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Teen dies in house fire

Teen dies in house fire

Published Saturday, February 8, 2014
By Brandon Evans

Tragedy struck a family, community and school in the early-morning hours Thursday when a house fire claimed the life of a 14-year-old boy.

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The hand they were dealt; Couple sustains faith, humor in spite of disease threatening their son

The hand they were dealt; Couple sustains faith, humor in spite of disease threatening their son

Published Saturday, February 8, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

A keen sense of humor and optimism have helped Heathe and Jenna (Renfro) Heller of Nocona cope with the kind of news every parent dreads.

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Back to shooting: Graham returns to court after injury

Back to shooting: Graham returns to court after injury

Published Saturday, February 8, 2014
By Richard Greene

In the closing seconds of a victory last January against Sanger, Murphy Graham made a steal and drove to the basket for a layup.

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Dance the Night Away

Dance the Night Away

Published Wednesday, February 5, 2014
By Joe Duty

Cody Trachta tosses his daughter, Kynzlie, in the air making for a special memory of the Daddy Daughter Dance held Saturday at the Decatur Civic Center.

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Snow, ice wreck weekend, more to come

Snow, ice wreck weekend, more to come

Published Wednesday, February 5, 2014
By Brandon Evans

Not long after the precipitation started Sunday, drivers started slipping and sliding off Wise County roads.

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Leading the charge: Behind point guard, Bulls try to nail down playoff berth

Leading the charge: Behind point guard, Bulls try to nail down playoff berth

Published Wednesday, February 5, 2014
By Richard Greene

For three years, Derrick Stanford toiled away with one goal - play in the postseason.

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Pet rescue: Blaze destroys home, firefighters save 7 animals

Pet rescue: Blaze destroys home, firefighters save 7 animals

Published Saturday, February 1, 2014
By Brandon Evans

Decatur firefighter Armando Fernandez emerged from a house filled with flames and smoke cradling a week-old black puppy in his gloved hands.

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Music in the city: Bridgeport High School senior to perform at Carnegie Hall

Music in the city: Bridgeport High School senior to perform at Carnegie Hall

Published Saturday, February 1, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

When he was 3 years old, Grady Ivie received a plastic saxophone as a Christmas gift from his parents, Terry and Keith.

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Farewell to Paradise: 4-year starters play final home game for Lady Panthers

Farewell to Paradise: 4-year starters play final home game for Lady Panthers

Published Saturday, February 1, 2014
By Richard Greene

Since they were little, Makenna Burt and Makala Nieghbors have shared the floor at Paradise High School.

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The American dream through Buddhist eyes

The American dream through Buddhist eyes

Published Wednesday, January 29, 2014
By Brandon Evans

Eyes pale blue as summer sky peer up at a golden statue rising on a rustic patch of land between the town of Newark and the waters of Eagle Mountain Lake.

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Balsora fire spreads from barrel to home

Balsora fire spreads from barrel to home

Published Wednesday, January 29, 2014
By Brian Knox

The home of a World War II veteran was destroyed by fire Saturday evening.

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Back to form: Schedcik returns after knee injury

Back to form: Schedcik returns after knee injury

Published Wednesday, January 29, 2014
By Richard Greene

Marissa Schedcik quickly rattles off the date and moment she feared her basketball career had ended.

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Paradise youngster corrals sheep, encourages kids in rodeo

Paradise youngster corrals sheep, encourages kids in rodeo

Published Saturday, January 25, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

Since he was 2 years old, Kreece Dearing has been an avid mutton-busting participant in area rodeos, including the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo.

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Lady Bulldogs shoot down Lady ‘Jackets

Lady Bulldogs shoot down Lady ‘Jackets

Published Saturday, January 25, 2014
By Richard Greene

Abby Harrell pushed the Boyd Lady Yellowjackets in front by a point with a second-chance opportunity early in the third quarter Tuesday night.

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Candidates stump to handful of voters

Candidates stump to handful of voters

Published Wednesday, January 22, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

Candidates far outnumbered voters at Monday night's forum hosted by the Wise Republican Women in Chico.

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Salsa spilled in 2-vehicle accident, no one injured

Salsa spilled in 2-vehicle accident, no one injured

Published Wednesday, January 22, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

No blood was spilled - just salsa - in a two-vehicle accident Saturday night in front of Casa Torres Mexican Restaurant in Decatur.

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Going the distance: Decatur freshman swimmer finds home in 500

Going the distance: Decatur freshman swimmer finds home in 500

Published Wednesday, January 22, 2014
By Richard Greene

Besides enjoying the challenge of testing her endurance limits and swimming the length of five football fields, Allie Blevins claims she picked the event out of necessity.

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Investigators eye possible burglary, arson in Boyd house fire

Investigators eye possible burglary, arson in Boyd house fire

Published Saturday, January 18, 2014
By Brandon Evans

A family lost their home and many of their belongings in a fire Wednesday morning in Boyd.

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Bridgeport traffic stop nets meth, marijuana, cash

Bridgeport traffic stop nets meth, marijuana, cash

Published Saturday, January 18, 2014
By Brian Knox

A routine traffic stop resulted in a major drug bust near Bridgeport last week.

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Missing ‘Jacket: Boyd players honor sidelined teammate

Missing ‘Jacket: Boyd players honor sidelined teammate

Published Saturday, January 18, 2014
By Richard Greene

The Lady Yellowjackets took their spots on the floor Tuesday as the national anthem began blaring over the speakers in the Boyd High School gym.

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