Five Things to Know: The Weeek Ahead in Wise for Saturday, June 16, 2018

By Messenger Staff | Published Saturday, June 16, 2018

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After meeting for seven hours June 4 to discuss the contract and duties of Superintendent Judi Whitis, Decatur ISD trustees will convene again at 6 p.m. Monday with the same item on the agenda.

While the board will hold its discussion on the item in closed session at the end of the meeting and a decision may not come until Tuesday morning, a public forum will start the meeting. Speakers are limited to five minutes and must sign up before the meeting.

For more details on the meeting, see story on Page 1A. We will also be providing updates from Monday’s meeting @wcmessenger on Twitter.



Wise County may get a slight reprieve from the heat next week, according to the National Weather Service.

High temperatures are expected to hover around the low 90s at the beginning of the week with a chance of rain Sunday through Wednesday. The outlook is as follows: 30 percent chance of showers and a high of 92 Sunday, 50 percent chance on Monday with a high of 89 and a 40 percent chance of rain Tuesday and Wednesday with highs of 90 and 91, respectively.

Disclaimer: This is Texas. The weather can instantly change at any time.



For most of us, summer is already in full swing, but astrologically, summer solstice, often called the first day of summer, is June 21.

In the Northern Hemisphere, it’s the longest day of the year, so get out there and soak up that sunshine. From here on out, the days get shorter, so make the most of every one.

Trivia: In the southern hemisphere, June 21 is the shortest day of the year and marks the first day of winter.

Greek Games


The Learning Ladder Summer Camp in Decatur will celebrate and study Greek games next week.

Open to school-age kids, campers will test their speed, strength and ingenuity in contests reminiscent of the days of yore, and DeDe Diaczenko will join the camp to lead art projects.

Sign up by emailing Sam Delgado,

Don’t forget your toga!



June 22 is Take Your Dog to Work Day.

This unofficial holiday has been celebrated since 1999 on the first Friday after Father’s Day. It was created by Pet Sitters International as a way to encourage dog adoption and celebrate the companionship of canines.

Who knows? Maybe a Messenger newsroom dog or two will show up for press day. Between us we have a Rottweiler, yellow Labrador Retriever, Corgi, Catahoula/Blue Lacy mix, Miniature Schnauzer, Pomeranian, Papillon and Collie.

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