Wise County Messenger

Update for Friday January 28, 2022

MOTORCYCLIST HURT IN BOYD WRECK — A Boyd resident was injured in a two-vehicle accident west of Boyd Wednesday afternoon. Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman Sgt. Ricky Hunter said the wreck happened at 4:48 p.m. at the intersection of County Road 4599 and CR 4698. Preliminary information indicates a motorcycle operated by Cody Chapman, 25, of Boyd was eastbound on CR 4599 approaching the intersection. A Jeep driven by Kelsey Lawson, 31, of Springtown was stopped at the intersection preparing to make a left turn. Chapman struck Lawson’s vehicle as it was making the turn. Chapman was flown to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth with undisclosed injuries. Lawson was not injured.

WARMER WEEKEND AHEAD — After a high around 53 today, temperatures on Saturday and Sunday are expected to reach the upper 60s under sunny skies.

PROPERTY TAX DEADLINE APPROACHING — Wise County Tax Assessor Monte Shaw reminds property owners that the deadline to pay property taxes is Monday. Taxes must be paid by the end of the day Monday to avoid interest and penalties on the outstanding balance.

VOTING BY MAIL — Wise County residents who have already requested a ballot by mail should be receiving those ballots in the next few days, as Elections Administrator Sabra Srader said they will be mailed out today. The deadline to request an application for a mail ballot is Feb. 18 to vote in the March 1 primary. Recent legislation has changed requirements for voting by mail, requiring voters to provide more personal information. Read more in the weekend Wise County Messenger on newsstands today.

COUNTY TO OFFER CONSULTS WITH DEVELOPERS — Wise County officials will now offer developers the opportunity for pre-development meetings with its engineers and its engineering firm Kimley-Horn. Public Works Director Joey Highfill informed Wise County commissioners Monday of the plans to start the conferences, with developers and the entire engineering resources of the county — his office, engineer Chad Davis and Kimley-Horn. Read more in the weekend Messenger.

SPORTSMAN’S BANQUET — The Sportsman’s Banquet, benefiting the Decatur Youth Fair Buyers Association, is 6-10 p.m. Saturday at the NRS Event Center in Decatur. Single tickets are $60, and a VIP single ticket is $110. Table options are also available. The evening will include dinner, games, live and silent auctions, live music and more. Visit DYFBA.com to make reservations.

FUNERALS — Service for Arnold Oliver Parker, 92, of Boyd is 2 p.m. Saturday at Hilltop Assembly of God Church in Boyd with burial at Boyd Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at the church. Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur is handling arrangements.

NO SERVICE is planned for Vada Ruth Snow, 68, of Alvord. Hawkins-Decatur is handling arrangements.

NO SERVICE is planned for Robert Snodgrass Jr., 77, of Alvord. Hawkins-Decatur is handling arrangements.

FUNERAL for Leta “Connie” Cornwell Dykes, 78, of Weatherford in 2 p.m. today at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Bridgeport with burial at Paradise Cemetery. Family visitation is one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

GRAVESIDE service for Norma Waidene Green, 79, formerly of Bridgeport is noon Saturday at East Bridgeport Cemetery. Hawkins-Bridgeport is handling arrangements.

GRAVESIDE service for Margaret Culpepper, 99, of Terrell is 2 p.m. Saturday at East Bridgeport Cemetery. Hawkins-Bridgeport is handling arrangements.

MEMORIAL for Mark C. Harvey, 49, of Fort Worth is 11 a.m. today at Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd.

MEMORIAL for Charles Thomas Brady, 79, of Boyd is 10 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church in Boyd. Hawkins-Boyd is handling arrangements.

FUNERAL for Patrick Michael Timlin, 79, of Decatur is noon Saturday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Denton. A reception will follow at Embassy Suites in Denton.

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