UPDATE

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

REWARD OFFERED FOR SHOOTING INFORMATION - Crime Stoppers of Wise County is offering a $2,000 reward for tips leading to the arrest of the person or people responsible for a double shooting in Alvord last week. Wise County Sheriff’s Office investigators continue to collect evidence in the case to determine who shot 17-year-old Rhett Barclay and 41-year-old Brent Dixon at a home in the 300 block of North Wickham Street around midnight in the early morning hours of Aug. 7.

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Cultural exchange: Japanese students and local families learn from each other Football: Ready for action – Teams head into scrimmages Meet the Eagles
 
Cultural exchange: Japanese students and local families learn from each other

Cultural exchange: Japanese students and local families learn from each other

Two Wise County families this summer welcomed guests from across the globe.

Football: Ready for action – Teams head into scrimmages

Football: Ready for action – Teams head into scrimmages

After a week of hitting on each other, Wise County teams will finally get the opportunity to line up against someone new, starting Friday.

Meet the Eagles

Meet the Eagles

Young Eagle players practice their skills in the shadow of the scoreboard at Saturday night's Meet the Eagles.




NEWS HEADLINES

Seniorgarten: Sisters born 12 years apart share big first days

Published Wednesday, August 16, 2017
By Brian Knox

Carson Read begins her senior year today with the first day of classes at Decatur High School.

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Milk recall issued for local dairy

Published Wednesday, August 16, 2017
By Brian Knox

Raw milk from K-Bar Dairy in Paradise has tested positive for the Brucella bacteria, prompting a recall by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

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Clerk arrested for theft by public servant

Published Wednesday, August 16, 2017
By Brian Knox

A Newark city employee was arrested recently for stealing money from the city.

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No increase in proposed tax rate

Published Wednesday, August 16, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners Monday proposed keeping the tax rate the same as last year - 37.89 cents per $100 property valuation for fiscal year 2018.

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SPORTS HEADLINES

Football: Ready for action – Teams head into scrimmages

Published Wednesday, August 16, 2017
By Richard Greene

After a week of hitting on each other, Wise County teams will finally get the opportunity to line up against someone new, starting Friday.

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Golf: Driving for country – Rottner to represent USA at University Games

Published Wednesday, August 16, 2017
By Richard Greene

Finishing up college with a degree in finance, Dylan Rottner is planning a trip halfway across the world to play golf.

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OUR OPINIONS

Goodbye, old friend: Crash is called home


Published Wednesday, August 16, 2017 | By Kristen Tribe

Crash, the cat, has died. My feline best friend left this earth July 24. You may recall first meeting him in a February column, described as a cat "who despite all odds, keeps on keepin' on."

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Offering heartfelt thanks

Published Wednesday, August 9, 2017
By Cindy, Terry and Maddi Terry

The closest any of us will ever get to seeing God while still existing on this earth is by experiencing His love through others.

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Listen to the Master trimmer

Published Saturday, August 5, 2017
By Irene Wilson

No clouds to obscure the sun, temperature soared. The heat shimmered off the road in front of the house. And while I enjoy hot temperatures, manual labor and heat combined made me a hot, sweaty mess.

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