5 Things to Know: The Week Ahead in Wise for Saturday, October 26, 2018

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Ghosts, goblins and most likely a few super heroes and princesses will fill the streets Wednesday for Halloween.

Along with the traditional trick-or-treating, there are a few events being held in the area. The city of Boyd will be holding its second annual Trunk or Treat from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Boyd High School with a hay ride, cake wake, games and plenty of candy. Rhome’s fourth Trunk or Treat will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Rhome Family Park. In Bridgeport, Mayor Randy Singleton will lead trick or treaters down the sidewalks of Halsell Street for Suit Up and Say Boo. The line up begins at 5 p.m. at the Arcadia Theater.

Children, pace yourself with the candy and share with your parents.



The night filled with food, shopping and A night of food, shopping and of course wine returns to the Decatur square Saturday (Nov. 3).

Guests will be able to swirl around the square and enjoy savory samples from local eateries paired with Texas wines. The Swirl After Party will feature music from Zac Wilkerson.

All proceeds benefit Decatur Main Street.

Tickets for the eighth annual Texas wine celebration are available at for $29.99. At the door, tickets are $35. Early Bird VIP tickets are $60.

Cross Country


The cross country season culminates Saturday (Nov. 3) with the UIL cross country championships at Round Rock’s Old Settlers Park.

Four Wise County teams and two individuals will compete.

The Decatur Eagles finished fourth at the 4A Region I meet, qualifying for state for the first time since 2014. The Lady Eagles took second at regionals, advancing to state for the 16th straight year.

The Boyd Yellowjackets won 3A Region I, edging second-place Tornillo 89-91. It is the second straight year Boyd qualified for state.

The Slidell Greyhounds were the fourth and final team to qualify, taking fourth in 1A Region III.

Paradise sophomore Jana Messenger qualified for state individually, as well as Chico sophomore Raul Warnock.



It’s been a record-setting start to early voting, which will continue through Friday (Nov. 2) at the county’s four polling places: the Elections Office, 200 S. Trinity St. in Decatur; Alvord City Hall, 215 W. Elm; the Boyd Community Center, 420 E. Morton Ave.; or the Bridgeport Law Enforcement Center, 1000 Thompson St.

Polls are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every weekday, except on Tuesdays when there are extended hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. For a sample ballot or information about voting in Wise County, go to To learn about the candidates (and make an informed vote), check out the League of Women Voters guide,

On Election Day, Nov. 6, you will have to go to your specific precinct to cast your vote.



This year marks the 125th anniversary of the completion of the building currently occupied by the Wise County Heritage Museum.

The former administration building for the Northwest Texas Baptist College and Decatur Baptist College was completed in 1893. The Decatur Baptist College began 120 years ago in 1898.

To celebrate the two milestones, the Wise County Historical Society will hold a free come-and-go open house from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 3) at the museum. Donations will be accepted.

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