Thefts reported at fairgrounds


The Wise County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a theft at the Wise County Fairgrounds over the weekend. Sheriff Lane Akin said work crews arrived at the fairgrounds Monday morning and discovered several pieces of maintenance equipment missing from several buildings. “Several of the buildings had been forced open, and a trailer and some other items were missing,” Akin said. “The […]

Eyes on the road

Road construction is a constant around Wise County. Here’s a few spots to keep in mind next week: County Road 4717 in Precinct 1 is under construction. County Road 2648 will be closed in Precinct 1 for a bridge replacement at the bridge. Acorn Drive is closed off U.S. 380 for a bridge replacement. The road into the Seven Wires […]

Dazzle Me Pink set for return


A few tickets remain for Dazzle Me Pink, which will return Wednesday. The popular fundraiser for Mary’s Gift will be held at the First Baptist Church, 1200 Preskitt Road in Decatur. Doors will open at 9 a.m. and the event starts at 10. “There are still tickets available. Right now, I have 265 attending,” said Wise Health Foundation Executive Director […]



Parker Properties Real Estate provided Wise County Meals on Wheels with a donation this week in honor of the 50th anniversary of the amending of the Older Americans Act to include a national nutrition program for seniors 65 and older.

Board approves tax notes for renovation


A month after approving a nearly $3 million renovation project, the Alvord School Board chose the financing mechanism for the project. The board approved a $3.5 million dollar maintenance tax note last week to finance the project to renovate the old middle school/high school building and turn it into an intermediate school campus. “This loan will be paid for from […]

“Dog-tors” are in

PROVIDING COMFORT — Social Services Manager Cassie Shriver holds Allie, one of two therapy dogs helping out at Wise Health System’s Behavioral Therapy center. The hospital has incorporated therapy dogs to help patients in crisis.

Lightning sparks fire

Hundreds lose power during storm

Wind gusts and lightning strikes from severe thunderstorms Monday left hundreds without power and sparked a large fire that threatened several homes near Decatur. The National Weather Service office in Fort Worth issued a severe thunderstorm warning as storms formed along a stalled front and dry line before moving east overnight. In Decatur, a tank battery in the 600 block […]

WHS discharges last COVID-19 patient


Wise Health System reached a new milestone in the long battle against COVID-19 Monday. The lone COVID-19 positive patient was discharged from the hospital. “The last date our facility didn’t have a COVID patient was July 1, 2021,” said WHS Director of Communications and Marketing Shannon Spann. From the end of March 2021 until July, the hospital had multiple days […]

5 hurt in wreck


Five people were transported to Fort Worth hospitals after a head-on collision on Farm Road 730 at County Road 4770 near Briar Thursday night. At 6 p.m., a 2008 Nissan Sentra, driven by Misael Osorto-Herrera, 36, of Fort Worth, pulled out onto the northbound lanes of FM 730. The Nissan swerved into the southbound lanes to avoid being rear-ended by […]

Voter registration deadline is Thursday


There are plenty of choices to be made in the May 7 election, but first, you have to make sure you are registered to vote. “The last day to register for the May 7 city and school election is April 7,” said Wise County Elections Administrator Sabra Srader. That’s this Thursday, in case you don’t have a calendar in front […]

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