Welcome to Wise County
Wise County is Not Out Of The Way, Just Out Of The Ordinary! Until recently, Wise County has been one the best-kept secrets in north central Texas. As with any secret, however, word is getting out . . . The expansion in recent years of the Alliance Corridor in northwest Tarrant County, and the Texas Motor Speedway in Denton County, have brought unparalleled growth to our area.
Just north of the heart of the Fort Worth metropolitan area, and less than an hour from DFW International Airport, Wise County provides convenient access to any product your heart desires. But what makes Wise County out of the ordinary is our community culture. Traffic problems, violent crime and fear are virtually non existent here.
Come and visit Wise County. You can shop in our stores, study our history, and meet some friendly people. Take a look at our homes, new and old, and you will be amazed at the value. Visit our banks where you get to talk to a real, live banker that can handle your financial needs in a personal way. And don’t worry if you fall in love with our way of life because, whether for a day or a lifetime, you’re welcome in Wise County.
Jim Frank Hornback Scholarship
High school graduating seniors who plan on majoring in agriculture at a Texas College or University are eligible for the $2,000 Jim Frank Hornback Scholarship.
Interested students, please complete the Jim Frank Hornback Scholarship application along with an official copy of your high school transcript. Materials can be mailed or hand delivered to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, 206 S. State, Decatur, TX 76234. Applications must be received at the Extension office by Monday, April 21, 2014 at 5:00pm. Scholarship interviews will be scheduled after all applications have been received.
College requirements for recipient:
1. Recipient must show proof of enrollment for each semester and evidence of completion of 12 hours for first college semester, with a minimum GPA: 2.5 on a scale of 4.0.
2. Scholarship will be equally divided between freshman fall and spring semesters.
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension – Forage Information
County Population: 51,475
Retail Sales Tax: 8.25%
Annual Average Temperature: 65.7 degrees F
Monthly Average High Temperature: 84 degrees F
Monthly Average Low Temperature: 42 degrees F
Annual Average Precipitation: 42″
Annual Average Snowfall: 3.9″