UPDATE

Wednesday, May 17, 2017


FATAL WRECK – One man was killed when his motorcycle was struck head-on by an SUV on Farm Road 730 near County Road 4765 south of Boyd Tuesday afternoon. Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Patrick Garcia said Mearl Miner, 51, of Fort Worth was killed when his motorcycle was struck head-on by a southbound SUV driven by Rosemary Switzer, 69, of Rhome. Miner had been northbound on the road, and Garcia said at the scene it wasn’t clear what prompted Switzer to veer into oncoming traffic. Switzer was transported to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in Azle. The road was closed for several hours while investigators were on scene.

STORM REPORT – Storms swept through Wise County early this morning, and high winds caused some issues with power lines in the county. As of 7:40 a.m., around 650 Oncor customers, mainly in the south Bridgeport and Paradise areas, remained without power while scattered outages remained in other parts of Wise County, according to Area Manager Sabrina Easley. Rainfall amounts included 0.7 of an inch in Rhome, 0.5 in Greenwood and Cottondale, 0.41 in Decatur, 0.38 in Alvord and 0.37 in Bridgeport. It’s expected to be warm and breezy today with storm chances returning tomorrow.

IRION EARNS SILVER – Bridgeport senior Brooke Irion shot a 1-under 71 in the second round of the 4A state golf tournament to finish second. Irion’s 147 over the two rounds was one shot back of Abilene Wylie’s Maddi Olson. As a team, Bridgeport cut off 15 strokes in the second round to finish ninth with a 777. Katie Hudson tied for 19th firing a 171 (82, 89). Maycie Cortez shot 227 (118, 109). Ashlie Lennard and Taite Read carded matching 232s with rounds of 120 and 112.

LIBRARY BOOK SALE – Decatur Public Library is having a book sale this week. The Friends of the Library Preview is 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday. The book sale will be open to the public from 1 p.m. to close on Thursday and from 10 a.m. to close on Friday and Saturday.

STROKE SUPPORT GROUP – The Stroke Overcomers Support Group will have their monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Wise Health System building, 2000 S. FM 51, Decatur. This group is designed to assist stroke survivors and their families with hope and information. Casey Rauschuber will speak to the group about stroke management and the services that are available to assist stroke overcomers and their families. Call Dennis McCreary, 817-307-9588 or Rauschuber, 940-626-2457.

BRIDGEPORT CHAMBER LUNCH – The Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce May Scholarship Luncheon is 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday. Three students will be awarded Devon Energy and Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce scholarships. RSVP by calling 940-683-2076.

COOKED BRISKETS – Greenwood Masonic Lodge will be cooking briskets to sell. Cost is $60. They will be ready for pickup after noon June 3. To purchase a whole, cooked brisket, order by May 31. Call Terry, 940-255-2782; Bill, 940-389-7334; Tom, 940-393-9815; or Husky, 817-992-4180.

WASHER TOURNAMENT – Decatur FFA is having a washer tournament and fish fry Saturday, May 20, at Decatur High School’s ag building. The tournament starts at 3 p.m., and dinner will be served starting at 6. Entry fee is $60 per team and includes two meal tickets. A single meal ticket is $10. Tickets can be purchased from FFA members or an ag teacher. Register for the tournament at decaturffa.weebly.com. All proceeds will go toward Decatur FFA to send members to judging contests and state convention.

HISTORIC WALKING TOUR – Bridgeport Main Street presents a Historic Walking Tour 5 p.m. today. The tour will feature three locations: the Bridgeport Historical Museum, Historic Main Street Buildings and Wise County Veterans Museum. The event is free, and light refreshments will be provided. The tour begins at the Bridgeport Historical Museum, located at 812 Halsell St. Call Bridgeport Main Street at 940-683-3404.

FUNERALS – Service for Fern Hughes, 84, of Decatur is pending at Jones Family Funeral Home-Decatur.

SERVICE for Elgree (Honey) Dennis of Lake Bridgeport is pending at Jones Family Funeral Home-Bridgeport.

FUNERAL for Fletcher Gene Larrow, 84, of Bridgeport is 10:30 a.m. today at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Bridgeport. Family visitation is one hour prior to the service.

SERVICE for Donald Grooms, 57, of Chico is pending at Hawkins-Bridgeport.

MEMORIAL service for Judy Teal, 73, of Rhome is 2 p.m. Friday at Aurora Baptist Church. Family visitation is one hour prior to the service. Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur is handling arrangements.

MEMORIAL service for Murtie Pearl Bounds, 73, of Springtown is 11 a.m. Saturday at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Boyd. Family visitation is one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

SERVICE for Larry Barnett, 64, of Boyd is pending at Hawkins-Boyd.

MEMORIAL service for Robbin Martinez, 37, formerly of Bridgeport is 4 p.m. Saturday at the Bridgeport Lions Hall.

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