Bridgeport ISD to adopt budget

Published Saturday, August 23, 2014
By Jake Harris

A special Bridgeport school board meeting will be held Monday, Aug. 25, to adopt the district tax rate and budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year.

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Decatur EDC board approves budget, funds Civic Center upgrades

Published Saturday, August 23, 2014
By Bob Buckel

Budgeting for the Decatur Economic Development Corp. is really pretty simple. The entity has only one source of funds - a half-cent of the city's 1.5-cent sales tax - and has only one purpose.

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Bridgeport City Council lets food trucks stay put

Published Saturday, August 23, 2014
By Jake Harris

Mobile food truck owners who prepare their own food on-site can now stay in one place for more than three hours, after the Bridgeport City Council approved an amendment to the city code at their Tuesday night meeting.

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Wise Regional performs its first therapeutic plasma exchange; Patient doing well following lifesaving procedure

Published Saturday, August 23, 2014
By Alyssa Yancey

John Foster of Chico was the first patient to receive a therapeutic plasma exchange at Wise Regional Health System in Decatur.

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Alvord ISD’s budget, tax rate down

Published Saturday, August 23, 2014
By Bob Buckel

With last year's big paving project on the ground and paid for, Alvord ISD Superintendent Bill Branum said the district's proposed budget and tax rate are both a little smaller for 2014-2015.

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Boyd City Council begins budget talks

Published Saturday, August 23, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

Boyd city officials took a first look Tuesday at the financial plan for the upcoming fiscal year.

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Commissioners dig into budget

Published Saturday, August 23, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

County commissioners have proposed an almost $70 million budget for fiscal year 2015, and Auditor Ann McCuiston hit the financial highlights in a budget workshop Thursday.

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More tax dollars headed to college

Published Saturday, August 23, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

Weatherford College Wise County will receive more local tax dollars in 2014-15.

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Chico School Board approves lower tax rate

Published Saturday, August 23, 2014
By Brian Knox

The Chico school board Monday approved a 2014-2015 tax rate more than 3 cents below the current rate.

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Proposed changes link injection wells, earthquakes

Published Wednesday, August 20, 2014
By Bob Buckel

The Texas Railroad Commission is proposing some rule changes to the permitting process for disposal wells - taking into consideration the possibility that those wells might play a role in earthquakes.

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‘Surge’ results in arrests, recovery of stolen items

Published Wednesday, August 20, 2014
By Brian Knox

The Wise County Sheriff's Office has made numerous arrests for drug offenses - and recovered stolen vehicles and guns - as part of a multi-county special operation conducted last week.

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Commissioners propose budget, tax rate

Published Wednesday, August 20, 2014
By Kristen Tribe

Nothing is set in stone, but Wise County's budget for fiscal year 2015 is taking shape.

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GPA policy change affects Decatur freshmen, sophomores

Published Wednesday, August 20, 2014
By Brian Knox

Decatur school officials hope changes in the way grade point averages are calculated will put less emphasis on grades and more emphasis on preparing students for life after high school.

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Boyd ISD trustees approve budget

Published Wednesday, August 20, 2014
By Erika Pedroza

Boyd ISD has a fiscal plan for next year. Following a public hearing, the Boyd school board approved a $10,906,226 general fund budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year.

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Wins help offset losses for shelter volunteers

Published Wednesday, August 20, 2014
By David Talley

Twenty-three Wise County families got a little bigger Saturday.

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Bridgeport board sets breakfast prices, talks renovations

Published Wednesday, August 20, 2014
By Jake Harris

There was a little less action and a lot more talk at the Bridgeport ISD board of trustees meeting Monday night.

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Forum set on water, transportation

Published Wednesday, August 20, 2014
By Messenger Staff

State Rep. Phil King will host a town hall forum 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, in the lecture hall at Weatherford College Wise County.

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Paradise City Council election in the air

Published Wednesday, August 20, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Paradise City Council places 1, 2 and 3 are up for grabs this year, but only two incumbents have filed and no challengers.

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Decatur to raise tax, water rates

Published Wednesday, August 20, 2014
By Bob Buckel

The numbers aren't pretty, but they balance. The Decatur City Council faced several tough choices in its budget process this year, from higher raw water costs to a big jump in debt service.

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Decatur EDC board to swear in Joiner

Published Wednesday, August 20, 2014
By Messenger Staff

Matt Joiner, associate dean of Weatherford College Wise County, will be sworn in as a new member of the board of the Decatur Economic Development Corp. when the board meets Thursday, Aug. 21.

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