Sissies outlast Burkburnett in area matchup

The Bridgeport Sissies (24-12) claimed a 4A area trophy with a 49-43 win over Burkburnett at Bowie High School.

Candidates rush in to file by deadline

Friday was the deadline to file for the May 7 election. Several candidates rushed in to file before 5 p.m.

Wise’s first-round matchups announced

A total of four Wise County boys basketball teams will embark on their postseason journeys starting Friday. 

Paradise no-hits Chico in season opener

Paradise pitcher McKenna Snyder struck out eight in three innings, no-hitting the Chico Lady Dragons in a 15-0 win. 

Slidell pushes past Saltillo for area win

The Slidell Lady Hounds defeated postseason rival Saltillo to claim the 1A area trophy Thursday, 43-34.

Decatur rallies to knock off Glen Rose in OT

The Decatur Lady Eagles knocked off playoff rival Glen Rose in overtime in a 4A area contest Thursday, 55-49.

Update for Friday February 18, 2022

DECATUR HIRES HUFF AS AD/FOOTBALL COACH — Decatur ISD trustees Thursday unanimously approved the hiring of College Station athletic coordinator and football coach Steve Huff to serve as the district’s new athletic director/head football coach. “This is a slam-dunk,” Decatur superintendent Chad Jones said. “Steve Huff has as good of a resume as I think any coach in the state of Texas at any level.” Huff has been with College Station since 2012, and holds a 100-26 record (79.4 winning percentage) with the Cougars. The team defeated Aledo 20-19 in the 2017 5A Division II state championship. In the 2021 season, the Cougars finished 15-1. Katy Paetow defeated College Station for the 5AI state title, 27-24.

Ready to lead

New superintendent brings roots in school leadership, service to BISD

Bridgeport Superintendent Amy Ellis learned about school leadership at the dinner table growing up. Both of her parents were principals. As a kid, Ellis took interest in their days, the complex issues educators face, and how good leaders react in those situations. In many ways, that education at home was as formative to her leadership style as the degrees hanging […]

Hernandez indicted for murder


Daniel Trevino Hernandez has been indicted for murder in the death of 41-yearold Paradise resident Chad Vess last year. The indictment, handed up by a Wise County grand jury last week, alleges Hernandez “intentionally or knowingly” caused Vess’ death by shooting him with a handgun Nov. 30, 2021. A second paragraph said the 61-year-old Boyd resident intended to cause serious […]

Early morning blaze destroys home


Fire destroyed a double-wide trailer in the 200 block of Judge Court in New Fairview Thursday morning. Firefighters from East Wise, Decatur and Rhome responded to the blaze at about 3 a.m., according to East Wise assistant fire chief Jim Blackney. “When we arrived on scene, we saw the entire roof structure of the home was nothing but solid flames,” […]