MEZA GETS 20 YEARS - A Wise County jury sentenced Alberto Jose Meza to 20 years in prison Wednesday after finding him guilty of possession of a controlled substance. Meza was arrested July 17, 2012 in Rhome after he was pulled over for speeding at 2:30 a.m. More than 10 grams of cocaine, along with baggies and a digital scale, were found hidden behind the dashboard of the pickup he was driving. The sentence is the maximum for the second-degree felony. The jury did not assess a fine. Assistant District Attorney Patrick Berry said he was “proud of the jury for sending a message to people who want to bring drugs into Wise County – go somewhere else.”
CAR BURGLARIES - Decatur Police Chief Rex Hoskins reported more car burglaries in Decatur Monday night. These occurred in Lipsey Addition and Thousand Oaks. He’s asking residents to call the police department at 940-627-1500 if they see anyone walking in neighborhoods late at night. He’s also encouraging people to remove items from their vehicles or make sure things are stored out of sight.
PROPERTY AUCTION - The Wise County Appraisal District and the Wise County Tax Office are selling approximately 100 tracts of real property 8:30 a.m. Thursday in Grand Hall A at the Decatur Civic Center. Many properties have a $250 minimum bid. The properties are listed online at isouthwestdata.com (select Wise CAD, Downloads and Forms, Tax Sale). Bid packets are also available at the tax and appraisal district offices.
ATHLETIC PHYSICALS – Alvord athletes in seventh through 12th grade can get physicals at Alvord Medical Clinic next week. Boys physicals are 8 a.m. to noon Monday, July 14, and girls are 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday, July 15. Cost is $20. Athletic forms are available at the high school, middle school, field house and the clinic. They must be complete and signed by a parent.
VETERANS BREAKFAST – The Wise County Veterans Group will have its weekly breakfast 8 a.m. Saturday at The Club at Runaway Bay. All Wise County veterans are invited to attend.
LIBRARY PROGRAM – The Rhome library will host story time and crafts for children at 2:30 p.m. on Thursdays, starting today, through Aug. 7. Daniabelle Hromanik will provide stories in English and Spanish for children up to age 11. Young children must be accompanied by a parent.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - The Wise County Committee on Aging is seeking volunteers for the Meals on Wheels program. Anyone wishing to volunteer their time delivering meals is encouraged to contact the office at 940-627-5329.
GET GROSS IN CHICO – Boys and girls are invited to attend Chico Public Library’s ‘Grossology’ program Thursday, July 10 from 11 am – Noon. Gross activities will include fake snot and gloop! For more information contact Michelle at (940) 644-2330.
BOOSTERS TO MEET – The Mighty Marching Maroon Band Boosters’ July meeting will be Tuesday, July 15 at 6 p.m. at the BHS Bandhall. The agenda will include the Rock ‘N Rev Car Show set Saturday, Aug. 2. Anyone interested in supporting the band kids is invited to attend.
FUNERALS – Memorial service for Harris G. Moore, 91, of Dallas will be at a later date.
MASS of Christian burial for Alfredo Inguanzo, 59, of Decatur is 10 a.m. Saturday at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Decatur. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur with a rosary at 7 p.m.
FUNERAL for Stephen Doyle Ince, 22, of Lake Bridgeport is 10 a.m. Saturday at Church of Pentecost in Bridgeport with burial at West Bridgeport Cemetery. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
MEMORIAL service for Bob V. Castleberry, 67, is 11 a.m. Saturday at the East Mound Church of Christ in Bridgeport. Arrangements are under the direction of Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home in Ardmore, Okla.
MEMORIAL service for Doris Ann Crawley Culpepper, 83, is 3 p.m. Saturday at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport. Visitation is 2 to 3 p.m. prior to the service.
MEMORIAL service for Gurtha Louise (Craft) Wilson, 87, of Decatur is 2 p.m. Saturday at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home.
SERVICE for Roy A. O’Neal, 84, of Nocona is 10 a.m. Friday at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Fairview Cemetery. Family will receive friends 6:30-7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. He’s the brother of Coy O’Neal of Decatur.
SERVICE for Thelton D. “Slim” Sanders, 77, of Chico is 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Bridgeport, with burial in Chico Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
FUNERAL for Wanda Caraway Snow, 67, of Grapevine is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Jim Ned Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
MEMORIAL for Millie Eleanor Rutter, 71, of Bridgeport is 11 a.m. Saturday at Celebration Community Church, 908 Pennsylvania Ave. in Fort Worth.
SERVICE for Betty Whetsell, 86, of Sunset are 10 a.m. today at Cumby Cemetery in Chico. Arrangements by Jones Family Funeral Home.
SERVICE for Sharon Murphy, 69, of Paradise are Saturday at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Boyd. Visitation is 6-9 p.m. Friday, also at the church.
SERVICE for Sherry King, 62, of Lake Bridgeport, are pending with Jones Family Funeral Home.