MAN WHO SHOT K-9 OFFICER IDENTIFIED – The man who tried to evade police by running into a wooded area in southern Montague County, and who shot and killed a K-9 officer from the Wise County Sheriff’s Office, has been identified as Alan Lance Alverson, 45, of Granbury, according to Wise County Sheriff David Walker. After Alverson opened fire on the dog and other officers, five officers returned fire, killing Alverson. The incident happened around mid-afternoon Wednesday near Sunset. Walker said Alverson had warrants for violation of probation for assault out of Wise County and possession of a controlled substance 4-200 grams out of Tarrant County. According to Wise County Jail records, Alverson is a former Alvord resident. According to a sheriff’s office press release, Alverson has been arrested 23 times dating back to 1990 with charges that include escape from custody, carrying a prohibited weapon and drug possession charges. A memorial service for Pepper is being planned for next week at Grace Fellowship Church in Paradise.
NORTHWEST EXTENDS RUE’S CONTRACT - Northwest ISD trustees approved a contract extension through June 30, 2019 for superintendent Karen Rue Thursday night.
COACHES HIRED FOR EATON – Brad Turner, former Springtown head coach and current Graham assistant, was named the first head football coach at V.R. Eaton High School Thursday night. Turner, who has 17 years of head coaching experience between Lone Oak, Sulphur Springs and Springtown, brings a career record of 106-81 to Eaton. The new Northwest ISD school will compete on the freshman and junior varsity level in the 2015-16 school year and join a varsity district after the 2016 realignment. The school also named Diane Wilson its first volleyball coach. She is currently coaching at Arlington Bowie and previously coached at Grapevine.
BURDINE SENTENCED TO 20 YEARS – Scott Burdine of Runaway Bay was sentenced to 20 years in prison at a sentencing hearing yesterday in 271st District Court in Decatur. The 38-year-old was found guilty of possession of a controlled substance 4-200 grams by a Wise County jury three weeks ago. Burdine elected to have the court determine his sentence. After a brief sentencing portion of the trial, in which the state offered evidence of Burdine’s previous felony convictions, including a drug conviction, District Judge John Fostel issued the 20-year sentence. Because of the prior convictions, Burdine’s second degree charge was upgraded to a first degree felony for punishment purposes, meaning he could have been sentenced up to 99 years in prison. Twenty years is the maximum for a second degree felony.
LADY PANTHERS TRY FOR TOP SPOT – The Paradise Lady Panthers will take on Bowie tonight at 6:30, looking to get a share of the 9-3A lead. Paradise trails Bowie by a game in the standings. In the boys game, the Panthers look to get back in the win column against the Jackrabbits. The Boyd Yellowjackets head to Jacksboro to take on the Tigerettes in a pivotal game in the 9-3A playoff hunt. The Yellowjackets take on Jacksboro following. Keep up with the action of those games with live updates at @wcmsports on Twitter. Recaps of the games and scores of Wise County games will be posted at www.wcmsports.com. In other action, Alvord heads to Chico. Bridgeport travels to Springtown. Northwest faces rival Byron Nelson. Slidell goes to Gold-Burg.
PARKINSON’S SUPPORT – A support group for those afflicted by Parkinson’s disease will meet 6 p.m. Tuesday at Weatherford College Wise County, Room 220. The group is open to those who suffer from the disease and their caregivers.
PARADISE YOUTH - Paradise Youth Recreation Association will hold youth baseball and softball signups 9 a.m.-1 p.m. the next two Saturdays at Paradise City Hall. Bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate and your child for uniform sizing. Call Angela Smith at 940-859-6183 for baseball or Kelly Cook at 817-808-3928 for softball.
VETERANS BREAKFAST - The Wise County Veterans Group will have its weekly breakfast at 8 a.m. Saturday at The Club at Runaway Bay. All Wise County and surrounding counties veterans are invited.
BAKE SALE - Open Arms will hold a bake sale noon-6 p.m. today at First Financial Bank in Bridgeport.
RABBIT VALIDATION – Wise County Youth Fair Rabbit Validation is 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Wise County Extension Office. All rabbits must be tattooed or tattoos checked and checked for breed and sex at this time in order to show at the Wise County Youth Fair. Call Melissa Haworth at 940-210-1254.
FUNERALS – Service for Freida Turpin, 87, of Paradise is 11 a.m. Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Decatur with burial at Paradise Cemetery. Family visitation is 10 a.m. prior to the service at the church. Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport is handling arrangements.
GRAVESIDE service for Isaias Aguilar, the infant son of Jaime and Yaciria Aguilar of Bridgeport, is 3 p.m. today at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur. Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur is handling arrangements.
FUNERAL for Fernando Cruz, 41, of Decatur is 11 a.m. today as Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Decatur with burial at Oaklawn Cemetery. Coker-Hawkins is handling arrangements.
FUNERAL for Margaret Helen Petty, 74, of Boyd is 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Boyd with burial at Boyd Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at the church. Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd is handling arrangements.
GRAVESIDE service for Joyce Pack, 60, of Boyd is 10:30 a.m. today at Azleland Memorial Park in Azle. Christian-Hawkins is handling arrangements.
SERVICE for Earl Worley, 82, formerly of Bridgeport is pending at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
FUNERAL for Ernestine Lotella Herriott “Kewpie” Steward, 95, of Chico is 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Chico with burial at Chico Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at Hawkins-Bridgeport.
SERVICE for Lillian Dykes, 77, of Azle is pending at Christian-Hawkins.Print This Page