Monday, June 11, 2018

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ALVORD WRECK — One person was taken to the hospital following a wreck near Alvord Saturday. A person driving a Volvo on Old Decatur Road ran off the road and struck a tree. The driver was transported to Wise Health System with unknown injuries.

ARREST MADE FOLLOWING STANDOFF — A five-hour standoff between a Decatur man and police ended peacefully just after noon Friday. Decatur Police Chief Rex Hoskins said officers were called to a home in the 400 block of South Holman Street around 7 a.m. The officers were contacted by the girlfriend of the homeowner, Mark Calvert, 52. She said she’d broken up with Calvert that morning, and he’d threatened to kill himself. Officers first spoke to Calvert through the door and became concerned when he refused to open the door and speak with them. “From our standpoint, he had weapons in there and wanted to hurt himself, so we secured the area,” Hoskins said. Neighbors were evacuated and the street was blocked off. The Wise County Sheriff’s Office brought in their SWAT team and negotiators around 9 a.m. Hoskins said the negotiators talked with Calvert via cell phone and were able to persuade him to leave the house around 12:15 p.m. He was taken to Wise Health System for a psych evaluation, Hoskins said. According to Wise County Jail records, Calvert was booked into jail Saturday on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

POWER OUTAGE — A large power outage was reported Saturday morning in south Wise County. According to Oncor Area Manager Sabrina Easley, 1,350 Rhome and Newark residents experienced a power outage due to a downed power line at U.S. 81/287 and Texas 114.

EATON WINS STATE — Northwest’s Eaton High School defeated Forney 4-1 Saturday at Dell Diamond in Round Rock to win the 5A state championship in baseball. Several members of the team live in Wise County.

SCV MEETING — The Sons of Confederate Veterans meet 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Wesley Center of the First United Methodist Church of Decatur.

DIABETES CLASSES — Total Diabetes Care at Wise Health System will hold diabetes education classes in Alvord today. The beginner class will be offered at 3 p.m., and the advanced class will be offered at 4 p.m. Both classes will be held at the First Baptist Church. The classes are intended to help those with diabetes better understand and manage the disease. Classes are free and will be taught by Dick Gilley RN, CCRN, CDE. No RSVP required. Call Gilley at 940-626-1890.

ALVORD SUMMER READING — Alvord Public Library’s Summer Reading Program for Wednesday will be “Music Moves Us” and will incorporate movement/dance activities. All programs are held 10-11 a.m. at Alvord City Hall, 215 W. Elm St. No admission charge.

COALITION MEETING — The Wise County Community Coalition will meet at noon today at Pizza Hut in Decatur. The group will discuss the Juneteenth Celebration scheduled for Saturday in Decatur.

DECATUR CITY COUNCIL — The Decatur City Council meets at 6 p.m. today at city hall, 201 E. Walnut. The agenda includes the first reading and discussion of an ordinance that would allow the fire department to charge mitigation rates for their services rendered.

FUNERALS — Service for John P. Wroe, 93, of Decatur is 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur with burial at Aurora Cemetery. Family visitation is one hour prior to service.

GRAVESIDE service for Mark Woods, 62, of Chico is 11 a.m. today at Chico Cemetery. Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport is handling arrangements.

MEMORIAL service for Travis Downs, 30, of Fort Worth is 1 p.m. Saturday at The Bay Community Church in Runaway Bay. Hawkins-Bridgeport is handling arrangements.

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