DeKalb

Fri
10
Aug
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Charlie Haldeman to share with and wisdom with Tribune readers

By Kenny Mitchell

Charlie grew up in De Kalb, Texas, and attended Texas A&M University, Blinn College, and Texarkana College. His family includes five generations of railroad men. His father, Charles, retired from Union Pacific Railroad after 43 years. His mother, Joni, is a municipal judge for the City of De Kalb.

Tue
07
Jun
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Traffic stop yields drug bust near DeKalb

On June 3, 2016 around 10:45 a.m. Bowie County Sheriff’s Deputy Westin Fannin was watching a house in the 100 block of County Road 4265, just south of Hubbard,  that he had prior knowledge was selling narcotics. He observed a small white car leaving this house and stopped it for a traffic violation.

The driver of the vehicle was found to be Matthew Scott Donaldson. While Deputy Fannin was speaking with Donaldson, he noticed that he was nervous beyond the point a normal person would be during an encounter with a peace officer on a traffic stop. When asked, Donaldson denied that there was anything illegal in his vehicle.

Deputy Fannin informed Donaldson at this point of his intent to search his vehicle. As he turned to walk towards the vehicle, Donaldson stopped him to tell him there was a bag in the vehicle containing Methadone. Deputy Fannin recovered this bag and found it contained eight bottles of Methadone that had a total weight of 321.5 grams.

Thu
05
May
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School spirit at its finest

The Tribune had the distinct privilege this morning to be on hand as two schools joined together for a rare photo opportunity. On the right is Mr. and Miss New Boston High, Meredith Farris and Quinlan Gray, and on the left is Mr. and Miss DeKalb High, Taylor Reed and Tate Breshears. It is always great to see that the bonds of family and friendship are stronger than any rivalry, and we commend these fine students for representing their schools and community in the highest fashion. Thanks also goes to both high schools and school districts for seeing the value of the opportunity.

Wed
13
Apr
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Lady Dragons down DeKalb to lead district standings

Friday night showdown in Redwater could crown district champs

By Kenny Mitchell

Publisher

One of the biggest games down the stretch saw the Redwater Lady Dragons blank the Lady Bears of DeKalb Tuesday night 5-0, setting the Lady Dragons as the top team in the district at 9-2. The Hooks Lady Hornets played and won a non-district game last night, beating Columbia Christian from Magnolia, Arkansas 11-3.

This sets the stage for a game Friday night which most likely will determine the district championship as the Lady Hornets will travel to Redwater for a showdown of the two state ranked squads. The Texas Girls Coaches Association this week ranked the Lady Dragons at #9 and Hooks at #13 in the state polls. A win for Redwater on Friday would earn them a district championship.

Thu
10
Mar
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New royalty crowned in Bowie County

In a night filled with pageantry, two new crowns were donned in Bowie County last Saturday. In Redwater, Kelli Jo Freeman was crowned as the 2016 Miss Redwater and in DeKalb, Victoria Norwood was crowned as the 2016 Miss DeKalb.

Look for all of the pageant winners in each age division in the print edition of the Tribune this week.

 

In the photo, on the left, Miss Redwater Kelli Jo Freeman, and on the right, Miss DeKalb Victoria Norwood.

Miss Redwatert photo by Tabitha Houchens. Miss DeKalb photo by Colton Daffern Photography

Wed
02
Mar
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Ladies open up district play

BY Kenny Mitchell

Publisher

Lady Bears big gun Astonai Gray picked right up in baseball where she left on in basketball and started the district season with a 17 strikeout performance and an 8-1 win over the Paris Chisum Lady Mustangs.

The Lady Bears held a 3-21 advantage going into the top of the 7th and blew the game wide open then with five runs on some clutch hits.

An RBI triple by Railey Rankin was followed with another RBI hit from Bailey Blackstone and then the barrage of scoring was capped off with a two run triple from Gray to put the game away.

DeKalb rocked the Lady Mustangs pitcher for 12 hits in the game, including a 3 for 4 outing with a pair of RBI’s from Rankin and a trio of runs batted in from Gray.

The Lady Bears will host Cooper on Friday starting at 5 p.m.

Wed
24
Feb
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Bears advance to next round

By Kenny Mitchell

Publisher

The DeKalb Bears kept their winning streak alive and advanced to the next round of the basketball playoffs with a 73-57 win over the Queen City Bulldogs in Liberty-Eylau last night.

Senior leadership led the Bears once again as Jovan Forte and Gunner Baxley more than matched up with Queen City’s Dakota Carver to lead DeKalb past the Bulldogs.

Forte put up a double-double with 24 points and 13 boards while Baxley was on fire from three- point territory with 23 points including seven buckets from downtown.

Bears Coach Kevin Hartwell said this morning, “We shot the ball well and our defense was very good for three quarters.”

The bi-district championship win sets the Bears up for an Area round contest with the 17-5 Alba-Golden Panthers, who were a 76-54 winner last night over Commerce.

Wed
17
Feb
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Bears make basketball history

By Kenny Mitchell

Publisher

The DeKalb Bears ended their historic run through the district schedule last night with a 73-64 win over the Cooper Bulldogs, earning themselves their first district championship since the 1950’s.

It was the 11th straight win for the Bears, coming on the same night that the Lady Bears would also get a win and claim a bi-district championship.

This season marks the first ever that the Bears and Lady Bears have won district championships in the same season. Last season the Bears celebrated their first trip to the playoffs in 25 years.

Bears coach Kevin Hartwell said this morning, “We are the smallest team on the floor every night but our kids out work everyone.  It's been a great season so far and we are looking forward to making a run in the playoffs.”

Thu
28
Jan
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Speaking out about underage drinking

DeKalb teen challenges peers to take a stand and make better choices

 

by Pam Kumpe

Fri
20
Nov
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Recount confirms vote for beer and wine sales in DeKalb

By Kenny Mitchell

Publisher

A recount was held today at the Bowie County Courthouse on the recent local option election for the sale of beer and wine in DeKalb. The recount was conducted by a committee under the supervision of Bowie County Election Office Director George Stegall, with representatives from both sides of the issue present to oversee the process.

Representatives from Texas Petition Strategies were there to represent the “for” side and DeKalb businessman John Loe was there to represent the “against” side.

It was Loe that had gone to election officials and requested a recount of the votes and had gathered the 25 signatures required by state statute to have the votes recounted.

After the votes were recounted, the official vote remained the same as the final canvass, with 175 in favor and 166 against.

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