INFANT DIES IN WRECK – An infant in a single-vehicle rollover north of Alvord died Thursday morning after being transported to Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth. DPS Trooper Chesley Womack said 4-month-old Marinia Dominguez sustained fatal injuries when the northbound Toyota pickup she was riding in flipped after colliding with a line of trees north of Alvord on U.S. 81/287 around 9:30 Thursday morning. Other occupants in the vehicle include parents Juan and Deanna Dominguez and children Nathaniel and Olivia Dominguez. Juan and Olivia Dominguez were transported to Wise Health System in Decatur and Deanna and Nathaniel Dominguez were transported to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth. Alvord and Decatur Fire Departments and Wise County EMS responded to the scene. Another rollover wreck, several miles south, on southbound U.S. 81/287 near the Dollar General didn’t result in any injuries.
RAIN TOTALS – Storms moved through Wise County this morning bringing more than an inch of rain to some places. Rainfall amounts included 1.82 inches in Rhome, 1.6 in Greenwood, 1.4 in Cottondale, 1.05 in Alvord, 0.95 in Decatur and 0.74 in Bridgeport.
ROAD CONSTRUCTION – The demolition and reconstruction of 17th Street in the City of Bridgeport will begin on Tuesday, May 31. Access on this street will be reduced to one lane and/or temporarily closed as needed. Seek an alternate route during this time. Call city hall at 940-683-3400.
GOSPEL OPRY – The monthly Gospel Opry Sing-Along program is 6:30 p.m. Monday in the G.C. Rann Auditorium at the Wise County Heritage Museum, 1602 S. Trinity St. in Decatur. Admission is free, and an offering will be received toward the expenses of the museum.
COUNTY MEMORIAL DAY CLOSINGS – The Wise County Animal Shelter will close at 3 p.m. today and will re-open at 8 a.m. Tuesday. All Wise County administrative offices will also be closed Monday for the Memorial Day holiday.
LIBRARY CLOSINGS – Decatur Public Library will be closed today for staff development and again on Monday in observance of Memorial Day. The library will be open regular hours, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. All outdoor book returns will be open.
OFFICE CLOSING – Outreach Health Services-WIC will be closed Monday for Memorial Day. The office will reopen at 7 a.m. Tuesday. Call 940-627-5796 to schedule an appointment. For the 24-hour breastfeeding hotline call 1-800-687-1252.
COMMISSIONERS TO MEET TUESDAY – Wise County commissioners will meet on Tuesday next week instead of Monday due to Memorial Day. Staff with the North Central Texas Council of Governments will give a presentation on the possible formation of a 911 district. Commissioners will also discuss a Medicaid renewal agreement. The meeting starts at 9 a.m. in the third-floor conference room of the county courthouse.
BAKE SALE – Decatur 4-H Club is having a bake sale 10 a.m.-1 p.m. today at First State Bank in Decatur. Proceeds benefit Eli’s Fund, which assists active duty service men and women, medically retired veterans service animals and retired military animals. It’s a charity the Texas State 4-H Council has chosen to support in 2015-16.
CANCER SURVIVOR DAY – The Cancer Center at Wise Health System will host Cancer Survivor Day at the Decatur Civic Center 10 a.m.-noon today. Cancer survivors, as well as their caregivers, friends and family, are invited.
MEMORIAL DAY PROGRAMS – Rhome veterans are having a Memorial Day ceremony 10 a.m. Saturday at the Rhome Veterans Park at the corner of 2nd Street and Virginia Lane. Memorial bricks for the park will be for sale. Alvord Area Veterans will hold a Memorial Day program at the Alvord Veterans Park at Elm Park 10 a.m. Monday. Call Don Hill, 817-888-7830. The Wise County Veterans Group annual Memorial Day program is 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Wise County Veterans Memorial Park in Decatur. Guest speaker is Bridgeport Mayor Randy Singleton.
VETERANS BREAKFAST – The Wise County Veterans Group will hold its weekly breakfast 8 a.m. Saturday at The Club at Runaway Bay. All veterans are invited.
HAVE A SAFE WEEKEND – Due to the Memorial Day holiday, no Update will be published Monday. Any breaking news will be posted at WCMessenger.com.
FUNERALS – Service for Del Pitts, 58, of Paradise is pending at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
SERVICE for Cheryil L. Bellah, 66, of Chico will be private. Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport is handling arrangements.
MEMORIAL graveside service for Benny Portwood, 74, of Decatur is 1 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at Cottondale Cemetery. Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur is handling arrangements.
VISITATION for Steve “Bear” Gonzales is 5-8 p.m. today at Robert’s Family Funeral Home in Forth Worth. He was the brother of Rachel Gonzales Castillo of Bridgeport.Print This Page