Tuesday, February 27, 2018

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YOUTH FAIR ROYALTY – The 2018 Youth Fair queens contest was Monday night at the Women’s Building on the Wise County Fairgrounds, and the following girls were crowned: 4-H Queen Sheridan Shallene, Bridgeport 4-H; 4-H Runner-up Emily Stephens, Wise County 4-H Horse Club; FFA Queen Carson Read, Decatur FFA; FFA Runner-up Haley Pollard, Chico FFA; FCCLA Queen Macey McCune, Boyd FCCLA; and FFA Runner-up Jessie Outlaw, Alvord FCCLA.

YOUTH FAIR DAY 2 – Today’s Youth Fair activities include Day 2 of the horse show at 8:30 a.m. at NRS Arena, the breeding dairy goat show at 10 a.m., the meat pen rabbits judged at 1 p.m. followed by the breeding rabbits, the longhorn show at 1 p.m. and the breeding swine show at 4 p.m. Events take place at the Wise County Fairgrounds in Decatur.

NISD BOARD SPLITS ON BOUNDARY – The dividing line for the attendance zones between Northwest ISD’s Adams and Chisholm Trail middle schools remains unsettled. After nearly an hour-long discussion centered on the impact on Chisholm Trail by the changes Monday, Northwest ISD trustees split 3-3 and failed to approved the recommended attendance zones. Trustees followed with a 4-2 vote to delay the boundary changes for the two middle schools and several elementary schools until their next meeting March 19. With Adams opening in the fall, the recommended boundary change for Chisholm Trail has the dividing line at the Wise-Tarrant county line. The change would cut the enrollment at the Rhome campus from a projected 1,097 students to 492. At the end of the meeting, Northwest ISD Superintendent Ryder Warren asked for a discussion to get direction and called for the board to reconvene next week to revisit the boundaries. “I don’t think we can wait three weeks for this decision. That puts us behind from the personnel standpoint and getting the very best people moved around in our school district and getting the best people into our district,” Warren said. “I’d recommend we call a meeting next week and we get into this again. Between now and then I will blank out my calendar, and I will do everything you need me to do to make this decision right.”

EARLY VOTING EXTENDED HOURS – You’ve got extra time to vote early today. Polls will be open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. at four early voting locations: the Wise County Elections Office, 200 S. Trinity St., in Decatur; Alvord City Hall, 215 W. Elm St.; Boyd Community Center, 420 E. Morton Ave.; and Bridgeport Law Enforcement Center, 1000 Thompson St. Yesterday, 304 people voted early for the March 6 primary election.

PLAYOFF BASKETBALL – Two local boys basketball teams are playing in regional quarterfinal games tonight. In a 5A Region I regional quarterfinal match-up, Northwest takes on Fort Worth Southwest at 7 p.m. at the Thomas Coliseum in Haltom City. In a 1A Region III regional quarterfinal game, Slidell plays Irving Universal Academy at 6:30 p.m. at Boyd.

DRIVER ARRESTED AFTER CRASH – A 36-year-old Boyd man was arrested Monday night on suspicion of driving while intoxicated after a crash on FM 2048, according to Department of Public Safety spokesperson Lonny Haschel. Douglas Gregg was taken into custody when his silver Nissan Titan collided with a Chevrolet pickup around 6 p.m. Neither driver sustained serious injuries. Haschel said the preliminary investigation indicated Gregg was traveling east on FM 2048 while the driver of the Chevrolet, 67-year-old Calvin Wright of Granbury, was traveling west. Haschel said for a reason yet to be determined, Gregg crossed into the westbound lane and collided with Wright, who unsuccessfully attempted to take evasive action. Haschel said the investigation is ongoing.

RAIN RETURNS TO FORECAST – After a couple of dry days, rain is back in the forecast today. The National Weather Service forecast calls for a 30 percent chance of storms this morning, with rain chances increasing to 90 percent this afternoon. Today’s high is expected to reach 64 degrees.

COFFEE NETWORK – The Wise County Chamber will hold its monthly coffee networking event at 8 a.m. Wednesday at Paradise City Hall, 218 Main Street.

GARDEN CLUB – Bridgeport Garden Club, which serves all of Wise County, will hold their monthly meeting at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Bridgeport Community Center. Xyanthe Williams, BSN, RN and Ashley Tietje-Crawford, RN, CCRN will present this month’s program “Healthy Eating Styles.” An extra program on Organic Cooking will also be presented by Raquel Martinez, RN. Lunch will be served. Call Deb Lewis, 443-415-4240.

FUNERALS – Service for Eva Zinn, 86, formerly of Decatur is 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur with interment at Oaklawn Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-7 tonight at the funeral home.

SERVICE for Douglas McNabb, 72, of Chico is pending at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.

SERVICE for Jonathan DelaRosa, 20, of Bridgeport is pending at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport.

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