MICROCHIPPING PETS – The Bridgeport City Council Tuesday approved adding microchipping pets to its list of services. Through Home Again, the city will offer the service for $19.99 per pet for Bridgeport residents and $24.99 per pet for non-residents. “If it makes (the animal control officer’s) job easier, and it helps somebody get back to their pet, I’m all for it,” said Mayor Keith McComis.
NO ACTION ON INJECTION WELLS – A group of residents from the Azle and Springtown area testified in front of the Texas Railroad Commission in Austin yesterday about what they believe is a link between injection wells and recent earthquakes in the area. Many residents wanted the commission to at least stop the operation of injection wells temporarily to see if the earthquakes stop. Most left disappointed at the end of the 3-hour meeting, however, as the commission declined to take any additional action. The commission has hired a seismologist to study the issue.
TESTING, TESTING - Wise County residents who have police scanners might want to shut off the channel for the Wise County Sheriff’s Department today. Sheriff David Walker said technicians will be testing the new radio systems throughout the day from many locations throughout the county. “It’s going to be a noisy day,” Walker said.
COLDER AIR ON THE WAY – An Arctic cold front is expected to move through the area tonight. The overnight low is expected to drop to 28, and tomorrow’s high is only expected to reach 33. Tomorrow night’s low should drop to around 21.
BASKETBALL SCORES – Tuesday’s local basketball scores include the following: (boys) Decatur 60, Gainesville 44; Bridgeport 60, Krum 47; Boyd 51, Alvord 27; Poolville 77, Chico 22; Millsap 56, Paradise 50; Slidell 89, Saint Jo 37; Northwest 77, Haltom 50; (girls) Gainesville 47, Decatur 34; Alvord 54, Boyd 41; Paradise 57, Millsap 31; Saint Jo 49, Slidell 42; Northwest 37, Haltom 36; and Poolville 62, Chico 35.
CHAMBER LUNCHEON - The Decatur Chamber of Commerce luncheon is 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, at the Decatur Civic Center, and the 2014 board of directors will be installed. RSVP by Friday to the Chamber office at 940-627-3107.
CALL FOR COOPS – Anyone interested in having their coop on the Wise County Coop Tour May 3 can contact Susan Simich at 940-255-4740 or firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING – The public in invited to the monthly meeting of the Wise County Historical Society, Inc. at noon Thursday 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.
VACCINATION CLINIC – A Movax Vaccination Clinic is 2-6 p.m. today at the Decatur ISD Multipurpose Building. Flu shots will be given to students and adults over 4 years old. Cost is $10 per student and $20 for adults. Students will need to bring a parent or guardian.
FUNERALS – Service for Nell Snow, 79, of Hurst, formerly of Bridgeport, is pending at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
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.
SERVICE for Nora Blase, 89, of Decatur is pending at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.
VISITATION for Fernando Padron-Veserra, 39, of Decatur is 6-8 tonight at Coker-Hawkins.
GRAVESIDE service for Phillip Brandon Brown, 54, of Decatur is 11 a.m. Thursday at Oaklawn Cemetery. Coker-Hawkins is handling arrangements.
FUNERAL for Patsy Ewing Chance, 76, of Boyd is 1 p.m. Thursday at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd with burial at Aurora Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at the funeral home.