WCMessenger.com http://www.wcmessenger.com Wise County Messenger Online Edition Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:07:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Tuesday, April 21, 2015 http://www.wcmessenger.com/2015/update/tuesday-april-21-2015/ http://www.wcmessenger.com/2015/update/tuesday-april-21-2015/#comments Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:07:19 +0000 http://www.wcmessenger.com/?p=89965

PEDESTRIAN STRUCK AND KILLED ON 114 – A Rhome man died after being hit by a truck while he was crossing Texas 114 on foot in front of Tater Junction in Aurora Monday night. According to Texas State Trooper Patrick Alonzo, it is unclear which way David Wayne Mosley, Jr., 31, was walking when he was killed around 9:35 p.m. “He lived right across the street, so either he was going home from the restaurant or he was leaving his house to go to the restaurant,” Alonzo said. According to Alonzo, when Mosley was in the middle of the road, Shane Lunceford, a 46-year-old teacher and coach at Paradise Junior High School, was crossing the intersection of 114 East and Farm Road 718 in his white pickup truck. He said he took his eyes off the road momentarily to make sure another car merged properly. “When I looked back at the road, [Mosley] was right in front of me and I never even saw him,” Lunceford said. Alonzo said Lunceford will not be charged with anything at this time. Mosley was pronounced dead on the scene by Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Clay Poynor. Lunceford’s truck was taken by the Department of Public Safety to be examined for evidence. Texas DPS and the Rhome fire and police departments responded to the scene and stayed until a little past 11 p.m.

PARADISE ISD NAMES LONE FINALIST – The Paradise School Board has chosen district CFO Mac Edwards as the lone finalist for superintendent. The district will offer Edwards the position officially in 21 days or by the next board meeting. His three-year contract would begin July 1. Robert Criswell, the interim superintendent, will complete his contract at the end of June.

CHILLER REPLACEMENT – The Decatur School Board last night voted to spend up to $60,000 to replace a chiller that supplies cold air to part of the sixth grade campus at McCarroll Middle School. The board had to decide if they wanted to spend $40,000 to repair the unit or $57,000 to replace it. Repairs would take about four weeks while replacement would take eight to nine weeks. Superintendent Rod Townsend said the campus has enough empty classrooms that most classes could be moved if temperatures become too warm.

FORMER CITY ADMIN DIES – Former Bridgeport City Administrator Brandon Emmons died over the weekend. The 44-year-old suffered a heart attack while on a lake trip with his family. “We’re all completely shocked and heartbroken,” City Secretary Jesica McEachern said. Funeral information will be posted when it is available.

EAGLES BLANK BULLS – Decatur pitcher Mason Baur tossed a two-hit shutout in the Eagles’ 8-0 win over the Bridgeport Bulls Monday. Baur struck out eight. Michael Hicks doubled and homered, driving in a pair of runs.

LADY EAGLES CLAIM 8-4A CROWN – The Decatur Lady Eagles wrapped up the 8-4A softball title with an 11-2 win over Castleberry Monday. Taylor Butler tripled and drove in two runs. Brittany Roberts, Kelsie Roberts, Braelynn Hanes and Taryn Trull added a RBI each.

BLOOD DRIVE – The Decatur Rotary Club will hold a Carter BloodCare blood drive 1:30-5 p.m. Wednesday at CVS in Decatur.

MOVIE NIGHT – Carson Elementary in Decatur will host a free outdoor Family Movie Night open to the community on Friday. Arrive in front of the school at 7:30 with your chair or blanket. Big Hero 6 will begin at 8:15, and popcorn will be served. Call Suzanne Lindt with the Carson Elementary PTO at 817-233-7584.

DEAF COFFEE CHAT – The deaf community is invited to a Deaf Coffee Chat 7 p.m. Saturday at Starbucks in Decatur.

