Posted on: August 31, 2017

Decatur ISD food services see increased revenue

By Brian Knox | Wise County Messenger

The food business is doing quite well at Decatur ISD, according to a report given to the school board Monday by Child Nutrition Director Shelly Laaser.

The report showed that meal revenue has increased almost $10,000 ov...

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Posted on: August 29, 2017

Highway renamed for fallen officer - Decatur, Texas

By Brian Knox | Wise County Messenger

A FAMILY HONOR – Deroy Bennett was on hand Wednesday as a sign dedicated to his late father was installed on U.S. 380. James “Poncho” Bennett, a Decatur Police officer, was killed while on...

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Posted on: August 29, 2017

Ribbon Cutting for Sands Company Today

Ribbon Cutting for Sands Company on Tuesday, August 29th at 11:30 a.m. Location: 2806 S Murvil Street in Decatur, TX.

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Posted on: August 23, 2017

City approves zoning request for annexed property

By Brian Knox | Wise County Messenger

Recently annexed land that will be home to future industrial businesses was officially zoned heavy industrial Monday by the Decatur City Council.

The land is located north of Farm Road 2264 and east of U.S. 81/287. The ...

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Posted on: August 23, 2017

Eclipse experience: Library draws crowd for viewing party

By Racey Burden | Wise County Messenger

Hundreds of people stood in the parking lot of Decatur Public Library Monday afternoon and looked to the sky.

GOTTA WEAR SHADES — Brothers Garrett, Mason and Landon White camp out with snow cones Monday in the Decatur...

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Posted on: August 22, 2017

Tomorrow: Open House & Ribbon Cutting for The Granary

Open House & Ribbon Cutting Tomorrow.

Directions: From Whistle Stop Café take Bus 287 towards Carson Elementary. Turn left before Carson onto CR 4010. Cross RR tracks and go approximately 9 miles and then turn left onto CR 4411 (See Balloons...

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Posted on: August 21, 2017

Eclipse experience: Libraries plan viewing parties

By Racey Burden | Wise County Messenger

On Monday, Aug. 21, the United States will experience its first total eclipse since 1979, and several local libraries are holding viewing parties.

Though Texans won’t be able to see the total eclipse — we’ll get about...

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Posted on: August 17, 2017

Ribbon Cutting for Sands Company - Decatur, Texas

Ribbon Cutting for Sands Company on Tuesday, August 29th at 11:30 a.m. Location: 2806 S Murvil Street in Decatur, TX.

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Posted on: August 15, 2017

Call 811 before digging

By Messenger Staff |  Wise County Messenger Staff

It is required by law to call 811 to have all buried utility lines located and marked before digging or excavating, according to a press release by Atmos Energy.

Since 2008, the company has seen a 4...

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Posted on: August 11, 2017

Open House & Ribbon Cutting for The Granary

Open House & Ribbon Cutting for The Granary on Wednesday, August 23rd at 9:30 a.m. Location: 390 County Road 4111 in Decatur, Texas.

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Posted on: August 7, 2017

A Texas-size boom in technology: Gov. Abbott

  • Texas has more workers than 46 states' total resident populations.
  • For five consecutive years Texas has added the most new and expanded corporate facility projects in the nation.
  • Tech giants Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google, Oracle and Microsoft hav...
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Posted on: August 1, 2017

Summer hot streak: Texas manufacturers continue to pump up production

Manufacturing in Texas continued its 13-month hot streak in July, according to monthly survey conducted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

The Dallas Fed surveyed 113 Texas manufacturing executives in July to get their thoughts on the health of the ind...

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Posted on: July 26, 2017

City approves voluntary annexation; Zoning action tabled until full council can vote

By Brian Knox | Wise County Messenger

The city limits of Decatur are expanding once again following the approval of a voluntary annexation request of 163 acres of land southeast of the city.

The city council Monday voted unanimously to annex the land, locat...

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Posted on: July 21, 2017

Full week of events slated for Reunion

By Brian Knox | Wise County Messenger

PREPARING FOR PARTY – Joey Christian lays sod in front of his family’s cabin at Joe Wheeler Park in preparation for the Old Settlers Reunion, which starts Monday. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

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Posted on: July 21, 2017

Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening for Eighter Liquor

Ribbon Cutting for Eighter Liquor on Friday, July 21st at 9:30 a.m. Grand Opening is Saturday, July 22nd! Location: 1845 S FM 51 in Decatur, TX.

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Posted on: July 19, 2017

Decatur Civic Center Changing Name to Become Decatur Conference Center

With the completion of the Decatur Fairfield Inn & Suites on the horizon, they are changing their name to reflect their true purpose. With the change to "Conference Center", they will have a stronger presence online, and no more confusion ov...

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Posted on: July 17, 2017

Wise named Purple Heart County

By Kristen Tribe | Wise County Messenger

Wise County was designated a Purple Heart County at the regular commissioners meeting Monday.

PRESENTATION TO VETERANS – Representatives of the Military Order of the Purple Heart presented County Judge J.D....

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Posted on: July 10, 2017

Positive S&P rating review of Texas budget says state has 'turned corner' after oil downturn

Texas' $217 billion budget for the next two years is "neutral," meaning it won't have a positive or negative effect on the state's overall credit rating, according to S&P Global Inc., which also projected Texas employment will continue to gr...

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Posted on: July 6, 2017

Texas employment gains steam, job-growth projections push higher

Texas employment growth projections have gained steam as the Lone Star State job growth has outpaced the nation so far this year, according to a report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

Economists at the Dallas Fed said the number of Texas jobs grew...

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Posted on: June 28, 2017

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - War Horse Weapons - New Business - Decatur, TX

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for War Horse Weapons on Thursday, June 29th, 2017 at 11:30 am.

War Horse Weapons, 2812 US. Hwy. 380 W., Decatur, TX 76234.

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Posted on: June 21, 2017

Clark elected NCTCOG Secretary-Treasurer

By Racey Burden |  Wise County Messenger

Wise County Judge J.D. Clark was elected secretary-treasurer of the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) Friday.

Clark, a member of the NCTCOG executive board since 2015, said it’s a...

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Posted on: June 19, 2017

Wise Health Foundation Purchases New Beds for Wise Health System in Decatur, TX

By Messenger Staff | Wise County Messenger

BED DONATION – The Wise Health Foundation (WHF) purchased 30 hospital beds for the medical surgical unit at Wise Health System in Decatur. Pictured are (from left) WHF board member Colleen Walker, WHF Bo...

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Posted on: June 16, 2017

Women-Owned Businesses in Texas

by Joyce Jauer, Lauren Mulverhill and Bruce Wright

Texas appears at or near the top of most “best of” lists for its business friendliness. But it’s also a great location for an increasing number of women-owned enterprises.

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Posted on: June 14, 2017

Grants Available in Texas

The State of Texas has worked hard to develop and sustain a business-friendly operating environment. State and local government provides tax incentives, financing assistance and an array of services to help companies establish or expand in Texas.

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Posted on: June 12, 2017

Citizen Input Sought - Broadband Internet Infrastructure Study - Decatur, TX

By Kristen Tribe | Wise County Messenger

Wise County partnered with Bridgeport and Decatur EDCs in February to have technology company Design Nine conduct a countywide broadband internet infrastructure study.

