Wednesday, May 26, 2010

INVESTIGATION LEADS TO FIRINGS – The city of Bridgeport has terminated employees following an internal investigation. The city launched the investigation May 19 when instances of city employee misconduct were brought to light. “We had some improprieties going on that we discovered and we turned it over to the police department,” said Mayor Keith McComis. “There were some employees terminated and some employees we put on leave.” McComis said that because the investigation is ongoing, he was unable to provide more information.

DAYLIGHT BURGLARIES INCREASE – Wise County Sheriff David Walker and Decatur Police Chief Rex Hoskins have reported a recent increase in burglaries committed during daylight hours. Walker said many of the perpetrators are coming from Tarrant and Dallas counties. Hoskins said a common factor in many of the residential burglaries in town was an unsecured entry point such as unlocked doors or windows. Read more in today’s Wise County Messenger.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY – The Wise County Historical Society will meet at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Heritage Museum in Decatur. Sue Tackel will speak on Wise County cemeteries. The public is invited.

HEALTH FORUM – The Wise County Health Forum will meet at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Decatur City Hall Community Room. The agenda will including a wrap up of the Health Fair, an update on the CCHAPS program and results of the community health survey/assessment.

LUNCH TO GO – The Decatur Chamber of Commerce’s Lunch to Go this month is sponsored by the Wise County Messenger 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday. A barbecue sandwich, chips, cookie and a drink are $6 and available by pick up at the office, located at 115 S. Trinity, or delivery. To schedule a delivery, call Misty Hudson today at (940) 627-3107. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Decatur Chamber of Commerce Scholarship program.

POOL TO OPEN – The Bridgeport City Pool opens Saturday. Pool hours are Tuesday noon to 8 p.m.; Wednesday through Friday noon to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. The pool is closed on Tuesday. Admission is $2. For more information, call (940) 683-3480.

FOOD DRIVE – The New Vision Ministry Youth will hold a canned food drive for the hungry children of Wise County. Drop off will be at N-Out in Alvord 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Donations can be made to New Vision Ministry Church, 112 CR 2395 Alvord, TX 76225 c\o Mission Backpack.

OFFICE HOURS CHANGE – The City of Decatur’s Development Services staff is attending training this week, and office hours will be limited. Hours will be 1-5 p.m. through Friday. A full-time building inspector will be on duty every day.

FUNERAL – Service for Kathryn Ann Hodges, 53, of Alvord is 2 p.m. Thursday at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Decatur with burial at Alvord Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at the funeral home.

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