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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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Mother’s Day smiles

Published Saturday, May 10, 2014
By Joe Duty

Alyssa Counts, 5, beams with pride after creating a tissue-paper flower Thursday at The Children's Place in Decatur.

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Eye-Popping Color

Published Wednesday, April 23, 2014
By Joe Duty

Glasswork hangs from a booth at the Glitzy Girls Trailer Park Saturday on the Decatur square.

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Opening Day

Published Wednesday, April 16, 2014
By Joe Duty

Players and their family members release balloons during opening day ceremonies for Wise County Special Needs Baseball.

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Week of the Young Child

Published Wednesday, April 9, 2014
By Joe Duty

Christian Martinez laughs and prepares to release his balloon at Decatur Head Start Tuesday morning.

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Youth Fair 2014

Published Wednesday, March 12, 2014
By Joe Duty

Cameron Tucker grimaces as he attempts to wrestle a steer at the Wise County Youth Fair Rodeo Friday night.

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Wise County Youth Fair

Published Saturday, March 8, 2014
By Joe Duty

Haley Rector with Paradise FFA won grand champion steer Friday at the Wise County Youth Fair.

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Bombs away: Unique vehicles highlight Swap Meet

Bombs away: Unique vehicles highlight Swap Meet

Published Saturday, February 22, 2014
By Brian Knox

All manner of tricked-out golf carts, Gators and mini-motorcycles buzz around the dusty grounds of the Decatur Swap Meet.

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Bridgeport Daddy/Daughter Dance

Published Wednesday, February 19, 2014
By Joe Duty

Frank Flores shows his best dance moves to daughter Angla at the 7th Annual Dad and Daughter Dance Saturday in Bridgeport.

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Warming Hearts

Published Saturday, February 15, 2014
By Joe Duty

Mahota Jameson, 90, smiles in delight after receiving a pair of fuzzy socks from Madelyn Thompson of Decatur.

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