Robert Lee Ware Jr.
1937-2018

Published Saturday, April 7, 2018

Robert Lee "Bob" Ware Jr., 80, of Cottondale, died Tuesday, April 3, 2018, in Wichita Falls.

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5 bombs discovered

5 bombs discovered

Published Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Five pipe bombs were discovered and detonated last Friday on a 32-acre property off County Road 3585 southwest of Cottondale.

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Crash injures 1

Crash injures 1

Published Saturday, March 10, 2018

One person was flown to a Fort Worth hospital Wednesday night following a two-vehicle crash in the south part of the county.

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Fire consumes rock house

Published Wednesday, February 28, 2018

A rock house in Cottondale was destroyed by fire early Saturday morning.

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Homes evacuated due to grass fire near Cottondale

Published Monday, January 22, 2018

Several homes in the Jamberly Hills subdivision northwest of Cottondale were evacuated for two hours, while firefighters worked a large grass fire off County Road 3657 Monday afternoon.

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Western Wise County experiences a pair of power outages

Published Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Oncor crews are working to restore power to hundreds of customers in western Wise County after a pair of outages Wednesday morning. A down line on U.S. 380 took out power to 550 customers in the Runaway Bay area around 5 a.m. Wednesday. Later in the morning more than 600 residents stretching from the west side of Bridgeport, Cottondale, Balsora and into Parker County were without power. Oncor spokesperson Sabrina Easley said efforts to restore power were complicated by the heavy load on the system due to the frigid temperatures.

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Driver indicted in fatal wreck

Published Saturday, November 18, 2017

A driver involved in a deadly crash near Cottondale in July has been indicted by a Wise County grand jury.

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Raymond Hull
1926-2017

Published Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Raymond (Buddy) Hull, 91, of Cottondale, died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, in Cottondale.

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Warrant issued

Published Saturday, September 30, 2017

Arrest warrants have been issued for the person investigators say shot another man at a party last weekend near Cottondale.

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Thanks to local VFDs

Published Saturday, September 30, 2017

My sincere gratitude goes out to Boyd and Cottondale volunteer fire departments for your quick response to a hay and pasture fire Labor Day on County Road 4680 and 4681 in Boyd.

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Man shot at party

Published Wednesday, September 27, 2017

A Fort Worth man was hurt when he was shot at a home in the Cottondale area early Saturday morning.

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Weatherford man killed in wreck

Weatherford man killed in wreck

Published Saturday, July 15, 2017

One person was killed and another seriously injured in a two-vehicle wreck Wednesday morning near Cottondale.

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Local teen killed in crash

Local teen killed in crash

Published Saturday, July 8, 2017

A Paradise High School student was killed in a head-on collision Thursday afternoon on Farm Road 2123, just east of Cottondale.

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Alice Rasco
1934-2017

Published Saturday, April 22, 2017

Alice Rasco, 82, of Cottondale, died Tuesday, April 18, 2017.

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Daphne Odum Merrell
1918-2016

Published Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Daphne Odum (Stewart) Merrell, 98, of Cottondale died Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016.

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Florence Elizabeth Miller
1933-2016

Published Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Florence Elizabeth (Hansell) Miller, 83, of Cottondale/Paradise, died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, in Decatur.

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Home damaged by fire

Published Wednesday, November 16, 2016

A house near Cottondale was heavily damaged by fire Saturday morning.

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Cottondale mobile home burns

Cottondale mobile home burns

Published Wednesday, June 15, 2016

A mobile home fire just off School House Road north of County Road 3480 near Cottondale produced a tall column of white smoke visible from Decatur Monday afternoon.

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Owen Matthew Read

Published Saturday, May 28, 2016

Brian and Alison Read of Cottondale announce the birth of a son, Owen Matthew

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Outlaw’s grave recognized with historical marker

Published Saturday, April 23, 2016

The gravesite of George Barnes, aka "Machine Gun Kelly," will be declared a historical site Sunday as part of the annual Cottondale Community Reunion.

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