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27
Mar
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Fundraiser set to bring attention to Child Abuse Prevention

A World for Children, along with the Bowie County Child Welfare Board and the Runnin' WJ Ranch, will be hosting a pancake breakfast Saturday morning to kick off Child Abuse Prevention Month. The pancake breakfasts will be held at two location, the Applebee's in Texarkana and the Applebee's in Mount Pleasant. The Applebee's Flapjack Fundraiser is just $5 and tickets can be purchased at the door.

Thu
26
Mar
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BREAKING NEWS-Police need help finding woman who took advantage of disabled man

On March 23, 2015 Sherman Prewitt filed a report with Investigator Will Buttram saying that two days earlier a white female had asked him for some gas money. Mr. Prewitt, who is a 33 year old disabled individual, agreed to buy this female five dollars’ worth of gasoline. They drove to the Love’s truck stop where the female used Mr. Prewitt’s debit card spending over $60.00. When Mr. Prewitt found out about this, he confronted the female who said they could go to the Wal-Mart in New Boston and she would put the money back in his account. Instead of putting money back on Mr. Prewitt’s card, the female made more purchases totaling over $300.00. When she came out of the store she told Mr. Prewitt they were unable to add the money back to his card at this location, so they would need to go to the Texarkana Wal-Mart to do so. In Texarkana this female spent another $150.00 on Mr. Prewitt’s card. When the female came out of this store, she gave Mr.

Wed
25
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Animal cruelty alleged in Western Bowie County

By Kenny Mitchell

Publisher

Responding to a tip, Bowie County Sheriff James Prince and other deputies with the BCSO and the Department of Public Safety responded to a reported case of animal cruelty in western Bowie County on Wednesday.

At the residence on County Road 4111, just north of the intersection of FM 1840 and I-30, law enforcement officials found approximately a dozen older dogs and at least two litters of puppies living in squalor. There was also a pair of wild hogs confined on the property.

 The majority of the older animals were chained in various locations around the property, though several were either unchained or dragging their chains. Most of the puppies were running loose unchained, though several were found huddling in a barrel being used as a doghouse.

Wed
25
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TC Board of Trustees Approve New Tuition and Fees Scale for Fall 2015

A new tuition and fees table was introduced today at the Texarkana College Board of Trustees meeting showing a cost that remains in line with the state average for community colleges across Texas and among the lowest of all regional higher education institutions. A semester at Texarkana College will now cost an in-district student an average of $976 in tuition and fees for 12 semester credit hours compared to an average of $940 for the last two years.

“Despite dwindling state funding, Texarkana College is committed to remaining affordable and competitive with tuition and fees allowing students in our region access to higher education that is within their reach,” President James Henry Russell said. “TC is an incredible value for students who want to start their education without accumulating excessive debt. Our seasoned and well-qualified professors are leaders in their field and many are recognized throughout the state and nation as experts in their field.”

Wed
18
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Hooks wins pair of games at DeKalb

By Kenny Mitchell
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It was another night of wins for Hooks athletics on Tuesday as both the Hornets and Lady Hornets went on the road and fared well against their counterparts from DeKalb.
The Lady Hornets jumped all over the Lady Bears 11-1 and the Hornets then blanked the Bears 4-0.
The Hornets got off to a great start with the game winner coming from their first batter as Jacob Ragland powered a solo shot deep over the wall in left center. Ragland gave the Hornets all the run support they would need and ended the game 2 for 4 with a pair of RBI’s. Travis Krueger was the other strong bat for the Hornets ripping a triple that drove in a pair of runs.
Nathan Reiter went 2 for 3 in the game and Jordan Johnson, Jake Whitten and Bailon Powell also added hits for Hooks.

Fri
27
Feb
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Wake Village woman arrested at Bowie County Sheriff's Office with purse full of drugs

A Wake Village woman has been arrested on drug charges after going into the Bowie County Sheriff's Office to get money while having a warrant out for her arrest and while carrying a variety of illegal drugs in her purse.

Thu
26
Feb
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New Boston city council hears community concerns over proposed landfill expansion

A number of New Boston residents exercised their right to freedom of speech by sharing their concerns about the proposed New Boston landfill expansion at the Tuesday, February 17, 2015, New Boston city council meeting.
Nineteen residents and visitors spoke to the council and an audience of over sixty in a meeting that overflowed the council chambers and had to be moved to the community center.
Resident comments ranged from concerns for water quality and drinking water purity to health problems affecting residents in neighborhoods near the landfill.  Lowered property values, flooding, sediment, odor, buzzards, and a decline in community livability were also concerns.
Speaker Melvin McDaniel said he came to New Boston twenty-five years ago and “fell in love with New Boston.”  

Tue
24
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BREAKING NEWS--State cancels plan to send violent sex offenders to Maud

By Bobby Horn Jr.

Special to the Tribune

A plan to utilize a facility near Maud to treat those who have been convicted of sex-related crimes, which has come under fire from West Bowie County residents, has been cancelled.

Catherine Betts, with the Cass County Community Supervision and Corrections Department (CSCD) also known as Adult Probation, said that she was contacted late Feb. 23 and told by the State of Texas that they will not use the facility.

A meeting planned at the facility on March 1 has been cancelled, Betts said.

Betts attributes the state’s reversal to a concerted efforts by local citizens who organized a petition drive, took the issue to their own county officials and who publicized their outrage through social media.

Tue
24
Feb
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New Boston Police Department Weekly Report

Offense reports for February 16th,   2015 through February 22nd, 2015

2/17 – Criminal Mischief <$50

2/19 – Assault with Bodily Injury (Family Violence)

2/21 – Possession of Marijuana <2oz

2/21 – Theft of Property  =>$50<$500

2/21 – Theft of Property  =>$500<$1,500

2/21 – Burglary of Vehicle

2/22 – Assault causes Bodily Injury (Family Violence)

 

Arrests for February 16th, 2015 through February 22nd, 2015

2/16 – Ray, Kristen, Mechelle,      Disorderly Conduct, Fail to Appear, No Registration

2/19 – Williams, Katyana, Ynonne,      Assault Causes Bodily Injury (Family Violence)

2/20 – Patton, Charles, Mitchell,      Theft of Property =>$1,500<$20,000

2/21 – Clark, Damin, Paul,      Possession of Marijuana <2oz, Theft of Property = >$50<$500

Tue
24
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FM 991 TO BE CLOSED TO THRU TRAFFIC BEGINNING MONDAY

Motorists who normally travel FM 991 near Akin Creek will need to find an alternate route beginning Monday, March 2.  Crews will be closing the road to replace the bridge crossing Akin Creek just north of the intersection with US 67. The project also includes widening a section of FM 991 and installing safety lighting on US 67 near the intersection. The work is expected to take about four months to complete.

Traffic will officially be detoured on a signed route through Redwater on US 67 and FM 991, but motorists are free to use alternate local routes. Portable message boards will be placed near the intersection beforehand to warn motorists of the scheduled road closure.  The construction schedule and road closure can change due to inclement weather or other unforeseen problems.

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