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Posted on: June 6, 2017

Broadband Internet Service Survey - Wise County, Texas

Help us explore better broadband Internet service in Wise County! We have surveys set up- one for residential Internet use and one for business Internet use- and we would greatly appreciate you filling one out to let us know about your Internet needs and ...

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Posted on: June 2, 2017

Decatur, Texas citizens have mobile option for work requests.

By Brian Knox | Wise County Messenger

Decatur residents have a new way to communicate with the city.

The city’s Public Works Department recently began using the Dude Solutions Mobile 311 mobile workforce software. That software includes a citizen request po...

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Posted on: June 1, 2017

Bullfighters Only Cavender's Cup in Decatur, TX

Join us on Friday in Decatur, TX for the Bullfighters Only Cavender's Cup Presented by BODYGUARD Bumpers. TICKETS--> www.etix.com/ticket/p/8723064

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Posted on: May 31, 2017

Bill Signed for Wise County voting representation on the Weatherford College Board - Decatur, TX

By Racey Burden |  Wise County Messenger

Gov. Greg Abbott signed House Bill 2194 into law Monday, giving Wise County voting representation on the Weatherford College board.

“I think it’s such a big win for the people of Wise Cou...

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Posted on: May 25, 2017

Decatur School Board looks at student enrollment projections - Decatur, Texas

By Brian Knox | Wise County MessengerThe Decatur school district can expect to add around 350 students in the next five years and 677 students in the next decade.Those figures were part of a report provided to the school board Monday from Bob Templeton wi...

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Posted on: May 23, 2017

Trinity Street Coffee Bar - Construction Started - New Business - Decatur, TX

Construction has officially started!!! At this time we do not have an opening date, but we will keep you posted.

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Posted on: May 19, 2017

Texas Employment Forecast

Incorporating June employment growth of 3.6 percent and new leading index data into the Texas Employment Forecast suggests jobs will grow 2.8 percent this year (December/December), with an 80 percent confidence band of 2.0 to 3.6 percent.

The forecast incr...

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Posted on: May 17, 2017

Wise County voting representation on Weatherford College passed through State Senate - Decatur, TX

By Racey Burden | Wise County Messenger

House Bill 2194, which will grant Wise County voting representation on the Weatherford College board, passed through the State Senate Wednesday.

The bill, originally proposed by State Rep. Phil King and sponsored in t...

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Posted on: May 15, 2017

Food Trucks Prove Popular Draw - Downtown Decatur, Texas

By Brian Knox | Wise County Messenger

OPEN FOR BUSINESS – Large crowds filled Main Street Saturday at the first Eighter from Decatur Food Truck Challenge. Messenger photo by Joe Duty.

Organizers of the first Eighter From Decatur Food Truck Challen...

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Posted on: May 12, 2017

Texas Job Growth Forecast by Dallas Federal Reserve Bank

Economic fortune tellers at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas this week painted a robust picture of Texas job growth in 2017, as the state pulls out of a two-year energy slump and major metro areas continue to boom.

"Job growth picked up in the secon...

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Posted on: May 10, 2017

Decatur ranked #419 in U.S. cities with lowest avg student debt balances.

Decatur Ranked in our U.S. Cities with the Highest & Lowest Student Debt Balances.

Decatur ranked #419 in LendEDU’s newest report detailing the cities throughout the U.S. with the lowest average student debt balances.

The rankings for this rep...

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Posted on: May 8, 2017

Texas notches biggest monthly job growth in more than 2 years

Texas employers added 51,300 jobs in January, notching the biggest seasonally adjusted monthly job gain in more than two years, the Texas Workforce Commission.

That meant 225,300 new jobs over the year.

"Texas employers and our talented workforce start...

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Posted on: May 1, 2017

Broadband Infrastructure Study Meeting - Decatur, TX

JOIN US FOR A BROADBAND INFRASTRUCTURE STUDY on May 3rd @ 1pm at the Wise County Elections Office.

Wise County, in partnership with the Decatur and Bridgeport EDCs, is sponsoring a broadband infrastructure study to assess the needs and goals for better bro...

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Posted on: April 25, 2017

Weatherford College Board Representation Bill Passes House for Wise County Rep

By Racey Burden | Wise County Messenger

Possible Weatherford College Board Changes: State Rep. Phil King’s House Bill 2194, which would give Wise County representation on the Weatherford College board, passed through the House Thursday.

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Posted on: April 21, 2017

Decatur Discount Tire - Under Construction - Decatur, Texas

Decatur Discount Tire under construction.

Discount Tire is coming to Decatur, Texas! Currently under construction at the old David's Western Wear location on South FM 51.

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Posted on: April 18, 2017

1st Annual Eighter From Decatur Food Truck Challenge - Saturday, May 6th

Our First Food Truck Challenge should be a great time for everybody!!! Come downtown and check out all the fun!!!

Eighter From Decatur Food Truck Challenge - Saturday, May 6th

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Posted on: April 11, 2017

Decatur Community Market starts Saturday, April 15th 8am-12pm - Decatur, TX

Decatur Community Market starts this Saturday, April 15th, 2017 from 8am-12pm!

306 West Main Street, Decatur, TX 76234

Video By: Decatur Town Square

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Posted on: April 6, 2017

Texas Jobs - Economists say various indicators point to economic momentum ahead. - Decatur, TX

TEXAS JOB GROWTH: TEXAS MONTHLY JOBS REPORT: FEB 2017

Texas’ economy sprinted out of the gate this year, adding more jobs in January than it had in any month since 2013. Economists took that as a sign that the biggest shock to the Lone Star State...

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Posted on: April 3, 2017

Wise County Sheriff’s Office hosts USPCA Regional Trials & Certification at Canine Training Facility

By David Talley | Wise County Messenger

APPREHENDED – K-9 Unit Deputy Jamie O’Bannon takes a bite from Rayco at the USPCA Regional Trials and Certification event. K-9 teams ran several exercises, including patrol, narcotics and explosiv...

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Posted on: March 29, 2017

Texas Adds Jobs: Texas Economy Adds 6,700 Jobs in February - Texas Workforce Commission: Decatur, TX

Texas Adds Jobs: 6,700 Jobs in February

The Texas economy expanded in February with the addition of 6,700 seasonally adjusted non-farm jobs. Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 4.9 percent in February, up slightly from 4.8 p...

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Posted on: March 27, 2017

Wise County Sheriff’s Office to host police dog trials - Decatur, Texas

By Messenger Staff | Wise County Messenger

INTENSE FOCUS – K-9 officer Rayco, with the Wise County Sheriff’s Department, chases a ball during a recent training exercise. Messenger photo by Joe Duty.

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Posted on: March 24, 2017

Wise County Hiring Fair at Weatherford College Wise County - Decatur, Texas

Wise County Hiring Fair on April 6, 2017 12—4 p.m. at Weatherford College Wise County.

Workforce Solutions North Texas is still looking for more employers to participate. If they are interested, they need to contact Barbara Robinson at (940) 382-...

