City, sheriff hold town hall

Newark city leaders partnered with the Wise County Sheriff’s Office Thursday to hold a town hall meeting for residents concerned about a recent string of thefts in the area. Newark Assistant City Secretary Jeanine Inman said she and other city staff members organized the town hall, which gave citizens a chance to freely ask questions of a panel of Wise […]

Softball: Rasbury earns all-star spot

Kristin Rasbury belted seven home runs and drove in 40 runs in leading the Boyd Lady Yellowjackets to the second round of the playoffs this spring. The soon-to-be Boyd senior will get a chance next week to showcase her talent to the rest of the state in the Texas Girls Coaches Association 1A-4A all-star game. Rasbury will play for the […]

News Briefs for Wednesday, July 5, 2017

BOONSVILLE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – The Boonsville/Balsora Volunteer Fire Department needs volunteers. Those interested should attend the monthly business meeting at 7 p.m. the second Monday of the month at the Boonsville Fire Hall. BRIDGEPORT DONATIONS SOUGHT – Senior Care in Bridgeport is seeking donations for items such as jewelry or bath gel for a community store for the residents. Call […]

Local educators attend state convention

Ten educators from Clay, Montague and Wise counties attended the 88th state convention of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International June 22-24 in Houston. Lou Hitt received a State Achievement Award, and 50-plus-year member Jacquetta Graves received the Tudor Rose Award. State President Marilyn Gregory presided over meetings and conducted member voting of state bylaw proposals. Gamma Epsilon members attended sessions […]

4-H youth win big at District 3 horse show

Fifteen Wise County 4-Hers participated in the 2017 Rolling Plains District 3 4-H Horse Show in Vernon June 21-23, earning all-around awards in three divisions. In the cattle and roping events, the team of Katie Daniells and Cassidy Wilson placed 10th in ranch sorting. Emily Stephens took first in cow boxing, third in cutting, fourth in working cow horse and […]

Library establishes memorial book program

Those wishing to honor a loved one who’s a bibliophile can donate a book to Bridgeport Public Library in his or her honor. Through the library’s Memorial Book program, donors can buy a book, which will then be displayed with the name of the honoree on the bookplate. “We have an application form that they’ll fill out and pick the […]

City issues water warning

Bridgeport has issued its yearly reminder that turnover in Lake Bridgeport will cause high levels of manganese in the water supply. Manganese can cause water to change in taste, color and odor, but it is still safe for consumption. The city flushes the water main weekly to clean the lines of the element. To take care of water issues, the […]

Home destroyed by fire

A Bridgeport home in the 1500 block of 13th Street was destroyed by fire Monday afternoon. The single-story wood structure was fully involved when firefighters arrived on scene just after noon. Bridgeport Fire Chief Terry Long said crews began with an external attack before moving inside the structure after knocking the flames down. Firefighters tapped into a nearby fire hydrant […]

Decatur hires Maddox as baseball coach

Former NFL quarterback and current Grapevine assistant Tommy Maddox is coming to Decatur to lead the baseball program. Maddox was offered and accepted the post this week to lead the 2017 Class 4A Region II finalists. Maddox spent the past two seasons at Grapevine as an assistant for a squad that won the 5A state title in 2016 and was […]

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