A TRAGIC, FREAK SCENE unfolded in

downtown Bridgeport Tuesday, Aug. 25,
2009, as a storefront awning collapsed on
two Bridgeport High School seniors, killing
one of them.
The impact killed Leslie Denison, 17,
immediately. The other victim, Becca Logan,
17, sustained deep lacerations to the face.
The two victims just happened to be
jogging through downtown during the
afternoon's oppressive heat at the exact
moment the awning came crashing to the
sidewalk. Both were members of Bridgeport
High School's cross country team. Dennison
was also a varsity cheerleader and very
active in her church.
In the wake of the accident, community
organizations held numerous fundraisers
to help the Logan family pay for their
daughter’s reconstructive surgeries.
The incident prompted the city to conduct
a investigation of all the downtown awning’s
and facades, several were deemed unsafe.
STORIES WE REMEMBER
THE STATE MOURNED with the city
of Bridgeport when Sgt. Randy White,
32, was killed April 2. Stephen York of
Bridgeport crashed a stolen Suburban
into White’s patrol car at Texas 114
and FM 2123 in Bridgeport during a
high-speed chase involving several
Wise County agencies. White had been
clearing traffic as York approached the
city.
White left behind a wife, Janet, and
a daughter, Jaydn.
The city of Bridgeport renamed a
portion of Texas 114 in White’s honor
in December.
York was indicted for capital
murder of a police officer in July. He is
awaiting trial.
Tragic deaths, destructive
fires, swine flu scares, cross-
dressing criminals – 2009
had it all, and more. As we
enter 2010, we take one
last look at the year in Wise
County news. We’ve included
a brief summary of the stories
along with reproductions of
the original pages where the
story appeared. Messenger
photos by Joe Duty. To read
the original stories, and to see
expanded year-end features,
visit our Web site.
VOLUME 131 - NO. 1 SUNDAY, JANUARY 3, 2010 DECATUR, TEXAS 20 PAGES IN ONE SECTION PLUS INSERTS 75¢
2A WISE COUNTY MESSENGER, Decatur, Texas, Sunday, January 3, 2010
2009 in photos
SOME OF OUR FAVORITES
WISE MEMORIES — Clockwise from top, Rachael Humphrey (left) and Marley Gage enjoyed time at the Reunion spinning on a tire swing at
Reunion in July. Sampson the lion pampers a present at CARE in Bridgeport in December. A woman is trapped in an SUV after rolling her vehicle
near Alvord due to icy conditions in February. Many school districts in the county chose not to air a ‘Back to School’ speech by President
Barack Obama to the nation’s children in August. Chelsea Cobb, 2, of Decatur kisses Dusty the Drug Dog’s nose at Texas Night Out Oct. 13.
Members of the Chisholm Trail Middle School orchestra are reflected in the bell of a tuba at the Newark Cruisin’ Days parade Oct. 20.
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WISE COUNTY CRIME REPORTS
FRIDAY, DEC. 25
400 BLOCK OF CR 3838 — A man reported he received
threatening phone calls from his ex-girlfriend.
600 BLOCK OF PR 4609 — A mother went into an anxiety
attack after watching her sons practice karate.
2000 BLOCK OF U.S. 287 N — Two white males attempted to
use fake IDs at a bar.
100 BLOCK OF PR 4831 — A woman advised that a female
suspect sent her an e-mail claiming she was going to come
over and kick her (butt).
100 BLOCK OF CR 4591 — An unknown suspect was shining
a flashlight into a residence.
900 BLOCK OF CR 3673 — A burglar broke into a home and
stole a family’s Christmas presents.
800 BLOCK OF W. STATE ST. — An unknown suspect in a
white, four-door pickup stole $43.06 of gas.
100 BLOCK OF PR 4827 — A man received threatening
phone calls from a white male known only as Harold. Harold
threatened to “smash his face in.”
4300 BLOCK OF OLD DENTON HIGHWAY — A mailbox was
smashed.
100 BLOCK OF AYDELOTTE COURT — An aggressive pit bull
was chasing people around the neighborhood. The owner
received a pair of citations.
300 BLOCK OF NORTON — Unknown suspects were throwing
parties in an abandoned trailer home.
300 BLOCK OFF WOODY — Oilfield trucks pushed over a
man’s fence posts.
500 BLOCK OF OAK HILLS — A wedding ring was stolen from
a residence.
500 BLOCK OF SHADY OAKS — A woman went to a trailer
home to collect money owed to her. Instead of receiving
money, the suspect exposed his penis to her. No charges were
filed.
6700 BLOCK OF FM 2123 — An unknown suspect attempted
to break into a grocery store, but failed.
SHALE CREEK COMMUNITY CENTER — Unknown suspects
broke into the weight room and kicked holes in the wall and
poked holes in the ceiling.
100 BLOCK OF CR 4860 — A deputy pulled over a man driving
a dirt bike on a county road. The bike proved to be stolen, and
the man also possessed less than a gram of crystal meth. He
was transported to jail, where he is being held on a $25,000
bond.
TUESDAY, DEC. 29
800 EL CAMINO REAL — A disturbance occurred between a
man and two women.
100 BLOCK OF PR 4439 — A man threatened to shoot two
kids he saw jogging on his property. He said he would shoot
them if he ever saw them on his property again. The man with
the gun and the father of the kids both wanted the incident
documented.
1300 BLOCK OF CR 3655 — A suspect entered a residence
and stole a laptop, DVDs and a quarter collection.
200 BLOCK OF ROOK RAMSEY DRIVE — A woman reported
that her ex-husband’s ex-wife took her purse and jacket
SLIDELL
By MANDY BOURGEOIS
Grant Gocke doesn’t know Eliza-
beth Pierce or her family.
But words written by Makayla
Fitzgerald, 10, inspired Gocke
to give Pierce $500 through the
94.9 KTLY Christmas Wishes pro-
gram.
After sifting through letters and
e-mails from throughout the Me-
troplex, Fitzgerald’s letter about
her fifth grade teacher at Slidell
Elementary caught Gocke’s atten-
tion.
Pierce, in her sixth year at
Slidell, is battling breast cancer
for the second time in three years.
In the e-mail, Fitzgerald said that
Pierce never lets how she feels af-
fect her teaching.
“She is a wonderful teacher. She
comes to school almost everyday
and makes learning fun, no matter
how bad she feels. I know it is hard
for her sometimes because she is
sick from her chemotherapy,”
Fitzgerald said in her letter. “Mrs.
Pierce has double vision right now
as a result of her treatments. She
never complains about not feeling
well. She just keeps smiling. Her
students love her and hope that
you choose her for a Christmas
wish.”
Fitzgerald’s mother, Melissa, a
teacher at Slidell High School, said
that Makayla thought to nominate
Pierce after hearing a Christmas
Wishes advertisement on the ra-
dio.
“We were driving in the car one
day and she heard about Christ-
mas Wishes, so we started talking
about it,” Melissa said. “She said
she thought her teacher would be
a good candidate.”
Pierce received the news by
a phone call to the school from
Gocke.
“I was shocked,” Pierce said. “It
was a very welcome surprise.”
With the extra money, Pierce
and her husband purchased a Wii
as a gift for the family, which in-
cludes four kids. They also used
the money for Christmas dinner
groceries.
“We would have had Christmas,
but it helps Christmas be above
and beyond,” Pierce said.
Pierce, who teachers fourth and
fifth grade science and social stud-
ies, had nothing but praise for
Fitzgerald.
“She’s an above and beyond stu-
dent,” Pierce said. “She’s a hard
worker and a generous student.
She’s always willing to help out
and is ready to go if there is any
kind of peer tutoring that needs to
be done.”
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E-mail Mandy at mbourgeois@
wcmessenger.com.
Teacher receives unexpected Christmas gift
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9 a.m.
Morning Worship - 10 a.m.
Evening Praise - 6 p.m.
333 F.M. 407 (Illinois St.)
New Fairview, TX
(1/2 mile East of Hwy. 287/81)
A Spirit-led
Full Gospel Fellowship
Sunday:
Prayer..................... 10 a.m.
Morning Worship....10:45 a.m.
Nursery & Children’s Ministry
Sunday Evening.......6 p.m.
Pastor - Windell Splawn, Jr.
817-703-3111
Christian Academy A.C.E.
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www.faithtemplenewfairview.org
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Sunday Evenings 6 p.m.
Wednesday Evenings 7 p.m.
3483 S. FM 51 • Decatur
Come Check Us Out!
Rev. Mike Miller
940-683-2780 or 940-683-4193
608 17th Street, Bridgeport
SUNDAY
Sunday School ................. 10 a.m.
Worship .......... 8:45 & 10:55 a.m.
WEDNESDAY
Family Fellowship Meal .....5-6 p.m.
Studies for all ages ............ 6 p.m.
Sr. High Bible Study ...... 7:30 p.m.
Nursery provided for all services
First
United
Methodist
Church
of Bridgeport
Rev. Dana Coker
2952 Hwy. 380 West • Decatur
(1 mile west of Hwy. 287)
627-1006
www.ccdecatur.org
Contemporary Music & Casual Dress
Come and see Jesus
Sundays
9 a.m. ..... Sunday School(for all ages)
10:15 a.m. ............ Worship Service
4 p.m...Community Kids(ages 3 - 6th grade)
Wednesdays
6:30 p.m. ......... ..Youth(7th - 12th grade)
Sunday School.......... 10 a.m.
Worship Service........11 a.m.
Tues. Bible Study......7 p.m.
Fellowship Dinner
5th Sunday.............12 noon
Church Phone - 940-433-2648
469-688-0931
First Christian
Church
(Disciples of Christ)
4
th
& Main • Par a dise, TX
Rev: Lionel Bailey
First Baptist Church
of Slidell
SUNDAYS
Bible Study - 10 a.m.
Workship - 11 a.m.
Evening Bible Study - 6:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAYS
Kidzone and Youth - 6:30 p.m.
Prayer Gathering - 6:30 p.m.
940-466-3990
www.slidellbaptist.com
Mt. Zion
Baptist Church
940-627-5103
615 CR 1280 • Alvord, Texas
Kevin J. Moore, Pastor
www.mountzionalvord.com
Sunday School ................................10 a.m.
Sun. Morning Worship ...................11 a.m.
Sun. Evening Worship ......................6 p.m.
Wed. Evening Worship .....................7 p.m.
• Passionate about Christ
• Faithful to God's Word
• Committed to Reaching Our Community
First Baptist Church
of Boyd
Pastor Steve Ewton
Teaching God’s Word
to equip His saints for service
Services
Sunday Bible Study .............................10 a.m.
Sunday Worship ...................................11 a.m.
Children’s Church ................................11 a.m.
Evening Worship ................................... 6 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study,
adults, youth & children .................... 7 p.m.
140 N. FM 730, Boyd • 940-433-2607
Nursery available
www.fbcboyd.com
“ People Sharing Jesus on a
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Sunday School ........... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .... 10:45 a.m.
Children’s Church .........11 a.m.
Evening Prayer ............... 6 p.m.
Evening Worship .......6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Night .......... 7 p.m.
IMMANUEL BAP TIST
106 S. Lane, Decatur
Office 627-5248 • Bus Ride 627-3980
Bro. Louis Horton
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Teaching & Preaching The King James Bible
Wise County’s Largest Bus Ministry
and Immanuel Christian Academy
Pleasant Grove Cowboy Church
4789 South FM 730
Decatur, TX 76234
940-627-2860
Sunday Worship: 10:30 am
Pastor: Roland Hodge
Music Director: Olin Blase
www.pgcowboychurch.com
First United Methodist Church
Worship - 8:30 a.m.
Worship - 10:50 a.m.
Sunday School - 9:40 a.m.
Youth Fellowship 5 p.m.
Dinner 6 p.m.
Sr. High 6:30 p.m.
Dr. Thomas O. Brumett, Pastor
Rev. Johnny Irish, Associate Pastor
104 S. Miller, Decatur, Tx 940-627-3362
(one block east of the courthouse)
State licensed pre-school for 3-4 year olds.
Dr. Roy L. Spore, Pastor
www.decaturmethodist.org
Ascension & St. Mark
Episcopal Church
SUNDAY SERVICES
English Service 10:30 a.m.
Misa en Españl 12:30 a.m.
The first Sunday of the month at
10:30 a.m. is our Billingual Service
WEDNESDAY
SERVICES
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RUNAWAY BAY
By BRANDON EVANS
In the wake of the devas-
tating fire in Runaway Bay
on Dec. 19, local businesses
and citizens immediately
reached out to the 27 resi-
dents who in some cases lost
everything they owned.
Neil Peters and his family
lived in one of the townhous-
es destroyed by the fire. He
is also president of the hom-
eowners association.
“The night of the fire, The
Club at Runaway Bay had
planned to hold a big party,”
Peters said. “Instead, they
decided to donate all the food
to the families. They also
provided sandwiches to all
the firefighters.”
And Westwind Manor, a
time share resort in Run-
away Bay, offered all nine
families affected one free
week to stay in one of the
fully-furnished, two-bedroom
condos at the resort.
Employees at the local
businesses are humble re-
garding their giving nature.
“It’s a slow time of the
year,” said Darla St. John, a
member of the board of di-
rectors at Westwind Manor.
“We made units available for
one week. It’s just enough to
help them get back on their
feet.
“And the Club at Runaway
Bay provided meals for two
days to the victims. They
went above and beyond the
call of duty.”
Peters, along with four oth-
ers, have elected to rent the
condos at Westwind Manor
until they find a new home.
“Because they have treat-
ed me so well I will continue
to rent from them until I can
find a new home,” he said. “I
might try to build back.”
When asked where he
might decide to live next he
said he planned on staying
in Runaway Bay.
“This is the most loving
place ever,” Peters said. “If
I lived in Fort Worth people
two blocks away wouldn’t
even know me.”
“I can’t believe how good
the people have been in this
county,” said Bettye Parker,
president of the Greater
Runaway Bay Alliance.
Parker has been organiz-
ing donations for the victims
at the Runaway Bay Civic
Center. In very little time,
they ran out of room due to
the number of donations.
“Everybody has pulled to-
gether,” Parker said.
Since space quickly filled
up at the civic center, espe-
cially for larger items, Pe-
ters had to locate warehouse
space. And thanks to the
generosity of Sammy Pledg-
ers, owner of Bridgeport Dis-
count Liquors and Lone Star
Feed, he found such a loca-
tion. Pledgers has donated a
large warehouse to store the
items until those displaced
find permanent housing.
“He’s allowing us to use a
6,000-square-foot space until
people are able to get some
of the larger items,” Peters
said.
Parker is continuing to ac-
cept items. She said clothing
and groceries are needed at
this point.
Peters said the displaced
still need a lot of basic items
like pots, pans, plates and
other housewares.
The Club at Runaway Bay
is holding a chili and corn-
bread dinner benefit from 5
to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16.
Everyone who donates gets a
free dinner. All proceeds will
benefit the victims.
Also, a benefit fund has
been established at First Na-
tional Bank and First State
Bank in Runaway Bay. And
those wanting to donate
items can contact Parker at
(940) 575-4754.
Community
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Understanding
What We Read
Steve Ryan
Second Advent Christian Church
1902 Wedgewood Ct. in Stillwater, OK
918-225-3426 or 405-624-3334
Where did Jesus go from the Cross? The gospel holds
the correct answer. We either believe the gospel record
or hold on to the doctrines of man. The gospel was not given for man
to add or take away at his choosing. There is only one true gospel. We
rarely hear the gospel message instead we hear; “Just receive Jesus in
your heart and all is well” or “I have been born again and on my way
to heaven”. Neither explains the truth of the gospel. There is only one
way to the grace of God, “For by grace are you saved through faith”
(Eph 2:8). So what brings grace? Not some emotional feeling, but
faith brings grace. To believe the gospel, we must believe the record
of it, “And he (Joseph) brought fine linen and laid him in a sepulcher”
(tomb or grave) (Mark 15:46). Where did Jesus go from the cross? He
went nowhere, they took him. Beware of manmade traditions (adding
or taking away). This is how we find grace; “Faith comes by hearing
and hearing by the word” (Rom 10:17). All preachers and students of
the Bible hear this, “Moreover brethren, I declare unto you the Gospel
(one) which I preached into you, which also ye have received wherein
ye stand (unmoved) by which ye are saved, if (conditional) ye keep in
memory what I preached into you…how Christ died for our sins…that
he was buried (went where?) and he rose again the third day”(1st
Corth 15:1-4). Trinitarians beware!
