2011-08-04 E-Edition

Thursday, August 4, 2011

SUSPICIOUS FIRES – Since January, about 15 suspicious grass fires have been reported in the areas of Paradise, Bridgeport and Boyd. Some of the fires have been reported by the side of the road while others have been in more secluded areas. Wise County Fire Marshal Marc Dodd is asking citizens to call 911 to report suspicious people or vehicles […]

Electricity conservation “critical”

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas issued the following statement within the last hour: “Consumers and businesses are asked to reduce their electricity use during peak electricity hours from 3 to 7 p.m. today to avert the need for rotating outages. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc. (ERCOT), system operator for the state’s bulk transmission grid, initiated Energy Emergency […]

4 local schools miss AYP

The Texas Education Agency Thursday released the preliminary results of schools who met Adequate Yearly Progress, or AYP, a federal school rating system. The Boyd, Bridgeport, Decatur and Paradise school districts missed AYP. Individual campuses that missed AYP include Boyd High School, Bridgeport High School, Bridgeport Middle School, Decatur High School, Decatur Middle School and Northwest’s Prairie View Elementary. Statewide, […]