ONEAL GIVEN 30 YEARS – Nearly four weeks after a Wise County jury found Nicholas Ryan Oneal, 24, guilty of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, 4 to 200 grams, he was sentenced to 30 years in prison by 271st District Judge John Fostel yesterday. During the sentencing hearing, a Bridgeport police officer testified about an incident in January of this year where Oneal became combative with officers trying to place him under arrest during a domestic disturbance investigation. Oneal’s grandmother also testified that her grandson’s problems started when his brother was killed 10 years ago, he has mental health issues and has used drugs and alcohol to help him cope. Oneal faced a punishment range of 15 to 99 years in prison.
LAST DAY TO VOTE EARLY – Today is the last day to vote early in Saturday’s city council and school board elections. Polls are open extended hours of 7 a.m.-7 p.m. today. Early voting locations were featured in the April 23 issue of the Wise County Messenger.
ROAD CLOSURES – The City of Decatur will close the following roads 7 a.m.-5 p.m. today through Friday for road construction: Bennett Road from U.S. 81/287 to Ben Merritt Drive and Preskitt Road from South FM 51 to Old Reunion Road. Unforeseen conditions may occur requiring street closures to last longer than planned. Call the Public Works Department at 940-393-0260.
APRIL RAINFALL – Wise County received 6.84 inches of rain in April, making it the wettest April since 1998. That was also more than double the average rainfall amount of 3.37 inches. Temperatures in the month ranged from a low of 34 degrees on April 3 to a high of 87 on April 4.
SLIGHT RAIN CHANCE – After a sunny day with a high of 72 degrees this afternoon, a 20 percent chance of rain is in tonight’s forecast.
TEAM ROPING – Wise County Team Roping is Saturday, hosted by Bridgeport Riding Club. Books open at 10:30 a.m. for Wise County residents or sponsors only. Full details are on the Butterfield Stage Days PRCA Rodeo Facebook Page. Call Loydd Williams at 940-289-2639.
COOP TOUR – The 6th Annual Wise Chicks Coop Tour is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. The day will kick off at 9 a.m. with a seminar, “Backyard Chickens 101,” at the fairgrounds in Decatur. Maps for the self-guided tour will be available at the seminar. Call 940-627-3341 or visit wise.agrilife.org.
BINGO PRIZES NEEDED – Small gifts for Bingo prizes are needed at Senior Care in Decatur. Call Kathy at 940-626-2817.
ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP – The Alzheimer’s (and related dementia) support group will meet at 7 tonight in the boardroom at the Wise Health System west campus in Decatur. The group is for the people who are caring for folks with dementia. Call Richard, 940-255-0244.
FUNERALS – Services for Frank Zarauskas, 69, of Boyd and David Douglas, 76, formerly of Boyd are pending at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd.
NO SERVICE is scheduled for George Thomas Smith, 77, of Boyd. Christian-Hawkins is handling arrangements.
GRAVESIDE service for June “Morris” Henry, 77, of Newark is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at New Hope Cemetery in Gainesville. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at Christian-Hawkins.
SERVICES for Crescencia Rocha, 75, of Bridgeport and Lane Remington Dawson, the infant son of Kharysa Harris and Nathan Dawson of Chico, are pending at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
GRAVESIDE service for Nellie Mae Worlow, 92, of Bridgeport is 10:30 a.m. today at Paradise Cemetery. Hawkins-Bridgeport is handling arrangements.
MEMORIAL service for Rene V. Cardona, 61, of Alvord is 11:30 a.m. Friday at DFW National Cemetery in Dallas. Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur is handling arrangements.
SERVICE for Ray “Buddy” Moody, 76, of Paradise is 2 p.m. Wednesday at Cottondale Baptist Church. Family visitation is one hour before the funeral. Chancellor and Jones Family Funeral Home in Decatur is handling arrangements.
FUNERAL for Mary Frances Tedrow, 90, of Aurora is 2 p.m. today at the Abundant Life Worship Center of Newark with burial at Aurora Cemetery. Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport is handling arrangements.
SERVICE for Patricia Searight of McKinney is 11 a.m. Wednesday at Oakwood Cemetery in Austin. Family visitation is 6 tonight at Weed Corley Fish Funeral Home in Austin. She was the mother of Sally Rieger of Decatur.Print This Page