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www.RhomeAssembly.org
817-636-2668
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Fun For All Children/Youth
PARENT TALK
1204 12th St. • Bridgeport • 940-683-4037
www.fbcbridgeport.com
A Bible Study for
Parents - Begins
January 10
at 9 a.m.
New Member Class -
January 24 and 31 in the
Conference Room 9 a.m.
For new church members
and for those who are
interested in FBC
Married Life Live -
February 13
SUNDAY AT 9:30
AND 11 A.M.
WEDNESDAYS AT 7 P.M.
400 W. Hwy 380 • Decatur
940-627-5820
www.victoryfamilychurch.com
Decatur Church of Christ
"Where Your Family Will Find A Home"
• Family Bible Study For All Ages
• The Childrens Place (A Mother's Day Out) 2 days a week
FM 51 South and Preskitt Rd.
Decatur, Texas
Phone 940-627-1912

Sunday Bible Study 9 a.m.
Sunday Worship 10 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship 6 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m.
www.decaturchurchofchrist.com
Hwy. 380, 1 mile west of
Hwy. 287, Decatur
940-627-6131
Sunday
Class
9:30 a.m.
Worship Celebration
10:30 a.m.
Wednesday
Bible Classes
6:45 p.m.
www.centralfellowship.com
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and Worship ~ CasuaI attire
Lxcitinq ChiIdren & Youth Ninistries
Sundays at 10 a.m.
Youth Lile Groups
Wednesdays at 6 p.m.
1303 N. ßusiness B1/2B7 ~ Decatur
940.627.4222
vvv.crossroadsdecatur.com
Sunday at
10 a.m.
NEW SA LEM
FREEWILL
BAPTIST
CHURCH
SUNDAY
10 a.m.…Sunday School
11 a.m.……Morning Wor ship
Wed. Evening 6 p.m.
940-627-5413
Hwy. 51 South
Decatur, Texas 76234
carwom@embarqmail.com
Greenwood
Church of Christ
FM 1204 • Greenwood
Sunday Bible Class ...............10 a.m.
Sunday Worship ....................11 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship ....... 5 p.m.
Wednesday Worship ............... 7 p.m.
Minister Bob Ross
940-393-3484
Same location for over 100 years.
Morris Memorial
United Methodist
Church
302 S. Weatherford St., Chico
940-644-5186
Sunday School - 10 a.m.
Sunday Worship - 11 a.m.
Pastor: Elaine Bussey
mmumc@embarqmail.com
Rhome
United Meth od ist
Church
Pastor, Jerry B. Mahle
Nursery & Children’s Church
Sunday School ............9 a.m.
Sunday Worship ........10 a.m.
Wednesday Youth .. 6:30 p.m.
200 First St.
at Dogwood
Downtown Rhome
817-637-1633
"A beautiful church, and
friendly people"
"Remember Jesus Christ, raised
from the dead, a descendant of
David - that is my gospel"
2 Timothy 8
home.earthlink.net/~rhoman/ www.rhomeunitedmethodistchurch.org
Twin Oaks
Assembly of God
300 Cates St. (Hwy. 920) • Bridgeport
Pastor Gary Sessions
940-683-3110
Family Night (meal served)
Every 2nd Wednesday of the month
Sunday School . . . . . . . 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship. . . . 10:45 a.m.
Evening Worship . . . . . . . 5 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study... 6:30 p.m.
Rhome
Church of Christ
170 W. 1st, Rhome
Sunday Bible Class
all ages .............. 9:30 a.m.
Sun. Worship .............. 10:30 a.m.
Sun. Evening ..................... 6 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study .............. 7 p.m.
817-638-5159 • 817-636-2325
817-636-2496
www.rhomechurchofchrist.org
Trinity Lutheran
Church
1307 10 St. • Bridgeport
Pastor Mark Taylor
Sunday School........9:15 a.m.
Church Service......10:30 a.m.
For information Call:
683-5604 or 683-8008
A Spirit-Filled Interdenominational Church
Call 940-627-5365
Directions: We are easy to find, located right off of
Hwy 380. From Decatur head West 4 miles we are
on the left. From Bridgeport head East 4 miles we
are on the right.
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Services 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday
TFH Youth 5:30 p.m.
Call 940-627-5365
tfhpeople.com
Trinity Baptist Church
Boyd
Interim Pastor: Terry Phillips
Traditional Worship Services
Sunday Bible Study .......................10 a.m.
Sunday Worship .............................11 a.m.
Evening Worship ..............................6 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Service ...............7 p.m.
455 W. Rock Island Avenue
Boyd, TX 76023 • 940-433-5281
Email: trinitybaptistboyd@embarqmail.com
1307 Newby St. • Bridgeport, TX
940-683-4779
Sunday Fellowship... 9:30 a.m.
Sunday School…10 a.m.
Sunday Worship…11 a.m.
Come & Share The Joy
“A Warm Welcome Awaits You
at First Presbyterian.”
Rev. Lucia McKee Kremzar
First Pres by te ri an
Church
Newark
Church of Christ
Mellown & Chambers
817-489-2658
Sunday Bible Class
all ages ..............9:30 a.m.
Sun. Worship ............10:30 a.m.
Wed. Bible Class
all ages ..................7 p.m.
www.thenewarkchurch.org
Sunday Schedule
9 a.m. Bible Study
10:15 a.m. Worship
6 p.m. Evening Worship
Ken May, Pastor
1200 W. Preskitt (940)627-3235
WE’RE EXCITED ABOUT 2010
9 a.m. Bible Study
10:15 a.m. Worship
Begin your New Year With Us!
WISE COUNTY
By BRANDON EVANS
In an effort to collect more
pollution data from gas and
oil related activities in the
Barnett Shale, the Texas
Commission on Environ-
mental Quality (TCEQ) is
expediting its investigation
procedures for odor com-
plaints.
On Dec. 17, TCEQ issued
an interoffice directive stat-
ing “all complaints received
regarding oil and gas ac-
tivities in the Barnett Shale
will be given an ‘Immediate
Response’ priority.”
TCEQ will now respond
to all complaints regarding
oil and gas activities within
12 hours. In the past, some
complaints could take up to
30 days before an investiga-
tor arrived at the scene.
“If we were to get a com-
plaint about a release, and
it was a small quantity re-
lease, we might be able to
respond within 30 days,”
said Tony Walker, director
of TCEQ’s DFW office. “But
if an unknown quantity was
released, we would make an
immediate response.
“Now, we will regard all
complaints as the latter.”
“This is a step in the right
direction,” said Calvin Till-
man, mayor of DISH, a
small town a couple of miles
east of Wise County regard-
ing the new priority given to
Barnett Shale complaints.
“Same day response on odors
will indeed help ... residents
on a daily basis. We can’t
lose sight, however, that
companies and regulators
need to prevent pollution in
the first place. I’m not going
to be totally satisfied until
the people of the Barnett
Shale stop smelling these
odors in the first place.”
TCEQ is also in the pro-
cess of conducting a wide-
spread investigation into
the oil and gas industry’s
role in air pollution in the
Barnett Shale area. A pre-
liminary report is expected
early this year.
The expedited investiga-
tions are expected to broad-
en TCEQ’s array of data.
“It’s still a part of data
gathering,” Walker said. “We
have already collected many
data points. We need addi-
tional data points. Our goal
is to be out there when there
is a release.”
TCEQ’s amped up inves-
tigations into Barnett Shale
related emissions is due at
least partly to a study com-
missioned by the city of
DISH with an independent
environmental engineering
and consulting firm. The
study, completed August
2009, found elevated levels
of carcinogens and neuro-
toxins in the air, including
benzene, xylene, carbon di-
sulfide, naphthalene and
other chemicals. The pollu-
tion was discovered within
close proximity to gas in-
dustry apparatus, such as
compression stations and
condensate tanks.
“There is a long road
ahead of us and broader ac-
tion across multiple agen-
cies is necessary to prevent
pollution from shale devel-
opment,” said Jennifer Gold-
man of Earthworks Oil and
Gas Accountability Project,
a non-profit focused on pro-
tecting communities from
pollutants related to min-
eral development. “Ensur-
ing same day odor response
and tracking of associated
health symptoms is critical,
and it is indeed a victory
for all residents living with
the impacts of the Barnett
Shale.”
Also TCEQ created a new
Web site last month devoted
strictly to Barnett Shale
activities. The address is
http://www.tceq.state.tx.us/
implementation/barnett-
shale.
The TCEQ complaint line
is (888) 777-3186.
!
E-mail Brandon at bev-
ans@wcmessenger.com.
TCEQ will respond
quickly to smell in
the Barnett Shale
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6A WISE COUNTY MESSENGER, Decatur, Texas, Sunday, January 3, 2010
OPINION
OUR VIEWS
OTHER VIEWS
YOUR VIEWS
Reader dares vandals
to strike again
Simple-minded people require simple pleasures
lest they fail to fully understand what they’re enjoy-
ing. Equally so, simple-minded, intellectually-chal-
lenged cowardly, pimply-faced, juvenile-delinquent
punks also need simple things to accomplish. Per-
haps like driving along a rural road in the dark when
no one can see their fun and games of using a ball
bat or similar instrument to trash mail boxes along
Old Denton Highway late at night.
I visualize them laughing and congratulating each
other for having bravely stalked, attacked and left in
their wake a string of destroyed formerly threatening
sinister aluminum things lurking by the roadside. I
have to wonder how much alcohol or methamphet-
amine was required for them to gather enough cour-
age to set out on their assault against aluminum that
was probably beer cans in a previous life. I’m suitably
impressed which is to say not at all.
One word of caution: perhaps you pea-brained,
dimwitted, bat-swinging delinquent punks saw the
viral video of a recent snowball fight, in many of
which over my 65+ years I’ve been a willing partici-
pant. However, these are different times and in that
particular snowball fight someone hit with a snow-
ball pulled a gun in self-defense; then suddenly there
were two guns drawn. Now I would never do that
over a mail box, but rest assured that somewhere in
this concealed carry state of Texas there is a gun-
By DAVE MCNEELY
The political paths of three for-
mer student leaders from Texas’
two main public universities have
crisscrossed for years. All three
have been on the political radar
since all were on the same state-
wide ballot in 1990.
Now, two face off March 2 for
the Republican nomination for
governor: U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey
Hutchison is trying to unseat Gov.
Rick Perry.
The third, Democratic former
state Comptroller John Sharp,
wants Hutchison’s Senate seat
– whenever it might be up for
election. Her seat is scheduled
election in 2012, but she could
resign sooner, which would cause
a special election.
Two of the trio are Aggies:
Sharp, a former student body
president, and Perry, a former yell
leader. Hutchison is what Aggies
would call a Teasip. She was a
cheerleader at The University of
Texas at Austin.
Each has held elective office for
at least two decades: Sharp, 20
years; Hutchison, almost 23; and
Perry almost 25.
All three were mem-
bers of the Texas House
of Representatives,
though none at the same
time.
Hutchison, 66, was
elected from Houston in
1972. She left the House
in 1976 to become vice-
chairman of the National
Transportation Safety
Board.
Sharp, 59, was elected to the
House from Victoria in 1978. He
served two terms, and then won
a special election after the death
of Sen. John Wilson of LaGrange.
In 1986, Sharp was elected to the
Texas Railroad Commission - the
first of the three to win statewide
office.
Perry, also 59, was elected to
the House in 1984 as a Demo-
crat, from Haskell. In 1989, Perry
switched to the Republican Party
to challenge populist Democratic
Agriculture Commissioner Jim
Hightower.
The1990 election was
the first time all were
on the same statewide
ballot.
Perry upset Hightower.
Sharp was elected comp-
troller. Hutchison was
elected treasurer – a job
later abolished.
In 1993, Hutchison
won a special election to
replace Democratic U.S.
Sen. Lloyd Bentsen, who Presi-
dent Bill Clinton had appointed
Secretary of the Treasury.
Hutchison had run after then-
Gov. Ann Richards named fellow
Democrat Bob Krueger to serve
until the special election.
Richards had offered Sharp
the appointment. Had he ac-
cepted, there might never have
been a Senator Hutchison. But
Sharp didn’t, and Hutchison beat
Krueger in a runoff by a 2-1 ratio.
The other time all three were
on the same ballot was 1994.
Each was re-elected: Sharp as
comptroller, Perry as agriculture
commissioner, and Hutchison to
the Senate.
Perry has never lost an election,
though he won the GOP nomina-
tion for agriculture commissioner
in 1990 in a runoff.
Hutchison has lost once – a
primary election runoff for a Dal-
las congressional seat in 1982, to
Steve Bartlett.
Sharp has lost twice: in 1998,
to Perry, for the open lieutenant
governor’s job; and in 2002, again
for the open lieutenant governor’s
job, to Republican David De-
whurst.
Although the 1998 Perry-Sharp
face-off was the only time any of
the three have run against each
other, Hutchison considered chal-
lenging Perry both in 2002 and
2006.
In 2002, Hutchison would not
have had to give up her Senate
seat to run, because she would
be two years into a six-year
term. Perry had become governor
not by election but by succeed-
ing predecessor George W. Bush
after he was elected president.
Nervous about Hutchison, Perry
spent much of his first legislative
session as governor in 2001 flying
around the state, trying to become
better known.
Hutchison was tempted, but
in Mid-March of 2001 said she
wouldn’t. She said “preoccupa-
tion” over her political plans had
become “a serious distraction to
the proper performance” of her
senatorial duties, and “should
end.”
Again in 2005, she explored
running for governor. But unlike
2002, Hutchison’s Senate seat was
up for election in 2006; if she ran
for governor, it would be goodbye
By BRIAN KNOX
The year 2009 “has been sent
to press,” to borrow a newsroom
phrase. It’s out of our hands and is
now ready to be looked at and re-
membered.
In this issue, we’ve shared some
of what we thought were our top
stories, memorable moments and
photos from the year, but some sto-
ries that stick in my mind are of
the more “unusual” kind.
I was covering James Franklin’s
trial last January when a seem-
ingly routine drug case turned into
something more dramatic. I had
left to go eat dinner while the jury
deliberated Franklin’s sentence af-
ter he was found guilty. I remem-
ber hearing something on the po-
lice radio in my car about a chase
headed toward Azle and making a
mental note that that was where
Franklin lived, but I didn’t think
more of it until later that evening
when I learned about what took
place at the courthouse.
It turns out Franklin left the
courthouse about two minutes be-
fore the jury returned a
verdict of probation (he
faced up to life in prison).
Police located Frank-
lin traveling south near
Boyd and began a pursuit.
Franklin’s family mem-
bers in the courtroom had
tried to call or text him to
tell him about the proba-
tion verdict. He apparently
never got the message. He
ended up ramming a police
vehicle was shocked with a stun
gun and arrested for aggravated
assault with a deadly weapon (for
ramming the police car), resisting
arrest and evading arrest.
The next day a joke was circulat-
ing around the courthouse. It fol-
lowed the script of an AT&T wire-
less phone commercial popular at
the time.
“Beep...Hi, (name’s) phone here.
(Name) can’t come to the phone
right now because he doesn’t have
(begin the pitch for the phone).”
The joke is always the
same. Either something
terribly unfortunate is
about to happen (such as
a guy blowing up a turkey
because he didn’t get the
call to thaw it first, or the
news crew who didn’t get
the call about the blast
zone being moved to the
spot where they are set-
ting up) or the person is
about to miss something
terribly important (like a Michael
Phelps fan missing the chance to
meet her hero who is just down
the street or the basketball fanatic
who missed his chance to go to an
NCAA basketball game).
