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Posted on: July 23, 2020

Trinity Street Building Project

Check out this VIDEO for an update on the Trinity Street Building Project (including restaurant and top patio).

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Posted on: July 16, 2020

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says "there is no shutdown coming."

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As the number of new coronavirus cases in Texas continues to rise and hospitals grow more crowded, Gov. Greg Abbott said Thursday there is no statewide shutdown looming.

Abbott said last week that if the spread of the virus didn’t slow, "the...

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Posted on: July 14, 2020

State Street Pizza is Hiring!

State Street Pizza is looking for high energy team members to work as a cashier/server/lobby maintenance etc. Will need to help box up pizza/answer phone/take togo orders etc. 

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Posted on: July 14, 2020

U.S. labor secretary says "economic rebound" is underway during North Texas visit

The U.S. labor secretary came to Dallas Tuesday with details about hundreds of thousands of dollars going toward North Texas businesses. 

The U.S. labor secretary says an ‘economic rebound’ is underway. More and more jobs are b...

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Posted on: July 9, 2020

Support builds for local VA facility

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The prospect of a veterans hospital in Wise County is picking up steam, following area politicians and representatives from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently touring the Wise Health System hospi...

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

State Street Pizza Opening Soon

State Street Pizza in Downtown Decatur is hoping to start serving great pizza in 2 weeks!

Check out the sample menu here.

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Posted on: July 7, 2020

Eighter From Decatur Charity Bicycle Rally

Saturday August 15th at 7am.

Decatur Jet Center, 351 Airport Rd, Decatur, Texas 76234

8,25,50, or 100 miles! FREE CAMPINGhttps://www.raceentry.com/races/eighter-from-decatur-bicycle-rally/2020/registerEarly Registration Entry Fee $35 ($40 on race day)Regist...

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Posted on: June 23, 2020

Wise Recovers Economic Relief Fund Grant Application Online

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The Wise Recovers Economic Relief Fund grant application is now online at: https://wisecountytx.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=24.

All you have to submit is the one-page application and a W9. We will begin accepting app...

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

North Central Texas Virtual Career Fair

Find the Talent You Need at the Workforce Solutions Virtual Career Fair July 9th, 10am-4pm!

https://ecm.nctcog.org/Forms/NCTVirtualCareerFair 

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

Rescue Grant Application Extended

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The Decatur EDC has extended the Rescue Grant Application Process to July 1st!! Businesses must be in the city limits of Decatur.

The Business Rescue Grant awards up to $2,500 to businesses that qualify. Email application to: info@decaturtx.com

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Posted on: June 17, 2020

Restoration of the Decatur, TX Courthouse

The Texas Historical Commission board voted to award Wise County with a $787,753 planning grant for the restoration of our historic courthouse. This grant will allow us to develop architectural plans, specifications, and construction documents to fully re...

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Posted on: June 16, 2020

Decatur ISD Proposes Pay Raises

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The Decatur ISD administration presented a plan to trustees for a 2.5 percent pay raise for employees Monday. The proposed increase would cost the district no more than $605,000. Under the proposed plan the beginning teacher salary would be $51,000. The p...

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Posted on: June 15, 2020

Voter Registration Deadline

VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE – Today is the deadline to register to vote in the July 14 primary runoff election. 

Visit votetexas.gov for information on how to register. 

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Posted on: June 10, 2020

Disabled American Veterans Annual Yard Sale Fundraiser

The Disabled American Veterans Chapter 70 and Auxiliary Unit 70 will hold a Summer Garage Sale Fundraiser Friday & Saturday at 2801 (B) S. FM 51 in Decatur (across from Casa Torres). Home decor, furniture, clothing, kitchen, outdoor, and more.&nbs...

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

Almost all Texas businesses are allowed to open at 50% capacity, Gov. Greg Abbott says.

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Gov. Greg Abbott announced his third phase Wednesday of reopening Texas businesses during the coronavirus pandemic, allowing virtually all of them to operate at 50% capacity.