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Posted on: March 24, 2017

2017 Health Fair - Decatur, TX - Sponsored by United Way of Wise County & Wise County Health Forum

2017 Wise County Health Fair will be held this coming Saturday, March 25, at the Civic Center from 8:30 am until Noon.

Free Admission

Sponsored by: United Way of Wise County & Wise County Health Forum

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Posted on: March 22, 2017

Decatur TX Food Truck Challenge Coming in May - Decatur Town Square

Decatur TX Food Truck Challenge Coming in May at Decatur Town Square: Eighter from Decatur Food Truck Challenge

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Posted on: March 17, 2017

Committee to appoint college advisor - Weatherford College - Decatur, TX

By Racey Burden | Wise County Messenger

Commissioners Monday approved a committee to nominate a person to the Weatherford College advisory board.

Committee members are Wise County Judge J.D. Clark, Precinct 2 Commissioner Kevin Burns, Auditor Ann McCusiton ...

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Posted on: March 15, 2017

New Housing and Apartment Plans to lead to Decatur ISD Enrollment Growth - Decatur, Texas

By Brian Knox | Wise County Messenger

Decatur ISD: 3 schools might reach capacity within 3 years

Nearly 600 housing or apartment units are scheduled to be completed within the next couple of years in the Decatur school district.

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Posted on: March 3, 2017

Texas Wins 2016 Site Selection’s Governor’s Cup Award For Record Fifth Year In A Row - Decatur, TX

The State of Texas has won Site Selection’s 2016 Governor’s Cup, an award that is given annually to the top performing state for capital investment and job creation. In 2016, Texas finished with 642 business relocations or expansions. ...

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Posted on: February 23, 2017

Austin insight: Wise delegation visits the Capitol

By Racey Burden | Wise County Messenger

ADDRESSING THE CROWD – State Sen. Craig Estes and State Rep. Phil King answer questions from constituents during the Tuesday breakfast session of Wise County Legislative Days in Austin. Messenger photo by J...

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Posted on: December 29, 2016

2016 in Review: Curating Downtown Decatur Culture – Decatur, Texas

By Messenger Staff | Wise County Messenger

Mark Moran. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Downtown Decatur underwent a series of beautification projects in 2016.

Decatur Culture: Wichita Falls real estate developer Mark Moran’s Decatur Town Square group did its par...

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Posted on: December 29, 2016

2016 in Review: Wise Health System Evolves – Decatur, TX

By Messenger Staff | Wise County Messenger

Wise Health System underwent a year of changes in preparation for the future with the building of a new fitness facility and the announcement of the CEO’s upcoming retirement.

Ground broke in November 2015 for the ...

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Posted on: December 22, 2016

Veterans Clinic Moves to Decatur, Texas

By Messenger Staff | Wise County Messenger

Veterans Clinic: The former Bridgeport Community Based Outpatient Clinic, a Veterans Affairs primary care clinic, has moved to Decatur.

The clinic is now located at 1713 S. Farm Road 51.

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Posted on: December 20, 2016

County to build dog training facility, gun range – Decatur, TX

By Kristen Tribe | Wise County Messenger

The United States Police K9 Association (USPCA) will hold regional trials and certification in Wise County March 27-April 1.

The event will be held on county property commonly known as the Poor Farm, south of Joe Whe...

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Posted on: December 16, 2016

Local dancers to perform ‘The Nutcracker’

By Kristen Tribe | Wise County Messenger

Dancers with the Wise Ballet and Music Academy are performing “The Nutcracker” this weekend at the Decatur High School Theater.

The academy’s dancers have traditionally performed every J...

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Posted on: December 13, 2016

Area Business Women’s Network Celebrating 25th Anniversary – Decatur, TX

Come celebrate the 25th Anniversary for the Area Business Women’s Network with dinner and music provided by Dakota Burns, along with a photo booth from Kayla’s Unique Eye. Tickets are $40 per person. You are invited to bring your spous...

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Posted on: December 12, 2016

Santa Claus is comin’ to town – Decatur Texas

A much-anticipated holiday tradition kicks off Sunday as Santa Claus begins his tour through the city escorted by the Decatur Fire Department.

The annual trek through neighborhoods runs Dec. 11-15 with Santa visiting a different neighborhood each night.

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Posted on: December 5, 2016

Decatur Chamber of Commerce Moonlight Madness Parade – Decatur, Texas

The Moonlight Madness Parade was moved from Saturday, December 3rd to Thursday, December 8th due to weather.

It will begin and end at Eagle Stadium and travel through Downtown Decatur.

Parade entry forms on our web site and at the office.

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Posted on: November 30, 2016

A Work of Art – Downtown Decatur Mural – Decatur, TX

Be sure to check out the finished Downtown Decatur Mural across from the Decatur Post Office.

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Posted on: November 28, 2016

November 28th is Small Business Saturday – Decatur, TX

November 28th is Small Business Saturday.

SHOW YOUR LOVE AT A SMALL BUSINESS NEAR YOU! SHOP DECATUR, TX.

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Posted on: November 26, 2016

Looks a lot like Christmas – Decatur’s Annual Tour of Homes – Decatur, TX

By Kristen Tribe | Wise County Messenger

As December unfolds, the air is thick with Christmas cheer and the spirit of giving blossoms in spite of the chilly temperatures. To kick off all things merry and bright, the Decatur Woman’s Club will have its annua...

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Posted on: November 23, 2016

Decatur Women’s Building Remodel Finished – Decatur, Texas

By Kristen Tribe | Wise County Messenger

NEW AND IMPROVED – Wise County employees eat a Thanksgiving meal last week in the newly renovated Women’s Building. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

The Decatur Women’s Building remodel is complete.

The structure, located ...

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Posted on: November 10, 2016

Wise County Texas Veterans to be Honored – Decatur, TX

By Messenger Staff | Wise County Messenger

HONORING THE FLAG – Veterans salute the American flag. There will be multiple Veterans Day services in Wise County Friday and Saturday. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Honoring our Wise County Texas Veterans

The Wise Co...

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Posted on: November 9, 2016

Decatur Approves Expanded Alcohol Sales – Decatur, Texas

By Brian Knox | Wise County Messenger

POURING ONE OUT – Fuzzy’s bartender Sam Armitage pours a drink on the night Decatur approved expanded liquor sales. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Decatur approves expanded alcohol sales in the city of Decatur.

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Posted on: November 9, 2016

Ribbon Cutting for Malibu Homes to be Rescheduled Due to Weather – Decatur, TX

The Ribbon Cutting for Malibu Homes, LLC that was scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 10th has been cancelled due to inclement weather. The Decatur Chamber of Commerce will be announcing a new date and location for their ribbon cutting at a later date.

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Posted on: November 6, 2016

Now Open – Legend Bank Operations Center – Decatur, Texas

By Messenger Staff | Wise County Messenger

Legend Bank Operations Center opens in Decatur, Texas.

Legend Bank, a community bank serving customers in North Texas for 126 years, opened a new operations center at 910 Business U.S. Business 380, in Decatur.

