Rock steady: Student enrollment adds up

Published Saturday, August 29, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Wise County students returned to school Monday, and throughout the week, superintendents evaluated enrollment numbers, all of which either increased or held steady.

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Sales taxes lag behind in county; Receipts down 10.8 percent

Published Saturday, August 29, 2015
By Richard Greene

Sales tax receipts in Wise County are collectively 10.8 percent behind for the first six months of the year, according to the August report from the Texas Comptroller.

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Change in truancy law puts more burden on the school district

Published Saturday, August 29, 2015
By Racey Burden

The Texas State Legislature's House Bill 2398 will go into affect Sept. 1, decriminalizing truancy for students statewide.

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Budget revised, Sheriff’s Office gets money for raise

Published Wednesday, August 26, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Officers in the Wise County Sheriff's Department enforcement division could see a pay increase in fiscal year 2016.

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Tepid tigers take a plunge

Published Saturday, August 22, 2015
By Racey Burden

Getting tigers to jump in a swimming pool is no easy task.

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Public hearing set for Monday

Published Saturday, August 22, 2015
By Messenger Staff

County commissioners will have a public hearing on the proposed county budget 8:45 a.m. Monday, Aug. 24, in the third-floor conference room of the courthouse in Decatur.

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Back-to-school hustle: Parents and teachers make last-minute preparations for first day

Published Saturday, August 22, 2015
By Travis Lisle

For parents, students and teachers, the hustle and bustle of the last few days of summer are a whirlwind of preparation.

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Passing through

Published Saturday, August 22, 2015
By Joe Duty

Charlie and Smokey meander through Wise County Thursday.

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Wanted: Loving families; Shelter extends adoption event, seeks to place dogs and cats

Wanted: Loving families; Shelter extends adoption event, seeks to place dogs and cats

Published Wednesday, August 19, 2015
By Racey Burden

While many families brought home a furry friend this weekend, the Wise County Animal Control Shelter still has future pets awaiting adoption.

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Commissioners propose tax rate, budget

Published Wednesday, August 19, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County commissioners proposed Monday to keep the county property tax rate for fiscal year 2016 the same as last year - 37.89 cents per $100 valuation.

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College tax rate to remain the same

Published Wednesday, August 19, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

The college branch campus maintenance tax rate in Wise County likely will not increase in fiscal year 2016.

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Sheriff seeks raise for enforcement division

Published Wednesday, August 19, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

The Wise County Sheriff's Office is struggling to recruit new officers and finding it hard to hang on to the ones they have, according to Sheriff David Walker.

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Fit-N-Wise team spearheads motocross safety efforts

Published Wednesday, August 19, 2015
By David Talley

In the high-adrenaline, high-risk world of amateur motocross, racers are often self-supported.

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Marlett indicted for murder

Published Saturday, August 15, 2015
By Brian Knox

A Wise County grand jury has indicted a Chico man for murder.

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Water supply district proposes same tax rate

Published Saturday, August 15, 2015
By Brian Knox

The Wise County Water Supply District directors are proposing to keep the tax rate right where it is.

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Meeting Previews for Saturday, August 15, 2015

Published Saturday, August 15, 2015
By Messenger Staff

Bridgeport School Board will consider appointing a representative to the Texas Association of School Board's Delegate Assembly at their meeting Monday, Aug. 17.

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Officials debate calculation, use of indirect cost

Published Saturday, August 15, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

The disagreement over the Weatherford College branch campus maintenance tax rate continues to brew among county and college officials.

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Judge, college president embroiled in ongoing dispute

Published Wednesday, August 12, 2015
By Kristen Tribe

Five cents doesn't sound like a lot, but it's caused distress in Weatherford College tax rate and budget negotiations for months.

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Hitting the target; All local schools meet standard in ratings

Hitting the target; All local schools meet standard in ratings

Published Saturday, August 8, 2015
By Brian Knox

As local districts get ready for the first day of school in a couple of weeks, they got a little good news from the state this week.

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Breaking 100 degrees: Heat wave strikes county

Breaking 100 degrees: Heat wave strikes county

Published Saturday, August 8, 2015
By David Talley

With highs expected to hold past 100 degrees into next week, Wise County is a warm place to be.

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