That is effective immediately, and there are "very limited exceptions,"...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Sweet Chicks Reopening June 2nd

Saturdays will now be mainly for custom and pre-order pickups! There will be limited walk-in desserts available on Saturdays, so make sure to order in advance!

Online Store will remain open (https://SweetChicksDesserts.Square.Site/) with curbside pickup du...

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Posted on: May 27, 2020

Wise County Economic Relief Fund

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Wise County commissioners approved utilizing money from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to create the Wise County Economic Relief Fund. The program would provide $3,000 grants to local businesses closed or partially shut down...

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Posted on: May 19, 2020

Decatur Texas Seniors Send Off

Make plans to come help celebrate our Decatur Eagle Seniors!

Downtown businesses and  residents are invited to show our support for our Decatur High School seniors. You’re welcome to safely gather along the route to cheer them on as the ...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

Decatur EDC Business Rescue Grant

Learn more on how to apply for the Decatur EDC Rescue Grant. Business must be inside the Decatur City Limits.

Application Deadline: June 15th, 2020

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

Decatur EDC Business Rescue Grant

For our local small businesses, we have $60,000 available in funding to help during this difficult time. $2500 per business within the City Limits of Decatur.

If your business has done well during this time, we are asking for help with additional funding t...

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

North Central Texas Virtual Career Fair

Find and hire the skilled talent you need. Virtually interact with and interview qualified candidates for your open positions.

Click here to register your business.  

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Posted on: May 11, 2020

Postponed - JW Hart PBR Challenge – The Last Ride

The JW Hart PBR Challenge – The Last Ride, scheduled for May 16th, has been postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We apologize for the late notice but we have been closely working with State, County and PBR officials. Based on early pr...

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Posted on: May 5, 2020

Texas Continuing to Reopen

Texas Governor Greg Abbott is continuing to move forward with reopening the state, allowing salons to open this week and gyms on May 18 while further relaxing restrictions on restaurants with outdoor seating.

During the news conference Tuesday, Abbott said...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

Wise County Open at 25% Capacity

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Wise County restaurants, retail stores and movie theaters will open May 1st at 25 percent capacity instead of the anticipated 50 percent capacity. 

County Judge J.D. Clark Thursday filed the county’s attes...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

Wise County Open at 50% Capacity

DSHS has confirmed that our active case count data is correct and meets the threshold set forth in Governor Abbott’s order for five active cases or less. This means businesses in Wise County can operate at up to 50% capacity instead of 25% capac...

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Posted on: April 23, 2020

Drive Thru Food Pantry Pick-Up

Medi Thru Food Pantry Pick-Up 

Open to the Public.

Wise Health System - Main Parking Lot at 609 Medical Center Drive in Decatur, Texas.

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Posted on: April 22, 2020

Gov. Abbott issues executive order to reopen Texas economy

Gov. Greg Abbott announced plans Friday to reopen the Texas economy in stages and announced schools will be closed the remainder of the year.

Abbott issued three executive orders that will loosen restrictions on businesses, medical procedures and state par...

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Posted on: April 22, 2020

Visitation, Funeral and Memorial Donations for Mr. James Wood

VISITATION: The visitation for James Wood will be held at Hawkins Funeral Home, Thursday 4/23/2020 from 5:00-8:00 pm. WE WILL BE OBSERVING SOCIAL DISTANCING. SO PLEASE FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS BY OFFICIALS AT THE FUNERAL HOME.

FUNERAL: A private funeral service...

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Posted on: April 20, 2020

School to Stay Closed for the Rest of the Year

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Wise County schools will remain empty for the remainder of the school year. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order Friday shutting the door on the possibility of schools reopening this spring. “The team of doctors advising us have dete...

