ROSS DECISION COULD COME IN MARCH — District Judge Roger Towery Monday set the motion for summary judgment hearing for March 19, 2014, in the case of suspended Precinct 4 County Commissioner Terry Ross. On that date, he will rule on County Attorney James Stainton’s motion, which requests that Ross be removed from office without a trial. In February 2012, Texas Rangers seized a child’s playhouse from the Ross home as the result of an investigation that started in late 2011. The commissioner faced charges related to its construction with materials and labor paid for by the county. Read more in the midweek Wise County Messenger on news stands now.
IT’S A LIBRARY, NOT A CAR LOT — The City of Bridgeport says people have been parking and leaving vehicles for sale at the Bridgeport Public Library. The city reminds residents that the use of city property for solicitation is a code violation. Vehicles that are parked and left for sale will be tagged by the Bridgeport Police Department, and the owner will be contacted. The owner then has 72 hours to remove the vehicle from the property.
VACCINATION CLINIC — The Area Health Education Center at Weatherford College Wise County will hold a vaccination clinic 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 7 at the college.
BLOOD DRIVE — Wal-Mart associates are sponsoring a blood drive 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday at Wal-Mart in Decatur.
WRHS BLOOD DRIVE — Wise Regional Health System in Decatur will host a Carter Blood Drive 8 a.m.-5 p.m. today in front of the hospital. For more information, call Annette Raley at 940-626-0167.
FUNERALS — Service for Jim Hardin, 71, of Chico is 2 p.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church of Chico with burial at Newport Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at the Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
FUNERAL mass for Guadalupe DeLuna, 63, of Bridgeport is 11 a.m. Saturday at Jones Family Funeral Home with burial at Boonsville Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with reciting of the rosary at 7 p.m.
MEMORIAL service for Deborah Earlene Carr, 52, of Azle is 10:30 a.m. Friday at New Hope Baptist Church in Boyd. Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur is handling arrangements.
GRAVESIDE service for Jackie Riley, 86, of Keeter is 11 a.m. Friday at Keeter Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at the First Baptist Church of Boyd. Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd is handling arrangements.
GRAVESIDE service for Ira A. Wilson, 95, of Boyd is 1 p.m. Friday at Boyd Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at Christian-Hawkins.
FUNERAL for Laddy Able, 79, of Boyd is 3 p.m. Friday at Trinity Baptist Church in Boyd with burial at Boyd Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at Trinity Church.
MEMORIAL service for James Williams “Pete” Sanders, 79, of Boyd is 2 p.m. Saturday at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel.
GRAVESIDE service for Barbara McKinley, 77, formerly of Decatur is 2 p.m. Friday at Bluebonnet Hills Cemetery in Colleyville. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home.