UPDATE

Thursday, September 28, 2017


MAN ARRESTED AFTER HIGH-SPEED CHASE – An Arlington man who led officers on a high speed chase through the county Wednesday morning was arrested after he ran out of gas. Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Chesley Womack said he attempted to stop a motorcycle operator who he clocked at 113 miles per hour on northbound U.S. 81/287 near the Navigator Truck Stop south of Alvord. The operator sped north toward the Wise/Montague County line. He exited at the Texas 101 exit, crossed over and then came back south on U.S. 81/287 back into Wise County at speeds of up to 130 miles per hour until he ran out of gas at Ramhorn Hill Road south of Rhome, Womack said. Bryce Hamilton, 20, of Arlington was arrested on a felony charge of evading arrest or detention with a vehicle as well as the traffic violations, which included speeding and no license plates. The chase began just before 10:30 and ended about 20 minutes later.

REDMAN TO RUN FOR PCT. 2 JP – Kim Redman of Alvord announced Wednesday she is running for Precinct 2 justice of the peace in 2018. She will be on the Republican ballot in the March 6 primary. Redman has been a court clerk for Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Clay Poynor since February 2010. “I believe I have a well-rounded knowledge of the way that the justice of the peace court system works on a daily basis and would be an asset to the office of justice of the peace, Precinct 2,” she said. “My entire life I have conducted myself with honesty and integrity and will continue to do so if elected.” Read more in the weekend Wise County Messenger on newsstands Saturday.

DECATUR EDC PLANS LAND PURCHASE – The Decatur Economic Development Board of Directors Wednesday voted to purchase 162 acres north of Farm Road 2264 and east of U.S. 81/287 for the development of a business park. The property is owned by Wise County Consortium and was annexed by the city in July. It’s zoned heavy industrial and borders the Landmark Industrial Park. Cost is $12,000 per acre. EDC Executive Director Thom Lambert said they have a “good client prospect to be our anchor, and if we get all this done, we’ll be able to make an announcement before too long.” The action will be presented in October to Decatur City Council for final approval. Read more in the weekend Messenger.

THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – The Northwest Texans will take on the rival Eaton Eagles at Northwest ISD Stadium at 7 tonight. The Chico Dragons will head to Scarborough-Handley Field in Fort Worth to play Diamond Hill-Jarvis at 7.

CHAMBER LUNCH – The Wise County Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon is noon to 1 p.m. Monday at Boyd Community Center. Speaker is Rep. Phil King. Lunch is $10 per person. Door prize tickets will also be available. RSVP to info@wisecountychamber.com.

BRIDGEPORT ALL CLASSES REUNION – Bridgeport High School’s All-Classes Reunion for classes 1950 through 1975 is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Bridgeport High School Commons Area. Class photos will be taken. Call John Barnett at 940-627-6188.

BUDGETING BASICS – The Decatur Public Library is having a Budgeting Basics Class 6 p.m. today. A representative from Wells Fargo will teach the class.

FREEDOM TEXAS – Freedom Texas is having an encore meeting 7 p.m. today in the meeting room at Pizza Hut, 601 S. Washburn St., in Decatur. This group promotes the sovereignty, security and self-sufficiency of Texas and its eventual independence. Speakers are Executive Directors Paul Keefer and Tommy Attaway. They will talk about the new direction of the group. Call Brenda Vaughn, 940-389-0999 or visit freedomtexas.org.

FUNERALS – Graveside service for Richard Long, 62, of Paradise is 1 p.m. Monday at DFW National Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.

SERVICE for Walter Pac, 92, of Decatur is pending at Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.

MEMORIAL for Veada Loudada Bullard, 85, of Rhome is 11 a.m. today at Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd.

SERVICE for Carolyn Campbell, 79, of Bridgeport is 11 a.m. Monday at Pleasant View Baptist Church with burial at Thomas Cemetery. Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport is handling arrangements.

SERVICE for Marie Byers, 68, of Chico is 10 a.m. Saturday at Jones-Bridgeport with burial at Chico Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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