Five Things to Know: The Week Ahead in Wise for the Week of April 28, 2018

By Messenger Staff | Published Saturday, April 28, 2018

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Food Truck


Put on your Thanksgiving pants, people. The 2nd Annual Eighter from Decatur Food Truck Challenge is May 5 in downtown Decatur.

This event was a huge hit last year. Organized by the Decatur Chamber of Commerce, the main attraction is, of course, delicious food. Chamber Director Misty Hudson expects 20 trucks this year, all of which have planned mouth-watering menus.

Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Live music starts at 4 p.m., and there will be a kid’s zone to keep the littles entertained.

Read a full event preview in the May 1 All Around Wise.



After a sprint through the regular season, the baseball playoffs will begin this week for the Decatur Eagles, Boyd Yellowjackets and Chico Dragons.

The softball playoffs will also continue after beginning last weekend for the Paradise Lady Panthers, Alvord Lady Bulldogs and Decatur Lady Eagles.

As of press time Friday, softball teams were still locked in series and baseball teams were planning for the bi-district round. Keep up with the latest action and scheduling on our Twitter feed @wcmsports and on Facebook WCMessenger Sports.

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City council and school board elections are May 5.

Polls will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. so there should be plenty of time for you to swing by between baseball games and grocery shopping.

If you’re confused about issues on the ballot or need to know more about the candidates in your community, we’ve got your back. Go to You’ll find all you need to make an educated decision.

Art Show


There’s no need to venture to the Metroplex for artistic inspiration.

Next weekend, Wise County students will showcase their art from 1 to 3 p.m. May 5 at the Decatur Conference Center for the sixth annual Wise County Art Association Youth Art Show. Entry fees are $5 per piece, and the best in show will win $100. WCAA will also award three graduating seniors $1,500 college scholarships.

Coop Tour


Everyone’s crowing about the 8th Annual Chicken Coop Tour next weekend.

The popular event guides poultry enthusiasts to chicken coops around Wise County. You’ll see everything from plain and practical to downright funky, and even fancy.

The tour begins with an educational presentation at 9 a.m. at the Decatur Visitors Center, 106 S. Trinity St., and coops will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Maps will be available throughout the day at Rooster’s on the Decatur Square and on the Texas A&M AgriLife – Wise County Facebook page.

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