Elizabeth Margaret Salas

Oct. 22, 2023

Mary and James Salas announce the birth of a daughter, Elizabeth Margaret, Oct. 22, 2023 at Wise Health System in Decatur. She weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20 inches long. She has a brother, James, 11 and two sisters, Christine, 9 and Catherine, 8. Grandparents are Michael and Virginia Salas of Lewsiville and Tom and Susan Gallagher of […]

Finnick Allen Hastings

Oct. 19, 2023

Scott and Kali Hastings announce the birth of a son, Finnick Allen, Oct. 19, 2023 at Wise Health System in Decatur. He weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20 inches long. He has a sister, Adaleine, 2. Grandparents are Kyle and Darla Hastings of Paradise, Shirley Moore of Springtown and Rick Moore of North Richland Hills.

Stevie Leeann Holland

Oct. 22, 2023

Cooper and Hannah Holland of Decatur announce the birth of a daughter, Stevie Leeann, Oct. 22, 2023 at Wise Health System in Decatur. She weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and was 19 inches long. Grandparents are Mickey Scarborough, Shauna and Michael Frazier, Mark and Wendy Moreland, all of Decatur, and Wesley and Ashley Holland of Farmersville. Great-grandparents are Gary and […]

Angelina Gonzalez

Oct. 18, 2023

Victor and Maria Gonzalez of Poolville announce the birth of a daughter, Angelina, Oct. 18, 2023 at Wise Health System in Decatur. She weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19 inches long. She has three brothers, Victor Manuel Jr., 13, Antonio, 10 and Jacob, 3 and a sister, Daritza, 16. Grandparents are Juan and Guadalupe Gonzalez of Poolville Alma […]

Hays launches bid for Texas House District 64

Race for seat heats up ahead of primary

Runaway Bay resident and former House District 13 candidate Elaine Hays has announced her entry into the Texas House District 64 race.  Hays, who was raised in Wise County, is entering a race that has grown more divisive in recent weeks between incumbent Representative Lynn Stucky (R-Sanger) and his current and former challenger, Andy Hopper, who nearly unseated Stucky in […]

City eyes $16 million bond issuance

The City of Decatur is planning to issue $16 million in certificates of obligation in 2024 for public safety projects and other critical infrastructure projects. Decatur council members Monday unanimously approved a resolution to notify the public about the city’s intentions to issue the debt. The estimated $16 million in bond funding would earmark $8.4 million to complete the new […]

Traffic troubles

Highway crossovers closed after 9 wrecks reported in 7 days

Changes have been made to a recent trouble spot on a local highway following a number of serious accidents in a short time span.

Early voting underway

More than 600 votes were cast in the first two days of early voting in the Nov. 7 election.

2 hurt in wreck

Two people were hurt, one critically, in a multiple-vehicle wreck Monday.

Decatur ISD to get silent panic alert system

More safety and security measures will soon be implemented at Decatur ISD following action at last week’s school board meeting. The board approved a contract with Centigex Crisis Alert Safety System to provide silent panic alerts through a system of badges that will be worn by employees.