2017-01-28 E-Edition

Malakai Dale Austin

Donald and Brittany Austin of Boyd announce the birth of a son, Malakai Dale, on Jan. 22, 2017, at Wise Health System in Decatur. He weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces and 19 inches long. Malakai has one brother, Mitchell Edward, 2, and one sister, Mollie Rose, 5. Grandparents include Gayla Mathes of Boyd and Roger and Tonya Crutcher of Springttown. […]

Henry James Degler

Alexandria and Austin Degler of Bowie announce the birth of a son, Henry James, on Jan. 20, 2017, at Wise Health System in Decatur. He weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 19 inches long. Henry has one brother, Oliver, 3 . Grandparents include Jennifer Myers of Roanoke, Jeremy Myers and Gary Jimarez of Rhome, Karen and J.J. Kaiser of […]

Lucky Vann’Rye Lester

Anatosha Hudson of Fort Worth announces the birth of a son, Lucky Vann’Rye Lester, on Jan. 23, 2017, at Wise Health System in Decatur. He weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 19 inches long. Lucky has three brothers: Bobby Gordon, 11; Isaya Hazelwood, 9; and Morgan Hudson, 8.

Sandy Lynn Lansford-Knowles

Sandy Lynn Lansford-Knowles, 48, of Sanger, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, in Denton. Memorial service was Jan. 27 at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport with the Rev. Rick Cooper officiating. Sandy was born June 6, 1968, in North Richland Hills to Robert and Chris (Clanton) Lansford. She enjoyed shopping, watching soap operas and cooking. She is survived by her […]

Devin McKenzie Geninatti

Devin McKenzie Geninatti, 17, of Bridgeport, died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, in Fort Worth. Funeral is 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport. Devin was born Oct. 25, 1999, in Carrollton to John Geninatti Jr. and Shannon (Hamer) Hardy. He was a student at Bridgeport High School. Devin competed in cross country and ran track. He […]

Maurine Gales

Maurine Gales, 98, died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017. Graveside service is 2 p.m., Monday, Jan. 30, at Mount Olivet Cemetery, 2301 N. Sylvania Ave., in Fort Worth. Visitation is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Mount Olivet Chapel. Maurine was born Aug. 26, 1918, in Tennison to Katy and K.B. Hancock. She was preceded in death by her husband, […]

I Pledge Allegiance

Slow days at the coffee shop

Things move kind of slowly during the period between Christmas and the first of the year. Especially for the guys at the coffee shop. It’s not uncommon to hear one man ask, “What are you going to do today?” Among witty responses are these: “I’m taking the day off today.” From a man who doesn’t do anything (ever), this is […]

All about that bike: Love him or hate him, Armstrong still significant to sport

This weekend I will race my bicycle against Lance Armstrong. For at least the last five years, the Texas Chainring Massacre bicycle race has taken place around the city of Valley View on mostly gravel roads. It started as a pretty small event but has steadily grown into an annual tradition for the small town. Local musicians, restaurants, breweries and […]