SHOOTING INVESTIGATION – Bridgeport Police Assistant Chief Steve Stanford confirmed yesterday that their department was working a shooting investigation at a home in the 1200 block of Carpenter St. A female in her mid-30s was discovered by a family member in a back bedroom with a single gunshot wound to the chest around 9:30 yesterday morning. She was flown to JPS in Fort Worth where she was in critical condition late Thursday, Stanford said.
FILING DEADLINE – Today is the last day to file for a place on the May 10 ballot for local city council and school boards. See the Saturday Wise County Messenger on newsstands tomorrow for a full list of who filed.
EARLY VOTING ENDS TODAY - Today is your last chance to vote early before Tuesday’s primary. Early voting is being held at Decatur City Hall, the Bridgeport Law Enforcement Center and Rhome City Hall. Yesterday, 268 people voted.
NO BURNING – A red flag warning has been issued for Wise County 11 a.m.-5 p.m. today. According to the county’s burn ban, no outdoor burning will be allowed during that time frame. The National Weather Service expects westerly winds of 15 to 25 miles per hour and relative humidity values less than 20 percent this afternoon behind a dry line. Those factors combined with dry vegetation will create “explosive fire growth potential,” according to the NWS. We will enjoy highs near 80 today and Saturday before a big change is expected Saturday night into Sunday. Temperatures Sunday are expected to fall to around 26 by 5 p.m. with a 70 percent chance of freezing drizzle Sunday afternoon.
QUEENS CONTEST – The 2014 Wise County Youth Fair kicks off 7 p.m. Saturday with the Queens Contest at the Women’s Building on the Wise County Fairgrounds. Livestock shows start first thing Monday morning and continue throughout the week. Youth will also be participating in food competitions, arts and crafts, clothing, photography and ag mechanics contests. The full schedule is in this week’s All Around Wise. Watch Update next week for a daily list of events.
RODEO EVENT – Five Wise County bullriders will compete in the Professional Bull Riders Dr Pepper Iron Cowboy V event 7 p.m. Saturday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. A full story was featured in the midweek Wise County Messenger.
OPEN HOUSE – Decatur ISD will hold an open house to celebrate the restoration of the 1938 high school building and the new home of the DISD administration offices 2-4 p.m. Sunday. The building is located at 307 S. Cates.
GARAGE SALE - The family of Wise County resident David Ray Crunk Jr., 33, is collecting items for a fundraising garage sale. Crunk is at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix awaiting a heart transplant. The benefit will help pay for medical expenses. Anyone wishing to donate items can call Peggy at 940-389-5665 or Anna at 940-577-8662. Any items are appreciated.
CONNECTION LUNCHEON – Northwest ISD encourages real estate and business professionals to join NISD officials on 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 6, for the annual Connection Luncheon at the NISD Administration Building (2001 Texan Drive, Fort Worth, 76177). Information on current demographic projections, plans for new schools and the award-winning programs in NISD will be shared. Space is limited. Call 817-215-0175 to reserve a seat.
SOCCER – Evaluations for team placement (not try-outs) for Movement Church in Rhome’s Upward Soccer program for kids pre-k through second grade is March 2 and 9 at Movement Commons, 1194 County Road 4651. For more information and to register, visit www.movementchurch.net or call 817-636-0606.
OFFICE CLOSED – The Wise County Veteran Service Office will be closed today for staff to attend training.
VETERANS BREAKFAST – The Wise County Veterans Group will hold its weekly breakfast at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Decatur Civic Center. All Wise County Veterans are invited.
FUNERALS – Memorial service for David William Baugh, 52, of Waxahachie is 2 p.m. Sunday, March 9, at Flatwood Baptist Church in Decatur. Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur is handling arrangements.
FUNERAL for Ezell Singleton Jr., 50, of Newark is 11 a.m. Saturday at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Oaklawn Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at the funeral home.
MEMORIAL graveside service for Norma Lee Montgomery Coble, 84, of Runaway Bay is 1:30 p.m. today at DFW National Cemetery. Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport is handling arrangements.
FUNERAL for Ronny Rhine, 71, of Paradise is 2 p.m. today at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel.
FUNERAL for Barbara June Seibold, 75, of Newark is 11 a.m. today at the First Baptist Church in Boyd with burial at Aurora Cemetery.
MEMORIAL service for Ruben R. Matta, 59, of Bridgeport is 2 p.m. Saturday in the Chapel at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
FUNERAL for Lou Etta Armstrong, 91, of Paradise is 2 p.m. today in the Chapel at Jones Family Funeral Home with burial at Paradise Cemetery.