Monday, January 3, 2011

OFFICIALS TO TAKE OATH – County officials elected in 2010 will be sworn into office at 8:30 this morning in the 271st District Courtroom at the Wise County Courthouse. Taking the oath for the first time are District Clerk Brenda Rowe and Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Mandy Hopkins Hays. ACCIDENT CLAIMS LIFE – A 33-year-old Denton woman and […]

Kaitlyn Lynn Schane

Funeral for Kaitlyn Lynn Schane, infant of Jason Schane and Nikala Kerr, is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Christian-Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Boyd with a private burial to follow.

Danny William Tennison

Graveside service for Danny William Tennison, 45, of Decatur is 11 a.m. Wednesday at Oaklawn Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-7 p.m. Tuesday at Coker-Hawkins.

Kenneth Warren Hill

Funeral for Kenneth Warren Hill, 85, of Decatur is 1 p.m. Tuesday at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Decatur with burial at Oaklawn Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-7 tonight at Coker-Hawkins.

Marvin Jennings

Service for Marvin Jennings, 82, of Paradise is 11 a.m. today at Hawkins Funeral Chapel in Bridgeport with burial at East Bridgeport Cemetery.

Board member Palmer dies at 57

{ }A notable Northwest Independent School District Board of Trustees member died Tuesday in Chico at the age of 57. Davis Palmer, a Trophy Club resident, was active in his community, serving for 13 years on the Northwest Independent School District Board of Trustees with two terms as president. He was able to present high school diplomas to his children, […]

25,000 reasons for thanks

{ }The volunteers of Wise County helped the Salvation Army raise more than $25,000 to help local families. When Tana Fedric took over coordinating bell ringing for the Salvation Army at Christmastime 10 years ago, only a small portion of the money raised stayed in the county. Ringers would come from Fort Worth and Denton, which meant their pay and […]

Council disbands police department

{ }After several rounds of discussion, the Newark City Council voted 3-2 at its last meeting to disband the police department. Council members Bob Wells, Doug Anderson and Chana Massey voted in support of an ordinance to disband the department. Mayor pro tem Laura Pixler and council member Bandy Hicks voted against. As soon as the ordinance was approved, the […]

Final flight: Nurse retires after 7 years in the skies

{ }The helicopter ambulance is a floating emergency room. Zooming above the rolling prairie at 170 miles per hour, it’s operated with a skeleton crew consisting of a pilot, a nurse and a paramedic. “You can do everything you can in ER except for X-rays and lab work,” said flight nurse Monty Renfro, 36. After years of working as a […]

Arrests made in oil thefts

{ }A three-year oil-theft investigation spanning three counties has ended with 23 sealed indictments against seven people, including a Wise County resident. Seven people were indicted Dec. 14 and charged with crimes including theft, money laundering, engaging in organized criminal activity and conspiracy, Capt. Kevin Benton of the Wise County Sheriff’s Department said. Three other individuals were arrested six months […]