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Posted on: November 5, 2016

Good Morning Texas in Decatur -Films on Decatur Town Square

By Racey Burden | Wise County Messenger

Good Morning Texas in Decatur

Decatur Square was a lively place Friday morning as WFAA 8’s “Good Morning Texas” filmed live on Main Street.

ON AIR – “Good Morning Texas” reporter Paige McCoy Smith interviews Decatur Ma...

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Posted on: November 2, 2016

Ribbon Cutting – Malibu Homes – November 10th – Decatur, Texas

Join us November 10th, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. for a ribbon cutting for Malibu Homes. Location: 3009 Treasure View Drive, Decatur, Texas. Snacks will be served. Hope to see you there!

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Posted on: November 2, 2016

WFAA Good Morning Texas Live Broadcast from Decatur TX Town Square

Good Morning Texas will have a LIVE BROADCAST from the Decatur Town Square this Friday, November 4th from 9:00 am – 10:00 am.

Decatur High School Band, cheerleaders, and drill team will be on the square. Anyone who would like to be on TV is asked to be at ...

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Posted on: October 30, 2016

Decatur TX got a little bigger Monday as City Annexes Land

By Brian Knox | Wise County Messenger

Decatur got a little bigger Monday. City Annexes Land in South Decatur.

VOLUNTARY ANNEXATION – The city of Decatur annexed five tracts of land, totaling 169 acres, in the southeastern portion of the city’s extraterritor...

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Posted on: October 29, 2016

Taking the mystery out of college; Students swarm WCWC for STEMania – Wise County, TX

By David Talley | Wise County Messenger

More than 900 fourth-graders from schools in Wise, Jack and Parker Counties poured through the hallways of Weatherford College Wise County’s campus Thursday in pursuit of college readiness.

CHALKING UP NEW KNOWLEDGE –...

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Posted on: October 15, 2016

Decatur City Council approves Disc Golf Course Project for Park – Decatur, TX

By Brian Knox | Wise County Messenger

A proposed 18-hole disc golf course at Jones Park received the green light from the Decatur City Council Monday.

Public Works Director Greg Hall explained that a group of local disc golf enthusiasts has been collecting ...

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Posted on: October 13, 2016

Wise County Messenger Wins National Awards – Decatur, TX

By Messenger Staff | Wise County Messenger

AWARD-WINNING PHOTO – Joel Bartlett with Wise County EMS carries Mia Reisch from her flooded home on West Kentucky Street in Chico. This photo was taken in June 2015 when Tropical Depression Bill dumped up to 7 in...

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Posted on: October 12, 2016

Successful Hotel Groundbreaking for Fairfield Inn & Suites – Decatur, TX

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Hotel Groundbreaking for Fairfield Inn & Suites by the Decatur Civic Center.

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Posted on: October 11, 2016

Decatur Fairfield Inn & Suites Groundbreaking on Wed, Oct. 12th at 10am – Decatur, TX

Decatur Fairfield Inn & Suites

Come celebrate the hotel groundbreaking on Wed, Oct. 12th at 10am.

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Posted on: October 5, 2016

Decatur City Council approves sale of bonds for Marriott Hotel project – Decatur, TX

By Brian Knox | Wise County Messenger

Mayor Martin Woodruff called Monday a moment two years in the making, but the vision for the moment goes back two decades.

The Decatur City Council Monday approved the city’s Economic Development Corp. issuance of sales...

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Posted on: September 30, 2016

Benefit Concert Saturday Night – Wise County Heritage Museum – Decatur, TX

The Wise County Historical Society is having a benefit concert featuring the Forgiven Quartet at 7:00 pm this Saturday at the Wise County Heritage Museum in Decatur, TX.

Tickets may be purchased in advance at the museum for $10 or $12 at the door.

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Posted on: September 26, 2016

The Boys and Mark Moran are at it again! Mural coming to Downtown Decatur TX.

The boys and Mark Moran are at it again! The next step is the mural! What do you think it is going to be?

The doors mark the second major public art project for the Hayhurst brothers and Kris Hibbitts, who own OneLight Workshop, a furniture and design busi...

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Posted on: September 23, 2016

Trinity Street Coffee Bar is Coming Soon to Downtown Decatur TX

Trinity Street Coffee Bar is coming soon and will be located on the East side of Downtown Decatur.

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Posted on: September 19, 2016

Stock Show President Brad Barnes to speak at Decatur Chamber Luncheon – Decatur, TX

By Messenger Staff | Wise County Messenger

Brad Barnes, president of the Fort Worth Stock Show, will be the speaker at a combined luncheon meeting of the Bridgeport and Decatur Chambers of Commerce 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, at the Decatur Civic Center....

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Posted on: September 15, 2016

Southwest Swap Meet returns this weekend – Decatur, TX

By Brian Knox | Wise County Messenger

Thousands of antique automobile enthusiasts are expected to converge on Decatur this weekend for the annual Southwest Swap Meet.

Decatur resident Gordan Hofstra with the Texas Region of the Antique Automobile Club of Am...

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Posted on: September 13, 2016

Hard eight: Brothers’ Decatur Texas Dice Sculpture represents city slogan

By David Talley | Wise County Messenger

PROTOTYPE – Daniel and Kris Hayhurst hold a 1/12 scale version of their dice sculpture at their metal workshop near Balsora. With third brother Jake, the three operate OneLight Workshop, a furniture and design busine...

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Posted on: September 8, 2016

Thanks for supporting Taste of Wise 2016 – Decatur, Texas

By Lori Sherwood | Look Local Wise County

Taste of Wise 2016

On behalf of the Look Local Committee, we want to thank the citizens of Wise County for your continued support of the Taste of Wise event each year.

For six years, this event has grown tremendously...

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Posted on: September 2, 2016

Decatur man wins Chisholm Trail Days art contest – Decatur, TX

By David Talley | Wise County Messenger

LOCAL INSPIRATION – Decatur Artist Byron Watson stands downtown near a Chisholm Trail Days rodeo banner. Watson’s winning painting is featured in banners and advertisements for the rodeo, which took place the last we...

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Posted on: August 31, 2016

School Enrollment increases across Wise County – Decatur, TX

By Messenger Staff | Wise County Messenger

Wise County School Enrollment Increases.

All but two Wise County school districts saw an increase in enrollment numbers from the first day of school last year to the first day this year.

While Alvord ISD’s growth wa...

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Posted on: August 15, 2016

Courthouse Suites, our B&B in downtown Decatur, TX, featured on WFAA’s Good Morning Texas.

Courthouse Suites makes the news!

 

Courthouse Suites, our downtown Bed and Breakfast (B&B), was featured on WFAA’s Good Morning Texas. Check out the video below.

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Posted on: August 8, 2016

J.D. Clark to lead national caucus – Wise County, TX

By Kristen Tribe | Wise County Messenger

Wise County Judge J.D. Clark Monday was appointed chairman of the Rural Action Caucus (RAC), a subgroup of the National Association of Counties (NACo) headquartered in Washington, D.C.

The appointment was made by new...

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Posted on: August 5, 2016

Wise County Messenger Awards: Messenger hauls in West Texas Press awards – Decatur, TX

By Messenger Staff | Wise County Messenger

HONORED AT CONVENTION – Retired publisher of the Dublin Citizen, Mac McKinnon, presents Messenger Advertising Manager Lisa Davis with the Harold Hudson Memorial Award at the West Texas Press Association ...

