Update for Tuesday, June 12, 2018

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BALLOT WILL INCLUDE ANNEXATION ISSUE – Wise County commissioners yesterday approved the Wise Citizens for Property Rights’ Tier 2 petition. It’s the last step in an eight-month process to put the future of involuntary annexation in Wise County to a vote Nov. 6. With the passage of Senate Bill 6 in the last legislative session, cities in counties with large populations can no longer involuntarily annex land into their city limits. The bill also allows smaller counties to petition for an election to fall under a Tier 2 classification, which would prevent involuntary annexation in those counties. In Tier 2 counties, cities must receive approval from the majority of property owners in an annexation area before expanding their boundaries. Read more in this week’s All Around Wise.

SLIGHT CHANCE OF STORMS – Wise County has a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms today, mainly between 1 and 4 p.m. Otherwise, today is expected to be partly sunny with a high near 96 degrees with heat index values as high as 101.

CHICO LIBRARY SUMMER PROGRAM – Children ages 5 to 11 are invited to the Libraries Rock summer program kickoff 11 a.m.-noon today at Chico Public Library. Participants will receive full program information, reading logs and learn about echolocation.

READING WITH DOGS – Tail Waggin’ Tutors will be at Rhome Public Library 2-3:30 p.m. Wednesday. Honey and Ava, certified by Therapy Dogs International, along with their handler, Katherine Prado, will provide a stress-free, relaxing environment for children to practice reading. Each reader is allotted 15 minutes. Call 817-636-2767. The library is at 265 West B.C. Rhome Avenue.

COMMUNITY MARKET – The Wise County Market is hosting the Texas Coalition for Animal Protection low-cost vaccination clinic from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Wise County Fairgrounds. The market is open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with local produce, arts and crafts and food trucks.

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

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.

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.

SERVICE for Harold Robinson, 82, of Decatur is pending at Hawkins-Decatur.

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

SERVICE for Marita Marney, 84, of Bridgeport is pending at Hawkins-Bridgeport.

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