MAN ARRESTED AFTER STANDOFF – A 34-year-old man was arrested Sunday night after a short standoff on West Mill Street with Decatur Police. Officers were called to 417 W. Mill St. just before 7 p.m. when a woman called 911 saying two men were about to fight in the front yard. When officers walked into the yard to speak to Luis Romo, the man ran into the house and shut the door. Officers approached the house cautiously and spoke with Romo through a window. Decatur Fire Department and Wise County EMS were called to the scene to treat an injured 12-year-old female who had allegedly been slapped by Romo. A Spanish-speaking officer was called to the scene to help, and Romo eventually let officers inside and was arrested peacefully. Romo was charged with Class A assault family violence and evading arrest. Maria Colorado, 47, was also arrested for interference with a public servant because she grabbed an officer’s arm as he ran after Romo in the yard. Hostage negotiators from the Wise County Sheriff’s Office were called to the scene, and the SWAT team was on standby. Texas Ranger Ron Pettigrew also assisted, as well as sheriff’s deputies, state troopers and a game warden.
EARLY VOTING BEGINS – Early voting for the May 9 school board and city council elections starts today. Voters in the Decatur and Chico school districts can also begin voting on bond issues today. Voters may cast ballots 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at early voting locations today through Tuesday, May 5. There are special hours – 7 a.m.-7 p.m. – on the Tuesdays (April 28 and May 5) during early voting. Early voting locations include Alvord, Aurora, Bridgeport, Chico, Decatur and Rhome city halls. Remember to bring a valid photo ID.
STORMS KNOCK OUT POWER – While the most powerful storms in north Texas overnight stayed south of the Metroplex, last night’s storms did bring rain and high winds to Wise County. Oncor Area Manager Sabrina Easley said at the peak of the storm, 2,000 customers locally were without power. Cloud to ground lightning and winds in excess of 50 miles per hour were the main causes of outages across the county. As of 7:30 a.m., about 50 customers were still without power in Wise County. Rainfall totals included 1.9 inches in Cottondale, 1.81 in Decatur, 1.7 in Rhome, 1.55 in Alvord, 1.45 in Bridgeport, 1.25 in Greenwood and 0.2 in Paradise. Thunderstorms are possible again today, according to the National Weather Service forecast.
SLIDELL WINS REGION UIL TITLE – Slidell High School piled up 318 points to win the Class A Region III UIL academics title. The school won four team championships and will send 14 students to the UIL state meet May 26-27. The school’s one-act play also advanced to state with Morgan Barnes earning Best Actress.
DECATUR CAPTURES JOURNALISM CROWN – The Decatur High School journalism team captured its first region title Saturday at the Class 4A Region I University Interscholastic League academics contest at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. Two journalists, Mickey Drewry and Rachael Ussery will advance to the state academic meet May 26 in Austin. Ussery won the news writing contest. Drewry took second in headline and third in feature writing.
SUCHORS TAKES 800 – Northwest’s Jacob Suchors outkicked a large pack to win the 800 Saturday at the 5/6 6A area meet. Suchors is one a few Northwest athletes to earn a spot in this weekend’s Class 6A Region I meet in Arlington.
FITNESS AND FINE ARTS – Decatur ISD, Fit-N-Wise and Fit Y.O.U.T.H. will hold a Youth Fitness night for Pre-K through fifth grades and a fine arts spotlight for sixth through 12th grades 6-8 tonight at Decatur High School. The fitness night will include a family fun run/walk and fitness stations, featuring various sports. The fine arts spotlight will include performances by the Flamenco dancers, middle and high school choirs and bands and a program by theater students. Free community-wide Zumba is 7 to 8 p.m. Early voting for school board and the bond packages will take place during the event in the high school library. Call 940-393-7116.
DIABETES CLASSES IN BOYD - Total Diabetes Care at Wise Regional is offering monthly diabetes education classes in Boyd on the fourth Monday of the month. The classes are intended to help those with diabetes better understand and manage the disease. This month’s classes will be held today. The beginner class will be offered at 3 p.m., and the advanced class will be offered at 4 p.m. Both classes will be held at the Boyd Community Center. Classes are free and will be taught by Dick Gilley RN, CCRN, CDE. No RSVP required. Call Gilley at 940-626-1890.
GOSPEL OPRY – The monthly Gospel Opry sing-along program is 6:30 tonight in the G.C, Rann Theater at the Wise County Heritage Museum at 1602 S. Trinity St. in Decatur. Admission is free, and an offering will be accepted toward the expenses of the museum.
SLEEP WELLNESS CLASS – The Wise Regional Sleep Wellness Center is offering a Sleep Wellness Class 6-7 p.m. Tuesday. The class will feature a presentation by Dr. Muhammad Naeem and will cover tips on how to sleep better and wake more rested. The class also will cover symptoms and treatments for common sleep disorders. The class is free and open to the public. It will be held at the Sleep Wellness Center on Wise Regional’s West Campus (2000 S. FM 51, Decatur). Call Rhonda Beam at 214-980-3128.
DEMENTIA PROGRAM – A Virtual Dementia Tour will be presented at Heritage Place of Decatur, 605 W. Mulberry St., noon-4 p.m. Wednesday. To reserve a spot, call Hope Bates at 940-627-5444.
FUNERALS – Service for James Hastings, 72, of Decatur is pending at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
GRAVESIDE service for Jane Katheryn Fowler, 78, of Bridgeport is 11 a.m. Friday, May 8, at DFW National Cemetery in Dallas. Family visitation is 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 7, at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.
GRAVESIDE service for Helen Gage, 83, of Decatur is 10 a.m. Tuesday at Oaklawn Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.Print This Page