TEEN INJURED IN WRECK – A Decatur teenager was flown to a Fort Worth hospital following a single vehicle wreck Thursday night north of Decatur. Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Beau Bridgeman said Matthew Hatzenbihler, 18, of Alvord was driving a Jeep southbound on County Road 2395 at an unsafe speed when he lost control, swerved and hit a tree about a mile north of County Road 2175. His passenger, Brittanie Martin, 18, of Decatur was taken by ground ambulance to Wise Regional Health System in Decatur where Air Evac Lifeteam 68 was standing by to transport her to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth. Bridgeman said Martin’s injuries did not seem to be life-threatening. Hatzenbihler was not injured. The accident happened around 8:45 p.m. Wise County EMS and the Decatur Fire Department also responded.
LADY EAGLES PLAY IN SEMIFINAL – The Decatur Lady Eagles will take on Robinson in the 4A semifinal at the University Interscholastic League volleyball championships at 1 p.m. today at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland. With a victory, Decatur will move on to play in the state final for a second straight year at 2 p.m. Saturday. For updates on the match, follow our Twitter feed @wcmsports. Full recaps of the matches will be available at wcmsports.com.
PLAYOFF FOOTBALL – The Alvord Bulldogs and Bridgeport Bulls will play in the area round tonight. Alvord meets Crawford at 7:30 p.m. in Granbury in a Class 2A Division I matchup. Bridgeport takes on Sweetwater at 7:30 p.m. in Stephenville at Memorial Stadium at Tarleton State University. Keep up with our live blog of the action at wcmessenger.com/scores. The Boyd Yellowjackets play Shallowater at 2 p.m. Saturday at Shotwell Stadium in Abilene.
THORNBERRY TO HEAD COMMITTEE – Congressman Mac Thornberry, whose district includes the entire Texas Panhandle and the western half of Wise County, has been chosen to chair the House Armed Services Committee. Thornberry is the first Texan of either party to lead the committee, which oversees the Pentagon, all military services, and all Department of Defense agencies.
WET WEEKEND AHEAD – The National Weather Service is predicting a “100 percent chance” of thunderstorms Saturday for our area. The rain is expected to clear out by Sunday. Highs through the end of the weekend are expected to be in the mid- to upper-60s.
OFFICE CLOSED FRIDAY – The Veteran Service Office in Decatur will be closed today so staff can attend quarterly training in Dallas. The office will reopen 8 a.m. Monday.
BULLS SEND OFF RALLY – The Bridgeport Bulls football team will be traveling to Stephenville today to play the Sweetwater Mustangs. The buses will pull out of town at 3 p.m. Fans are asked to line Halsell Street as the buses go by, honk their horns and waive their signs as a show of support for the team.
SPECIAL STORY TIME – Fall Friday Fun is 10:30 a.m. today at Decatur Public Library. The special story time event is for preschoolers and families with young children. For information, visit www.decaturpubliclibrary.com or call 940-393-0290.
LITTLE DRIBBLERS – Wise County Little Dribblers registration is 1-3 p.m. Sunday at Hibbetts in Decatur. Last day to register is Nov. 29. Any children in Wise County ages pre-k through fourth grade are welcome. Registration is $65 and $30 for each additional child. Practices start the week of Jan. 5.
FUNERALS – Service for Darrell Ray Morris, 54, of Alvord is 10 a.m. today at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur with burial at Oaklawn Cemetery.
FUNERAL for Melvin Lester Vickers, 76, of Decatur is 11 a.m. today at Decatur Church of Christ with burial at Oaklawn Cemetery. Family visitation is one hour prior to the service. Coker-Hawkins is handling arrangements.
FUNERAL for Kathryn Mason, 25, of Decatur is 2 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church in Decatur. Coker-Hawkins is handling arrangements.
MEMORIAL service for John Harold Payne Sr., 60, of Azle is 2 p.m. Saturday at the home of Terry Thomas. For directions call Pat at 940-399-8583 or Sandy at 817-361-3969. Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd is handling arrangements.
FUNERAL for W. Harrell Green, 77, of Boyd is 2 p.m. Saturday at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Boyd with burial at Aurora Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at the funeral home.
GRAVESIDE service for Della Brooks, 81, of Chico is 11 a.m. Saturday at Chico Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport.Print This Page