The localized version of course
involved Franklin’s missed call
about receiving probation and
winding up in jail.
Another suspect who didn’t show
the best judgment was a Newark
man arrested for robbing a Haslet
bank while dressed like a wom-
an. We ran that story in Febru-
ary when the Wise County SWAT
team accompanied the Tarrant
County Sheriff’s Office in serving
a search warrant at Justin Frank
Meredith’s home, which led to his
arrest.
What I remember the most
about the story is the quote from
Sgt. Johnny Britton with the Wise
County Sheriff’s Office: “We took
the suspect into custody without
any problems. He was dressed as
a man today.”
Maybe the quote of the year.
Another head scratcher was the
story about the Paradise man who
decided to steal a fully loaded cat-
tle truck and then led police on a
cross-county chase that ended with
his arrest in October.
The case screamed for a creative
headline, and the “Bovine Crime”
was one of several we tossed about.
The suspect’s last name seemed to
be appropriate (or inappropriate,
depending on how you look at it)
since it is the same name as a breed
of dog known for herding livestock:
Collie. Nicholas Collie’s indictment
allowed us to use the probably nev-
er before printed headline of “Col-
lie indicted for cattle theft.”
The year ended on an “unusu-
al” note, although this time it did
not involve a criminal suspect
but rather a weather event. Wise
County enjoyed a white Christmas
for the first time in most people’s
memory. It created a beautiful
Christmas scene, unless of course
you were one of the unlucky motor-
ists who got stuck in ditches along
icy roads.
No doubt 2010 will have its
share of unusual stories, and we’ll
be here to share them with you.
!
Brian Knox is the editor of the
Wise County Messenger. E-mail
him at bknox@wcmessenger.com
2009: A year of odds at an end
KNOX
Perry, Sharp, Hutchison: Political lives intertwined
MCNEELY
Continued on page 9A
Continued on page 9A
WISE COUNTY MESSENGER, Decatur, Texas, Sunday, January 3, 2010 7A
SOME OF OUR FAVORITES THAT WERE NEVER PUBLISHED
Messenger photographer Joe Duty
makes it awfully difficult on an editor.
He takes so many great photos, it’s
hard to narrow it down to just one or
two to publish in the paper. (OK, so it’s
a good problem to have). We’ve taken
three popular community events and
provided you with photos that didn’t run
in the paper. Would you have made the
same choice?
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8A WISE COUNTY MESSENGER, Decatur, Texas, Sunday, January 3, 2010
LESS THAN A WEEK BEFORE CHRISTMAS,
tragedy consumed the community of Runaway
Bay.
On Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009, an unstoppable
blaze destroyed nine townhouses and left 27
people without homes.
The fire started at about 3 p.m. at Shoreside
Terrace Townhomes in the 100 block of Harbor
Drive. Seventeen fire departments responded,
but were unable to save the building containing
the units. However, they did prevent the fire from
spreading to nearby buildings.
Members of the Runaway Bay community
rallied in the days following to help the displaced,
who in some case lost everything they owned,
get back on their feet.
DECATUR HIGH SCHOOL WAS JOLTED by the death of a 16-year-old Chelsea Lunt in single-vehicle car
accident Jan. 21 while on her way to an early morning track practice.
Decatur police determined that Lunt’s texting while driving was the cause of the accident.
Her friends and classmates held a vigil the night of her death and the school hosted the Chelsea Lunt
Memorial volleyball game Aug. 18.
STORIES WE REMEMBER
Car Chase Leads To Officer’s
Death – 4,074
Chelsea Ann Lunt – 2,635
Sgt. Randy White Funeral
Procession – 1,950
Highway 380 Wreck – 1,802
Fatal Accident Hwy 287
– 1,730
Structure Collapse – 1,331
CR 4270 Wreck – 1,221
Wise County Reunion – 1,145
A Family’s Loss – 1,057
Major Accident in Rhome
– 968
Balsora Fire – 878
MOST WATCHED VIDEOS OF 2009
WISE COUNTY MESSENGER, Decatur, Texas, Sunday, January 3, 2010 9A
In May, school districts were
doing the swine flu shuffle. Concern
about the H1N1 virus caused
school districts to cancel classes
and reschedule extracurricular
activities.
The first school closings, Slidell
school district and Chico Elementary,
were announced April 30, but by
Monday, May 4, almost every campus
in Wise County was closed.
Only Prairie View Elementary in the
Northwest school district remained
open.
Schools were disinfected and most
campuses re-opened by Friday, May 8.
All sporting events were postponed,
pushing softball and track state
championships into June.
Many community events were
also canceled or rescheduled
including a pandemic flu outbreak
volunteer training exercise by the
Cities Readiness Initiative. This
move earned a “Bum Steer” award
by Texas Monthly magazine in its
January issue.
The virus began spreading
rampantly again in August resulting
in high absentee rates at schools
early in the year. Although campuses
did not close, administrators and
teachers encouraged cleanliness
and constant disinfection.
The newly developed swine flu
vaccine was available through local
healthcare providers beginning in
October, and Dr. Roger Leaton,
Wise County’s health officer,
recommended people get the vaccine
to protect against possible upcoming
outbreaks.
In early November he said, “Right
now, the H1N1 strain does not appear
to be more deadly than the regular
flu. We are just immunologically
immature to it, and hence, it is very
contagious. We know better now
that the virus does not seem to be
any worse than the regular flu.”
STORIES WE REMEMBER
YOUR VIEWS
carrying, night-prowling,
nut-case out there that
would elevate rural mail
box assault and battery to
a deadly level by taking a
shot should you present the
opportunity.
One of Wise County’s
finest, accompanied by an
equally courteous young
Explorer Scout drove out,
took pictures of my ter-
minally injured mail box
and created a case file.
Given the number of boxes
trashed you could be facing
a federal criminal record,
yes, destroying mail boxes
is a federal offense, should
you simple-minded perps
manage to get caught dur-
ing your acts of punk bra-
vado. This time the main
result of all your efforts
was a rush on mailboxes at
Wally World and shiny new
defenseless alloy targets
erected for you punks, if
you dare. “Come on down,”
somewhere there now ex-
ists a mail box equipped
with impact detectors and a
web cam or two waiting to
record your smiling dimwit
mugs complete with license
tag number to be delivered
to YouTube.
Ken Hughes
Decatur
Continued from page 6A
OTHER VIEWS
Perry, Sharp ...
to the Senate. Powerful Republican donors
asked her not to put them through an
expensive and divisive battle between two
of the party’s stars, when she could run in
2010 when Perry retired.
The senator said in late July of 2005
that she would seek re-election, and she
and Perry both kept their jobs in 2006.
But Perry didn’t retire. He declared in
April of 2008 that he’d run in 2010. Hutchi-
son, tired of waiting, kicked off her gover-
nor campaign in August of 2009.
Soon, we’ll find out where the paths of
these politicos go – whether Hutchison or
Perry or both, still hold elective office in
2011, and whether Sharp gets his Senate
shot before 2012.
!
Contact McNeely at davemcneely111@
gmail.com or (512) 458-2963.
Continued from page 6A
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10A WISE COUNTY MESSENGER, Decatur, Texas, Sunday, January 3, 2010
LIFESTYLE
NEW ARRIVALS
Austin Rhea Foreman
Dec. 7, 2009
Olan and Michelle Fore-
man of Decatur announce
the birth of a son, Austin
Rhea Foreman, born Dec. 7,
2009, at North Texas Com-
munity Hospital in Bridge-
port. He weighed 8 pounds,
4 ounces and was 20 1/2
inches long.
Grandparents are Marsha
and Jimmy Foreman and
Gary and Norma Thayer,
all of Decatur. Great-grand-
parents are Olan and Char-
lene Eakman of Decatur,
Jackie and Janice Phillips
of Bridgeport and Gwen
Thayer of Minnesota. Great-
great-grandparent is Vivian
North of Decatur.
Alexa Vanessa
Rodriguez
Dec. 23, 2009
Maria Guadalupe Matado
and Daniel Rodriguez of
Newark announce the birth
of a daughter, Alexa Van-
essa Rodriguez, born Dec.
23, 2009, at Wise Regional
Health System in Decatur.
She weighed 6 pounds and
was 18 1/2 inches long.
Grandparents are Socorro
Puentes, Nicolas Rodriguez,
Ana Isabel Cruz and Miguel
Matado.
Stetson Lane Davis
Dec. 22, 2009
Jeremy and Jessica Davis
of Bridgeport announce the
birth of a son, Stetson Lane,
born Dec. 22, 2009, at Wise
Regional Health System
in Decatur. He weighed 8
pounds and was 19 1/2 inch-
es long.
Grandparents are Rose
and Travis Frantham of
Bridgeport and Roy and
Wanda Davis of Cleburne.
Skyla Rosalia Ordonez
Dec. 26, 2009
Ana and Armando Or-
donez of Alvord announce
the birth of a daughter,
Skyla Rosalia Ordonez,
born Dec. 26, 2009, at Wise
Regional Health System
in Decatur. She weighed 7
pounds, 9 ounces and was
18 inches long.
She has two brothers, Ar-
mando, 5, and Gerardo Or-
donez, 4.
Marely Rodriguez
Dec. 21, 2009
Benita Lopez and Angel
Rodriguez of Bridgeport an-
nounce the birth of a daugh-
ter, Marely Rodriguez, born
Dec. 21, 2009, at North Tex-
as Community Hospital in
Bridgeport. She weighed 6
pounds, 12 ounces and was
19 inches long.
She has a brother, Edgar
Rodriguez, 8, and a sister,
Nayelly Ibarra, 10.
Grandparents are Othon
Lopez, Maria Guadalupe
Ortiz, Benito Rodriguez and
Maria Rodriguez.
By ANNETTE BRIDGES
The New Year is fast approach-
ing. A Facebook friend recently
commented, “I’ll be happy to see
2009 in my rearview mirror.” I sus-
pect she is not the only one who
feels this way.
Yet even though some may be
ready for their year to end, others
are having some trepidation about
the New Year and the changes it
promises.
New beginnings sometimes
bring both an excitement and an
uncertainty. And sometimes the
uncertainty leads to fear that can
thwart our forward momentum
and progress.
Indeed, fear can freeze us in our
tracks and stop us from making
decisions and taking steps that are
good for us. Perhaps we’re afraid
of making the same mistakes we
made last year. Or perhaps we’re
simply not sure which next step
is the best one to take. So we do
nothing.
There’s a song that
often comes to my mind
when I think about mak-
ing a new beginning.
It’s based upon an Old
Testament story. (Genesis
Chapter 26)
Once upon a time Isaac
and his wife Rebekah
were forced to move
several times. Moving in
those days meant dig-
ging a new well of water each time
in their new habitat. Again and
again, they settled in a location
where they were unwelcomed. And
their “enemy” filled their well with
dirt in an attempt to make them
move.
And so they would. Isaac and his
family would simply pick up camp
and move to a new place and dig
another well.
Paul Overstreet wrote
a song about “Ike” – as
he calls him – titled “Dig
another well.” The chorus
pretty much sums up his
main point and why this
song has often come to
my mind when thinking
about making a new start.
“So when the rains
don’t fall and the crops all
fail,
And the cows ain’t put-
tin’ any milk in the pail,
Don’t sit around waitin’ for a
check in the mail,
Just pick up the shovel and dig
another well,
Pick up the shovel and dig an-
other well.”
The solution is pretty simple,
my friends. So you need to start
over somewhere? Things have not
worked out where you are now?
Don’t hesitate. Don’t sit around in
dismay and disappointment. Don’t
ruminate over what could have
been. “Just pick up the shovel and
dig another well.”
I love this advice, and there have
been many times when I’ve had to
give heed to it.
And here’s the good news. Every
time Isaac’s servants dug a new
well, they found water. And so will
we all when we begin anew. There
will always be new opportunities
and possibilities available to us.
New ideas and discoveries await
everyone who takes on a new
adventure.
Recognize that God’s wisdom
and care is at work in your life.
Affirm that God wants only good
for His children. Acknowledge His
presence and power as the guiding
influence each day -- each moment
-- of your life today and tomorrow.
Trust His direction to lead you
to the perfect home, job, relation-
ship. The promise of 2010 brings a
happy anticipation. This is a time
to rejoice. We can expect a better
year.
So come on in New Year. We’re
ready for you.
!
Annette Bridges is a freelance
writer who lives on a north Texas
ranch with her husband, John. Her
columns are published weekly on
United Press International’s Reli-
gionAndSpirituality.com, Exam-
iner.com and numerous other Web
sites and newspapers. Visit her Web
site and participate in her blog at
www.annettebridges.com and send
her an e-mail at annettebridges@
gmail.com
Here comes the New Year
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Divorces – 236
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Births – 702*
Deaths – 381*
* as of Dec. 17
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WISE COUNTY MESSENGER, Decatur, Texas, Sunday, January 3, 2010 11A
SPORTS
Panthers, Jackets tip off 9-2A action
By RICHARD GREENE
After a month and a half of non-district
action, the Boyd Yellowjackets and Paradise
Panthers will start the battle for basket-
ball playoff spots in District 9-2A Saturday
night.
The two rivals will play their varsity boys
league openers at Boyd High School Gym at
approximately 8 p.m.
Boyd and Paradise enter district play af-
ter having near opposite results in the pre-
season. Boyd was 9-3 going into the final
round of the Fort Worth Castleberry Tour-
nament Wednesday. Paradise wrapped up
non-district play Wednesday with a narrow
loss to Saint Jo to drop to 3-14.
Both teams realize Saturday is the start
of a new season.
“We’re looking forward to getting to that
point of the season,” said Paradise coach
Lynn Cook. “All the non-district games
are building up this. Now the real games
start.”
Paradise has been led by Alex Hamby,
who is averaging 11 points per game. Logan
Bailey is adding eight points per game.
Turnovers and a lack of consistency on
the offensive end of the floor have plagued
the Panthers. Cook said the team must turn
that around to be competitive in district
play.
“We have to cut down our turnovers,” Cook
said. “Goods things happen when we get the
ball down to the baseline. Getting it to the
other end can be an adventure.”
With a deep bench and a quick athletic
team, Boyd has been able to force the tempo
and keep the pressure on teams throughout
non-district play. Boyd coach Oscar Her-
nandez said defense is the key to the Yel-
lowjackets’ success.
“We have to play solid defense for four
quarters,” Hernandez said. “We also have to
rebound the ball and keep teams to just one
shot.”
Hernandez said Boyd struggled rebound-
ing against a taller team in a loss to Boswell
Tuesday at the Castleberry tournament.
Offensively, Boyd is led by Junior Whatley.
The point guard poured in 21 points against
Fort Worth Northside at the tournament.
League rivals begin battling for playoff spots
By RICHARD GREENE
The Paradise Panthers found
their offense in the fourth quarter
to get back in the game, but lost it
again with a chance to steal a vic-
tory against the Saint Jo Panthers
in varsity basketball.
Trailing by one, Paradise could
not take advantage of eight missed
free throws by Saint Jo in the final
minute, falling 37-36 at Paradise
High School Wednesday after-
noon.
“They kept doing their part by
missing the free throws, but we
couldn’t do ours,” said Paradise
coach Lynn Cook.
The loss sends Paradise into the
start of District 9-2A play Satur-
day against Boyd with a 3-14 re-
cord.
“It’d been nice [to win] to give
us a boost,” said Paradise forward
Alex Hamby.
Paradise also lost a chance
for a two-game winning streak.
Paradise took down Bellevue 59-
27 Tuesday in a game scheduled
after the Henrietta Tournament
was canceled because of inclement
weather.
“We had a good game yesterday
and I thought we’d carry that on
today,” Cook said.
Through three quarters, Para-
dise could not get its offense going.
Paradise struggled against Saint
Jo’s zone defense, scoring just 18
points through three frames. Para-
dise was 7-for-25 from the field go-
ing into the fourth quarter.
