Alvord, TX

Forestburg ISD hires new principal

Trey Cumby has been named the new principal for Forestburg School announced Jason Briles, superintendent, this past week. The district hired from within as Cumby began his teaching career in the district in 2018. Before coming to Forestburg Independent School District Cumby worked for Atmos Energy as a curriculum developer, instructional designer and instructor.

BISD studies how to spend its remaining $1.2 million in ESSER grants

Bowie School Trustees will be considering what to do with the remaining $1.2 million in Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Funds as they dive into the budget process for 2022-23 in the next few months. At its June board meeting, Assistant Superintendent Christie Walker presented a rundown of all...

Ernie Brown: One Flight Attendant Says Migrants Might Get You Sick!

While Ernie was talking to an investigative reporter regarding the government using taxpayer funds to charter flights for illegal migrants, one flight attendant, Tracy from Decatur, thought: forget charter flights! Migrants are being flown on commercial flights! And they’re not being screen or vetted for COVID and getting flight crews sick! What happens to flight attendants who get COVID from these migrants? The answer may surprise you! Tracy tells you her story on NewsTalk 820 WBAP … (Photo Courtesy of WFAA)

Lions Club hosts successful Fish Fry

In the minds of many, there’s nothing better than a good plate of fresh, hot catfish. That was the case June 9 as the Jacksboro Lions Club hosted its annual Fish Fry. The east side of the Jack County Courthouse resembled a to go restaurant with cookers, preparers and baggers getting the food out to hungry customers. Customers were allowed to eat-in among the shade trees nearby or take it to go which many decided to do. Plates consisted of beans, cole slaw, fish, hush puppies, biscuit and the normal accompaniments.

Justin family adopts Sheldon, the dog that wanted to go to school

A family in Justin has adopted Sheldon, the dog that showed up at Byron Nelson High School a couple weeks ago. The golden retriever/lab mix followed some students from the Country Acres neighborhood to the high school on May 23 and, based on the photos, got a great tour of the school and made lots of friends. The Roanoke Police Department took the good boy in, nicknamed him Sheldon, and shared a social media post in an attempt to locate the pup’s human(s), according to Northwest ISD.

Deadline June 17 to enter JBD parade

It is time to start getting ready for the Jim Bowie Days Parade on June 25. Theme for the 56th Annual Jim Bowie Days is “There’s No Place Like Home.” The parade rolls through downtown at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday. Horses, antique cars, trucks, tracks and decorated...

Helen Hightower wins May Yard of the Month

Congratulations to Helen Hightower, 708 Lee, the May winner of The Bowie News Yard of the Month contest for spring/summer 2022. The independent judges noted Hightower’s overall yard was very well manicured with a variety of plants and shrubs. Residential yards nominated this month included: 509 S. Mill, 804...