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Extreme weather is stressing out our trees

Well, here in Wise County and all over North Texas, we have been experiencing trees of many types that are dead or dying.  On a weekly basis I witness trees like post oaks, red oaks, cedars, cypress, juniper spruce, ash and pines that are succumbing to environmental stressors which can, and most often does, lead to secondary stressors like disease […]

Bridgeport garden’s grand opening in sight

April is National Garden Month, and Bridgeport is helping lead the celebration in Wise County. The community is invited to the grand opening of the Payne Park community garden, a project that has been in the works and gained steam over the past year. The celebration is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Payne Park, 409 W Cates in Bridgeport with […]

Hypoxylon canker disease is affecting trees: Here’s what to know

Hypoxylon canker is a disease that appears as a dead lesion on limbs, branches, and trunks of affected trees. The canker develops just under the bark and in advanced stages, causes a white rot decay of the sapwood. This decay contributes to tree mortality, compromises the structural integrity of the tree, and makes it a danger to life and property. […]

2024 Wise County Youth Fair Results


Wise County Youth Fair Queen Contestants 2024


Ag exemptions 101: What you need to know before you apply

So, you bought a ranchette and you think you might be eligible for a property tax break. Here’s what you need to know before you fill out that appraisal application in Wise County. Agricultural land makes up most of Wise County’s 590,080 acre, offering a wide range of operations that produces a multitude of products, from honey and okra to […]

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