Wise County Messenger

Update for Friday June 10, 2022

MAN ARRESTED AFTER STOLEN VEHICLE PURSUIT — An Arlington man was arrested following a high speed chase through Wise County late Tuesday night. Wise County Sheriff Lane Akin said a Corvette driven by Adrian Gabriel Escalante, 33, was northbound on U.S. 81/287 south of Decatur around 11 p.m. when a sheriff’s deputy attempted to make a stop after the license plate returned to a stolen vehicle. Escalante turned around in Decatur and continued southbound at speeds up to 135 miles per hour as deputies remained in pursuit. Rhome Police Department deployed spike sticks which disabled two of the car’s tires and caused the speed to decrease to 40 miles per hour. Escalante stopped the vehicle near the county line when one of the disabled tires caught fire. He was arrested and charged with evading arrest with a vehicle and unauthorized use of a vehicle. Jail records show he posted $25,000 bail Wednesday and was released.
TRIPLE DIGIT WEEKEND FORECAST — We’ve got a hot weekend ahead, with highs of 100 expected both Saturday and Sunday. Heat index values between 105 and 110 degrees or greater will be possible, especially on Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.

TRAFFIC ALERTS — Texas 114 (Rock Island Avenue) in Boyd will be closed east of Wilson Street 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday for Union Pacific Railroad maintenance work. Also, on Monday, Farm Road 3259 will be closed north of Texas 114 in Paradise 7 a.m.-5 p.m. for railroad maintenance work. Traffic will be detoured in both locations on the day of the work.

FIRE DEPARTMENT FUNDRAISER — The Chico Community Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual BBQ Fundraiser 5 p.m. Saturday at the fire department, 102 S. Weatherford. It will be drive-thru this year. To pre-order a whole brisket for $100 or a 9×9 pan of potato salad or coleslaw for $15, text 940-577-2304 or 940-389-7924.

LIBRARY PROGRAM — Cool School with Ms. Maria comes to the Chico Public Library 11 a.m. Saturday. Call 940-644-2330.

MZ CRAFT BEE — The MZ Craft Bee returns 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Fellowship Hall at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 615 County Road 1280. For information, call or text Donna, 940-393- 8662 or call Jeannie, 940-427-5941. Follow MZ Bee Facebook page for updates or cancellations.

IMMUNIZATION CLINIC — The Texas Health Department will conduct an immunization clinic at First Baptist Church Decatur Monday. Call 940-612-4671 to make an appointment.

RETIREMENT PARTY — A retirement party honoring Steve Bradshaw for 30 years of agriculture education is 3-5 p.m. Saturday at the Decatur Church of Christ Fireplace Room, 2601 FM 51, Decatur.

FISHING DERBY — The Decatur Rotary Club in conjunction with the United States Forest Service is holding the annual fishing derby at Black Creek Lake Saturday. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Fishing is 8-11 a.m. Hot dogs, chips, drinks and more will be provided for contestants and their families after fishing. Prizes will be awarded 11:30 a.m.-noon.

SNOW WHITE BALLET — Wise Performing Arts Guild and Wise Ballet and Music Academy presents “Snow White” Saturday and Sunday at Decatur High School Theater. Show times are 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets will be available at the door.

ALL-WISE BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL — The best local baseball and softball players from this past season are featured in the All-Wise teams in the weekend Wise County Messenger on newsstands today.


FUNERALS — Service for Charlotte Johnson of Chico is pending at Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.

NO SERVICE is scheduled for James Whitfill, 71, of Decatur. Hawkins-Decatur is handling arrangements.

MEMORIAL service for Adam Federspiel, 43, is noon Saturday at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport.

GRAVESIDE for Patricia Ann McDonald, 90, of Bowie is 2 p.m. Monday at Chico Cemetery. Hawkins-Bridgeport is handling arrangements.

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