1 INJURED IN SHOOTING – One man was hurt when he was shot at a home in the Cottondale area early Saturday morning. Wise County Sheriff Lane Akin said a group of people in their 20s and 30s had gathered at a home on County Road 3791 and were drinking when an argument broke out. “One of the partiers started randomly firing with a hand gun,” Akin said. “Another guy was struck twice by the gunfire.” The shooting happened around 1:30 a.m. According to initial reports provided to medics who were responding to the scene, the 28-year-old victim was shot in the left side of the back and the lower left buttock. He was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth by ground ambulance where he was treated and released, Akin said. The shooter left the scene but was identified. No arrests have been made, but the investigation is ongoing, Akin said.
KING TO RUN FOR SPEAKER – State Rep. Phil King, who represents Wise and Parker counties in House District 61, has announced his candidacy to run for speaker of the Texas House. “Over the past several months, many of my colleagues have encouraged me to consider running for Speaker,” King said in a statement published on the Texas Tribune website. “In order to have an open discussion concerning the future of our Texas House, I have filed the required paperwork to declare my candidacy for Speaker.” Current Speaker Joe Straus will seek a sixth term in 2019.
WEEKEND VOLLEYBALL – Decatur won the 9-4A opener 25-11, 25-15, 25-15 over rival Bridgeport Friday. Autumn Finney had 10 kills and Madison Lowery nine. The Boyd Lady Yellowjackets hit .300 in rolling to their 28th straight district win in a sweep of Henrietta, 25-14, 25-15, 25-15. Laney Pellegrini blasted 12 kills, Macee Valtr 11 and Jordyn Todd 10. Chico beat Ranger 27-25, 24-26, 25-11, 25-23. Jessica Byers smashed 22 kills and served six aces. Alvord took down Newcastle 25-20, 25-14, 25-15. Thomas buried 12 kills with two blocks. Walker put down 10 kills. Bailey Tompkins landed 13 kills and hit .357 to lead the Northwest Lady Texans to a three-game victory over Azle, 25-20, 25-22, 25-13. The Paradise Lady Panthers broke through to pick up their first victory in 8-3A Friday, sweeping City View, 25-13, 25-17, 25-13. Gracie Barnett and Ashley Kosman put down eight kills apiece.
CROSS COUNTRY RESULTS – The Bridgeport Sissies won the 4A-and-under race at the Keller Classic Saturday. Marisol Fraga finished second in 12:30 in the 3,200-meter race. The Bridgeport Bulls took fourth in the 6A/5A race. Manuel Garcia finished 15th in 16:33 and Salvador Garcia 16th in 16:34. The Boyd Yellowjackets finished second in the 3A race at the Lubbock Invitational. Connor Richardson took ninth in 16:57 and Tristan Lemasters 10th in 17 minutes.
HISTORICAL MEETINGS – The Wise County Historical Commission and the Wise County Historical Society, Inc. will hold meetings Thursday at the Wise County Heritage Museum, 1602 S. Trinity St. in Decatur. The Society will meet at noon and the Commission meeting will open at 1 p.m. Lunch will be served, so RSVP to the museum at 940-627-5586 by 3 p.m. Wednesday if you plan to eat lunch. The groups will discuss the work being done on the “Old Administration Building.” Speaker Tommy Edwards of Edwards Surveying will discuss historical information he has collected during his years of service to Wise County.
NETWORKING EVENT – Wise County Chamber Monthly Coffee Network meets 8-9 a.m. Wednesday at Alvord City Hall, 215 W. Elm St. Mayor Roy King will provide a welcome, and Clint Mercer will be speaker.
GOSPEL OPRY – The monthly Gospel Opry singalong program is 6:30 tonight in the G.C. Rann Auditorium on the second floor of the Wise County Heritage Museum, at 1602 S. Trinity St. in Decatur. Admission is free. An offering will be accepted to be used toward the expenses of the museum.
CPR CLASS – Alvord Fire Department will host a free hands-only CPR class at the fire station at 108 N. Trappier St. 9 a.m. Saturday. Call or text Heather Redder at 214-356-4739.
RETIRED EDUCATORS MEETING – The Wise County Retired School Personnel will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Decatur Conference Center. Guest speaker will be State Rep. Phil King of Weatherford. The meeting/luncheon is $11, and reservations should be made by today to Dee Ann Archer, firstname.lastname@example.org or 940-735-0361. Any retired or semi-retired school personnel of Wise County is invited.
FUNERALS – Memorial service for Austin Teo, 22, of Bridgeport is 11 a.m. today at Pleasant View Baptist Church in Bridgeport. Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport is handling arrangements.
SERVICE for Richard Long, 62, of Paradise is pending at Hawkins-Bridgeport.
FUNERAL for Jimmy Dan Foreman, 60, of Decatur is 10 a.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Decatur with burial at Oaklawn Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.
VISITATION for Donna Baker Hamm, 70, of Burleson is 7-9 tonight at Hawkins Chapel in Decatur.
FUNERAL for Raymond Barnett, 68, of Sunset is 10:30 a.m. today at First Baptist Church of Alvord with burial at Alvord Cemetery. Hawkins-Decatur is handling arrangements.
SERVICE for Carolyn Campbell, 79, of Bridgeport is pending at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
GRAVESIDE service for Jimmie D. Williams, 81, of Greenwood is 10 a.m. Tuesday at Greenwood Cemetery. Family visitation and meal will be at Bono’s in Decatur immediately following the service. Jones Family Funeral Home-Decatur is handling arrangements.