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Posted on: April 16, 2020

Governor Abbott Announces $38 Million In Federal COVID-19 Emergency Funding For Local Governments

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Governor Greg Abbott today announced that his Public Safety Office (PSO) will provide $38 million in federal funds to local units of government in Texas. These funds come from the Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Program authorized by the federa...

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Posted on: April 14, 2020

Register for Chisholm Trail Rodeo Parade in August

Get signed up for the Chisholm Trail Rodeo Parade being held on Saturday, August 22nd!

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Posted on: April 10, 2020

Easter in Isolation

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By: Michelle Schmidt - https://inland360.com/

Easter will be different this year.

There won’t be crowded Easter egg hunts, church services or meals with family and friends. Easter menus and baskets will likely look different in a season of social ...

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

State Street Pizza Company Opening Soon

We’re getting excited for State Street Pizza Company to open in Decatur TX. The store front looks GREAT!

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Small Town Compassion - Decatur, TX

During these stressful times, please continue to treat everyone with the small town compassion & respect that we are used to. 

Keep supporting our local restaurants & businesses, many are offering drive-thru & curbside pickup!

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

WHS updates COVID-19 testing numbers

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Wise Health System Monday evening released its updated COVID-19 testing numbers and results.

As of 5:30 p.m., WHS had tested 71 patients since March 10. Of those, 35 were negative and 36 were pending.

According to a statement released by WHS Communications ...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Health and Safety Precautions for Wise County, Texas

Updates from County Judge J.D. Clark

We had our second conference call of the week between Wise County officials and representatives from our cities in Wise County. We also appreciate State Representative Phil King calling in to listen to our discussion an...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Decatur ISD to stream Monday’s meeting

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Decatur ISD will hold its board meeting Monday with trustees utilizing video conferencing and the district streaming the meeting on Facebook.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott last week granted the Attorney General’s request for a suspension of certain open...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Gov. Abbott Declares Disaster, Closes Schools, Bars, Gyms Statewide, Restaurants “To Go” Only

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Gov. Abbott Declares Disaster, Closes Schools, Bars, Gyms Statewide, Restaurants “To Go” Only

Statewide declaration runs March 20 through April 3, may be extended

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) took statewide action Th...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Economic Impact and Recovery Task Force

From County Judge J.D. Clark

In my capacity as County Judge, I am forming an Economic Impact and Recovery Task Force. The purpose of this task force will be to assist the County in understanding the economic impact due to this public health emergency and t...

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

Policies changing at hospital, nursing homes to prevent COVID-19 spread

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By Austin Jackson - Wise County Messenger

While there has yet to be a confirmed case of coronavirus reported in Wise County as of Thursday afternoon, Wise Health System and local nursing homes are adjusting visitors policies to prevent the spread of the vi...

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Posted on: March 5, 2020

PAC Cup Champion - Thom Lambert and Decatur EDC

Congrats to Thom Lambert and the Decatur EDC for being named the PAC Cup Champion at the Texas Economic Development Council Winter Conference. At the conference, they honored the Economic Excellence recipients and the 2019 PAC Cup Champion winners, which ...

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Posted on: February 28, 2020

Ribbon Cutting - The Shop - Screen Printing & Embroidery

Come check out the new location for The Shop - Screen Printing & Embroidery and be a part of the Decatur Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting.

Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 11:30 AM – 1 PM

1300 South FM 51 STE 200, Decatur, Texas 76234

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Posted on: February 26, 2020

Estate Planning Class - Decatur, TX

Interested in learning how to plan for your estate? Come to a free financial class on estate planning Thursday, Feb. 27th at 6:30pm at the Decatur Library!

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Posted on: February 20, 2020

Webinar: An Economic Boost for Companies that Export & Attracting Foreign Direct Investment

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Learn about the U.S. Commercial Service export programs to retain your local businesses to grow when selling internationally.  Acquaint them to the Texas offices of the U.S. Commercial Service and how they can assist your local companies in expan...

