News Flash

Home

Posted on: November 4, 2019

Projected growth coming to Wise County, Texas

star-telegram-logo

Star Telegram article about the projected growth coming to Wise County: Wise County, a throwback to rural Texas, may be the region’s next frontier of growth. 

Wise County is known for its rural features — including horse pastures, rock quarries and the Lyndon B. Johnson National Grasslands.

But, the mostly rural county northwest of Fort Worth may soon have a much different identity — that of a booming residential area in the Dallas-Fort Worth suburbs.

“It’s coming up highway 114 and highway 287, and it’s coming fast,” said Tim McClure, assistant superintendent for facilities at the Northwest school district.

McClure’s school district, which serves about 24,000 students, is expected to quadruple to more than 100,000 students during the next 25 to 30 years, making it larger than the Fort Worth school district, which has 85,000 students. 

About a third of that school district growth is expected to be in Wise County. The district straddles the boundaries of Wise, Tarrant and Denton counties.

Suburban rooftops are popping up quickly along the Tarrant-Wise County line, many in unincorporated areas where the city limits of Fort Worth and Rhome, its tiny neighbor, may eventually grow together. Developers are scrambling to build homes quick enough to meet demand as the region’s job base continues to grow.

Many of the new residential areas are coming to areas of Wise County where the roads, water and sewer lines, police and fire protection and other infrastructure aren’t ready for them. Already, residents who commute from Wise County to jobs in Fort Worth, Denton and other cities are dealing with backed-up, two-lane roads leading in and out of their neighborhoods.

But area leaders say they’re aware of the upcoming challenges to make room for thousands of new residents.

Read Full Fort Worth Star Telegram Article.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Home

WC Messenger

Wise County Economic Relief Fund

Posted on: May 27, 2020

Decatur Texas Seniors Send Off

Posted on: May 19, 2020

Estate Planning Class - Decatur, TX

Posted on: February 26, 2020
WC Messenger

WHS updates COVID-19 testing numbers

Posted on: March 30, 2020

Small Town Compassion - Decatur, TX

Posted on: April 2, 2020
Inland360_Logo

Easter in Isolation

Posted on: April 10, 2020

Drive Thru Food Pantry Pick-Up

Posted on: April 23, 2020

Wise County Open at 25% Capacity

Posted on: May 1, 2020

Wise County Open at 50% Capacity

Posted on: May 1, 2020

Texas Continuing to Reopen

Posted on: May 5, 2020

Decatur EDC Business Rescue Grant

Posted on: May 14, 2020

Decatur EDC Business Rescue Grant

Posted on: May 15, 2020

Friendsgiving Feast

Posted on: November 14, 2019
Texas Real Estate Center

Monthly Review of the Texas Economy

Posted on: November 18, 2019

Veteran Benefit Auction - Valor Ranch

Posted on: November 20, 2019

Family Fun Night at Nock It Archery Center

Posted on: November 22, 2019

The North Texas Economic Forum

Posted on: December 2, 2019

Texas Economic Indicators

Posted on: December 4, 2019

Save the Date - Sportsmen Banquet

Posted on: December 12, 2019
WC Messenger

County’s sales taxes continue to roll in

Posted on: February 10, 2020
Energy Worldnet Logo

Soft Skills Workshop in Wise County, Texas

Posted on: February 11, 2020

Texas #3 Best State for Business

Posted on: August 19, 2019

Home Prices Soar in July

Posted on: September 4, 2019

Poco Graphite Celebrating 50 Years

Posted on: September 10, 2019

Decatur ISD Job Draws Interest

Posted on: September 18, 2019

Boo Bash in Downtown Decatur

Posted on: September 23, 2019

Shannon receives contract extension

Posted on: September 25, 2019

State Fair of Texas Time

Posted on: September 27, 2019

Dallas-Fort Worth Area Employment

Posted on: October 1, 2019

TEDC's 2019 Annual Conference

Posted on: October 3, 2019

Wise County Business Workshop

Posted on: October 8, 2019

Orscheln Farm & Home Opening Soon!

Posted on: October 11, 2019
Business News Daily

How to Run a Business in Texas

Posted on: October 15, 2019
Business News Daily

How to Run a Business in Texas

Posted on: October 15, 2019

2019 Wise County Business Workshop

Posted on: October 21, 2019

Successful Wise County Business Workshop

Posted on: October 29, 2019

TODAY IS ELECTION DAY!

Posted on: November 5, 2019
Sweet Chicks Dessert Shoppe Decatur TX

Sweet Chicks Dessert Shoppe Opening

Posted on: November 7, 2019
BLS

Dallas-Fort Worth Area Employment

Posted on: July 24, 2019

Real Estate Market Remains Steady

Posted on: July 30, 2019

Decatur Eyes Tax Rate Decrease

Posted on: August 2, 2019

August 2019 Texas Economic Outlook

Posted on: August 7, 2019
DecaturISD_RGB_HiRes

Decatur ISD Discusses Budget

Posted on: August 14, 2019