NORTHWEST TRUSTEE UNDER INVESTIGATION — Northwest ISD school board member Kerry Jones has been placed on administrative leave from his post at Colleyville Heritage High School as police investigate an allegation of having an inappropriate relationship with a student, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. Jones is a freshmen counselor at the Grapevine-Colleyville ISD school. In an official statement, Director of Communications Lesley Weaver said, “Northwest ISD is concerned about allegations against Mr. Kerry Jones. Northwest ISD is cooperating fully with law enforcement authorities and its investigation.” In compliance with laws pertaining to board service, Jones “has the legal right to continue service on the board during this time,” the statement said. Jones was elected to place 6 on the board in May 2011.
HISTORIC PHOTOS NEEDED — Historical photographs of Wise County are being collected for display on the walls of the new Weatherford College Wise County. Cathy Johnson, who teaches history and government, is organizing the project. She is hoping citizens, businesses, churches and schools will submit photos and pay for them to be printed. A small plaque will hang with each photo indicating the sponsor and identifying what is in the photo. Read more in the midweek Wise County Messenger on news stands now.
GOLF TOURNAMENT — The annual Decatur Lions Club Golf Tournament benefiting local Boy Scouts will be held Saturday at the Decatur Golf Club. Two-player team registration begins at 8 a.m.
BACK-TO-SCHOOL EVENT — Slidell Elementary will host a back-to-school event 6 to 8 tonight for people of all ages. There will be free haircuts and health, nutrition, eye and dental care information. For more details, call Morgan at (940) 390-3552 or Slidell ISD at (940) 466-3118.
ALVORD MEET THE TEACHER — Meet the Teacher Night at Alvord Elementary is 6-7 tonight. The event will be preceded by a Title I Parent Meeting at 5:30.
DECATUR MEET THE TEACHER — Meet the Teacher Night is 5:30-7 tonight at Young Elementary, Rann Elementary, Carson Elementary and McCarroll Middle School.
DECATUR SOCCER — Decatur Youth Soccer registration is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the Decatur Library. Call Shaun at (940) 210-6629 or Paula at (940) 399-6541 for more information.
BACK TO SCHOOL MOVIE — Decatur’s Rann Elementary back to school outdoor movie night is 8:15 tonight. Rann PTO will be showing “The Lorax” behind the butterfly garden. There will be a drawing for a free copy of the movie. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets.
CUB SCOUTS — Cub Scout Pack 115 in Decatur will have recruiting booths set up at all Decatur elementary schools during Meet the Teacher night tonight. Boys entering grades 1 through 5 can receive information and sign up
HEALTH FORUM MEETING — The Wise County Health Forum meets at 9 a.m. today at the Decatur City Hall Community Room.
HOSPITAL CLAY SHOOT — The annual Wise Regional Health Foundation Clay Shoot is Friday, Aug. 31, at Fossil Pointe Sporting Grounds on Farm Road 51 north of Decatur. The event will feature a gun raffle, door prizes, awards and more. Registration is at 8 a.m. Call Michelle Stone at (940) 626-3850 or email email@example.com for information.
HEAD START — Open enrollment for Boyd Head Start and Early Head Start is ongoing. The new federally funded educational program for low income children birth to four years of age in Boyd is taking applications at 650 Knox Ave. Call (940) 433-9530 or (940) 627-4618 for more information. Space is limited.
FUNERALS — Memorial service for Russell Neill, 81, of Bridgeport is 10 a.m. today in the Chapel at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
MEMORIAL service for Richard Streller, 69, of Decatur is 11 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Decatur.