NORTHWEST ISD PICKS HICKS — Northwest ISD named Dr. David Hicks as the lone finalist for superintendent Tuesday. Hicks will start in May, taking over for current NISD Superintendent Ryder Warren, who announced his intention to retire in September. Hicks comes to NISD from Sherman ISD, where he worked as superintendent for the past six years. He previously was area superintendent overseeing all secondary schools at Denton ISD. In a 33-year career in education, Hicks has worked in several roles, including teaching and serving as principal or assistant principal at the elementary, middle and high school level, according to a NISD press release. “Everything we do is about kids, and I’m very humbled and honored to join this team,” Hicks said. “I know this district. I’ve worked nearby for a long time. I know the people that are here have a deep passion for our children and doing the right thing, and giving them opportunities and helping them dream and achieve those dreams.” The state mandates a 21-day waiting period between naming a finalist and when the new superintendent can be hired.
BOYS PLAYOFF SOCCER — Fernando Santos finished with a hat trick to lead Bridgeport (21-3-1) to a 4-1 win over Waxahachie Life in the 4A area playoff match Tuesday at Brewer High School. The Bulls will face Castleberry in the Region I quarterfinals this weekend. Game information has yet to be released.
COOLER TODAY — The temperature is expected to hold steady around 60 during the day as a cold front moves through this morning. Storms rolled through Wise County earlier this morning, bringing the following rain totals: 0.95 of an inch in Alvord, 0.53 in Decatur, 0.35 in Cottondale and 0.23 in Bridgeport.
BASEBALL RESULTS — Decatur (8-7-1, 4-1) suffered its first District 7-4A loss Tuesday to Argyle, 7-1. Bridgeport (3-14, 1-4) won its first league matchup by beating Lake Worth 4-3. In 10-3A, Boyd (13-2-2) improved to 5-0 with a 4-1 win against Pilot Point. Paradise (11-6, 4-1) suffered a 5-2 loss to Whitesboro. Chico (1-10, 0-5) was routed by Muenster, 17-1.
SOFTBALL — A solo home run by Argyle’s Maya Bland was the difference in Decatur’s 1-0 District 7-4A loss Tuesday. Decatur fell to 10-9 and 6-1 in league play. Ashley Marschall and Iva Marquesen hit home runs to help Bridgeport (9-12-1, 1-4) win its first league match with a 23-2 victory over Lake Worth. In 10-3A, Boyd (16-8, 4-3) used a 5-run fourth inning to knock off Ponder 9-2. Paradise (9-9-1) improved to 2-5 by defeating Callisburg 15-9. Graford shut out Chico (2-7, 1-5) in a 9-2A matchup, 8-0.
GARDEN CLUB FUNDRAISER — The Wise County Garden Club will hold a fundraiser craft sale at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Bridgeport Lions Club building.
BENEFIT TEAM ROPING — Victory Christian Academy FFA’s Benefit Team Roping is Saturday at LoneStar Cattle Co. and Arena in Decatur. Books open at 9 a.m., cash only. The event includes lunch provided by Patti Gage, kids dummy roping at 1 p.m., silent auction, bake sale and raffle.
BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT — Bridgeport Class of 2022 Project Graduation will host a Fools Day 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament Friday at Bridgeport Middle School. Registration is 4:30-5:30 p.m., games begin at 5:45. It will feature youth, middle school, high school and adult divisions for boys and girls. Silent auction and concessions also available. Contact Gilbert.firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
FUNERALS — Visitation for Preston Calvert, 21, of Justin is 6-8 tonight at Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.
GRAVESIDE for Doris Ann Edwards, 87, of Fort Worth is 2 p.m. Saturday at Alvord Cemetery.
FUNERAL for Deborah Lynn Sanford, 66, of Decatur is 2 p.m. Friday at Hawkins-Decatur. Visitation is one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
SERVICES for Colton White, 20, of Decatur and Ronald J. Helton, 79, of Rhome are pending at Hawkins-Decatur.
MEMORIAL service for Paul Wawro, 80, of Paradise is 10 a.m. today at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel in Bridgeport.
FUNERAL for David Carlton, 72, of Chico is 2 p.m. Thursday at Hawkins Chapel in Bridgeport with burial at East Bridgeport Cemetery. Family visitation is 6-8 tonight at the funeral home.
MEMORIAL service for Marvin Compton, 81, of Chico is 11 a.m. Saturday at Victory Family Church in Decatur. Hawkins-Bridgeport is handling arrangements.
SERVICE for John Gober, 90, of Bridgeport is pending at Hawkins-Bridgeport.
SERVICE for Peggy O’Neil, 84, of Newark is pending at Hawkins Funeral Home in Boyd.
MEMORIAL service for Christopher Hill, 25, of Paradise is 11 a.m. today at the First Baptist Church in Bridgeport. Visitation is one hour prior to the service. Hudson & Torres Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport is handling arrangements.
GRAVESIDE service for Lionel Miller, 92, of Newark is noon Friday at Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel and Cemetery in Fort Worth.
SERVICE for Danny G. Cobb, 75, of Decatur is 5:30 p.m. Saturday at 149 PR 1123, Decatur.
MEMORIAL service for Larry M. Johnson, 77, formerly of Decatur and Chico is 5 p.m. Friday at Coker Funeral Home in Jacksboro.
MEMORIAL service for Thomas King Cone III, 78, of Decatur is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Decatur.