UPDATE

Tuesday, December 26, 2017


FIRE BURNS HOME IN SUNSET BAY – Firefighters from Sand Flat and several surrounding departments battled a home fire in the gated community of Sunset Bay Christmas night. The blaze was toned out shortly after 10:30 p.m. for a possible structure fire in the gated community northwest of Lake Bridgeport. Firefighters described in radio traffic a fully involved log cabin and a vehicle. They said they were taking a defensive attack. More details will be posted at WCMessenger.com when available.

FIRE TEARS THROUGH HOME’S ROOF – Fire tore through the roof of a home in the 300 block of County Road 1331 between Bridgeport and Chico early Saturday morning. Bridgeport, Decatur, Paradise and Lake Bridgeport firefighters battled the blaze in the bitter cold just west of Farm Road 1655. The structure was fully involved when the first units from Bridgeport arrived. “It was through the roof when we got here. It’d been going for a bit,” said Bridgeport Fire Chief Terry Long. Firefighters were able to attack the fire from inside the home. Long said a lot of the contents in the home were going to be saved. Much of the home’s roof was destroyed by the blaze. Kelli Weatherly, who has lived in the home for 14 years, made it out of the structure safely along with her sister. “I was asleep and heard the smoke detector,” Weatherly said. She did not know where or how the fire started. She said the heat in the home was stuck at 58, and she had a fire in the fireplace Friday evening. Upon evacuating the home, Weatherly said she called for her dog, Ginger, who did not come. The dog was found and brought to safety by firefighters.

WINTER WEATHER POSSIBLE – The temperature will remain in the mid-30s today with a 50 percent chance of rain. Tonight’s forecast includes a low of 27 with a 30 percent chance of freezing drizzle.

HOLIDAY CLOSING – The Decatur dumpsite is closed today. Cottondale and Boyd dumpsite will close the next business days, Wednesday and Thursday.

COUNTY OFFICES CLOSED – Wise County administrative offices remain closed today for the Christmas holiday.

MARY’S GIFT – Wise Health Foundation is offering a program called Mary’s Gift providing free mammograms for uninsured and underinsured women and men of Wise County. The next date is Wednesday. Visit WiseHealthFoundation.com to complete your online application, or call Wise Health System Mammography, 940-626-1329 to apply and schedule your appointment today. Call the Wise Health Foundation, 940-626-1384.

FUNERALS – Service for Margaret Ann Keen, 80, of Bridgeport is 10 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Decatur with burial at Oaklawn Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.

FUNERAL for Virginia Bull, 83, of Sunset is 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Alvord with burial at Alvord Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at Hawkins-Decatur.

FUNERAL for Jackie Fox, 81, is 11 a.m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church In Alvord with burial in Alvord Cemetery. Family visitation is one hour prior to the service. Hawkins-Decatur is handling arrangements.

SERVICE for Dorothy N. Pennartz, 78, of Decatur is pending at Hawkins-Decatur.

FUNERAL for Charlie Grill Jr., 71, of Chico is 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport with burial at East Bridgeport Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at the funeral home.

FUNERAL for Bonnie Green, 87, of Bridgeport is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Pleasant View Baptist Church in Bridgeport with burial in Thomas Cemetery. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Hawkins-Bridgeport is handling arrangements.

FUNERAL for Jacinda Renee King, 26, of Paradise is 2 p.m. Thursday at Hawkins Chapel in Bridgeport with burial at West Bridgeport Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

SERVICES for David Bradley Landen, 38, of Alvord and Sharon Taylor, 68, of Weatherford are pending at Hawkins-Bridgeport.

FUNERAL for Cora Mae Walker, 76, of Boyd is 2 p.m. today at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Boyd with burial at Boyd Cemetery. Family visitation is noon-2 p.m. today at the funeral home.

MEMORIAL service for Theo Padilla, 69, of Fort Worth is 3 p.m. Friday at Hawkins Chapel in Boyd. Family visitation is one hour prior to the service at Hawkins Chapel in Boyd.

SERVICE for Patricia Ann Allen, 83, of Decatur is 2 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Jones Family Funeral Home-Decatur with burial at Sunset Memorial Park in Albuquerque, N.M.

GRAVESIDE service for Jo Evelyn Atkins, 69, of New Braunfels  is 2 p.m. Wednesday at Oaklawn Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-7 tonight at Jones-Decatur.

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