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Man Killed in Shooting in Deweyville

Released by Sheriff Robert Burby On Saturday, June 18, 2022, at approximately 5:23 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office dispatcher received a 911 call and was advised that an individual, James Hollie (victim), age 39, had been shot and was deceased at a residence located in the 190 Block of County Road 4213 in Deweyville.  Deputies arrived…

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The City of Newton Issues Ordinance to Create Child Safety Zones

Newton Police Chief, Will Jackson, wanted to make sure that the citizens of the City of Newton were aware of a new ordinance that recently passed in the city limits.  The purpose of the ordinance is to regulate a sex offender’s residency in order to protect children in the City of Newton.  According to the…

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MAN UP Football Camp 2022

By Kedrin Seastrunk The wait is over … Saturday, June 25 is the big day!  Newton and the surrounding areas, you are invited! We are back with our 2nd Annual Man-Up Football Camp!  We promote “Good Character” while learning great techniques to enhance your game for the upcoming season.  This year we have Burkeville’s own…

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Aggravated Assault Arrest in Bon Wier

39 year old, Gabriel Witmer of Bon Wier, Texas Latest Update: Newton County Sheriff Robert Burby Earlier this month, Sheriff Burby reported  a call to a home in Bon Wier, Texas for medical assistance. The call took place on May 29, 2022 at 11:25 p.m. off of County Road 1416. Newton County Sheriff’s Deputies responded and the…

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Vehicle Break-Ins Still a Problem in Newton County

Sheriff Robert Burby wanted to continue to remind folks to lock their vehicles and remove all valuables.  Thefts continue to happen throughout the county and he also urges folks to report any suspicious behavior. He told us some residents had their vehicles searched and failed to report it to the Sheriff’s Department.  Call 409-379-3636 with…

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More Great News Coming from NISD

The goal is certain at NISD, bringing excellence to students on every level and it shows with the release of some great news. Superintendent Michelle Barrow was selected as the Texas Rural Education Association’s 2021-2022 Superintendent of the Year. Barbara Westbrook was selected as the Texas Rural Education Association’s Teacher of the Year for 2021-2022.…

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McMahon Wins The Reaud Excellence in Education Award

After 34 years of teaching at NISD, Kindergarten Teacher Ann McMahon was honored to receive the Reaud Excellence in Education Award for 2021-2022.  She has taken great pride in creating a safe, happy, welcoming, educational climate for her students over the years.  For many years she has trained many new teachers, guiding them to become…

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Burkeville Methodist Church Hosts BHS Baccalaureate

Burkeville Methodist Church hosted the 14th Baccalaureate service for the BHS Graduating Class of ’22. The seniors were honored during the service. Local churches provided food for the event. The guest speaker  was BHS 2006 graduate Joshua Moore. Moore spoke to the seniors and the guests about his time at Burkeville High School and his…

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House Fire in Newton

Around 11 a.m. on Friday morning the Newton Volunteer Fire Department was called out to a residence fire on Highway 87 north of Newton. Chris and Bonnie Kelly of Newton own the residence. Assistant Chief, Karen Landrum was on scene and reported that the cause of the fire is unknown at this time. Thankfully no…

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