County seeks ways to improve internet connectivity

Published Saturday, February 18, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County is spearheading a study of local internet infrastructure.

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Meeting Previews for Saturday, February 11, 2017

Published Saturday, February 11, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Bridgeport City Council will meet at 6 p.m. Monday to discuss amending the city's zoning ordinance to establish a historic district overlay and the purchase of amenities for the city pool.

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Council of Governments marks 25th anniversary of 911 service

Published Saturday, January 28, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) and Wise County Sheriff's Office have partnered in 911 communications for 25 years.

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County looks into refinancing college bond

Published Saturday, January 28, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County is seeking to refinance the college lease revenue bond if possible.

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Reserve constable pilot program approved

Published Saturday, January 21, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Precinct 4 Constable Kevin Huffman now has backup.

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Commissioners run through short agenda

Published Wednesday, January 11, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Following the swearing in of elected officials last week, county commissioners had a brief meeting.

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County pursues better telecommunications

Published Saturday, December 24, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners Dec. 12 approved entering into a master service agreement with CenturyLink for fiber optic telecommunications.

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County to build dog training facility, firing range

Published Saturday, December 17, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

The United States Police K9 Association (USPCA) will hold regional trials and certification in Wise County March 27-April 1.

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Commissioners argue over plat fees

Published Wednesday, December 14, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

After a lengthy discussion Monday, county commissioners approved a preliminary plat fee of $100 per lot, but the decision wasn't unanimous.

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Citizens want private road maintained

Published Saturday, December 10, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Road work dominated the discussion at Tuesday night's mobile commissioners meeting at Runaway Bay City Hall.

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Public hearing set for plat fee

Published Saturday, December 10, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

A public hearing on the county's proposed new plat fee is 8:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 12, in the third floor conference room of the Wise County Courthouse in Decatur.

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Going up: County plat fees raised

Published Wednesday, November 16, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners decided Monday to raise preliminary plat review fees from $25 per lot to $500 to offset the cost of outside engineer Kimley Horn.

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Commissioners to address multiple issues

Published Saturday, November 12, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners will spend most of Monday in meetings.

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Commissioners agree to maintain NRS Ranch Road

Published Saturday, November 12, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners last month accepted NRS Ranch Road into county maintenance.

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Changes to development rules on agenda

Published Saturday, October 22, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners will consider amendments to the development rules and regulations at their regular meeting Monday.

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Meeting Preview for Monday, October 10, 2016

Published Saturday, October 8, 2016
By Kristen Tribe

Election judges for the Nov. 8 general election will be appointed at the regular county commissioners meeting 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 10.

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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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