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Posted on: June 4, 2021

Energy Worldnet looks to hire 40

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By Austin Jackson  Wise County Messenger

Decatur-based technology company Energy Worldnet, Inc. is on a hiring spree.

Energy Worldnet CEO Coleman Sterling announced at a press conference May 26 the creation of 40 jobs in 2021 th...

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Posted on: May 28, 2021

Decatur ISD “CTE” Program Equipment for Workforce Training in Decatur, TX

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Workforce is required for our local industries to continue being successful. This morning Thomas Miner of Entegris, Inc. (POCO Graphite) delivered a CNC Mill to the Decatur ISD “CTE” program to ensure that their future workforce are being trained right he...

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Posted on: May 26, 2021

Energy Worldnet adding $2,000,000 of new payroll to the local economy in 2021.

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Energy Worldnet will be creating 40 new jobs in 2021 adding $2,000,000 of new payroll to the local economy! Take a few minutes to watch the announcement from Energy Worldnet, Inc. and Decatur EDC this morning. With the ...

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Posted on: May 25, 2021

Energy Worldnet & Decatur EDC Press Conference

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Join us tomorrow at 11am at Trinity Street Coffee Bar for an exciting announcement from Energy Worldnet, Inc., a local company doing amazing things!

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Posted on: May 14, 2021

Sales taxes skyrocket

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By Richard Greene | Wise County Messenger

The Wise County economy is rolling to historic heights.

Accompanying the full parking lots, longer checkout lines and busy restaurants are record sales tax collections for local cities and the coun...

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Posted on: May 13, 2021

Virtual Hiring Event by Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas

Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas is a Virtual Hiring Event on June 17th, 2021 | 10:00am - 3:00pm. They bring thousands of experienced professionals directly to you! Whether you need skilled technical workers or professionals with years...

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Posted on: May 7, 2021

Cardinal donates almost $50K

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By Kristen Tribe | Wise County Messenger

Although Cardinal Paint and Powder just opened its doors in Decatur, it moved in with a sweep of generosity, giving away almost $50,000 to local nonprofit organizations at its grand opening celebra...

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Posted on: April 30, 2021

Cardinal Paint & Powder Grand Opening Celebration for Decatur, TX Location

Join Cardinal Paint & Powder for the Grand Opening Celebration today from 5-8pm at their new location at Eagles Landing Business Park at 3200 Enterprise Drive in Decatur, TX. They will be celebrating with the Decatur Chamber of Commerce with FREE Food...
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Posted on: April 27, 2021

Twisted X Global Brands featured in Dallas Innovates for Investments in Local Workforce

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Decatur, Texas business, Twisted X Global Brands, was deservedly featured in Dallas Innovates for their investments in local workforce!! Decatur is home to a number of global headquarters as a result of our growing base...

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Posted on: April 21, 2021

Decatur Ranked in Best 6 Small Towns Near DFW

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Decatur is considered one of top 6 Best Small Towns Near DFW by neighborhoods.com! Ranked with Granbury and Weatherford among others. We love seeing these outside perspectives of our growing community. While Decatur is seeing new companies and jo...

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

Making a Mess Podcast with Steve Silverstein of Cardinal Paint & Powder

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Thanks to the Wise County Messenger's Kristen Tribe and Richard Greene for a great podcast with Cardinal Paint & Powder today! Take a few minutes and learn about this new local company bringing new jobs to Decatur! The episode features the Ch...
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Posted on: March 26, 2021

New Capital Investment Achievements for the City of Decatur and the State of Texas

During January’s Decatur Chamber of Commerce luncheon, DEDC’s Kevin K. Holzbog joined Office of the Governor Greg Abbott's Economic Development Director, Adriana Cruz, to update Decatur area business...

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Posted on: March 20, 2021

New business, Aqualine Inc., lands at Eagles Landing

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By Kristen Tribe | Wise County Messenger

Another business is planning to set up shop at Eagles Landing Business Park in Decatur.

The Decatur EDC board last week approved an agreement with Aqualine Inc., a California plumbing and irrigation...

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Posted on: March 19, 2021

Decatur economy posts strong January

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By Richard Greene | Wise County Messenger

Many local cities saw sales tax collections surge through January when compared to 2020. Decatur’s sales tax payment jumped from $336,026 in March 2020 to $380,070, a 13.10 percent incre...