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Posted on: August 3, 2016

Ribbon Cutting – Edward Jones Investments – Chip Hakanson – Decatur, TX

Come help us welcome this new business on Thursday, August 4th, 2016 at 11:00 am.

Chip Hakanson with Edward Jones Investments at 203 W. Walnut St., Ste. 200 in Decatur, TX.

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Posted on: July 30, 2016

Decatur TX Marriott Hotel – Hotel project moves forward – Decatur, Texas

By Roy J. Eaton | Wise County Messenger

The new $14 million Marriott Hotel at the Decatur Civic Center moved another step toward reality Monday with the signing of the final financial and legal documents between Gatehouse Hotels, the Decatur Economic Devel...

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Posted on: July 29, 2016

Wise County Old Settlers Reunion 2016 – Decatur, Texas

REUNION TIME – Wise County Old Settlers Reunion 2016

The Wise County Old Settlers Reunion kicked off Monday, July 25th and runs through Saturday, July 30th.

The annual reunion is held at the Reunion Grounds at Joe Wheeler Park off Farm Road 51 Sou...

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Posted on: July 19, 2016

SENIORS LIKE TEXAS – SENIOR TRAVEL – Decatur, TX

Seniors Like Texas – Senior Citizen Travel – By Jim Becker

Recently I was watching a rodeo on TV that featured bull riding. One of the cowboys was from Decatur, Texas, thus this travel blog. Senior travelers will find Decatur is located...

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Posted on: July 15, 2016

Here’s how hot solar energy is becoming in Texas – Decatur, TX

The Lone Star State is quickly becoming the fastest-growing utility-scale solar market in the United States.

A new report released by the Solar Energy Industries Association shows that there are currently 566 megawatts of solar power online in Texas.

San An...

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Posted on: July 13, 2016

Texas No. 2 in the Nation for Business – Decatur, TX

Texas Business: Texas No. 2 in the nation for business, annual report says.

For the second year in a row, Texas ranks No. 2 for business in the nation in CNBC’s annual report on all 50 states and their business climate.

Utah gets the prize this ye...

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Posted on: July 7, 2016

Texas Added Jobs: An estimated 171,800 seasonally adjusted jobs over the past year.

From the Texas Workforce Commission.

Texas has added an estimated 171,800 seasonally adjusted jobs over the past year with the addition of 200 nonfarm jobs in May. The state has added jobs in 13 of the last 14 months. Texas’ seasonally adjusted u...

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Posted on: June 22, 2016

Governor’s Office Fields Economic Development Questions, Decatur, TX

As part of our special report on corporate relocation and expansion, the Dallas Business Journal submitted several questions to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and the Office of the Governor. Here was the response from the governor’s office:

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Posted on: June 20, 2016

Thom Lambert hired as Decatur EDC Executive Director -Decatur, TX

The Decatur Economic Development Corp. board Wednesday named Thom Lambert executive director.

Lambert’s been serving as interim director since January, replacing Mary Poch , who resigned in September 2015. This is Lambert’s second stint...

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Posted on: June 10, 2016

Customer Appreciation Party on the Decatur Square – Decatur, TX

Customer Appreciation Block Party (Decatur Square) in Downtown Decatur, TXSaturday, June 11th from 4:00PM-8:00PM

The businesses of the Historic Square would like to show their appreciation to their customers by having a block party. There will be giveaways...

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Posted on: June 10, 2016

Free Movie Night – Downtown Decatur, TX

Come out for a family fun night at the movies! Bring your chairs, quilts and pillows and enjoy drinks, popcorn and more!!! Movie will start at dusk….

Sponsored by: Decatur Chamber of Commerce and Decatur Town Square LLC

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Posted on: June 3, 2016

Chief Executive Magazine Ranks Texas #1 State For Business

Chief Executive Magazine today announced that in its annual Best & Worst States for Business survey, Texas was rated the best state in which to do business for the 12th year in a row. Today’s announcement follows the news last week of three ...

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Posted on: June 1, 2016

Decatur City Council makes Board Appointments – Decatur, TX

By Brian Knox | Wise County Messenger

Monday’s council meeting began with a farewell to a long-serving council member and ended with the appointment of citizens to numerous boards.

THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE: Decatur Mayor Martin Woodruff (l...

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Posted on: May 19, 2016

Ribbon Cutting – Helen Farabee Center – Decatur, TX

Save the Date – Ribbon Cutting – Helen Farabee CenterFriday, June 3rd, 2016 at 12:00 pm.Location: 1515 N. Bus. 81/287, Decatur, TX.Contact: Donna Walker @ 940-627-1251; www.helenfarabee.org

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Posted on: May 17, 2016

WC Challenger Charities & JW Hart PBR Challenge- June 3-4, 2016

JW HART PBR CHALLENGE PRESENTED BY FIRST STATE BANK

It is time to get your tickets for the upcoming WC Challenger Charities PBR. Tickets went on sale April 11th, but tickets are still available.

To learn more about the event, as well as purchase tickets, vi...

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Posted on: May 16, 2016

Midwestern State University joins forces with Weatherford College Wise County

By Kristen Tribe | Wise County Messenger

Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls is moving into Wise County this summer.

The four-year institution will begin teaching upper level courses at Weatherford College Wise County in June.

The first classes offe...

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Posted on: April 22, 2016

TAPS Public Transit Resumes Service – Decatur, TX

TAPS RESUMES SERVICE

TAPS Public Transit returned to service for the first time in several months yesterday under a new operator, Transdev.

TAPS provides transportation services in a six-county area, including Wise. A total of 106 rides were completed yeste...

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Posted on: April 21, 2016

Dazzle Me Pink Fundraiser – Wise Health Foundation – Decatur, TX

DAZZLING ME PINK TOTAL — More than $58,000 was raised Wednesday at Wise Health Foundation’s 7th Annual Dazzle Me Pink fashion show and luncheon at the Decatur Civic Center.

The total included a $10,000 donation in honor of Marianne Hend...

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Posted on: April 20, 2016

Wise Health System – Hospital operations continue to grow – Decatur, TX

By Brian Knox | Wise County Messenger

GOING UP – The first walls of Wise Health System’s new fitness facility were raised this week. Hospital CEO Steve Summers said the facility will likely open in January or February of 2017. Messenger...

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Posted on: April 15, 2016

Pilot Travel Center Plat Approved by Decatur City Council

By Brian Knox | Wise County Messenger

A new truck stop appears headed to Decatur.

At Monday’s meeting, the city council approved both preliminary and final plat applications from Pilot Travel Center. The company plans to build a truck stop on an 1...

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Posted on: April 7, 2016

Sign of the times: Moran replicates blast from the past

By David Talley | Wise County Messenger

LIGHTING UP THE SQUARE – Although it was designed to look half a decade old, the Majestic Theatre sign on the Decatur Square’s west end was built in 2016. The sign’s marquee will be used...

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Posted on: April 4, 2016

List of Wise County Job Fair Companies – Decatur, TX

Check out the list of Wise County Job Fair Companies participating at the upcoming job fair!

