Update for Wednesday, April 18, 2018

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BOYD OKS PACT WITH DEVELOPER ON 600-HOME ADDITION – The near 600-home Springhill South development in Boyd took a significant step toward becoming a reality Tuesday night. Boyd Mayor Rodney Holmes signed a pre-development agreement on the proposed addition on 160 acres along Cemetery Road after getting approval of the city council. Boyd City Administrator Greg Arrington said he has an email from developer Bob Shelton confirming his intent to sign off on the agreed terms. One of the key terms in the agreement is the city annexing the development. When talks began in January, the development was looking to be in the city’s extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ). The other terms in the pre-development agreement are the establishment of a $25,000 escrow account for professional fees, the development pursing a Public Improvement District (PID) rather than a Municipal Utility District (MUD) and the city zoning the area under a planned development agreement.”They agreed to exactly what we asked them to do,” Holmes said.

BOYD EYES WATER RATE INCREASE – The city of Boyd could soon implement increased water and sewer rates. The city council held one public hearing on a proposed 10 percent water rate increase for residential and commercial customers and a 50 percent increase to commercial sewer rates Tuesday night. The rate increases would raise average residential water bill for a homeowner using 4,500 gallons $4.60 to $51.10. With the average sewer bill, remaining the same at $33.20, the average monthly total residential water/wastewater bill would be $84.30. The average commercial customer consuming 12,000 gallons of water will see a $14 increase to $153.60. The commercial sewer bill will increase $26 to $78. The average monthly commercial water/wastewater bill would be $217.60.

FIRE DESTROYS MOBILE HOME – Fire destroyed a mobile home in the 1400 block of Farm Road 2123 south of Bridgeport early Wednesday morning. No one was at the home when firefighters arrived to find it fully involved. Bridgeport Fire Chief Terry Long and Wise County Fire Marshal Jeff Doughty were unsure if anyone lived in the trailer. Bridgeport, Paradise and Cottondale firefighters responded to the blaze. Doughty said he will be investigating the cause.

AREA TRACK MEETS –¬†Decatur is hosting the 4A Region II area track meet today starting at 10 a.m. The Eagles and Lady Eagles swept the District 9-4A meet last week at Argyle.¬†Elsewhere, Alvord and Chico will compete in their area meet today in Springtown starting at 10 a.m. Running finals will begin at 5 p.m. Slidell will travel to S&S in Sadler for its area meet, which starts at 9:15 a.m. with the 3,200.

DAR MEETING – The John B. Denton Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will hold its April meeting 10 a.m. Saturday. Due to a scheduling conflict at the Historical Museum, the group will meet at a private home. Call Cecily Pegues at 817-528-8412 for location and more information. Speaker is Kathy Hanlon, presenting “Texas and World War I.”

BAKE SALE – East Side Alumni will hold a bake sale 9 a.m. Saturday in the parking lot of the St. John Church in Decatur. The sale is a fundraiser for the scholarship fund. Call 940-627-9082.

MOTHER-DAUGHTER TEA – Bridgeport Parks and Recreation is inviting all moms, grandmothers and daughters to join them for their 5th annual Mother-Daughter Tea Party 1-3 p.m. Sunday. This year’s theme is “Unicorn Magic.” Cost is $20 per couple, $10 for each additional daughter. Call 940-683-3480.

GLOW BALL TOURNAMENT – The Decatur Chamber of Commerce glow ball tournament and mixer will be Friday at the Decatur Golf Club. The mixer starts at 5:30 p.m. and the glow ball tournament begins at dusk. The price is $50 per player on a four-man team. Register at 940-627-3107 or lisab@decaturtx.com.

FUNERALS – Graveside service for Stanley Lynn McClung, 78, of California is 11 a.m. Saturday at Pleasant Grove No. 3. Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur is handling arrangements.

FUNERAL for Kate Evelyn Mitchell, 92, of Decatur is 2 p.m. Friday at Hawkins-Decatur with burial at Oaklawn Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

SERVICE for Alfred Roeber, 86, of Newark is pending at Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd.

FUNERAL for Tammy L. Cato, 59, of Rhome is 1 p.m. Friday at Hawkins Chapel in Boyd with burial at Azleland Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

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