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

Governor Abbott Lifts Mask Mandate, Opens Texas 100 Percent

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March 2, 2021 | Office of the Texas Governor Greg Abbott Press Release

Governor Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order (GA-34) lifting the mask mandate in Texas and increasing capacity of all businesses and facilities in the state ...

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Posted on: March 1, 2021

Decatur Economic Development Corporation Receives Economic Excellence Recognition Award

The Decatur EDC was honored to receive the Economic Excellence Recognition Award for 2020 during the legislative conference last Tuesday. Recognition is based on training taken by the EDC Director, the EDC Board and other staff. Qualific...

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

Texas Division of Emergency Management Winter Storm Damage Survey

Texas Division of Emergency Management is requesting that you (Texas citizens and businesses) provide information on the damage that you have incurred due to this unprecedented winter storm. The state will use the data they collect to attempt to open up d...

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

Entegris - Poco Graphite Employs & Impacts Growth in Decatur, TX

Entegris - Poco Graphite is a major part of our local industrial business community. Employing hundreds of Decatur and surrounding area residents, supporting the local school district and playing a leadership role on the Decatur Chamber ...

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Posted on: February 3, 2021

Texas enters 2021 as world's 9th largest economy by GDP

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AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ 

Texas enters 2021 as the world's ninth largest economy, proof of the success of a long-term strategy to make Texas the best place to start or relocate a business, said Robert Allen, President and CEO of t...

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Posted on: January 29, 2021

Local Initiatives Support Corporation Lowe's Rural Relief Small Business Grants

Decatur is home to many small businesses that have been responsive and creative in how they deal with COVID’s impact on their businesses.  We are committed to informing our businesses, large and small, of funding opportunities that we a...

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Posted on: January 27, 2021

Decatur ISD STEM campus named for Enises

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By Brian Knox  Wise County Messenger

Decatur ISD’s newest campus now has a name.

At Monday’s meeting, the Decatur School Board voted to name the planned STEM academy at the former intermediate school the Decatur ISD STEM Academy...

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Posted on: January 27, 2021

Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas Virtual Hiring Event

Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas is hosting a virtual hiring event FREE to employers on Thursday, February 11, 2021 from 10am to 3pm. If you’re interested please follow the link below. Quality and affordable workforce are a m...
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Posted on: January 25, 2021

Decatur EDC Sponsors Decatur Chamber Virtual January Luncheon

Join us tomorrow at 12pm for this virtual event. Meet your New Decatur EDC Director, Kevin Holzbog, and hear from Guest Speaker, Mrs. Adriana Cruz, Executive Director of Economic Development & Tourism for the Office of Governor Gregg Abbott, as she pr...

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

Cardinal Paint & Powder is Now Hiring for Decatur, TX location.

Cardinal Paint & Powder is expanding with a new manufacturing and distribution facility here in Decatur. Decatur provides Cardinal with a strategic location from which to expand their business in Texas and the surrounding states. They are cur...
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Posted on: January 20, 2021

Thom Lambert, former EDC Director, has officially retired.

Thom Lambert, former Director of the Decatur Economic Development Corporation (DEDC), has officially retired from the organization. The DEDC Board and staff, along with the Decatur City Manager Brett Shannon, are thankful for the years of service...
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Posted on: January 8, 2021

Eagles Landing Business Park brings in New Businesses

Investing DEDC funds into Decatur’s industrial infrastructure creates a competitive advantage for Decatur over other communities who compete with us for new companies & jobs. DEDC’s recent investment in Eagles Landing Business Park...

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Posted on: January 5, 2021

Dynasty Overhead Door Co. Opens Decatur, TX Location

The Dynasty Overhead Door Team is excited to announce the opening of our second location in Decatur! We are open and ready to help you with any of your garage door needs! Give us a call 940-627-1227.

View their Facebook Page Announcement.

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Posted on: December 28, 2020

Decatur, Texas Ranked as the #12 “Best Place To Retire In Texas.”

People choose where to retire for many of the same quality of life assets that people consider when choosing where to move their families.  SmartAsset recognized Decatur as the #12 “Best Place To Retire In Texas” recently. We ...

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Posted on: December 18, 2020

The Decatur Elementary STEM Academy is set to open in the fall of 2021.

The Decatur Elementary STEM Academy, part of the Decatur ISD, is set to open in the fall of 2021. The academy is the first of its kind here in Wise County, TX. The sole focus on education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics will i...