“They do a good job in the zone,”
Cook said. “This is the second time
we played them. Last time, they
beat us in overtime and a lot of
that was how they play in their
zone. They take away a lot that we
like to do.”
Paradise trailed by 10, 28-18, go-
ing into the fourth quarter. Logan
Bailey then got the Paradise of-
fense on track hitting a 3-pointer.
Bailey finished with six points.
Bailey’s trey started a 13-2 Para-
dise run. Paradise took its first lead
of the game with 5:09 left on a pair
of free throws by Hamby. Hamby
led Paradise with 12 points.
The teams exchanged the lead
until Saint Jo’s Joey Lindenborn
hit a shot inside to put his team in
the lead with 3:14 left. Lindenborn
finished with nine points.
Saint Jo took a 37-33 lead on
Lindenborn’s free throw with 1:11
left. Hamby brought Paradise back
within one, 37-36, with a 3-pointer
on the next possession.
Paradise began fouling with 55
seconds left to keep Saint Jo from
draining the rest of the clock. Saint
Jo could not make Paradise pay
at the line, missing a pair of free
throws on four separate trips to
the line. Paradise did not capital-
ize, committing two turnovers. A
final shot by Bailey in the closing
seconds missed the mark, allowing
Saint Jo to escape with the win.
Paradise misses late chances in loss
Panthers can’t capitalize on eight missed Saint Jo free throws in final minute
Messenger photo by Richard Greene
FADING AWAY — Paradise’s Braiden Black fades away from Saint Jo’s William Phillips to attempt a shot during the Panthers’ narrow 37-36 loss Wednesday afternoon.
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12A WISE COUNTY MESSENGER, Decatur, Texas, Sunday, January 3, 2010
SPORTS
By RICHARD GREENE
Bringing some of the snow falling
outside into Bridgeport High School
Gym Tuesday night may have been
the only way the Decatur Eagles could
have cooled down the Graham Steers’
Nathan Harbour in the second half.
Harbour poured in 26 of his game-
high 33 points to spur Graham’s come-
back in a 77-72 victory in the semifi-
nals of the Bridgeport Invitational
varsity basketball tournament.
Decatur coach Roger Brown acknowl-
edged that his team had no answer for
slowing Harbour.
“Like I told the guys as a coaching
staff we will look in the mirror and
see how we could have helped them,”
Brown said. “I’m proud of the guys.
They played really well for three quar-
ters. I wish it would have turned out a
little different. We’ll take this experi-
ence and learn from it.”
Four Decatur players finished in
double figures led by Ross Walker with
20 points. Austin Lamirand and Kyle
Durdon each finished with 16. Nick
Linder added 14.
While Harbour did the bulk of the
damage in the second half, the entire
Graham team got hot. Graham poured
in 49 points after halftime. Two oth-
er Steers finished in double figures
— Brittan Stucky with 23 and Ethan
Hiser with 13.
Graham went 9-for-11 from the floor
in the fourth quarter as it charged
ahead 63-62 with 4:19 left in the game
on a steal and layup by Harbour. That
was one of six Decatur turnovers in
the final frame.
“I think their athletic ability got us,”
the Decatur coach said.
The Harbour steal started a 9-2 for
Graham as it took a 71-64 lead. Deca-
tur closed back within four, 74-70, on a
Walker shot with 20 seconds left. But
the Eagles could not get a steal and
had to send Harbour to the free-throw
line, where he hit a pair of free throws
to seal the win.
Decatur grabbed the lead in the first
half and led by nine, 37-28, at half-
time. Lamirand hit three free throws
with less than a second left in second
quarter.
Back-to-back 3-pointers by Lami-
rand and Durdon gave Decatur its
largest lead, 52-40, with three minutes
left in third quarter. Harbour then
started the Graham comeback with a
pair of free throws. Graham closed the
third quarter on an 11-5 run.
On a Durdon 3-pointer with 6:30 left,
Decatur built the lead back to nine, 62-
53. It would be Decatur’s final points
for three minutes as Graham went on
a 12-0 run to take the lead.
By RICHARD GREENE
The Decatur Eagles var-
sity made Nick Linder the
centerpiece of its gameplan
early in Wednesday night’s
third-place game with Fort
Worth Diamond Hill at the
Bridgeport Basketball Tour-
nament.
The senior center did not
disappoint, hitting his first
three shots on the way to
scoring 22 points and pull-
ing down eight rebounds in
Decatur’s 61-32 victory.
“We knew they weren’t
very big after playing them
before,” said Linder. “Coach
wanted us to run the floor
and get the ball inside.”
Decatur coach Roger
Brown said Linder contin-
ues to improve and become a
force for the Eagles inside.
“As good of a basketball
player as he is, he’s a better
person,” Brown said. “He’s
got a great work ethic and is
a big part of this team.
“We talked before the
game that Nick had a big
game and hurt them last
time and we were going
to go inside to him. He at-
tacked the bucket.”
With the victory, Decatur
finished the tournament 2-
1 and was able to rebound
from a disappointing 77-72
loss Tuesday night to Gra-
ham. Brown said the tour-
nament was a success for
his Eagles.
“This was a really good
week,” Brown said. “We got
to practice twice Monday
and had two games Tues-
day. We’re starting to get our
legs back under us after the
break.”
Linder said the team was
glad to get the win after los-
ing a 12-point second-half
lead against Graham the
previous night.
“This was good especially
after last night when we
had a hard game,” Linder
said. “We learned the most
from that. We had to keep
our heads up and come out
the next day.”
Before Linder took over
midway through the first
quarter, Kyle Durdon and
Austin Lamirand buried 3-
pointers to help Decatur off
to a fast start. Linder scored
Decatur’s next seven points,
including a 3-point play to
push the lead to 13-2. Deca-
tur led 16-8 at the end of the
first quarter.
Decatur turned up its de-
fense in the second quarter,
limiting Diamond Hill to
just five shot attempts and
forcing six turnovers during
a 20-8 run. Decatur forced
16 turnovers in the game
and held Diamond Hill to 31
percent shooting, 13-for-41.
“We played good defense,”
Brown said. “That’s the ba-
sis of our program, playing
good defense.”
Trey Hale hit a pair of free
throws with 43 seconds left
in the first half to give Deca-
tur a 20-point halftime lead
at 36-16.
Brown mixed in his bench
throughout the second half
as Decatur continued to pull
away. Decatur took a 30-
point lead with 1:58 left in
the third quarter on Bryan
Redwine’s basket.
Decatur took its largest
lead of 37 points, 60-23, af-
ter Hale hit a free throw to
complete a 3-point play with
3:52 left. He finished with
six points.
Eagles fly to third place at tourney
Bulls can’t beat
Holliday rush
Messenger photo by Joe Duty
ALL OUT — Decatur’s Trey Hale dives for a ball against Springtown in the opening game of the Bridgeport Tournament.
Decatur took third in the holiday event.
Harbour spurs Steers past Decatur
Linder scores 22
to lead Decatur
to victory
By RICHARD GREENE
The Bridgeport Bulls
varsity could not measure
up to the taller Holliday
Eagles Wednesday in the
consolation finals of the
Bridgeport Tournament.
Behind Conner Mills and
Colton Englishbee, Hol-
liday exploited its height
advantage in a 68-39 win
over the Bulls at Bridge-
port High School.
Englishbee scored 21,
and Mills added 20 for Hol-
liday.
Bridgeport, which also
played earlier Wednesday,
was without two starters
against Holliday.
“We didn’t have any legs
left after playing in the
morning,” said Bridgeport
basketball coach Brandt
Lockhart. “They had a lot
of size and that hurt us.
“I saw some good things
this morning. If we can do
that, we can be competitive
in the district. We’ve got to
be more consistent.”
Bridgeport stayed with
Holliday in the first quar-
ter, trailing by four, 17-13.
Englishbee hit shots in-
side on back-to-back pos-
sessions to start a 10-0 run
for Holliday at the begin-
ning of the second quarter.
He scored eight in the quar-
ter as Holliday outscored
Bridgeport 20-4. Holliday
owned a 37-17 lead at the
break.
Holliday continued to pull
away in the third quarter,
building a 31-point edge,
54-23.
Bridgeport was able
to get within 21 early in
fourth quarter after back-
to-back 3-pointers from
Jason Mitchell and Dillon
Lingo.
Mitchell poured in 12
points, and Lingo added 10
for the game.
“Mitchell and Lingo both
had good tournaments for
us,” Lockhart said.
Holliday ended the game
on a 14-6 run.
Messenger photo Richard Greene
TIGHT SPOT — Bridgeport’s Dillon Lingo attempts a shot between defenders during the
Bulls’ loss to Holliday Wednesday.
Eagles use height to soar to win
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WISE COUNTY MESSENGER, Decatur, Texas, Sunday, January 3, 2010 13A
Virgil ‘Sonny’ Loyd
1941-2010
Funeral for Virgil “Sonny”
Loyd, 68, of Decatur was
Dec. 31 at Coker-Hawkins
Funeral Home Chapel with
Dr. Bill Hughes and the
Rev. Glen Kersey officiating.
Burial followed at Bethel
Cemetery.
Loyd died Tuesday, Dec.
29, 2009, in Decatur.
Born Jan. 10, 1941, in De-
catur to Virgil and Myrtle
Rosenburg Loyd Sr., he was
a truck driver. He married
Marjorie Reynolds May 30,
1961. Loyd served in the
U.S. Army and was a mem-
ber of Bell Baptist Church
in Decatur.
He was preceded in death
by a brother, J.T. Loyd; and
sisters, Melba Raye Schro-
eder and Mary Lou Mc-
Candless.
He is survived by his wife;
son, Lawrence “Larry” Loyd
of Decatur; granddaughter,
Shallie Tierce and husband,
Logan, of Cottondale; great-
grandson, Trapper Tierce;
brother, Billy Gene Grundy
and wife, Renna, of Decatur;
and sisters, Mildred Cau-
then and husband, Weldon,
of Decatur, Martha Lindsay
and husband, Jack, of Okla-
homa City, Alice Lawson and
husband, Butch, of Runaway
Bay and Kay Davis and hus-
band, James, of Slidell.
Pallbearers were Wendell
Cauthen, Don Brown, Sam
Britt, Bill C. Kersey, Shane
Brown and Weldon Cau-
then.
Wise County Messenger,
January 3, 2010
VIRGIL LOYD
James Miller
1936-2010
Funeral for James Miller,
73, of Rhome was Dec. 31, at
Christian-Hawkins Chapel
with the Rev. Ruby Helton
officiating.
Miller died Tuesday, Dec.
29, 2009, in Decatur.
Born Jan. 2, 1936, in Choc-
taw County, Miss., to Wesley
Albert and Velma (Goss)
Miller, he married Ema
Jane Green Aug. 9, 1958, in
Weatherford.
He was preceded in death
by a brother, Loyd Miller.
He is survived by his wife;
daughters, Barbara Ann
Lopez of Runaway Bay and
Brenda Sue Sharlow and
husband, Steven, of Rhome
and Lisa Gail Davis and
husband, Paul, all of Rhome;
five grandchildren; four
great-grandchildren; and
brother Ben Franklin Miller
of Tolar.
Pallbearers were Donald
Carter, Jerry Green, Jessie
Martinez, Eddie Miller, Jim-
my Miller and Pete Broom-
hall.
Wise County Messenger, Jan. 3, 2010
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on the March primary election ballot, Monday, Jan.
4, is the deadline. Candidates should file with their
county party chairperson.
JURY CANCELED — A jury scheduled to meet at
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REPUBLICAN MEETING — The Wise Republican
Women’s TFRW organization and the Wise County
Republican Party meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan.
11, in the second floor courtroom at the Wise
County Courthouse in Decatur. All Republican
candidates have been invited to give a two to three
minute presentation of their campaign points.
ALUMNI MEETING — The Decatur Citizens Police
Academy Alumni Association meets at 6:30 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 11, at the Decatur Visitors Center.
STOCK SHOW TICKETS — Decatur Night at the Fort
Worth Stock Show Rodeo is 7:30 p.m. Saturday,
Feb. 6. Tickets are $22 each and are available
at the chamber office until Jan. 11. For more
information call the chamber office at (940) 627-
3107.
RELAY MEETING — The Relay for Life Committee
meets at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11, at the Wise
County Sheriff’s Office Courtroom. A team captain
meeting will follow at 6:30.
HABITAT ORIENTATION — Trinity Habitat for
Humanity will have homeowner orientations at 10
a.m. Saturdays Jan. 16, Feb. 13 and March 13 at
the Newark Public Library, 209 Hudson St.
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14A WISE COUNTY MESSENGER, Decatur, Texas, Sunday, January 3, 2010
STORIES WE REMEMBER
Wise County was plagued with unusual fatal accidents in
2009. A number of tragic events left surviving friends and
family members with heavy hearts and asking the inevitable
question, “why?”
During the early morning hours of Feb. 7, Rowdy Robles,
15, of Aurora was impaled when he attempted to climb over a
wrought iron fence at a home in the Aurora Vista subdivision.
He fell on the pointed finial at the top of one of the fence posts
and perforated his femoral artery, according to the autopsy
report.
The first week of school was marred by the death of Leslie
Denison, 17, of Bridgeport. She was killed when an awning
collapsed on her and her friend and cross country teammate,
Becca Logan, in downtown Bridgeport. The girls were jogging
on the sidewalk along Halsell Street on Aug. 25 when the
accident happened in front of Club Barbell. Logan, 17, survived
the accident but suffered deep lacerations to her face. She is
a senior at Bridgeport High School.
Members of Trinity Baptist Church in Boyd were shocked
and saddened when their pastor, Robert Worley, 73, and his
wife, Jerry, 74, were found Sept. 20 unconscious in their home
due to carbon monoxide poisoning. The carbon monoxide came
from a running car closed up in the garage, and the home’s air
conditioner most likely pulled the toxic gas into the house.
Robert was pronounced dead at Wise Regional Health
System in Decatur the same day, and Jerry died the next day
at Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth.
Four-year-old Logan Moody of Chico was killed Oct. 3 in a
tragic accident when he was run over by a passenger car.
According to the investigation, Moody and his older sister were
playing in a passenger truck parked in front of their home.
Investigators assumed the kids disengaged the emergency
brake while playing, then jumped out of the truck when it
began to roll.
Headline – times read
Teen killed in collapse
– 12,532
School mourns loss of
student athlete – 9,620
Texting is apparent cause of
teen’s wreck – 4,473
Teacher arrested:
Case involves possible
“inappropriate relationship”
with student – 3,944
Student arrested for sexual
assault – 3,650
Teen’s death ruled
accidental – 3,260
Crash kills Bridgeport officer
Randy White – 3,223
Keating, jailers turn
themselves in following
indictments – 3,183
Officers search for clues in 2
deaths – 3,007
Two injured in shooting
– 2,836
Chelsea Ann Lunt 1992-
2009: Friends recall Lunt’s
sense of humor – 2,794
Man arrested after shooting
– 2,637
Woman regrets robbery hoax
– 2,377
Mom pleads guilty to murder
– 2,347
Details emerge in brothers
deaths – 2,277
Child killed in accident
– 2,197
7 arrested in drug bust
– 2,124
Hot Skillet closing Sunday
– 2,121
Body found in New Fairview
identified as Bridgeport man
– 2,063
Shooting appears accidental
– 2,057
Well not welcome – 2,040
MOST READ
ONLINE NEWS
STORIES
OF 2009
TRAGEDY — Wise County Justice of the Peace Terri Johnson, Sheriff David Walker, Sgt. Johnny Britton and Texas
Ranger Jim Holland follow the trail of blood left by 15-year-old Rowdy Robles on Feb. 7 after he injured himself on a
fence outside a home in Aurora.
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WISE COUNTY MESSENGER, Decatur, Texas, Sunday, January 3, 2010 15A
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Decatur
1606 W. Bus. 380
940-627-3080
Rhome
817-638-5100
Bridgeport
192 W. Hwy. 380
940-683-3080
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Decatur- Beautiful town home, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 2 car garage with upscale
feel makes this home a must see. HOA maintains front yard and small private
backyard features a privacy fence and patio. High ceilings and an excellent floor
plan.
