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Bowie ISD explores different salary scenarios
Chief Financial Officer Jonathan Pastusek reviewed the budget figures, which include payroll, outlining a budget with a general revenue of $14,204, 621 and general operating expenses at $14,889,834. This would leave the district with a total deficit of $362,213; however, administrators warned board
Small airplane with 4 on board crashes in Wise County
Officials said it happened shortly before 7:30 p.m. at Rhome Meadows Airport. The airplane – a Cessna 172 with four people aboard– crashed near County Road 4421, east of US 287, at the end of a grass runway on take-off.
Blotter: Pediatric doctor's office burglarized
Nuby Pediatrics, a family doctor’s office located in the 1100 block of North Elm Street, had one of its windows shattered and some of its property from inside stolen early Wednesday morning, according to a police report.Authorities responded to an alarm ringing from the building at around 1 a.m. The
Man behind bars after being caught stealing change in unlocked cars: Police
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Midnight Madness creates excitement for players, fans
The Bowie football team strapped on their pads for the first time as they participated in their Midnight Madness practice during the early hours of Saturday morning. A sizable crowd showed up to watch as the Jackrabbits ran through their normal practice that now included tackling drills.Midnight Mad
Man sentenced after DPS sex sting
Leland Baldwin, 55, of Wichita Falls, was given a 15-year prison sentence by 30th District Judge Bob Brotherton on a charge of "online solicitation of a minor for sexual reasons."
City manager makes aggressive moves with budget proposal; draws citizen anger
On the job less than six months, Cunningham came out aggressive in his first budget recommending the city borrow almost $2 million to undertake several major capital repairs and improvements, along with purchasing needed equipment to get many of those repairs done more efficiently.
Lady Leopards fall to Saint Jo
Gainesville hoped to continue their momentum from their first win of the season at the Fort Worth Brewer tournament, but the Lady Panthers got the best out of the Lady Leopards, defeating them 25-16, 25-12, 25-19.
Forestburg Watermelon Festival marks its 38th year
Forestburg presented its 38th annual watermelon festival this past weekend. Activities included a parade, kid’s games, free watermelon, live music, lots of food including the salsa contest, plus the Forestburg Riding Club Rodeo on Friday and Saturday. See lots more photos in the mid-week News.
Video shows Texas school resource officer handcuffing autistic child
“You’re flooded with so many different emotions. Anger, hurt and just lonesomeness,” the boy’s mother, Emily Brown, told KTVT.
Districts await their grades; State to release accountability scores Wednesday
“Due to the time of the year with staff development, start of classes and the new system, we have decided to spend our energy on getting the year started,” said Slidell ISD Superintendent Greg Enis. “I think most school officials have the same feeling about the constant change in accountability syst
Bowie man sought on bench warrant
Kujawa was given a week by the court to turn himself in, but when he failed to do so, an arrest warrant was issued.
True grit: 73rd Lost Battalion Reunion honors hero
SURVIVOR – Lost Battalion member and Texas National Guardsman Rufus Choate, 95, was recognized at the 73rd Lost Battalion Reunion, Friday at the Decatur Conference Center. He is one of four surviving Lost Battalion members and was the only one able to attend the reunion last weekend. Messenger photo
Bowie City Council to review budget, consider tax rate increase
A public hearing will be conducted during the 6 p.m. Aug. 13 meeting of the Bowie City Council.The budget has been in the works for about two months and City Manager Bert Cunningham said he plans on presenting a proposal that encompasses capital improvements as well as changes to utility rates.This
Kit car helps students build pride
The car was a class project. Young, a recent Bridgeport graduate, along with many other students in the auto tech class, saw what started as a collection of random parts four years ago roar to life as a living, breathing machine.
Mother and son behind bars on heroin charges
Rogenia Ardena Isham, 58, and Marquise Day-Leon Isham, 27, have each been charged with one count of manufacture or delivery of heroin over 4 grams and under 200 grams.
Fast start: Lewis, Embree win Decatur time trials
Kayla Leal, who finished 54th at state in 2017, was fourth with a 13:10. Freshman Grace Lowery was second with a 12:54.
Riverbend wants clarity from SRBA after email mix-up
At a special called meeting in New Boston, Texas, on Monday afternoon, Riverbend President Marshall Wood said, referring to the mistakenly sent email, "These are just some concerns the (Riverbend) board has that were brought to our attention to get a formal inquiry to the Sulphur River Basin Authori
Parents suing after boy with autism body slammed
A dispute is brewing between city officials inDenton, Texasand the parents of a 10-year-old boy with autism after body cam footage was released last week from an incident in April showing a school resource officer body slamming the boy,WFAA-TVreported . According to an account of events given toWFAA
Hooters girl quits over racial slur
Then, when she picked up the ticket after the service, the ticket had a racial slur on it, something Blackstock said shocked her before she quit her job.