AISD PROMOTES HART TO AD – Defensive coordinator Pete Hart is taking over as the Alvord head football coach and athletic director. Alvord ISD trustees extended Hart a two-year contract Thursday to take over the roles after a two-hour executive session. Alvord picked Hart after interviewing 12 candidates out of 35 applicants. Hart takes over for Curtis Enis, who resigned as the head football coach in June to take the girls basketball job at Burleson. Enis was at Alvord three years. Hart has spent the past two seasons at Alvord as the defensive coordinator. Before coming to Alvord, Hart spent two years at Bridgeport, where he also coached from 1986 to 2002. Hart was the head coach and athletic director at Chico for eight years, going 12-68. The veteran coach has spent 28 years in the profession – all at Wise County schools.
COOL DAY AHEAD – After receiving much-needed rain yesterday, we are looking at temperatures that should stay in the 70s today. The temperature at 7:45 a.m. was 64 degrees, and today’s high is expected to reach 78. Rainfall totals since early Thursday morning include 7 inches in Alvord, 4.58 in Decatur, 4.3 in Greenwood, 2 in Bridgeport, 1.8 in Paradise, 1.7 in Cottondale and 1.59 in Rhome.
HISTORICAL SOCIETY – The Bridgeport Historical Society will meet at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Weatherford College. Bob Johnson and W.B. Woodruff from the Wise County Veterans Group will discuss details of the upcoming Wise County Veterans Memorial Museum in Bridgeport.
VETERANS BREAKFAST – The Wise County Veterans Group will hold its weekly breakfast at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Decatur Civic Center. All veterans are invited.
SEEKING YARD SALE DONATIONS – Wise Area Teen Court is collecting items for a fundraiser yard sale. Gently used furniture, clothing and other items are being accepted. Contact the coordinator at 940-393-5923 for more information.
PARADISE YOUTH FOOTBALL – Paradise kids entering kindergarten through sixth grade can sign up for football at Paradise youth baseball fields on Texas 114 from 9 a.m.-noon July 19 and July 26. Kindergarten-second grade play flag football for $75. third-sixth grades play tackle football for $125. Contact Brad Largent at 817-875-8388, email@example.com or visit www.eteamz.com/paradisepyra.
BRIDGEPORT ATHLETIC PHYSICALS – Physicals will be offered for $20 at the Bridgeport High School Training Room July 24. Girls are to report at 5 p.m. and boys at 6 p.m. All athletes entering grades seven, nine and 11 must have a physical before the first day of practice for their sport. Any athlete that had a broken bone, concussion, major illness or surgery in the past 12 months must also get a physical.
DECATUR EAGLE FOOTBALL CAMP – Decatur football coach Mike Fuller and his staff will hold a skills camp for players between grades seven and nine from 7-9 p.m. July 28-31 at Eagle Stadium. The cost is $80 and $60 for each additional family member.
TEEN COURT TRIP – On Monday, Wise Area Teen Court (WATCh) will take a trip to observe the Fort Worth Teen Court. All teens between ages 12-18 are invited. Call 940-393-5923 to reserve your spot.
DHS REUNION – The Decatur High School Class of 2004 will hold its 10 year reunion on Saturday, July 26, at the Wise County Old Settlers Reunion. The event will start at 7:30 and will be hosted at the reunion cabins owned by the families of Maggie Zamzow Mahan and Josh Reeves. It will be a casual, come-and-go event, and guests are encouraged to bring their families and their beverage of choice. For more information, email Josh Reeves at firstname.lastname@example.org.
EXPLORER FUNDRAISER – The Decatur Police Department Explorer Program will hold a fundraiser 5-9 p.m. today at Panda Express in Decatur. Present a flyer from the Explorer Facebook page or mention the fundraiser at the register and 20 percent of the sales will be donated to the Explorers.
TREK TO THE LIBRARY – Middle and high school kids entering grades 6-12 in the fall are invited to a free screening of “Star Trek: Into Darkness” at 4 p.m. today at Decatur Public Library (1700 FM 51 South). No sign-up required.
FUNERALS – Service for Jerrell Steagall, 59, of Boyd is pending at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd.
MEMORIAL service for Merleta Hon, 90, of Boyd is 2 p.m. today at Trinity Baptist Church in Boyd. Christian-Hawkins is handling arrangements.
NO SERVICE is scheduled for Jane Elizabeth Delong, 69, of Decatur. Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur is handling arrangements.
FUNERAL for Ray Woolf, 62, of Valley View is 2 p.m. today at Coker-Hawkins with burial at Oaklawn Cemetery.
FUNERAL for Ann Carter, 84, of Chico is 2 p.m. today at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Bridgeport with burial at Chico Cemetery.
SERVICES for Betty Jane Shelton, 88, formerly of Boyd and Donald Dean Baker, 76, of Chico are pending at Hawkins-Bridgeport.