CASINO NIGHT – CASA of Wise and Jack counties is hosting a casino night, “Playing from the Heart,” Saturday at the Decatur Civic Center. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served at 6 p.m. with dinner and a presentation to follow at 6:30. Casino games will start at 7 p.m. There will be a live auction, silent auction and door prizes every 15 minutes. Tickets are $90 per couple, $50 for an individual and $1,000 for a high roller package, which includes reserved seating for eight. CASA is also seeking sponsors for the event. Call 940-399-3291 or email kayla.prock@casawise.org.

BEADING VOLUNTEER – Senior Care Health and Rehabilitation in Decatur is in need of a volunteer for its beading class. Call Kathy, 940-626-2800.

BLOOD DRIVE TODAY – James Wood Motors in Decatur will hold a blood drive 9 a.m.-1 p.m. today.

FUNERALS – Service for Ruby Marie Schroeder, 97, of Boyd is Saturday at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Eustis, Neb., with burial at Eustis Cemetery. Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur is handling arrangements.

FUNERAL for Michael Ray Draper, 54, of Boyd is 5 p.m. today at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd with burial at noon Wednesday at Highland Cemetery in Durant, Okla. Family visitation is 3-5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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1 dead in Highway 114 accident http://www.wcmessenger.com/2015/update/1-dead-in-highway-114-accident/ http://www.wcmessenger.com/2015/update/1-dead-in-highway-114-accident/#comments Tue, 21 Apr 2015 06:05:02 +0000 http://www.wcmessenger.com/?p=89960 A Rhome man died after being hit by a truck while he was crossing Highway 114 on foot in front of Tater Junction in Aurora Monday night.

According to Texas State Trooper Patrick Alonzo, it is unclear which way David Wayne Mosley, Jr., 31, was walking when he was killed around 9:35 p.m. 

“He lived right across the street, so either he was going home from the restaurant or he was leaving his house to go to the restaurant,” Alonzo said. 

According to Alonzo, when Mosley was in the middle of the road, Shane Lunceford, a 46-year-old teacher and coach at Paradise Junior High School, was crossing the intersection of 114 East and Farm to Market Road 718 in his white pickup truck. He said he took his eyes off the road momentarily to make sure another car merged properly. 

“When I looked back at the road, [Mosley] was right in front of me and I never even saw him,” Lunceford said.

Alonzo said Lunceford will not be charged with anything at this time. 

Mosley was pronounced dead on the scene by Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Clay Poynor.

Lunceford’s truck was taken by the Department of Public Safety to be examined for evidence.

Texas DPS and the Boyd fire and police departments responded to the scene, and stayed until a little past 11 p.m.

The front of Shane Lunceford's pickup truck. Messenger photo by Joe Duty.

The front of Shane Lunceford’s pickup truck. Messenger photo by Joe Duty.

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Former Bridgeport City Administrator dies http://www.wcmessenger.com/2015/update/former-bridgeport-city-administrator-dies/ http://www.wcmessenger.com/2015/update/former-bridgeport-city-administrator-dies/#comments Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:21:48 +0000 http://www.wcmessenger.com/?p=89957 We have just received news that former Bridgeport City Administrator Brandon Emmons died over the weekend. The 44-year-old suffered a heart attack while on a lake trip with his family.
“We’re all completely shocked and heartbroken,” City Secretary Jesica McEachern said.
We will have funeral updates as soon as they become available.

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Monday, April 20, 2015 http://www.wcmessenger.com/2015/update/monday-april-20-2015/ http://www.wcmessenger.com/2015/update/monday-april-20-2015/#comments Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:10:08 +0000 http://www.wcmessenger.com/?p=89954

1 INJURED IN HIGH SPEED ROLLOVER – An Alvord woman was sent to Wise Regional Health System in Decatur Saturday morning after the pickup truck she was driving hit a tree and rolled for about 100 yards until it landed in a stock pond on County Road 1308 in Bridgeport. Bradi Lynn Anderson was speeding and traveling north on CR 1308 around 11 a.m. when she lost control of her green GMC Sierra pickup and drove through a wire fence. She then hit a tree on the left side of the road, causing her to lose the right door and front right tire of her truck. The truck rolled several times before landing in a stock pond about 100 yards away. Anderson was conscious at the time of the accident and was taken to Wise Regional to be treated for lacerations on her arms, legs and face. The Bridgeport fire and police departments and Texas state troopers responded to the crash.

