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Thu
28
Jul
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I-30 Nighttime closures this week at Leary

Workers will be setting beams for the new FM 2253 overpass on I-30 during the coming week. This will require closing the traffic lanes under the structure. The work will be done at night to reduce traffic problems and vehicles will exit onto the off ramp and then get back on the I-30 using the on ramp. The following closures have been scheduled:

Monday, Aug. 1 – westbound lanes from 6:00 p.m. through 6:00 a.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 2 – eastbound lanes from 6:00 p.m. through 6:00 a.m.

Scheduled work and lane closures can change anytime due to weather conditions or unforeseen problems.

Anyone having any questions about the road closure, detour routes or construction work can call the Texas Department of Transportation Texarkana area office at 903-838-8574 for more information.

Fri
22
Jul
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Charges filed in New Boston child custody case

According to a release from the New Boston Police Department this morning,

Fri
22
Jul
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Fugitive sought by BCSO

The Bowie County Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance in locating Tradarius Rashad Singleton. Singleton is believed to be armed and dangerous and has several active felony warrants for his arrest. Singleton recently wrecked the vehicle he was driving while evading arrest. He was armed with a handgun during his flight from our deputies. If anyone knows of Singleton’s whereabouts they should call 911. Citizens should not attempt to approach or detain Singleton.

Thu
21
Jul
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A Long Way from Old Salem and Back

A brief look at the life of Bowie County educator and statesman Hamp Atkinson

By Kenny Mitchell
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Thu
21
Jul
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Stuff the Bus

Annual effort sends children back to school with supplies, hope

The United Way of Greater Texarkana is currently underway with its annual Stuff-The-Bus school supply drive to collect school supplies for needy children in our local schools. The Stuff-The-Bus program is organized and driven by volunteers, to assist struggling families in getting necessary supplies for the upcoming school year. As a United Way Program, all donations are tax- deductible.

 

The campaign actively includes several schools outside of Texarkana, including schools in the tradition coverage area of the Tribune, with s an estimated 155 students to receive backpacks this year in the Hooks, Leary, Maud, Redlick and Redwater ISDs.

The campaign is in its final days, but there is still plenty of time to help.

Tue
19
Jul
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Prayer service for local law enforcement set for Friday in New Boston

The City of New Boston and the New Boston First Baptist Church will be hosting a special community event this Friday, July 22 to give the people of Bowie County a chance to show their support and pray for local law enforcement officers. The rally is scheduled to begin at 12 noon at the Trail Head Park Pavilion, with the prayer service to be followed by a free lunch of hamburgers and hotdogs with all the fixins, and drinks.
The event is an open call rally with everyone invited to attend and lift up our men and women in blue.
Mayor Johnny Branson, New Boston FBC Pastor Dr. Patrick Hunter and Mission New Boston members and other area pastors and dignitaries will be on hand to voice their support and pray for all those who put their lives on the line every day to serve and protect those who live here, and all law enforcement officers around the country.

 

Thu
14
Jul
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Arrests made in animal abuse case in DeKalb

By Kenny Mitchell

Publisher

In a follow up to the recent story of animal abuse at Phillips Forest Products, in DeKalb, two arrests have now been made in the case.

After the Bowie County Sheriff’s Office received the video footage of the incident and interviews of the two suspects were conducted, Judge Nancy Talley determined that there was sufficient evidence and issued arrest warrants for Alan Willis, 20, from DeKalb, and a juvenile male. Both were charged with Cruelty to Non-Livestock Animals.

Willis turned himself in on Wednesday and was booked into the Bi-State Jail. Judge Talley later set his bond at $15,000.

The juvenile male turned himself in to authorities today and was turned over to juvenile authorities.

Tue
12
Jul
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Mission New Boston to host block party

Mission New Boston will wrap up its days of work, fun and ministry with a community wide block party tomorrow evening at the First Baptist Church.

Everyone is invited to attend as the efforts of Mission New Boston will come to an end with a night of fun and fellowship with a Block Party to be held July 13, 2016 beginning at 6:30 p.m. There will be special music by the FBC-NB Praise Team and a Guest Speaker, Tony Black will be in attendance. Tony Black is a public school administrator from East Texas who surrendered his life to become a missionary. Since 2009 when God revealed his plan for Tony, he has been participating in and leading mission projects all over the world.

The event will also include watermelon, snow cones, music, games, and more and all members of the community are invited to the absolutely free of charge event.

Sun
10
Jul
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Backing the Bowie County Blue

We at the Bowie County Citizens Tribune respect our local law enforcement officers and appreciate all that they do for the people of Bowie County. As our way of saying "Thank You," starting Monday morning we will be offering a free, one year subscription to every law enforcement officer in the county. This is available to any officer whether they be a member of the BCSO, a DPS trooper, or an officer with any city in Bowie County.

Just call the office at 903-628-5801 and tell us where you work and we will get your subscription started immediately. And again, thank you for your dedication and service.

 

Wed
06
Jul
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Animal abuse suspects identified

By Kenny Mitchell

Publisher

According to a report submitted to the Tribune after our request to the Bowie County Sheriff’s Office, at least one adult has been identified in last week’s animal abuse case at Phillips Forest Products in DeKalb.

The abuse was initially posted to social media by Phillips Forest Products, in the hopes that somebody would come forward to identify the persons on the video that were seen abusing several puppies that were cared for at the DeKalb facility.

The lone adult has been identified as Alan Willis, of DeKalb, who according to the official report, was recognized by a family member who called it in to the BCSO.

There was also a juvenile identified from the video, but that name is not being released because of his age.

The report states that the individuals would be turning themselves in to the BCSO this week.

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