PHOTO FEATURES

Hot time on the trail

Published Wednesday, August 27, 2014
By Joe Duty

The bleachers provided much needed shade last weekend at the Chisholm Trail Days Rodeo at the Wise County Fairgrounds in Decatur. Cowboys and cowgirls braved 100-degree temperatures to compete in the annual event.

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Celebrating Back to School

Celebrating Back to School

Published Wednesday, August 20, 2014
By Joe Duty

Debbie Frie jokes about pulling her hair out as she, along with other school employees across the county, frantically prepare for students to arrive next week.

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I’ve got your back

Published Saturday, August 16, 2014
By Joe Duty

During the McCarroll Middle School orientation Thursday, sixth graders sign each other's shirts, as eighth-grader Maegan Shields watches.

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Going Places

Published Wednesday, August 6, 2014
By Joe Duty

The Eighter From Decatur Bike Rally took cyclists up to 55 miles between Decatur, Alvord, Forrestburg and Greenwood.

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Faces of Reunion

Published Wednesday, July 30, 2014
By Joe Duty

Children enjoy playing in the fun house at the Wise County Old Settlers Reunion last week. The carnival attraction is the same one featured in the 1978 film "Grease."

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Reunion Royalty

Reunion Royalty

Published Wednesday, July 23, 2014
By Joe Duty

Winners of the Reunion camp awards are...

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Dig It

Dig It

Published Wednesday, July 16, 2014
By Joe Duty

Samantha Boswell, 14, of Decatur dives for a ball on one of the new sand volleyball courts at Fit-N-Wise Tuesday morning.

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Camp Games

Published Wednesday, July 16, 2014
By Joe Duty

Kids at the Bridgeport Parks and Rec summer camp jump into fun activities.

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Scaly characters

Published Saturday, July 12, 2014
By Joe Duty

Daryl Sprout brought "Snake Encounters" to the Bridgeport Community Center Wednesday, eliciting squeals of delight as well as fright from kids and moms alike as he entertained as part of the Bridgeport Library's summer program.

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Best of Sports 2013-2014

Best of Sports 2013-2014

Published Saturday, July 5, 2014
By Joe Duty

Joe Duty's Best of Sports photos, 2013-2014

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Light up the night

Light up the night

Published Saturday, July 5, 2014
By Joe Duty

A young girl creates a lazy smoke smoke pattern in the air before her sparklers fizzle.

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Go Rangers!

Published Wednesday, June 25, 2014
By Joe Duty

Rangers Captain, mascot for the Texas Rangers, hands a miniature version of himself to Grace Lewis, while John Cowling and Luke Lewis wait for their turn to talk to the fun-loving fellow.

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Whoa! Slithering critters visit the Decatur Public Library

Published Wednesday, June 25, 2014
By Joe Duty

Critterman David Klevin talks about the white boa constrictor Decatur’s Heather West, 7, is holding

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Down and Dirty

Down and Dirty

Published Wednesday, June 18, 2014
By Joe Duty

Aaron Ferrell of Haslet splashes his way to a third-place finish in the Dual Sport Challenge at Saturday’s Caveman Crawl.

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Once upon a time …

Once upon a time …

Published Saturday, June 14, 2014
By Joe Duty

Maids, vultures and evil queens invade the castle in a scene of the Wise Performing Arts Guild's adaptation of "Snow White."

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Courthouse classics

Published Wednesday, June 11, 2014
By Joe Duty

Classic cars and trucks packed the Decatur Square Saturday night for the second Cruise Night of the season.

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In Memory

In Memory

Published Wednesday, May 28, 2014
By Joe Duty

Veterans share a bond that can't be broken. Many gathered at Wise County Memorial Day ceremonies Saturday and Monday to honor their fallen comrades.

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Egg-cellent Inventions

Published Wednesday, May 21, 2014
By Joe Duty

Students were asked to invent a contraption to protect an egg from a 10- to 15-foot drop, but firefighters upped the stakes by raising the ladder to 80 feet.

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Butterfield Stage Days

Published Wednesday, May 14, 2014
By Jimmy Alford

The 32nd annual Butterfield Stage Days Rodeo was action-packed Friday night at Sunset Retreat Arena in Bridgeport as cowboys strapped themselves on the backs of bucking broncs and raging bulls.

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At the Capital 2014

Published Wednesday, May 14, 2014
By Joe Duty and Mack Thweatt

Wise County fights for state titles

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