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Thursday, August 28, 2014

RESTAURANT BURGLARY - Decatur police are investigating a burglary of a local restaurant.

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Related Topix: Decatur, TX, Bridgeport, TX

Wed Aug 27, 2014

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Woodall finds new home with a familiar mentor

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.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Corpus Christi, TX, Calallen, TX, Decatur, TX

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Hay show set for Sept. 4

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.

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Related Topix: Meat, Life, Beef, Food

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Family escapes fire with lives, little else

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)

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Related Topix: Fire, Newark, TX, Rhome, TX, Haslet, TX

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Hot time on the trail

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.

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Related Topix: Decatur, TX

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Local 4-Hers recognized at banquet

Wise County 4-H families gathered Aug. 11 to recognize the accomplishments of the youth in the 4-H program.

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Related Topix: Chico, TX, Slidell, TX, Paradise, TX, Decatur, TX, Alvord, TX

Sun Aug 24, 2014

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Commissioners dig into budget

County commissioners have proposed an almost $70 million budget for fiscal year 2015, and Auditor Ann McCuiston hit the financial highlights in a budget workshop Thursday.The bulk of the discussion centered around declining a state stipend for the judge's salary, but McCuiston gave the details behind other significant numbers.She said there was a ... (more)

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Related Topix: Tarrant County, TX, Dallas, TX, Fort Worth, TX, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Sat Aug 23, 2014

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Package thief may have hit Wise

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.

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Related Topix: Parker County, TX, Weatherford, TX

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County judge's paycheck to shrink

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)

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Dr. and Mrs. C.M. Cocanougher

Dr. C.M. and Jo Ann Cocanougher of Decatur will celebrate their 60th anniversary Aug. 28. Dr. and Mrs. C.M. Cocanougher Charles and Jo Ann Gary were married Aug. 28, 1954, in Fort Worth at Matthews Memorial Methodist Church.

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Related Topix: Decatur, TX, US Military, US Air Force, College Station, TX

Fri Aug 22, 2014

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Friday, August 22, 2014

CHISHOLM TRAIL RODEO - The Chisholm Trail Days Rodeo is today and tomorrow at the Wise County Fairgrounds.

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Related Topix: Rhome, TX, Decatur, TX, Kennedale, TX, Boyd, TX

Thu Aug 21, 2014

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

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.

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Related Topix: Weatherford, TX, Parker County, TX, Alvord, TX, Life, Hobbies, Genealogy

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Decatur EDC board to swear in Joiner

Matt Joiner, associate dean of Weatherford College Wise County, will be sworn in as a new member of the board of the Decatur Economic Development Corp. when the board meets Thursday, Aug. 21.The meeting is 9 a.m. in the EDC office at 106 N. Trinity.Joiner was appointed June 23 by the Decatur City Council but was unable to attend the July meeting.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

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News Briefs for Wednesday, August 20, 2014

ALVORDTITLE I - Alvord Elementary School will host its annual Title I Parent Meeting 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, in the elementary school cafeteria.

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Related Topix: Alvord, TX, Bridgeport, TX, Runaway Bay, TX, Decatur, TX

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Paradise City Council election in the air

Paradise City Council places 1, 2 and 3 are up for grabs this year, but only two incumbents have filed and no challengers.

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Proposed changes link injection wells, earthquakes

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)

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Related Topix: Texas, Azle, TX, Reno, TX, Geology, Science, Parker County, TX

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'Surge' results in arrests, recovery of stolen items

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)

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Related Topix: Drugs, Alvord, TX, Decatur, TX

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Celebrating Back to School

Jacob Rios, 8, of Decatur devours cotton candy at a Back-2-School Carnival Saturday at the Bridgeport Community Center.

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Related Topix: Decatur, TX

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Wins help offset losses for shelter volunteers

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.

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Guidelines for effective discipline

After what I hope was a fun-filled summer for all Wise County school-aged children, it's time to switch back to the routine that school days bring.

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