Wise County Youth Fair
Now is the time to enter the Wise County Youth Fair – January 4—February 6, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
All Entries are made online at the Wise County Youth Fair Website http://www.wcyouthfair.org/index.html
Please let us know if you need help with your entries.
Payments can be made online by using a credit or debit card. Payments can also be made by check, money order or cashier check.
Payments by mail MUST BE RECEIVED BY ENTRY DEADLINE and will need to include a printed entry receipt. If the payment is not received by entry deadline, it will be considered late and subject to late entry fees.
January 4—February 6, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
The Entry Clinic will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon. Location TBA.
LATE ENTRY DATES:
February 8– February 12, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Late entries will be accepted for one (1) week after registration deadline, and a late entry fee will be charged of three (3) times the original entry fee with a minimum of $10.00. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Online payment will not be available for late entries. All monies should be accompanied by a copy of the on line entry receipt and presented to the President or Secretary.
Late entry payment is due by 5:00 pm. If the entry and entry monies are not in by the time deadline, the entry/entries will be null and void.
Jim Frank Hornback Scholarship
Any Wise County graduating senior Ag. students who plans on majoring in agriculture at a Texas College or University are eligible for the $2,000 Hornback Scholarship.
Interested students must complete the Scholarship Application and a copy of the high school transcript by Friday, April 15 2016. Materials can be mailed to our office Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, 206 S. State, Decatur, TX 76234 or hand delivered to the same address. Fax or emailed copies are not acceptable. Signatures must be original. Interviews will be set up with students after applications are received.
Please contact our office at 940/627-3341 if we can be of assistance.
Scholarship Recipient’s Requirements
- Recipient must bring to the Wise County Extension office:
- Proof of college enrollment for both fall and spring semesters (student schedule)
- A transcript or report card showing completion of 12 hours for your first college semester, with a minimum GPA: 2.5 on a scale of 4.0.
- Scholarship will be $1000 for freshman fall and spring semesters.
- Committee requires a “Letter of Progress” from the scholarship recipient after completing their fall semester.
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.
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.
40 Gallon Challenge
What is the 40 Gallon Challenge?
The 40 Gallon Challenge is a call for residents and businesses to reduce our region’s water use on average by 40 gallons per person, per day. The challenge began in 2011 as a voluntary campaign to increase water conservation.
The 40 Gallon Challenge encourages people to save a minimum of 40 gallons a day by adopting new water-saving techniques. The pledge card outlines water-saving practices and the daily water-savings to expect. You can use the pledge to review the water-saving practices that you or your family currently puts to use. By pledging new practices, you will see the total daily savings expected for your household
To start saving water and take the challenge, go to the website and complete the checklist of water-saving practices. The checklist includes both indoor and outdoor water-saving tips.
County Population: 60,939
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″