WEEKEND RAINFALL – A couple of rounds of storms brought more than an inch of rainfall to much of Wise County over the weekend. Rainfall totals included 2.1 inches in Decatur, 1.71 in Rhome, 1.5 in Greenwood, 1.2 in Alvord and 1.1 in Runaway Bay. While thousands of people in the Metroplex lost power due to Saturday night’s storms, Oncor Area Manager Sabrina Easley said no major outages occurred in Wise County. A few scattered outages across the southern portions of the county were quickly restored. The rain is expected to stay away today, but a slight chance of storms is in the forecast for Tuesday, with storm chances gradually increasing through Friday.

4-H MEETING – The Decatur 4-H Club will meet 6 tonight at the Women’s Building on the Wise County Fairgrounds.

DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP – Wise Regional Health System, the Wise and Montague County Medical Society and Renew Home Health will host a Diabetes Support Group 6:30 tonight in the Education Room of the hospital in Decatur. Dr. Brad Faglie will host a question-and-answer session on the trials and triumphs of living with diabetes and plans of action. If you have diabetes or know someone with diabetes, you are invited. If it’s your first meeting, come at 6:15 to meet Dr. Faglie and get an introduction to the basics.

SILVER OLYMPICS – The Silver Olympics for area senior citizens is 6 p.m. Thursday at Heritage Place of Decatur. Enjoy time with other seniors and compete in events. The event will feature free giveaways and prizes. For information and to sign up for events, call Michelle at 682-239-7373.

PARADISE CITY COUNCIL – Tonight the Paradise City Council will consider declaring April 21, 2015, “Sue Hudson Day.” The council will also hear reports from the Economic Development Corp., Planning and Zoning Board, as well as the city’s building and water departments. The council may also hire a code enforcement officer. The meeting is at 6 p.m. at City Hall.

RUNAWAY BAY CITY COUNCIL – The council will discuss an antenna lease agreement between the city and Infinilink Broadband at its meeting tonight. They will also consider bids on high-service pumps and the city’s mowing program. The meeting is 5:30 p.m. at 101 Runaway Bay Drive.

BRIDGEPORT SCHOOL BOARD – The school board will discuss lunch prices for the upcoming school year and hear proposals for middle school trips to Washington, D.C., and New York City during its meeting 7 tonight at 2107 15th Street.

PARADISE SCHOOL BOARD - The PISD school board will meet 6:30 tonight to announce a lone finalist for superintendent. The board will also discuss textbook adoption and TEKS certification, bad weather waiver approval and whether or not to offer reasonable assurance of employment for para-professionals and auxiliary personnel. The meeting is at the board room, 338 School House Road.

DECATUR SCHOOL BOARD – The board will consider teacher contracts as well as non-Chapter 21 contracts at tonight’s meeting. The agenda also includes textbook certification and regular monthly reports. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. with a closed session followed by the open session at 7 p.m. at the DISD Administration Building, 307 S. Cates.

FUNERALS – Service for Ruby Marie Schroeder, 97, of Boyd is pending at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.

FUNERAL for Michael Ray Draper, 54, of Boyd is 5 p.m. Tuesday at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd with burial at noon Wednesday at Highland Cemetery in Durant, Okla. Family visitation is 3-5 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

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Restoring a ’61 model; 50-year-old support services building, high school included in bond http://www.wcmessenger.com/2015/news/restoring-a-61-model-50-year-old-support-services-building-high-school-included-in-bond/ http://www.wcmessenger.com/2015/news/restoring-a-61-model-50-year-old-support-services-building-high-school-included-in-bond/#comments Sat, 18 Apr 2015 17:48:00 +0000 http://www.wcmessenger.com/?p=89936 ...

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