PARR BOOKED ON FELONY CHARGES – Precinct 3 Constable Doug Parr turned himself in Tuesday afternoon at the Wise County Jail after being indicted last week on multiple felony charges. He posted a total bond of $29,000 and was released. He is facing the following indictments: theft of property greater than $2,500 but less than $30,000, third-degree felony, ($10,000 bond); abuse of official capacity greater than $2,500 but less than $30,000, state jail felony, ($5,000 bond); and seven counts of tampering with government record defraud/harm, state jail felonies, ($2,000 bond for each count). A story on the indictments ran in the weekend Wise County Messenger. More details are in the midweek paper on newsstands today.
DECATUR RALLIES TO BEAT NO. 1 ARGYLE – After being no-hit for six innings, the Decatur Eagles put together a two-run rally in the bottom of the seventh to knock off No. 1 Argyle 2-1 in the 9-4A opener. Trey Penny’s two-out, seeing-eye single up the middle scored Logan Mitchell with the game-winning run. Derek Potts earned the win in relief, striking out five in an inning and two-thirds. See full story: www.wcmessenger.com/2017/sports/no-7-decatur-rallies-for-walk-off-win-over-no-1-argyle/. Other area baseball scores: Alvord 10, Chico 4; Boyd 2, Paradise 1; Sanger 8, Bridgeport 0; Northwest 13, Chisholm Trail 5.
DECATUR SOFTBALL WINS LEAGUE OPENER – The Decatur Lady Eagles scored five runs in the first two innings and rolled to a 9-1 win over Argyle in the 9-4A opener Tuesday. Reagan Chism struck out 12 and allowed a run on three hits in seven innings. Other softball scores: Boyd 12, Paradise 4; Chico 10, Alvord 8; Sanger 15, Bridgeport 2; Chisholm Trail 4, Northwest 3.
PRESCRIBED BURNING – The U.S. Forest Service will conduct a series of prescribed burns in the Lyndon B. Johnson National Grasslands beginning around 11 a.m. today. For more information, call the LBJ district office at 940-427-5475.
BLOOD DRIVE – United Way of Wise County will host a Carter BloodCare blood drive 8:30-11:45 a.m. Saturday in the parking lot at the Decatur Civic Center, 2010 US 380. For more information or to schedule an appointment time, call Karina Holcombe at 817-751-9558.
BISD’S DISTRICT OF INNOVATION PLAN – A public hearing for Boyd ISD’s proposed District of Innovation plan is 4 p.m. today in the school board meeting room. For information, call 940-433-9560.
CREATE A CHARACTER – Kids will use clay to mold their own Dr. Seuss creature and then paint it 4 p.m. Thursday at Chico Public Library. This free event is for children of all ages. Snacks are provided. Space is limited, and only 20 spots are available, Call the library at 940-644-2330 to reserve your spot.
OPENING DAY – Jewel Park in Chico will host the first Opening Day this Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. with the announcement of Dragon players and coaches followed by baseball/softball games. The event will feature a concession stand offering meals, raffles, silent auctions, cake walk, bake sale, Kona Ice, mobile laser tag and an alumni vs. high school co-ed softball game. Visit the Jewel Park Facebook page for more details.
DUAL LANGUAGE IMMERSION – Meetings for all incoming kindergarten parents interested in the Dual Language Immersion program are noon and 6 p.m. Thursday at the Rann Elementary library. Parents must attend one of the meetings in order to participate.
HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING – The regular monthly meeting of the Wise County Historical Society is noon Thursday in the G.C. Rann Auditorium of the Wise County Heritage Museum, 1605 S. Trinity in Decatur. Bill Marquis of Stony will discuss his extensive work in restoring historic structures. Lunch will be served. RSVP by 3 p.m. today to 940-627-5586.
FUNERALS – Service for Joe Todd Smith, 53, of Bowie is 2 p.m. today at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur with burial at Aurora Cemetery.
SERVICE for Judie Wells, 73, of Roanoke will be held at a later date. Hawkins-Decatur is handling arrangements.
GRAVESIDE service for Faye Arlene O’Neal, 86, of Watauga is 11 a.m. Thursday at New Fairview Cemetery in New Fairview. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd.
SERVICE for Peggy Womack Shepherd, 75, of Boonsville is pending at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
GRAVESIDE service for Levelle Fisher Bond, 90, formerly of Bridgeport is 1 p.m. Saturday at East Bridgeport Cemetery. Hawkins-Bridgeport is handling arrangements.Print This Page