Wise County Job Fair will be located at Weatherford College Wise County on April 12th, 2016 from 12:00pm-4:00pm. Companies include:

  • Panda Express
  • Lowes
  • Chili...
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Posted on: April 1, 2016

Bath & Bone – New Business – Decatur, TX

If you have not visited this new Decatur TX business since they opened in February, go check them out.

Bath and Bone, 1208 S. FM 51, Ste. L in Decatur, Tx. Phone: 940-626-8411.Facebook.com/BathandBone

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Posted on: March 31, 2016

Wise County Health Fair – Decatur, TX

Wise County Health Fair @ Decatur Civic Center on April 2, 2016 from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm.

Free Admission & Free Health Screenings. Includes fun activities for kids.

You can also participate in the Family Fun Run & Walk.

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Posted on: March 26, 2016

Wise County Job Fair: Employers On-Site. Weatherford College Wise County – Decatur, TX

Wise County Job Fair: Weatherford College Wise County is hosting a Job Fair with Employers On-Site.

April 12th, 2016 from 12:00pm-4:00pm.

For more information, please call: (940) 683-3490

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Posted on: March 25, 2016

Wise County Christian Counseling Fundraiser March 29th

By Kristen Tribe | Wise County Messenger

For 10 years, Wise County Christian Counseling (WCCC) and founder Beverly Ross have been a lifeline for those suffering emotional pain.

The non-profit agency offers professional counseling services on a sliding scale...

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Posted on: March 11, 2016

TAPS awards contract to Transdev

By Brian Knox | Wise County Messenger

A local transportation agency that’s been figuratively stuck on the side of the road for months may soon be on the road to recovery.

The Texoma Area Paratransit System (TAPS) board of directors voted Monday to...

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Posted on: March 4, 2016

Office Of The Governor And Texas Workforce Commission Announce 2016 Small Business Forum Locations

The Office of the Governor and the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) today announced the locations for the 2016 Governor’s Small Business Forums across Texas. The El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has been selected as the partner for the first...

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Posted on: March 1, 2016

Wise County Election: March to the polls; Early voters smash record; Primary election day is Tuesday

Photo By Joe Duty

Article By Brian Knox | Wise County Messenger

Wise County Election: If election day is anything like early voting in Wise County, it will be a Super Tuesday indeed.

Primary election day is Tuesday, March 1, and 4,323 have already cast ballo...

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Posted on: February 15, 2016

Decatur, Texas is looking at 85 percent growth in the next 15 years.

We know people are flocking to Fort Worth, but they’re starting to flock to the outskirts as well. By 2030, 10 of Fort Worth’s suburbs are predicted to grow at least 50 percent in population, with four topping 100-percent growth.

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Posted on: February 12, 2016

Decatur TX QuikTrip: Decatur P&Z gives OK to QuikTrip requests

By Brian Knox | Wise County Messenger

Decatur TX QuikTrip

Decatur’s Planning and Zoning Commission is recommending changes to a zoning and land use map that would clear the way for a QuikTrip location in the city.

The two items were considered by t...

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Posted on: February 6, 2016

Decatur City Council Approves Hotel Agreements – Decatur, TX Hotels

By Brian Knox | Wise County Messenger.

Decatur TX Hotels: The Decatur City Council Monday approved three agreements that will lead to the construction of a Fairfield Inn and Suites hotel at the Decatur Civic Center.

The council unanimously approved three do...

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Posted on: February 4, 2016

Rodeo sensation Trevor Brazile going into Texas Sports Hall of Fame

BY BRETT HOFFMAN:

Special to the Star-Telegram.

Trevor Brazile, who holds a record 23 world titles in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, is among the eight-man Class of 2016 who will be inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame on Tuesday night i...

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Posted on: January 28, 2016

Thom Lambert welcomed back to Decatur EDC

By Kristen Tribe | Wise County Messenger

Interim Director Thom Lambert presided over his first Decatur Economic Development Corp. board meeting last week as he kicked off his second go-round with the entity.

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Posted on: January 22, 2016

Governor Abbott Announces Texas Apprenticeship Program

Following the first day of his business development trip in Switzerland, Governor Greg Abbott today announced Texas will be partnering with three Swiss companies to participate in an apprenticeship program. The three companies participating in the Texas a...

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Posted on: January 5, 2016

A Glimpse into Local History: Enlow’s Book “Cowboys of the Waggoner Ranch” details rise of Waggoner

By Roy J. Eaton, Publisher of the Wise County Messenger

My fascination with the Waggoner ranching empire was stirred again recently when I received a copy of Jeremy Enlow’s new book, “Cowboys of the Waggoner Ranch.” The book i...

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Posted on: December 30, 2015

Texas Economy: Comptroller’s Weekly Economic Outlook

Texas Economy: 2015 Review

Over the past year, Texas added jobs in 9 of the 11 major industries, including professional and business services, trade, transportation and utilities, leisure and hospitality, education and health services, construction, govern...

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Posted on: December 23, 2015

Thom Lambert – Interim Decatur EDC Director Hired – Decatur, TX

Thom Lambert was hired Thursday by the Decatur Economic Development Corp. as interim director.

This will be Lambert’s second go-round in the position. He previously served as EDC director from August of 2002 to November of 2008. Most recently, he...

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Posted on: December 21, 2015

New rescue truck hits the streets – Decatur, TX

Wise County Emergency Medical Services has a new tool for major accidents and technical rescues.

READY TO ROLL – Wise EMS’s new rescue truck is a variable Swiss Army knife, featuring water rescue gear, firefighting equipment and vehicle...

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Posted on: December 16, 2015

Crystal Spa & Nails – Ribbon Cutting – Decatur, TX

Ribbon Cutting -Friday, Dec. 18th, 12:00 pmCrystal Spa & Nails, 1305 S. FM 51, Ste. 200, Decatur, TX.Refreshments will be served.

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Posted on: December 14, 2015

Texas is largely responsible for the +1.2M net US job increase since 2007

Texas Jobs: The Texas Workforce Commission state employment data shows job growth in the Lone Star State continues to lead, and in fact carry the nation’s improving labor market as the chart above shows. Here are some highlights of the December ...

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Posted on: December 9, 2015

18 Places In Texas Where You Can Get The Most Mouth Watering Pie (Includes Whistle Stop Cafe)

Pie is so nostalgic. I can picture it like it was yesterday…sitting by grandma’s fireplace with the glow of the Christmas tree lighting up the room and the smell of fresh apple pie baking away in the oven. If your sweet tooth is anyth...

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Posted on: November 23, 2015

TOP 15 ASPIRATIONAL CITIES: OFFER BOTH JOBS AND CULTURE – FOUR IN TEXAS

Texas Aspirational Cities: We have big aspirations in Texas! In a recent ranking of the nation’s “Top 15 Aspirational Cities,” newgeography.com placed four Texas cities on its list: Austin – #1, Houston – ...

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Posted on: November 20, 2015

Congratulations on your Retirement Ida Mae Burnett!!

Ida Mae Burnett Retires.

