5 Things to Know: The Week Ahead in Wise for Saturday, March 2, 2019

By Messenger Staff | Published Saturday, March 2, 2019

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Spring is dragging its feet.

Next week gets off to a frigid start with the 16-degree low Sunday morning. The lows will hover in the teens and 20s through Tuesday with a high of 38 Sunday, 33 Monday and 41 Tuesday.

Things begin to level off Wednesday as the high approaches 50, but it’ll be the end of the week before we see the 60s in Wise County.

All Around Wise


All Around Wise will be replaced next week with a midweek newspaper.

Starting Wednesday, two paid editions of the Wise County Messenger will be published every week. Publication days will be Wednesday and Saturday, just like old times.

To help bridge the gap and transition readers from the free publication, we’re offering a $15 subscription special for a limited time. This gets you two newspapers every week, all of our special sections, plus full access to our digital products.

Call today: 940-627-5987.

We don’t want you to miss the Mess.

Time Change


Don’t forget the time change next weekend! Daylight saving time begins 2 a.m. Sunday, March 10. Traditionally, this meant people moved their clocks forward one hour before going to bed Saturday night. These days many of our devices, such as smartphones and computers, automatically adjust the time, but don’t forget to check clocks in your vehicles and at the office.

The most important takeaway: you will get one less hour of sleep Saturday night. Plan accordingly.



Next week, recovering methamphetamine addicts will share their stories, a follow-up to last August’s methamphetamine forum.

The programs are a partnership between the Wise County Sheriff’s Office and the Wise Community Health Improvement Initiative. Next week’s program – “Addiction is Real” – is 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Women’s Building on the Wise County Fairgrounds in Decatur.

Sheriff Lane Akin said three local residents are scheduled to speak.



Although it’s one more week until spring break, some students will get a head start on vacation.

Alvord and Slidell ISDs will release school early Friday, and Decatur ISD is closed Friday. It was a scheduled bad weather day.

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