FOLEY PLEADS TO 50 YEARS FOR RAPE – A man pleaded guilty before District Judge John Fostel yesterday morning and accepted a plea deal of 50 years in prison for sexual assault of an elderly woman in Newark last summer. Bobby R. Foley, 27, of Bridgeport broke into a 71-year-old woman’s house in the middle of the night on July 3, 2011. Knowing she was home alone, he proceeded to assault the woman in her bed. Investigators with the Wise County Sheriff’s Office obtained DNA evidence linking Foley to the crime. The DNA evidence also linked Foley to a sexual assault of a 33-year-old woman in Fort Worth in 2005. Foley will be transported to Tarrant County for that case next. Sexual assault of an elderly or disabled person is a first-degree felony punishable by a sentence of five to 99 years or life in prison. Foley must serve half his 50-year sentence before he is eligible for parole. He was arrested at his home in Bridgeport on Sept. 25, 2011, by Bridgeport police officers for this crime.
STREET REPAIR PLAN – After entering an interlocal agreement with the county, the Paradise City Council Thursday devised a priority and optional list for street repairs. On the priority list, School House Road and Pecan Street are to receive a new surface and Bluebonnet, Ash and Hickory streets repaired. Mesquite, Elm and Cedar streets were placed on the optional list.
COACHES HIRED – The Paradise School Board on Thursday unanimously approved hiring Suzanne Taylor and Brooke Shepherd. Taylor will teach English and coach at the high school. Shepherd is to teach junior high science and coach at both the junior high and high school.
MUSICAL CELEBRATION - The Crafton Cemetery Association will have a musical celebration Saturday at Crafton Baptist Church fellowship building (2590 FM 2127). Food will be sold at 5:30 p.m., a cake auction at 6 p.m. and music at 6:30 p.m. Performers include J.D. Clark and Carson Sands. Admission is $5 for adults and children 12 and under free. Proceeds will be used for cemetery repairs and upkeep.
JUGGLER TO PERFORM – The Decatur Public Library Summer Reading Club presents world-record holding juggler David Slick at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 26. The Summer Reading Club is a free program open to children of all ages. Call the library at (940) 393-0290 for more information.
CAR SHOW – The Hills Nursing and Rehab in Decatur will hold their second annual antique car show Saturday. Hamburgers will be served at noon, and the show is at 3 p.m.
BENEFIT TOURNAMENT – A coed softball tournament in Bridgeport benefiting the Bridgeport Fire Department is June 30. For more information call Misty Schwartz at (940) 389-0207.
FOOTBALL SIGN-UPS – Alvord youth football sign-ups for third through sixth graders are 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the old middle school gym in Alvord. Call Larry Hickey at (940) 399-9846 for information.
MOBILE MAMMOGRAPHY – The Moncrief Cancer Center Mobile Mammography Unit will offer fully-funded mammograms at Alvord City Hall Saturday by appointment. For more information or to schedule a mammogram, call (800) 405-7739.
SELECT SOFTBALL – Tryouts for a 10-and-under select softball team Saturday at the Decatur High School softball field. Registration is at 8 a.m., and tryouts are at 9. For information, call David Minor at (682) 201-7021 or Debbie Smith, (940) 627-0178.
FUNERALS – Memorial service for Randy Garrett, 58, of Boyd is 2 p.m. Friday, June 22, at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Boyd.
SERVICE for Steven Keener, 53, of Boyd is pending at Christian-Hawkins.
SERVICE for Winfred Wayne “Wimp” Betty, 80, of Decatur is pending at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.
FUNERAL for Keith William Jozwiak, 30, of Decatur is 4 p.m. today at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel.
GRAVESIDE service for Mildred Irish, 97, of Decatur is 6 p.m. Sunday at Cottondale Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at All Saints Episcopal Church in Fort Worth.