Public works director hired

Published Wednesday, October 24, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

Joey Highfill is Wise County's new public works director.

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Tax discount tabled for FY ’19

Published Wednesday, October 10, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

County commissioners decided to table the 3-2-1 tax discount for this fiscal year but will consider it again when planning the budget for fiscal year 2020.

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Hughes named interim public works director; Position to be filled in 30 days

Published Wednesday, September 26, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

A new interim Wise County public works director was announced Monday, but commissioners hope to fill the position by the end of October.

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Public works job description discussed

Published Wednesday, September 19, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

The county has already received applications for the public works director position, but the job is not yet posted.

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County officials skeptical of tax discount

Published Saturday, September 15, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

County commissioners tossed around the idea of a 3-2-1 tax discount at Monday's meeting, but decided more information is needed before giving it a yea or nay.

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Commissioners adopt FY ’19 budget

Published Wednesday, September 12, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners Monday adopted a budget and tax rate for fiscal year 2019.

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Commissioners change schedule

Published Saturday, September 8, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners made a slight change to their regular meeting schedule, effective Oct. 1.

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Commissioners to adopt budget

Published Saturday, September 8, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Wise County commissioners plan to adopt the budget and tax rate for fiscal year 2019 at their meeting Monday.

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Raises approved for county employees

Published Wednesday, September 5, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

County employees will have the potential to receive a 4 percent pay raise in fiscal year 2019, but with it comes a 10 percent cut to dependent coverage.

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Citizen requests 3-2-1 discount

Published Wednesday, September 5, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

Lee Worley of Boyd was the only citizen to speak at the public hearing on the proposed tax rate at last week's Wise County Commissioners Court.

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Burning still prohibited

Published Wednesday, August 29, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

Outdoor burning is still prohibited in Wise County, but commissioners did tweak the document Monday for its renewal.

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County official fired

Published Wednesday, August 29, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County Public Works Director Keith Stone was fired Monday for nepotism.

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Vent session: Citizens complain about property values

Published Saturday, August 25, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

Two citizens spoke at Thursday night's public hearing on the county property tax rate, but not about the property tax.

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Tax rates, personnel issues on the table

Published Saturday, August 25, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

Citizens have one more chance to weigh in on the county tax rate at a public hearing Monday morning.

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Weighing their options: Commissioners consider raises, level of dependent coverage

Published Wednesday, August 22, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

County commissioners are mulling over raises and changes to the dependent insurance coverage offered to employees.

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Tax rate decrease proposed

Published Wednesday, August 15, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners Monday proposed a decrease in the tax rate at the recommendation of County Judge J.D. Clark.

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Commissioners propose lower college tax rate

Published Wednesday, August 15, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners agreed Monday to cut the Weatherford College branch campus maintenance tax by the same percentage as the county property tax rate.

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Commissioners to discuss budget

Published Saturday, August 11, 2018
By Messenger Staff

County Judge J.D. Clark will present a proposed budget and tax rate for fiscal year 2019 at Monday's commissioners meeting.

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County under full burn ban

Published Saturday, July 14, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners Tuesday approved a full, 90-day burn ban, effective immediately.

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County changes emergency alert system

Published Wednesday, June 27, 2018
By Racey Burden

Wise County Commissioners Monday approved changing the county's emergency mass notification system provider from Everbridge to Civic Ready.

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