Who dunnit? Students work to solve murder in forensics class

A severed hand leaves a small blood trail from the body outline in the middle of the otherwise shiny tile floor. Just a few feet from the gruesome scene, Alvord senior Christina Thomas takes measurements of a footprint left in a pile of dirt, while Maggie Wicks take notes and draws a diagram of the area. “The smallest little bit […]

Karin Maria Davidson

Karin Maria Davidson, 64, of Granbury, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, in Granbury. Services will be held at a later date. Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport is handling arrangements. Karin was born Jan. 1, 1954, in Erlangen, Germany to Fritz and Marianna (Schlaline) Bauer. She married Alton W. Davidson Jr. May 11, 1973, in Germany. She was preceded in death […]

Marcy Pearce Caldwell

Marcy Pearce Caldwell, 90, of Bridgeport, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, in Fort Worth. Funeral was Nov. 2 at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport with the Rev. Christopher Whisnand officiating. Pallbearers were Doug Morrow, Denny Argandona, Wayne Whisnand, Greg Orr, Jeremy Hunter, Blake King, Zak Whisnand and B.J. Fowler. Honorary pallbearers were James Hunter and Harley Hobbs. Marcy was born […]

Taking Care of Business: DHS grad returns home to practice law

Jesse King joined Boyd Powers and Williamson and was sworn into the State Bar of Texas by District Judge Brock Smith in a ceremony Thursday. King, the son of Stacey Sandford Rhine and David King, both of Decatur, received his law degree from Texas Tech University earlier this year. He interned at Walters Balido and Crane in Dallas, Mountain States […]

Month in Review for Octber 2018

BIG NEWS Man arrested in wildfire case Robert Charles Russell was arrested Oct. 4 and charged with arson causes bodily injury, a first degree felony, in connection with the large wildfire Aug. 3 that burned approximately 450 acres near County Road 2391 near Alvord. Russell, 55, was arrested at a travel trailer where he had been living on the Barclay […]

5 Things to Know: The Week Ahead in Wise for Saturday, November 3, 2018

#1 GO VOTE Election Day is Tuesday. You’re tired of the political ads and hateful rhetoric. There’s only one thing left to do. Go vote. It’s time to cast a ballot for the candidates you believe will best serve the community – from the local level all the way up. Polls will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. For […]

Alvord ISD Student Spotlights for Saturday, November 3, 2018

ALVORD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Eigen Schaechtel Grade: 3 Parents: Malloree Hardee and Clay Schaechtel Favorite subject: reading Hobbies: Eigen enjoys playing FortNite and playing outside. He also participates in baseball and basketball. “Eigen is a very hard worker who goes above and beyond in the classroom. He is a huge help by peer tutoring and assisting other students while working to […]

Dream realized: Chico resident completes 32-year journey to citizenship

Two weeks was all that separated Ubaldo Garcia from citizenship. The birthright just missed him, as his mother moved his family from Mexico to Texas when the Chico resident was just two weeks old. She had a dream, for herself and her family, Garcia said – the American dream. For 32 years, the Chico volunteer firefighter and warehouse lead at […]

Done deal: City OKs pact for large development

Moments after Boyd City Council gave its consent Monday for Mayor Rodney Holmes to sign the development agreement for Spring Hill South, its developer Bob Shelton made a few remarks followed by a simple request. “Tell me where to sign Greg!” Shelton said to City Administrator Greg Arrington. Shelton first approached Boyd in January about the proposed development on 153 […]

Community dinner finds new life; Camp steps in to keep tradition alive

For more than 30 years, the First United Methodist Church in Bridgeport facilitated a community Thanksgiving dinner, hosting more than 1,000 people for dinner at Bridgeport High School. It was a cherished tradition in the community. Over the years, the strain of the event became too much for the church, which decided to alter its plans to a dinner for […]