Taking Care of Business: Primo’s re-opens after family tragedy

By Kristen Tribe | Published Saturday, February 23, 2019
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Primo’s Taqueria in Decatur re-opened Wednesday following the death almost three weeks ago of owner Primitivo “Primo” Sierra.

Kristen Tribe

Sierra, 65, died after being injured in a car accident Feb. 4 in Decatur. His wife, Margarita, returned to the family business this week, but their daughter, Erica Aguilar, asked in a Facebook post that customers refrain from questioning her mother and instead continue praying for the family.

In a 2011 Messenger article, “Comforts of home,” which detailed the story of Primo and Margarita, Margarita said of their customers, “The regulars are like family.”

Your customers feel the same way about you and yours, Margarita, and the community is heartbroken for your loss.

If you’d like to drop by, the taqueria’s hours are 6 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.


Been missing the steam sauna at Fit-N-Wise Decatur?

Well, looks like you’ll have to go without that super sweat for a bit longer.

In a social media post, the fitness center, tied to Wise Health System, apologized for the delay in repairing the sauna.

“Unfortunately, the issues with the sauna were not just a simple repair and require us to essentially rebuild the entire sauna,” it reads.

It took several months to get ready for the reconstruction process because it involved several processes and other companies, but according to the post, reconstruction was to begin this week with a goal of re-opening the sauna March 11.

“We have tried to ensure that the rebuild process will not cause any inconvenience to our members using the pools and/or dry sauna,” the post says.


It’s swap meet weekend. (I know this because the weather is miserable.)

But as I scan the glorious piles of junk, I have a trade in mind. I’ve got a few random automotive parts lying around, not to mention a Ford pickup I’d love to see go.

I’d swap all that for a Chick-fil-A sandwich and waffle fries. Any takers?

Days without Chick-fil-A in Wise County: 159.

Kristen Tribe is publisher of the Wise County Messenger. If you have a business tip, call her at 940-627-5987 or email

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