Sides to run county shelter

Published Wednesday, September 28, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Animal control officer Cathy Sides is the new director of the Wise County Animal Shelter. Sides, who has run the city of Decatur's shelter for nine years, will start work at the county facility Oct. 10.

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Parr tying up loose ends

Published Saturday, September 17, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Precinct 3 Constable Doug Parr is checking items off his to-do list, but his county charge accounts remain frozen.

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County gears up for November election

Published Saturday, September 17, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners Monday approved a handful of appointments in preparation for the Nov. 8 general election.

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County budget, tax rate approved

Published Wednesday, September 14, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Facing a $5 million loss in property tax revenue, the county will keep the same tax rate in fiscal year 2017.

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Mobile meeting draws small, but feisty crowd

Published Saturday, September 10, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Only a handful of people attended Tuesday's Precinct 3 mobile commissioners meeting at Newark City Hall, but their questions prompted lively discussion.

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Meeting Previews for Saturday, September 10, 2016

Published Saturday, September 10, 2016
By Messenger Staff

Wise County commissioners will have two public hearings Monday morning in the third-floor conference room of the courthouse in Decatur.

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Meeting Preview

Published Saturday, September 3, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners will have a mobile meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, in Precinct 3 at Newark City Hall.

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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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