5 Things to Know: The Week Ahead in Wise for Saturday, February 3, 2018

By Messenger Staff | Published Saturday, February 3, 2018

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Big Game


The unofficial holiday that brings an end to the football season is Sunday.

Super Bowl LII, which will be without the Dallas Cowboys for the 22nd straight year, will pit the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles against each other. Kickoff is set for 5:30 p.m. from Minneapolis.

As with most years, the game will be secondary to gorging on nachos, pizza and other treats, while watching the commercials that businesses spent millions of dollars on.

Happy football. And to Cowboys fans, there’s always next year.



Are you registered to vote? If not, you must do so before 5 p.m. Monday to cast a ballot in the March 6 primary election.

Although there are no local Democratic candidates, the ballot includes a few hotly contested Republican races. The justice of the peace election in Precinct 2 has four candidates, and the Precinct 4 JP race drew three candidates. In Precinct 3, three men are vying for the constable’s position.

The Precinct 2 county commissioner and county clerk races are also contested.

So in other words – there are local issues at stake, so make sure you’re able to go vote.

To register, visit the Wise County Elections Department at 200 S. Trinity St. in Decatur. Questions? Call 940-626-4453.



Sounds like fun, right? The Perot TECH Truck rolls into Rhome Tuesday with activities encouraging children to do those very things.

The truck will be at Rhome Public Library 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., providing hands-on experiences such as 3-D printing, a 3-D pen activity and building Vibrobots. The truck is an extension of the Perot Museum in Dallas, and the activities are created to foster confidence and creativity in STEAM subjects. For information, call the library at 817-636-2767.



The Decatur Police Department is holding a citizens police academy beginning next week.

The class is free and is held 6:30 to 9:30 every Tuesday for 13 weeks. Applications are available at DPD, 1601 S. State St., and at You can also find an application on the department’s Facebook page.

Call Sgt. Royce Gastineau, 940-393-0300.



We know you’re just now putting away the last Christmas decorations and prepping for a big Super Bowl Party, but friendly reminder: Valentine’s Day is 10 days away.

Romantic dates don’t plan themselves, so start thinking now about how to sweep your favorite guy or gal off their feet. There are plenty of local florists, sweet shops, restaurants and retailers to help you perfect every detail of your celebration.

Hint: no one likes those cheesy, homemade coupon books. Go big, or go home.

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