Picking up the pieces: Community asks for help to rebuild home damaged by 2015 tornado

Picking up the pieces: Community asks for help to rebuild home damaged by 2015 tornado

Published Wednesday, September 21, 2016
By David Talley

When Carol Tanksley lost her home in the May 2015 tornado that struck Runaway Bay, she didn't immediately bounce back.

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Football: Bulls, Eagles set for showdown

Football: Bulls, Eagles set for showdown

Published Wednesday, September 21, 2016
By Richard Greene

For the 97th time Friday night, the Decatur Eagles and Bridgeport Bulls will meet in the Battle of Big Sandy.

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Leapin’ lizards: Childhood obsession spawns conservation work

Leapin’ lizards: Childhood obsession spawns conservation work

Published Saturday, September 17, 2016
By Racey Burden

A childhood obsession with dinosaurs and Jacques Cousteau led to Kelly Bradley of Decatur becoming the 'Iguana Girl.'

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Treasure trove

Treasure trove

Published Saturday, September 17, 2016
By Joe Duty

Southwest Swap meet brings in vendors, rust and stories

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Heart of the matter: Couple welcomes four more children in midst of crisis

Heart of the matter: Couple welcomes four more children in midst of crisis

Published Wednesday, September 14, 2016
By David Talley

It's dinnertime at the Capener house. Tonight's entree - one-pot curry, split 11 ways.

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Football: Decatur falls on field goal – Eagles drop second straight game

Football: Decatur falls on field goal – Eagles drop second straight game

Published Wednesday, September 14, 2016
By Richard Greene

After missing an extra-point attempt and short field goal earlier in the game, Hogan Keasler trotted on the field with 2 seconds left and his team behind by a point Saturday night.

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Mighty Maroon

Mighty Maroon

Published Wednesday, September 14, 2016
By Joe Duty

The Bridgeport Mighty Maroon Marching Band heads down Halsell Street during Monday's homecoming parade.

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Wreck seriously injures 2

Wreck seriously injures 2

Published Saturday, September 10, 2016
By Brian Knox

Two people were seriously injured in a head-on collision near Aurora Thursday morning.

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Hard eight: Brothers’ artwork represents city slogan

Hard eight: Brothers’ artwork represents city slogan

Published Saturday, September 10, 2016
By David Talley

At more than 12-feet tall and 4,500 pounds, the Hayhurst brothers' first public art project is hard to miss.

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Football: Bulls charge back to top Leopards, 14-11

Football: Bulls charge back to top Leopards, 14-11

Published Saturday, September 10, 2016
By Richard Greene

Scuffling on offense with just one first down through the first 30 minutes and with the defense hanging on to keep it 11-0, the Bridgeport Bulls needed a spark from somewhere Friday night.

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Collision leaves 1 dead

Collision leaves 1 dead

Published Wednesday, September 7, 2016
By Brian Knox

An Arlington man was killed in a two-vehicle collision near Rhome Sunday night.

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Driver hurt in rollover

Driver hurt in rollover

Published Wednesday, September 7, 2016
By Brian Knox

A one-car rollover seriously injured a Paradise man Monday afternoon near Lake Bridgeport.

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Football: Eagles’ comeback falls short

Football: Eagles’ comeback falls short

Published Wednesday, September 7, 2016
By Richard Greene

After suffering a 35-32 loss to Alvarado, the Decatur Eagles spent a portion of Labor Day Monday on the practice field.

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1 injured in 18-wheeler crash

1 injured in 18-wheeler crash

Published Saturday, September 3, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

One man was seriously injured just before 2 a.m. Thursday when his 18-wheeler hit another truck on Farm Road 1810 between Decatur and Chico.

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Greenwood-Slidell Volunteer Fire Department nets major grant

Greenwood-Slidell Volunteer Fire Department nets major grant

Published Saturday, September 3, 2016
By David Talley

Seconds count in firefighting - whether the department is paid or volunteer. Hesitating means losing ground to a blaze that may threaten property or lives.

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Football: Alvarado turns over Decatur, 35-32

Football: Alvarado turns over Decatur, 35-32

Published Saturday, September 3, 2016
By Richard Greene

The Decatur Eagles’ explosive offense couldn’t overcome five turnovers, including a pair in the first quarter that put them in a 21-0 hole.

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New numbers corroborate Parr’s lack of service

New numbers corroborate Parr’s lack of service

Published Wednesday, August 31, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Mandy Hays responded Monday to an open records request with numbers indicating the Wise County Sheriff's Office served almost all the court's civil papers on behalf of Constable Doug Parr over a two-and-a-half year period.

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Football: Eagles look ahead to next challenge – Decatur not hung up on opening win

Football: Eagles look ahead to next challenge – Decatur not hung up on opening win

Published Wednesday, August 31, 2016
By Richard Greene

With an eye-popping 74 points and 783 yards, the Decatur Eagles set the bar pretty high for their offense in the season-opening win Friday night.

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Trail daze

Trail daze

Published Wednesday, August 31, 2016
By Joe Duty

Adam Strahan of Decatur leaps off his horse to tackle a steer in no time at the Chisholm Trail Days Rodeo.

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Unserved: Questions arise over constable’s work and expenses

Unserved: Questions arise over constable’s work and expenses

Published Saturday, August 27, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Precinct 3 Constable Doug Parr's county charge accounts remain frozen because he has not addressed issues with inventory as he promised earlier this summer.

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