drinking.

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The best teacher: Experience equipped Smith to volunteer for CASA

The best teacher: Experience equipped Smith to volunteer for CASA

Published Saturday, April 26, 2014
By Jimmy Alford

With her husband serving in the Navy in Bahrain, two teenage kids and a full load of college classes, there is little doubt Senecca Smith is a busy woman.

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