NON-RENEW APPROVED, THEN RESCINDED – The Alvord school board, expanded back to seven members with the return of Randy Hamilton, who had resigned from the board last June but had not been replaced, voted 4-3 Monday to non-renew the contract of athletic director Curtis Enis. Then, after about 50 citizens, students and district employees waited out a two-hour closed session on a “point of order,” they re-opened the meeting and rescinded the earlier motion on a 7-0 vote. A final motion, to table Enis’ contract until their April 24 meeting, also passed, 7-0.
SUPERINTENDENT RESIGNS – Monty Chapman has resigned as Paradise ISD superintendent. He is taking the job as executive human resources director at Weatherford ISD. The transition is effective June 30. He has been with Paradise ISD for 20 years and superintendent for five.
NORTHWEST NAMES POE COACH - Bill Poe will lead the Northwest Texans this fall. The Northwest School Board Monday approved the recommendation of Executive Athletic Director Susan Elza to hire Poe as the Texans head coach and campus coordinator. Poe previously served as the offensive coordinator at Marble Falls working for Todd Dodge. “It’s an outstanding district that is committed to excellence throughout the district and in athletics,” Poe said about Northwest. “It’ll be a great fit for me and my family. I’m obviously excited for the opportunity.” Poe planned to arrive today at Northwest to meet with the staff and players.
SISSIES IN FOURTH AT REGIONALS – The Bridgeport Sissies shot 408 in first round of the 3A Region II tourney Monday at Tanglewood and are in fourth place. Melissa leads with 359. Bridgeport’s Lexi Read is fourth after shooting 84. Brooke Irion is fifth with 86. Atlanta’s Gabby Thompson and Melissa’s Brooke Nolte lead at 80.
EAGLES SIXTH, BULLS SEVENTH AFTER ROUND – After a windy first round at the 3A Region II tourney at Tanglewood Golf Resort in Pottsboro, Decatur is sixth with a 348, and Bridgeport seventh with 353. Argyle leads with 311. Decatur sophomore Drew Jones shot first-round 77 and is tied for fifth. He’s two shots back of Argyle’s Tommy Parker, who shot 75. The final round of the tournament started at 8 a.m.
CHAMBER LUNCHEON – The Bridgeport Area Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon is 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Bridgeport Community Center. Luncheon, catered by the Butterfield Stage Days Rodeo Committee, is $10. Speaker is Charlie Throckmorton, PRCA Rodeo announcer. RSVP by noon Wednesday to 940-683-2076 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Door prizes are appreciated.
BUNNY SKATE – The Decatur Rink Hockey Club will host Skate With the Easter Bunny 6-8 tonight at Decatur Skate. There will be an egg hunt, cake walk and games. Cost is $5 in advance or $7 at the door and includes skates and a picture with the Easter Bunny. Proceeds benefit the team’s trip to nationals in July in Lincoln, Neb. For advance tickets or more information, call Cindy at 281-974-9727.
GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY – The Wise County Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Decatur Church of Christ. Society president Patti Gillespie, known speaker and professional genealogist, will present “Genealogy Research Trips, Get Ready, Get Set, Lets Go. How to prepare for a successful research trip.” Cost is $5 for non-members.
STORY TIME EASTER EGG HUNT – The Bridgeport Library will present Story Time Easter Egg Hunt 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. If you would like to contribute, bring one dozen candy-filled plastic eggs per child for a combined Preschool and Toddler Storytime. For more information, call the library at 940-683-3450.
CATTLE SORTING AND CHUTE MANAGEMENT – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension will host a cattle program 10 a.m. Thursday. Speaker, Dr. Ron Gill, professor and Extension livestock specialist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, will cover topics such as pen sorting cattle and behavior traits in a cattle pen setting. He will also discuss proper working chute management when working cattle. Participants will receive two hours of BQA (Beef Quality Assurance) credit for participating in the program. Cost is $10 and lunch is included. Call the Extension office at 940-627-3341 to sign up and for directions to Charlie Morrison’s Ranch.
BABYGARTEN – Chico Public Library presents BabyGarten 10:30-11:30 a.m. today. BabyGarten is a time for parents of infants and toddlers to make new friends and enjoy story time and crafts. This week, kids will make their own BooBoo Bunny. For more information, call Michelle Slonaker at 940-644-2330.
FUNERALS – Visitation for Roy Monett, 71, of Chico is 5-8 tonight at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport. A private memorial service will be held at a future date.
NO SERVICE is scheduled at this time for Troyce Eugene Gregston, 74, of Boyd. Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport is handling arrangements.
FUNERAL for Charles Ralph McDaniel, 65, of Bridgeport is 2 p.m. today at Hawkins-Bridgeport.
MEMORIAL service for Anna L. Cardona, 72, of Alvord is 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Alvord. Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur is handling arrangements.
NO SERVICES are scheduled at this time for Patricia “Trish” Hale, 53, of Boyd and Linda Mason, 64, of Rhome. Christian-Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd is handling arrangements.
FUNERAL for Billy “Bill” Wilson, 72, of Paradise is 1 p.m. Wednesday at The Church of God in Boyd with burial at Boyd Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at Christian-Hawkins.Print This Page