BUSINESS HEADLINES

Taking Care of Business: Pie in the sky … or cyberspace

Published Saturday, April 20, 2019
By Kristen Tribe

Kraig and Letty Thome in Boyd are taking their Bakeshop pop-ups to the next level.

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County sales tax receipts continue to grow

Published Saturday, April 13, 2019
By Richard Greene

In preparing the 2019 fiscal year budget, Wise County officials projected to bring in $3.8 million in sales tax.

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Taking Care of Business: How ’bout them apples? Brookshire’s produce manager wins national award

Published Saturday, March 30, 2019
By Kristen Tribe

Hands down: Brookshire's has the best produce section of all Wise County grocery stores. And now we know why!

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Taking Care of Business: Voltage Coffee Project expands

Published Saturday, March 23, 2019
By Kristen Tribe

The long-empty building at 112 North Trinity Street on the Decatur Square will have a new tenant, but familiar face, in the coming months.

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Low interest rates drive home sales

Published Saturday, March 23, 2019
By Richard Greene

After a slow January, the Wise County real estate market bounced back in a big way in February.

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Taking Care of Business: Serving short stacks for a big cause

Published Saturday, March 16, 2019
By Kristen Tribe

Fluffy pancakes are just what the doctor ordered, and IHOP gave away free short stacks Tuesday to patrons who made a donation to Shriners Hospitals for Children.

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The Dandy Dime

Published Saturday, March 9, 2019
By Messenger Staff

Men's, women's and children's clothing; toys; home decor; furniture; jewelry; and accessories

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

Published Saturday, February 23, 2019
By Kristen Tribe

Primo's Taqueria in Decatur re-opened Wednesday following the death almost three weeks ago of owner Primitivo "Primo" Sierra.

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Hairdaze Salon and Boutique

Published Saturday, February 23, 2019
By Messenger Staff

Reflexology, salon, boutique, spray tanning

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Taking Care of Business: Chamber hands out awards for 2018

Published Saturday, February 16, 2019
By Kristen Tribe

The Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce sang the praises of its members at its annual banquet last Saturday at the Decatur Conference Center.

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Home sales take plunge in January; 31 houses sold in first month of ’19

Published Saturday, February 16, 2019
By Richard Greene

Home sales took a dive in Wise County in January.

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Taking Care of Business: And the winners are… The 2019 favorites of Messenger readers to be announced soon

Published Saturday, February 9, 2019
By Kristen Tribe

The Messenger's 2019 Reader's Choice contest wrapped up this week, and 1,298 ballots were submitted, casting votes for everything from best chicken fried steak to best pet groomers.

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Sales tax gift to Christmas Capitol

Published Saturday, February 9, 2019
By Richard Greene

The City of Bridgeport proclaimed itself as the "Christmas Capitol of Wise County" this past season.

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Taking Care of Business – Coming soon: salsa on Sundays

Published Saturday, February 2, 2019
By Kristen Tribe

This isn't exactly breaking news. The rumor has been going around for weeks, but I hadn't been able to confirm it until now.

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Taking Care of Business: Funeral home closes Decatur location

Published Saturday, January 19, 2019
By Kristen Tribe

Jones Family Funeral Home in Decatur closed this week. I heard a rumor Wednesday, and a note posted on the funeral home door verified it Thursday.

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Home sales cool in December

Published Saturday, January 19, 2019
By Richard Greene

After home sales in Wise County picked up in November, they took a step back in December.

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Real estate year closes on a high note

Published Saturday, December 22, 2018
By Richard Greene

An up-and-down year for the real estate market entered the final month on an uptick in Wise County.

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Taking Care of Business: Vyve sends greetings from Bridgeport, Texas

Published Saturday, December 22, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

The holiday artwork of 11-year-old Kenlee Kleam of Bridgeport will land in more than 200,000 households in eight states this Christmas.

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Taking Care of Business: Funeral directors expand business to Fort Worth

Published Saturday, December 15, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

Brant Hawkins, Chet Niblett and Charlie Davidson partnered to open Hawkins Family Funeral Home in Fort Worth.

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Sales taxes roll in during 2018

Published Saturday, December 15, 2018
By Richard Greene

2018 will be remembered as an economic boom for Wise County.

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