WELDING ACCIDENT SPARKS HOUSE FIRE — A welding accident started a fire that destroyed a home in Springtown Tuesday. The fire was reported at approximately 1:30 p.m. near the intersection of Farm Road 51 and County Road 3694. “The homeowners were welding a back patio awning and ignited the corner of the house,” said Jason Paradise of the Boyd Fire Department. The fire quickly consumed the single story residence in the 100 block of County Road 3694, with wind pushing flames toward surrounding homes. Most of the residents were outside of the home working on the awning when the fire started, Paradise said. No injuries were reported. Read more in the midweek Wise County Messenger on newsstands and online at wcmessenger.com today.
GIRLS BASKETBALL RESULTS — Slidell (23-7, 11-1) claimed its seventh consecutive district championship under coach Lance Shelton with a 42-27 win over Midway Tuesday. Decatur outlasted Krum in a District 7-4A battle 56-49, improving to 29-5 (10-2). Bridgeport improved to 22-11 (7-5) with a 59-29 rout against Lake Worth. Boyd’s season ended at 7-24 (1-13) after a 49-35 10-3A loss to Callisburg. Paradise (17-15, 8-6) was tripped up by Pilot Point, 46-42. In 13-2A, Lindsay defeated Chico 38-24, ending the Lady Dragons’ season at to 8-22 (1-11). VCA (18-4, 7-1) was edged by Newman International Academy Cedar Hill in a non-district affair, 60-59.
BOYS BASKETBALL RESULTS — Behind a 15-point night by Cade Hogan, Decatur (17-14) improved to 8-2 in District 7-4A with a 48-38 win over Krum. Bridgeport (9-21, 3-7) had four players finish with double-digit scoring, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Lake Worth in a 62-56 loss. Logan Durant scored 19 to lead Paradise (20-12, 9-3) to a 68-53 win over Pilot Point. Lindsay conquered Chico (8-23, 0-10) in a 13-2A matchup 69-28. Slidell (17-12, 9-2) fell to 22-A rival Midway 64-45. In TCAF, Harvest Christian defeated VCA 45-40, dropping the Patriots to 18-6 (8-3).
GIRLS SOCCER RESULTS — Bridgeport (3-9-1, 1-0) claimed its first District 5-4A win Tuesday with a 5-0 shutout against Hirschi. Goals were scored by Citlali Juarez, Esther Estrada, Yaritza Ruvalcaba, Cailey Negrete and Sidney Macias. Estrada led the Sissies in assist with 2, while Alyssa Schonerstedt tallied one. Decatur (9-3, 0-1) began league play with a 3-0 loss to Gainesville.
BOYS SOCCER RESULTS — Behind a hat trick from Gerardo Martinez and a strong defensive effort, Bridgeport (13-2-1, 1-0) knocked off Hirschi for its first District 5-4A victory Tuesday 6-1. David Kranz kicked in a pair of goals. Sebastian Iniguez also scored for the Bulls. Assists were doled out by Arith Alvarado (2), Moi Medina, Ruben Lara, Giovani Lopez and Kranz. Goaltender Cayden Rangel made seven saves. Decatur (4-5-1) was unable to break the ice in a scoreless draw against Gainesville.
WISE HEALTH SYSTEM BLOOD DRIVE — Wise Health System will host a blood drive 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday. The Carter BloodCare bus will be in the parking lot at 609 Medical Center Drive. Call Steven Gallego at 940-627-5921.
SOCCER REGISTRATION — Decatur Youth Soccer Spring 2022 registration is open until Friday. Sign up at decaturyouthsoccerassociation.sportngin.com/register/form/970633571.
CRAFT BEE — The MZ Craft Bee, featuring scrapbooking and crafting, is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, in the Fellowship Hall at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 615 CR 1280, in Alvord. Bring your own projects, lunch and snacks and enjoy fellowship with other crafters. The kitchen will be available with refrigerator and microwave. There is no charge, but a $5 donation to the food pantry ministry for backpacks and Alvord Meals on Wheels is appreciated. For information, call or text Donna, 940-393-8662, or call Jeannie, 940-427- 5941. Follow MZ Bee Facebook page for updates or cancellations.
