THEFT SUSPECTS ARRESTED AFTER CHASE – A man and woman were arrested Wednesday afternoon after leading officers on a chase north of Chico. At 2 p.m. a homeowner on County Road 1480 saw the couple taking tools from his shop. The homeowner called 911 and began following the suspects. He saw them throw tools from their vehicle. Wise County sheriff’s deputy Steven Yancey and Sgt. Cavin Riggs finally stopped the vehicle on Farm Road 2265. Inside they discovered items taken from the homeowner, as well as additional items that were likely stolen from other homes in the area. A positive I.D. of the suspects is pending. The man told officers he’s from the Azle area, but the woman is not cooperating. If you saw this vehicle in the area of FM 2265 yesterday, call Sheriff’s Office Investigator Jim Rodgers at 940-627-5971. They also recommend that homeowners in the area check their homes, shops and barns for missing tools or household items. Both suspects are in Wise County Jail.
COLD, BUT DRY – We’ve already hit the expected high for today as temperatures are expected to drop to around 23 by noon, according to the National Weather Service. Wind chill values are expected to be between 8 and 18 degrees. Tonight’s low is expected to be 16 with wind chill values between 5 and 10 degrees. Any winter precipitation is expected to stay well south of the area.
HEALTH FORUM – The Wise County Health Forum meets 9 a.m. today in the council chambers room at Decatur City Hall. Discussion will include the upcoming Health Fair.
BOOK SALE – Decatur Public Library will host a Used Book Sale on Jan. 29-Feb. 1 during library hours. Exclusive Friends of the Library Preview Night is 6-8 p.m. Tuesday. All proceeds go to the Decatur Library Foundation to benefit library programs and services. For more information, call 940-393-0290.
COMMUNITY EDUCATION – The next installment in the community health series will be 10:30-11:30 a.m. today at Governor’s Ridge Retirement and Assisted Living Community, 300 E. Devereaux St. in Decatur. The topic is “eating for your health,” and Tanya Davis of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of Wise County will share tips for healthy eating and meal planning. For more information, call Debbie Bounds at 940-627-1104 or Kim Lawson at 940-627-6888.
HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING – The public is invited to the monthly meeting of the Wise County Historical Society, Inc. at noon today in the G.C. Rann Auditorium at the Wise County Heritage Museum on South Trinity Street in Decatur. Lunch will be provided, so call 940-627-5586 to RSVP. Guest speaker will be J.C. Travis with the Wise County Fire Marshal’s Emergency Management Office.
CHAMBER LUNCH – The Decatur Chamber of Commerce luncheon is 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, at the Decatur Civic Center. Speaker is Maryam Niederer with Fossil Pointe Sporting Grounds. The 2014 board of directors will also be installed. Call 940-627-3107 to RSVP by Friday.
FUNERALS – Service for Nell Snow, 79, of Hurst, formerly of Bridgeport, is 2 p.m. Friday in the Chapel at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport with burial at Wilson Prairie Cemetery.
GRAVESIDE service for Jaime Rivera, 25, of Paradise is 2 p.m. Saturday at East Bridgeport Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 p.m. Friday at Jones Family Funeral Home with rosary recited at 7 p.m.
GRAVESIDE service for Phillip Brandon Brown, 56, of Decatur is 11 a.m. today at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur. Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur is handling arrangements.
FUNERAL for Nora Lou Blase, 89, of Decatur is 11 a.m. Saturday at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Oaklawn Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
FUNERAL for Patsy Ewing Chance, 76, of Boyd is 1 p.m. today at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd with burial at Aurora Cemetery.