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Posted on: December 10, 2020

The Wright House Arts Now Open in Downtown Decatur, TX

Check out The Wright House Arts now open on the square in Decatur, TX. They showcase local artist work, plus offer lots of great hands on activities and classes.

  • Paint Your Own Pottery Parties and Walk-Ins Welcome, 
  • Small Group Pottery & Painti...
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Posted on: December 7, 2020

Wise Health System to receive Covid 19 Immunization Drug

The Texas State Department of Health has announced Wise Health System in Decatur will receive 975 doses of the Pfizer anti Covid 19 immunization drug as early as the week of December 14. Under state direction the first immunization shots will go to health...

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Posted on: December 3, 2020

Senior Citizen Angel Tree

There is still time to donate to our seniors this holiday season. They are looking for new socks, scarves, word puzzle books and snack items. 

They are taking donations through December 14th. See flyer for drop-off locations.

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Posted on: November 30, 2020

Christmas Tree Lighting in Downtown Decatur, TX

Come on out to the Tree Lighting Ceremony Tuesday, December 1st from 5:30-6:30pm.

 will be set up for photos.

Will be going live for those who choose to join virtually.

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Posted on: November 24, 2020

Small Business Saturday - Look and Shop Decatur, TX

Small Business Saturday® is coming up on November 28, 2020.
This holiday season looks a little different, but we can still share joy. Shop Small and support your favorite small businesses – both in-store and online – all holida...
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Posted on: November 23, 2020

Decatur Wins Volleyball Title

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Hitting .340, the Decatur Lady Eagles’ attack overwhelmed Wimberley Saturday, 25-13, 25-12, 25-19, in the 4A final to capture the volleyball program’s fourth state title. Jentry Lamirand buried 14 kills, earning the finals MVP. Setter ...

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Posted on: November 23, 2020

Wise County Turkey Trot - Decatur Town Square

WISE COUNTY TURKEY TROT on November 26, 2020 (Thanksgiving Morning). Decatur Town Square 119 W. Main Street Decatur, Texas, 8:00 a.m. – Noon.
Races Start:
8:00 a.m. 1-mile fun run
8:30 a.m. 5K
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Posted on: November 20, 2020

Decatur Eagles Claim Area Title

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The Decatur Eagles (7-5) scored 35 unanswered points in the second half to defeat the Clint Lions (6-1) Thursday at Big Spring High School’s Memorial Stadium, 42-21. According to coach Mike Fuller, Decatur’s 4A regional playoff game wi...

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

City of Decatur Fire Department Holiday Event Changes

Please read this update from the Decatur Fire Department about events they sadly had to cancel for 2020.
Thank you for your understanding, it's been a rough year for everyone and public safety is of utmost importance.
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Posted on: November 17, 2020

Navy Seal Danny Dietz Memorial Fall Classic at NRS Ranch

Check out this great roping event right here in Decatur this weekend!! 

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Posted on: November 12, 2020

Kick-Off Night - Navy Seal Danny Dietz Memorial Fall Classic at NRS Ranch

Next Friday is the Kick-Off for the NRS Fall Classic Roping!

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Posted on: November 12, 2020

Radiance! A Holiday Light Spectacular in Decatur, TX

Radiance! A Holiday Light Spectacular has officially opened at the Wise County Fair Grounds!! Make plans to check it out! 

Be sure to get your tickets for this great event right here in Decatur, TX this holiday season! 

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Posted on: November 11, 2020

Wise Health System is Accepting Donations - Decatur, TX

Wise Health System is accepting donations for toiletries! Travel size and full size are great! Please drop off donations to 1000 Medical Center Drive, Decatur TX.
*Donations accepted through November!

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Posted on: November 9, 2020

Check out how well Wise County ranks amongst all Texas counties.

Check out how well Wise County ranks amongst all Texas counties in the areas  in the areas of:
-  Population Health
-  Equity
-  Education
-  Economy
-  Housing
-  Food & Nutrition
-  En...
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Posted on: November 6, 2020

Texas Being Named The Top State For Foreign Direct Investment And Free Trade

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Governor Abbott Statement On Texas Being Named The Top State For Foreign Direct Investment And Free Trade
Texas continues to be the premier economic destination in the country, attracting more foreign-direct investment than any other ...
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Posted on: November 5, 2020

Decatur Swirl - Downtown Decatur, TX

Make plans to attend the Decatur Swirl on the square November 7th, 2020. Enjoy savory delights from local eateries paired with Texas wines.
Get your early bird tickets here: www.decaturswirl.com

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Posted on: November 4, 2020

Last TEDC Webinar in 2020

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This is the last TEDC webinar in 2020, you don't want to miss it!

