Burglarized home burns

Burglarized home burns

Published Wednesday, February 17, 2016
By David Talley

A Decatur home that had been burglarized earlier in the day caught fire Friday evening.

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Grass fire devours mobile home

Grass fire devours mobile home

Published Wednesday, February 17, 2016
By Richard Greene

A fast-moving grass fire destroyed a mobile home on Private Road 4442 between New Fairview and Decatur in the East Wise fire district Saturday afternoon.

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Basketball: Stone, Sissies stop Heritage – Guard gives Bridgeport spark in third

Basketball: Stone, Sissies stop Heritage – Guard gives Bridgeport spark in third

Published Wednesday, February 17, 2016
By Richard Greene

During a slow playoff start Monday night, Taylor Stone scored all four points of the first quarter.

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Carving a new life; Decatur man’s pastime turns into steady work

Carving a new life; Decatur man’s pastime turns into steady work

Published Saturday, February 13, 2016
By David Talley

Jeff Evans of Decatur sits in his front yard as cars pass by. He rhythmically slides a blade over a large piece of wood, smoothing out any rough spots and shaping it, slowly.

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Same family, new look; Downtown store remodeled, expands product line

Same family, new look; Downtown store remodeled, expands product line

Published Saturday, February 13, 2016
By David Talley

A black-and-white photo of a sharp looking building hangs near the door of Wiley Hardware and Supply in Chico.

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Basketball: Worth the ride – Lows pay off with title for Peyton

Basketball: Worth the ride – Lows pay off with title for Peyton

Published Saturday, February 13, 2016
By Richard Greene

Through winless district campaigns, a season-ending injury, losing a starting job and then eventually changing positions, Elaina Peyton experienced plenty of low points during her four years in a Bridgeport Sissies' uniform.

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Youth spur recycling partnership with city

Youth spur recycling partnership with city

Published Wednesday, February 10, 2016
By Racey Burden

Bridgeport is considering implementing a citywide recycling program, an idea fully supported by its youngest citizens.

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Oh Happy Day

Oh Happy Day

Published Wednesday, February 10, 2016
By Joe Duty

First-graders at Alvord Elementary dressed as 100-year-olds to celebrate the school's 100th day of holding class.

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Dance the Night Away

Dance the Night Away

Published Wednesday, February 10, 2016
By Joe Duty

The Decatur Civic Center ballroom was full of dads and daughters Saturday night at the 10th Annual Decatur Junior Woman's Club Daddy Daughter Dance.

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Barnyard ballers: Class of 2017 hosts slam-dunk fundraiser

Barnyard ballers: Class of 2017 hosts slam-dunk fundraiser

Published Saturday, February 6, 2016
By David Talley

The star players walked onto the court, their ears held high. The crowd went wild as 10 donkeys walked onto the gym floor at Chico Middle School Thursday night.

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Cowboy connection: White taps into business and rodeo skills for stock show job

Cowboy connection: White taps into business and  rodeo skills for stock show job

Published Saturday, February 6, 2016
By Racey Burden

For 13 years, Cal White competed in rodeos, riding bulls and living his dream of being a cowboy. Now, as assistant operations manager of the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo, White has moved to the operational side.

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Bridgeport’s own Colin Jones: ‘Bowl Bound

Bridgeport’s own Colin Jones: ‘Bowl Bound

Published Saturday, February 6, 2016
By Joe Duty

When Super Bowl 50 kicks off Sunday at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., Bridgeport's own Colin Jones will be on the field.

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2 injured in motorcycle crash

2 injured in motorcycle crash

Published Wednesday, February 3, 2016
By Brian Knox

Two Denton County motorcyclists were injured in a collision Saturday afternoon in south Wise County.

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Live from Northwest: High school newscast named one of the nation’s best

Live from Northwest: High school newscast named one of the nation’s best

Published Wednesday, February 3, 2016
By David Talley

Students yell back and forth down a hallway. They handle expensive equipment. Their instructor is nowhere in sight. It's all part of the plan.

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Swimming: Preparing for regional meet – Relay, Teter make bid for state

Swimming: Preparing for regional meet – Relay, Teter make bid for state

Published Wednesday, February 3, 2016
By Richard Greene

When Colton Teter dives into the water to swim the 50 freestyle event at Thursday's Region 2-5A Championship meet, it could be the senior's last time to do so.

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Life on edge: Kittrell learns to live with diabetes, then without

Life on edge: Kittrell learns to live with diabetes, then without

Published Saturday, January 30, 2016
By Racey Burden

There are multiple points in his life where C.J. Kittrell could have died. It's a testament to his strong support system of family and his own stubbornness that he's still alive today.

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Stovetop fire destroys kitchen

Stovetop fire destroys kitchen

Published Saturday, January 30, 2016
By David Talley

An Aurora house fire Tuesday evening produced a tall cloud of smoke visible from 10 miles away.

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Wise Stars: All-County Football

Wise Stars: All-County Football

Published Saturday, January 30, 2016
By Richard Greene

Wise Stars: All-County Football

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Car runs underneath 18-wheeler

Car runs underneath 18-wheeler

Published Wednesday, January 27, 2016
By Racey Burden

A man with serious injuries was flown from a wreck in Chico around 1:30 p.m. Monday.

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Super dream becomes reality; Bridgeport star reaches Super Bowl

Super dream becomes reality; Bridgeport star reaches Super Bowl

Published Wednesday, January 27, 2016
By Richard Greene

Under the magical glow of the Friday night lights in Bridgeport, Colin Jones shared the dream of many high school heroes of one day playing in the Super Bowl.

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