COACH BROWN LEAVING - After five seasons and four trips to the playoffs, Roger Brown is leaving as the Decatur Eagles basketball coach. Brown tendered his resignation Sunday. He is leaving the coaching ranks after nearly two decades to take a job with Edward Jones. Brown came to Decatur after five years as an assistant coach at Texas A&M-Commerce. His team went 12-18 his first season and then followed up with four straight trips to the postseason. The Eagles were a combined 49-15 the past two seasons, including 23-10 in 2011-12.
COCANOUGHER APPOINTED – The Decatur City Council appointed Susan Cocanougher to fill the unexpired term in Place 2 Monday. She fills the spot vacated when Martin Woodruff was elected mayor in May. She will serve until the term expires in May 2013.
NO JURY DUTY – Bridgeport Municipal Court jurors do not need to report to duty today. The trial has been reset.
PANCAKE SUPPER – First United Methodist Church in Decatur will be having a fundraiser pancake supper 6 to 8 tonight. Cost is $6 for adults and $4 for kids 12 and under. Proceeds benefit a trip to visit a church United Methodist sponsors in the Czech Republic.
SUMMER READING – Juggler and comedic performer David Slick is performing at Decatur Public Library today. Programs are at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. It’s Animal Day at Newark Public Library, 3:30 to 5 p.m.
BENEFIT TOURNAMENT – A coed softball tournament in Bridgeport benefiting the Bridgeport Fire Department is Saturday. For more information call Misty Schwartz at (940) 389-0207.
CASA INFORMATIONAL - CASA of Wise and Jack counties will host an informational session at 2 p.m. Saturday at their offices, 300 E. Pecan St. Those interested in being a volunteer in the program should attend. Saturday training begins July 7 and runs through Aug. 4. For more information, call (940) 627-7535.
NORTHWEST TO ADOPT BUDGET – The Northwest School Board meets at 7 tonight in the Board Room at the Administration Building, 2001 Texan Drive in Justin. There will be a public hearing on the proposed tax rate and action items include adopting the budget for 2012-2013 school year.
100 IN THE FORECAST – We just missed our first 100 degree day in Wise County yesterday as the high temperature reached 99, but today’s high is expected to be near 103.
FUNERALS – There are no funerals pending.