The food system is composed of a diverse range of activities – from agriculture and livestock, to restaurants and grocery stores, to food hubs and food incubation kitchens...

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Posted on: October 30, 2020

Economic activity in Texas continued to recover in August.

Economic activity in Texas continued to recover in August after plummeting during the second quarter. The jobless rate decreased to 6.8 percent while labor force participation inched up.

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Posted on: October 29, 2020

DEDC Executive Director Thom Lambert Retiring - Kevin Holzbog Selected as Replacement.

The Decatur Economic Development Corporation has completed a 2-plus month search for a new Executive Director. The DEDC Board of Directors selected Kevin Holzbog of the Lubbock Economic Development Alliance (and previously the Bridgeport Economic Developm...
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Posted on: October 25, 2020

Only 5 Days Left for Early Voting

5 days left for early voting. Here are the times and locations in Wise County. 

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Posted on: October 21, 2020

Governor Abbott Announces Over $296 Million In Funding For Public Safety Initiatives In Texas

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Governor Greg Abbott today announced that his Public Safety Office (PSO) will administer more than $296 million in grant funding for a variety of programs and services in Texas to support a broad range of public safety initiatives. This grant funding is m...

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Posted on: October 20, 2020

North Texas - A Hub for Global Innovation

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North Texas has the assets and resources ready to grow your business and get your big idea off the ground.

Anchored by the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, North Texas brings diversity in talent and real estate to companies. The North Texas headquarters of Ame...

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Posted on: October 16, 2020

Girls Night Out - Downtown Decatur, TX

LADIES!! Make plans to attend this event next Thursday, October 22, 6 – 9pm on the Square in Decatur!
• Shopping
• Cocktails
• Free carriage rides around Decatur Town Square

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Posted on: October 8, 2020

BARS, WINERIES TO REOPEN NEXT WEEK

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order Wednesday allowing bars and similar establishments to open Oct. 14 at the discretion of county judges. Bars, wineries and distilleries will be able to reopen at 50 percent capacity if the county judge files...

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Posted on: October 6, 2020

Decatur High School HOMECOMING Celebration

The Decatur High School HOMECOMING celebration is going to look a bit different this year, but it will be GREAT!
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 Homecoming Reverse Parade at DHS 5:00 p.m. (floats will be stationary and motorists drive through). Pep Rally @ Eagl...
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Posted on: October 5, 2020

Eagle Booster Club Golf Tournament

Get your team signed up TODAY for the Decatur Eagles Booster Club Golf Tournament on October 17th! 

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Posted on: October 1, 2020

New Branding for Energy Worldnet

Check out the new branding for Energy Worldnet! 

Click here to check it out!

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Posted on: September 27, 2020

Tremendous increase in corporate relocations, expansions to Texas since pandemic hit

Despite some companies pausing projects due to the pandemic and the resulting economic meltdown, Texas has more potential corporate relocations and expansions in the pipeline than before COVID-19 hit, a top state economic development official said in a su...

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

Wise County Historic Courthouse Restoration Update

I thought it might be interesting for folks to see regular updates on the historic courthouse restoration grant progress as different phases are underway.  This week, a team from ReckonPoint is performing 3D mapping of the entire interior and ext...

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Posted on: September 21, 2020

Shark's Rib Fest Golf Tournament

Friday, October 30, 2020 at 9 AM – 3 PM
Decatur Golf Club
Shark's (Dennis Meek) Rib Fest & 4 Man Scramble
BBQ will be served
$50.00 entry fee/ person
For more information please email: decaturgolfclub.tx@gmail.com

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Posted on: September 17, 2020

North Texas Giving Day

North Texas Giving Day is an 18-hour online giving event designed to empower everyone to give back to their community by supporting local nonprofits and causes. Click below and search for organizations that could use your help!  #NTXGivingDay&...

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Posted on: September 15, 2020

Sales Tax Revenue Update From Judge J.D. Clark

From Judge J.D. Clark
We just received our sales tax revenue information for September, and I decided that it is a good time for all of us to appreciate and reaffirm our commitment to shop local and remember the impact that local businesses have on our com...
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Posted on: September 9, 2020

DJWC 29th Annual Park Classic Golf Tournament

Get signed up for the 29th Annual Park Classic Golf Tournament on October 2nd at Decatur Golf Club. 

