2017-10-04 E-Edition

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

NATIONAL MEETING COMES TO WISE – Close to 70 county officials from across the nation will visit Wise County this week for the 2017 Rural Action Caucus (RAC) fall symposium. RAC, a subgroup of the National Association of Counties (NACo), is chaired by County Judge J.D. Clark, and he’s excited the group is meeting in his home county. The symposium […]

Extension Education club members recognized at state convention

Wise County Extension Education Clubs were represented at the annual Texas Extension Education Association (TEEA) State Convention Sept. 12-13 in Horseshoe Bay. Members who attended the convention included Linda Hood, Marilynn Collins, Bobbie Ashley and Dixie Range of the Greenwood Extension Education Club. The Greenwood Club was named District 3’s Outstanding County during the Honor Roll of Counties report. The […]

Take a chance on me

It was August 1977. Swedish pop group ABBA recorded what would become one of their biggest charting hits of the 1970s “Take a Chance on Me.” It was October 1977. Imanuel Baptist Church in Monahans really went out on a limb and took a chance on a 15-year-old high school sophomore. The church’s volunteer music director, Billie Sue Lewis (no […]

Dreading meal time

My kids eat all the time. I knew this day was coming. Many mothers warned me of teenager appetites, especially the boy teenagers, but now that it’s here, wow. Just wow. All they do is eat. My 14-year-old will literally ask what is for dinner as he is taking massive bites of his lunch. Should I tell them I haven’t […]

Don’t overlook growth promoting implants

Though controversial for some, growth hormone implants are a valuable tool for agricultural producers who raise and produce beef cattle. For producers, heavier is generally better, at least when it comes to calves at market. And the easiest way to put on 20 pounds is to use an implant. Implants are one of the most underutilized technologies. One reason producers […]

Candelario Pacheco

Candelario Pacheco, 78, of Decatur, died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, in Fort Worth. Mass of Christian burial is 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, at Assumption of The Blessed Virgin Mary Church with Father Thomas Dsouza officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery. Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur is handling arrangements. Pallbearers are Elpidio Pacheco, Santiago Pacheco, Gustabo Pacheco, Rolando Pacheco, […]

Raymond Hull

Raymond (Buddy) Hull, 91, of Cottondale, died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, in Cottondale. Graveside service was Oct. 2 at Oakwood Cemetery in Jacksboro with the Rev. Millard Buchholz officiating. Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport handled arrangements. Buddy was born Jan. 4, 1926, in Lacota to William Henry and Della Mae (Johns) Hull. He married Jane Adams Jan. 19, 1963, in […]

Las Vegas Shooting

We all have rights

Currently there is a ridiculous national discussion regarding a few multi-millionaires not showing respect for our flag or national anthem. They have a right to feel mistreated, so be it. Our flag, the Pledge of Allegiance and the Constitution gives everyone this right. They show their ignorance by protesting their protection. The problem is we the people do not always […]