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One of Decatur High School's newest teachers, Meghan Woodall, has only been in Wise County for a couple of months, but it already feels like home.Although she graduated with a master's degree in agriculture education in 2010, she didn't start her teaching career until Monday after working at stock shows for the past several years.
For most area cattlemen, hay feeding time is just around the corner. When supplementing cattle with hay, it's important to know the quality of the hay you're feeding and the nutritional requirements of the livestock consuming the hay.
A fire Sunday night has left a Newark family with next to nothing.Kim Ballard said she and her husband, Freddie, had put their grandkids to bed and were outside smoking a cigarette before going to bed themselves when they began hearing a popping sound just before 11.They first thought someone was trying to break in to a house next door, but Kim ... (more)
SHELTER FROM THE SUN - The bleachers provided much needed shade last weekend at the Chisholm Trail Days Rodeo at the Wise County Fairgrounds in Decatur.
If you haven't received a package you've been expecting, you might want to call the Parker County Sheriff's Office.Parker County Sheriff's investigators recently recovered a large amount of stolen property, including many packages believed stolen from homes in Parker, Tarrant and Wise counties that had been delivered by UPS or FedEx.
Almost all county employees will see a pay increase in fiscal year 2015 - all except for the county judge.Under the proposed budget for fiscal year 2015, employees will receive a 3 percent increase in pay, but the judge's position will see a $4,150 decrease.The shift is the result of County Judge Glenn Hughes trying to keep the county in good ... (more)
THEFT ARREST - A Weatherford man suspected in thefts from Wise, Tarrant and Parker counties was arrested last week, according to the Parker County Sheriff's Department.
ALVORDTITLE I - Alvord Elementary School will host its annual Title I Parent Meeting 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, in the elementary school cafeteria.
Paradise City Council places 1, 2 and 3 are up for grabs this year, but only two incumbents have filed and no challengers.
The Texas Railroad Commission is proposing some rule changes to the permitting process for disposal wells - taking into consideration the possibility that those wells might play a role in earthquakes.The TRC is the state agency that regulates the oil and gas industry.Injection wells, used to dispose of fluid recovered from the hydraulic fracturing ... (more)
The Wise County Sheriff's Office has made numerous arrests for drug offenses - and recovered stolen vehicles and guns - as part of a multi-county special operation conducted last week.Chief Deputy Kevin Benton said the Sheriff's Office participates in a program called the Texoma High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area , which periodically holds ... (more)
Jacob Rios, 8, of Decatur devours cotton candy at a Back-2-School Carnival Saturday at the Bridgeport Community Center.
Twenty-three Wise County families got a little bigger Saturday.Wise County Animal Shelter played host to Empty the Shelter Day, a North Texas adoption effort held to encourage pet adoptions by waiving the fees associated with adopting an animal.
Updated: Thu Aug 28, 2014 07:13 am
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