5 Things to Know: The Week Ahead in Wise for Saturday, April 6, 2019

By Messenger Staff | Published Saturday, April 6, 2019

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Lawn and Garden show 2018


As the weather warms up, so does our desire to spruce up the yard and deep clean the house.

To learn more about products to make these jobs easier or businesses who provide these very services, visit the Wise County Home and Lawn Show Saturday, April 13, at the Decatur Conference Center. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and they promise activities for the whole family.

You’ll likely come away with a few freebies, plus there’s a chance you could win a door prize.

Staar Testing


As the school year draws to a close, it’s standardized testing season.

Various STAAR tests will be administered April 9-12. Check with your child’s campus for specific testing dates because they vary between grade levels.

Campuses generally do not allow visitors on these days. Administrators also suggest your child get a good night’s rest before a test day and they eat a healthy breakfast before school.

(Good luck, kiddos! You’ve got this.)



Surprise! The 31st Annual Decatur Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament is Friday.

The annual tourney was previously held in June in conjunction with Father’s Day weekend, but this year they have a spring tee time at Decatur Country Club, 211 Country Club Road.

To enter a four-person team, call 940-627-3107. Cost is $100 per person, which includes lunch, raffle tickets and beverages.

Spring Bunny


Girls Night Out Bunnies and Blooms is Thursday on the Decatur Square.

Ladies, round up your girlfriends and plan to savor an evening out in downtown Decatur. Boutiques will feature their latest spring fashions, and antique stores will offer treasures from long ago.

After you’ve shopped the Square, make time for a drink and nice meal to close out the night.



Bluebonnets are popping up amid the new buds and beautiful spring color this week. Editor Richard Greene photographed some beauties at Oaklawn Cemetery, just outside Decatur.

Keep your eyes out for these Lone Star lovelies; their season is short.

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