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Sun
07
Feb
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Answers for boil water orders

A large portion of Bowie County was issued a boil water order yesterday and many have come to the Tribune asking questions. Here is a detailed list of frequently asked questions pertaining to boil orders.

Boil Water Advisories: Frequently Asked Questions

Boiling Water

How do I boil my water during an advisory?

Sat
06
Feb
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Womack, Ratcliffe win the night at New Boston straw poll

By Kenny Mitchell

Publisher

The tally is in for the 40th year of the New Boston Chamber of Commerce straw poll with some close votes and a couple of blowouts in the final counts.

The biggest landslide of the night came in the race for United States Representative for District 4, where incumbent John Ratcliffe soundly defeated challenger Lou Gigliotti by a final count of 244 to 48.

In the statewide races, Red Brown and Bryan Hughes ended the night knotted up at 97 votes apiece, well ahead of David Simpson with 67 and Mike Lee with 44 in the race for District 1 senator. The District 1 representative vote saw former New Boston ISD superintendent Gary VanDeaver edge George Lavender by a count of 170 to 139.

Sat
06
Feb
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Ratcliffe meets with supporters before straw poll

Bowie County Judge James Carlow shares a lighthearted moment with United States Congressman John Ratcliffe at a private gathering held just before the New Boston straw poll Saturday afternoon. Ratcliffe took a few moments to talk to the supporters gathered at Carlow's private office in New Boston about his work on healthcare reform and immigration, telling those in attendance that with the election of a Republican president, Congress would be able to make many of the changes called for by an overwhelming majority of United States citizens.

The 4th District of Texas Congressman also told supporters that he would throw his support to whatever candidate the Republican party presented as their choice, saying that though his Texas roots have him in favor of Ted Cruz, he also liked Marco Rubio and he has been surprised at the amount of support in our district for Donald Trump.

Fri
29
Jan
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Bridge repair near New Boston to begin in March

A steel beam located on the southern side of the Interstate 30 overpass at State Highway 98 near New Boston will be repaired this spring, according to plans approved in January by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).

“The southernmost beam has been struck twice recently by oversized loads passing underneath the structure on SH 98,” said Kenny Icenhower, area engineer for TxDOT in Texarkana. “The contractor will repair the beam and repaint it.”

CDM Holdings of New Boston was awarded the contract for the construction on these projects with a bid of $90,000.

Work on the project should begin in March 2016 and take about two months to complete, Icenhower said.

Thu
28
Jan
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Speaking out about underage drinking

DeKalb teen challenges peers to take a stand and make better choices

 

by Pam Kumpe

Thu
21
Jan
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No threat at Redwater ISD

School is in session as normal with no danger to students or staff

 

By Kenny Mitchell

Publisher

A social media storm has been generated today over a disciplinary situation at Redwater High School after two students took to social media yesterday with what was titled a “Hit List.”

Redwater ISD Superintendent Dr. Kathy Allen spoke with the Tribune this morning in regards to the situation in an effort to dispel the rumors that are being circulated concerning student safety at the district.

Wed
20
Jan
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K-9 Officer killed in traffic stop near Lindale

By Kenny Mitchell

Publisher

Smith County Texas law enforcement officers are looking for the gunman who shot and killed a K-9 officer last night near Lindale during a traffic stop on Interstate 20.

According to the Smith County Sheriff’s Office in Tyler, the search for 35-year-old Michael Paul Koch of Grand Saline is still underway this morning in the fatal shooting. Koch is considered armed and dangerous.

A car with Koch and two other people was pulled over Tuesday afternoon near Lindale by   Smith County Precinct 5 Constable Deputy Kevin Petty, who was the handler for K-9 officer Ogar. Authorities say Koch ran into some nearby woods and was followed by K-9 Officer Ogar, who was certified in narcotics, search and rescue and attack and search.

Fri
15
Jan
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What do we do about underage drinking? You tell me.

Here in Northeast Texas, we are blessed with an abundance of good kids, good people in general, and the kind of communities that make our little corner of the world a great place to live. The Tribune, your community newspaper, loves to show all of the positive aspects of our community whether that be our schools, our kids, the unsung heroes, and even cows that have quadruplets. You know, the good stuff of life. That's why when tragedy hits our area, it hits us all. There is something about small town life that fosters a kinship, a family attitude...community. So, in light of recent events that have left all of us with a sense of loss, we here at your newspaper want to do something to help.

But like with any family, it takes the whole family to fix a problem and that's why we want to hear from ours.

Thu
14
Jan
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Drug bust in West Bowie County on Wednesday

According to a statement just issued by the Bowie County Sheriff's Office, on Wednesday morning, just before noon, Bowie County Deputies Nick Moses and Kenny McMillen responded to the 100 block of County Road 4265 for estrayed livestock. They had been informed the owner of the loose horses that were the subject of this call was James Randall May. As these deputies approached the front door of May’s home they both smelled the odor of marijuana coming from inside the residence. The deputies knocked on the front door and it was answered by Rachael Fowler who was found to be May’s mother.

Wed
13
Jan
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Intoxication Manslaughter charges pending in Hubbard fatality incident

By Kenny Mitchell
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