DECATUR JUNIOR WOMAN’S CLUB29th Annual Park Classic Golf TournamentOctober 2ndflights will be posted as soon as available Lunch, beer an...
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Posted on: September 2, 2020

TEDC 2020 Annual Conference

The TEDC 2020 Annual Conference is just over a month away! This is more than just a video conference, there will be all sorts of incentives and extras awaiting you when you register. We hope to see you all online!
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Posted on: August 31, 2020

Governor Abbott, HHSC Announce Extension Of Emergency SNAP Benefits For The Month Of September

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Governor Greg Abbott announced the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) will provide approximately $188 million in emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits for the month of September as the Texas continues to r...

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Posted on: August 30, 2020

Video Update for Decatur Town Square - Decatur, TX

Here's a little update from Decatur Town Square! This video was edited and produced by Cooper Read.

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Posted on: August 27, 2020

Yesway Moving Headquarters to Fort Worth, Texas

Yesway, which acquired the Allsup’s Convenience Stores Inc. chain last year, is closing its Des Moines, Iowa, headquarters and its Allsup’s corporate office in Clovis, N.M., and opening a new headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas. ...

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Posted on: August 25, 2020

Ion Defense Sprayer - Available at iOffice in Decatur, TX

iOffice has the tools to help you safely and efficiently sanitize any building, equipment or outdoor space. The Ion Defense Sprayer uses electrostatic technology and is easy to use! 

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Posted on: August 21, 2020

Bell Flight unveiled plans for its new Manufacturing Technology Center (MTC) in Fort Worth, Texas!

Bell Flight unveiled plans for its new Manufacturing Technology Center (MTC) in Fort Worth, Texas!

The MTC is an innovative proving ground where Bell will test and refine technologies and processes—demonstrating manufacturing readiness and abilit...

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Posted on: August 19, 2020

Covid Drive-Thru Testing Available

Appointment needed. 

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Posted on: August 15, 2020

Wise Health System’s Drive-Thru Food Pantry Pick Up

Wise Health System’s Drive-Thru Food Pantry Pick Up is this morning from 8-10am! *while supplies last!  A huge thanks to all of our volunteers and the Tarrant Area Food Bank for making this possible in our community! Learn More...

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Posted on: August 13, 2020

Governor’s Small Business Webinar: Starting a Business in Texas

Texas remains the best state in the U.S. to start a business. Join the Governor's Small Business Team and a panel of subject-matter experts as they discuss the initial steps for starting and operating a business in the state. The webinar will hig...
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Posted on: August 11, 2020

CASA of Wise and Jack Counties Golf Scramble

Enjoy golf? Want to help out a good cause? Then sign up for the 2020 Four Person Scramble Golf Fundraiser! It is a qualifying event for the RB Golf Course $10,000! 

Charity Challenge and proceeds will go towards helping CASA of Wise and Jack Count...

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Posted on: August 7, 2020

Wise Networking Luncheon

Wise County Networking Luncheon - With special guest speaker: Mark Moran
Sponsored by
DATCU Credit Union
Cost: $15 per person

Please register online at www.gdwcar.com or call 940-387-8212

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Posted on: August 5, 2020

Drive Thru Food Pantry Open to the Public

Helping to feed those in need. Located at Wise Health System Main Parking Lot.

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Posted on: August 4, 2020

AllianceTexas Virtual Job Fair

Virtually interact and interview with AllianceTexas employers that are currently hiring. 
This live event will take place on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 from 10am–2pm.
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Posted on: July 29, 2020

Only in-person students eligible

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Students in the remote learning model will not be allowed to participate in extracurricular activities at Decatur ISD.

Decatur ISD trustees voted 4-3 for a policy that will prohibit the remote learners from participating in any extracurricular activities d...

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Posted on: July 29, 2020

Wasabi Wok - Open for Carry-Out

Wasabi Wok, on 51 S in Decatur, is now open for carry out. 

Be sure to check them out:  https://wasabiwokdecatur.com

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Posted on: July 28, 2020

Decatur Public Library - Mobile Hotspots Available

Need internet? CHECK OUT a hotspot at the Decatur Public Library... what a great thing in today's world!

MOBILE HOTSPOTS AVAILABLE – Decatur Public Library has mobile hotspots available for checkout. You must be over 18 and have a DPL ac...

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