Update for Monday, January 28, 2019

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1 FLOWN FROM RUNAWAY BAY WRECK – Multiple people were injured in a two-vehicle wreck in Runaway Bay Sunday afternoon. According to preliminary information, the wreck happened around 3:15 p.m. on U.S. 380 in front of the entrance to the Runaway Bay Golf Club and Resort. Two ground ambulances and a helicopter ambulance responded to the scene, which shut down U.S. 380 in both directions. Multiple patients were transported by ground ambulance to Wise Health System in Decatur and one was flown from the scene to an out-of-county hospital. Both passenger vehicles sustained major front end damage, and one patient had to be extricated by firefighters.

TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO MARIJUANA SEIZURE – The Texas Department of Public Safety seized nearly 100 pounds of marijuana last Thursday after a traffic stop on U.S. 81/287 in Wise County. According to DPS Lt. Lonny Haschel, a trooper stopped a 2019 Chevrolet Impala for a traffic violation. Due to several indications of possible criminal activity, a search of the vehicle was conducted. During a canine search of the vehicle, the trooper discovered duffel bags containing marijuana in the trunk. Also discovered during the search was Alprazolam. The driver, Lidia Palos, 23, of Fort Worth was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana greater than 50 pounds and possession of a controlled substance, penalty group three less than 28 grams. The passenger, Jorge Palos, 25, also of Fort Worth was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana greater than 50 pounds. Both were taken to the Wise County Jail. The drugs allegedly were being transported from Oregon to Dallas.

GOSPEL OPRY NIGHT – The Gospel Opry Sing-Along program is 6:30 tonight in the G.C. Rann Auditorium of the Wise County Heritage Museum in Decatur. Admission is free. An offering will be accepted to be used toward the expenses of the museum.

RABBIT VALIDATION – Wise County Youth Fair rabbit validation is 3:30-7 p.m. today at the Wise County Fairgrounds. All rabbits have to be tattooed or tattoos checked to be eligible to show.

DIABETES CLASSES – Total Diabetes Care at Wise Health System will hold diabetes education classes in Boyd today. The beginner class will be offered at 3 p.m., and the advanced class will be offered at 4 p.m. Both classes will be held at the Wise Clinical Care Associates, 133 N. 730 Suite 105. Classes are free and will be taught by Dick Gilley RN, CCRN, CDE. No RSVP required. Call Dick Gilley at 940-626-1890 for more information.

STEAM PROGRAM AT LIBRARY – Children in grades kindergarten through 5 can join the Decatur Public Library 6:30 p.m. Tuesday for a fun activity that is Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, or Mathematics (STEAM) based. Space is limited and registration is required. Call the library at 940-393-0290 to sign up.

DECATUR CITY COUNCIL – The Decatur City Council will meet tonight at city hall. A workshop will be held at 5:30 and will include year-end reports from finance, Main Street, Conference Center, Public Library and the Police Department. The regular meeting will begin at 6 p.m. and includes several planning and zoning action items.

WATER DISTRICT PUBLIC HEARING – The Upper Trinity Groundwater Conservation District will hold a public hearing at 4 p.m. today at its office in Springtown on proposed rule changes.

FUNERALS – Services for Donald Osborn, 80, of Newark and George Harlen, 99, of Keller are pending at Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.

PRIVATE family service for Thomas Nutt, 72, of Decatur will be held at a later date. Hawkins-Decatur is handling arrangements.

NO SERVICE is planned for Brooks Little, 83, of Decatur. Hawkins-Decatur is handling arrangements.

SERVICE for Emery Goodreau, 78, of Weatherford is pending at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.

MEMORIAL for Eddie Collins, 88, of Fort Worth is 1 p.m. Thursday at Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd.

MEMORIAL service for Wesley Craig Samples, 54, of Runaway Bay is 10 a.m. Tuesday at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport.

GRAVESIDE service for Bennie Ed Standridge Jr., 92, of Decatur is noon today at Burleson Memorial Cemetery. Laurel Land Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

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