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4.20.2012

Messenger Above The Fold


37 comments:

Anonymous said...

Do all towns have tornado sirens in wise county? How much do they cost a town?

Anonymous said...

Any news about the attempt by Bridgeport or recoup tax dollars given to the hospital?

Anonymous said...

Decatur ISD just spent another million dollars plus.
Is this the same district that is cuttin staff to save money?

Confused In Wise County

Anonymous said...

Do you mean extort hard earned money from a hospital that daily serves that public good saving lives?

Anonymous said...

Decatur ISD must have the same financial advisor that Bridgeport ISD has. No money when it comes to saving jobs or staff. Plenty of money when it comes to what administration wants.

Anonymous said...

The Bridgeport hospital is a complete waste of time and money. The ER is a fraud. They put people in a room long enough to process paper work, then send them to another hospital for treatment. So the patient ends up paying for two ER visits.

Anonymous said...

Couldn't agree more 9:56. Bridgeport keeps cutting certain staff. They aren't going to hire a band director to replace one retiring but any coaches that leave they are quick to replace.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Decatur will run an election to raise taxes next year.

Anonymous said...

Those rascals sure know how to SPEND!

Anonymous said...

So DISD is spending money on heat and air and not spending it on the football field or track? What is the school board doing? O I see it's election time and the good ole boys are sucking up to the voters

Anonymous said...

Attend a few board meetings and learn how school budgets work before you spout off some idiotic thing like this. What would you do if you had a set of funds set aside specifically for things like HVAC systems, school begins, then a 40 year old system dies and it takes three weeks for repair??? Dont you think enough tax dollars were saved by not replacing it for 40 years??? What a jerk. Its a friggin' air conditioner and heater. This isn't turf, new stadium, or whatever.

Anonymous said...

Maybe we should have fixed that 40 year old AC before funneling millions into Athletic field improvements!
No need for a tax increase, we can reduce a couple more teachers and be okay.

Anonymous said...

I thought it was "Running a Business 101" that you don't pay for staff out of your maintenance fund.

I guess it just seems better when you throw it out there in an accusing and dumb ass way.

Anonymous said...

I don't believe there should be a school tax rate election or increase in Decatur based on the level of spending the last 12 months. There seems to be plenty of money available for everything except teachers.

Anonymous said...

DISD.....please do not repair your AC...because then, if you do not plan on replacing it, and if it is an emergency say in August....you'll pay the premium. See... Commercial AC units have to be made...you don't go down to your Home Depot or Walmart and get them....and we have to cut new holes in your building....and if you do not plan...it's an emergency...BINGO!!!!! Pay the premium!

Anonymous said...

.....I'm trying to figure out the mentality of why someone thinks a grocery store would go to Rhome to sell to seventeen people...good grief. I see a regional shopping mall serving northern Tarrant and Wise County before I see a grocery store...be thankful form the new Loves!

Anonymous said...

5:27
Someone didn't have their postoasties today! Lifes to short to let people get to you with their negative comments. We all have beliefs and if your strong in those, then what people say shouldn't matter! Just say'n, get over it!!!!

Anonymous said...

It is about time Decatur fixed the 40 year old hvac.
One has to wonder why they put other projects ahead of it.

I'm just saying

Anonymous said...

There seems to be confusion about the source of dollars. The district reserve has been built up by saving M & O dollars. These dollars are used to pay salaries. It is the I & S dollars that may not fund salaries, The maintance fund is used to build the reserve that is then sometimes used for projects or salaries. It is only the bond or I & S dollars that can not be used to fund salaries. Someone has been bambuziled!

I have some ocean front property for sale in New Fairview if you are buying!

Anonymous said...

Rhome has 17 people? The third largest city in Wise? Rhome does not want or need a grocery store because all the people shop at Loves.

Anonymous said...

Rhome is the King of liquor stores, open face motels, more liquor stores, and truck stops. Vagrants and vagabonds walk 287 to hitch a ride to Wichita Falls. There is no square, grocery store, or viable family businesses like even smaller cities like Chico. Alvord is also very progressive.

Anonymous said...

Big school projects are all about timing. Some projects can take place during the school year, some can't. That is why planning, decisions, and board votes on big projects all occur in April/May.

Clean up/renovation on athletic facilities can take place during off season. Work on school buildings usually take place during the summer.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget about the Dollar General. They have groceries too. Since my home if south of Decatur, when I travel to Fort Worth it is the last place to buy a few things we might need without having to go into Decatur.

Anonymous said...

During the past year I have been a patient twice in the Bridgeport Hospital. They did a good job and were very professional. Yes, I could have driven elsewhere but, I am thankful I could stay in my own community.

Anonymous said...

Maintenance dollars are meant to be spent on salaries!
It is bond money that may not be spent on salaries!
Something fishy!

Anonymous said...

Arnt maintenance dollars spoosed to be pent on trash???

Anonymous said...

Bridgeport ISD should buy the Bridgeport hospital...kind of in the people saving business.....this makes sence.....but I am STILL wondering who in their right mind thinks Rhome is going to get a grocery store....also..who is this Vaughn guy....posts make him out to be the second coming or something??????? while we are at it....thank goodness for Loves....it was getting hard to drive from Alvord to The plex without stopping for CB parts and a burger!

Anonymous said...

No, maintenance and operations money are not supposed to be spent just on salaries. Supplies, water, electricity, telephones, Internet, gas for lawn mowers, toilet paper, etc. all come from those funds.

Anonymous said...

CB and a BJ at Loves.

DF BJ McKay and Bear

Anonymous said...

10:58am, no, they mean the Bridgeport Hospital that owes the City of Bridgeport 3+ million dollars. The same Bridgeport hospital that agreed to a judgement against themselves in favor of the city for the same 3+ million.

Anonymous said...

I went to the ER in Bridgeport. After waiting a couple of hours and going through several tests, I was then told I should go to a bigger hospital in ft worth. The nurses knew more than the doctor did. I will say, the nursing staff was very good.

Anonymous said...

When the 2 ladys get on DISD school board then the spors spending will come to a halt!!
Good ole boys are in trouble and they know it.

Anonymous said...

At least until their kids are playing sports.....

Anonymous said...

Exactly 5:16.

Anonymous said...

I don't care if Decatur school Board is into sports or not, but my daughter just got cut......I will be discussing this first thing tomorrow!

Anonymous said...

8:38 - Who will you be discussing this with first thing in the morning?

Anonymous said...

My husband and I have used the ER at the Bridgeport Hospital three times with one stay over. The attending doctor and nurses gave us very good care and we did not have to wait unlike our experience at Wise Regional that almost killed my husband!!! If a local hospital can't provide the care, they should send a patient to one that can provide care. We would not live in Wise County if we had to depend on Wise Regional ER!