UPDATE

Tuesday, October 10, 2017


BRIDGEPORT HOLDS FIRST ANNEXATION HEARING – Bridgeport opened the floor for citizens to speak about its proposed involuntary annexation Monday night at a public hearing, and 20 people came before the council to ask them to vote against annexation. Council chambers were full of citizens in red shirts, members of a group who’d decided to oppose annexation at a community meeting last week. Bridgeport will hold one more public hearing on the matter 6 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall, 900 Thompson Street.

VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE – Today is the deadline to be registered to vote if you plan on voting in the Nov. 7 constitutional amendment election. To find out if you are registered, visit votetexas.gov and click on the “Register To Vote” option. You’ll be asked to enter certain information about yourself, and information is then shown regarding your voting status. Voter registration information can also be found on the Wise County elections page at votewise.org. Wise County residents can register to vote in person at the Election Administration office at 200 S. Trinity St. in Decatur. You can also call 940-627-3656 for local voter registration information.

FEELS LIKE FALL – Temperatures were in the 50s this morning in Wise County after a cold front moved through the area late yesterday. Today’s high is expected to be in the mid-60s with a low tonight in the mid-40s. Parts of Wise County received rain overnight. Rainfall totals included 0.85 in Alvord, 0.6 in Bridgeport and 0.03 in Rhome.

TUESDAY VOLLEYBALL – The Bridgeport Sissies will host Decatur tonight. Alvord will be at Chico. Boyd will be at home against City View. Northwest plays at Aledo. Paradise travels to Jacksboro.

CHICO CHAMBER – The Chico Chamber of Commerce will meet at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall in Chico today. Lunch is served at noon ($7/plate). Guest speaker Stephanie Beard will provide an overview of her experiences participating in the PLA Inclusive Internship Initiative at Chico Public Library.

LIBRARY EVENTS – Chico Public Library will hold a Family Place Play Date for infants and toddlers birth-3 and their parents/caregivers from 11 a.m.-noon today. After School Art, which features creating watercolor owls with Debbie Malone of the Funky Firefly, begins at 4 p.m. Call Michelle at 940-644-2330.

STEAM PROGRAM – Rhome Public Library’s STEAM program meets 4-5 p.m. today to conduct various science and technology experiments. Call 817-636-2767.

SCV MEETING – The Sons of Confederate Veterans meet at 7 tonight at the Wesley Center of the First United Methodist Church of Decatur.

PAINT THE TOWN PINK – Paint the Town Pink, celebrating breast cancer survivors and remembering those lost, is 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday at the Decatur Square. There will be a bake sale, raffles, special promotions with local businesses, and a pink line ceremony. All proceeds benefit Mary’s Gift and Women’s Services at Wise Health System. Mary’s Gift provides mammograms to underserved and uninsured women in Wise County. For information on the event, call 940-393-0340 or 940-626-1384.

VETERANS PICNIC – The Annual Veterans Picnic sponsored by the Disabled American Veterans Chapter in Decatur is 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the Women’s Building at the Wise County Fairgrounds in Decatur. Veterans and family members are invited to the free event, which will feature barbecue, a silent auction and sweet walk.

FUNERALS – Services for Susan Miank, 68, of Justin and Brett Bethurum, 56, of Britton are pending at Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.

SERVICE for Thomas J. Brown, 87, of Decatur is 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Decatur with burial at Oaklawn Cemetery. Family visitation is one hour prior to the service at the church. Hawkins-Decatur is handling arrangements.

SERVICE for Raymond St. John, 84, of Chico is pending at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.

FUNERAL for Martha Wright Jennings, 65, of Newark is 10 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church of Newark with burial at Dido Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church of Newark. Mount Olivet in Fort Worth is handling arrangements.

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