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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Tier 2 annexation vote makes ballot

Published Wednesday, June 13, 2018
By Racey Burden

The commissioners court approved Wise Citizens for Property Rights' Tier 2 petition Monday.

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Commissioners to allow fireworks

Published Wednesday, June 13, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners Monday decided not to ban aerial fireworks.

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Commissioners to consider fireworks sales

Published Saturday, June 9, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

As drought creeps back into the area, Wise County commissioners will pick up the discussion on the sale of fireworks and fire conditions Monday at its regular meeting.

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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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