Wednesday, February 28, 2017

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2 STUDENTS CAUGHT WITH GUN AT SCHOOL – Two Northwest High School students were arrested possessing a handgun on campus Tuesday. The weapon with two rounds was confiscated without incident by district officials and a School Resource Officer from the Fort Worth Police Department. In a letter to parents, Northwest ISD Superintendent Ryder Warren said pictures of a student with a handgun were posted on a social media site Tuesday morning. “Two other NHS students saw the posting and immediately informed campus leadership,” Warren said. “Within three minutes of the initial report, NHS leadership with the School Resource Officer located the student and took possession of the weapon with no incident. During the questioning of the student, another NHS student was implicated, and that student was detained for further questioning.” Fort Worth Police Department Officer Gezim Pollozani said, “The social media posts were not a threat to a particular student or school…but more along the lines of inappropriate; was going to try and sell the gun.”

MOBILE HOME BURNS – A mobile home outside of Boyd caught fire Tuesday morning, and the cause is still under investigation. Boyd Chief Chris Caster said when they reached the mobile home on County Road 4767, one end was in flames. Boyd Volunteer Fire Department, assisted by Newark, quickly knocked the flames down. The fire occurred around 11 a.m. Caster said the family living in the home made it safely out. They were still searching for a missing dog, but Caster said firefighters had looked through the home for the dog three times and found nothing so he believes it likely ran off during the fire. Wise County Fire Marshal Jeff Doughty is investigating the cause of the fire.

YOUTH FAIR CONTINUES – Today’s events at the Wise County Youth Fair include the broiler show at 9 a.m. followed by the breeding poultry show and the dog show at 10 a.m. It’s also arrival day for the market stock. All events are at the Wise County Fairgrounds.

TEXANS ADVANCE – Northwest survived a scare from Fort Worth Southwest Tuesday in the 5A Region I regional quarterfinals, as the Texans nearly let a 17-point second half lead evaporate in a 55-51 win. Northwest will play Randall in the regional semifinals at 6 p.m. Friday in Snyder. After rallying from down 8 in the final two minutes, Slidell took a one-point lead with 23 ticks left. But the Greyhounds were unable to get one last stop, as Irving Universal ended Slidell’s season in the Class A Region III quarterfinals yesterday 52-50 at Boyd High School. The loss ends the Greyhounds’ season at 27-6 for the District 21-A champions.

EARLY VOTING – Early voting for the March 6 primary election continues 8 a.m.-5 p.m. today at four locations: the Wise County Elections Office, 200 S. Trinity St., in Decatur; Alvord City Hall, 215 W. Elm St.; Boyd Community Center, 420 E. Morton Ave.; and Bridgeport Law Enforcement Center, 1000 Thompson St. Yesterday was the busiest day of early voting yet as 425 votes were cast.

CHANCE OF STORMS – Today’s forecast includes a 40 percent chance of storms with a high of 74 degrees.

GOLF SIGN-UPS – The Oil Belt Men’s Golf Association opens its 2018 season March 5. Men age 50 and older are invited to join the association, which is beginning its 27th year. Enrollment fee is $20, and play is handicapped. Members play three to four times per month in the area. There is a nominal fee each time you play. Call Tom Ferguson, 940-389-9879; or A.Z. Smith, 940-389-0949.

FUNERALS – Service for Eva Zinn, 86, formerly of Decatur is 1 p.m. today at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur with interment at Oaklawn Cemetery.

FUNERAL mass for Gloria Garcia Lopez, 70, of Decatur is 10 a.m. Saturday at Hawkins-Decatur. Family visitation is 6-8 p.m. Thursday and 6-8 p.m. Friday with rosary said at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

SERVICE for Paula Phipps, 56, of Rhome is pending at Hawkins-Decatur.

SERVICE for James Ross, 80, of Boyd is pending at Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd.

VISITATION for Jonathan DelaRosa, 20, of Bridgeport is 5-7 p.m. Friday at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport.

SERVICE for Don Creacy is 2 p.m. Thursday at Bible Baptist Church in Bridgeport with burial at West Bridgeport Cemetery. Family visitation is 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the church. Jones-Bridgeport is handling arrangements.

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