2012-09-05 E-Edition

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

COLLEGE ENROLLMENT INCREASE – As expected, the new Weatherford College Wise County has drawn increased student enrollment this fall according to preliminary numbers. Classes started last Monday, and as of yesterday, enrollment had increased by 100 students, a 20 percent increase from fall 2011. Of the 100 new students, 44 are enrolled in new programs – 20 in nursing and […]

Stuart Brooks

SERVICE for Stuart Brooks, 24, of Decatur is 10 a.m. today at Immanuel Baptist Church in Decatur with burial at Lonestar Cemetery. Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur is handling arrangements.

James Hughes

SERVICE for James Hughes, 38, of Decatur is pending at Coker-Hawkins.

Bobby Lee Boyd

SERVICE for Bobby Lee Boyd, 82, of Decatur is pending at Coker-Hawkins.

Geneva Lee Howell

GRAVESIDE service for Geneva Lee Howell, 90, of Bridgeport is 1 p.m. Thursday at Merriman Cemetery in Ranger. Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport is handling arrangements.

Elizabeth Ann Largent

MEMORIAL service for Elizabeth Ann Largent, 80, formerly of Wise County is 10 a.m. today at Decatur Ave. Baptist Church in Fort Worth. Hawkins-Bridgeport is handling arrangements.

County courthouse evacuated

The Wise County courthouse in Decatur was evacuated about 9:20 Wednesday morning after “chemical smoke” was reported on the third floor. Decatur Fire Department and a Hazmat team were called to the scene. More information will be posted as it’s available.

Source of courthouse evacuation found

A thick, white smoke filling up the third floor of the Wise County courthouse this morning like a pungent fog prompted a quick evacuation of the entire building. It was reported as a possible chemical spill. As lawyers, defendants, trustees and courthouse employees spilled onto the lawns and benches surrounding the building, a team of Decatur firefighters stormed inside.  About 10 […]

Northwest Notes for Wednesday, September 5, 2012

NHS FOOTBALL TICKETS – Tickets for NISD home games can be purchased at www.totalgatesolutions.com. For questions, call the athletic office at (817) 698-1010. LIVE BROADCASTS FROM NISD GAMES – Cheer on your Northwest High School Texans from anywhere in the world on the Sportsgram Network. All NISD football games will be broadcast live at www.sportsgram.net and can be heard on […]