Youth Fair board wrongfully excludes kids

A year ago, Aug. 10, a decision was made by the Wise County Youth Fair Board to exclude children of divorced families by not allowing them to participate in the Wise County Youth Fair. The children targeted were ones that reside with one parent in Wise County and reside and go to school with a parent in another county. The […]

Ann Eanes

Funeral for Ann Eanes, 67, of Chico was to be 2 p.m. Saturday, June 12, at Morrison Funeral Home with Billy Rhone of Irving, Okla., officiating. Burial was to follow at Oak Grove Cemetery. Born Oct. 23, 1942, in Graham to Art Cooper and Mollie Marie (Hubbard) Hughes, she married Dennis Eanes Oct. 16, 1965, in Mary Esther, Fla. Eanes […]

Sarah Gilliland Rich

Funeral for Sarah Gilliland Rich, 67, of Corinth was June 11 at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport with burial at Paradise Cemetery. Rich died Monday, June 7, 2010, in Denton. Born Dec. 1, 1942, in Paradise to Paul and Vaudean (Thomas) Gilliland, she married D. Edward Rich June 2, 1961, in Paradise. She was a member of Denton Bible Church. […]

Virginia Olivia King

Funeral for Virginia Olivia King, 90, of Runaway Bay is at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 15, at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. at West Wilbarger Memorial Park in Vernon. King died Tuesday, June 8, 2010, in Gonzales. Born March 20, 1920, in Honey Grove to A.C. and Katherine (Johnson) McClure, she married Murray King […]

Governor nixes participation in program

Texas will not apply for the second round of federal Race to the Top education funds that could total around $700 million, Gov. Rick Perry said June 1. Race to the Top money comes through a competitive granting program that requires states to adopt national curriculum standards in order to compete for the funding. “Abandoning state standards and adopting new […]

Reports of demise greatly exaggerated

Last spring, when the entire national economy was in the tank, the newspaper death watch was published. It predicted eight of the top 10 newspapers in the country that would be out of business in 18 months. That deadline is fast approaching, and so far the count is zero. None of the 10 have folded, nor are any anticipated to […]

Thanks for thoughtful care

I would like to thank the Wise County paramedics and the Bridgeport Police Department who came to take our daughter to the hospital June 1 at 2 a.m. They were very thoughtful and helpful to her, and I appreciate the care in which they took with her. I would also like to thank Officer Taylor personally for giving my wife […]

Council not to be questioned

I have recently read some very troubling comments about the city of Newark and our city council in your paper. Our city council is made up of volunteers elected by the voters of Newark. We might not agree with all of their decisions all of the time. I doubt that they even always agree on everything all of the time. […]

Bulls safeties prepare for year

Last season, Bridgeport’s Brady Boyd played alongside all-state senior safety Kyle Parker. Now Boyd is preparing to fill Parker’s shoes at free safety and make the calls for the Bulls’ secondary. The incoming senior worked with Parker Eaton at the two safety spots Thursday night as Bridgeport fell to Boyd and topped previously unbeaten Decatur. Another defensive back, Kevin Coan, […]

Rogers earns 9-2A rookie honor

Ariel Rogers proved ready to take over as the Lady Bulldogs’ starting catcher as a freshman this past season. Rogers hit .361 with 17 RBIs and caught every game for Alvord on the way to the playoffs. For her efforts she was named District 9-2A’s Newcomer of the Year this past week. Rogers was one of nine Alvord players to […]