NEW UIL DISTRICTS ANNOUNCED – The University Interscholastic League announced its biennial realignment Monday with the renaming of its six classifications from 6A to A. The realignment also included a division split for the first time in its third largest league – the new 4A. Here is a run down of the districts for football: Decatur landed in 4A Division I’s 4-4A with Burkburnett, Wichita Falls Hirschi, Graham, Mineral Wells and Gainesville. Bridgeport will be in 4A Division II’s 3-4A with Aubrey, Celina, Krum, Anna and Bonham. Northwest remains in the state’s largest classification – 6A – and will be teamed with Denton Guyer, Denton Ryan, Keller, Keller Central, Fossil Ridge, Timber Creek and Byron Nelson in 5-6A. Boyd and Paradise are in 3A Division I’s 4-3A with Breckenridge, Bowie, Ponder and Brock. Chico and Alvord are in Class 2A Division I’s 5-2A with Valley View, Bells, Blue Ridge and Trenton. For basketball, most of the schools are shuffling to completely different districts. Bridgeport and Decatur will be together in 8-4A with Castleberry, Lake Worth and Springtown. Boyd and Paradise are teamed with Henrietta, Holliday, Jacksboro, Nocona and City View in 9-3A. Alvord and Chico are with Collinsville, Era, Lindsay, Muenster, Poolville and Valley View in 11-2A. Slidell is in 21-A with Bellevue, Gold-Burg, Forestburg, Midway, Prairie Valley, Saint Jo and Tioga.
WARMER, THEN COLD AGAIN – Temperatures are expected to climb into the upper 40s today before another cold front will bring sub-freezing temperatures back to the area. The overnight low is expected to dip to 23. It will stay cold tomorrow with a high of 30, and a chance of more snow is in the forecast for later in the week. Rainfall totals since 7:30 a.m. yesterday include 0.8 of an inch in Greenwood, 0.57 in Decatur and 0.39 in Rhome.
EAGLES BATTLE FOR TITLE – The Decatur Eagles will try to wrap up their third district title in four years tonight, taking on second-place Sanger at home at 8 p.m. The Eagles, who beat Sanger in the first half of 9-3A play, can take a two-game lead in the league with two to play. The Lady Eagles will also play Sanger at 6:30 with a chance to force a three-way tie with Krum and Gainesville for the 9-3A crown. Keep up with the action with live tweets @wcmsports. Read a recap of the game and get area scores at wcmsports.com. In other action, Bridgeport takes on Sanger at home. Alvord travels to Ponder. Paradise plays host to Peaster. Boyd heads to Millsap. Slidell plays Prairie Valley at home. Northwest has Keller Central at home.
SOFTBALL SIGNUPS – Decatur Girls Softball signups are 1-4 p.m. Saturday and 1-3 p.m. Sunday at Hibbet Sports in Decatur. Forms are available at all schools, or you can text only Carley Jones at 940-577-0138.
NO MEETING – The Chico City Council meeting originally scheduled for tonight has been canceled due to an expected lack of quorum. The meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 13.
DRIVERS NEEDED – Metroport Meals on Wheels is seeking volunteer drivers Monday through Friday to deliver meals to participants in southeast Wise county. Meals are picked up from Tater Junction in Aurora. The route takes about 1 to 1.5 hours during lunch time. Drivers can drive as few as one day a month or as many as they want. If you are unable to volunteer during the week, the program also provides shelf stable staples to participants once a month. These deliveries can be made in the evening or weekends. During the summer months, volunteers are needed to deliver fresh vegetables and fruit from participating gardeners. For more information about volunteering in any capacity, contact Nansii Downer at 817-491-8534 or NDowner@MetroportMOW.org.
DADDY-DAUGHTER DANCE – Dads and daughters are invited to the Bridgeport Parks and Recreation Department’s 7th Annual Dad and Daughter Dance Saturday, Feb. 15. There will be two different dances, 5:30-7 p.m. and 7:30-9 p.m. Tickets are $15 per couple and $5 for each additional daughter. Tickets are now on sale at Bridgeport City Hall. The event will include dancing, snacks, photos and prizes. Space is limited, and no tickets will be sold at the door. For more information, call 940-683-3480.
LIBRARY OPEN HOUSE – The Bridgeport Library will host an open house 4:30-6:30 p.m. today. Stop by to see the remodeled facility.
SOCK HOPPERS WANTED – Anyone interested in joining an amateur group of dancers that puts on sock hops and car shows at local nursing homes can call the Rock N Rollers at 940-626-9300 after 3 p.m. for more information.
FUNERALS – Visitation for Mary Belcher, 56, of Springtown is 6-8 tonight at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
SERVICE for Sanford Maynard, 70, of Decatur is pending at Coker-Hawkins.
FUNERAL for Kenneth C. Huebner, 91, of Boyd is 2 p.m. Wednesday at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd with burial at Boyd Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at the funeral home.
GRAVESIDE service for Frances Ellowayne Folger, 79, of Sunset is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, at Fort Sam Houston Cemetery in San Antonio. Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport is handling arrangements.