Taking Care of Business: Spreading good vibes with feel-good phrases

Published Saturday, May 25, 2019
By Kristen Tribe

If students at Decatur Intermediate School need a little pick-me-up next year, they only have to go as far as the bathroom.

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Taking Care of Business: Free coffee for mom at shop’s grand re-opening

Published Saturday, May 11, 2019
By Kristen Tribe

The Pecan House Coffee and Apothecary in Boyd is re-opening today (Saturday) after suffering heavy smoke and water damage in a fire a few months ago.

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Taking Care of Business: Tune in to WHS’ new podcast

Published Saturday, April 27, 2019
By Kristen Tribe

Inspired by a true crime podcast, Wise Health System's Jordan Holzbog and Paul Aslin decided to start one for WHS.

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Taking Care of Business: Pie in the sky … or cyberspace

Published Saturday, April 20, 2019
By Kristen Tribe

Kraig and Letty Thome in Boyd are taking their Bakeshop pop-ups to the next level.

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Taking Care of Business: How ’bout them apples? Brookshire’s produce manager wins national award

Published Saturday, March 30, 2019
By Kristen Tribe

Hands down: Brookshire's has the best produce section of all Wise County grocery stores. And now we know why!

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Taking Care of Business: Voltage Coffee Project expands

Published Saturday, March 23, 2019
By Kristen Tribe

The long-empty building at 112 North Trinity Street on the Decatur Square will have a new tenant, but familiar face, in the coming months.

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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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