A 33-year-old man was flown to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth early Friday morning after a four-wheeler accident on Sunflower Road in Paradise.
Matthew Oyster of Paradise was heading eastbound on Sunflower Road approximately one mile-and-a-half from Farm Road 2123 when he crashed the 2009 Honda TRX-700 shortly before 2 a.m.
“He was driving too fast on the road and wasn’t able to make a curve,” said DPS spokesperson Lonny Haschel. “He rolled the four-wheeler and walked to a nearby farmhouse to ask for help.”
Haschel said Oyster was not wearing a helmet and was operating a vehicle not permitted for road use.
Emergency personnel transported Oyster to the Paradise High School football stadium to meet the medical helicopter.
“He was flown to JPS with serious injuries,” Haschel said.
The crash is still under investigation.
“Over 400 local people participate in filming television commercial” by Gene Carter, Wise County Messenger, Thursday, April 3, 1969. Click here to download.
“Decatur realizes bookish dream: Pied Piper whistles up library” by Dorothy Prunty and “Fort Worth priest ‘Father’ to library” by Eileen Nichols, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Sunday, Aug. 16, 1970. Click here to download.
Decatur Chamber of Commerce posters, circa 1969-70
Following a five-hour executive session, the Runaway Bay City Council Wednesday voted to accept Police Chief Drew Paschall’s resignation and place City Administrator Greg Leveling on administrative leave with pay effective at the end of the work-day Wednesday. The “final terms” of Paschall’s resignation were to be negotiated by the city’s attorney. “The council wanted to go one direction, I wanted to take the department another,” Paschall said. Leveling declined to comment, citing possible litigation.
A Department of Public Safety trooper confirmed that a person was killed Saturday evening in a two-vehicle accident on Farm Road 1655 at U.S. 287 in Alvord. More information will be posted as it’s available.
County Court-at-Law No. 2 Judge Stephen Wren will begin hearing cases Monday, Oct. 3, in the courthouse’s third-floor courtroom. Although the newly created court will be held at this location through October, it will rotate between the courthouse in Decatur and the justice of the peace courtrooms in Precincts 2 and 4 as necessary. Commissioners approved the use of the JP courtrooms at their regular meeting Monday. Wren’s office will be at the Bridgeport annex, site of the JP 4 courtroom. He will be sworn in at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, by Judge John Fostel, in the district courtroom in Decatur.