Bowie, TX

Bowie City Council kills dock ordinance

Disagreements on the permit fee to build structures on the Bowie Reservoir side of Lake Amon G. Carter led to the defeat of an ordinance that would have allowed docks, piers, boathouses and walkways. The Bowie City Council could not come to an agreement but it was the building permit...
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Two more county schools join the four-day week schedule

Two more Montague County school districts will be moving to the four-day school week this year with teacher retention and recruitment the driving forces for this change. Gold-Burg and Montague Independent School Districts join Prairie Valley ISD, which enters its second year of the four-day week. While other county districts have not formally gone to four-days, they are all using different methods to get a shorter week in some fashion while still getting the required 75,600 minutes for students.
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Volunteers prepare for Clear the Shelter

Friends of the Bowie Animal Shelter and ShelterHearts will take part in National Clear the Shelters Day on Aug. 20 with an array of activities to help pet owners and fundraising. On the day all pet adoption fees will be waived. If you are thinking about adopting an animal, this...

Annual chlorine burn-out starts Aug. 10

The annual chlorine conversion will begin in the City of Bowie water system on Aug. 10. During this 30-day process, water customers may notice some minor odor and taste issues as the treatment system changes disinfectant. The city’s water treatment plant uses a combination of ammonia and chlorine called chloramines...

Lady Rabbits win opening game against Archer City

The Bowie Lady Rabbits kicked off their season on the road Monday night at Archer City. The Lady Rabbits made quick work of the Lady Cats, winning in straight sets with the scores 25-19, 25-14, 25-21. Bowie was coming into the match in good shape this year with a full week of practice on top of two different scrimmages thanks to how the schedule worked out. The team returns all but two players and features mostly upper classmen with several years of varsity experience, but the biggest change comes on the sideline. Ashley Sanders is the third coach in program history.

July Jam offers fun for all the family

If you are looking for a “Chickin’, pickin’, fiddlin’, dancing good time,” then July Jam is for you. This popular annual fundraising evening for the Oct. 1 Chicken and Bread Days Fiddle Contest will be at 6 p.m. on July 30 at the Silver Strings Entertainment Center at 500 North Smythe.

Raven, the world’s oldest leopard, has died at a North Texas animal sanctuary

Raven, the world’s oldest leopard, died Thursday at the Center for Animal Research and Education in Bridgeport. “Raven was loved by so many from all over the world and exhibited all the strength, beauty and majesty that every member of her species does,” the center’s staff posted on Facebook. “In addition, she was just the sweetest old lady that we adored with all of our hearts. There truly will never be another like her.”

American Pit Bull mix named Jill finds forever home after 10 years at an animal shelter

An adorable and full-of-smiles American Pit Bull mix named Jill has finally found her forever home after 10 long years in a Texas animal shelter. Beautiful little Jill was found as a stray in a rural area and brought in to be cared for when she was just a year old. She was treated for heart worms and that's when she found herself spending the next decade waiting to be adopted.

July Jam Poker Cruise planned July 30

The Piston Heads Auto Club of Bowie is preparing its second annual July Jam Poker Cruise for July 30. The cruise will start at 8:30 a.m. at Bowie Plaza. Organizers state this is a cruise not a “release run.”. Sign-in time is 8:30 a.m. at $5 per hand. Buy...

Scooter’s Coffee Opens First Location In Bridgeport, Texas

New Store to Celebrate with Grand Opening Event July 29. July 18, 2022 // // Bridgeport, TX - Scooter’s Coffee, best known for its amazingly fast drive-thru, specialty coffee, and baked-from-scratch pastries, added a new location at 2214 US Highway 380, Bridgeport, Texas. To celebrate, the drive-thru location will be hosting a Grand Opening on Friday, July 29, where customers can receive half off any drink when they pay with the Scooter’s Coffee mobile app.

Kids always love the Creature Teacher

The creatures came out this week for the Bowie Library’s Summer Reading that featured The Creature Teacher. Belinda Henry and her husband Kory conducted the program that feature animals with powerful jaws in honor of Shark Week. This young lady pets a young arctic fox. Watch for more photos in the mid-week edition.