Calvin Marshall Baker
1941-2016

Published Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Calvin Marshall Baker, 74, of Alvord, died Monday, July 18, 2016, in Decatur.

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Fire levels mobile home

Published Wednesday, June 29, 2016

A fire destroyed a single-wide mobile home in the 1200 block of County Road 2750 Saturday night.

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Johnathan Dewayne McKibben
1989-2016

Published Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Johnathan Dewayne McKibben, 27, of Alvord, died Thursday, June 23, 2016, in Decatur.

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TWU recognizes local students

Published Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Several local students were honored for their academic performance at Texas Woman's University for the 2016 spring semester.

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Alvord School Board sets compensation plan

Published Saturday, June 25, 2016

Alvord School Board members approved a districtwide compensation plan and hiring schedule Tuesday night.

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Upcoming Meeting Previews

Published Saturday, June 18, 2016

Trustees meet 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, to discuss a compensation plan, closing the district's Legend Bank Construction Account and considering a workmen's compensation claim.

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Averie Knox and Bexlie Diane Newton

Published Saturday, June 18, 2016

Tyler Newton and Lacey Chestnut of Alvord announce the birth of twin girls, Averie Knox and Bexlie Diane Newton

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Police make arrest in copper theft case

Published Wednesday, June 15, 2016

A man who thought he'd be wily and steal Acme property instead had it blow up in his face.

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School districts change calendars to fit state law

School districts change calendars to fit state law

Published Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Schools across the county worked over the spring semester to change their 2016-2017 calendars, taking in consideration House Bill 2610.

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Football: Back to sidelines – Neighbors returns to coaching, Alvord as coordinator

Football: Back to sidelines – Neighbors returns to coaching, Alvord as coordinator

Published Wednesday, June 15, 2016

After three years out of coaching, Danny Neighbors is returning to the gridiron and to his hometown.

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Upcoming Sports Camps

Published Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Ronnie Gage will hold a session of the Panther Football Camp at the Paradise practice field for incoming freshmen from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 25-28.

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2 arrested for Ball Knob vandalism

2 arrested for Ball Knob vandalism

Published Saturday, June 11, 2016

Two Wise County men have been arrested in connection with the April vandalism at Ball Knob Cemetery near Alvord.

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Reunited with past; Family receives stolen tombstone of relative

Published Saturday, June 11, 2016

Nearly 100 years ago, the Miller family buried their only daughter, Ila Mae, in Alvord Cemetery.

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Baseball: Moving to next level

Published Saturday, June 11, 2016

Decatur senior catcher Michael Hicks signs to play baseball at Hardin-Simmons University.

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F.M. Collins
1933-2016

Published Saturday, June 11, 2016

F.M. "Pat" Collins, 82, of Alvord, died Sunday, June 5, 2016, in Wichita Falls.

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Basketball: Johnson takes over Alvord job – Coach brings 4 titles from Oklahoma

Published Saturday, June 4, 2016

Jerry Johnson's girls basketball teams at Bethel, Okla., won four state titles and made 16 trips to the state tournament, including 12 consecutive from 1996 to 2007.

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Alvord School Board makes several purchases

Published Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Alvord School Board members made several budget decisions Thursday night.

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Infant killed in Thursday rollover

Infant killed in Thursday rollover

Published Saturday, May 28, 2016

An infant was killed and four people were injured in a rollover on U.S. Highway 81/287 near County Road 1595 north of Alvord Thursday morning.

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Saturday Sports Buffet: Ending with style

Published Saturday, May 28, 2016

Twice before, Tony Brazeal has tried to leave the coaching ranks and eventually found his way back to the bench.

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Lavena Rose Parker
1945-2016

Published Saturday, May 28, 2016

Lavena Rose Parker, 70, of Alvord, died Thursday, May 26, 2016, in Alvord.

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