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Fri
16
Jun
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Sand Hill Cemetery named a Texas Historical site

By Heather Russell
Staff Reporter

Fri
16
Jun
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Local teachers honored for their efforts in the classroom

The Vyve Teacher of the Month is presented to teachers who have proven to be champions of the classroom and stewards of their community through their teaching, mentoring and leadership.
New Boston’s Oakview Primary School Kindergarten Teacher Anna Edmonds was named Vyve Teacher of the Month for her outstanding dedication to her students, school and community for the month of May.
Down the road in DeKalb, DeKalb Elementary School Fourth Grade Writing Teacher Erin Pipes was chosen to receive the Vyve Teacher of the Month award for May 2017.
In Hooks, the honor was presented to Hooks High School Teacher Kassie Loe and in Maud, Elementary School Second Grade Language Arts Teacher Ashlley Carlow was chosen as the May recipient.

Fri
16
Jun
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A&M Texarkana offers program for active duty military spouses

Eligible spouses of active-duty service members now have an opportunity to enroll in their choice of 83 programs offered by Texas A&M University-Texarkana Extended Education and Community Development as part of the Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) workforce development program.
The Department of Defense MyCAA program provides up to $4,000 of financial assistance to eligible military spouses of active-duty service members in pay grades E1-E5, W1-W2, and O1-O2 who are pursuing a license, certification or degree in a portable career field and occupation.
“We are so excited and proud to be a participant in the MyCAA program,” said Shelley Caraway, executive director of Extended Education and Community Development at A&M-Texarkana. “The focus of MyCAA is to prepare military spouses for employment at their next duty station. The courses are completely online, so they are very flexible and self-paced.”

Tue
13
Jun
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New Boston PD, BCSO K-9 end search for fugitives

By Kenny Mitchell

Publisher

All four subjects wanted in connection with a shooting suspected to be over a drug deal gone wrong have now been taken into custody and are off the streets, according to the New Boston Police.

The four were wanted in connection to a shooting on Saturday, JUne 10, According to a release just issued by the New Boston Police Department, on Saturday, June 10, 2017,  in the area of the 100 block of Miller Street in New Boston.

Upon officers arrival at that location on Saturday, it was determined that no one was shot but that shots were fired in what was later determined to be a drug deal gone bad.

Tue
13
Jun
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Two suspects wanted after drug deal gone bad in New Boston

According to a release just issued by the New Boston Police Department, on Saturday, June 10, 2017, the New Boston Police Department was dispatched to a call of a shooting in the area of the 100 block of Miller Street in New Boston.

Upon officers arrival, it's was determined that no one was shot but that shots were fired in what was later determined to be a drug deal gone bad.

An investigation was started by the New Boston Police Department and as a result, arrest warrants for Aggravated Robbery were issued for the following persons: Katelin Marie Jordan, w/f, 11/18/1997, Eric Lamont Turner, b/m, 02/27/1997, Dakota Dewayne Firth, w/m, 09/18/1999, Asa Mannette, w/m, 05/12/1994.

Katelin Jordan and Dakota Firth are currently in Bi-State jail on $100,000 bond that was set by J.P. Nancy Talley. Eric Turner and Asa Mannette are currently wanted and should be considered armed and dangerous. If you locate either individual immediately call 911.

Wed
31
May
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Grant to bring much needed improvements to Maud infrastructure

By Heather Russell
Staff Reporter

Wed
31
May
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DeKalb police switch to Central Dispatch

By Kenny Mitchell

Publisher

The City of DeKalb and the DeKalb Police Department announced today that the city’s police force dispatch service has now transferred to Bowie County Central Dispatch. City residents now, when they call 911 or the police department mainline ay 903-667-2095, will automatically be sent to Bowie County Central Dispatch.

DeKalb’s move to Central Dispatch leaves New Boston as the only Bowie County city using its own dispatch services.

The move is heralded as a long-awaited means to better serve the residents in the City of DeKalb and will provide quicker response times and a more cohesive working relationship with Bowie County Sheriff’s Department deputies.

Tue
30
May
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Rep. Ratcliffe selects Bowie County students for “Rising Lone Star” award

Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) selected Bailee Shenold and Tyler Graham of New Boston High School, Alex Saltz and Samantha Thompson of Maud High School, and Joshua Sciara and Jordan Makenzy Cook of Hooks High School to receive the 2017 “Rising Lone Star” award this month.

 

The “Rising Lone Star” award recognizes extraordinary acts of self-sacrifice or community service demonstrated by high school students in Texas’ 4th District. The recipients are nominated by their principals, administrators or counselors.

 

From New Boston High School, Shenold was nominated for her service in the TAPP Children's program, in which she mentored and served as a positive role model for children every day after school. Graham, also of New Boston High School, was nominated for his leadership and engagement with fellow students on his campus and for his marked efforts to include students with special needs.

 

Fri
26
May
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Pair arrested for burglary, possession

According to a press release just issued by the Bowie County Sheriff's Office, Bowie County Deputy Westin Fannin responded to a call of a suspicious vehicle on Cardinal Lane in the early morning hours of May 26, 2017. The person who called 911 about this car had advised that when she turned on her front porch light to see who was outside the driver of the vehicle turned off the headlights of their car.

Deputy Fannin found a vehicle matching the description of the suspicious one called in a short distance away parked in the driveway of a home on Carrol Lane. As he approached the vehicle, Deputy Fannin observed a black male run from the garage area of this home and get in the rear seat of the car. He also noticed there was a white female in the driver’s seat of this same vehicle.

Wed
24
May
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Excellent-City of New Boston on solid financial ground

By Kenny Mitchell
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