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Posted on: February 18, 2020

Outlook for the Texas Economy - 2019 Texas Growth

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Outlook for the Texas Economy

By: Luis Torres, Wesley Miller, Paige Silva, and Griffin Carter (Feb 14, 2020)

The Texas economy grew at a solid pace in 2019 in the midst of one of the longest expansionary cycles in state history.

Crude oil production, residen...

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Posted on: February 11, 2020

Soft Skills Workshop in Wise County, Texas

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Leaders from every industry, make plans to join EWN’s newest instructor-led training, Soft Skills for Local Businesses and Aspiring Leaders.

Monday, April 13Weatherford College - Wise County Campus8 AM

The $99 registration fee includes the 8-hour ...

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Posted on: February 10, 2020

County’s sales taxes continue to roll in

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County’s sales taxes continue to roll in

With a large January disbursement of $412,129, Wise County is on pace to easily surpass its sales tax revenue projections through the first third of the fiscal year.

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Posted on: February 5, 2020

Twisted X, of Decatur Texas, has been awarded the Plus Award from Footwear Plus.

Twisted X, of Decatur Texas, has been awarded the Plus Award from Footwear Plus in the Sustainability category. This award is determined by votes of industry members and consumers, and recognizes design and retail excellence.

“Receiving this pres...

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Posted on: February 4, 2020

Passing the Torch - Mara named fire chief as Richardson prepares to retire.

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By Brian Knox | Published on February 01, 2020

Mara named fire chief as Richardson prepares to retire.

Thirteen years ago, Mike Richardson was hired as Decatur’s first full-time fire chief to oversee the department’s transition from an a...

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Posted on: January 29, 2020

Ribbon Cutting - Stephanie Newbury, Modern Woodmen of America

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Come meet Stephanie Newbury of Modern Woodmen of America at her new location. 

There will be a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with light refreshments served. 

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 11:30 AM – 1 PM

114 E Main St, Decatur, TX 7623...

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Posted on: January 27, 2020

DFW Since 2010: A Million New Residents And A Diverse, Booming Economy

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All that growth has bolstered the region’s economy — job growth in this region outpaced Texas and the rest of the U.S. over the last 10 years. Laila Assanie, a senior business economist at the Federal ...

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Posted on: January 23, 2020

Twisted X® to Collaborate with Mossy Oak on New Footwear Line

Twisted X® to Collaborate with Mossy Oak on New Footwear Line

Decatur, TX, January 22 , 2020 — Twisted X ® is proud to announce a partnership with Mossy Oak® which will feature their iconic Original Bottomland® Cam...

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Posted on: January 21, 2020

Total nonfarm employment in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan Statistical Area is up.

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Total nonfarm employment in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan Statistical Area stood at 3,870,400 in November 2019, up 120,700 over the year, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. From November 2018 to November 2019, local nonfarm...

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

Economy in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Metro Area, Texas

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Economy in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Metro Area, Texas

The Metro Area has an unemployment rate of 3.5%. The US average is 3.9%.

DFW Metro has seen the job market increase by 3.1% over the last year.

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Posted on: January 3, 2020

State Street Pizza Company is Coming to Downtown Decatur, TX

State Street Pizza Company is Under Construction in Downtown Decatur Texas. 

They will have New York pizza by the slice, with the option of gluten free crust and vegan cheese. 

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Posted on: December 30, 2019

Texas Economic Forecast: Continued Expansion

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As 2019 winds down, the forecast for the Texas economy in 2020 is positive. According to economist M. Ray Perryman, the long-term outlook for Texas’ major metros indicates continued expansion through 2045. Specifically, “our long-term ...

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Posted on: December 12, 2019

Save the Date - Sportsmen Banquet

Mark your calendar for January 18th to attend the Sportsmen Banquet.

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Posted on: December 10, 2019

Charles Schwab to move headquarters to DFW from San Francisco.

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Charles Schwab to move headquarters to DFW from San Francisco. When finished, the new 1 million-square-foot Westlake campus would be able to house up to 7,000 employees. 

