Patricia Ann Pool
1946-2017

Published Saturday, January 28, 2017

Patricia Ann Pool, 70, of New Fairview, died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, in New Fairview.

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Burglary suspect pleads guilty

Published Saturday, January 7, 2017

One of six Fort Worth-area residents arrested in connection with a couple of "smash and grab" style burglaries near New Fairview in October has pleaded guilty.

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Heat lamp, space heaters cause 2 fires

Heat lamp, space heaters cause 2 fires

Published Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The use of space heaters and a heat lamp led to two house fires Friday.

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6 arrested in store burglaries

Published Saturday, October 22, 2016

Sheriff's investigators say a group of burglars took several steps to ensure a successful crime, but like the best laid plans of mice and men, things went awry.

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Mayor faces assault charge

Published Wednesday, July 13, 2016

A local mayor has been indicted by a Wise County grand jury for felony assault of a security guard.

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Rabies confirmed in kitten

Published Saturday, June 18, 2016

A kitten in Wise County has tested positive for rabies.

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Grass fire devours mobile home

Grass fire devours mobile home

Published Wednesday, February 17, 2016

A fast-moving grass fire destroyed a mobile home on Private Road 4442 between New Fairview and Decatur in the East Wise fire district Saturday afternoon.

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Charles Ray Kennedy
1953-2016

Published Saturday, January 9, 2016

Charles Ray Kennedy, 62, of New Fairview died Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016, at home surrounded by those who love him.

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Ice leads to fatal accident on FM 2264

Ice leads to fatal accident on FM 2264

Published Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Residual ice from Monday's snow storm sent a truck off of Farm Road 2264 and on top of a SUV submerged in a creek in New Fairview Tuesday morning.

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Fire destroys two-story home

Fire destroys two-story home

Published Wednesday, October 28, 2015

A family of three lost their South Wise home to a fire early Monday morning.

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Aubrey Ski Willett

Published Saturday, July 25, 2015

Hailey Hitz and Trevor Willett of New Fairview announce the birth of a daughter, Aubrey Ski Willett

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Dumped puppies rescued

Published Saturday, March 21, 2015

Information is being sought on the person responsible for dumping a bag of puppies into a creek near New Fairview.

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Decatur man injured in Wednesday wreck

Published Saturday, September 13, 2014

The driver of a Ford Mustang involved in a two-vehicle accident on U.S. 287 New Fairview Wednesday night was ejected after hitting an 18-wheeler and flipping over.

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Man hurt after driving off road

Published Saturday, September 13, 2014

A New Mexico man was seriously injured in a one-vehicle wreck on U.S. 81/287 near New Fairview Thursday afternoon.

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Ernest Theadore Hancock Jr.
1939-2014

Published Saturday, August 16, 2014

Ernest Theadore Hancock Jr., 75, of New Fairview died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, in Decatur.

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Scout donates duck boxes to Forest Service

Published Saturday, July 19, 2014

To earn his rank as an Eagle Scout, a local teenager decided to help out another winged creature.

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2 homes charred in separate fires

2 homes charred in separate fires

Published Saturday, July 12, 2014

Fire ravaged two mobile homes in separate incidents early Friday morning. The blazes were reported within 30 minutes of each other.

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Vargas graduates UT

Published Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Laurita Vargas recently graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a degree in kinesiology, exercise science and minors in business and psychology.

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Johnny Ray McDowell
1933-2014

Published Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Johnny Ray McDowell, 81, a retired truck driver from New Fairview, died Monday, May 26, 2014, in Decatur.

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Chicken coop fire ignites trailer home

Chicken coop fire ignites trailer home

Published Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A fire that started in a chicken coop tore through half of a trailer home at 308 Private Road 4433 early Sunday morning, leaving a cat and one of the five dogs in the residence dead.

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