Bridgeport City Council hears storm damage report

Published Saturday, June 20, 2015
By Racey Burden

Bridgeport Parks and Recreation Director Ryan Nolting presented an overview of the damage that Bridgeport sustained during the May storm outbreak at the June 16 city council meeting.

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Districts study preliminary STAAR scores

Published Saturday, June 20, 2015
By Racey Burden

Recently released STAAR and EOC preliminary scores reveal areas where school districts are doing well and also where they can improve.

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Child dies in hunting accident

Published Wednesday, June 17, 2015
By Travis Lisle

A 9-year-old boy was shot and killed in a hunting accident Saturday morning on the Nine Bar Ranch on County Road 4010 east of Decatur.

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Abandoned baby bear finds home

Abandoned baby bear finds home

Published Wednesday, June 17, 2015
By Racey Burden

Paddington the baby black bear, an orphan just like his movie star namesake, has found a new home at the International Exotic Animal Sanctuary (IEAS) in Boyd.

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Judge, sheriff team up to combat mental illness

Published Wednesday, June 17, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners Monday approved a resolution authorizing County Judge J.D. Clark and Sheriff David Walker to work together on the National Association of Counties (NACO) "Stepping Up" initiative, which addresses mental illness in jails.

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Chico School Board hires 3, discusses STAAR results

Published Wednesday, June 17, 2015
By Travis Lisle

The Chico School Board unanimously agreed on three new hires at Monday's regular meeting.

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Decatur School Board digs into bond projects

Published Wednesday, June 17, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Decatur School Board jumped into 2015 bond projects Monday night, awarding multiple bids.

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Bland’s contract extended 1 year

Published Wednesday, June 17, 2015
By Racey Burden

The Bridgeport School Board voted Monday to extend Superintendent Eddie Bland's contract after a three-hour executive session evaluating his performance.

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Rau’s murder trial begins; Defendant says he moved girlfriend’s body to protect her from dogs

Published Saturday, June 13, 2015
By Brian Knox

Lianne Murray was killed by a gunshot wound to the head. That fact is indisputable. The question at the center of her murder trial is not so clear: who fired the fatal shot?

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Man beats neighbor, steals meds

Published Saturday, June 13, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

A Paradise man was arrested covered in blood Wednesday after allegedly beating his neighbor and stealing the man's prescription medication.

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Growing a hobby: Fire chief fine-tunes wine making, wins international competition

Growing a hobby: Fire chief fine-tunes wine making, wins international competition

Published Saturday, June 13, 2015
By Racey Burden

Mike Richardson has worked as a fire chief for years, first in Grapevine and currently in Decatur, but now he has another title to add to his resume - international award-winning winemaker.

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Brother plans trans-Pacific graduation surprise

Brother plans trans-Pacific graduation surprise

Published Saturday, June 13, 2015
By Richard Greene

Walking down the steps of the stage at Boyd's Yellowjacket Stadium after receiving her diploma, Bailey Smith found an unexpected graduation gift waiting - her brother.

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Treadwell accepts interim job

Published Saturday, June 13, 2015
By Travis Lisle

After 24 hours of uncertainty, Lloyd Treadwell officially accepted the interim superintendent job at Alvord ISD.

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Schools skeptical of state tax rebate; Law increases homestead exemption to $25K

Published Saturday, June 13, 2015
By Richard Greene

Homeowners throughout the state will get a small break on their school property taxes this fall.

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Sun shines for Sonflower; Special needs campers blossom at annual summer event

Sun shines for Sonflower; Special needs campers blossom at annual  summer event

Published Wednesday, June 10, 2015
By Racey Burden

Andrea Duwe moved throughout the crowd as the "Hokey Pokey" played, pausing to touch a shoulder or a shake a hand, a bright smile on her face.

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Bare cupboards: WARM desperately needs donations

Published Wednesday, June 10, 2015
By Racey Burden

Sparse shelves, empty banana boxes stacked to the ceiling and pallets barren of food leaned against the wall - Wise Area Relief Mission looks more empty than usual this week.

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Erratic driving leads to accident

Published Wednesday, June 10, 2015
By Richard Greene

A man was flown to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth from the scene of a multiple vehicle accident on U.S. 81/287 Friday evening.

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City to help pay for business’ remodeling plan

Published Wednesday, June 10, 2015
By Brian Knox

A Decatur business looking to expand has changed its original plans, but it will still receive help from the city.

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Rebuilding after the storm; Community comes together to help woman after tornado destroys her home

Published Wednesday, June 10, 2015
By Jimmy Alford

Carol Tanksley prayed for God to take care of her as a tornado was bearing down on her. She was spared, but her house was shattered.

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Wise added to federal disaster declaration

Published Wednesday, June 10, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) added Wise County to its major disaster declaration Friday.

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