Taking Care of Business: Tranquility and peace coming soon

By Kristen Tribe | Published Saturday, April 7, 2018

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Yoga is coming to the Decatur Square.

Real estate developer Mark Moran said Thursday Divine Center of Yoga, based in Southlake, is opening a studio at 103 W. Main St., formerly A Ray of Flowers.

Owners are Jana Holland and Julie Parsons. According to its website, it has been a “highly respected yoga community in the area for going on nine years.”

Moran said, besides the coffee shop, yoga has been the most requested service for the square. The studio is projected to open in June.

CELEBRITY OF SORTS – The stuffed worlf in the window at the vacant shop at the corner of Trinity and Walnut was a mascot for Wolf Brand Chili. Messenger photo by Richard Greene


Although no business has moved into the storefront at the corner of Trinity and Walnut streets on the square (former home of Nell’s Nook), there is an unusual tenant in the window.

This Texas gal thought it was a coyote at first glance, but Moran said it’s a wolf. That’s right, folks. A stuffed wolf and wait for it It’s an old mascot for Wolf Brand Chili.

A celebrity stuffed animal is in our midst. More to come on this. In the meantime, stroll by and check him out. His vicious snarl is currently offset by a pink blanket draped across his back and bunnies at his feet.


DATCU Credit Union was recently recognized as a best company to work for in Texas, placing eighth in the medium employer category.

The awards program, created in 2006, is a project of Texas Monthly, the Texas Association of Business, Texas State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management and Best Companies Group. It identifies, recognizes and honors the best places of employment in Texas, benefiting the state’s economy, workforce and businesses. The 2018 list includes 100 companies.

“We have a desire to see our employees succeed,” said Glen McKenzie, president and chief executive officer. “Our board of directors and executive team strive to have an environment that provides a career path and a sense of family for those who work at DATCU. Receiving the distinction as a best company to work for in Texas is thrilling and helps to confirm that we are doing the right things for our employees.”

DATCU currently services more than 96,000 members with membership open to anyone living or working in Wise, Clay, Cooke, Denton or Montague counties.

The Decatur location is at 600 W. Ford St.


On my way Thursday to the North and East Texas Press Association convention in Granbury, I drove right by Chik-fil-A in Weatherford but didn’t have time to stop.

What has my life come to? I can’t even carve out time to secure a No. 1?

It’s time to get my priorities back in order.

Days without Chik-fil-A in Wise County (starting in 2018): 97 long days.

Kristen Tribe is assistant publisher of the Wise County Messenger. If you have an item to submit for Taking Care of Business, email it to

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