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New Boston Middle School releases letter regarding investigation of sub

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SCAM ALERT

The Bowie County Sheriff's Office has been informed that someone is calling citizens from phone number 903.949.3089 and claiming to be Deputy Gamble with the Bowie County Sheriff's Department. This thief is attempting scam citizens by saying he is collecting money for alleged outstanding warrants. The Bowie County Sheriff's Office does not collect any fees over the telephone or internet. If someone calls you claiming to be a deputy of this office to collect money, simply hang up on them. Although these phone numbers appear to be local sometimes, most of these calls are coming from outside of the United States. The telephone numbers that appear to be local are simply being spoofed. Please do not give these criminals any money, because if you do there is no way to reclaim it.
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Local barrel racer to compete at Jr. National Finals Rodeo

LAS VEGAS – A local girl will get to race among the stars in Las Vegas this December. 
Isabelle Johnson, of New Boston, will be one of 120 cowgirls competing at the KK Run for Vegas/JrNFR Barrel Race, set for Dec. 12-16 in Las Vegas. The event will be held in conjunction with the National Finals Rodeo, the sport’s grand finale. 
“This is the culmination of a lot of hard work by these kids, and they have all earned the right to compete in Las Vegas,” said Kelly Kaminski, the event’s organizer and a two-time world champion barrel racer in the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association. 
“Each of these kids will be competing for over $130,000 in cash and prizes and a chance to earn a qualifying spot in The American Semifinals next February in Fort Worth.” 

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City leaders in Maud faced with multiple problems

The City of Maud will hold a special council meeting on Tuesday, December 5 to discuss the resignation of Maud Chief of Police, Kevin Restelle.  According to city officials, Restelle resigned on Tuesday, November 28.  This is on the heels of the resignation of their mayor, David “Gap” Gibson in October.  Mayor pro tem Mickey Williams declined to comment on the resignation of the police chief, and said more information would be available after Tuesday’s meeting.

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LIFESHARE BLOOD CENTER DECEMBER BLOOD DRIVES

Saturday, December 2, 2017

  • Texas Army National Guard – New Boston – From: 11:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. 1200 US HWY 82, New Boston, Texas 75570. On the LifeShare Bus.

Friday, December 8, 2017

  • Fouke High School – From: 8:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. 403 Panther Drive, Fouke, AR 71837.  In the Auditorium. The LifeScholars Scholarship Program provides each qualifying school with a $500 or $750 scholarship. The school awards the scholarship to a student who meets the minimum eligibility criteria. For more information, contact your local community blood center. LifeShare Blood Center 1321 College Drive, Texarkana, TX 75503. 903-794-3173.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

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New Boston churches join to host free meal

By Heather Russell
Staff Reporter

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Randy Sams’ Outreach Shelter to serve community Thanksgiving meal

The Randy Sams’ Outreach Shelter will serve a community meal at 11 am on Thursday, November 23, 2017. Traditional fare including turkey, ham and dressing will be served. The Shelter anticipates approximately 350 people will come to eat on the holiday.

“We love providing this meal each year. We begin planning in September and each year we hope to make it even more special for all those who join us,” said Jennifer Laurent, Shelter executive director. “We will be able to offer plates to go for people to take home for sick family members and a group of volunteers has collected coats, shoes and more to be able to give them to those in need who come for the meal,” said Laurent.

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Bowie County Judge James Carlow Announces Re-election Bid

Bowie County, Texas – Bowie County Judge James Carlow formally announced today that he will seek re-election in the upcoming 2018 Republican Primary.  Judge Carlow previously served as County Judge from 1987 to 2011 and then returned to the position in 2014 with the primary goal of restoring financial stability to Bowie County.

“When I returned to the position of County Judge after a 4-year absence, the county’s finances were in bad shape; the fund balance was depleted, the previous administration had just borrowed $5 million in order to pay bills, and employee pay reductions had been implemented, said Judge Carlow.  Furthermore, property taxpayers were hit with the largest tax increase in Bowie County’s history. 

In 2014, the Bowie County tax rate was raised from .36 to .47 per $100 evaluation, a 31 % tax increase.

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New Boston leaders seek Yes vote for upgrades without more taxes

The City of New Boston has called an election for November 6, 2017 asking taxpayers to re-allocate a portion of the sales tax being collected. The maximum sales tax rate in the state of Texas is 8.25% and New Boston Texas currently has a sales tax rate of 8.25%. 
If the proposition passes, the city will create a second Industrial Development Corporation that is a Type B Corporation. This sales tax adjustment will not change the total sales tax rate, it will only re-allocate a portion of the sales tax from the Type A Corp to the Type B Corp. 

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Bond election in DeKalb has town debating higher taxes versus campus safety, upgrades

By Kenny Mitchell

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