Courthouse security kicks up next week

Published Wednesday, May 16, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

New security measures will be in place at the Wise County Courthouse beginning May 22.

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Glass recycling to stop; County searches for options

Published Wednesday, April 25, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners decided last week to no longer offer glass recycling at the county dump sites.

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County increases coverage for disasters

Published Wednesday, April 18, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners decided Monday to spend an additional $2,972 annually to increase its extra expense insurance coverage to $10 million.

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Meeting Previews for the Week of Saturday, April 14, 2018

Published Saturday, April 14, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Wise County commissioners Monday will again discuss options for glass recycling at the Decatur dump site.

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Roads in good shape despite rainy season

Published Saturday, April 7, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

After a long dry period, 5.5 inches of rain fell in the final 11 days of February.

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County finances in order

Published Saturday, March 31, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

Outside auditor Snow Garrett Williams gave Wise County a clean report on its financial audit for fiscal year 2017.

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Sheriff hopes to double number of SROs

Published Wednesday, March 14, 2018
By Richard Greene

Wise County Sheriff Lane Akin told county commissioners Monday that he would like to double the number of school resource officers in his department if the county could work on a financial arrangement with the five districts it contracts with.

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County hires 911 coordinator

Published Saturday, February 17, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners Monday hired a new 911 coordinator - Wacy Beck of Paradise.

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Interviews set for 911 job

Published Saturday, February 10, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners Monday will interview candidates for the 911 addressing job.

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Courthouse security upgrade planned

Published Wednesday, January 31, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

Security at the Wise County Courthouse is about to be tightened.

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Public works director hired

Published Wednesday, January 24, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners Monday hired Keith Stone as public works director to replace longtime director Tom Goode, who is retiring Jan. 31.

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County splits fire marshal job

Published Wednesday, January 24, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners decided Monday to split the fire marshal's job into two positions - fire marshal and emergency management coordinator.

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2 seek top public works job

Published Saturday, January 20, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners Tuesday decided to interview two candidates for the county public works director job.

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Citizen kicked out of meeting

Published Wednesday, January 17, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

A citizen perceived to be unruly during a Wise County commissioners meeting Tuesday was removed from the room.

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Citizen kicked out of county meeting

Published Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

A citizen perceived to be unruly by county officials during a Wise County commissioners meeting Tuesday was removed from the room.

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County seeks 2 new department heads

Published Saturday, January 13, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

Interviews for the Wise County fire marshal/emergency management coordinator position are complete, and the candidate screening committee will make a recommendation to commissioners at their Jan. 29 meeting.

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Bateman, county officials butt heads over junk piles

Published Saturday, December 23, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Ken Bateman has been at odds with county officials for years and recently brought his complaints to commissioners court.

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Multiple plats approved

Published Saturday, October 21, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners reviewed a number of plats at their meeting Monday.

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Grant provides for rifle-resistant body armor

Published Wednesday, October 18, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners Monday approved a resolution acknowledging a grant from the state of Texas for rifle-resistant body armor.

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Sheriff’s office van approved

Published Wednesday, September 27, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners Monday approved the purchase of a new inmate transport van as requested by Sheriff Lane Akin.

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