MALONE CHARGED WITH MURDER – David Malone, the suspect in the disappearance of Samantha McNorton, 28, of Sunset, was charged with murder Sunday evening. During the overnight hours Saturday into Sunday morning, Malone, 29, of Bowie led investigators to a rural area near Greenwood. A woman’s body was found in a grave at the location, near the intersection of County Road 2535 and Greenwood Road. Wise County Sheriff David Walker said the body appeared to be that of a female, but it may be some time today before a positive identification can be made. Texas Rangers, the Wise County Sheriff’s Office and forensic anthropologists from the University of North Texas spent much of the day Sunday at the location. Walker said the body was taken to the Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office. McNorton was allegedly last seen Nov. 2 with Malone in Runaway Bay. McNorton’s family members reported her missing Nov. 13. Malone is being held in the Wise County Jail with bond set at $2 million.
ONLY BOYD REMAINS – Wise County still has one team playing football as the Boyd Yellowjackets won their bi-district match-up against Farmersville 21-15 Friday at the Little Elm Athletic Complex. They will take on Winnsboro in Rockwall at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Argyle defeated Bridgeport 45-0 Friday at Marauder Field in Flower Mound to end the Bulls’ season.
IDENTITY THEFT PROGRAM – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Wise County is hosting an identity theft program 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Weatherford College Wise County. There will be a hamburger supper sponsored by area banks followed by a presentation from a United States secret service agent who will educate participants on protecting themselves from becoming a victim of identity theft. Call the Wise County Extension office at (940) 627-3341 to register.
LIGHTED PARADE -Bridgeport’s lighted Christmas parade is 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, in historic downtown. This year’s theme is Winter Wonderland, and all entries must be lighted. Deadline to enter is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4. For an application or more information, call (940) 683-3404.
ALVORD GT NOMINATIONS – Alvord ISD Gifted and Talented Services are now accepting nominations for the spring 2013 gifted and talented identification process. Nomination forms may be obtained at all three campus offices and by visiting www.alvordisd.net. The deadline to nominate a student in grades K-11 currently enrolled in the Alvord district is Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. Contact Kaysi Hamilton, Alvord Gifted and Talented coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
RODEO TEAM BAKE SALE – The Decatur High School rodeo team will hold a bake sale fundraiser at 10:30 a.m. today at First Financial Bank in Decatur. The sale will include pies, cakes, cupcakes, cookies and more.
SUPPORT GROUP MEETING – The Wise County Adult Grief Support Group meets 6-7:30 tonight at the Wise County Sheriff’s Department. For more information, call Laura Tanner at (940) 626-2973.
THANKSGIVING WEEK LUNCHES – The Bridgeport Middle School Student Council will provide free lunches to any students and parents who would like a lunch during Thanksgiving break. Lunches will be served at Harwood Park from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. daily today through Friday.
DEMOCRATS TO MEET – Wise County Democrats meet 7 tonight in the second floor courtroom of the Wise County Courthouse. Newly-elected County Surveyor Davey Edwards will be the guest speaker.
RINGERS STILL NEEDED – Local volunteers are needed to ring the Salvation Army bell in front of Wal-Mart in Decatur between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Two-hour slots are available 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. All money collected stays in Wise County. To sign up your group, call Tana Fedric at (940) 627-5859.
FUNERALS – Memorial service for Henry “Curley” Crowson, 81, of Boyd is 11 a.m. today at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
FUNERAL for Jerry L. Beard, 78, of Bridgeport is pending at Jones Family Funeral Home.
SERVICE for Peggy Green, 75, of Bridgeport is pending at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
SERVICE for Jerry Foster, 92, formerly of Decatur is pending at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.