Update for Wednesday, December 26, 2018

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TEEN HURT IN CRASH – A two vehicle crash on Texas 199 near Farm Road 920 left one teen hospitalized early Christmas morning. Preliminary investigation indicates a 2018 International truck that was towing a trailer turned from a gas station to travel west on Texas 199 and failed to yield the right of way to a 1992 Chevrolet pickup, Department of Public Safety spokesperson Ricky Hunter said. Hunter said the pickup struck the rear of the trailer. First responders extricated the 13-year-old male passenger from the wreck. The teen in the pickup was transported to Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth by ground ambulance. He had undisclosed injuries. The driver of the Chevrolet, Jeffrey Hoopman, 32, and the driver of the International, Anthony Godwin, 25, were not injured.

CHICO HOME DESTROYED IN FIRE – Four escaped safely before a fire destroyed a home in Chico Monday morning. At around 8:50 a.m. the fire was fully involved when Chico Fire arrived at the home located at 500 N. Mount St., said Bridgeport Fire Chief Terry Long. “I woke up and it was on fire,” resident Bobby Feelye said. The three residents and another staying at the home were able to escape without injuries. Feelye said he didn’t know what happened to his dogs. Fire departments from Alvord, Bridgeport, Sand Flat, Decatur and Crafton provided mutual aid. The cause of the fire is undetermined at this point, Long said. “It was fully involved when we got here,” Long said. “There really wasn’t a whole lot we could do.”

STORM THREAT – Light rain was falling in Decatur as Update was going to press, and more showers and possibly thunderstorms are in the forecast for today and tonight. Some storms could become severe, although the largest threat is in areas to our south. Today’s high is expected to be 64, and tonight’s low will dip to around 49.

ACADEMY APPLICATIONS – Northwest ISD’s career academies and CTE – career and technical education – pathways are now accepting enrollment request for the 2019-20 school year. The CTE program is focused on students working alongside experienced and professional instructors in high-tech career academies and programs. Students can submit their enrollment request to an academy or pathway by visiting www.nisdtx.org/cte and clicking the “CTE Academy/Pathway Request for Enrollment” link highlighted in yellow. For priority placement, request must be submitted no later than Jan. 15, 2019. On this day, CTE staff will review all submitted applications. If space remains after this review, staff will look at future request.

DECATUR TRASH SCHEDULE – The trash collection schedule will be different from normal this week in Decatur due to the Christmas holiday. Tuesday’s normal collection will take place on Wednesday, Wednesday’s normal recycling will take place on Thursday, Thursday’s normal trash collection will be on Friday and Friday’s normal collection will be Saturday. The same schedule will be in place the following week for the New Year’s Day holiday as well.

MARY’S GIFT – The Mary’s Gift program funded through Wise Health Foundation provides free 3D mammograms for uninsured and underinsured women and men of Wise County. The last 2018 date is today. Visit WiseHealthFoundation.com to learn more or call Wise Health System Imaging Center at 940-626-1329 to apply and schedule your appointment.

FUNERALS – Service for Guadalupe Diaz, 68, of Springtown is pending at Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.

GRAVESIDE service for Stella (Morris) Massey Helf, 85, formerly of Decatur is 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 4. at Oaklawn Cemetery. Hawkins-Decatur is handling arrangements.

SERVICE for William Lambert, 80, of Boyd is pending at Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd.

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