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Wed
20
May
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Officials warn of historic flood event

By Kenny Mitchell

Publisher

With heavy rains predicted for the Red River Valley over the next several days, the potential for a major flooding event in Bowie County is prompting officials to issue warnings.

Some are warning that the flooding could reach historic proportions and with the already saturated soil in the area, more erosion along the banks of the Red River is expected.

The potential for dangerous conditions has prompted Bowie County Judge James Carlow to issue a press release on the subject, stating that the Red River near DeKalb is expected to rise to major flood levels.

Wed
13
May
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Brookshire’s launches third annual Gatorade promotion to benefit first responders

With the hot summer months approaching, Brookshire’s has once again teamed up with Gatorade to keep local emergency first responders throughout Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas hydrated as they work to keep our communities safe.

Today through June 9, customers will receive 200 bonus yourpoints for every five 32 oz. bottles of Gatorade purchased in a single transaction at any Brookshire’s location. Customers are encouraged to then donate Gatorade to be given to local firefighters, police officers and emergency medical technicians who serve areas where Brookshire’s Food Stores are located.

Collection bins are located in each store. All Gatorade will be donated as bins are filled throughout the promotion to the organizations predetermined by each store.

Wed
13
May
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Hooks ISD-A Letter to Me on my first day of teaching

A really great video fron the Hooks ISD. Thank you teachers, for all you do.

 

 

Tue
12
May
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Man with ties to Bowie County charged with murder in Mt. Vernon

A homicide is under investigation by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office today in relation to an alleged incident involving, Christopher Wayne Allen, a New Boston High School graduate.

According to reports, Allen called 9-1-1 Sunday afternoon and when law enforcement officials arrived at the home, located in the 2400 block of Logan's Pointe Drive in Mount Vernon, they discovered the body of Wendy Valentine, a white female, age 36, stabbed to death with multiple stab wounds.

According to Franklin county officials, his bond on the homicide charge has been set at $1.5 million. Allen, who spent several years in the U.S. Navy after graduating from New Boston,  was also arrested on a criminal trespass warrant from Bowie County.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is working with the Texas Rangers on the investigation of the crime.

Fri
08
May
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Storm does minor damage near DeKalb

By Kenny Mitchell

Publisher

There is definitely some damage around the area from the storms overnight with a possible microburst or brief very small tornado just outside of DeKalb at the intersection of County Road 4201 and County Road 4227. There is a discernible path across several properties with a roof blown off a shed at the Grider place, and very large trees snapped in half and blown over, power lines down and the staples actually pulled out of a fence row at the home of Stacy York. There are no reports of any injuries.

Crews with Bowie-Cass have been working to repair the downed power lines and work began to clear the roads of fallen trees before daylight this morning.

Thu
07
May
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Teacher Appreciation

In recognition of National Teachers Appreciation Week, we want to hear from you on who you think is the best teacher out there. Tell us in 100 words or less who that teacher is and why, and we will select one teacher from all the letters and show them some much deserved love. The chosen teacher, based on the submissions, will receive a gift certificate from a local restaurant, a bouquet of flowers and a feature story in the newspaper.
Email your nominations to kmitchell@bowiecountynow.com and get them in by noon on Monday.

Also, today through Monday, any teacher in our local coverage area can start or renew a one year subscription to the Tribune for just $20, normally $35.
Our little way of saying thank you for all you do. Just call us at 903-628-5801 and let us know where you teach and we will get you started.

 

Tue
05
May
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New Boston School Board candidate Beverly Latham Sparks

I am a businesswoman, an active member of the community, and most importantly, mother of young children who are attending New Boston Schools. I have a vested interest in supporting the best education possible for my children and for every child in New Boston. My life experiences have taught me that passion, drive, focus, and perseverance can create endless opportunities. It is wonderful to be part of a community that believes in education and recognizes the importance to provide our children with the best possible education.   To be a part of the New Boston School Board would be an honor and an incredible opportunity to apply my leadership skills to a district that provides education benefits to our children and the entire community. A successful district benefits the local economy, attracts new residents to the area, and increases home values.  Our world-class school district will create future business owners, inventors, educators, and leaders.

Tue
05
May
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New Boston School Board candidate Lynn Davis

I have served as a trustee on the New Boston School Board for a combined 9 years and currently serve as Board President. I graduated from NBISD in 1990 and from Texas Christian University in 1994 with a degree in Speech Communication along with my Texas Teacher Certification. I am currently employed by GE as the National Account Manager for the Wireless markets dealing with companies like AT&T Mobility, Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile and Sprint. I also serve as Broker for Rip England Premier Realty in New Boston.  My church is First Baptist, New Boston, and in my spare time I enjoy working with my kids coaching basketball and softball.

Tue
05
May
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New Boston School Board candidate Rob Carr

My Name is Rob Carr and I am seeking an at large position for New Boston ISD Board of Trustees. I am a current board member of NBISD and have served for the past two years.

I am married to Angela Shelton Carr and we have three children, Jason, Amanda and Janson, all graduates of New Boston. I am retired from Cooper Tire and have spent time serving several local boards for our youth; New Boston Soccer Board President, Athletic Booster Club President and I currently coach youth baseball, basketball and soccer.

Tue
05
May
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Workforce Programs Get Boost from TC Board of Trustees

Today the Texarkana College Board of Trustees approved the addition of Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees in auto body technology and electrical technology, giving workforce students more opportunities to advance in those professions. Until today, students could earn a certificate in either program.

 “Transitioning workforce education certificate programs to AAS degree programs requires adding academic core courses to the existing curriculum,” said Donna McDaniel, Vice President of Instruction. “The successful completion of this curriculum by a student provides assurance to an employer that the potential employee is well-rounded and competent in skills required in today’s competitive workforce.”

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