CHICO HIGH SCHOOL BLOOD DRIVE — Chico High School will host a Carter BloodCare blood drive 9 a.m.-3 p.m. today. Sign up at ww3.greatpartners.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/125800 to donate.
FUNERALS — Service for Ola Earl Taylor, 88, of Decatur is 2 p.m. Thursday at Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur with burial at Pleasant Grove No. 1 Cemetery. Visitation is one hour before the service.
GRAVESIDE service for Orbie Dale Davenport, 87, of Decatur is 11 a.m. Friday at Leon Cemetery in Leon, Okla. Open visitation is 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Hawkins-Decatur.
GRAVESIDE service for Leon Charles “Buddy” “Growly” Clark, 79, of Granbury is 2 p.m. Friday at Oaklawn Cemetery. Hawkins-Decatur is handling arrangements.
FUNERAL for Johnny Wayne Hale, 72, formerly of Decatur is 11 a.m. Saturday at Hawkins-Decatur with burial at Sweetwater Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
MEMORIAL service for William Neal Greer, 51, of San Angelo is 2 p.m. Saturday at Hawkins-Decatur.
GRAVESIDE service for Jerry Henson, 81, formerly of Decatur is 2 p.m. Monday at Sweetwater Cemetery. Hawkins-Decatur is handling arrangements.
MEMORIAL graveside for Danny G. Cobb, 75, of Decatur will be at a later date at DFW National Cemetery. Hawkins-Decatur is handling arrangements.
SERVICES for Myrtle Bowles, 68, of Bowie and Frances Collins, 93, of Grand Saline are pending at Hawkins-Decatur.
NO SERVICE is scheduled for Hobert Banks, 89, of Decatur. Hawkins-Decatur is handling arrangements.
FUNERAL for Dale Robinson, 100, of Paradise is 2 p.m. Saturday at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Bridgeport. Family visitation is one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
SERVICE for Roy Lee Mullins, 92, of Burleson is pending at Hawkins-Bridgeport.
GRAVESIDE for Winna Pearl Tinney, 72, of Poolville is 2 p.m. today at Perryman Cemetery in Forestburg. Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd is handling arrangements.
GRAVESIDE for John Thompson, 90, of Boyd is 2 p.m. Thursday at Aurora Cemetery. Hawkins-Boyd is handling arrangements.
VISITATION for Keith Reeves, 68, of Azle is 6-8 p.m. Friday at Hawkins-Boyd.
GRAVESIDE for Charles Thomas Vines, 62, of California is 11:30 a.m. Feb. 16 at DFW National Cemetery. Hawkins-Boyd is handling arrangements.
SERVICE for Genaro Pena, 89, of Bridgeport is 11 a.m. today at Hudson & Torres Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport with burial at Bridgeport’s Eastside Cemetery.
SERVICE for Rosa Tovar, 56, of Bridgeport is 4 p.m. Thursday at Hudson & Torres. Visitation is 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
SERVICE for Janice Middleton, 81, of Runaway Bay is 11 a.m. Friday at Hudson & Torres. Visitation is 10 a.m. Friday prior to the service at the funeral home.
MEMORIAL service for Carolyn Creamer, 76, of Alvord is 2 p.m. Saturday at Hudson & Torres.
SERVICE for John Taylor, 77, of Chico is 10 a.m. Monday at Hudson & Torres with burial at Cumby Cemetery in Chico. Visitation is 4-6 p.m. at the funeral home.
SERVICE for Elva Charlene “Char” Setters, 81, of Bridgeport is 2 p.m. Feb. 19 at First United Methodist Church in Bridgeport.
SERVICE for Derrell “Derry” Christian Dodson, 79, of Graham, formerly of Decatur, is 1 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Decatur with reception to follow at 605 Main St.
FUNERAL for James Roy Suson, 87, of Rhome is 2 p.m. today at the White Family Funeral Home in Bowie.
PRIVATE service for Kyle Larry Robertson, 44, will be held at a later date.
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