ESCAPEE CAUGHT – Brian King, 32, of Alvord was caught yesterday on Hudspeth Street in Bowie. He had been sought by police since evading arrest Oct. 21 in Chico. King ran from local officers who tried to stop him on Hickory Street in Chico after following him from Sunset. He jumped from his vehicle without putting it in park, and the vehicle struck an officer’s vehicle. His escape led to a city-wide manhunt in Chico. King has a felony warrant out of Montague County as well as a warrant for possession of a controlled substance.
EARLY VOTING ENDS TODAY – Today is your last chance to vote before next Tuesday’s general election. Yesterday, 495 people cast votes, bringing the early vote total to 4,064. Early voting continues 7 a.m.-7 p.m. today at three locations: Decatur City Hall, 201 E. Walnut St.; Rhome City Hall, 105 1st St.; and Bridgeport Law Enforcement Center, 1000 Thompson St.
ALVORD, CHICO BATTLE – The Chico Dragons head to Alvord to take on the Bulldogs at 7:30 tonight. The Decatur Eagles host the Gainesville Leopards. The Bridgeport Bulls play their home finale against the Anna Coyotes. Follow our live blog of the action at wcmessenger.com/scores. In other action, Boyd hosts Breckenridge, Paradise plays Brock, and Northwest takes on Denton Ryan.
FREEZE WARNING – The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning for parts of north Texas, including Wise County, from 3-9 a.m. Saturday. Temperatures are expected to be near or below 32 degrees for several hours. Tender plants that are unprotected may be killed.
CHAMBER LUNCHEON – The Paradise Chamber of Commerce luncheon is Monday, Nov. 3. RSVP via email to email@example.com.
ANCIENT MANUSCRIPTS – Rabbi Marty Cohen of Bedford will bring ancient Old Testament manuscripts to the 10 a.m. service at the Bay Community Church in Runaway Bay Sunday. The public is invited.
HARVEST CARNIVAL – Senior Care Health and Rehabilitation Center in Bridgeport will hold a Harvest Carnival 3:30-4:30 p.m. today. It will feature games, a cake walk and more. Kids can dress in costumes and go trick or treating.
HELL HOUSE – The Rock Church, 1012 Halsell St. in Bridgeport, is holding a Hell House 6-10 p.m. Saturday and 6-9 p.m. Sunday. It is a faith-based alternative to a haunted house. It is strongly encouraged that children under 13 be accompanied by a parent.
HARVEST FESTIVAL - Bible Baptist Church is having a Harvest Festival 4-6 p.m. Saturday. There will be games, candy, a bounce house and cake walk. The church is located at 184 Cuba Rd. in Bridgeport. Call 940-683-2552.
FRIEND TO FRIEND – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension-Wise County and the Friend to Friend Coalition are hosting a Friend to Friend-Staying Healthy Together free event at 6 p.m. Monday at the Bridgeport Estates meeting room, 1481 Senior Place. Attendees will learn the importance of mammograms and pap tests. They will also find out how to access financial resources and fully funded area services. Educational exhibits, refreshments, door prizes and fellowship combined with speakers and discussion groups will make for an informative evening for ladies in Wise County. Call the Extension office to register, 940-627-3341.
COSTUME PARADE - Bridgeport Main Street’s Suit Up and Say Boo Halloween Costume parade down Halsell Street is 5-6 p.m. today. It begins at Bridgeport Stage, 1009 Halsell St.
MARRIAGE SUPPORT – Covenant Keepers is holding its annual Yellow Ribbon Day conference 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at 658 School Oaks Road in Alvord. At the Conference William Cothron and the Covenant Keepers offer support and guidance to help heal broken marriages or to those already divorced. Call 940-399-7651.
DON’T FORGET TO FALL BACK – You might want to set your clocks back one hour before you go to bed Saturday as Daylight-Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday.
FUNERAL - Service for Arvel Hubbard, 75, of Decatur is 2 p.m. today at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Decatur with burial at Sycamore Cemetery. Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur is handling arrangements.Print This Page