4 ARRESTED IN HOME INVASION CASE – Investigators with the Wise County Sheriff’s Office have arrested four people allegedly involved with the violent Sept. 16 home invasion of an Alvord man. Officers found suspect William H. Williams, 20, of Bowie, hiding in an attic of a friend’s home in Forestburg. Michael Hilt, 24, of Bowie was arrested Tuesday night in Bowie, along with Erica M. Gauna, 21, also of Bowie. And Robert A. Brown, 27, was arrested Tuesday night in McKinney. Video surveillance set up inside the 39-year-old victim’s home captured images of three suspects. All four were taken to Wise County Jail and charged with burglary of a habitation. Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 Judge Teri Johnson set their bail at $150,000 each. They remain in custody.
SEPTEMBER RAINFALL BELOW NORMAL – Rain showers were few and far between once again in September with only 1.91 inches of precipitation recorded, according to weather watcher Doyle Green in Decatur. That’s well below the average of 3.37 inches for September. That brings the total for the year to 23.48 inches. Temperatures in September ranged from a low of 48 on Sept. 30 to a high of 105 on Sept. 2.
FALL FESTIVAL – The 16th Annual Greenwood Fall Festival is 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, in Greenwood. The parade is at 10 a.m. For more information or to reserve booth space, call Gerry Galloway at 940-466-7997 or Linda Hood at 940-466-7597.
RODEO – The Decatur Rodeo Team is hosting its rodeo at 8 p.m. Friday, 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Posse Grounds in Decatur. There will be a concession stand, silent auction, vendors and a raffle for a longhorn steer. You can purchase raffle tickets at the rodeo or in advance from any rodeo team member for $5 each or 5 for $20. A calf and steer scramble will be held each day. A dance will be held 9 p.m.-midnight Saturday at the rodeo. Saturday is also “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” night for Breast Cancer Awareness. Tickets at the gate are $5 per person. Chili’s in Decatur is also donating 15 percent of each ticket at their location to the team the weekend of the rodeo. Flyer is required and have been set out at various locations around town, or you can pick one up at the rodeo. For more information email email@example.com or call 940-393-3442.
FIRE DEPARTMENT FUNDRAISER – The Bridgeport Volunteer Fire Department’s annual barbecue cook-off and all-night 4×4 riding is Saturday, Oct. 19, at Northwest OHV Park. Live music featuring Cody Wells, Cody Robbins, Fezzent and Phil Hamilton starts at noon. There will also be washer pitchin’ and horseshoes tournaments and a kid’s area. Entry fee for the Lonestar Barbecue Society-sanctioned cook-off is $75. There is $3,000 in guaranteed prize money. For more information or to register, call Kyle Bloodworth at 940-372-0134 or Amber Fogelman at 940-683-3404. All proceeds benefit the Bridgeport VFD.
STAYING HEALTHY – Governor’s Ridge presents the Angel Care Community Education Series, “Staying Healthy During Cold and Flu Season” 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, in the Governor’s Ridge Terrace Dining Room. Complimentary lunch will be provided following the seminar by reservation. RSVP to 940-627-1104 or by email at RSVP@GovernorsRidge.com.
CHAMBER LUNCHEON – The Paradise Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon is noon Monday, Oct. 7, at City Hall. Lunch will be catered by Dos Chiles Grandes at $10 per plate. Speaker is Rep. Phil King. RSVP by Friday to firstname.lastname@example.org.
DONATIONS FOR FIREFIGHTERS – The Hills Nursing and Rehab in Decatur is collecting donations of bottled water and Gatorade for the Decatur Fire Department through next Friday, Oct. 11.
MISS PUMPKIN – Black Creek Farms and Pumpkin Patch is holding a little miss pumpkin pageant for girls 1 through 12 at 6 p.m. Saturday. Proceeds go to area food banks. Sign up at Black Creek Farms or Parker Properties. For more information call 940-389-0517.
RUNNING FREE – The 23rd Annual “Bare As You Dare” Cross Country 5K, a clothing optional run, is 1 p.m. Saturday at Bluebonnet Resort, located at 699 County Road 1180 between Alvord and Decatur. Registration fee is $30. For more information, call (940) 627-2313 or visit www.bluebonnetnudistpark.com.
FUNERALS – Service for Karlyne Jean Shields, 69, of Boyd is pending at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd.
NO SERVICE is scheduled at this time for David Whale, 93, of Decatur. Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur is handling arrangements.