Decatur – Looking for the perfect 3 bedroom, 2 bath, brick home with a beautiful pool in a nice neighbor-
hood of Decatur that is affordable? HERE IT IS! Plenty of room inside and out for entertaining with this
home. The pool also features a freeze guard for winter use, and a solar cover to extend the use of the pool
into spring. Large kitchen with plenty of cabinets, countertops, and great appliances. Split bedrooms.
Paradise- REDUCEDAGAIN! This country custom home on almost 5 acres has all the
amenities you are looking for: large master suite with large bath, separate shower, jetted
tub, parent retreat/office off master, 2 AC units, energy saving features everywhere, formal
dining. Might be up to 6 bedrooms when finished out completely, all on paved roads.
HOMES
Runaway Bay- Resort area white stone &brick home on beautiful golf course. Tall ceilings accent this 4 bedroom, 2 bath home with double
fireplace complimenting the vaulted living area and master bedroom. French doors lead off the master and adjoining extra bedroomto a scenic split
level deck overlooking a beautiful pond on the 8th green of the golf course. Silestone countertops in kitchen. Extra bedroomwould make an excellent
nursery or office.
Paradise- Come to Paradise! Great location-secluded yet close to major highway and easy access to Metroplex. 3 bedroom, 2 bath and cozy living
area with wood floors. Attached sun roomoverlooks beautiful in ground pool for summer enjoyment. 3rd living area could be an office, study or 4th
bedroom. Beautiful landscaping, wooden deck and 20x30 shop complete this great property. You don’t want to miss this!
Bridgeport- Alot of potential in the 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home. 2 living areas, wood burning fireplace, indoor gas grill, wet bar, gas heat, solid wood
ext door, and large back yard are only some of the amenities. Home needs paint and floor covering.
LOTS/ACREAGE
Paradise-. Developers Dream! This property would make a wonderful subdivision. Beautiful 23.6 acres available with easy access to Hwy
114. Topography is varied. Awesome views, privacy and a tank. All this in prestigious Paradise ISD.
Decatur- Rolling 29 acres in Wise County. Both dry and live creeks. Mature oak trees and open pastures make this a rare find for the price.
There is also an additional 25 acres
COMMERCIAL
Decatur-Commercial property opportunity! Own .64 acres of land on Hwy Bus 380 less than 1 mile west of Lowe’s and other major
businesses in Decatur. Close to 150 feet of road frontage. Residence could be converted into office for your business. Zoned C1 commercial.
Seller will consider all reasonable offers!
Bridgeport- This is a versatile building. Can be a convenience store, restaurant, office, shop, or can be easily made into a residence with
ease that would give large living area, 2 bedroom and garage or large room. Very nice building and very adjustable.
Don't make a move without Parker Properties. Call today for any of your real estate needs.
1705 S. FM 51, Suite #104 • Decatur, TX
940-627-9040
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Nani
Brashears
940-577-1452
NANI’S
ALVORD- Warm and welcome, ready for family to move in and enjoy this 3 bedroom, 2 bath
home. Large corner lot with large shaded trees, neat and clean. Priced to sell at $114,500
FOURPLEX AND DUPLEX for sale. Just 3 years old!!!
DECATUR- Build your dream home on these 3 out of 5+ acre lots. Mature trees, running
creek, restricted. Just about 1 mile away from city limit.
DECATUR- 2.5 acres. Custom home nestled in the oak and cedar trees. Peace and quiet.
Outside city limit.
DECATUR- Upscale neighborhood town home. 3/2/2 for sale or lease.
LOTS AVAILABLE IN ALVORD AND DECATUR AREA
CeCe Lisby
940-399-9141
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RANDY W. PARKER-OWNER/BROKER
LISA CARAWAY, MANAGING PARTNER/REALTOR
940-393-2476
New Listings and New Agents Always Welcome!
John Lanier
940-627-9714
jrlanier@gmail.com
Lisa G. Caraway,
940-393-2476
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NANI BREASHEARS
940-577-1452
KATHY FISHER
940-393-5336
MELISSA BAILEY
940-393-5464
Sherry
Layton
940-399-8246
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@embarqmail.com
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REDUCED$35,000 FORIMMEDIATE SALE!
YOU’LL LOVE THIS ONE! Beautiful 4/2.5/2 on 1.69 acres. 2
living areas, breakfast nook, dining, 9 x15 deck overlooks pool
and creek. New flooring. Fresh paint in and out. Bay windows,
solar screens, Oak trees, 70’ tall. Pecan trees along creek. Foot
bridge, ATV trail. $199,900
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817-996-3202
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817-996-3202
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CECE LISBY
940-399-9141
SHERRY LAYTON
940-399-8246
JOHN LANIER
940-627-9714
JIM VANCE
940-627-5358
JAMIE K. LEE
940-577-2402
ARELI RODRIGUES
940-399-3015
Roof top above the rest!
Immaculate home has great
elevation in newer subdivision!
Open floor plan, ample kitchen
with walk-in pantry, office or
formal living, split bedrooms,
master jetted tub. Expanded living
outside on covered patio with
fireplace. Large 2 acre lot will
allow room for shop or barn.
129 Heritage Parkway West
$234,900
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WISE
2009
A MUST SEE! 3/2/2 home on almost 3 acres. Great location!
GREAT INVESTMENT PROPERTY! 3/1 with WBFP, 28 X 44
open shop, near downtown.
REDUCED! 3/2/2 in good neighborhood with WBFP. Call for
details.
REDUCED! 30 ACRES, beautiful land in Paradise. Only $5,700/
acre.
Visit our website for a complete list: www.parkerpropertiestexas.com
SUSAN ANDERSON
817-821-6659
Tudor Style with rock and
stone exterior. Great island
kitchen with loads of storage plus
many upgrades and cooling in
ground pool. Cut your mowing
bills in half. Beautiful hardwood
floors, arched columns. Master
with separate dressing areas
and closets. Veranda has lush
landscaping with water features,
salt water volleyball pool and
sports court! 1616 Thousand Oaks
$329,900
JODY ADAMS
940-389-3702
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GOOD BUYS! IF JOBS ARE SHORT CREATEYOUR OWN JOB
16 ACRESWITH OVER 700 FEET OF HIGHWAY FRONTAGE ON HWY 380. This would
make a good spot for several types of business. Hard to beat this price of $350,000.
SHOPPING STRIP in Bridgeport on 16th Street. Only $250,000.
RUNAWAY BAY ON HIGHWAY 380. JUST THE RIGHT SPOT FOR A HOTEL ON THE
WATERFRONT, WHOWOULDN T LIKE A PLACE LIKE THATTO STAY? Golfing, fishing,
water skiing $395,000.
WANTTOWEEK- END ON THE LAKE? Here is the place on the west shoreline of Lake
Bridgeport with a sandy beach and small mobile. $69,000.
WE HAVEWATERFRONT, GOLF COURSE AND VIEW BUILDING LOT
Serving Wise County and Texas for over 30 years!
We are located at Runaway Bay on Beautiful Lake Bridgeport.
Waterfront • Golf Course • Commercial • Lots Acreage • Homes
Billie Horn
Home 940-575-2172
Cell 940-393-1425
Cindy (Horn) Angell
Home 940-575-4375
Cell 940-393-1717
Hugh (Mac) McCrary
Home 940-575-4922
Cell 940-393-1375
Acreage
2 VERY NICE LOTS
close to Decatur, trees and electric.
5 acres, $65,000. 5.5 acres,
$72,500. (940)393-8740.
Sun Set Realty - Jim Boyd,
Associate
940-845-2120
• S of Decatur - 1.29 acres. Older 2
story. Needs repairs. $80,000
• N of Alvord - 16.41 acres. Prime
Hwy 287 frontage & 2 CR frontage.
Shop, well. $250,000
• Sunset 26+/- acres, new stock tank
$5,500 acre. Owner Finance.
• W of Sunset 185 acres, large brick
home overlooking bottom land.
Beautiful place, call for details.
• Alvord ISD - 4.71 acres, no mobiles
$9,000/acre
• W of Park Springs 72.82 acres,
older brick, needs repair. Nice truck
shop. $3,950 per acre
• South of Bowie 71 acres, good
recreational place, hunt, fish, run
cattle or horses. $3,500 per acre
• Sunset Hwy 101 30x40 commercial
building. Good business or makes a
nice home. $69,500
• Sunset 167 acres, good cattle &
horse place, 40x40 building, stock
tank, well & septic. $2,995 per acre
• Alvord 8 acres, heavily wooded
area. $60,000
• Alvord 62 acres, good location, 3
tanks, beautiful building site. $4,750
per acre
• Rhome 192 acres, lots of
improvements, Trinity River frontage,
$2.3 mil.
• 31 Acres South of Boyd on FM 730
on Trinity River $7,500/acre Seller
Motivated
• Alvord 13.05 acres, 1/2 minerals
$6,500 per acre
• Sunset Older fixer upper, 2 lots
$12,500
PENDING
PENDING
40 acres located on CR1785 (Park
Springs) Wise County. Coastal,
stock tank, paved county road.
Owner f i nanci ng avai l abl e.
$200,000. Call (940)872-3804.
OWNER FINANCE
2 acre lot in nice subdivision. Deca-
tur ISD. $1,500/down. $320/month.
(817)846-5997.
Homes
32 ACRE AG EXEMPT RANCH
w/TWO full homes. Fenced w/multi-
ple ponds, garages, barns, outbuild-
ings. Low taxes. Nicely updated.
$399,999. Buy Wise Real Estate,
(940)399-3900.
Sharon Blessing, Agent
940-577-2488 • 940-627-4427
Marilyn Gokey, Agent
817-929-5910
104 N. Trinity • Decatur, TX 76234
“Located on the historic Courthouse Square”
Decatur: Spacious 3/2.5/2 home, 2,147 sq. ft.,
double lot with side entry garage, den/office,
hot tub, covered patio. Great home in desirable
location, close to schools & shopping. $199,500
HURRY Take Advantage of Tax Credit & Low
Interest Rates!!!
DECATUR: Very nice 4/2 brick/rock home on 13+
fenced acres. Lighted arena, barns, shop w/apart-
ment, stock tank, sandy soil, coastal and more!
324 CR 4280
PARADISE: 3/1 farmhouse on 6 acres, fenced,
storage, beautiful sunsets, AG exempt. Ready for
horses! 1154 School House Rd.
DECATUR: Custombrick 3/2/2 on corner lot, very
well maintained. Ready for your family. In desirable
neighborhood, easy access to everything in town.
Reduced! 1710 Oak Meadow
DECATUR: Commercial lot includes metal building
&storage. Lots of visibility and high traffic count.
706 WWalnut. Great location for your business!
DECATUR: Great starter home or investment
property. Enjoy this comfy home w/ gorgeous Texas
landscaping. 3/1, newroof. 306 W. Hale St. Reduced
to $79,999
DECATUR: 32 acres East of town on paved road.
Partially fenced, grasslands with lots of quiet. $8,000
per acre CR4511
PARADISE: 2.5 acres on paved road, co-op water,
electric, pipe fencing. Thompson Rd.
OWNER FINANCE/LEASE OPTION
Decatur, new custom home on 2
acres. Low down, $0 closing, great
rates. All credit considered.
(817)846-5997.
RUNAWAY BAY
626 Halfmoon Way, 3/2.5/2 beauti-
ful custom home on golf course.
Lots of upgrades. $229,500.
(817)219-6083.
STOP RENTING!
Lease to own. For more information,
go to: www.redwoodburltables.
com/forsale.htm
or call (940)859-9580.
Deloris
Geeslin
940-626-0921
Shelly
Renaud, Assistant
940-393-5923
Bridgeport - 2/1, large kitchen
hardwood floors, big backyard, fresh
paint, close to schools. Reduced to
$74,000
Decatur - 3/1 home attached to large
shop on 2 acres. $84, 900
Alvord - 3 bedroom, 1 bath. $87,500
Decatur - Clean home on large lot,
open floor plan, plenty of storage, all
appliances stay. Call for your appt.
now!
Decatur - 3/2, close to middle school
in Eagle Addition.
Lakefront Property - 2/1.5 on 1/3
acre. Dreamy lake cottage remodeled
inside out. A/C vaulted ceilings, wrap
around deck. $119,900
Decatur - 11.88 acres Unrestricted,
paved roads, already planted with
crops. $90,000
Chico - 10+/- acres, flat, unrestricted.
$95,000
Runaway Bay - 4/2 2+/- acres with
pond, many trees, 2nd in-law home.
$155,000
ASK ABOUT OUR
OTHER LAKE LOTS
Mobile Homes
CASH WHOLESALE
to the public. Low overhead. Save
thousands. (817)637-1357.
CHEAPER THAN RENT!
3-bedroom, 2-bath on 1 acre! New
carpet, paint and appliances! Will
help with financing! (940)367-7542.
FOR SALE OR LEASE
1999 double wide with built-in deck.
3-bedroom, 2-bath, office, large liv-
ing area. Excellent condition. Must
be moved. Available now. Lease,
$900/ mont h; sel l , $52, 000.
(940)393-9203, (940)393-9451.
MUST SELL!
4-bedroom, 2-bath w/2 living areas!
On 1 acre! Vinyl siding, energy effi-
cient windows! Will help with financ-
ing! (940)230-2929.
OWNER FINANCE
Darling, newly updated 2/2 in New-
ark park with country setting. Bad
credit OK, cheap payments.
(682)286-0693, agent #036227.
RBMOBILEHOMES.COM
Move, set-ups, re-levels. In & out of
state. Licensed, bonded, insured.
Repos. Fr ee est i mat es.
(940)683-5547. RBI #36191.
WILLIAMS MOBILE HOME SERV.
Best deal on moving, set up & trim
outs. Bonded, licensed & insured.
(940)433-3117.
Rentals
RENTA
Apartments
2-bedroom, 1-bath apartment in De-
catur. $425/month, $425/deposit.
(817)819-2701.
Apartment for rent on FM 730 North,
near Grasslands. 1-bedroom, open
concept living/kitchen, bath laundry
area. Area for horses available.
$575/ mont h, $400/ deposi t .
(940)393-1778.
940-536-9346
BRIDGEWOOD
Executive Suites
Bridgeport, TX
HOLIDAY MOVE-IN
SPECIAL
1, 2 &3 Bedrooms Available
Washer & dryer
included
Boyd 2/1 apartment. No smoking,
no animals. $600/month, $500/de-
posit. (940)433-8383.
Decatur: Stonehill Apartments,
2-bedroom, 1-bath, call Stephanie,
on-site manager at (940)627-9200.
Bowie: Garden Terrace Apart-
ments, 2-bedroom, 1-bath. (1/2 off
1st months rent, Bowie only!)
Sanger: Sanger Apartments, 2 &
1-bedroom available, 1-bath.
NO PETS ALLOWED. Karl Klement
Propert i es, cont act El ai ne,
(940)627-6362.
www.klementproperties.com.
Eighter Decatur Apartments. Fur-
nished, cable, all bills paid.
(940)799-7572.
Business property
405 S. Washburn, Decatur. Ideal lo-
cation! Approximately 1,000 square
feet. Cal l (940)393-6285 or
(940)627-5038.
COMMERCIAL INSULATED
BUILDING
1st month free! 5,000 square foot
warehouse, inculudes 1,200 square
foot office, $1,500/month! Can
lease separate or together. FM 51
North, Decatur. Cannon Property
Management. (940)368-1811.
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Each office is independently owned and operated.
REDUCED! Bring your mobiles! Beautiful wooded 5 acre lot with paved
road access, septic in place, pond for fishing and in the great Paradise
ISD! Hurry and come see! $44,900 Call Rhonda
REDUCED! 2+ acres lots in a restricted subdivision, within minutes from
Paradise ISD. Starting at $25,530 and up. Call Rhonda
Wooded building lot within blocks of Lake Bridgeport priced at $3,000.
