WCMessenger.com http://www.wcmessenger.com Wise County Messenger Online Edition Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:39:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 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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Boyd ISD prepares for possible student increase http://www.wcmessenger.com/2015/news/boyd-isd-prepares-for-possible-student-increase/ http://www.wcmessenger.com/2015/news/boyd-isd-prepares-for-possible-student-increase/#comments Sat, 18 Apr 2015 17:44:31 +0000 http://www.wcmessenger.com/?p=89927 ...

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Bridgeport City Council offers city administrator job to city secretary http://www.wcmessenger.com/2015/news/bridgeport-city-council-offers-city-administrator-job-to-city-secretary/ http://www.wcmessenger.com/2015/news/bridgeport-city-council-offers-city-administrator-job-to-city-secretary/#comments Sat, 18 Apr 2015 17:43:49 +0000 http://www.wcmessenger.com/?p=89925 ...

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Chico School Board expected to hire middle school principal http://www.wcmessenger.com/2015/news/chico-school-board-expected-to-hire-middle-school-principal/ http://www.wcmessenger.com/2015/news/chico-school-board-expected-to-hire-middle-school-principal/#comments Sat, 18 Apr 2015 17:43:11 +0000 http://www.wcmessenger.com/?p=89923 ...

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