Charles Schwab Corp. is set to make Dallas-Fort Worth home after it...

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Posted on: December 6, 2019

Texas unemployment remains low as job growth accelerates slightly in October

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Texas unemployment held at historic lows in October as job growth accelerated slightly over the previous year to add 30,100 jobs, according to data released Friday by the Texas Workforce Commission.

For the fifth consecutive month, statewide unemployment r...

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Posted on: December 4, 2019

Texas Economic Indicators

The Texas economy continues to grow at a moderate pace. Job growth ticked up in October, and the September growth rate was revised up. The unemployment rate remained at a record low, indicating continued tightness in the labor market. The Texas Leading In...

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Posted on: December 2, 2019

The North Texas Economic Forum

Learn more about this and other events online.

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Founded in 1954, the Association for Corporate Growth has chapters worldwide representing 14,500 members. ACG serves 90,000 investors, executives, lenders and advisers to growing middle-market ...

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Posted on: November 26, 2019

Why North Texas has such economic potential

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By The Business Journals Content Studio 

North Texas has experienced a tremendous economic upswing in 2019. But what is it that makes this area ideal for growth, and is your business poised to thrive along with it?

BBVA and the Dallas Business Jour...

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Posted on: November 22, 2019

Family Fun Night at Nock It Archery Center

Looking for some family fun right here in Decatur? Head to Nock It Archery tomorrow night for family night! 

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Posted on: November 20, 2019

Veteran Benefit Auction - Valor Ranch

Mark your calendar for this great event! 

Free Event on Saturday, November 30th at 11am. There will be an auction to help raise money for Valor Ranch and all they do for the veterans in the community.

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Posted on: November 18, 2019

Monthly Review of the Texas Economy

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Texas continues to create jobs faster than the U.S. The state’s economy gained 342,800 nonagricultural jobs from December 2018 to December 2019, an annual growth rate of 2.7 percent, higher than the nation’s employment growth rate of 1...

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Posted on: November 14, 2019

Friendsgiving Feast

Don’t be alone this Thanksgiving. Come celebrate with your community during at this First Annual Friendsgiving Feast.

What a great community we live in!

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Posted on: November 7, 2019

Sweet Chicks Dessert Shoppe Opening

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Sweet Chicks Dessert Shoppe will open their doors to the public on Saturday, Nov 9 @ 10:30am. Stop in for a sweet treat or just to say hello! 

Event link: http://ow.ly/E9bc50x652u 

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Posted on: November 6, 2019

Orscheln Farm & Home Grand Opening - Decatur, TX

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The Decatur Orscheln Farm & Home will celebrate its grand opening this Friday & Saturday, Nov. 8 & 9, with storewide sales, events and giveaways!

Click here for even more exciting stuff going on.... come on out and help suppor...

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Posted on: November 5, 2019

TODAY IS ELECTION DAY!

TODAY IS ELECTION DAY! Polls are open until 7pm. 

Unsure where to vote? Click here for more info: http://ow.ly/6XHW50x2xZs 

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Posted on: November 4, 2019

Projected growth coming to Wise County, Texas

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Star Telegram article about the projected growth coming to Wise County: Wise County, a throwback to rural Texas, may be the region’s next frontier of growth. 

Wise County is known for its rural features — including horse pastur...

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Posted on: November 4, 2019

Texas’ fiscal growth 3-5 times greater than national 50-state level post Great Recession

By Bethany Blankley - The Center Square

Texas is among state governments whose rainy day funds are at their highest levels since before the Great Recession, according to analyses by the National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO) and The Pew Char...

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Posted on: October 31, 2019

Wise County Chamber of Commerce EDC Forum

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The Wise County Chamber of Commerce is hosting an EDC Forum for all our local Wise County Economic Development Teams. 

There will be a community luncheon, open to the public, to follow to discuss development within out county.

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