Call Marilyn
Larger than it looks! Beautifully updated 4/3/2 home on .34 acre corner
lot. $168,700 Call Marilyn
Great neighborhood! Very well maintained brick 3 bedroom, 2 bath home
with deck and fenced yard. $114,900 Call Marilyn
3 acres in Paradise ISD, no mobiles. $21,900
Large treed lot! Nice large 4/2 brick, carport, extra storage, pool, deck,
fenced yard. $154,900 Call Marilyn
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WE SELL WISE COUNTY!
MAIN OFFICE IN N.E.TARRANT COUNTY
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817-379-3111
Beverly Whetsell
940-399-9545
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EQUAL HOUSI NG OPPORTUNITY
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY-
Bridgeport ISD, 2.76 acres in high traffic
area on Hwy 380 near intersection with
Hwy 114. $279,000
JACK COUNTY- 44.20 park like
acres. Barn house with 2,234 sq. ft.,
insulated, central heat and air, 2 water
wells. Great for hunting or weekend
retreat.
DECATUR- 3 tracts of land, 2 – 13.36 acre
tracts and one 11+ acre tract. Heavily treed
with oaks and cedar. Sandy soil, small barn
on one tract. Fully fenced with vinyl fenc-
ing at front. $7,500 - $8,000 per acre
Larry Mader,
Agent
940-627-4523
Decatur- Holly Ridge-
Two story brick, four
bedrooms, two and half
baths with two car garage.
The home sits on two and
half acres with fenced in
pool. $229,900
Chico- Country living
at its best! Brick home
with three bedrooms,
three and half baths,
fireplace, sitting area off
the master bedroom. The
home sits on just under
three acres, has extensive
landscaping and a large
shop building. $299,000
Alvord- New Energy
Star Rated, brick and
stone home with three
bedrooms, two baths,
Granite countertops
and a two car garage.
A must see for the
Energy Minded buyer.
$177,000
DECATUR ISD Move in ready
3/2.5/2 custom home and detached
metal ship building with overhang
on two acres. Location is between
Rhome and Decatur and within
the Decatur ISD. Property has
commercial potential with easy
access to Highway 287. Home has
three bedrooms and two baths and
recent neutral paint and carpet.
Open floor plan includes split
master, large kitchen, large living
area with wood burning fireplace,
and lots of storage space. Home was
built in 2000 using 2x6 exterior wall
construction. Reduced! $199,900
Bringing you the BEST in North Texas!
*SUNSET - 47 acres fenced, cross fenced with stock tank trees &view. $350,000
*SUNSET - 40 x 60 metal building on 5 wooded acres with water/elec. $105,000
*SUNSET - 80 acres of crosstimbers beauty with trees, tanks and more. Pending
*SLIDELL - 30 acres of open pasture, peaceful views, and stock tank. $7,500/AC
*ALVORD ISD - Privacy on 10 acres heavily treed with seasonal creek. $78,000
*SILVER LAKES RANCH - 2 acres on Amon Carter Lake, build ready. $49,900
*SILVER LAKES RANCH - 5.6 beautiful treed acres in Alvord ISD! $49,900
*SILVER LAKES RANCH - 1 treed acre on Amon Carter Lake cove! $35,000
Residential, Rural Land, Farm & Ranch
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940-644-5800
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SILVER LAKES - 1 acre lot, trees, close to boat ramp and club house. Restricted subdivision. $34,900
DECATUR - 3/2/3CP, Seven Wires home on 6.11 acres. Horses welcome, formal DR, family, media room, split
bedrooms, updated in 2002. Shop has heat & air, one side has office and restroom area, pool w/spa, trees, loafing shed
& pasture. It¹s a Must see! $298,900
DECATUR - 3/2/2 on one acre, rural subdivision, Western décor, open concept, ceramic tile countertops, split
bedrooms, fenced backyard, concrete slab for shop. $137,900
CHICO - 3/3 brick & office/flex spaces on 35+ acres. Large master suite, Texas sized covered deck on front & side,
trees, coastal pasture, huge workshop w/electricity & water, 2 water wells & nice pond. $315,000
FOR LEASE
FOR LEASE IN DECATUR - 2/2/2 town home. Stove, fridge, dishwasher, vent-microwave. Storage in garage,
separate utility. Credit and background check. $1,050/month $1,000/deposit
BRIDGEPORT - 2/2 duplex for lease. $695/month + Deposit
MOTIVATED SELLER READY TO MOVE TO NEW HOME! TAKE
ADVANTAGE OF THE OPPORTUNITY TO OWN THIS HOME! DECATUR
- 3/2.5/2 on 2.34 acres. Quiet neighborhood, WBFP, open concept, split
bedrooms, flex space, jetted tub, separate shower, too much to list and all
nestled in oak trees. $229,900
PARADISE - 3/3.5/3CP on 5+/- acres, stained & scored concrete floors, lg.
bdrms., open concept, breakfast bar, dining, could have 2 masters, flex space
upstairs w/half bath, two ponds, workshop and pasture. SECLUDED in trees, co-op
water. Will sell w/2 or 5 acres. $237,500
BRIDGEPORT- Why pay rent? Bridgeport - 2 duplexes for sale. Large
2/2, live in one and the lease from the other pays over half the mortgage
payment. Possible owner finance OAC at 6%. Call for appointment. One
building has fresh paint and new carpet, w/stove, fridge & dishwasher.
Just $149,621
DECATUR - 3/2.5/2 on 15.93 acres, TX sized rooms, WBFP, island in kitchen,
walk-in pantry, lots of windows, split bedrooms, flex space could be 4th bedroom
or office Geothermal HVAC, steel construction and stone, metal roof, full length
front & rear porches, 3 metal buildings, stock pond, fencing, trees, pasture. A must
see! $385,000
ALL HOMES SECURED WITH ONE YEAR WARRANTY!
GOT BUYERS, NEED LISTINGS!
THE MARKET IS MOVING! ARE YOU READYTO MOVETOO?
Tana 940-627-5859
tanahomes@yahoo.com • www.tanahomes.com
Serving the Bridgeport area since 1968
104 Hackberry Ct. - Gorgeous 2 story, 4/2.5 home, granite countertops, commercial
grade appliances, 2 gas FP, wet bar, wine storage area, stone columns, hand scraped
wood floors, heated play pool and much more. A must see!
402 Decatur - 4/1.5 frame home on large lot with open patio. Home needs some TLC but,
would make great rental or starter home. Priced at $45,000
1737 Boston Ave- Super nice 3/2 brick home sitting on 2 lots with mature trees in a well
established neighborhood. Recently updated with fresh paint and flooring throughout. Split
bedrooms, oversized garage and large patio. $169,900
303 Frost Street - Well built 3 bedroom, 2 bath home located on .723 acre lot in the Frost
Hartsell Addition features open floor plan, new flooring and a fresh coat of paint. This
could be yours for the price of $142,000
Bring All Offers! 4.940 acres with a 2/2 rock home located within minutes of Bridgeport.
This property has 327 feet of Hwy 101 frontage, secluded in heavy trees. $157,900
105 PR 1647 - 100+/- acres with scattered to heavily wooded areas and pasture land,
creek, hunting cabin, lots of wildlife, well. Within 5 minutes of Chico. $3,700/acre
Huge Price Reduction in this immaculate 2 story brick home on 2 landscaped lots with
an unbelievable view of the golf course. Custom features crown molding, wood floors,
vaulted ceilings and island in kitchen, study, game room and much more.
587 CR 1743 - Owner says sell this great weekender or permanent home. 2/2 furnished
home with water view of Lake Bridgeport, 4 RV hook-ups, water purifying system, lots of
shade trees. $59,900
Decatur - Approximately 6+/- acres with approximately 620’ of Hwy 380 frontage near
Decatur. Call office for details.
Ridgewood Dr.- Looking to build that dream home on interior lot with several trees in
BISD. $30,000
582 Cemetery Road - Country living 3/1 frame home situated on 7.07 acres. Home
features some updating, nice family room with skylight & WBFP, screened in back porch,
nice workshop area, some pens, good coastal field and also mature trees. Priced at
$135,000
Halsell St. - Great commercial possibilities in this 5,000 sq. ft. building located in
downtown Bridgeport. Currently used as cleaners with separate offices and entrance.
Priced at $199,500
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1205 Halsell St, Bridgeport • 940-683-4008
Fred Meyers, Broker
Teresa Reed, Realtor • 940-393-2860
Jared McComis, Realtor • 940-399-7530
Eric Cannon
940-393-5317
216 Heather 4/2/2 on 1 acre.
Huge kitchen, living area,
split bedrooms, many energy
efficient features, fenced yard.
Must see to appreciate all the
extras. 189,000
1002 S. College 3/2/2, great
location, corner lot with 2nd
home on property. Well and
many upgraded features.
LAND
GREAT LOT IN RUNAWAY BAY
24 ACRES - WITHWINDMILL & WELL
41 ACRES - SUNSET
88 ACRES - AURORA, GREAT FOR
FARMING OR LIVESTOCK.
109 ACRES - TREES & PASTURE
DECATUR
COMMERCIAL FOR LEASE
5,000 SQ. FT. WAREHOUSE
$1,500/MONTH. 1
ST
MONTH RENT
FREE
N. TRINITY OFFICE SUITE $350/MONTH
201 Main, Rhome -
Investment opportunity! 3
homes on a corner lot. 1, 2, &
3 bedroom homes. Commercial
possibilities.
574 CR 4270 Home & Workshop
on approx. 24 + acres of
pasture, trees and tank. Property
is cross fenced so is perfect for
horse or cattle. $320,000
137 PR 4443 3/2 on 2 acres,
fenced and cross fenced, above
ground pool, well maintained
manufactured home, storage.
$82,800 Owner Financing
4199 FM 51 Home is 3
bedroom, 2 bath on 2 acres of
land, with a spacious metal 25
x 30 shop with concrete floors.
Property is fenced with a small
pond. $175,900
Jack Cannon
Broker
940-368-1811
Search The MLS Listing For All Homes Or Properties At
WWW.CANNONREALTY.NET
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817-638-9050
101 N. Main St. - Rhome
www.yourcountryconnection.com
Your Real Estate
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$98,800 TURN OF THE CENTURY
Rhome: 3 bedrooms, one and a half
baths, two living areas, fireplace, central
heat & air, outside storage building,
large fenced lot.
Call Carol Bailey at 817-229-1303
$105,500 BRING YOUR HORSES!
Decatur: 20.50 acres of horse ready
pasture land, barn, water well and
fenced.
Call Pam Davis at 817-296-9050
$119,900 LOOKS LIKE NEW
Rhome: Immaculate home on corner
lot adjacent to back entrance of Shale
Creek subdivision. 3/2/2, no city taxes,
community pool and fitness center.
Call Bob Boughton at 940-393-5194
$880,000 GREAT LOCATION ON HWY
287 IN DECATUR: 8,000 sq. ft. building
plus 960 sq. ft. front porch built in 2004 at
the corner of Thompson. Showroom with 5
offices, 3 restrooms, stock room and 2 work
areas with overhead doors. Call Cliff Moon at
817-229-6599
Clint Sanderson, Realtor
Mollie Sanderson, Broker/Realtor
Hwy. 114 in Boyd • 940-433-8383
R E A L E S T A T E
OLLIESANDERSON
940-433-2761
If You Are Thinking of Buying or Selling Property, Please Give Us a Call
or Stop By Our Office. Our listings are selling.
BOYD: This property was used as a day care. With a few modifications could be 3 bedroom home,
large yard with covered area, front part of house frame and back part metal. Reduced to $75,000
BOYD: Well cared for 4/2/1 brick, formal dining, fireplace, large patio, fenced backyard. Very
nice. $157,500
BRIDGEPORT: Immaculate 2004 32 X 76 Solitaire Manufactured Home. 4/2 with 2 half baths, split
bedrooms, 2 living areas, large kitchen, 2 car carport, storage building. All this and many Oak trees
on 8.83 secluded acres. Easy access to Hwy 199. $159,900
BOYD: 2 bedroom older house in need of much repair, value in lot, corner lot with large trees,
paved street, city utilities, fenced yard. $25,000
BOYD: Horse property! 3/2/2 metal home, covered front porch, large barn with horse stalls, tack
room, office, work area, hay storage, loafing shed. All this on 16.67 fenced acres of coastal with oak
and pine trees. $299,999
BOYD: 0.6 acres, old house not livable, city water and sewer. $25,000
DECATUR: 20 acres more or less, 8 miles north of Decatur on FM 730. Nice coastal field, good
building spot for that new home. $10,000 per acre
BOYD: City lot in restricted subdivision, city utilities available, paved street. $19,550
BOYD: Commercial property, a most desirable site, 3.28 acres on Hwy 114 in city limits, water
and sewer available. $357,000
BOYD: 2/2 frame home, formal dining,
fireplace, hardwood floors, central heat & air,
2 car carport, storage building, coastal pecan
trees on 3.87 fenced acres. $135,000
BRIDGEPORT: Very nice, 3/2 Manufactured
home on 1 acre, carport, storage building,
fenced backyard, deck on front and back.
$95,000
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COMMERCIAL PROPERTY
Office/retail space. 1,000-7,000
squar e f eet f or l ease.
(940)627-2510.
Commercial property. 750 square
foot office space for lease, Highway
114 in Boyd. (940)433-8383.
Office building, CH/A, includes
kitchen & restroom. $725/month,
1 s t / l a s t p l u s d e p o s i t .
(940)627-5588.
Condos, town homes
BEAUTIFUL TOWNHOME
2-bedroom, 2-bath, HOA swimming
pool, view of golf course & lake. All
appliances included. $850/month
plus deposit. (972)834-8111.
Condo for rent at Runaway Bay.
1-bedroom, partially furnished.
$600/month, $500/deposit, water &
cable paid. Donna, (940)389-1615.
For rent: Runaway Bay condo, 1/1,
on 1 level. No pets, no smoking.
$600/month. Water, sewer & trash
paid by owner. (940)627-4397.
Fort Worth: Texas Motor Speedway,
2-bedroom, 2-bath condo.
NO PETS ALLOWED. Karl Klement
Propert i es, cont act El ai ne,
(940)627-6362.
www.klementproperties.com.
Duplexes
***NOW AVAILABLE
IN BRIDGEPORT***
$695/month, $400/deposit
Ask about our move-in special!
3-bedroom, 2-full bath, all appli-
ances, W/ D connect i ons.
(817)270-4660.
www.shorthornpm.com
Duplex for rent in Bridgeport. 2-bed-
room, 2-bath. $750/month, $500/de-
posit. (940)433-8728.
3/2 and 3/1 covered carport, Deca-
tur. $850/month, $700/deposit. We
provide water, trash disposal and
mowi ng. ( 940) 389- 1963 or
(940)627-0074, ask for Vickie.
Duplex for rent, 3-bedroom, 2-bath,
602-A Crestridge Court, Decatur.
$800/month. (940)964-2631.
Duplex for rent. Paradise ISD.
2-bedroom, 2-bath, no pets.
$700/month. (940)683-4380 or
(940)389-1357.
DUPLEXES & APARTMENT
Bridgeport, $600-$650. Some in-
clude 1st 2 weeks free! Cannon
P r o p e r t y Ma n a g e me n t ,
(940)368-1811.
For rent, 2-bedroom, 1-bath duplex
i n Al vor d. $650/ mont h.
(940)393-0696.
NEW DUPLEX FOR RENT!
1,250 square feet, 3/2, loaded with
extras. $500/deposit, $900/month.
405 E. Mulberry, Decatur. Call
(469)585-0122.
Now available: 2 & 3-bedroom du-
plexes in Bridgeport & Decatur.
$650-$725/month, month-to-month
lease. Donna, (940)389-1615.
Homes
***INCREDIBLE DEAL IN
RUNAWAY BAY***
$795/month, $500/deposit. New
2-story home w/fenced yard. 3-bed-
room, 2-bath. All appliances &
washer/dryer connections. Pet
friendly. (817)270-4660.
www.shorthornpm.com.
