Bridgeport facing $55 million loss in values

Published Wednesday, May 25, 2016
By Racey Burden

Like other cities across Wise, Bridgeport will receive considerably less tax revenue for fiscal year 2016-2017.

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Calling all fine arts fans: Local sculptor looks for support for county art center

Published Wednesday, May 25, 2016
By Racey Burden

A local artist has decided Wise County needs an art center, and this week there's an interest meeting to determine if others agree.

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Decatur City Council makes board appointments

Published Wednesday, May 25, 2016
By Brian Knox

Monday's council meeting began with a farewell to a long-serving council member and ended with the appointment of citizens to numerous boards.

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Schluter returns as Northwest ISD School Board president; Trustees OK 2 percent raise

Published Wednesday, May 25, 2016
By Richard Greene

Mark Schluter is returning to the head seat on the Northwest ISD School Board for a third time.

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Decatur School Board approves technology upgrades

Published Wednesday, May 25, 2016
By Brian Knox

After approving network hardware a few months back, the Decatur School Board last week needed to approve some cabling upgrades to take advantage of the new technology.

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Manning named interim Chico superintendent

Published Wednesday, May 25, 2016
By David Talley

In a special session Friday evening, Chico trustees appointed Kenneth Manning interim superintendent.

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Coach steers youth team to second undefeated season

Published Wednesday, May 25, 2016
By David Talley

She's a bilingual drill sergeant on the sidelines, blending orders in English and Spanish to young soccer players like they're soldiers.

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Thin blue light: Deroy Bennett finds renewed purpose 36 years after losing his father

Thin blue light: Deroy Bennett finds renewed purpose 36 years after losing his father

Published Saturday, May 21, 2016
By Brian Knox

Deroy Bennett of Decatur has carried around a shadow for 36 years. It's a shadow that few would understand.

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Marlett pleads guilty to murder

Published Saturday, May 21, 2016
By Brian Knox

A Chico man has pleaded guilty to the murder of another Chico resident one day before the one-year anniversary of the crime.

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County to sell Bridgeport office space

Published Saturday, May 21, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

A few county employees in Bridgeport will soon be moving to Decatur.

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Vote in runoff election Tuesday

Published Saturday, May 21, 2016
By Brian Knox

If early voting in Tuesday's primary runoff election is any indication, Wise County voters are showing little interest in the races that remain.

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Alvord City Council covers gas, trees and roads

Published Saturday, May 21, 2016
By David Talley

Alvord City Council members voted Thursday night to continue the city's agreement with Atmos Energy, granting the company continuing access to right-of-ways.

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Boyd ISD hosts technology open house

Published Saturday, May 21, 2016
By David Talley

More than 20 tiny, bright screens perforate the darkness in Amy Wilson's English classroom at Boyd High School.

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Decatur EDC anticipates hiring director next month

Published Saturday, May 21, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Decatur Economic Development Corp. is inching closer to hiring a new director.

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Greyhounds defend state academic title

Published Saturday, May 21, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

The Slidell Greyhounds will take Austin by storm next week as they defend their Class A University Interscholastic League academic title.

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Starting over: Richey represents reinvigorated Dragon UIL program

Published Saturday, May 21, 2016
By David Talley

As his school's lone hope for a 2016 UIL state title, Austin Richey prefers to take challenges as they come.

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Senior surprised by regional win

Published Saturday, May 21, 2016
By Racey Burden

Winning the science competition at regional UIL took Bridgeport senior Noah Peterson by surprise. He hadn't expected to advance to state.

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Writer makes second run for title

Published Saturday, May 21, 2016
By Racey Burden

In his second state appearance, Paradise junior Avery Caddell hopes to do one place better than in his first.

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Drewry advances to Austin … again

Published Saturday, May 21, 2016
By Brian Knox

For the second year in a row, Decatur High School senior Mickey Drewry will compete in a journalism event at the state academic meet next week.

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Send us a sign; Historical society looks for old schoolhouse sites

Published Saturday, May 21, 2016
By Racey Burden

Around 20 years ago, former Wise County Judge Charles Wilhite tried to save what he could of local history.

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