Taking Care of Business: Serving short stacks for a big cause

Published Saturday, March 16, 2019
By Kristen Tribe

Fluffy pancakes are just what the doctor ordered, and IHOP gave away free short stacks Tuesday to patrons who made a donation to Shriners Hospitals for Children.

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Taking Care of Business: Primo’s re-opens after family tragedy

Published Saturday, February 23, 2019
By Kristen Tribe

Primo's Taqueria in Decatur re-opened Wednesday following the death almost three weeks ago of owner Primitivo "Primo" Sierra.

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Taking Care of Business: Chamber hands out awards for 2018

Published Saturday, February 16, 2019
By Kristen Tribe

The Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce sang the praises of its members at its annual banquet last Saturday at the Decatur Conference Center.

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Taking Care of Business: And the winners are… The 2019 favorites of Messenger readers to be announced soon

Published Saturday, February 9, 2019
By Kristen Tribe

The Messenger's 2019 Reader's Choice contest wrapped up this week, and 1,298 ballots were submitted, casting votes for everything from best chicken fried steak to best pet groomers.

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Taking Care of Business – Coming soon: salsa on Sundays

Published Saturday, February 2, 2019
By Kristen Tribe

This isn't exactly breaking news. The rumor has been going around for weeks, but I hadn't been able to confirm it until now.

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Taking Care of Business: Funeral home closes Decatur location

Published Saturday, January 19, 2019
By Kristen Tribe

Jones Family Funeral Home in Decatur closed this week. I heard a rumor Wednesday, and a note posted on the funeral home door verified it Thursday.

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Taking Care of Business: Vyve sends greetings from Bridgeport, Texas

Published Saturday, December 22, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

The holiday artwork of 11-year-old Kenlee Kleam of Bridgeport will land in more than 200,000 households in eight states this Christmas.

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Taking Care of Business: Funeral directors expand business to Fort Worth

Published Saturday, December 15, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

Brant Hawkins, Chet Niblett and Charlie Davidson partnered to open Hawkins Family Funeral Home in Fort Worth.

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Taking Care of Business: Car dealer honors 40-year employees

Published Saturday, December 8, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

Dedicated employees can be hard to find these days, but James Wood found a couple in David Stokes and Mike "Pup" Jones.

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Taking Care of Business: Real estate group collects toys for PD

Published Saturday, November 24, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

Tis the season for giving! Local realtors are having a toy drive, and they've turned it into a contest.

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Taking Care of Business: Decatur Chamber names Businesses of the Year

Published Saturday, November 17, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

Decatur Chamber of Commerce's businesses of the year are Rhine Realty and Fit-N-Wise.

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Taking Care of Business: That’s one fast talker

Published Saturday, November 10, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

When I was a kid, I was mesmerized by the auctioneer at the Wise County Youth Fair. What was he saying? How did he talk so fast?

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Taking Care of Business: New location stitched up

Published Saturday, October 20, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

It's no secret, but Ink 'N' Stitch is on the move.

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Taking Care of Business: Vintage phone booth rings up memories

Published Saturday, October 6, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

I've been singing this Eddy Raven tune and a playlist of other phone call songs in my head ever since a vintage phone booth was delivered to downtown Decatur earlier this week.

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Taking Care of Business: Snack, shop, meet and greet

Published Saturday, September 29, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

If you're looking to snack next week, there's no shortage of events where you can get a quick bite and more importantly, support local businesses.

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Taking Care of Business: Chick-fil-A back for second visit

Published Saturday, September 22, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

We're cookin' with gas now, folks. For the second time in two weeks, Chick-fil-A was right here, in Wise County, selling sandwiches.

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Taking Care of Business: Hobknobbing with the Chick-fil-A cow in Wise

Published Saturday, September 15, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

A chicken sandwich never tasted so good.

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Taking Care of Business: Firestorm of foam headed to Wise

Published Saturday, September 8, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

Take cover! The Nerf Fest Mobile Tour is coming to Decatur.

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Make way for Industrial Diesel, Orscheln

Published Saturday, September 1, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

We're getting closer to having a business up and running at Eagles Landing Business Park.

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Taking Care of Business: Tip of the hat to Biggar

Taking Care of Business: Tip of the hat to Biggar

Published Saturday, August 25, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

The red carpet was recently rolled out in Decatur for Jeff Biggars, his friends and customers.

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