Meeting Previews for Saturday, August 27, 2016

Published Saturday, August 27, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Wise County commissioners will have a public hearing on the proposed budget for fiscal year 2017 at 8:30 a.m. Monday in the third-floor conference room of the courthouse in Decatur.

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County to offer retiree medical program

Published Wednesday, August 24, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Retired county employees will now have access to a Medicare supplement through the Texas Association of Counties (TAC).

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Dialing up a solution; County cell phones cause for debate

Published Saturday, August 20, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Commissioners discussed last week cutting county employee cell phone allowances as a cost-saving measure, but they decided against it Monday.

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Delicate balance: County reallocates debt, dips into reserves for budget

Published Wednesday, August 17, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County Judge J.D. Clark Monday proposed balancing the county budget by reallocating capital expenditure money to the county's debt payment.

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Officials argue over method of tax collection

Published Saturday, August 13, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Emotions ran high Tuesday during the county budget workshop as County Tax Assessor/Collector Monte Shaw rejected proposed cost-saving measures for his office.

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Commissioners slog through budget in 3-hour session

Published Saturday, August 13, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Even though $1.5 million had been cut from the county's budget in preliminary work, officials still needed to find $3.8 million going into Tuesday's budget workshop. Ideas were few and far between.

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Personnel changes save county $1.2 million

Published Saturday, August 13, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

A myriad of personnel changes, including eliminating three jobs and absorbing several other positions, will save the county $1.2 million in fiscal year 2017.

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Commissioners ponder severe budget cuts

Published Wednesday, August 10, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners spent five hours Tuesday poring over the budget, trying to find $3.8 million.

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Women’s Building remodel starts Monday

Published Saturday, August 6, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

The Women's Building at the Wise County Fairgrounds in Decatur is getting a facelift.

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Meeting Previews for the week of Saturday, August 6, 2016

Published Saturday, August 6, 2016
By Messenger Staff

The Decatur School Board will meet at 7:30 Monday morning.

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Judge recommends changes to travel reimbursement

Published Saturday, July 30, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Conferences and special training require county employees to hit the road from time to time.

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Insurance change results in savings

Published Wednesday, July 27, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

In the midst of bleak budget planning, Wise County officials received good news Monday.

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Meeting Previews for the week of Saturday, July 23, 2016

Published Saturday, July 23, 2016
By Messenger Staff

The board called a special meeting for 7 p.m. Monday, July 25 at the administration building, 2107 15th St.

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Constable signs invoices, issues with inventory remain

Published Wednesday, June 29, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Precinct 4 Constable Doug Parr remains at odds with the county auditor and asset management offices.

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Commissioners plan back-to-back meetings

Published Saturday, June 25, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners will meet twice next week - once in the courthouse and once on the road.

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Commissioners consider need for fire hydrants

Published Wednesday, June 15, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Commissioners discussed changing Wise County subdivision rules in regard to fire protection but took no action at Monday's regular meeting.

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County gives stamp of approval to 911 district

Published Saturday, June 11, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

A new 911 district may be formed by the North Central Texas Council of Governments, which would ensure money paid by citizens for 911 service is returned to the area.

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Upcoming Meeting Previews

Published Saturday, June 11, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Wise County commissioners will hear an update on the Trinity Aquifer from the Upper Trinity Groundwater Conservation District at their regular meeting Monday.

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County to sell Bridgeport office space

Published Saturday, May 21, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

A few county employees in Bridgeport will soon be moving to Decatur.

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EMS sick leave reduced, management questioned

Published Wednesday, May 18, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners Monday reduced Emergency Medical Services' sick leave and put EMS Administrator Charles Dillard in the hot seat, grilling him about exorbitant amounts of overtime.

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