BOWIE (KFDX/KJTL) — For 125 years, Second Monday Trade Days has been a very popular tradition among people and vendors. “My business has been operating for 11 years. This is my 11th year going into it and I did this as a semi-retirement gig before I retired from work,” Eddie Boggs said. Boggs, who describes […]
Rhonda was born Friday, December 24, 1954 to Raymond Price and Mattie Alice (Tinney) Price. She passed from this life on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 in Ardmore, Okla., at the age of 67. Rhonda grew up in Duncan, Okla., during her younger years. Her family would later move to Arkansas...
MUENSTER, Texas (KXII) - The Muenster Hornets are looking to make another deep playoff drive as they enter the 2022 football season. The Hornets went 12-1 last year. Knocked off powerhouse Windthorst along the way. This year, they bring back a strong senior class that should lead the way, as Muenster plans to be factor deep into the post-season once again.
CALLISBURG, Texas (KXII) - The Callisburg Wildcats are coming off a tremendous 9-2 season and a playoff berth. This team has really flourished under the direction of coach Eddie Gill. Callisburg finished second in their district a year ago, and return to a very similar looking league this year. They have almost all of their skill players back, which gives the Wildcats real hope that they can make a playoff push once again.
A 43-year-old Whitesboro man has been arrested in connection with a fire that damaged a newly built home in Bowie Wednesday morning. City of Bowie firefighters responded to the fire shortly after 7 a.m. on Aug. 3. Construction of the new home was recently completed by Rojelio Aranda and Thomas Rivera.
I decided to take a SPUR of the moment day trip from Dallas this weekend. I headed to Denton to visit The Chairy Orchard (and go to my first Buc-ee’s) and to Gainesville to see the Giant Horse Chess Piece and Glenn Goode’s Big People. Of course, while I was in town I also had to stop at this Texas roadside attraction: the Big Spurs in Gainesville, Texas.
If you’ve ever driven I-35 between Oklahoma and Texas, you’ve probably seen this roadside attraction. After all, it is just a pawn meant to lure you off the highway: the Giant Horse Chess Piece in Gainesville, Texas. The Giant Horse Chess Piece, also known as the Brick Chess...
National Farmers Market Week is August 7 - August 13. We will be celebrating with our biggest market yet at the Monthly Downtown Gainesville Farmers Market on August 13 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. There will vendors, food trucks, and live music to entertain you as you shop and support local!
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.
After much anticipation, the local Gainesville bakery Sweet Jayne’s new location is open for business. “I went from renting a building four years ago, to building my own building here, without investors, I’ve done it all on my own, and the reason I’ve been able to do this so quickly is because of the support that I’ve received: my friends, family, my kindergarten teacher, my second grade teacher, high school teachers, people that I grew up with; that’s literally the biggest reason,” said Carri Strom, the owner and founder of Sweet Jayne’s.
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...
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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.
'I was very emotional' | Staff reflects on moment Texas elephant let them bathe her for first time in decades
GAINESVILLE, Texas — Elephants who arrive at The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee carry a lot of weight, but arguably none brought a heavier burden than an Asian elephant named Sissy. Long before retiring to the sanctuary, Sissy lived at the Frank Buck Zoo in Gainesville. “She was a baby,”...
The Bowie News invites you to help celebrate its 100th anniversary at an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 15 at 200 Walnut. The staff and management looks forward to welcoming our subscribers, readers, friends and customers to stop by to help us celebrate. There will be cake and punch as we raise a toast to the next 100 years.
54-year-old elephant fearful of water after surviving Texas flooding allows caregivers to give her a bath for the first time
GAINESVILLE, Texas — An elephant that nearly drowned in a Texas flood more than 40 years ago recently allowed her caregivers to give her a bath despite her previous signs of fear of water. Sissy, an elephant born in 1968, nearly drowned in record flooding in Gainesville, Texas in...