MURDER ARREST – A Rhome woman has been arrested for the shooting death of her former husband last Friday night. Marie Kendale Kimani, 35, was arrested at her home in the 12600 block of Forest Lawn Rhome in the Shale Creek Neighborhood east of Rhome late Wednesday night. The home was the location where 40-year-old Jonathon Tumbo was found dead last week by officers responding to a call from Kimani about an altercation between the two. Tumbo was killed by a single gunshot wound to the chest. Officers took a statement about what happened from Kimani, who said the two were involved in a physical altercation. “Subsequent follow up investigation by WCSO investigators and related evidence was not consistent with Kimani’s account of a physical altercation,” the sheriff’s office stated in a news release. Kimani’s bond was set at $1 million, and she remained in the Wise County Jail Friday morning.
FLASH FLOOD WATCH – Wise County is under a flash flood watch from 7 a.m. today through Saturday afternoon. Showers and thunderstorms are expected today into Saturday with the heaviest rain expected late this afternoon into tonight. Forecasters say 2-5 inches will be possible for our area with isolated heavier amounts in excess of 5 inches.
THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SCORES – Because of the expected rain tonight, area schools held their football games last night. Here are the results: Northwest 14, Sherman 7; Graham 59, Decatur 35; Bridgeport 25, Lake Worth 7; Paradise 47, Callisburg 13; Boyd 33, Howe 7; Blue Ridge 13, Chico 7; and Alvord 30, Pantego Christian 28.
PROPERTY RIGHTS GROUP TO HOLD EVENT – Wise Citizens for Property Rights is having an election kick off event 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the Bridgeport Country Club. The group will serve hamburgers and hand out banners, signs and other information at the come-and-go event. Rep. Phil King will speak around 11:30 a.m.
RETIRED EDUCATORS MEETING – Wise County Retired School Personnel will meet at the Decatur Conference Center at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. Speaker will be Bill Barnes, representative of TRTA. Members should RSVP to Bunny Perry, 949-575-2341 or firstname.lastname@example.org, by Sunday evening.
DEBATE WATCHING PARTY – The Texas Democratic Women of Rural North Texas will host a debate watching party for the Beto O’Rourke/Ted Cruz debate beginning at 5:30 p.m. today at the Baymont Inn in Decatur. Snacks and refreshments will be served. Call Lena at 940-399-3309.
PUBLIC WORKS JOB TO BE POSTED – County commissioners will discuss the public works director job description at their meeting Monday. It was incorrectly stated in this week’s All Around Wise that it would be discussed at the Oct. 8 meeting. In other business, commissioners will again talk about the 3-2-1 tax discount program, and the Bridgeport Historical Society will address the court regarding the preservation of a historic site in western Wise County. The meeting starts at 9 a.m. in the third-floor conference room of the Wise County Courthouse in Decatur. It is open to the public.
FISH FRY – The Decatur High School Band Boosters Fish Fry is 4:30-6:30 p.m. today at the DHS cafeteria.
DHS CLASS REUNION – Decatur High School Class of 1978 is celebrating its 40th reunion at 7 p.m. today at the home of Stan Shults and 6 p.m. Saturday at the home of Ronnie Hale. Call Shults at 817-690-6461 for more information.
CLAY SHOOT – The Boyd Lions Club will have its 2nd Annual Clay Shoot Saturday in Boyd. The fundraiser benefits the club’s scholarship program and the Boyd Spirit of Christmas. To make a team, call Chip Fisher, 817-791-3522.
WCWC VETERANS CENTER – Weatherford College Wise County will celebrate the opening of its Veterans Center at 2 p.m. today in Classroom 201 on the campus. The center will provide a relaxing place for veteran students to meet, study, access computers, enjoy peer to peer support, meet with veterans service representatives or just have a cup of coffee.
CLEANUP DAY – Chico will hold a city-wide cleanup day 8 a.m.-3 p.m. (or until the dumpsters are full) at 401 E. Mount St. by the water tower Saturday. No tires, paint or shingles will be accepted. Bring a water bill as proof of residency.
FUNERALS – Service for Garland Ray Lipsey Jr., 81, of Decatur is 11 a.m. today at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur with burial at Oaklawn Cemetery. Family visitation is 9:30-10:30 a.m. today before the service.
FUNERAL for Allen Lee Shaffer, 81, of Granbury, formerly of Bridgeport is 11 a.m. today at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Bridgeport with a private family burial.
MEMORIAL service for Mary Louise King, 78, of Paradise is 2 p.m. Saturday at The Rock Church in Bridgeport. Hawkins-Bridgeport is handling arrangements.
FUNERAL for Cecil McCleskey, 74, of Azle is 10:30 a.m. Monday at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Boyd with burial in Pleasant Grove No. 1 Cemetery. Family visitation is 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
SERVICE for Jimmy “Lightning” Wright, 83, of Bridgeport is 10 a.m. today at First Baptist Church in Bridgeport with burial at East Bridgeport Cemetery. Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport is handling arrangements.
GRAVESIDE service for Danny Town, 54, of Bridgeport is 10 a.m. Tuesday at East Bridgeport Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 p.m. Monday at Jones-Bridgeport.
MEMORIAL service for Janice Shepard, 85, of Decatur is 11 a.m. Saturday at Jones Family Funeral Home-Decatur.
SERVICE for Carol Long of Justin is pending at Jones Family Funeral Home-Decatur.