Elder holds lowest ERA in MLB


Decatur native Bryce Elder currently leads the Major Leagues in ERA (1.92) after drawing his eighth no-decision of the season in the Atlanta Braves’ 2-1 road loss to the Oakland Athletics Tuesday.

Kid Fish event offers free poles, life lessons to junior anglers

The Texas Game Warden Ronnie Brooks Memorial Kid Fish, an annual event aimed at getting local children hooked on fishing and the outdoors, returns to Wise County Park on Saturday morning.

Athena Alert bill heads to governor

A bill named after Athena Strand that will create a regional alert when a child goes missing was recently passed by the Texas Senate and is expected to be signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott.

Permanent passion

A Living Canvas Tattoo brings new ink to Wise County

Kory Walker, owner of A Living Canvas Tattoo, has been around the tattoo world for nearly his entire adult life. But before the tattoo artist took over the original shop in Old Downtown Lewisville and opened his newest store in Decatur, he was simply an enthusiast who was maintaining a career outside of the tattoo world. In 2007, Walker was […]

Allsup’s manager rescues kittens found in trash can

Kittens found inside bag that was thrown away at the gas station

In between managing inventory, assisting customers and handling payroll, Allsup’s manager Dawn Simpson has recently taken on a new responsibility: nursing a litter of kittens back to life. On May 4, an Allsup’s employee heard a noise in the trash can by the pumps at the Decatur gas station and pulled out a trash bag. Inside the plastic bag, sealed with […]

Decatur draws reigning two-time state champion Liberty in semifinals

Decatur (32-8-1) will face two-time defending champion Liberty (36-8) in the 4A state semifinals 4 p.m. Thursday at the University of Texas at Austin’s Red and Charline McCombs Field.

Proposed improvements to U.S. 81/287 could begin in 2026

A proposed Texas Department of Transportation project is set to make major changes to roadways in south Wise County.  The project would stretch 10 miles and reconstruct the U.S. 81/287 main lanes from north of Pioneer Road to Avondale Haslet Road. Initially proposed in 2019, the project is anticipated to begin construction in 2026, with an estimated cost of $454 […]

DISD Board votes to implement Guardian Program, again

Board action could force change in SRO costs

Following a properly posted agenda, the Decatur School Board Tuesday voted 5-1 to implement the Guardian Program, which would allow properly trained staff to carry guns in school.

Bridgeport eyes $12M infrastructure upgrade

The City of Bridgeport plans to issue approximately $12 million in certificates of obligation to improve the city’s infrastructure. The Bridgeport City Council Monday unanimously authorized the publication of intention to issue the bonds for the purpose of water infrastructure, wastewater infrastructure and road improvements. Approximately $8 million of the debt issuance will be devoted for water and wastewater improvements, […]

City coalition voices opposition to WCSO dispatch fees

The impasse over Wise County Sheriff’s Office dispatch fees reached commissioners court Monday. Beginning Oct. 1, 2024, the Wise County Sheriff’s Office will look to charge fees for dispatch services in the cities of Rhome, Boyd and Runaway Bay. The fees, according to a proposal based on call volume, range from $19,500 a year for Runaway Bay to $65,000 a […]

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