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Pedestrian hit by car last night near Simms

According to a report by the Texas DPS, at approximately 7:48 p.m. Wednesday night, troopers responded to a vehicle vs. pedestrian crash on Hwy 67.   The investigation revealed that he driver of a Toyota Tundra pickup, Bruce Wayne Mears, 59, of Simms was traveling west on Hwy-67 when he struck a pedestrian, Laila Lehto Minor, 65, of Simms who was walking in the middle of the westbound outside lane.  The impact caused Minor to be airlifted to Wadley Hospital in Texarkana in serious condition.  Mears was not injured as a result of the crash.  There are no further details at this time, the investigation is on-going. 

Despite conflicting reports, the accident was not a hit-and-run, and Mears did return to the scene,

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New Boston student struck by hit and run driver this morning

According to New Boston Police-

On 10/11/18 at approximately 7:00am a  7-year old New Boston ISD student was struck by a vehicle waiting to get on the school bus at the corner of Lion Drive and Wherry street. The suspect did not stop and left the scene. Witnesses described the suspect vehicle as a grey Chevrolet HHR.

The vehicle was last seen turning North on to HWY 8 from Lion Drive. Anyone with any information is urged to contact the New Boston Police Department at 903-628-3771.

The victim was transported by ambulance to local hospital.

Wed
10
Oct
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Texarkana College trustees name Dr. Jason Smith as lone finalist to replace James Henry Russell

Texarkana College Board of Trustees voted today to name Dr. Jason Smith as the lone finalist for college president. After a state-mandated 21-day waiting period, Trustees will formally vote to hire Smith as the ninth president of Texarkana College on November 5, 2018, with an anticipated start date of January 1, 2019.  Smith currently serves as superintendent of Pleasant Grove Independent School District in Texarkana, Texas.

“Dr. Smith is a great fit for this vital role at Texarkana College,” said Kyle Davis, president of TC’s Board of Trustees. “Not only is he a lifelong educator with proven leadership in establishing a collaborative culture of excellence and student success, but he also understands the importance of developing community engagement that underpins an institution’s values, vision and goals. During his time in our community, he has quickly been recognized as an outstanding regional leader who is endorsed by several major donors and supporters of TC.” 

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10
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Bowie County Sheriff's Report

From Date: 10/01/2018
To Date: 10/07/2018

 

MONDAY

Theft Over $100 and Under $750 – County Road 2109 Hooks, taken: United States currency

Theft Over $750 and Under $2500 – Clem Ranch Road Texarkana, taken: United States currency

Fire Scene Report – Highway 8 South Maud

TUESDAY

Criminal Mischief – Mallard Drive Texarkana

Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle – West 7th Street Texarkana

Burglary of a Habitation by Committing Assault – Jesse Hughes Road Texarkana, arrested: Calvin Delmonte Lyons III

WEDNESDAY

Estray Livestock – Smith Road Texarkana

Dog Bite – Irongate Texarkana

Debit Card Abuse – South Lake Drive Texarkana

THURSDAY

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09
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Manna Kitchen under new management

By Heather Wilson
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The Manna Kitchen is hustling and bustling these days.  Under new management since Labor Day, new director Sue Anderson says they’ve gone from providing meals for just over 50 people, to now 80.  Volunteers work diligently on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays to cook, package, and deliver meals to local residents who are unable to cook for themselves.

Fri
05
Oct
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Bowie County Felon Guilty of Firearms Violations

A 79-year-old Hooks, Texas, man has pleaded guilty to federal firearms violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown today.

 

Robert D. Whittington, III, a retired Lt. Colonel with the U.S. Army, pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and felon in possession of ammunition today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Caroline Craven.

           

Thu
04
Oct
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Bowie County Sheriff’s Office Weekly Report

For the week of September September 23 through September 30

MONDAY

Warrant Service (traffic)-South Red River Road Maud, arrested: Trenton James Bishop

Death Investigation-South Bowie Street New Boston

Assault Causing Bodily Injury Family Violence-Farm to Market Road 559 Texarkana

Driving While Intoxicated-West 7th Street Texarkana, arrested: Kelsie Don Easley

Warrant Service (traffic)-West 7th Street Texarkana, arrested: Deidrick Brewer

Warrant Service (traffic)- County Road 3001, arrested: Thomas Stills Roberson

Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 2 Over 1 Gram and Under 4 Grams-Interstate 30 @ Mile Marker 222

Warrant Service (child support)-Hoot Plant Road @ South State Line Avenue Texarkana, arrested: Daniel Robert Baker

Burglary of a Vehicle-Shadow Drive Texarkana, taken: set of keys

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04
Oct
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New Boston SIDC supports efforts to bolster RRAD

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04
Oct
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A&M-Texarkana Hosts Bowie County Master Gardeners Event

Texas A&M University-Texarkana and the Bowie County Master Gardeners will present a program on “Winterizing Your Garden” on Monday, October 8, 2018 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm. The class will take place in University Center room 232 and is free and open to the public. The Program will be presented by Aarron Corbin, a Texas Master Gardener and the current President of the Bowie County Master Gardeners. Reservations are not required.

 

Thu
27
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Nashville recording artist Deryl Dodd set to perform September 29th at DeKalb’s Saturday in the Park

By Heather Russell Wilson

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Nashville recording artist Deryl Dodd will be live in concert at the DeKalb Industrial Park, wrapping up a day of fun at DeKalb’s annual Saturday in the Park.  The concert will be free to the public, courtesy of sponsors DeKalb Physician’s Clinic, Dr. Kyle and Leann Groom. 

 

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