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Fri
26
Aug
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Update: Across the board raise could mean pay cuts for deputies

Commissioners approve raise for all county employees, BCSO "disappointed"

By Allyson Pebsworth
Staff Reporter

Thu
25
Aug
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Reward Offered for Most Wanted Sex Offender From Bowie County

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Robert Charles Willis, 39, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list, and a cash reward up to $5,000 is now being offered for information leading to his capture. Willis is wanted in Texas for failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements. He is also wanted in Arkansas for parole violation. All tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.

 

Mon
22
Aug
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Commissioners approve pay hike for all county employees

Prince disappointed that parity pay measure will not go to county voters

By Allyson Pebsworth

Staff Reporter

Monday’s meeting of the Bowie County Commissioner’s Court was one several have been patiently awaiting. The biggest agenda item discussed at the meeting was that of the approval of a counter offer extended to a citizens salary committee, pursuant to Legal Government Code, Section 152.072(g) in regards to the previously presented Bowie County Sheriff’s Office “Petition to Increase Salaries”.

The Commissioner’s Court approved a counter offer presented by the committee of a 5 percent pay raise for all county employees, with no Court members in opposition. This increase, along with covering the increase in employee health insurance costs, will require county taxes to be raised by four percent.

Mon
22
Aug
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Conference gives local educators a lesson on technology

By Allyson Pebsworth
Staff Reporter

Thu
18
Aug
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Choppers buzz as power lines go up in Bowie County

By Allyson Pebsworth
Staff Reporter

Wed
17
Aug
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Bowie County Sheriff's Office Weekly Report

From Date: 08/08/2016
To Date: 08/14/2016

MONDAY

Theft Under $100 – Trexler Road Texarkana, taken: a gas can and four and one half gallons of gasoline

TUESDAY

Sexual Assault – Buchanan Road Texarkana

Criminal Mischief – Highway 59 Texarkana

Sexual Assault – County Road 1108 Maud

Driving While Intoxicated – Farm to Market 560 Hooks, arrested: William Clinton Griffin

WEDNESDAY

Failure to Identify Fugitive from Justice – Highway 59 Texarkana, arrested: Daniel Lewis Kirby

Dog Dangerous to Animals – Taylor Street Redwater

Disturbance – Mallard Drive Texarkana

Theft Over $100 and Under $750 – County Road 3103 New Boston, taken: a fan shroud, a fan clutch and a thermostat housing

Theft Incident – Summerhill Road, taken: a license plate

Tue
16
Aug
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DeKalb Municipal Court Warrants

Arrest Warrants have been issued for the following individuals for violating their promise to  appear in the De Kalb Municipal Court.

 
Justin Wayne Barnette, 24, Simms/Alma, Ark.; Expired Motor Vehicle Inspection, Violation of Promise to Appear
Danny Ray Bone, 47, De Kalb; Operating Unregistered Motor Vehicle, Expired MVI, Expired Drivers License, No Insurance
James A. Chambliss, 23, Hooks; VPTA
Justin Daniel Culpepper, 25, Simms; No Insurance, Fail to Display D.L., VPTA
James Michael Hankins, 57, De Kalb; Expired Motor Vehicle Registration, No Insurance, VPTA
David Troy Hano, Jr., Texarkana; VPTA
Tonya King, 43, De Kalb/Simms; Theft under 100, Failure to Appear
Terra McCormick, 36, De Kalb; Unrestrained Child
Justin Ray Stires, 35, De Kalb; No Insurance, VPTA
Scott Quentin Stires, 53, De Kalb; No Insurance, VPTA

 

Mon
15
Aug
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Emergency preparedness exercise set for Aug. 17 at A&M-Texarkana

Texas A&M University-Texarkana and area first responders will conduct a campus emergency evacuation exercise on Wednesday, Aug. 17, beginning at 8:30 a.m. on the campus of Texas A&M University-Texarkana, 7101 University Ave., Texarkana, Texas.

The exercise is being conducted in order to test and improve the university’s overall preparedness for an emergency event. The fictional exercise simulates a chemical spill, and first responders will be tasked with lifesaving procedures and evacuation procedures.  The incident is not real; however, the response activities during the fictional exercise will be practiced in a manner that is as realistic as possible. Participants will include the Texarkana, Texas Police Department, Texarkana, Texas Fire Department, LifeNet Emergency Medical Services, CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System, state and local officials.

The areas where the exercise will take place will be clearly marked.

Wed
10
Aug
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Texarkana College Receives $1.5 Million Federal Grant to Prepare Area Students for College Entry

Texarkana College received renewal notice from the U.S. Department of Education for the TRIO Talent Search Grant amounting to $1,526,400 to be used over the next five years. The Grant provides staff and services to provide college preparation support for lower-income junior high and high school students who are often the first in their family to attend college, area youth with disabilities, students who are homeless, and students who are in, or are aging out of the foster care system. 

Through the program, educational specialists assist students with applications for college admission and funding sources including federal financial aid (FAFSA). Academic support is also available to assist participants with completion of rigorous programs of study including dual credit courses. In addition, participants can take career aptitude assessments, learn more about mastering college entrance exams, and participate in field trips to visit near-by colleges and universities.

Sat
06
Aug
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Students at Oakview and Crestview to receive free meals this year

New Boston ISD, partnering with TISD Food Service, will offer to all students at Oakview and Crestview a healthy, nutritional, free breakfast and lunch this school year.  The cafeterias at New Boston ISD have already made great strides with the improved nutritional quality of meals served in schools. New Boston is proud of this initiative to raise a healthier generation; the rules will ensure that children have access to healthy meals daily. Each child enrolled will be offered, and/or served a free meal that utilizes practical, science-based nutrition standards to ensure children are offered more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains each day.  We are proud to bring this small but helpful economic boost to our families and community.  If anyone has questions or concerns they may contact the school campus at (903) 628-8900 for Oakview or (903) 628-6521 at Crestview.

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