We wish our very own Ida Mae Burnett farewell today as she starts the next chapter in her life. We have been so blessed to have you as part of team for the past 7 years. Enjoy your retirement! We wish you all the very Best!

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Posted on: November 18, 2015

Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new Fit-N-Wise Rehabilitation and Performance Center

Come celebrate – Wise Health System and Fit-N-Wise Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new Fit-N-Wise Rehabilitation and Performance Center.

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Posted on: November 13, 2015

If you build it, they will come; David Isham builds western mecca in Wise

NRS: National Roper Supply

If you build it, they will come; David Isham builds western mecca in Wise. The new NRS right here in Decatur, TX.

DREAM COME TRUE – David Isham stands in front of his new National Roper Supply Ranch, located south of Dec...

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Posted on: November 9, 2015

Comptroller’s Weekly Economic Outlook – Texas Added Jobs

Comptroller’s Weekly Economic Outlook

(Updated November 3, 2015)

Over the past year, Texas added jobs in 9 of the 11 major industries, including professional and business services, trade, transportation and utilities, leisure and hospitality, educ...

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Posted on: November 2, 2015

Ribbon Cutting – Chancellor & Jones Family Funeral Home

Come help us welcome Chancellor & Jones Family Funeral Home to Decatur, TX.

Ribbon Cutting – Chancellor & Jones Family Funeral Home902 Preskitt Rd., DecaturNovember 5th, 2015 @ 12:00 pm

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Posted on: November 2, 2015

Ribbon Cutting – NRS World

Save the Date: NRS World Ribbon Cutting- Decatur, TXWednesday, November 4th, 11:30amCome help us officially open their new store!

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Posted on: October 29, 2015

Trick or Treat – Candy Seekers: Rejoice!

There are many Halloween and trick or treat events planned in Wise County this week. Put the finishing touches on those costumes and check out the list below to see what events are scheduled in your community.

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Posted on: October 28, 2015

10 Writers to Watch (and Read) – Texas Literature

10 Writers to Watch (and Read)

WE’VE ENTERED A GOLDEN AGE — PERHAPS THE GOLDEN AGE — OF TEXAS LITERATURE

Texans are no strangers to the universal human impulse to locate a golden age in the past: There was the Austin of yore, b...

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Posted on: October 22, 2015

Texas strong: Economy remains resilient as oil prices fall

Texas Strong: Oil prices can’t mess with Texas.

Some economists warned last year that Texas could slide into a recession in 2015 as oil prices tanked.

Last week, prices hit a 6-year low to $42, down from $100 a barrel a year ago.

But Texas added jo...

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Posted on: October 19, 2015

Texas Economy – Comptroller’s Weekly Economic Outlook

Comptroller’s Weekly Economic Outlook

Updated October 9, 2015

Job growth, sales tax collections and building permits all signal that the Texas economy continues to outpace the national economy.

Over the past year, Texas added jobs in 9 of the 11 ma...

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Posted on: October 15, 2015

Texas Ranked 6th in Nation for Solar Job Growth

Job seekers pursuing careers in solar energy have a good chance of finding enticing opportunities in Texas. At the end of 2014, the Lone Star State employed 6,965 people in the solar industry, ranking it the 6th in the nation, according to The Solar Found...

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Posted on: September 28, 2015

Submit Construction Bids – Wise Regional Fit N Wise

It is time to submit your bids on the Wise Regional Fit N Wise Project. Bids are due October 1st.

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Posted on: September 22, 2015

Backing the Blue & Tan Event Honoring Law Enforcement Officers

Back the Blue & Tan Luncheon Event – Honoring Law Enforcement Officers.

Thursday, September 24th from 11:00am to 1:00pm at the Decatur Civic Center.

The event will include entertainment and door prizes. Take out food will be available to those...

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Posted on: September 17, 2015

These 10 Small Towns In Texas Have AMAZING Restaurants

Most People Don’t Know These 10 Small Towns In Texas Have AMAZING Restaurants

Check out the full list here.

#2) Decatur

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Located 25 miles northwest of Fort Worth, the relatively small town of Decatur packs a serious punch when...

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Posted on: September 15, 2015

TexasOne™ and Gov. Abbott Return from Mexico Mission

Mexico Mission: Last week, Governor Abbott and TexasOne returned from a successful mission to Mexico City to strengthen cultural and economic ties between the two locations. The trip marks the Governor’s first international mission.

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Posted on: September 10, 2015

GETTIN’ ROUND DECATUR, TX – 18 NEW WAY FINDER SIGNS

GETTIN’ AROUND DECATUR, TX

Decatur city crews were busy the last week of August installing 18 new “Way Finder” signs to help out-of-town visitors find their way to Eagle Stadium, the Heritage Museum, the downtown area, the pol...

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Posted on: September 9, 2015

Grand Opening – Wise County Veterans Memorial Museum – The Forgotten Wars

GRAND OPENING! VETERANS MEMORIAL MUSEUM – “THE FORGOTTEN WARS”

Friday, SEPTEMBER 11, 2015 @ 1308 10th St., Bridgeport.

PATRIOTS PARADE @ 9AM.

MEMORIAL SERVICE @ 10AM.

Free food & Refreshments. Covered Seating. DJ pla...

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Posted on: August 31, 2015

Texas adds 31,400 jobs in July; Resulting in an increase of 260,500 positions over the year.

The construction industry added 2,200 jobs in July.

For the fourth straight month, Texas added jobs in July, recording 31,400 new seasonally adjusted non-agricultural jobs, the Texas Workforce Commission reported on Friday.

The Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington m...

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Posted on: August 28, 2015

Decatur to Fort Worth Express Expands Service Adding AM-PM Trips

Decatur to Fort Worth Express Expands. TAPS Public Transit is expanding service on its Commuter Connect route between Decatur, Rhome and Fort Worth. The grant-funded service offers morning and afternoon trips.

A one-way trip on the express costs $2.00, a r...

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Posted on: August 25, 2015

5th Annual Taste of Wise County

Make plans to attend this wonderful event highlighting Wise County, TX.

5th Annual Taste of Wise is Thursday, August 27th from 5:30 pm to 8pm at the Decatur Civic Center. $5.00 admission

The public is invited to sample fo...

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Posted on: August 10, 2015

Ribbon Cutting - Berkshire Hathaway Realtors

Berkshire Hathaway Realtors

Tues, August 11th at 11:30 a.m. – 12:00  p.m.

1650 S. FM 51, Ste. 800, Decatur, TX

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Posted on: July 31, 2015

Texas adds jobs, 16,700 jobs in June, Texas Workforce Commission says

Texas' unemployment rate is now at 4.2 percent.

Texas’ unemployment rate continues to inch back down after the state lost 25,200 jobs in March.

June's job numbers released by the Texas Workforce Commission show Texas gained 16,700 non-agricultural jobs for ...

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Posted on: July 14, 2015

Ribbon Cuttings – New Businesses – Decatur, TX

Help us welcome these new businesses to Decatur!