2-bedroom, 1-bath house in Bridge-
port. Garage, laundry room, big
yard, very nice. No pets, no smok-
ing. $600/month plus deposit.
(940)433-8887, (940)399-0080.
3-bedroom, 2-bath, Decatur.
$985/month. (940)627-0900.
2-bedroom, 2-bath, 1-car garage,
CH/A, fenced backyard. Decatur
ISD. Available now. (940)627-6553.
2/1 rent house in Bridgeport.
$750/month, $750 security deposit.
No pet s. (940)683-5917,
(817)304-0056.
2/1, fenced yard, beautiful view. 7
miles from Wal-Mart off FM 51
South, Paradise ISD. No pets.
$650/ mont h, $650/ deposi t .
(940)427-2285.
BRING YOUR HORSES
2/1 in Greenwood on 3+ acres.
Also, barn with stalls & other out
buildings. Great for all animals.
$950/month, $950/deposit. Mark
Moran, (940)704-7212.
GREAT DEAL IN BOYD!!!
$850/month, $500/deposit
BEAUTIFUL 2-STORY
NEW HOME FOR LEASE.
3-bedroom, 2-full bath, appliances,
W/ D connect i ons. Fenced
yard.(817)270-HOME.
www.shorthornpm.com
“Timeless Elegance”
200 Cyndi Lu • Decatur
Ready Dec. 1
$1,600/month - $800/down
205 W. Ash • Decatur - 3/2/2
Ready Dec. 1
$
1,300/month •
$
300/deposit
402 & 406 E. Ash • Decatur - 3/2/1
Ready Dec. 1
$
1,190/month •
$
300/deposit
107 S. Lane • Decatur - 2/1/2 CP
Ready Dec. 15
$895/month • $300/deposit
All homes include lawn care.
940-372-0634
3/2 brick home in Rhome. Call
Becki, (817)307-3709.
4-bedroom & 3-bedroom available,
N. Cates Court, Decatur. New
homes, all brick, pets welcome.
(817)247-0246.
COUNTRY HOME
3/2.5/2, 2,100 square foot house for
lease. Located 3 miles south of De-
catur. $1,100/month plus deposit.
No pet s. No smoki ng.
(817)683-6056 or (817)683-6782.
COUNTRY LIVING
2/1 brick guest house, 1 mile north
of Decatur. $1,000/month; +
$100/month per horse. $500/de-
posi t . No pet s/ smoki ng.
(817)925-2574, (940)627-6627.
For rent, 2-bedroom, 1-bath, CH/A,
carport. 3 miles west of Decatur.
R e f e r e n c e s r e q u i r e d .
(940)627-5485.
GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD
3/1.5, fenced back yard, Decatur,
close to schools. Available in Janu-
ary. (940)399-9282, (940)399-9289.
HOMES
Decatur, Cottondale & Alvord
(horses permitted), 3-bedroom, 1 or
2-bath. Some include 1st 2 weeks
free! Cannon Property Manage-
ment, (940)368-1811.
House for rent on FM 730 North,
near Grasslands. 2-bedroom, office,
2-bath, eat-in kitchen, livingroom,
CH/A. Area for horses. $975/month,
$500/deposit. (940)393-1778.
HOUSE FOR RENT-BOYD,
2-bedroom, 1-bath, washer/dryer
connections, large rooms, large lot,
quiet. $500/month. References/de-
posit required. (940)433-5126.
In Boyd, 2 & 1-bedroom houses.
Very clean, appliances, no pets.
St ar t i ng at $550/ mont h.
(817)444-3636.
New country home north of Decatur,
2-bedroom, 1-bath. 1-year lease.
Room for 2 horses. Call for details,
(940)627-5197 or (940)389-7309.
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REAL ESTATE FOR SALE OR RENT
Must be able to work some nights & weekends.
Apply at store locations in Decatur, Bridgeport,
Boyd or online at www.marketplacegrocery.com
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Bridgeport, all utilities, full-size kitch-
ens, di sh TV, (no phone).
$720/month plus tax, $100/deposit,
refundable. Call (940)683-3016.
Available November-March.
Mobile Homes
2 & 3-bedroom homes for rent start-
ing at $350/month. (940)683-2919.
2-bedroom, 1-bath, downtown
Chico. Washer/dryer connections,
trees, pantry, walk-in closet, large
master bedroom & living room.
$450/ mont h. $300/ deposi t .
(940)393-5224.
2/2 single wide, 16x60, water well,
septic system, excellent condition.
Slidell area. No inside pets.
$550/ mont h, $450/ deposi t .
(940)389-5323.
4-bedroom, 2-bath double wide and
3-bedroom, 2-bath. Each on 1 acre.
(817)281-4311, (817)422-3023.
Chico, 2-bedroom, 2-bath, fresh
paint, new carpet, windows; central
heat, el ectri c fl at-top range.
$599/month. (719)660-5992, cell,
ask for Kevin.
Rooms
Decat ur , r ooms f or r ent .
$400-$475/month, utilities & cable
provided. Deposit & references re-
quired. No smoking, no pets.
(940)393-3819.
Roommate wanted
Mature roommate wanted to share
home in country. Must love animals.
References required. Smoking OK.
Call (940)399-7117 for details.
Spaces & lots
SUNSET RV PARK
Centrally located between Decatur,
Bridgeport, Bowie on Highway 287.
Full hook-ups, free laundry, free
wireless internet. (940)845-2007.
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940-399-9341
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Apply in person at
701 West Bennett Rd. DECATUR
or call
940-626-2800
EEO M/F/D/V
Senior Care Health &
Rehabilitation Center
Bridgeport
Nowhiring for the following positions
• RNs • LVNs
• CNAs • CMAs
Apply in person at
2108 15th St. • Bridgeport
or call
940-683-5023
EEO M/F/D/V
Bridgeport Health Care Center, un-
der new nurse management, has
the following openings: LVN, 1st &
2nd shift, starting, $20/hour; week-
end RN, starting, $30/hour; CNAs,
1st & 2nd shift; ADON. Apply in per-
son, 102 W. Cates, Bridgeport; fax,
(940)683-5183;
email: jlwall2@yahoo.com.
Caregivers needed for our clients in
the Decatur area. Home Helpers,
(877)247-6916. Experience pre-
ferred.
FFS RNs and LVNs
Needed to provide one on one
hourly nursing care. We offer 401K
for all employees! If interested and
qualified, please contact Elizabeth
Mason at (972)840-7300 or apply
online at: www.outreachhealth.com,
EOE.
Miscellaneous
SPACE
AVAILABLE
FOR
STYLISTS
&
NAIL TECH
AUTOCLAVE
INCLUDED
940-627-4247
1845 S. FM 51 • Decatur
BOOTH
RENT
OR
EMPLOYMENT
Horse training facility needs full-time
person for barn chores and some
maintenance. Salary and apartment.
References. (940)390-3542.
Music director needed for Sundays
& Wednesdays. Traditional & con-
temporary services. If interested,
send resume to: FUMC; fax
(940)683-3041; P.O. Box 237,
Bridgeport, TX 76426.
Need someone to haul round bales
hay from near Durant, OK to Deca-
tur, TX. (940)859-3763.
Office
RECEPTIONIST POSITION
Part-timereceptionist position in
Newark through Experience Works
program. Must be 55+ with limited
income, and pass background
check. Please call (817)489-2201 or
email
citysecretary@newarktexas.com
for more info.
Retail/Sales
$16.36/HOUR
Denton County manufacturing outlet
accepting applications for customer
relations representatives. Company
offers paid vacation, benefits &
si gn-on bonus. Cal l now,
(469)252-3200.
Trades
Drivers needed for end dump and
vacuum trucks. Tanker endorse-
ment required. (940)577-5847,
(940)389-2579.
Experienced heating & A/C installer
needed. Full-time position w/bene-
fits and good pay. Call, e-mail, or
come by Mann Refrigeration at 701
Cates, Bridgeport; mannrefrig@em-
barqmail.com; (940)683-6266 or
(800)558-6266.
Experi enced roustabout crew
pusher. Must have a minimum
Class A CDL. Clean driving record
required. Some travel required
through week, home on weekends.
Please call (940) 683-4017 for more
information.
NOW
ACCEPTING
APPLICATIONS
• General Labor
• Clerical
• Skilled Labor
• Bookkeepers
940-683-9046
2202 Hwy. 380, Suite 7, Bridgeport
NOW HIRING TRUCK DRIVER
full-time or part-time, Class A or B
CDL required. $13/hour, perform-
ance bonus, vacation, holidays.
Hauling in Wise and Montague
counties. (940)644-2863.
WANTED
Responsible, organized, light duty
mechanic/welder to take care of
rock trucks & equipment in Alvord.
JM Materials, (940)427-2033.
SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS NEEDED
Training available. Whether look-
ing for a part-time position or a ca-
reer, consider joining our team. En-
joy important and meaningful work
that is close to home with favorable
hours (weekend work not re-
quired) and competitive pay and
benefits. Prospective team mem-
bers must be able to pass a DOT
physical, be drug free, and possess
a clean driving record. Contact the
Decatur Independent School District
Transportation Department at
(940)627-9038.
Work wanted
Honest and mature professional,
college grad, years of experience in
administration, management, office,
sales, oil/gas leasing, seeks position
in a business environment, entry
level OK. Bob, (940)466-9964.
SERVIC
Business
Rick’s
ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
Roll/Off Container
Service for
Trash & Debris Removal
Haz-Mat Containment &
Removal
940-683-3770
Bridgeport, TX 76426
ALL TYPES WELDING
Fences, new construction, barns,
cattle guards, entry ways & more.
(940)255-9495.
BOOKKEEPING
Reduce your overhead. General
bookkeeping services at reasonable
hourly rates. (817)691-6380.
JAKE’S TRASH
TRAILERS
940-255-2518 • 940-389-3501
REGULAR
TRASH PICK-UP
$
15 PRICE
MONTH
JOE TUCKER DRYWALL
Sheetrock Tape Bed Tex-
ture. New construction, remodeling,
add-ons. Call (940)389-0029.
LOWER YOUR ELECTRIC BILLS!
Premium blown insulation in new or
existing homes. Free Estimate.
Servi ci ng al l Wi se County.
(940)210-2194.
MR. SWEEP’S
Chimney Cleaning Service. Chim-
ney caps, dryer vent cleaning & fire-
place repairs. Call, ask for $20 dis-
count. (817)692-5624.
RAY’S PAINTING
Better work, better price. 20-years
experience. Cell, (940)389-7400.
RICK’S CABINETS
& COUNTERTOPS
(817)713-1667. Competitive pricing.
Free estimates. Quality custom
cabinets. New, remodels. 1555 W.
Business 380, Suite 6, Decatur.
S&S PAINTING
Interior & exterior, remodeling &
commercial. Patching dry wall. Free
estimates. (940)389-0845, Brenda;
(940)389-7515, Mary.
SKID LOADER
with operator. Reasonable rates.
(940)389-8004.
STONE WORK & CONCRETE
Retaining walls, patios, rock entries,
houses, landscaping. Small brick
jobs. Decatur references. 20-years
experience. Major credit cards ac-
c e p t e d . I n s u r e d / b o n d e d .
(817)919-4487.
THE CAR DOCTOR
We make house calls! Mobile auto
repair. Dead batteries, minor re-
pairs, tire changes, etc. Call
(940)626-0070, (940)389-7593.
Housecleaning
CLEANING AVAILABLE
Will clean churches at reasonable
prices. Call (303)829-2057 or
(940)626-4654.
AFFORDABLE HOME CLEANING
18-years professional experience in
Wise County. Post-holiday, 1-time
or on-going services available. De-
pendable, thorough, current local
references. All supplies provided.
(940)389-4236.
MASTER’S TOUCH CLEANING
Service. Residential cleaning &
household assistance. Quality work,
references available, free quotes.
Ar l e e n , ( 9 4 0 ) 6 2 7 - 7 3 1 7 ,
(940)366-4078.
Let me fix it
HERITAGE CREEK
CONSTRUCTION
New construction, remodeling,
kitchen & bath specialist. Free Esti-
mates. (817)846-5997
HOME REPAIRS
Carpentry, minor electrical & plumb-
ing. Free estimates. (940)389-0582.
RUSSELL’SHOME
All Types of
Remodeling
Painting - Interior, Exterior
Add-ons, Decks, Honey Do’s And More
Call Us
For All Your Home Needs
940-389-4943
Maintenance
& Repair
Miscellaneous
AFFORDABLE HOME SERVICES
Anything & everything. 30-years ex-
perience. Local references. Free ad-
vi ce & est i mat es. Wi l l i am,
(940)255-2639.
Williams’ Hauling
&Tractor Works
• Brushhog & Finish Mowing
• Blading, Plowing & Tilling
• Backhoe work, driveways
• Dirt, sand & gravel hauling
• Land Clearing
• All types cleanup & haul-offs
• Quality work, fair pricing
James Williams
940-399-9138
FARMA
RANC
Farm Equipment
STORAGE CONTAINERS
Great storage! The best containers
at the best price. (817)726-7669.
Fencing
AFFORDABLE FENCING
All types, including chain link, wood
privacy, vinyl, farm fencing. Installa-
tion or repair. (940)626-9290.
www.affordablefencing.net.
AL SALINAS FENCING
Pipe, braces, cable, tubing, gates,
cattle guards, entryways and all
kinds of wire fences. (940)577-0878
or (940)210-0789.
BOBBY’S FENCE
All types fencing. Free estimates.
Over 25-years experi ence.
(817)444-3213.
CHRISTIAN COWBOY FENCING
Barbed wire, horse & goat. New
fence & repairs. Steve, cell,
( 8 1 7 ) 3 6 0 - 6 3 8 5 ; h o me ,
(940)626-4660.
FARM & RANCH FENCING
Pipe & cable, non-climb, barbed
wire, entrances, solar gate opera-
tors, repairs. Jim at (940)367-7505.
WELDING AND FENCING
All types of fencing and welding.
www.tx3dranch.com
(940)210-1242.
Lawn and garden
TREES TRIMMED & REMOVED
36 years in business, insured. All
major credit cards accepted.
(817)444-0861, Teater.
WANTED: DEAD OR ALIVE
RIDING LAWN MOWERS
Used lawn mowers for sale. Parts,
service available. Chain saw repair,
chains sharpened.
(940)433-2255.
FARM AND RANCH
• Farm Equipment • Fencing
• Lawn & Garden • Livestock
• Livestock Care/Training
• Livestock Lost & Found
• Livestock Stud Service
• Livestock Supplies
• Miscellaneous • Mowing
• Pasture & Feed • Poultry
SERVICES
• Childcare
• Adult/Elderly Care
• Business
• Housecleaning
• Let Me Fix It
• Miscellaneous
• Tutoring
WISE COUNTY MESSENGER, Decatur, Texas, Sunday, January 3, 2010 17A
REAL ESTATE FOR
SALE OR RENT
EMPLOYMENT
SERVICES
L.D. Marsh, Auctioneer
TX 9202
940-846-3696 Cell 940-521-1104
Kim Dodson, Auctioneer
TX 11662
940-846-3719 Cell 940-521-1240
Saturday, Jan. 9 @ 10 A.M.
308 Lubbock St. (HWY. 251 N) Newcastle, TX
SUPERANTIQUE & COLLECTIBLE AUCTION
100+ PCS OF ANTIQUE, PRIMITIVE & MODERN FURNITURE, 33
ESTATE COLLECTOR GUNS INCLUDING RIFLES, SHOTGUNS &
PISTOLS, LOTS OF AMMO, POCKET KNIVES, SILVER DOLLARS,
HALVES, ETC., POTTERY, CHINA, GLASSWARE, LOTS OF
COLLECTIBLES INCLUDING 1920’S - 30’S WOOD CAROUSEL
HORSE, NEON BEER SIGNS, 1800’S ADVERTISING SIGN. TERRY
BASS BOAT W/50 HP MERCURY OUTBOARD, GOOD 10FT. RAMP
DOOR ENCLOSED WELLS CARGO TRAILER
For more information or to viewcolor pictures, call or visit our website.
