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8 COVID cases in Nocona General

Montague County COVID-19 active cases, possibly stemming from the Labor Day holiday dropped this week from 88 active on Sunday to 39 active as of Sept. 23; however, local hospitalizations continue to be high. Dr. Chance Dingler, Montague County health authority, said late Thursday there were eight COVID patients in...
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Decatur Hospital reaches 105% capacity, Tents set up outside

WISE COUNTY (WBAP/KLIF)- A hospital in Decatur had to set up tents outside to accommodate a surge in patients. Officials at Wise Health System say the hospital hit a record capacity of 109% and they’re using additional treatment tents to address the need. John Neal Vice President of Ancillary Services...
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Nocona calendar: Events coming up

1. Temple, TX Known Distance Appleseed Sept 25-26, 2021; 2. Petrolia Pirate Meet; 3. Ostalb Hackathon; 4. NCTC Foundation Donor-Scholar Breakfast; 5. The Unknown Tour 2022 - Montague, TX;

County teams run at Alvord

Teams from Bowie, Nocona, Saint Jo, Prairie Valley and Forestburg all competed at Alvord on Wednesday morning. Of all the teams from Montague County it was the Saint Jo boy’s team that came away with the best overall place. The Panthers finished fifth while the boys from Nocona, Bowie and Prairie Valley finished sixth, eighth and ninth.

COVID updates: Tents set up as Wise Co. hospital reaches 109% capacity

DECATUR, Texas — Editor's note: Updated with Thursday numbers. Wise Health System hit a record high for capacity this week, prompting the need for additional treatment tents to help take care of patients. As of Thursday, the Decatur hospital was at 109% capacity, officials told WFAA. Thursday, the Dallas-Fort Worth...

Bowie Council meets Monday

The Bowie City Council faces a brief agenda of business when it meets at 6 p.m. on Sept. 27. Two items of new business will include a revision to the Bowie Fire Department’s charity care policy and a resolution nominating a candidate for director on the Montague County Board of Realtors.

Chapman Building renovation finalist in Texas Downtown Assn. contest

The Bowie Community Development Board is very proud to announce the Chapman Building in downtown Bowie, is one of five finalists in the Texas Downtown Association’s 2021 President’s Awards. There were 107 entries submitted in 11 different categories from communities across Texas. For more than 30 years the awards program,...

City of Bowie losing its finance director

The City of Bowie is looking for a new finance director as Carrie Moore submitted her resignation. Moore has been with the city 16 and a half years with the last three and half years as finance director. She was assistant finance director from the summer of 2011 through January 2018, and started with the city in 2005 as the accounts payable/payroll clerk.

Montague County runners compete

Both cross country teams from Nocona finished first at a meet in Wichita Falls on Thursday while teams from Bowie and Saint Jo did well racing at Ponder on Friday. The Indian teams both ran in the smaller races or with some of the bigger area schools’ JV teams. The...

Decatur calendar: Coming events

1. Bible Study and Prayer Meeting; 2. School for the Uncommon Believer-Biblical Worldview on National Defense — FATHER'S HOUSE CHURCH; 3. Precision Hunting Rifle Course; 4. No in-person September Chamber Luncheon - Acts of Kindness; 5. OIL BELT - SENIOR MEN’S GOLF ASSOCIATION;

Open house for first building in the Bowie Business Park scheduled

Walters Land Surveying Company LLC will host a grand opening for its new office complex located at the Bowie Business Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 24. The public is invited to attend the open house and see the new facility at 101 Johnson Ranch Lane, Suite A. The Bowie Chamber of Commerce will have a ribbon-cutting at 11 a.m.

City officials looking into ARPA spending

City of Jacksboro officials and council members are looking into ways to spend just over $1 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. City Manager Mike Smith said the first half of the funds or $543,146 arrived last month, with the second payment in the same amount expected to arrive in August 2022. The monies can be spent on helping businesses, replacing lost revenue due to COVID-19 among other things, Smith explained during the Sept. 13 council meeting. The funds must be spent by Dec. 31, 2024.

Coming soon: Nocona events

1. English Afternoon Tea Fundraiser; 2. Annual World's Largest Ghost Hunt; 3. Live Music at 4R Winery; 4. Impact Student Ministry (Grades 6-12); 5. Saw You At The Pole - Glow in the Dark Worship;

Superintendent Milam to retire

Jacksboro ISD Superintendent Dwain Milam has spent nearly every day since he was five years old going to school. That will end before the completion of this school year. Milam announced his retirement after six years at JISD during a regular board meeting Sept. 13. He plans on staying through this spring when the board will hopefully have someone hired.