2013-10-09 E-Edition

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

PAIR NABBED FOR EMS VEHICLE THEFT – An off-duty patrol sergeant with the Wise County Sheriff’s Office noticed something suspicious in the Wal-Mart parking lot last Friday – two men altering a Sacred Cross EMS all-terrain vehicle on the back of a trailer. It turns out the ATV, the trailer and a utility vehicle had just been stolen by two […]

Friend to Friend: Staying healthy together

Exhibits, vendors, food and information are all part of a Friend to Friend party that Wise County women are invited to attend at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, at Bridgeport Community Center, 1102 Lawdin St. This event will help women learn about breast and cervical cancer and how early detection provides the best protection against these two types of cancer. […]

Jewel Evelyn Holley Johnson Wood

Jewel Evelyn Holley Johnson Wood, 101, died Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, in Weatherford. Funeral was Oct. 7 at Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Home in Weatherford with Kenton Harvey officiating. Burial was at Boonsville Cemetery. Jewel was born March 18, 1912, in Balsora and was one of nine children. She had four brothers and four sisters, and her dad got her a […]

Tommy Wayne Smith

Tommy Wayne Smith, 71, died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, at his home in Euless, surrounded by his family. Funeral is 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, at the Bedford Church of Christ with Jerry Ball officiating. Burial will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Chico Cemetery under the direction of Lucas Funeral Home in Hurst. Tommy was born July 8, 1942, in […]

Atza Lottie Manuel

Atza Lottie Manuel, 73, of Bridgeport died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, at her home. Funeral was Oct. 8 at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport with Pastors Earnest Patterson and Jerry Pittman officiating. Burial followed at East Bridgeport Cemetery. Pallbearers were Gerald Geer, William Gaines, Barry Whitehead, Glenn Davis, Michael Lewis and Alicia Griffin. Atza was born Jan. 15, 1940, […]

Radio Shack to close by end of the month

After nine years of operating their local Radio Shack franchise in Decatur, Joe Neil and Marianne Henderson announced Tuesday the closing of their store in Prada Shops. “This was a very difficult decision for our team, mainly because we have prided ourselves on being the go-to place for technology questions and solutions in Wise County,” said Joe Neil. “The retail […]

God came near

Do you ever think of a witty and clever response about 30 minutes too late? Do you envy those quick-witted folks who seem to have a response without having to think about it? Favorite son has always been one of those. When he was a young teenager, we were in a restaurant waiting for the waitperson (note the politically correct, […]

Budget impasse results in shutdown

At midnight on Oct. 1, the federal government shut down for the first time in 17 years when the U.S. House and Senate did not agree on an appropriations bill or continuing resolution to fund fiscal year 2014 at an estimated cost of $3.8 trillion. Before the shutdown, to prepare Texas, Gov. Rick Perry on Sept. 30 delivered a statement […]

Calling for the death of the ‘Newspapers are dead!’ rumor

I know of newspapers that kept their communities informed about clean water and shelter during terrible storms and disasters. I know of newspapers that exposed crooks, lost a lot of advertising from the crooks’ buddies and still put out a paper every week. I know of a newspaper that had an ironic sense of humor that even offended a few […]