PETITION TO REINSTATE ROSS – Citizen A.C. Archer filed a voters motion Dec. 19 asking the 271st District Court to reinstate suspended Precinct 4 Commissioner Terry Ross. He also requested that County Attorney James Stainton’s motion for summary judgment be denied. Along with his motion, Archer filed a petition with more than 90 signatures asking the court to “dismiss the temporary removal of our good and honerable (sic) county commissioner Terry Ross. That Mr. Ross be returned to the job that we the voters elected him to do.” The petition also states that “we the voters in Precinct 4 are sure our voter rights have been violated.” Read more in the weekend Wise County Messenger on newsstands tomorrow.
2 INDICTED IN VEHICLE THEFT – Two Fort Worth men have been indicted for stealing a vehicle transport truck loaded with seven Ford trucks from the Love’s truck stop in Rhome Oct. 30. Sergio Guerra Morales, 25, and Jesus Montez, 26, were indicted last month for theft of property greater than $200,000, a first degree felony. The transport truck was located in North Richland Hills within a few hours of the theft, and Morales and Montez were arrested and remain in the Wise County Jail.
WARMER, THEN MUCH COOLER – Temperatures are expected to warm into the low 50s today and around 63 tomorrow before a cold front late Saturday is expected to send temperatures well below freezing. Saturday’s overnight low is expected to be 25. Sunday’s high is expected to be 35, and then another cold front will send temperatures even lower with an overnight low of 16. Monday’s high is expected to be only 32.
STEP UP, SCALE DOWN – Wise County’s Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is sponsoring Step Up and Scale Down, a 12-week weight management program. The series begins Tuesday, Jan. 7, and continues weekly through March at Decatur City Hall. The program includes weekly lessons to help manage your weight, weekly challenges and healthy recipes. JRobs Sport and Fitness will also present workout tips and strategies for success. For more information and to pre-register, call 940-627-3341.
CHAMBER LUNCHEON – The Paradise Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon is noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6, at City Hall. Lunch, which will be catered by Don Jorge’s, is $10 a plate. Raffle prizes are welcome. RSVP by today to firstname.lastname@example.org.
FUNERALS – Memorial service for Winnie Charlene Blaylock, 72, of Bridgeport is 2 p.m. Saturday at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Bridgeport.
FUNERAL for Esperanza “Hope” Garza, 64, of Bridgeport is 2 p.m. Monday at Pleasant View Baptist Church in Bridgeport with burial at Mexican Cemetery. Family visitation is 5-7 p.m. Sunday at Hawkins-Bridgeport.
GRAVESIDE service for Joe D. Peterson, 70, of Rhome is 1 p.m. Saturday at Aurora Cemetery. Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd is handling arrangements.
SERVICE for David R. Jones, 65, of Decatur is pending at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.
FUNERAL for Charles “Charlie” Shankle, 75, of Paradise is 2 p.m. today at Decatur Church of Christ with burial at Paradise Cemetery. Coker-Hawkins is handling arrangements.
FUNERAL for Christopher Michael Waskom, 41, of Slidell is 11 a.m. Saturday at Open Range Cowboy Church in Krum with burial at Slidell Cemetery. Family visitation is 6:30-8 tonight at the church. Coker-Hawkins is handling arrangements.
GRAVESIDE service for Jessie Howard, 83, of Chico is 2 p.m. today at Hoggard-Reynolds Cemetery in Azle. Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport is handling arrangements.
SERVICE for Jean Manoushagian, 85, of Bridgeport is 2 p.m. today at the First United Methodist Church in Bridgeport. Jones Family Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
SERVICE for Anna Gentry, 63, of Paradise is 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church of Cottondale with burial at Cottondale Cemetery. Family visitation is 1-2 p.m. Saturday prior to the service. Jones Family Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
SERVICE for Pauline Mitchell, 94, of Bridgeport is pending at Hawkins-Bridgeport.