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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Making the most of every day

Making the most of every day

Published Saturday, August 16, 2014
By Jake Harris

Harley Don Baker walked into a Starbucks in Euless on a Wednesday afternoon looking healthy and fit. He's 28 now - 26 years removed from the liver transplant that changed his life, made it possible for him to have a life.

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Pre-K students to make Young younger

Published Saturday, August 16, 2014
By Brian Knox

All of Decatur ISD's pre-kindergarten classes will be at one campus this fall.

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Fingerprint system making its mark on local crime

Fingerprint system making its mark on local crime

Published Saturday, August 16, 2014
By Brian Knox

Most of us focus on what is taken from a crime scene. Tim Lamkin focuses on what was left behind. Specifically, fingerprints.

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Bridgeport City Council to take action on food trucks Tuesday

Published Saturday, August 16, 2014
By Jake Harris

The Bridgeport City Council will consider adopting an ordinance in its meeting Tuesday that would amend the city code to make it easier to operate food trucks within the city limits.

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Western festival next weekend

Published Saturday, August 16, 2014
By Bob Buckel

The Chisholm Trail Days Western Heritage Festival and parade will be next Saturday, Aug. 23., from 2-6 p.m. on the downtown square - but activities will be underway all week.

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