Pretty Peacock & The Crowned Diva

110 W. Walnut St., Decatur

July 17th, 2015 at 4:00 pm

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Posted on: July 9, 2015

Ribbon Cuttings

The following businesses will be conducting ribbon cuttings:

Wise County WinSupply Co. (ribbon cutting/ grand opening)

1044 CR 1300

Bridgeport, TX

July 16th, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Pretty Peacock & The Crowned Diva

110 W. Walnu...

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Posted on: July 2, 2015

ICYMI: Governor Abbott: The Texas ‘Economic Miracle’ Is Far From Finished

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The Texas ‘Economic Miracle’ Is Far From Finished 

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Freedom is the intangible but very real promise of Texas that encourages businesses to grow in the Lone Star State.

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Posted on: June 19, 2015

2nd EDC Quarterly Forum

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Posted on: June 17, 2015

Decatur’s Energy Worldnet, Inc. Receives Incentive Grant

Pictured left to right, CEO/Owner, Dick Hornback, DEDC Board Vice President Jay Davidson, DEDC Executive Director, Mary Poche’,  Lauren Morton, EWN Business Analyst and members of the EWN Information Team

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Posted on: June 15, 2015

Governor Abbott Provides Post-Session Update to National Site Selectors, TexasOne Supporters

Governor Abbott led a webinar yesterday for more than 40 of the nation’s leading site selection consultants and more than 40 TexasOne supporters to provide an update on the successes of the recent legislative session.

The Governor was pl...

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Posted on: June 13, 2015

U.S. economy adds 280,000 jobs, beating expectations

Jerry Villella, global investment specialist for JP Morgan Private Bank’s Dallas office. 

The economy added 280,000 jobs in May, the unemployment rate was virtually unchanged at 5.5 percent, and March and April's reports were revised upw...

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Posted on: June 5, 2015

Governor Abbott, Lt. Governor Patrick, Speaker Straus Announce Tax Relief For Texans

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick and Speaker Joe Straus today announced a $3.8 billion tax relief package for Texas businesses and homeowners. The agreement reached by the Lt. Governor and the Speaker on a tax proposal, al...

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Posted on: May 29, 2015

WC Challenger JW Hart PBR Challenge

This weekend will bring in thousands of visitors to Decatur for the JW Hart PBR Challenge, World Champion Challenge and Unfinished business. The events begin Friday, with the main events Saturday evening.

Check out the articles below for more information a...

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Posted on: May 28, 2015

New EDC Board Officers

Jason Wren – President of Decatur Economic Development Corporation

Jay Davidson – Vice President of Decatur Economic Development Corporation

Martin Woodruff  – Secretary / Treasurer Decatur Economic Development Corpora...

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Posted on: May 21, 2015

Texas Tops Chief Executive’s List of Best States for Business

Texas and Florida hold their ground in the top two positions, while North Carolina moves up one spot to edge out Tennessee. Georgia rounds out the top 5.

The results of our 11th annual survey clearly show that CEOs favor states that foster growth through p...

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Posted on: May 13, 2015

Decatur Hosts TAPS Hiring/Training Center

With the expansion of services in the western part of its service area, TAPS Public Transit is meeting a need for a regional recruitment and training center, with help from the City of Decatur.

This month, TAPS began interviewing Wise County area job candi...

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Posted on: May 7, 2015

Ribbon Cutting - Progressive Pain Care & Arena Orthopedics

Ribbon Cutting for Progressive Pain Care & Arena Orthopedics on Wednesday, May 20th from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. The ribbon cutting will be at 12:00 pm. Located at Minimally Invasive Specialists 1851 Medical Center Dr. Decatur, TX.

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Posted on: April 30, 2015

Key company recruiter Michael Chrobak leaving New Jersey for Texas

Michael Chrobak, key economic development official, is leaving New Jersey for the Lone Star State.

A key economic development official is leaving New Jersey for the Lone Star State.

Michael Chrobak, chief economic development officer for Choose New Jersey I...

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Posted on: April 29, 2015

Destination Decatur – Summer Events – Decatur TX – Wise County TX

The Decatur EDC wants to share some information on several of the great events coming up right here in Decatur, TX. Click the image below and take a look. Remember to “Save the Dates” for these great events!!

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Posted on: April 23, 2015

Governor Abbott Statement On March Jobs Numbers

The Texas Workforce Commission today announced the State of Texas has achieved its lowest unemployment rate since 2007, dropping to 4.2 percent in March despite a seasonally adjusted employment decrease of 25,400 jobs.

“While the State of Texas h...

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Posted on: April 17, 2015

Governor Abbott Touts Franchise Tax Proposal On Tax Day

Governor Greg Abbott today hosted a press conference with Ellen Wood, co-founder and CEO of vcfo, a finance, human resources and recruiting professional services firm with Texas-based offices in Austin, Houston and Dallas, to promote his plan to reduce th...

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Posted on: April 10, 2015

North Texas, Houston add 100k people in one year to lead U.S. growth

Massive corporate relocations, such as Toyota, will continue to fuel the massive growth in North Texas.

North Texas gained an average of 360 net people per day from July 2013 to July 2014, a testament to the job-creating machine in the Lone Star state, acc...

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Posted on: April 2, 2015

Governor Abbott Statement On February Jobs Numbers

February stats show job growth and declining unemployment rate in Texas.

Statement from Friday, March 27, 2015 • Austin, Texas – gov.texas.gov

The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that Texas added 7,100 jobs in the month of Febr...

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Posted on: March 16, 2015

Decatur to Host Professional Bull Rider “Legends” Pay Per View Event

PUEBLO, Colo. – This summer, the Professional Bull Riders’ BlueDEF Velocity Tour event in Decatur, Texas, will feature PBR World Champions from the past three decades competing in a special pay-per-view format event that will take plac...

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Posted on: February 10, 2015

Decatur Economic Development Corporation New Address

In mid January 2015 The Decatur Economic Development Corporation moved their office from the Decatur Visitor Center to 203 West Walnut Suite 102  just off the Decatur Square.  The new facility is a refurbished industrial sewing manufactu...

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Posted on: December 29, 2014

FREEDOM POWERSPORTS RELOCATES, EXPANDS

DECATUR, Texas (Dec. 23, 2014)—The Decatur Economic Development Corporation (DEDC) today announced Freedom Powersports plans to relocate and expand in Decatur. The company anticipates a late-February groundbreaking on a $2.25 million, 25,000-squ...

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Posted on: December 16, 2014

Decatur Professional Cowboys Win Again —- Support Local Industry

DECATUR, Texas (December 15, 2014) – Every year the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) gives out World Titles to those most deserving of the coveted gold buckles. Trevor Brazile and Tuf Cooper, both who live and train in Decatur, Texas were rec...

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Posted on: October 29, 2014

Energy Worldnet to Expand in Decatur

Company to add approximately 4,600 square feet and invest in new training software to support growth with domestic and international customers.

DECATUR, Texas (Oct. 29, 2014)—The Decatur Economic Development Corporation (DEDC) today anno...

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Posted on: May 22, 2014

Seven Decatur Businesses Recognized at May 19 Event Hosted by EDC, Chamber

Keynote Speaker Texas Workforce Commissioner Hope Andrade discussed the current and future Texas workforce, observations of businesses in Texas and around the world, and resources available to businesses through the TWC.

DECATUR, Texas—The Decatu...

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