MOVE OVER OR SLOW DOWN – The Texas Department of Public Safety will be enhancing enforcement efforts in Wise County Wednesday. DPS will focus specifically on violations of the state’s move over/slow down law. The law, originally passed in 2003, requires motorists to move over or slow down when certain vehicles – including police, fire, EMS, Texas Department of Transportation vehicles and tow trucks – are stopped on the side of the road with emergency lights activated. The law states the driver must vacate the lane closest to the applicable vehicles stopped on the side of the road (if the road has multiple lanes traveling in the same direction), or slow down 20 mph below the speed limit.
DAYCARE DECISION DELAYED – The Decatur City Council decided to table action on a specific use permit request for a daycare in the South Martin Branch neighborhood at yesterday’s meeting due to the absence of a council member. Since a super-majority vote of the council is required for the SUP’s approval, Mayor Martin Woodruff suggested the council table the item until the full council is available to vote on the issue.
PARADISE HISTORICAL SOCIETY – The Paradise Historical Society meets 7 tonight at the Paradise Museum, 216 Main St. Bridgeport Mayor Randy Singleton will be the guest speaker. He will present the history of the Bridgeport coal mines and of his father’s (Ray Singleton) WWII experiences as a member of the Lost Battalion. The presentation will be followed by a bi-monthly business meeting of the society. The public is welcome.
ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP – The Wise Alzheimer’s Group meets 7 p.m. today in the boardroom at the Wise Health System west campus in Decatur. Call Richard, 940-255-0244.
COLOR RUN – Wise County 4-H’s Run for the Clovers Color Run is Saturday at McCarroll Middle School. The event will include a 5K and 1-mile family fun run, both with multiple color stations promising a rainbow-dipped finish. The 5K starts at 7:30 a.m., and the 1-mile at 8. Proceeds benefit local charities. Sign up at wcmess.com/runforclovers. Early registration is $10 for kids and $15 for adults. Prices go up on the day of the event. Call 940-627-3341.
FRIDAY NIGHT MARKET – Wise County Market Days teamed up with the city of Bridgeport, Economic Development Corp. and Main Street for a Friday night event. It kicks off this week at the corner of 12th and Halsell Streets, open 5-9 p.m. It’s planned to be open every Friday, as long as produce is available. The market will feature fresh produce, free range eggs, local raised beef and lamb, local honey, jelly and jams, plus baked goods and pickles.
FUNERALS – Service for Linda Riederer, 58, of Justin is pending at Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.
MEMORIAL service for Kristen Burrows, 36, of Chico is 1 p.m. today at County Line Cowboy Church in Sunset. Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport is handling arrangements.
FUNERAL for Eddie Cordero, 80, of Bridgeport is 10 a.m. Friday at The Father’s House in Decatur with burial at Oaklawn Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Hawkins-Bridgeport.
MEMORIAL service for Brian Charles Webb, 31, of Bridgeport is 5 p.m. Saturday at Hawkins Chapel in Bridgeport.
SERVICE for Yvonne Crownover, 56, of Decatur is pending at Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd.
FUNERAL for Carolyn Dianne Swartling, 72, of Aurora is 11 a.m. today in the chapel at Jones Family Funeral Home-Decatur with burial at Aurora Cemetery. Family visitation will be one hour prior to the service in the chapel.