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A special day of giving for East Texas
DISD searching for new superintendent
DeKalb EDC recognized for economic excellence
NB Chamber makes donation to Rock Solid
Special Olympics returns to New Boston
“You’ve got to try a little kindness”


A special day of giving for East Texas

This year’s annual East Texas Giving Day is just around the corner on April 25 from 6 a.m. to midnight, CST. But donations may be made as early as April 3 this year.

DISD searching for new superintendent

On Wednesday March, 22nd De Kalb ISD announced in a press release the resignation of superintendent Chirstopher Galloway, Phd.

DeKalb EDC recognized for economic excellence

De Kalb was recently one of 54 economic development organizations recognized across the state out of over 1200 potential candidates.


Simms hires Blackburn to lead Pirates athletics

Simms ISD and the James Bowie Pirates officially named a new Athletic Director and Head Football Coach last week with their hiring of former DeKalb football standout Chance Blackburn being named to

DeKalb’s Love earns 2nd place in state powerlifting

Amar Love from DeKalb High placed 2nd in the state powerlifting meet in the 198 lb. weight class. He also received an award for outstanding deadlifter in the heavy weight platform.

Hornets blank Bears and Dragons last week

Spotlight Game of the Week

The Hooks Hornets slapped 10 unanswered runs on the De Kalb Bears in Friday March 24’s district matchup.


Capital Highlights


“What Could I Make with This?”

Our mothers grew up in the Depression and married shortly after WWII. Both were masters at making something pretty, nutritious, or unique out of leftovers.

I hear the train a comin’

Our little corner of the world has a rich history in the railroad industry and most of the towns around here at one time had a train station or depot.


Brighter and better days for Bowie County

It is really hard not to be overly optimistic these days here in Bowie County if you take a few minutes to really look around at the state of things in our communities.

I’m a planner … a project manager … I set goals and work toward achieving those goals. I had the subject of this week’s blog post all planned out, then … Something happened.

Shine for Jesus

I often wonder about the span of my day, and I hope I’m becoming the person I should be, a person who lets her light shine for Jesus. I know me, and I know how much I get wrong.



Geraldine Agness Whiteman, of New Boston, Texas, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2023 in Texarkana, Texas. She was 87.


Lillie Ann Higginbotham passed away Saturday, March 18, 2023 in Texarkana, Texas. She was 76.


Virginia Sue Crawford passed away Saturday, March 25, 2023 at her home in Simms, Texas. She was 79.

Recipe Of The Day

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