1 found dead in fire

1 found dead in fire

Published Saturday, March 19, 2016
By David Talley

One man was killed around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in a home fire just off Texas 114 between Boyd and Aurora.

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Spring storms leave their mark

Spring storms leave their mark

Published Saturday, March 19, 2016
By Brian Knox

Last week, it was flooding. This week, it was hail. Spring storm season has apparently arrived in Wise County.

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Track: Peaceful spot – Track offers escape for sprinter

Track: Peaceful spot – Track offers escape for sprinter

Published Saturday, March 19, 2016
By Richard Greene

Stepping into the blocks on a windblown Decatur track, Kallie Boner describes her pre-race routine.

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Akin sworn in as sheriff

Akin sworn in as sheriff

Published Wednesday, March 16, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Retired Texas Ranger Lane Akin of Decatur was sworn in as Wise County sheriff before a large crowd Monday morning in the 271st district courtroom.

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Step right up; Ringmaster leads circus to Decatur

Step right up; Ringmaster leads circus to Decatur

Published Wednesday, March 16, 2016
By David Talley

There's an odd rhythm to setting up for a circus. It's a crew of men, women and children working in perfect harmony to raise a tent, bring out animals and put on a show.

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Powerlifting: Strong travel plans – Chico quartet heads to state

Powerlifting: Strong travel plans – Chico quartet heads to state

Published Wednesday, March 16, 2016
By Richard Greene

Jenny Martinez feared her final spring break of high school would be spent in her hometown of Chico.

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Blast levels house; No one injured in Friday explosion

Blast levels house; No one injured in Friday explosion

Published Saturday, March 12, 2016
By Brian Knox

A guest house on Lake Bridgeport was destroyed in an explosion Friday morning.

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A friend worth waiting for

A friend worth waiting for

Published Saturday, March 12, 2016
By David Talley

As the sun set over the Wise County Animal Shelter Thursday night, Ricky Dunkin reclined his driver's seat, ready to spend a cold night in his car.

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Soccer: Charging back to top – Bridgeport moves into first with 2-0 victory

Soccer: Charging back to top – Bridgeport moves into first with 2-0 victory

Published Saturday, March 12, 2016
By Richard Greene

On a quick glance up field, Alex Martinez spotted fellow captain Uriel Betancourt running alone.

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Heavy rain leads to floods

Heavy rain leads to floods

Published Wednesday, March 9, 2016
By Brian Knox

If you've forgotten the record-setting rainfall of 2015 after a couple of dry months, then memories are flooding back this week.

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Of hooves and hearts

Of hooves and hearts

Published Wednesday, March 9, 2016
By Racey Burden

Erica Currin smiled brightly for the crowd, waving a little as volunteers helped her move her pig along to the center of the arena.

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Soccer: Eagles return to form – Decatur pulls back into first with 5-0 win

Soccer: Eagles return to form – Decatur pulls back into first with 5-0 win

Published Wednesday, March 9, 2016
By Richard Greene

In dropping a pair of matches to tumble out of first place in District 3-4A, the Decatur Eagles couldn't find the back of the net.

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1 injured in wreck, vehicle fire

1 injured in wreck, vehicle fire

Published Saturday, March 5, 2016
By David Talley

A single-vehicle wreck on County Road 3388, just south of the Texas 114/Farm Road 51 intersection, severely injured a Paradise man around 10:30 Thursday night.

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Bridgeport 4-Her takes home top prize

Bridgeport 4-Her takes home top prize

Published Saturday, March 5, 2016
By David Talley

Bridgeport 4-Her Creed Vineyard didn't have much time to relax Friday at the Wise County Youth Fair.

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Saturday Sports Buffet: Dream run to top – Boyd players recall title shot

Saturday Sports Buffet: Dream run to top – Boyd players recall title shot

Published Saturday, March 5, 2016
By Richard Greene

On a trip to the Erwin Center in junior high, Carol Lambert Smith and Boyd classmate Stephanie Richardson Leidel dreamed about one day being on the floor and playing for a state title.

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Akin wins sheriff’s race

Akin wins sheriff’s race

Published Wednesday, March 2, 2016
By Brian Knox

Lane Akin was elected the next sheriff of Wise County in overwhelming fashion Tuesday night.

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Akers-Amos declares victory; Challenger holds narrow lead with provisional votes still out

Akers-Amos declares victory; Challenger holds narrow lead with provisional votes still out

Published Wednesday, March 2, 2016
By Racey Burden

Janet Akers-Amos celebrated a narrow victory in the Democratic Party county chair election Tuesday night.

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Basketball: Hirschi stops Bulls’ charge – Fourth-quarter woes end Bridgeport’s reign

Basketball: Hirschi stops Bulls’ charge – Fourth-quarter woes end Bridgeport’s reign

Published Wednesday, March 2, 2016
By Richard Greene

The Bridgeport Bulls displayed their championship experience, battling back from a early 12-point deficit to take a lead on Devonte Patterson's 3-pointer in the final minute of the third quarter.

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A chance to fight: Twins push physical limits in pursuit of state spots

A chance to fight: Twins push physical limits in pursuit of state spots

Published Saturday, February 27, 2016
By Richard Greene

Before dawn on a cold, rainy Tuesday morning, Kyndall and Carressa McCasland make their way into the weight room in the Paradise fieldhouse.

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Swapping stories: Auto junkies trade tales, parts and projects

Swapping stories: Auto junkies trade tales,  parts and projects

Published Saturday, February 27, 2016
By David Talley

It's a North Texas bazaar with no shortage of rust, dust and big personalities.

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