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Bowie Council updates its emergency operation plan

Members of the Bowie City Council this week updated the emergency operations plan to bring it up to date with state and federal requirements. The council also adopted the first reading of the budget and tax rate for fiscal 2021 during its Monday night deliberations. Kirk Higgins, recently named to...
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Nocona teen jailed for reckless driving; criminal mischief may follow

A 17-year-old Nocona man has been arrested on a complaint of reckless driving and may see additional criminal mischief complaints for incidents in the Spanish Fort area. Chief Deputy Jack Lawson said Steven Molsbee was arrested on Sept. 9 and released on Sept. 10. The deputy explained the complaints center around the teen cutting donuts in downtown Spanish Fort, driving onto private property and pulling down road signs around the area including several north of Lake Nocona.
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Grand Jury returns 24 cases

The Montague County Grand Jury returned 24 cases from its Monday session with three sealed as they await arrest. There were 19 people indicted for a variety of charges from drug possession to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Read the full story in the mid-week Bowie News.
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Montague County Commissioners handle varied topics in Monday’s agenda

Montague County Commissioners handled a brief agenda of business during its regular second Monday week session. Two members down, County Judge Kevin Benton and Commissioner Roy Darden, both out of town, the court quickly went through the agenda. At 8:45 a.m. a public hearing was conducted for the annual records...

COVID-19 cases continue to rise, feds issue new mandates

The COVID-19 pandemic has been raging for more than a year and a half and when one looks at the case counts and fatalities things don’t look much better today in Montague County than they did in January. Back in the Jan. 7 Bowie News the state dashboard for COVID...

Hospital patient transfers are getting difficult

Montague County Health Authority Dr. Chance Dingler said while Nocona General Hospital only has one patient with COVID-19, the hospital staff is having issues transferring patients to other hospitals for higher levels of care. “During the past two weeks, United Regional in Wichita Falls is completely closed to transfers; Wise...

Sept. 11: 20 years later

That is the mission of the Dallas 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb that provides an opportunity for remembrance and commemoration of the sacrifices of those who perished at the World Trade Center in New York City that day in 2001. On this 20th anniversary these events carry even more significance because...

Bowie Council to finalize tax rate, budget

The Bowie City Council will meet at 6 p.m. on Sept. 13 in the council chambers located at 307 N. Mason. The agenda opens with a public hearing on the 2021 tax rate which is proposed at .5447 cents per $100 in property value. This is the same rate as 2020, but citizens can anticipate a small tax increase based on higher appraised values.

Broadway at the Bass returns

Broadway shows are returning to Fort Worth as Performing Arts Fort Worth, the non-profit owner and operator of Bass Performance Hall, announced this week the 2021-2022 Broadway at the Bass season. The six-show series features many of the titles that were previously scheduled prior to COVID-19, as well as a...

Chicken & Bread Days adds new activities

Every year it is a new adventure planning the Chicken and Bread Days Heritage Festival downtown on the historic brick streets of Bowie. For year 26, the Bowie Community Development Board has been hard at work preparing new activities for the weekend of Oct. 2. This year a Jack-o-Lantern competition...

Selma Park Labor Day part a big hit

Labor Day Holiday and Food Trucks Too was hosted this past Saturday to reintroduce the freshly updated Selma Park at Lake Amon G. Carter. During recent months volunteer repainted the blue dock, park host building and pavilion, made the walkway to the dock safer with large stepping stones and added horseshoe pits, a sand volleyball area and a nature walk. Volunteers also assisted with weedeating and mowing.

Red Cross offers tips to be prepared for a disaster

The impact of climate change is being felt by families across the country as disasters grow larger and occur more often. To get ready for these intense weather events, the American Red Cross is urging families to make readiness a priority this September during National Preparedness Month. For the past...

1902 gold coin raising funds for students

Members of the Bowie Rotary Club are selling chances to win a unique gold coin with proceeds going to a new fund to assist Bowie High School students battling homelessness and financial constraints. Up for a prize drawing is a 1902 $20 gold coin valued at an estimated $1,700 donated...

More than 650 new laws went into effect in Texas on Sept. 1

A total of 666 new laws were signed into law by Governor Greg Abbott went into effect Sept. 1 in the state of Texas. These new laws, including the Heartbeat Bill, constitutional carry legislation and laws that protect law enforcement, were passed during the 87th Legislative Session. “The 87th Legislative...

Enjoying the solitude of the great outdoors: New sporting club to open

The name says it all: Solitude Sporting Club, as the guests and members, are invited to leave their daily stress at the gate to enjoy the peace of 300 acres of outdoor sporting pleasure. This new club outside of Alvord will celebrate its grand opening with a day of patriotic...

BISD reports on COVID positives with staff, students

Bowie Independent School District Superintendent Blake Enlow reported the following COVID-19 totals for the opening of the school year as of Aug. 30. The total number screened in the district are 14 staff tested with 14 positive and active as of Aug. 30. Twenty-seven students were tested with 17 positives.

Fire destroys home north of Bowie

This home north of Bowie off U.S. Highway 81 was destroyed by fire Monday night, but there were no injuries to the two people living at the residence. Bowie Rural Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched at 10:37 p.m. to 2330 U.S. Highway 81N, where Chief Randall Preuninger reports heavy fire was showing. Fire departments responded include Bowie City, Sunset and Stoneburg VFDs. Two vehicles in the carport also were burned.

Flag-waving day on Sept. 7 remembers Sept. 11 on the 20th anniversary

National nonprofit Wreaths Across America urges all Americans to join together on Sept. 7 in waving the American flag in remembrance of the 20th Anniversary of September 11th. The event will be hosted live on its official Facebook page and broadcast over Wreaths Across America Radio. It will include Gold Star Families, whose loved ones answered the call to serve after 9/11, veterans, and first responders and their families.

Clear the Shelter events enjoyed by visitors

The Bowie Animal Shelter hosted Clear the Shelter day this past Saturday with an array of activities. They were joined by Easy Street Shelter volunteers who also brought along some of their adoptable pets. Guests were able to see the animals, get reduced-priced shots for their pets, enjoy food and a bake sale, prize drawings and a silent auction. See more photos in your mid-week Bowie News.