Monday, August 11, 2014

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7 HURT IN SATURDAY COLLISION – Seven people were injured in a two-car wreck Saturday morning right outside of Fossil Pointe after a car hit a pickup towing a flatbed trailer. Around 10 a.m., Chasity Fuhrmann, 32, of Azle was driving her husband and three children north on F.M. 51. At the same time, Anthony Hull, 33, of Krum was traveling south on F.M. 51 in a pickup truck towing a flatbed trailer. Hull was turning left into Fossil Pointe Sporting Grounds when Fuhrmann hit the truck he was driving, resulting in injuries for everyone involved. Hull and his passenger, Jordan Everett, 28, of Denton, both suffered injuries. Hull was taken to a hospital in Denton, while Everett was taken to Wise Regional Health System. Fuhrmann was also taken to Wise Regional, along with her 11-year-old son, McCaleb. Richard Fuhrmann, Chasity’s husband, was flown to John Peter Smith in Fort Worth by Air Evac. Their daughter Victoria, 13, was flown to Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth, while the youngest child, 10-year-old Micah, was transported to a hospital in Denton.

5 INJURED IN U.S. 81/287 WRECK – Five people were injured Sunday night after a two-car wreck on U.S. 81/287. At around 6:15 p.m., two cars were traveling south on U.S. 81/287 near Kathy’s Shell gas station in Decatur when the driver of the car in the right lane tried to merge into the left lane, causing the other car to flip and roll over the median into the northbound lane. Three children and two adults, one man and one woman, were injured. Names of those involved are not available at this time.

ALL DISTRICTS, MOST CAMPUSES, MEET STANDARD – Wise County’s eight school districts all received a “met standard” rating in the state’s 2014 Accountability Summary according to results released Friday. Only two campuses – Decatur’s McCarroll Middle School 6th grade campus, and Northwest’s Seven Hills Elementary in Newark – were rated “improvement required,” but those ratings did not prevent those districts from meeting the standard overall. Individual district and campus results were featured in the weekend Wise County Messenger on newsstands now.

WEEKEND RAINFALL – Parts of Wise County received rain this weekend. Rainfall totals included 2.02 inches in Decatur, 0.63 in Bridgeport and 0.25 in Greenwood. The forecast includes a 40 percent chance of more rain today, and temperatures should only top out around 92 this afternoon.

RAMPS CLOSED – Texas Department of Transportation crews will close the ramp on U.S. 81/287 northbound to U.S. 380 and the U.S. 380 westbound ramp to U.S. 81/287 for maintenance 8 a.m.-3 p.m. today.

TRANSPORTATION MEETING – The first meeting of the Wise County Transportation Coalition is 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Decatur City Hall. Organizers said the meeting is for all who may be stakeholders in improving public transportation services. The intent is to see if there is enough interest in forming a coalition of Wise County stakeholders on this subject. The coalition would then meet regularly to discuss transportation issues in the county. The agenda includes a review of local transportation needs such as veterans access, access for the disabled, Weatherford College access, Workforce access and medical access.

BOOTHS AND SPONSORSHIPS – Various levels of sponsorship are available for the Decatur Junior Woman’s Club 2nd Annual City on a Hill Color Run and Fun Run. They include platinum for $250, business name on event T-shirt and sponsorship banner; gold for $100, business name on gold level of banner; silver for $50, business name on silver level of banner. Sponsors are also welcome to submit items for goodie bags distributed to every participant. There will also be booth space available at the event for $50. Call Amy Wilson at 817-841-4471.

BACK TO SCHOOL EVENTS – The computer lab will be open at Chico Elementary 1-3 p.m. Tuesday and 9-11 a.m. Wednesday so parents can sign up for E-notes. Meet the Teacher night is 5-7 p.m. Aug. 21. The Texas Department of State Health Services will give shots 3-7 p.m. Aug. 21.

SCV MEETING – The Sons Of Confederate Veterans will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Wesley Center of the First United Methodist Church in Decatur. The program will be presented by Phillip Askey on the Wise County Soil Conservation District.

BOOSTER CLUB – The Alvord Booster Club meets at 6:30 tonight at the Alvord High School cafeteria.

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS – The county and college budgets will be on the table for discussion at today’s commissioners meeting. The two budgets – one for the county and one for Weatherford College Wise County – were presented to commissioners in a special meeting July 31. Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. in the third-floor conference room of the courthouse in Decatur. It’s open to the public.

FUNERALS – Service for Shirley Balser, 68, of Bridgeport is pending at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.

GRAVESIDE service for Jerry Herzberg, 71, of Decatur is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at DFW National Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at Coker-Hawkins.

NO SERVICE is planned for Andre Keegan Wolf, the infant son of Anthony Keegan-Wolf and Donnie Rivas of Decatur. Coker-Hawkins is handling arrangements.

MEMORIAL service for Pauline Moore, 99, of Gainesville is pending at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport.

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