WWW.MARSHAUCTIONS.COM
Call 940-627-5987
for statewide advertising
through Tex-Scan
IFarm Fresh Grade A Jersey
RAW MILK
All Natural Milk from Grass Fed Cows
CREAMLINE
Diamond Cattle Company LLC
Produced, bottled and sold on the farm by...
Clifford and Cheryl Buchanan
974 Hlavek Rd, Decatur, Texas 76234
940-389-3816
www.diamondbcattle.com diamondcb@embarqmail.com
B
Flusche Enterprises, Inc.
940-759-2203 Muenster, TX
Fence Pipe and Supplies
2
3
/8 - 2
7
/8 - 3
1
/2 - 4
1
/2 - 5
1
/2
Square & Rectangle Tubing
C-Purlin
Domed Caps and Springs
All Types of Steel
Authorized Dealer
Limited Time Offer
STOP STICKERS NOW!
The months of January and February
are the time to apply pre-emergent herbicides.
Stop stickers & broad leaf weeds
by applying pre-emergents
on your lawn NOW!
Call for a FREE Lawn Analysis Today
940-627-7378
Wise/Chem Safe Pest Control & Lawn Care
Your Professional Lawn Care Company
Limited Time Offer
FREE Lawn Fertilization
when you sign up for a full lawn care program.
Stop stickers & broadleafed weeds
Livestock
5-YEAR-OLD ATTRACTIVE
red roan gelding by Peptoboonsmal,
18-months cutting training. 14.3,
1,000 lbs. Excellent for team pen-
ning, cutting, roping or ranch horse.
$6,500. (940)390-3542.
9 LONGHORN COWS
bred to Angus bull. $900/each.
(817)501-1381, (940)433-2624.
ALL NATURAL BEEF
straight from the ranch. Young, ten-
der, no growth hormones/antibiotics.
Grain or grass fed. Whole, half.
(940)366-3172.
AQHA 2008 BAY FILLY
enrolled in I.F. Sire: Short and Final;
grandsires: Shorty Lena and
Reminic. This filly is solid and
classy. $3,800. (940)427-3223 or
(817)368-2881.
AQHA HORSES FOR SALE
2009 sorrel stud colt, Running Blood
$400. 2009 Palomino filly, $350.
2008 Perlino stud, Jessie James,
Poco Tivio, $700. 1995 sorrel mare,
good trail horse $800. 1996 red dun
mare, $700. (940)427-3223 or
(817)368-2881.
ATTENTION: HORSES WANTED
Will remove or buy unwanted
horses. Also, buy used trailers.
(817)360-7617 or (940)210-5552.
BLACK ANGUS
bulls, 11-14 months; & bred heifers.
Registered, easy calving, good
growt h, out of A. I . si res.
(940)964-2273.
www.ntin.net/TruittFarms
C BAR M TACK-FEED-HORSES
143 CR4396, Decatur, TX. Cash,
c h e c k s , c r e d i t c a r d s .
www.cbarm.net, (817)929-3612.
HOLIDAY SPECIAL!
Pygmy goats: colorful babies, weth-
ers & nannies (probably pregnant).
Sell or trade for laying hens, rabbits
or? (940)433-2438.
LLAMAS
weanlings (6-months-old), adults,
bred females, guardians & pet qual-
ity. We provide training & support
for new owners. (940)433-5897.
PYGMY GOATS
3 nannies for sale. $40/each.
(817)262-2289.
REGISTERED BLACK LIMOUSINE
bul l s. 18- 21 mont hs ol d,
$1,200-$1,300/each.
(940)735-1189.
Livestock care/training
HORSES BROKE & TRAINED
Long Ranch, (940)393-6517.
HORSESHOEING & TRIM
$25, trims: $60 shoes. Office,
(940)969-2700; cell, (940)399-8580.
HORSESHOEING
Brittany Caviness, Wise County,
(815)508-0306.
HORSESHOEING BY J.E. HARRIS
$25 for trimming. $65 for shoeing.
Call (817)902-1766.
Mowing
ACREAGE MOWING
Tractor services. Plowing, seeding,
aerating, tilling, fertilizing available.
Tommy, (940)482-6578.
CUSTOM ROUND/SQUARE
baling, mowing, plowing, grain drill,
trees trimmed, gardens tilled. Small
dump trailer available for hauling.
Cal l ( 940) 393- 9616 or
(940)683-3148.
Pasture and feed
1,200 SMALL SQUARE BALES
of November 2009 native & coastal
cl i ppi ngs, i n t he bar n.
(940)748-2434.
HAY
Shop Us First Or Last!
50 years of actual
service in Hay Sales.
Try us and see if our
prices can be beat!
Thank you,
Charles H. Taylor
940-627-3385 • 940-393-2728
940-389-3068 • 940-389-5000
ARIZONA ALFALFA
3-string, high quality bales. Other
sizes also available. (940)389-3891.
COASTAL HAY
Square bales, fertilized, barn stored.
No minimum, you load. 2008,
$6/bale. 2009, $7/bale. Boyd,
(940)433-2335.
COASTAL HORSE HAY
square bales, fertilized. No mini-
mum. We help load. Delivery avail-
able. Between Decatur/Alvord,
(817)991-7625.
HIGH QUALITY
Horse and cattle coastal hay. Clean,
heavy fertilized. Guaranteed palat-
abl e. ( 940) 644- 5156 or
(817)713-1936
HORSE QUALITY ALFALFA
hay. Delivered to Decatur area.
Square bales, $13/each, 200 bale
minimum. Call Larry Middleton,
(325)642-3222.
LONESOME DOVE FEED
Deer corn, $6.85. 12% Bronco
horse/cattle, $7.55. 14% Calling
Cubes, $6. 80. Fi re wood,
$150/cord. Located 1231 CR4380,
Dec at ur . ( 940) 389- 2945,
(940)433-5902. Authorized Bryant
Feed distributor.
MIX 30
Wise County liquid feed distributor,
mi neral s, feeder tubs. Cal l
(817)675-6545, (940)748-2785.
Need someone to haul round bales
hay from near Durant, OK to Deca-
tur, TX. (940)859-3763.
SMALL SQUARE COASTAL
3-string Alfalfa from Arizona. 3x3x8
al f al f a. Cal l f or pr i ces.
(940)393-6095.
PETS
Pets
!!ATTENTION!!
We suggest that our readers thor-
oughly investigate any advertiser
before investing any money.
AKC CORGI
puppies, 6-weeks-old. $300/each.
(940)391-9914.
AKC GERMAN SHEPHERD
pups, born 11-21-2009. 5 males, 2
f e m a l e s . $ 2 5 0 / e a c h .
(817)917-2014.
CKC PUPPIES
Shih-Tzu, $300-$400. Rat Terrier,
$150. Min Pin, $250. Chihuahua,
$150-$250. All have shots &
de-wormed. (817)220-0849.
Free! 3-month-old Great Pyrenees
puppy. Femal e, has shots.
(940)872-3804, (940)389-9133.
JUST IN TIME
Registered Mini Aussie puppies
ready the week of Christmas. $450.
Great with kids, smart, lovable dogs.
(940)368-1659.
KITTENS - 1ST SHOTS
12-weeks-old, healthy, wormed, Vet
checked with 1st shots. Rare Or-
ange Tabby, female, $30. 2 Blue
Creams, $20. 1 Black/White male,
$15. Call (940)969-2910.
MINI DACHSHUND
Sweet, red female with blue eyes.
6-months-old. $250. (940)845-5055
or (940)393-8944.
OLD ENGLISH BULLDOGS
Registered males & females, each
comes with puppy care pack includ-
ing shots/worming. Ready to go.
(940)389-1649.
Pets lost and found
Lost: small fawn/white, male Corgi.
FM 730, 8.5 miles north Decatur.
Children’s pet. (940)393-3863,
(940)627-1925.
MERCHAN
FOR SA
Furniture
$ 299/EACH
NEW sofas, love seats, dinettes,
2-piece queen pillow top w/free
sheet set, dressers, recliners &
more. ONLY 10% down, no credit
check. www.AlsFurnitureOnline.com
Al’s Furniture, Denton; Mon.-Sat.,
10a.m.-6p.m. (940)387-4828.
QUEEN
PILLOW TOP
MATTRESS SET
New/Warranty
$175
(940)765-5861
DELIVERY AVAILABLE.
Garage sales
!!ATTENTION!!
Garage sale ads must be called in
BEFORE 10a.m. Tuesday to run in
the Thursday edition. If you want
your garage sale ad in All Around
Wise also, it MUST be called in be-
fore 10a.m. Friday THE WEEK BE-
FORE the sale. We do not run ga-
rage sales the weekend before the
sale.
Firewood
FIREWOOD FOR SALE
Split oak firewood, delivery avail-
able. (940)433-2678.
FIREWOOD
for sal e. (940)389-3413 or
(940)389-8511.
FIREWOOD
Mostly oak. By appointment only!
You cut, you load, you haul. Regular
si ze pi ckup bed, $30.
(940)433-2438.
Oak & mesquite firewood for sale.
(940)399-9138.
Miscellaneous
Baldwin piano, $800. Oak waterbed
headboard, $200. Full-size mattress
and box spr i ng, $100.
(940)969-2138.
MOBILITY SCOOTERS, LIFTS
New GoGo Scooters 3-wheel,
4-wheel. New Jazzy Wheelchair
Lifts, batteries. Free, in-home dem-
onstration. Matt, MedCare Solu-
tions, (940)393-1427.
WOOD BUILDINGS
10x16, $1,450. 12x24, $2,250.
(214)869-1703.
TRANSPORT
Cars
WANTED
I pay cash for old cars & trucks.
(940)391-6757.
I’LL BUY THOSE YARD CARS
as well as your good used cars.
Arvin, (817)925-8768.
TOP DOLLAR PAID
f or j unk car s & t r ucks.
(817)220-5682.
Se habl a es pañol
1110 HOVEY ST., BRIDGEPORT
940-683-1999
BUY HERE
PAY HERE
IF YOU NEED
a good, dependable car or truck for
$3,500 or less, come by Cowgirl
Auto Sales, 804 Business Highway
287, Decatur, TX; (940)626-0070.
Ask about our inventory. Let’s do
business!
2008 CHEVY COBALT
5-speed, 25k miles, great gas mile-
age! Runs great, under warranty.
$9,995. (940)300-9829.
Recreational vehicles
1999 CARDINAL
travel trailer, 28 foot 5th wheel, Arc-
tic package, 4,000 watt Onan gen-
erator. $12,000. (940)841-1657,
(940)531-2535.
2001 SUZUKI 500
automatic, 4x4 four-wheeler, 1000
mi l es, great shape. $3,000.
(940)872-0582.
2008 CRF
250R, ver y good shape.
(817)851-4693 or
kody.klement@gmail.com.
COLLECTOR 1999 HARLEY
Dyna Wide Glide, Stage III, 88,
chrome & custom paint. $8,900.
(817)565-9640.
GREAT BIKE!
2003 KLX 400, $2,950. 2004 14'
Pace enclosed trailer w/tie down
system for bikes and ATVs, $2,950.
(940)393-8740.
Chico, Texas
IT’S NOTYOUR
GRANNY’S CHURCH
Unless She’s a Biker
Come discover real power and freedom
from the Creator Jesus Christ our Lord
Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.
Unchained Biker Church
109 S. Weatherford
Chico, TX 76431
Speedy - President 940-577-6014
Doc - Vice President 940-389-8871
Everyone
W
elcome!
Bikes Not Necessary
Pickups/Vans/SUVs
2003 FORD CUSTOM F150
red, extended cab, V-6, 2/4 drop,
Billet grill, new paint job. $2,000 ste-
reo system, 82,500 miles. $9,500.
(940)210-9051.
1998 CHEVY S-10
extended cab, 3-door, long bed
w/cover, 4.3 liter, V-6, Vortec en-
gine, automatic, cold AC, new alter-
nat or & bat t er y. $4, 500.
(940)577-0474.
Heavy Equipment
2006 LOADMAX
20' hydraulic dump trailer, $7,900.
(817)846-5997.
Accessories
FOR SALE: BED
for 2009 Silverado 3500 Dooley,
double wheel. (817)296-0766.
ANNOUNCEM
Wanted
Looking for music lovers to play
bass, guitar & vocals for small
start-up band. email:
musicad@drumby.otherinbox.com.
Got to get
rid of it
now?
Sell it quick in
the classifieds!
Call 940-627-5987
to find out just how well
Classified Ads work!
ANNOUNCEMENTS
• Card of Thanks
• Let’s Swap
• Lost & Found
• Personal
• Wanted
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE
• Appliances
• Clothing/Jewelry
• Furniture
• Garage Sales
• Firewood
• Miscellaneous
• Auctions
TRANSPORTATION
• Boats
• Cars
• Recreational Vehicles
• Trucks
• Accessories
• Trailers
• Wanted to Buy
PETS
• Pets
• Pets Lost & Found
• Pet Care/Training
• Pet Stud Services
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• Pruning • Removal
• Feeding • Fire Wood
• Construction Protection
• Transplanting
Landscaping & Landscape Design,
Lawn Maintenance
940-748-2138
Complete Tree Care Needs
25 Years Experience
Been in Wise County 20 years
Owner Bobby Mitchell
TIRE
OUTLET, INC.
NEW & USED
PASSENGER
& TRUCK TIRES
RETAIL
WHOLESALE
940-433-2017
537 E. Rock Island Ave
Boyd
CeCe Lisby
940-399-9141
cecelisby@yahoo.com
Lisa G. Caraway
940-393-2476
lisagcaraway@yahoo.com
MAJOR REDUCTION IN PRICE! Super floor plan offers 4 bedrooms plus
media room and office! Great kitchen with lots of beautiful custom cabinets.
The home has large covered porch with outside fireplace on back patio! Still
time for your input on flooring! Quality home and excellent value! $269,900
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OPPORTUNITY
BEAUTIFUL CUSTOM HOME WITH GREAT FLOORPLAN! Lots of special
touches and attention to detail. Home has been well cared for and is in
turn key condition. Large circle drive and wonderful landscaped front and
backyard. Wooded lot with privacy fence, outdoor fireplace and built-in grill.
Large pergola covers a stamped concrete patio. This is a must see. $315,000
TUDOR STYLE WITH ROCK AND STONE EXTERIOR. Great island
kitchen with loads of storage plus many upgrades and cooling in ground
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20A WISE COUNTY MESSENGER, Decatur, Texas, Sunday, January 3, 2010
Game Over
TO THE VICTOR — Bridgeport’s Luis Gayton celebrates the Bulls’ victory over Decatur in the Battle of Big Sandy, which closed out a perfect run through District
5-3A.
As the clock hits zero on another year,
here’s a look back at memorable moments in sports
TAKING A JOB BY THE HORNS — K.C. Jones of Decatur brings down a steer at the 99th
Annual Pendleton Roundup in Pendleton, Ore.
CELEBRATION TIME — Decatur’s Fleming Smurthwaite and Holly
Harrison celebrate the final point of the Lady Eagles’ District 5-
3A title-clinching win in Iowa Park.
Biggest
Hits
The top 10 read sports stories on
wcmessenger.com
1. Decatur teen wins world Quarter Horse
title — 1,219
2. 2008 All Wise County Football Team —
764
3. Friday Night Football Lineup for August 28
— 762
4. Barnhill throws Texas a curve ball —
623
5. The Battle of Big Sandy — 616
6. Done deal: Barnhill is back in the game as
she signs with Ole Miss — 615
7. Friday Night Football Lineup for Septem-
ber 11 — 605
8. Bulls write perfect ending: Bridgeport ral-
lies in final minute to beat Eagles — 603
9. 2009 All Wise County Baseball Team
— 597
10. 7 Bulls earn all-state honors by Texas
Sports Writers Association — 575
MESSENGER PHOTOS BY JOE DUTY
2009 IN REVIEW