WATCH FOR ROAD WORK – Various segments of state roadways in Wise County – including Farm Road 3433, Farm Road 730, the U.S. 81/287 frontage road and Business 81/287 – will be getting a new seal-coating from the Texas Dept. of Transportation. Workers will be on the roads 7 a.m.-7 p.m. most days, weather permitting. Traffic may be reduced through lane closures, so drivers are urged to be cautious and observe all warning signs. Drivers can plan their travel by viewing info on closures at www.drivetexas.org. Alternate routes are encouraged.
RAIN REPORT – Weekend rainfall totals in Wise County included 0.5 of an inch in Alvord and 0.23 in Decatur. Today’s forecast includes a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms.
DRAGONS SHUT OUT FRUITVALE – The Chico Dragons moved to 2-1 on the football field this season with a 53-0 victory Saturday over Fruitvale. Jaston McBee caught a pair of touchdowns and ran for another. Jericoe McGuire threw for two scores and ran in two. The Chico defense forced six turnovers and held Fruitvale to 94 yards.
BOYD WINS DISTRICT OPENER – Maddie Busch put down 10 kills and Baylie Harris dished out 11 assists as the Boyd Lady Yellowjackets swept City View Saturday in the District 9-3A volleyball opener, 25-15, 25-16, 25-10. Northwest won its 5-6A opener over Denton Ryan in five games. Camryn Berryhill recorded 15 kills.
KYLE WINS RACE - Decatur’s Jessica Kyle captured the title Saturday in the 4A girls two-mile at the Assault on Eagle Summit. Decatur finished first through fourth in the race. In the boys 5K, Decatur’s Tyler Wilson turned in the top 4A time. In Fort Worth, Boyd’s Marco Martinez won the 4A-and-under 5K Saturday in 16:52. Boyd finished runner-up as a team.
DEMOCRATIC MEETING - The Wise County Democratic Party will meet at 6:15 tonight in the courtroom of the Wise County Law Enforcement Center in Decatur.
EARLY RELEASE – Paradise schools will release early at noon today.
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.
FOOD DRIVE – The Battle of Big Sandy food drive competition between Bridgeport ISD and Decatur ISD is now through Tuesday, Sept. 23. The district with the heaviest donation will be named the winner during halftime of the Bridgeport vs. Decatur game Friday, Sept. 26. Drop-off sites are available at each campus. Proceeds benefit Wise Area Relief Mission.
HOMECOMING PARADE – Boyd ISD homecoming festivities have been moved to 6 p.m. today. The parade begins at the high school and will end at the football stadium, where a community pep-rally will be held. The events were originally scheduled for Tuesday.
SOCIETY MEETING – The Wise County Fossil, Rock, and Mineral Society will meet 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church of Decatur’s Wesley Center, 200 E. Main St. The meeting will feature a pot luck supper, and program theme will be “Show and Brag.” Members and guests are encouraged to bring a favorite rock to brag on. Call 940-627-2329 for more information.
HIGH SCHOOL RODEO – Decatur High School Rodeo Team will host their NTHSRA rodeo in Decatur Sept. 27 and 28. The rodeo will be Saturday night/Sunday afternoon. Organizers are looking for vendors and silent auction items. Contact Stephanie, 940-393-3442, email firstname.lastname@example.org or facebook.com/decaturrodeoteam.
CRIME LAB, RESIGNATION ON COMMISSIONERS’ AGENDA – Wise County Commissioners face a lengthy agenda when they meet at 9 a.m. today on the third floor of the courthouse in Decatur, among them a request from Sheriff David Walker to acquire a building to be used as a future crime lab, and a “notification letter” received from Election Administrator Lanny Noble “for his resignation.” Other agenda items include bids on property sold in the recent “struck off property” auction, a final plat for Montecito Estates, cleaning out county road right-of-way to improve public safety and a discussion of conditions that might call for renewing the county’s burn ban. The meeting is open to the public.
FUNERALS – Service for Harold Eugene Ganus, 73, of Chico is 10 a.m. Tuesday at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport with burial at 3 p.m. in Mount Pleasant. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at the funeral home.
FUNERAL for Bill Knox, 83, of Chico is 11 a.m. Tuesday at Victory Baptist Church in Park Springs with burial at Chico Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.
MEMORIAL service for Kathryn Kinnard, 49, of Rhome is pending at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.Print This Page