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Tornado leaves path of destruction across New Boston

Tornado leaves path of destruction across New Boston

A strong frontal boundary made its way across Northeast Texas Friday night, spawning a tornado outbreak that wreaked havoc all across the region, including here in Bowie County. According to the National Weather Service in Shreveport, Damage assessments in our area have confirmed seven total tornadoes (1 EF-3, 3 EF-2, and 3 EF-1s) so far. Damage surveys will continue in all four of our states today. Those seven conformed tornadoes include the EF-3 that hit near Clarksville and continued for 58 miles on into McCurtain County, Oklahoma. It also includes the EF-2 that hit near Cason in Morris County, an EF-1 conformed near Pittsburg, and what is tentatively labeled as an EF-2 here in New Boston that had a 13.5 mile track. The ongoing damage assessments could change those reports in the coming days. As the storms fired up late Friday afternoon, the first tornadoes were seen to the southwest of Bowie County as tornadic winds created large swaths of destruction in several different towns including Hughes Springs, Cason, Clarksville and the Paris area.

Bowie County Sheriff’s Report

Bowie County Sheriff’s Report

From Date: 10/24/2022 To Date: 10/30/2022 Submitted by: Chief Deputy Robby Mc- Carver Contact Person: Chief Deputy Robby Mc- Carver MONDAY Family Disturbance- Buchanan Road Texarkana Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle-County Road 1105 Maud, taken: 2008 Chevrolet Colorado Harassment-James Bowie Drive New Boston Missing Person (runaway)- Misty Lane Texarkana (juvenile returned home) Assault Causing Bodily Injury-Pine Street Texarkana Assault Causing Bodily Injury-West Front Street Texarkana Prohibited Substance or Item in a Correctional Facility-West Front Street Texarkana TUESDAY Death Investigation- Gun Club Road Texarkana Theft Over $100 and Under $750-Farm to Market Road 3098 Maud, taken: fuel tank and fuel pump Prohibited Substance or Item in a Correctional Facility-West Front Street Texarkana Prohibited Substance or Item in a Correctional Facility-North State Line Avenue Texarkana Prohibited Substance or Item in a Correctional Facility-West Front Street Texarkana Cruelty to Non-Livestock Animals-Redwater Boulevard Maud Residential Fire-Litton Circle Maud Possession of Drug Paraphernalia-East loop Drive Texarkana, cited: Oliver Bennett Burroughs Warrant Service (immigration hold)-North State Line Avenue Texarkana, arrested: Jose De Jesus Sierra-Silva Warrant Service (traffic)- Farm to Market Road 2148s Texarkana, arrested: Eric Alan Patterson WEDNESDAY Theft Over $2,500 and under $30,000-Daniels Chapel Road New Boston, taken: fencing materials Theft Over $100 and Under $750-Trexler Road Texarkana, taken: 12’ flat bottom boat (green in color) Indecency with a Child-James Bowie Drive New Boston Assault Causing Bodily Injury (family violence)- Davis Street Hooks, arrested: Sara Jay Wonder and Austin Cordel Zitelbarger Warrant Service (Probation Violation for Resisting Arrest)-North State Line Avenue Texarkana, arrested: Johnny Coltin Wilson Warrant Service (Probation Violation for Criminal Mischief Under $2,500)-North State Line Avenue Texarkana, arrested: Erik Scott Shirley Warrant Service (Probation Violation for Robbery)-North State Line Avenue Texarkana, arrested: Laquadra Lashasta Wrightner THURSDAY Vehicle Fire-Farm to Market Road 991 Texarkana Theft of Livestock- County Road 4001

Prevention is key. Time to winterize your home.

Cooler temperatures will be here before you know it, and the warm days of summer will seem like a distant memory. Better Business Bureau serving Central East Texas (BBB) and The United States Department of Energy encourage homeowners to conduct a home energy assessment to determine how slight corrections could make your home more energy efficient and likewise lower energy costs and reminds consumers to have a “Although he National Weather Service is predicting warm and dry conditions for our area this winter,” Mechele Agbayani Mills, President and CEO of BBB Serving Central East Texas said. “It’s still important to perform a winter assessment to make sure your home is prepared for cooler temperatures.” BBB offers these tips when preparing your home for the colder weather: Schedule HVAC maintenance. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, preventive maintenance can help save you up to 25% in energy costs. Heating contractors near you can help you professionally service your heating unit. Clean those gutters. A buildup of leaves and other debris can cause your gutters and downspouts to not drain properly. Improper draining can make water spill over your gutters which can lead to foundation/basement damage and damage to your fascia boards. In the winter, ice dams can form that can let snow melt underneath your shingles. To get a listing of gutter contractors near you, visit

Avoid becoming ‘burden’ on grown children

Here’s an interesting statistic: Some 72% of retirees say one of their biggest fears is becoming a burden on their families, according to a 2021 survey by Age Wave and Edward Jones. Both before and during retirement, what steps can you take to avoid burdening your loved ones in the future? Here are a few suggestions: • Build your retirement savings. The greater your financial resources, the less likely it becomes that you’d ever have to count on your grown children for financial support. You may have access to a 401(k) or similar retirement plan at work, so take advantage of it. Even with an employer- sponsored plan, you also may be eligible to contribute to an IRA. In addition to offering a variety of investment options, a 401(k) and IRA provide potential tax advantages. And once you do retire, be careful about how much you withdraw each year from your retirement plans and other investments.


Bowie County Citizens Tribune

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