RHOME PULLS OFFICER FROM SCHOOLS - The city of Rhome has pulled its school resource officer from Northwest ISD schools after the city requested, and was denied, a significant salary increase for its officer. The school and city agreed to a 4 percent salary increase for the school resource officer in the spring, which set the school's portion of the salary at $36,000. Since that time, the city has seen several staffing changes, including a new mayor and police chief. New Mayor Louis Godfrey said the city needs help in meeting its expenses and requested $55,137.75 from the school, which would represent a 27 percent increase from the previous fiscal year. Northwest countered with an offer of $45,807.82, but that figure was rejected by the city, who requested another $2,000. The school district has now initiated discussions with the Wise County Sheriff's Office to provide an officer. Read the full story in the weekend Wise County Messenger on newsstands now.